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No American city opened its arms and embraced the automobile like Los Angeles. But for L.A., the car was always more than just a mode of transportation. From the days of Ford's Model T right through today, Los Angeles and Southern California have been all about speed, racing, and building performance in a thousand ways that no one else could have ever imagined.
When L.A.'s racers and car builders decided to storm Indianapolis and its seminal 500 in the frantic 1920s and 1930s, their super-advanced race cars and cocky drivers blew off everything in their path. The disgruntled competition cursed the whole L.A. race colony as "those damn cowboys out of California."
Little did they know that still more speed-obsessed cowboys were queuing up hundreds deep in the City of Speed. Seemingly unfettered by conventional notions about what a car should be or do, L.A.'s speed freaks were busily introducing hot rodding, land speed racing, the performance industry, drag strips, and countless other gearhead enterprises.
Los Angeles would assert itself as America's absolute mecca of speed. Joe Scalzo's work is the first to explore the huge influence of L.A.'s racing culture and its personalities on all of motorsports. Its fantastic tale is illustrated with historic photography, much of its previously, much of it unpublished.
From the Back Cover:
Los Angeles is the City of Speed. For decades, stretching back to the early 1920s, L.A. and Southern California have offered up the fastest, bravest, craziest race drivers; ingenious, madman car builders; and ego-inflated promoters all setting the pace for American racing. Regardless the venue—drag strip, Bonneville, road race course, Indianapolis, Supercross arena, dirt track, NASCAR oval—L.A. always had the hot driver, the demon tweak, or the unanticipated angle to leave the competition gasping to keep up.
Title: City of Speed: Los Angeles and the Rise of ...
Publisher: Motorbooks 2007-03-15
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Motorbooks, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Very clean, tight and square. Seller Inventory # mon0001631157
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Book Description Motorbooks, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. City of Speed: Los Angeles and the Rise of American Racing. Joe Scalzo. Motorbooks, 2007. 192p. oversized hardcover with dust jacket, dust jacket bumped/scuffed/small tears/chipping, boards lightly covers bumped/scuffed/shelfwear, binding tight, text clean--0760327203 ISBN 13: 9780760327203--29.00. Seller Inventory # ABE-1511911528533
Book Description Motorbooks 2007, 2007. Hardbound. Condition: Fine(1). Los Angeles and the rise of American racing. With d/j Illustrated by: . Seller Inventory # AM9613
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Book Description Motorbooks International, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First. Warmly inscribed by Scalzo to fellow auto-racing photographer Robert Tronolone. ; 11.10 X 9.60 X 1 inches; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 49215
Book Description Motorbooks, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020760327203
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