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The First American Grand Prix: The Savannah Auto Races, 1908-1911

Tanya A. Bailey

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ISBN 10: 0786476974 / ISBN 13: 9780786476978
Published by McFarland, 2014
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: The First American Grand Prix: The Savannah ...

Publisher: McFarland

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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This book provides an in-depth look at the great motor races that took place in Savannah, Georgia, in the golden era of early road racing: the Grand Prize of the Automobile Club of America and the Vanderbilt Cup. By examining Savannah's earlier fame in national bicycle racing competitions and its ties to the powerful dynasties who controlled the racing world, the book explains how and why Savannah was chosen. It details the construction of the course, reveals why the races and course were considered "America's greatest" by international racing experts of the period and includes many biographies of the drivers who came to Savannah. Finally, the book explores the theories and complexities of why Savannah's races and road racing in general came to an end.

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Tanya A. Bailey is the owner and curator of the Great Savannah Races Museum in Savannah, Georgia. She is also an award-winning author, motorsports journalist, media relations volunteer and member of the Horseless Carriage Foundation and Society of Automotive Historians. She lives in Savannah.

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