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The Sands of Time: Celebrating 100 Years of Racing at Daytona w/DVD

Lazarus, Bill

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ISBN 10: 1582617848 / ISBN 13: 9781582617848
Published by Sports Publishing LLC
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Title: The Sands of Time: Celebrating 100 Years of ...

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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The Sands of Time takes readers on a wild ride through the century of action, from the first makeshift race in 1903 to the incredible panorama of the 2003 Daytona 500. Each aspect of the story is accented with colorful anecdotes, featuring the cultured drivers of the early 1900s, jauntily racing against the clock in immaculate uniforms and scarves waving in the breeze, to the roughnecks from the Southern woods, who found themselves in jail as often as Victory Lane, to today's famous athletes who dare the famed high banks at speeds close to 200 mph. Each chapter also includes additional details on such topics as women drivers, sponsors and prize money, as well as origin of race flags, development of tires and the sites of forgotten tracks. The book is extensively illustrated with rarely seen photos drawn from ISC Publications Archives, the largest single collection of race photos in the world. The account is centered in Daytona Beach, a small Florida community that hosted the first race in 1903 and has come to embody motor sports in this country. Today, historic Daytona International Speedway remains the World Center of Racing. Written for a general audience, The Sands of Time brings to life an entire era, filled with colorful personalities and exciting on-track events that help explain why racing is now the largest spectator sport in America.'

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A veteran newspaper and magazine editor/writer, Bill Lazarus has served as editorial manager for ISC Publications since 1998. He writes and edits the magazine-like programs for races at ISC-owned race tracks around the country. In 2002, one of his stories and a program won top awards from International Automotive Media.A graduate of Kent State (Ohio) University with a B.A. and M.A. in journalism, Bill served as business editor for the Daytona Beach (Florida) News-Journal, editor of Halifax (Florida) Magazine and taught writing at various schools, including Embry-Riddle (Florida) Aeronautical University.His magazine articles have appeared in a variety of publications. In addition, his poetry and short stories appear in various collections. A native of Maine, Bill has also written seven books on religious history. He and his wife live in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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