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About terryjohnsen

Writer/photographer of vintage/historic sports car racing. See you at the track! Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Terry Johnsen and terryjohnsen.wordpress.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 12

DRIVEN: The Racing Photography of Jesse Alexander 1954-1962 By Jesse Alexander, Forward by Stirling Moss; Publish Date: 2000; Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC, Hardcover, 144 pages The twelfth and final book review of the year captures the spectacle and spirit of Formula … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 11

Car Badges of the World By Tim Nicholson, illustrations by John (A.J.) Stokes; Publish Date: 1970; Publisher: American Heritage Press (New York), Hardcover, 137 pages The eleventh book in my review series is one that could very well be categorized … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 10

The Little Auto By Lois Lenski; Publish Date: 1934, this edition published in 1946; Publisher: Oxford University Press, Hardcover, 48 pages During the process of collecting vintage automotive/motor racing books it’s not uncommon to come across a range of books … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 9

Grand Prix Racers – Portraits of Speed Photography by Bernard and Paul-Henri Cahier, text by Xavier Chimits; Publish Date: 2008; Publisher: Motorbooks/MBI Publishing Company (Minneapolis), Hardback, 224 pages The ninth book in my review series is Grand Prix Racers – Portraits of … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 8

Jim Clark at the wheel: The world motor racing champion’s own story By Jim Clark; Publish Date: 1966; Publisher: Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster (New York), Paperback, 174 pages The eighth book in my review series is Jim Clark at the wheel, … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 7

The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing – A Complete Reference from Formula 1 to Touring Cars By Peter Higham; Publish Date: 1995; Publisher: Motorbooks International Publishers & Wholesalers. (USA edition), Hardcover, 544 pages The seventh book in my review series is The … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 6

Moments That Made Racing History (Modern Sports Car Series) By Rodney Walkerley; Publish Date: 1959; Publisher: Sports Car Press LTD. (New York), Hardcover, 111 pages The sixth book in my review series, Moments That Made Racing History by Rodney Walkerley, was found … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 5

A.J. – The Life of America’s Greatest Race Car Driver By A.J. Foyt with William Neely; Publish Date: 1983; Publisher: Times Books, Hardcover, 234 pages It’s Memorial Day Sunday 2020, and for as long as I can remember I’ve planned my weekend, … Continue reading

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Vintage Racing Bookshelf: Review # 4

Racing Colours: Motor Racing Compositions 1908 – 2009 By: Simon Owen; Publish Date: 2014; Publisher: Veloce Publishing, Hardcover, 192 pages The fourth book in my review series, Racing Colours by Simon Owen, is one that could easily be categorized in the art … Continue reading

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Sebring – An iconic race…an iconic place

As a follow-up to my most recent book review, I just wanted to say a few words about the 12 Hours of Sebring and Sebring International Raceway. It’s a world-renowned endurance race and an internationally revered racetrack. So, when I … Continue reading

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