Pro Sports Car Racing in America 1958-1974


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Penske, Shelby Hall, Gurney, Hill, Ginther, Reventlow, Miles, Cunningham, Krause--these are the men who dominated sports car racing in North America at the start of the 1958 racing season. They had spent a lot of their own money on the hobby they loved, but now they wanted something back. They wanted to go pro. For the next 16 years, the cars became progressively faster, the competition hotter, and the stakes higher. But what was it really like to thread a factory-sponsored Porsche 917 or Ferrari 512 through the corkscrew ...

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Jun 21, 2007

A Friendlier Time

Well presented. For those of us who were there as spectators, a pleasant reminder of when sports cars were fun, even with the "pro" aspect. Book does lack coverage of midwest and east coast goings on, most is west coast, but still well worth a read.

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