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Against Death and Time: One Fatal Season in Racing's Glory Years

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Against Death and Time chronicles one fatal season in the post-war glory years of racecar driving. It is the story of the dispossessed young men who raced for "the sheer unvarnished hell of it." Yates has been writing for Car and Driver for more than thirty years and is one of the best-known people in the racing world. He raced his own car for a season in a Plimpton-like adventure recorded in one of his six books, Sunday Driver. He has published widely, from Playboy to the Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on every major television network as a racing and automotive industry commentator. Brock integrates unexpected and fascinating detail into this character-driven story of men compelled to compete against themselves, time, and death. His strategy of a fictional narrator observing, interrogating, and reporting on Brock's real-life protagonists imparts the immediacy of fiction to this minutely accurate account. The book is based on Yates's incomparable experience and interviews with dozens of surviving racers, widows, car owners, mechanics, and historians, and his deep research in the archives of the Speedway, the Detroit Public Library Auto Archive, United States Auto Club, Henry Ford Museum, Smithsonian Institute, and contemporary newspapers and periodicals.

Synopsis:

Yates tells the story of the reckless, dispossessed young men who raced during the fatal 1955 season at Indianapolis Speedway--not for fame or money, because there was none--but for "the sheer unvarnished hell of it."

About the Author

Brock Yates is Editor-at-Large and featured columnist for Car and Driver magazine, erstwhile CBS Sports analyst, and commentator for the Speedvision Motorsports Cable Network. He is the author of many works including the screenplay for The Cannonball Run and the books Enzo Ferrari and Outlaw Machine. He lives in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560257707
Subtitle:
One Fatal Season in Racing's Glory Years
Author:
Yates, Brock
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Motor Sports
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Motor Sports
Subject:
Automotive-Racing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20051129
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10.5 oz

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