Synopses & Reviews
No prize purse, no corporate sponsorships, only the thrill of therace and a trophy to name the best. From 1952 to 1963 South Bass Island off the coast of Ohio in Lake Erie hosted a 3.1 mile race thatare fondly remembered by both participants and spectators alike in this illustrated history of the event. Limited to cars with 2 literengines or smaller, the race did not attract big name professional drivers. Instead, stock brokers, car salesmen, engineers, mechanicsand others with a regular day jobs, took their MGs, Porches, Triumphs, and other small sports cars on the ferry from Sandusky Ohioto Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island to compete, in what were often their own daily drivers, against other owners. Carl Goodwin gives anaccount of each year including the drivers, their cars and the results of each race.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
A great little sports car race took place on an island in Lake Erie, offshore of Sandusky, Ohio. The drivers came on ferry boats to compete for silver cups in an age when there were no sponsors and no prize money. The drivers were car salesmen, stock brokers, engineers, printers, etc. Often, the cars they raced were those they drove as daily transportation: MGs, Porsches, Triumphs, Alfas and others. In this well-illustrated history (full color throughout the ebook edition), drivers, officials, mechanics and spectators share their stories. The text paints a vivid picture of the sports car racing scene in post-war America.