AUGIE PABST: BEHIND THE WHEEL
“Augie Pabst: Behind the Wheel” is now available for order! Orders from the UK and Europe will ship immediately. U.S. orders will ship after April 15th, as will orders from the rest of the world. Augie has signed 400 copies which are only available directly from the publisher – Dalton Watson Fine Books.
TOMMY ARCHER – 60 CARS IN 60 DAYS
Check out Tommy Archer’s Facebook page. He’s well into doing snippets on 60 cars that he’s driven or worked on. Scroll down to pick up the early ones. It’s a hoot of a read, with stuff like the 2”x6” combo front bumper/spoiler on a Renault Gordini ice racer which, by the by, won a championship. “It was cheap and it fit into the budget! We got really good at doing a lot with little,” said the Duluth racer.
AUCTION TO BENEFIT SHELBY FOUNDATION
An all-new 2016 Shelby GT-H prototype Mustang will be auctioned during Barrett-Jackson’s Mohegan Sun Auction in Uncasville, Conn., on Friday, June 24, with proceeds benefiting the Carroll Shelby Foundation. The Shelby GT-H celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ford Shelby Hertz GT350-H “Rent-A-Racer”.
TOM COTTER LOOKING IN BARNS
King of the Barn Finds – Tom Cotter – is traveling the country in search of rusty jewels. Check out the first episode in his hagerty.com series, this one in and around Savannah, Georgia. Cotter has found a niche as a hunter of abandoned, unwanted vehicles that were super cool in their day.
Cotter’s bibliography includes “50 Shades of Rust: Barn Finds You Wish You’d Discovered“, “Barn Find Road Trip: 3 Guys, 14 Days and 1000 Lost Collector Cars Discovered“, “The Corvette in the Barn: More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology” and more.
BILL WARNER FEATURED ON RACER.COM
Mark Dill has posted an excellent biographical sketch on racer.com of our man Bill Warner who has just wrapped up the 21st Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The article features Warner’s history as a racing nut and photographer d’elegance. It’s a good read.
JAMES HINCHCLIFFE WITH THREE INDYCAR LEGENDS
Three legendary drivers with multiple Indianapolis 500 wins each were joined by current Verizon IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe for an entertaining discussion March 23 in New York City hosted by Car and Driver and Road & Track magazines.“A Celebration of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500,” held at the Hearst Tower in Manhattan, ran in conjunction with the New York International Auto Show. Joining Hinchcliffe, driver of the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda, were four-time Indy 500 winner Rick Mears and two-time 500 winners Al Unser Jr. and Arie Luyendyk, Sr.
The foursome relayed a range of quips and serious stories covering their racing exploits and memories. Check it out.
PETER GREGG AND HURLEY HAYWOOD ON FILM SOON
Vingage Motorsports Newsletter reports that filmmaker Derek Dodge is well into the making of a film on the lives of Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood, both as racers and as individuals. It’s a compelling story. Dodge is still in search of archival footage of their races. Help him out.
RRDC MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE IN SAFETY SEMINAR
A number of RRDC members will be among the presenters at a Free Driver Safety Seminar at the Long Beach Convention Center, Saturday, April 16 presented by the Stand 21 Safety Foundation in conjunction with the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Register at RacingGoesSafer.com.