Here’s a selection of member-created items that hit the market this year and a few from last year.
PETE LYONS’ 2-FER CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Pete Lyons’ 2018 Can-Am Calendar plus his Memorable Moments in Motorsports anthology are a package deal for the holidays. Check out the ordering information here.
Also peruse the plethora of other great motorsports offerings from the multi-talented Mr. Lyons: art presentations, photography, books and calendars (2012, ’13 and ’15 are still available along with 2018).
Special offer through Monday, Dec. 4 – for only $16.95 plus shipping you can own this commemorative mug featuring the recently benched (‘er retired) F1 announcement team – Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs, Steve Matchett and Will Buxton – three of whom are RRDC members. Seriously, folks. This is a fun souvenir from the team that brought F1 into our homes for five delightful seasons. We are lucky to have had these guys filling our F1 mugs some 20 times a year. Happy trails, guys!
BILL KING’S LIVING HISTORY OF VIR, HARDBOUND EDITION
A Living History of Virginia International Raceway, Vol. 1, The 20th Century offers a detailed overview of U.S. road racing for the period 1957 through 1974 – the track’s first life. The great drivers and racing series of the period attacked this splendid ribbon of asphalt that is so mated to the topography of South Bend Farm in Southern Virginia. First published in 2013 in loose-leaf format, the hardbound edition has arrived, featuring a new foreword by Sam Posey. This is must reading for students of motorsport – insights on the evolution of U.S. road racing, driver profiles, races, anecdotes plus some 500 photographs. Order from the Racer Magazine store. Copies will be inscribed and signed by the author.
A Big Ask is the inside story of the Ford Motor Company’s return to Le Mans in 2016 by David Phillips who was embedded with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing for the duration of the anniversary assault on the legendary twice-around-the-clock marathon. With unfettered access to all players in the program, Phillips paints a detailed portrait of this gargantuan effort. It’s a compelling read. Order here.
This brand new biography by Robert D. Walker describes Ed Hugus’ involvement with Carroll Shelby in the original Cobra project. It’s a tale not well known and certainly not detailed as this work by Robert D. Walker illustrates. Hugus’ shop is credited with installing the first half dozen Ford 260 V8s in A.C. chassis for Shelby. The two soon split, and Hugus developed and drove his own Cobra Hugus for LeMans in 1963. Cobra Pilote: the Ed Hugus story is available from Dalton Watson Fine Books.
Other recent books by and about RRDC members include (click on titles for ordering information):
DARING DRIVERS, DEADLY TRACKS by Brian Redman
AUGIE PABST BEHIND THE WHEEL by John Birmingham
FITZ – MY LIFE AT THE WHEEL by John Fitzpatrick
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FROM IMRRC