Title: "Amazing Life of John Fitch, The"
Book Condition: New
Dimensions: 5.5'' x 8.25''
ISBN Number: 1583883290 / 9781583883297
Discount Code: 40226AP
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Seller ID: 40226
"THE DRAMATIC LIFE OF JOHN FITCH: Won more than 20 sports car races, Friend of JFK and Rose Kennedy, Boyfriend of Kathleen Kennedy, Won first race held in Buenos Aires, Kissed by Race-Queen Evita Peron, Shot down German Jet in his P-51, First SCCA National Racing Champion, Won his class at the 1955 Mille Miglia , Among first pilots in Europe in WWII, Turned Corvettes into real sports cars, Invented freeway safety barriers, Safety innovations that saved 1,000s of lives, Sailed the Gulf looking for German subs, POW liberated by General Patton, Won 1953 12-Hours of Sebring race, Won his class in 1951 Le Mans race, Helped make the movie Racers, Designed Lime Rock race course, Set new speed record at Daytona Beach, Won the Team Prize for GM at Sebring! Art Evans is the author of a number of books about motorsports. He started with a series about road racing during the fifties. Then Ken Miles, the only biography of that great driver. Next was another series recounting the histories of road races at California venues: Pebble Beach, Golden Gate, Paramount Ranch and Torrey Pines. Art wrote two books about Carroll Shelby: Shelby, the Race Driver and The Shelby American Story. He also co-authored books-Racing With Mercedes and Racing Corvette, the Early Years-with John Fitch. His articles have appeared in such periodicals as AutoWeek, Vintage Motorsport, Victory Lane, Vintage Racecar, Vintage Oval Racing and the Sports Car Digest. "