Kurtis-Kraft: Masterworks of Speed and Style

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 216 pages
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Working out of his shop in Glendale, California, Frank Kurtis changed the face of American racing, producing hundreds of innovative midget, sprint, champ and Indy cars from 1935 to 1963. This photohistory examines the entire range of Kurtis-Kraft racers, with emphasis on cars that campaigned the Indianapolis 500 -- Kurtis-Kraft cars won the event five out of six years from 1950 to 1955, and in 1956, 21 of the 33 cars that started at the Brickyard were built by Kurtis. Fabulous period photos depict the cars, while White explains Kurtis innovations like longer wheelbases and lowered centers of gravity, as well as design follies that never panned out. Race records of cars and the men who drove them for Kurtis are also included.

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White worked as Washington correspondent for the Salt Lake City Deseret News where he was twice nominated for the Pulitzer, as well as motorsport consultant to the Smithsonian.

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