American Speed: From Dirt Tracks to Indy to NASCAR

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Life Books, Oct 1, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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A rich photographic resource for any NASCAR fan presents more than one hundred action-packed images, detailed statistics, trivia, and other information as it traces the history of automobile racing in America from its earliest origins to the rise of stock car racing in the 1930s to the present day. 25,000 first printing.

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LIFE magazine was founded by Henry Luce in 1936 and chronicled every aspect of the human condition through the end of the 20th century.
Gordon Parks is one of the early Life photographers and among the most esteemed photographers of our time. He is also an acclaimed poet, filmmaker and composer. He has published several books with Bulfinch, including the acclaimed Half Past Autumn (1997).
John Loengard is a veteran LIFE photographer and a chronicler of LIFE's illustrious history. He received the Henry Luce Lifetime Achievement Award for 2004 from Time, Inc.

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