Motor Racing at Nassau in the 1950s & 1960s
Veloce Publishing Ltd, 15 nov 2008 - 96 pagine
Motor Racing at Nassau focuses on the vision of one man, Captain Sherman ‘Red’ Crise, and his quest to bring motor racing to the Bahamas. From its stuttering start in 1954, his event rapidly developed in stature to become the most important and prestigious sports car event on the race calendar other than World Championship events. The races started in the mid-1950s and continued for thirteen years, and are described by many commentators as the ‘Golden Age’ of motor racing, where internationally acclaimed drivers attended Nassau to mix with the many amateur racers from America and enjoy the sun, parties and racing. For many drivers, the social scene was as important as the racing, and in later years prize money was an extra incentive to turn up – in 1960, it was claimed to be the highest paying event on the race calendar. Words alone cannot begin to describe the atmosphere generated at the races, so the wealth of previously unpublished photographs together with a complete collection of program covers, and other material accumulated during six years of research, bring real vibrancy to these fascinating race accounts.
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Alexis Callier Collection Alfonso De Portago America Aston-Martin Austin-Healey 100 Automobile Club Bahamas Automobile Cup Bahamas News Agency Bruce McLaren Carrera Carroll Shelby Chaparral Charles Stockey Chevrolet engines Cobra Cooper Monaco Courtesy Ferret Fotographics courtesy Michael Eaton Courtesy Patsy Kenedy Courtesy Ted Cianfrani Courtesy Tim Hendley David Ash Archive drove failed to finish Ferrari 250GTO Ferrari 750 Monza finished 3rd finished in second Ford Formula Junior Formula Vee Foyt Governor’s Trophy Race Grand Sport models GT Race Hap Sharp ISBN Jack Cattell Jaguar John Mecom John Owen Kart Kenedy Bolling Archive Lola Lotus XIX Maserati 450S Mecom Team Monza motor racing Nassau Tourist Trophy Nassau Trophy Race Oakes Course overall Patsy Kenedy Bolling Pedro Rodriguez programme cover race was won Red Crise Reventlow Scarab SCCA Sir Sydney Oakes Speed Weeks event sports car Stirling Moss Terry O’Neil Collection Tourist Trophy Race track Windsor Field won the Nassau