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The son of movie producer John Considine and Carmen Pantages, daughter of theater magnate Alexander Pantages, Tim Considine is still remembered by two generations for his title acting roles in Spin & Marty and The Hardy Boys series within Walt Disney's original Mickey Mouse Club, Disney's Shaggy Dog movie, and in the award- winning television series, My Three Sons, and his performance as the soldier slapped in the movie Patton. But for several decades, he's been best known for his writing, photography and for the historical symposiums and seminars he hosts.

Mr. Considine began to direct while on My Three Sons, and then with his brother John, launched a screenwriting career with teleplays for that show, Combat, and Tarzan. Their first feature was a Tarzan movie, The Deadly Silence.

Mr. Considine has also produced, directed, and twice photographed documentary films for public television and is credited as the consultant for Audi's award-winning 2011 documentary about Le Mans, Truth in 24.

In 1975 and 1976, he accompanied and photographed the world-renowned soccer player, Pelé, on his first U.S., Canadian, and European tour with the New York Cosmos. Considine photographs are now on display in museums (among them, the Fangio Museum in Balcarce, Argentina) and have appeared worldwide in newspapers, magazines (Time, Sports Illustrated, Sport, Road & Track, Goal, AutoWeek, European Car, Vintage Racecar Journal, etc. in the U.S.), print ads (Stanley Tools, Spaulding Sporting Goods, Pony Shoes, etc.) and on book covers (The Complete Handbook of Soccer, Pelé - My Life and the Beautiful Game, on album covers Joni Mitchell's iconic Blue, and on billboards and posters. They were also used to illustrate his first book, The Photographic Dictionary of Soccer, Warner Books.

In 1978 he took one of the first western documentary crews to film in China and in 1982, finished his second book, The Language of Sport, published in the U.S. by Facts On File in hardback and World Almanac in paperback. In 1986 the book was also published in England and Australia by Angus & Robertson and in Japan by Yushodo Press Ltd. Mr. Considine also filled in for William Safire on several occasions for his On Language column in The New York Times Magazine and the International Herald Tribune.

But it is automobiles and in particular motor racing that has always captured Mr. Considine's heart. At the age of sixteen, while still acting in Walt Disney films, he acquired his first racecar - and became the youngest car owner in America's professional motor racing sanctioning body, the United States Auto Club. Mr. Considine continued as a racing enthusiast and participant and in the 1980s began a new career as an automotive writer, contributing feature stories to various weekly and monthly publications, among them the Indianapolis Star, AutoWeek, Car and Driver, Velocity, Vintage Motorsport, Sports Car International, Sport Compact Car, The Robb Report, Vintage Racecar Journal, Corvette Quarterly, Jaguar World Monthly and Jaguar Owner. He was a 12-year board member and served two terms as President of the Motor Press Guild (MPG), the world's largest automotive press association.

In 1996, Mr. Considine anchored the first live worldwide cybercast of the Indianapolis 500 on The Auto Channel website, also pioneering the use of streaming audio internet reports from the 24-Hour Le Mans race in France a few weeks later. His highly-acclaimed third book, American Grand Prix Racing; A Century of Drivers & Cars, a history of American drivers and cars that have taken part in international Grands Prix, was published by Motorbooks International. In September of 1997, it received the coveted Dean Batchelor Award, MPG's highest accolade.

Mr. Considine began researching and doing interviews for his Le Mans opus in the 1980s and has traveled there on multiple occasions as Contributing Editor for Road & Track magazine. Through his company, Considine Productions, he designed the content plan, hired writers and photographers, and assigned and edited over 200 stories for General Motors' website for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He also has edited the English language pages of the Le Mans sanctioning body, the Automobile Club of the West (ACO).

It is Mr. Considine's depth of experience in motor racing, in which he’s been involved since the 1950s, the many friendships within the racing community made along the way - witness the two American icons doing the Forewords - and in particular, his undying enthusiasm for the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that has engendered such extraordinary cooperation from so many participants for what he always says is, after all, their book. That unprecedented level of involvement by the American players - and their candor - is precisely what makes Twice Around the Clock - The Yanks at Le Mans a unique historical document that will make it desirable now and in the future.