Home > BUY BOOKS > Motoring Books >

The Golden Days:
Thompson Speedway & Raceway
Terry O'Neil

The Golden Days: Thompson Speedway & Raceway Sports and Formula Car Events 1945-1977 by Terry O'Neil
 
Alternative Views:


Our Price: $195.00
You'll earn 25 points
Shipping Costs: FREE SHIPPING TO USA AND UK. Shipping to all other countries will be charged one flat rate for first item, additional books in the same order are shipped for no additional s/h charge.


Availability: Pre-Order
Qty:

Description Newsfeed
 

The Golden Days: Thompson Speedway & Raceway
Sports and Formula Car Events 1945-1977
by
Terry O'Neil

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

Occasionally a spark of inspiration can become the catalyst for transition. Just such an occasion took place with the construction of Thompson Speedway in 1940, a five-eighth mile banked oval track, dubbed “The Indianapolis of the East.” A road course joined to the oval in 1952 enlarged the track to form the first privately-owned complex where sports car drivers could race safely. It transformed the face of sports car racing in America, and hastened the demise of the dangerous open-road events together with the majority of flat and boring airfield race venues. This two-volume set, illustrated with many previously unseen photographs, traces the history of the raceway during its active years and describes the personalities involved in the changing fortunes of the course until its closure in 1977.


  • Two-volume set with dust jacket and slipcase
  • 240mm x 330mm (portrait format)
  • 760 pages (VOL 1: 352 pages, VOL 2: 408 pages)
  • 1200 images total
  • Signed and Numbered Edition of 500 copies

"Like" The Golden Days: Thompson Speedway & Raceway Facebook Page


Click here to view sample pages

Author Biography

Born in Hertfordshire some twenty miles north of London, during the Second World War, Terry O’Neil has lived the majority of his life in the Midlands, England. For the past thirty-nine years he has resided in Stourbridge on the edge of the ‘Black Country’. More about Terry O'Neil


Other Related Books
Maserati Tipo 60 and 61:
The Magnificent Front-engined Birdcages.
Willem Oosthoek and Michel Bollee
Maserati 300S:
Hardcover Edition.
By Walter Bäumer
De Tomaso
From Buenos Aires to Modena.
Dr. Daniele Pozzi
The Cars of Vel Miletich
and Parnelli Jones.
Jimmy Dilamarter
Our Price: $150.00
Our Price: $155.00
Our Price: $79.00
Our Price: $69.00
Maserati Tipo 60 and 61: The Magnifient Front-engined Birdcages Maserati 300S by Walter Bäumer Cover DE TOMASO From Buenos Aires to Modena The Cars of Vel Miletich and Parnelli Jones Cover
The Incredible Blitzen Benz:
Mighty Machines.
Karl Ludvigsen
Porsche by Mailander
Hardback Edition.
Karl Ludvigsen
Maserati Tipo 63, 64, 65:
Birdcage to Supercage.
Willem Oosthoek
Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase
Regular Edition.
Colin Crabbe
Our Price: $69.00
Our Price: $150.00
Our Price: $140.00
Our Price: $89.00
The Incredible Blitzen Benz By Karl Ludvigsen Porsche:  By Mailander Maserati Tipo 63, 64, 65: Birdcage to Supercage cover Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase by Colin Crabbe
Sports Car Racing in the South:
Texas to Florida 1959-60.
Willem Oosthoek
The Bahamas Speed Weeks:
Revised Edition.
Terry O'Neil
Mid-Atlantic American
Sports Car Races: 1953-1962.
Terry O'Neil
Around the Circuit:
Racing Car Transporters.
David Cross
Our Price: $155.00
Our Price: $155.00
Our Price: $155.00
Our Price: $89.00
Sports Car Racing in the South: From Texas to Florida, 1959-60 Cover The Bahamas Speed Weeks Cover Mid-Atlantic American Sports Car Races, 1953-1962 Around the Circuit:  Racing Car Transporters and Support Vehicles at Work
The Mighty MG Magnettes of 33
The Cars, The Drivers, The Mystery.
Graeme Cocks
Watkins Glen:
The Street Years 1948-1952.
Philippe Defechereux
Sports Car Racing in the South:
Texas to Florida 1961-62.
Willem Oosthoek
Cunningham:
The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy.
Regular Edition.
Richard Harman
Our Price: $110.00
Our Price: $49.00
Our Price: $155.00
Our Price: $350.00
The Mighty MG Magnettes of 33 Cover Watkins Glen:  The Street Years 1948-1952 Cover Sports Car Racing in the South: From Texas to Florida, 1961-1962 Cover Cunningham:  The Passion, The Cars, The Legacy by Richard Harman
Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato
Regular Edition.
Walter Bäumer
Sports Car Racing in the South:
From Texas to Florida, 1957-58.
Willem Oosthoek
Augie Pabst: Regular Edition
Behind the Wheel.
Robert Birmingham
Our Price: $155.00
Our Price: $125.00
Our Price: $79.00
Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Cover Sports Car Racing in the South: From Texas to Florida, 1957-58 Cover Augie Pabst:  Behind the Wheel by Robert Birmingham

Share your knowledge of this product. Be the first to write a review »