The World's Number One, Flat-out, All-time Great, Stock Car Racing BookBook - 1995
In 1972, Jerry Bledsoe, who later would become a best-selling author, set out to research his first book -- the definitive work on stock car racing. He spent 17 months on the stock car racing circuit & wrote a book that Car & Driver called "the finest book on any kind of motor racing." Bledsoe wrote not just of the big races & famous drivers of the time, he wrote about racing's history & lore, about the small-town tracks around the country where racing is a weekly ritual, about the fans, the sponsors & all the trappings of this sport that has since gained a huge, worldwide audience. "Jerry Bledsoe captures what the sport is all about -- people: down-to-earth, straightforward, God-fearing, dirty-nailed people, winning, losing, fighting, loving & dying," wrote the Chicago Daily News. "But his book is more than a good-ol'-boy version of a Harold Robbins novel. It's a concise, complete history of stock car racing." "Easily the best handling of the subject," said Stock Car Racing Magazine. "One of those few books you're going to want to pull out about once a year & read again. Or pass on to a friend. Or keep in the glove compartment of your car like a road map of your memories.
Publisher: Asheboro, NC : Down Home Press, 1995, c1975
Edition: 1st trade paperback ed., 20th anniversary ed
Characteristics: 335 pages ;,22 cm