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Top Ten Sports Car Racing Books

To ease your Holiday shopping needs, here are our top ten selections for sports car racing related books. If nothing here grabs your fancy, use the search box at the bottom. When you're done here, see our other Top Ten Shopping Lists.

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Survival of the Fastest Book
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Survival of the Fastest: Weed, Speed, and the 1980s Drug Scandal that Shocked the Sports World
by Randy Lanier with A.J. Baimo
IMSA. 1980s. Drug smugglers. Randy Lanier. We all know the story. Sort of. Now we get to learn the whole story, as one of the key figures from that era bares it all. Read the full review on Hardbound, 6-1/3 x 9-1/3 inches, 336 pages.
Shelby American Book
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Shelby American: The Renegades Who Built the Cars, Won the Races, and Lived the Legend
by Preston Lerner
Celebrate 60 years of iconic automotive designer and manufacturer Shelby American and watch the saga unfold from the men and women who lived it. The legendary shop didn’t last long. In less than a decade, it created a legacy that will be revered as long as cars still roar around racetracks. Hardbound, 6-1/5 x 9-1/4 inches, 320 pages.
Ken Miles Book
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Ken Miles: The Shelby American Years
by Dave Friedman
Ken Miles is one of the most famous sports car racers in history, and his time at Shelby American was the pinnacle of his career. Ride shotgun with Ken Miles through the twists and turns of Sebring, Laguna Seca, Riverside, and Le Mans as seen through the lens of Shelby American photographer Dave Friedman. Softbound, 11 x 8.4 inches, 240 pages.
Porsche at Le Mans Book
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Porsche at Le Mans: 70 Years
by Glen Smale
Packed with photography, narrative, and race results, Porsche at Le Mans is the definitive illustrated history of Porsche's 70 years of competition in the world's greatest motor race. Hardbound, 9-2/3 x 11-1/4 inches, 320 pages.
Mr Le Mans Tom Kristensen Book
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Mr Le Mans Tom Kristensen
by Tom Kristensen with Dan Philipsen
Between 1997 and 2014, Tom Kristensen won the world’s toughest motor race, the Le Mans 24 Hours, a record nine times and finished on the podium on five more occasions. Every time his car made it to the finish, in fact, he was in the top three. It is no wonder that this great sports car driver is known as ‘Mr Le Mans’ to motorsport fans around the world. Hardbound, 7-1/4 x 9-3/4 inches, 432 pages.
IMSA 1969 to 1989 Book
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IMSA 1969 to 1989
by Mitch Bishop and Mark Raffauf
In this behind the scenes book, Mitch Bishop and Mark Raffauf tell the inside story of how IMSA became a global powerhouse in just a few short years. It covers John Bishop's early life, his years at the SCCA and tells the story of how IMSA grew from humble beginnings in 1969 into the Camel GT Series. Hardbound, 12-1/4 x 10-3/4 inches, 384 pages.
Lola: The T70 and Can-Am Cars Book
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Lola: The T70 and Can-Am Cars
by Gordon Jones
In the most glittering era of sports car racing, the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Lola T70 and its descendants radiated star quality. These big racers, both brutal and beautiful, graced the Can-Am stage in North America as open spyders and the world sports car championship as closed coupes. Hardbound, 9-1/2 x 11-1/3 inches, 480 pages, over 700 photos.
Shadow: The Magnificent Machines Book
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Shadow: The Magnificent Machines of a Man of Mystery: Can-Am
by Pete Lyons
Enigmatic American Don Nichols, D-Day paratrooper, Army counter-intelligence officer and controversial entrepreneur, went on to create a racing marque that seems as cloaked as the man himself. Shadow was the only US-based team to win a Can-Am championship. Hardbound, 9-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches, 468 pages, over 500 photos.
Sam's Scrapbook Book
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Sam's Scrapbook: My motorsports memories
by Sam Posey and John Posey
Gives a first-hand account of a romantic era in racing, through pictures no one has seen and stories no one has heard. Running alongside the images, Posey’s commentary is fascinating and thoughtful, and in turns both amusing and emotional.. Hardbound, 11 x 8-1/2 inches, 160 pages.
Motor Racing at Nassau Book
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Motor Racing at Nassau in the 1950s & 1960s (Those were the days...)
by Terry O'Neil
A short, concise, pictorial history of sports car racing in the Bahamas Speed Weeks from 1954-1966. Read the full review on Softbound, 8-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches, 96 pages.

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