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Michael Argetsinger's new book Formula One at Watkins Glen:
Along with their speed and versatility, Pedro and Ricardo became known as two of the racing world’s most colorful and glamorous characters. In Mexico they were national heroes and personal friends of the president, while in France, Germany, and other countries they became adoptive favorite sons. They raced with such great drivers as Stirling Moss, Phil Hill, Jim Clark, and Jackie Stewart, and served such legendary taskmasters as Enzo Ferrari, Colin Chapman, Louis Stanley, and John Wyer.
Exhaustively detailed and lavishly illustrated, with approximately 4,000 color and black-and-white photographsmany of them from the family’s personal archivesThe Brothers Rodríguez tells the complete story of Pedro and Ricardo’s careers at the track, as well as their lives away from it. Author Carlos Eduardo Jalife-Villalón also sets their lives against the broader backdrop of Mexico’s politics and history, explaining how motor racing and other sports helped the country to attract the world’s attention during the fast-changing decades of the 1950s and 1960s.
1949 Watkins Glen Poster
By popular demand, we have released a follow-up to our long sold-out 1949 Watkins Glen poster which depicted a reproduction of the race program cover art for the first Watkins Glen Grand Prix.
Reproduced here is the 1949 race program cover with artwork again by Peter Helck. Limited quantities. The poster measures 24" x 18" and is printed on heavy stock ...Click Here
IMRRC Baseball Cap
100% cotton, one size fits all, baseball cap. Khaki color with embroidered IMRRC logo and “preserving the heritage of motor sport” slogan. ---- $20 each, plus $5 shipping
Watkins Glen Racing Images of Sports by Kirk House and Charles Mitchell. A new paperback that serves as a great introduction to the early history of road racing in Watkins Glen. Full of some great photos, many from the International Motor Racing Research Center’s archives. This book is a great gift for the person just starting to develop an interest in what road racing was like “back in the day” .....$20.00, plus $5 shipping
American Road Racing-the 1930s by Joel Finn. Road racing in the United States was born in the early 1930s with the founding of the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). By the late 1930s the crude, home built jalopies racing on back yard dirt tracks, had given way to events that featured some of the finest examples of European thoroughbred automobiles racing on public streets and roads across America. Packed with more than 600 rare, period photographs this 400 page book is based largely on original documents from the archives of the ARCA and in-depth interviews with many of its members and participants in those memorable events. Joel has been collecting, restoring and racing vintage automobiles for more than forty years, has twice been a speaker at our Center Conversation programs and has written several other definitive motor sport books. A “must-have” book for every road-racing enthusiast. Signed by the author ...Click Here
American Road Racing: 1948-1950, The Sport Revived by Joel Finn. World War II was over and members of the ARCA, as well as the newly formed Sports Car Club of America were keen to rekindle the sport of road racing. What started at Watkins Glen in 1948 had, by the end of 1950, spread to places like Bridgehampton, Sebring, Elkhart Lake and Pebble Beach with drivers like Briggs Cunningham, the Collier brothers, Phil Hill, and Jim Kimberly rapidly becoming stars in this newly invigorated sport. The newest in Finn’s collection of thoroughly researched and superbly written books, this volume is sure to be an important addition to your motor sports library. Signed by the author. ......$160.00, plus $5 shipping
Walt Hansgen: His Life and the History of American Post-War Road Racing by Michael Argetsinger
David Bull Publishing has produced a special Publisher's Edition of Michael Argetsinger's book and proceeds of sales of the book benefit the Research Center. The standard Publisher's Edition is available and a special leather-bound edition (the first fifty produced).
Both versions are signed by Michael Argetsiger and publisher David Bull as well as motor racing personalities Cameron R. Argetsinger, John Bishop, John Fitch, Dan Gurney, Bea Hansgen, John Mecom, Jr. and Augie Pabst.
More about "Walt Hansgen: His Life and the History of American Post-War Road Racing":
As the lead driver on Briggs Cunningham’s dominant team, and later John Mecom’s team, Walt evaluated and developed race cars working closely with Jaguar, Lister, Maserati, and Ford. At different points in his career he paired with Dan Gurney, Stirling Moss, John Fitch, Archie Scott Brown, and Augie Pabst on circuits as far-flung as Watkins Glen, Le Mans, Silverstone, Sebring, and Road America. Walt was a relentless competitor, but his sense of fairness and camaraderie made him respected by his peers and a leader in the sport. For many up-and-coming racers, including Mark Donohue, Walt was a crucial mentor.
The 1950s and 1960s were a time of tremendous change in racing. In this exciting, fast-paced biography author Michael Argetsinger shows how Walt’s life encompassed the conflict between amateur and professional racing, the extraordinary advances in technology, and the joyful ambition of his era. The result is a vivid account of the remarkable history of post-war American road racing.
-- "Walt Hansgen: His Life and the History of American Post-War Road Racing", $225.00 (plus $5 postage and handling)
--"Walt Hansgen: His Life and the History of American Post-War Road Racing" (leather bound) $375.00 (plus $5 postage and handling)
"Origin of the Checker Flag: A Search for Racing's Holy Grail" by Fred R. Egloff traces the story of the first use of this internationally-known symbol in competition. 36 pages, soft-bound with illustrations. $5 plus $3 postage and handling.
"Grampaw Throttlebottom on Sportive Automobilism," road racing pioneer Miles Collier's lighthearted look at the sports car scene. Reprint of a collection of articles first appearing in "Sports Car" magazine, bound in a 31-page booklet. $5. No additional shipping charge.
Jimmy Murphy and Ernie Olson in their Duesenberg in the 1921 French Grand Prix, which they won, in this limited-edition print by Robert Gillespie.
Stirling Moss drives, as British journalist Denis Jenkinson navigates, the 300 SLR on their way to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia in Italy. The print by Walter Gotschke is in a collection of 29 different prints of Mercedes. The collection comes in a presentation box and includes descriptions of each print. The cover page of each collection is signed by Gotschke. Each print image is about 8 inches by 11 inches ...Click Here
50th anniversary Racing Pioneer paperweight, $20 with shipping $5
A beautiful print from artist Bill Neale. It portrays Dan Gurney winning at Palm Springs in April of 1958, driving Frank Arciero's Ferrari 375. Titled "The Third Race, The Second Win". Unsigned $10.
The film "Watkins Glen, The Street Years: 1948-1952," produced in 1999 by PBS station WSKG in Binghamton, N.Y. This acclaimed, one-hour film includes interviews with Cameron Argetsinger, who had the original concept for races in Watkins Glen, and with some of the drivers who competed in those early events. Historians put the races into the perspective of the times, and local residents affected by the races recall the exciting moments. DVD format, $25 with shipping $5.
Limited Edition Prints: to celebrate Gurney's return to Watkins Glen as grand marshal of the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, the Racing Research Center has commissioned artwork to capture great moments in Gurney's career.
Print set 4 Limited edition prints. All prints will be signed by Gurney and by the artists. The two commissioned works are: