In fact, in three decades of racing, everyone who was someone in motorsports raced at Riverside, adding to the lore that surrounded this magic venue. Leafing through the book's pages, your attention is repeatedly riveted by powerful images from Riverside's colorful past: a young Roger Penske with the trophy queen; a smug McLaren conferring with Hulme between acts of the Bruce and Denny Show during the Can-Am. And oh, the cars! Packed with photos in black and white, in color , Riverside Raceway: Palace of Speed is the fourth labor of love produced by racing cinematographer Dick Wallen. It's also his best effort yet, not just because the text has been edited by Automobile Magazine's Michael Jordan, but because the broad scope of the subject matter appeals to enthusiasts of every stripe. An epilogue about the last days of Riverside — capped off by a wonderful anecdote about how a slightly inebriated Curtis Turner a NASCAR driver got a personal police escort back to the Holiday Inn after demonstrating bootleg turns to a local sports writer — adds a wistful yet humorous P.
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As hot rodders, many of us have spent many an hour hunched over a workbench or sitting on an old car seat haphazardly cast to the back of the garage reading one car magazine after another. Many of these titles have been around for 20 years and as such the copies left are dwindling. Racing Classics does that on many aspects of hot rodding lore. It should be noted that the Racing Classics comprises more than books, as there are videos, which deal with stock, sports, and sprint cars, and artwork, all of which will enlighten and entertain. Oftentimes years were spent researching the data to produce a single title but the quality and amount of information and the stunning photography is proof that the time was well spent.
The Racing Classics by Dick Wallen
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