My new book titled “They Started in MGs” has recently been printed by McFarland. It features profiles of 80 sports car drivers of the 1950s, in 291 pages of original racing stories and 278 photos by the great racing photographers of the past. The forward is written by John Fitch.
Highlights of the book include a chapter on Cam Argetsinger, the father of road racing in America, racing patron Briggs Cunningham, first SCCA National Champion John Fitch, American Formula One Champion Phil Hill, Midwest Elva driver Suzy Dietrich, SIATA pilot Isabelle Haskell, Pikes Peak winning Porsche driver Bob Donner, Formula III ace Rowland Keith, Carroll Shelby, five-time Corvette titlist Dick Thompson, Bridgehampton race founder Bruce Stevenson, MG Specials builder Ken Miles, Alfa Romeo champion Chuck Stoddard, Charlie Ellmers of the Funny Face Auto Racing Team and the 1955 SCCA H-Production winner, George Valentine in his MG TC.
Featured cars include MG, Austin Healey, Jaguar, Allard, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Cooper, Elva, Lotus, Lola, OSCA, Bandini, Nardi, Alfa, Cunningham, Ford GT40, Shelby Cobra and many more.
The book can be ordered directly from the publisher at www.mcfarlandpub.com . You will enjoy reading it. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Carl Goodwin, attlastt@ frontier.net.