RACER‘s Robin Miller is back with a few of his favorite racing gifts to consider for the holidays.
You can purchase the items mentioned in Robin’s video by clicking on the red links below:
Give the gift of RACER
Give all the excitement, speed and color of racing with a gift subscription to RACER magazine. RACER‘s independent, thought- provoking and addictive coverage of the personalities, cars, races and technology will take your gift recipients inside the world of auto racing, and with each issue they will enjoy the drama of stunning photography and cutting-edge writing.
FOYT, ANDRETTI, PETTY: America’s Racing Trinity by Bones Bourcier
Twenty years after they hung up their helmets, their names remain synonymous with the sport they carried to new heights. A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, and Richard Petty rose to fame just as the American media – print, radio, and, crucially, television – began to legitimize auto racing. The timing was perfect. In Foyt, Andretti, and Petty, the nation found characters as compelling as any in sports or entertainment.
A photographic history of one of racing’s greatest lost tracks. Celebrated motorsports author and photographer Pete Lyons provides an insider’s look at the moments at Riverside that shaped auto racing history.
Get the whole story on the car built to beat the world – Ford’s GT. Henry Ford II, “the Deuce,” wanted a racecar capable of winning top-flight sports car events in Europe. Specifically, he wanted to win Le Mans. Ford learned that Enzo Ferrari would consider selling his company and negotiations quickly ensued. But after Ford spent considerable time and money reviewing Ferrari’s operations and negotiating with Enzo, Ferrari abruptly backed out of the talks. The Deuce took Ferrari’s actions as a personal insult. Word was sent down from on high: beat Ferrari.
I Love To Make The Dirt Fly A Biography of Carl G. Fisher 1874-1939 by Carl Hungness
Carl Fisher becomes Indianapolis’ largest bicycle, then automobile dealer. He started the Prest-O-Lite firm that produced acetylene-powered automotive headlights. The company was later sold to Union Carbide for $9 million. Fisher and three partners created the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500. Fisher was a serial entrepreneur who invested in everything from solar-powered refrigerators to sand-impregnated tires. But his losses in real estate ventures and the Crash of 1929 left him virtually penniless.
Second to One: All but for Indy by Gordon Kirby
Forty remarkable stories of forty champion racing drivers who but for a stroke of bad luck, an unfortunate last-minute mistake, or just the intervention of fate, were never able to win America’s Greatest Race – the Indianapolis 500. Written by automotive historian Joseph Freeman and racing journalist Gordon Kirby, with a forward by Michael Andretti.