Motor Racing at Nassau in the 1950s & 1960s

Motor Racing at Nassau in the 1950s & 1960s
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Motor Racing at Nassau focuses on the vision of one man, Captain Sherman ‘Red’ Crise, and his quest to bring motor racing to the Bahamas. From its stuttering start in 1954, his event rapidly developed in stature to become the most important and prestigious sports car event on the race calendar other than World Championship events. The races started in the mid-1950s and continued for thirteen years, and are described by many commentators as the ‘Golden Age’ of motor racing, where internationally acclaimed drivers attended Nassau to mix with the many amateur racers from America and enjoy the sun, parties and racing. For many drivers, the social scene was as important as the racing, and in later years prize money was an extra incentive to turn up – in 1960, it was claimed to be the highest paying event on the race calendar. Words alone cannot begin to describe the atmosphere generated at the races, so the wealth of previously unpublished photographs together with a complete collection of program covers, and other material accumulated during six years of research, bring real vibrancy to these fascinating race accounts.

The author

Terry O’Neil is an active member of the Ferrari Owners Club of Great Britain, and holds the role of Archivist for the Club. He has written two books about the Bahamas Speed Weeks, and has a book about sports car racing in Northeast America during the 1950s scheduled for publication. He has written numerous articles for the Ferrari magazine, and has contributed articles to Cavallino, Healey Marque and Vintage Racecar Journal.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781845841980
Illustrations: 164 b-w ill
Size: 8 in x 7.5 in x 0.31 in / 203.2 mm x 190.5 mm x 7.874 mm
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