Hot Rod and Stock Car Racing: In Britain in the 1980s - Those Were the Days... (Paperback)
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Hot Rod and Stock Car Racing: In Britain in the 1980s - Those Were the Days... (Paperback)

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Short oval racing (Hot Rod and Stock Car Racing) was, and remains, one of the best supported forms of motor racing in the country, in terms of both competitors and spectators. Hot Rod and Stock Car Racing had seen packed terraces throughout the sixties and seventies, as the public went to local circuits each week to cheer on local heroes (and, of course, see the crash and bash). The sport much developed through these two decades, and arrived in the eighties as a slick, professional-looking sport which now boasted national rather than local heroes. Whilst the top level of the sport became more costly, the promoters began to introduce new classes to cater for the drivers who had become left behind in the race for purpose-built equipment. These new classes were to be the training ground for the star drivers of the future. This is the first work on the sport in the 1980s, and shows how the existing formulae developed throughout the decade, and how UK promoters continued to work together to keep the sport at a truly national (and in some classes international) level. Complete with 100 nostalgic, mainly colour pictures of racing throughout the decade, and a comprehensive listing of major championship dates, venues and winners.

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781845841676
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 190 x 205 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Startline Magazine, December 2008
UK magazine
"Complete with 100 nostalgic, mainly color pictures of racing throughout the decade and a comprehensive listing of major championship dates, venues and winners."
- Speedscene, December 2008
The magazine of the Hillclimb and Sprint association
.,." for anyone with an interest in this area of the sport it will make a valuable collection to their library, if just for the photographs alone ..."
- Motor Sport, October 2008
UK magazine
.,." a great introduction to this diverse and fascinating form of the sport ..."
Startline Magazine, December 2008
UK magazine

"Complete with 100 nostalgic, mainly color pictures of racing throughout the decade and a comprehensive listing of major championship dates, venues and winners."
-Speedscene, December 2008
The magazine of the Hillclimb and Sprint association

.".. for anyone with an interest in this area of the sport it will make a valuable collection to their library, if just for the photographs alone ..."
-Motor Sport, October 2008
UK magazine

.".. a great introduction to this diverse and fascinating form of the sport ..."
"This is an interesting round-up of some of the hot rod and stock car stars, and provides unique detail. The list of champions will be handy for pub quizzes!" - Auto Express

Startline Magazine, December 2008
UK magazine

"Complete with 100 nostalgic, mainly color pictures of racing throughout the decade and a comprehensive listing of major championship dates, venues and winners."
-Speedscene, December 2008
The magazine of the Hillclimb and Sprint association

..". for anyone with an interest in this area of the sport it will make a valuable collection to their library, if just for the photographs alone ..."
-Motor Sport, October 2008
UK magazine

..". a great introduction to this diverse and fascinating form of the sport ..."
..". illustrated with a series of photographs, contributed mainly by enthusiasts, but still of good quality, nonetheless." - The Marshal

"The photographs are a wonderful walk down memory lane ... it can happily sit on the shelf as a work of reference, as well as being a good read." - Motorsport News

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