This book traces the engine's history, but does it with great detail of the events that propelled it to fame. On the pages, you'll find numerous mechanical drawings that offer an insight into the inner workings of the powerplant. You'll follow the career of Fred Offenhauser from his days working with Miller through the sale to Louie Meyer and Dale Drake. You'll read comments from the drivers and mechanics that utilized Offy engines for their personal fame.
The book doesn't only focus on the positive, but instead takes us to the very end of the engine's use in competition. Of course, the Offy is still revered today at vintage outings, and that's the way it should be. Its role in racing impacted thousands, and those who wish to know more about it need to add this work to their bookshelves.
The Earnhardt Collection
Compiled by: NASCAR Scene
Publisher: Street & Smith's/Triumph Books
Dale Earnhardt always gave writers plenty of material. It's no surprise that the 256 pages of The Earnhardt Collection are bursting with words that jar your memory back to the moment in time. This collection deals with Earnhardt's victories, the lone exception being the post-mortem section written by Jeff Owens on the final pages.
The book is composed of articles written in NASCAR Scene magazine (known as Winston Cup Scene during the original run of the articles). Race reports from each of the wins are chronologically arranged. Winston Cup wins feature red borders while special events get different treatments. The centersection is a photo gallery of memorable moments and publicity shots from the beginning of his career through the final race, some of these previously unpublished. Nearly all stories contain Victory Lane celebrations, including some instances where a much younger Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins in.
If you are an Earnhardt fan who has been gathering all memorabilia possible, this is not just another book, but a professionally compiled chronicle of The Man.
The Sands of Time: Celebrating 100 Years of Racing at Daytona
Author: Bill Lazarus
Publisher: Sports Publishing L.L.C.
Each year, thousands go to Daytona in February and July for racing events. It's a continuation of a pilgrimage that started more than 100 years ago. In The Sands of Time, author Bill Lazarus directs the history of racing from the beginnings into the 21st Century with great detail. Many racing supporters know of the beach races that preceded the construction of Daytona International Speedway in 1958, but few know about the speed contests held in the first three decades of the 20th Century.
This book will get into amazing details of all elements of the racing history of the Volusia County area. It is illustrated with rare and seldom seen pictures and contains the stories of the people who helped foster the reputation of Daytona as the place to go racing. The reputation has been worldwide from the beginning. In addition to the book, a companion DVD is packaged with The Sands of Time, bringing the pages to life even more.
Matt Kenseth: Above and Beyond
Author: Kelley Maruszewski
Publisher: Sports Publishing L.L.C.
The reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup champion is perceived as the quiet champion. In an era of media exposure, Matt Kenseth has done his job with a minimum fanfare, and that has led many to misunderstand the man. Through the book Matt Kenseth: Above and Beyond, Kelley Maruszewski offers readers a chance to know the person. She is well versed in the subject because Kelley Maruszewski is Matt Kenseth's sister and owner of his fan club.