Bowling Green became the city of speed immediately after World War II as America began its love affair with the automobile. Stock car racing took the city by storm in its inaugural season of 1951, drawing crowds of up to 7, 000 in a city of only 18, 000. Soon thereafter, the city attracted the Chevrolet Corvette assembly plant followed by the National Corvette Museum. Images of Sports: Bowling Green Stock Car Racing documents the history of stock car racing in Bowling Green and the emergence of the raceway at Beech Bend Park.Graham had missed out on traditional sports in his youth due to a bout with polio, so he viewed stock car racing as a ... the car had lots of power but considered the 1938 Dodge with the 1936 Cadillac V-8 something of a Rube Goldberg setup.
|Title||:||Bowling Green Stock Car Racing|
|Publisher||:||Arcadia Publishing - 2010-06-16|