James Garner's Motoring Life

James Garner's Motoring Life

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Many know James Garner as Jim Rockford. That is understandable because The Rockford Files was one of the most popular private-eye series of all time. It ran for a good portion of the 70s, and aged well in syndication all through the 80s. Rockford was quick with a quip, crafty with a fake business card, and could drive the wheels off his gold Firebird. What many dona€™t know is that James Garner was a a€œcar guya€ long before he played Jim Rockford, and his patented J turn was a piece of cake for the lifelong racer and hobbyist. Hollywood had had its share of car guys over the years, James Dean notoriously in the 50s, followed by the likes of Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and James Garner in the 60s. From starring in Grand Prix: The Movie, tackling the rigors of Baja off-road racing, forming his own road racing team called American International Racing, driving the Pace Car at the Indy 500, all the way to his stunt driving in The Rockford Files, James Garner was a true enthusiast. James Garner actively escalated his participation as a racing driver after the making of Grand Prix: The Movie, and somehow walked the line between acting, television production company boss, and motorsport, appearing to be able to keep them all balanced with little interference among them. James Garnera€™s Motoring Life covers the cars he owned and drove, the cars he raced, his tour of duty as a racing team owner, his great racing film, the drivers on his team as well as the drivers he competed against. This book tells you the whole story of James Garner: racing actor, racing team owner, and automotive enthusiast.Grand Prix the movie, Baja, The Rockford Files, and More Matt Stone ... (Jessica Walter); she leans into the passenger window to talk, and the interior of the car, with its 4-speed manual shifter, is clearly visible. ... After completion of the film, the Mustang was sold in Europe and stayed there for several years with a number of owners. ... GT-H (without the a€œ350a€) and the program continued in 2007 on a smaller scale with a run of convertibles, painted white with silver stripes. the cars, butanbsp;...

Title:James Garner's Motoring Life
Author:Matt Stone
Publisher:CarTech Inc - 2014-09-15


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