This book provides an in-depth look at the great motor races that took place in Savannah, Georgia, in the golden era of early road racing: the Grand Prize of the Automobile Club of America and the Vanderbilt Cup. By examining Savannah's earlier fame in national bicycle racing competitions and its ties to the powerful dynasties who controlled the racing world, the book explains how and why Savannah was chosen. It details the construction of the course, reveals why the races and course were considered qAmerica's greatestq by international racing experts of the period and includes many biographies of the drivers who came to Savannah. Finally, the book explores the theories and complexities of why Savannah's races and road racing in general came to an end.21 In addition to his Indianapolis races, De Palma raced at Brighton, Elgin, Beverly Hills and the French Grand Prix in 1921, ... He won 2, 000 races in that time and was a hero to both Americans and Italians. ... to sixth place in the Gordon Bennett Cup race at Auvergne, despite experiencing radiator problems during the race.
|Title||:||The First American Grand Prix|
|Author||:||Tanya A. Bailey|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2014-05-15|