automobile racing

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automobile racing

Race car driver

2020
Explores the career of a race car driver, including the education, training, and more.

Racetracks

2019
Looks at the history of auto racing and different racetracks around the world.

Superfast Indy car racing

2020
How did Indy car racing begin? Who are some of the most famous racers? Find out in this exciting look at the sport, with thrilling facts and photos that put readers in the middle of the racing action.

Dragsters

Engaging images accompany information about dragsters.

Dirt track auto racing, 1919-1941

a pictorial history
2004
Historical photographs help trace the history of dirt track auto racing in the United States from 1919 to 1941, providing information on drivers, tracks, and specific races for each area of the country.

Race day

2019
Young readers are invited along on an automobile race, where they can see what it is like to race, take pit stops, and zoom around other cars.

Built for speed

2020
Layla and the Bots are eager for Blossom Valley's upcoming go-kart race, but one racer, Tina, needs their help to build a cart with hand-controls and other special features.

The racers

how an outcast driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car challenged Hitler's best
"In the years before World War II, Adolf Hitler wanted to prove the greatness of the Third Reich in everything from track and field to motorsports. The Nazis poured money into the development of new race cars, and Mercedes-Benz came out with a stable of supercharged automobiles called Silver Arrows. Their drivers dominated the sensational world of European Grand Prix racing and saluted Hitler on their many returns home with victory. As the Third Reich stripped Jews of their rights and began their march toward war, one driver, Ren? Dreyfus, a 32-year-old Frenchman of Jewish heritage who had enjoyed some early successes on the racing circuit, was barred from driving on any German or Italian race teams, which fielded the best in class, due to the rise of Hitler and Benito Mussolini. So it was that in 1937, Lucy Schell, an American heiress and top Monte Carlo Rally driver, needed a racer for a new team she was creating to take on Germany's Silver Arrows. Sensing untapped potential in Dreyfus, she funded the development of a nimble tiger of a new car built by a little-known French manufacturer called Delahaye. As the nations of Europe marched ever closer to war, Schell and Dreyfus faced down Hitler's top drivers, and the world held its breath in anticipation, waiting to see who would triumph"--Provided by the publisher.

Faster

how a Jewish driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car beat Hitler's best
"The . . . story of how a Jewish race car driver and an American speed queen triumphed over Hitler's fearsome Silver Arrows on the eve of World War II"--Provided by publisher.

Built for speed

Layla and the Bots are eager for Blossom Valley's upcoming go-kart race, but one racer, Tina, needs their help to build a cart with hand-controls and other special features.

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