Book - Big Car Thunder, Volume 1
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Racing author and historian Bob Mays examines early sprint car drivers that raced America's state and county fair circuits. Covers big car racing from 1946 to 1987. So as Bob puts it, "If you like the smell of cotton candy combined with methanol..." this one's for you. 232 pages.
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