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Fast Company - Six Decades of Racers, Rascals and Rods, Book

Fast Company - Six Decades of Racers, Rascals and Rods, Book
Fast Company - Six Decades of Racers, Rascals and Rods, Book

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The 'Speedy' Bill Smith Story. If you know anything about 'Speedy' Bill, you can guess what's in this book. Over 350 pages total and 32 of them with pictures! You will read about the man, the business that he built, the roads he traveled and the people he met. It's a hard back book.

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