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The chequered past : sports car racing and rallying in Canada, 1951-1991

Author: David A Charters
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on extensive research into the CASC's records and dozens of interviews with former competitors and officials, The Chequered Past opens a window into the rich but virtually unknown history of  Read more...

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Charters, David A. (David Anderson), 1949-
Chequered past.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007276906
(OCoLC)70839282
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A Charters
ISBN: 9781442684881 1442684887
OCLC Number: 608591996
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 348 pages, [24] pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1: The amateur age, 1951-1960 --
The visionaries and their vision: the founding of the Canadian automobile sports clubs --
Canadian club: origins of the sports car subculture, 1950-1960 --
Run what ya brung: sports car competition in the amateur age --
Rules and regs: professionalizing the amateurs --
Powershift: the rise of commercial professionalism --
2: Gathering speed, 1961-1966 --
Behind the wheel: power politics in the CASC --
Trans-Canada: the shell 4000 and the national rally championship, 1961-1966 --
Making tracks: commercializing Canadian racing --
Reach for the top: Canadian racing driver development in the 1960s --
The cutting edge: Bill Sadler and the Can-Am series --
3: From sport to spectacle, 1967-1991 --
Coming of age? Canadians and international racing --
Winning formula: formula racing and the national championship --
Stage by stage: transforming the national rally championship --
Downshift: the crisis in amateur auto sport, 1969-1975 --
Final laps: the decline and fall of the CASC.
Responsibility: David A. Charters.
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