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

Author: David Anderson Charters
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2007.
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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 : sports car racing and rallying in Canada, 1951-1991.
Toronto, [Ontario] ; Buffalo, [New York] ; London, [England] : University of Toronto Press, ©2007
xv, 348 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Anderson Charters
ISBN: 9781442684881 1442684887
OCLC Number: 762967693
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 20 juin 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique (xv, 348 p., [24] p. de plates)) : illustrations, fichiers HTMl
Contents: AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsIntroductionPART ONE: 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 ProfessionalismPART TWO: 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 SeriesPART THREE: 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 CASCEpilogueNotesSelect BibliographyIllustration CreditsIndex
Responsibility: David A. Charters.


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'It's a great read and Charters has made an invaluable contribution by researching and writing it.'-Norris McDonald

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