Golden days of Thompson Speedway & Raceway : sports and formula car events 1945-1977. (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Golden days of Thompson Speedway & Raceway : sports and formula car events 1945-1977.

Author: Terry O'Neill
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], DALTON WATSON FINE Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Summary:
Occasionally a spark of inspiration can become the catalyst for transition. Just such an occasion took place with the construction of Thompson Speedway in 1940, a five-eighth-mile banked oval track, dubbed “The Indianapolis of the East.” A road course joined to the oval in 1952 enlarged the track to form the first privately-owned complex where sports car drivers could race safely. It transformed the face of sports  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry O'Neill
ISBN: 1854432982 9781854432988
OCLC Number: 1042477082
Description: 2 volumes (758 pages) : color illustrations ; 34 cm
Contents: Volume 1: The Formative Years 1945-1959 ; Volume 2: Changing Fortunes, 1960-1977.

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Thompson Speedway was constructed in 1940, a five-eighth-mile banked oval track, dubbed "The Indianapolis of the East." These two volumes tell the story of the ground-breaking racetrack and, as far  Read more...

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