This book provides an in-depth look at the great motor races that took place in Savannah, Georgia, in the golden era of early road racing: the Grand Prize of the Automobile Club of America and the Vanderbilt Cup. By examining Savannah’s earlier fame in national bicycle racing competitions and its ties to the powerful dynasties who controlled the racing world, the book explains how and why Savannah was chosen. It details the construction of the course, reveals why the races and course were considered “America’s greatest” by international racing experts of the period and includes many biographies of the drivers who came to Savannah. Finally, the book explores the theories and complexities of why Savannah’s races and road racing in general came to an end.
5-Star Amazon Reviews
“An in depth look at a part of American motor sports history that I had never heard of. Lots of photos.”
“This book is chock-full of great information – before, after and during Savannah’s races. This book is a treasure trove of information, covering everything – the drivers, the course, the cars – and plenty of wonderful pictures to accompany this info. If you know anyone who is a fan of racing, this would make a wonderful gift, especially if they are interested in racing history.”