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Fast Guys, Rich Guys and Idiots A Racing Odyssey on the Border of Obsession

Moses, Sam

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ISBN 10: 0937159093 / ISBN 13: 9780937159095
Editorial: September Press, Incorporated, Jamestown, RI, 1986
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 338 pages; 1986 September Press HC 1st printing w/ complete 1-10 number line. Square, sound and clean; no marks. Solid and clean; lacking dust jacket but otherwise VG. N° de ref. de la librería 31641

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Título: Fast Guys, Rich Guys and Idiots A Racing ...

Editorial: September Press, Incorporated, Jamestown, RI

Año de publicación: 1986

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Edición: First Edition.

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Sam Moses, a motorsports writer for Sports Illustrated, was assigned to go racing and write about what happened. Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots is a personal odyssey that peers over the cliff of change and into the pit of obsession. From small-time races to glittery grands prix, it lays bare the greed, lust, and desperation of every driver for time behind the wheel and a faster car. It explains the perfectionism behind taking a turn at the limit and describes the intoxicating thrill of stealing down the Daytona backstraight at nearly 200 miles an hour.

The core of Moses' story takes place in the heartland of stock car racing, there he finds a spot on a team in Ether, North Carolina. The team's owner is a tough Louisiana oil man, its crew chief a lanky, laconic Texan, and its number-one driver a hairy-chested leadfoot who learned fast driving on backwoods Georgia roads, delivering beauty supplies in his Mustang. Crashes echo throughout the tale that follows, five of them the author's own.

About the Author:

Sam Moses was a staff writer for Sports Illustrated for seventeen years on the motorsports beat. He worked as deputy editor at AutoWeek and received automotive journalism’s prestigious Ken Purdy Award. He is the author of At All Costs: How a Crippled Ship and Two American Merchant Mariners Reversed the Tide of World War II.

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