Nonfiction Review: Road Racing, Drivers of the 60's and 70's by Linda Weldon

Road Racing: Drivers of the 60's and 70's
by Linda Weldon
Copyright 2010
98 pages

From Goodreads:
This book is a compilation of pictures taken at a time when photographers were able to get very close to the action. Using a Nikon camera with various telephoto lenses. Tri-X and Plus-X film was utilized. Each shot had to count, so very little color was used.

Hopefully, these pictures will bring back many exciting memories from this era of Road Racing of the 60′s and 70′s.

My Review:
You may not know it but I am a huge car nut and have been since I could talk. While I didn't grow up with a wrench in my hand I've always had an appreciation for the style and freedom that is offered by the automobile. The 60s and 70s were the peak of the "muscle car" era with some of the greatest cars ever produced being built, driven and raced everyday across American on the road, the track and at the drag strip. With a dad who grew up during the midst of the pony car wars it was natural for me to become interested in the goings on of the automotive and racing world. Of course you know there had to have been one certain car that caught my eye and it has been my favorite ever since, The Ford Mustang and if you're like me you wanna know the who, what, where, when, and why of your favorite car. For Mustang fans Carroll Shelby and Parnelli Jones are household names.

In her book, Road Racing, Drivers of the 60s and 70s, Linda Weldon shares some of her experiences track-side where she, along with her camera, captured some of the greatest venues, the hippest cars, and the most iconic drivers such as Shelby, Jones, Andretti and many more. The photos of each driver are accompanied by a short biography featuring their accomplishments and careers in racing. I really loved the sleek and sophisticated set up of this book and it's uncluttered feel. Sometimes books that are mostly photographs can get a bit cluttered, not so with this one. You can really tell the passion Linda has for cars and photography as it shines through in this book. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to read this book in PDF form, I can only imagine how cool the "real" book must be! This book is a must have for anyone who loves cars, racing, the 60s and 70s or just great vintage photography.

To learn more about Linda Weldon and how to order her book visit:
Her WEBSITE
There are a bunch of really cool photos from the book on her site too, so check it out!

* I received my complimentary pdf copy in exchange for posting my honest review.*

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Comments

  1. Ah, I thought you might like this one. She asked me to do a review, but I'm just not into those kind of things...but I thought of you right away! :D

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  2. Her publicist or whatever mentioned you when he asked if I wanted to do a review, so thank you Casey! :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

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  3. Although I am not really into racing, this does seem like a fascinating book. I've always enjoyed classic cars and would probably enjoy the photos in the book. Terrific review.

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  4. you'd probably like my friday past post on just that topic ") CARS!

    wondering, Renee, if you rcvd any kind of confirmation that your requested info was rcvd at PW/Barbara? don't want to miss out if they didn't rcv it for any reason... thought i'd check if you knew .. thx - cheers!

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  5. Yay!!! So glad I'm not the only car gal in the blog world LOL! Thanks Juju and Suko for reading my review!

    Faith, I will check that out and I left a response on your newest blog post about the giveaways. :-)

    XOXO~ Renee

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