Author: Tony Loxley, ISBN: 9780980858976, 548 pages, Hardback, Published in 2016
This brand new publication from author Tony Loxley and artist Andrew Green is a massive 548 pages, full colour, hard-bound/A4 landscape design, and very similar to previously released title from the Full Throttle Publishing stable.
The book - as always - is lavish in design and supports a Foreword from NASCAR and oval track legend Tony Stewart, 10-time Australian champion Garry Rush, ex-pat Aussie Peter Murphy and the Sprint car Hall of Fame's, Thomas Schmeh.
The Intro is by one of America's great writers, Mike O'Leary, and the imagery within his introduction from the '30s onwards, is superb.
'Caged Heat' basically covers the past 15-16 years of sprint car racing from around the world (ending July 2016) whether it be the winged or non winged divisions, or pavement or dirt surfaces. Three countries are predominately covered, those being the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
All the greats such as Steve Kinser, Donny Schatz, Sammy Swindell, Danny Smith, Jack Hewitt, Brad Sweet, Levi Jones, Tracy Hines, Danny Lasoski, Kerry Madsen, Dave Darland, Terry McCarl, Garry Brazier, Brooke Tatnell, Bryan Clauson, Robert Ballou, Grant Anderson, Max Dumesny, James McFadden, Michael Pickens, Jamie Veal and many more are illustrated throughout, and the photography is absolutely world class...
The book is set for August release and retails for $94.95 (Australian Dollars).
Quite simply, 'Caged Heat - The Wild World of Sprint Car Racing' is the most stunning book ever produced on oval track racing no matter what the genre you may follow, and with only limited numbers available, it is surely to be a collectors item.