Authors: Deke Houlgate and The Editors Of Auto Racing Magazine, Hardbound, 164 Pages, ISBN: B0006CGDH6, First Edition, 1971 - Second-Hand book in good condition !
This is a book about the fastest men in the world. .. on wheels. How they live or lived their lives and how their quest for ultimate speed wrote their accomplishments into the record books forever.
In-depth, on-the-scene reports of man and machine from the salt flats of Utah to Daytona Beach, Florida, and around the world to Lake Eyre in Australia, here are all the great attempts, successes and failures.
A quote from Gary Gabelich's (current World Land Speed Record Holder) foreword in this book shows the depth of perception that is bred in the affinity formula of man + machine= speed: "...I still think of the 'Blue Flame' as a beautiful woman who shared with me a rare and wonderful experience.
It may sound crazy, but I actually talked to the 'Blue Flame,' and I received some incredible spiritual vibrations from her in return. I felt so intimately attached to the car that we were almost like a half-man, half-horse Centaurus of Greek mythology.