Alan Hess (with foreword by Captain George Eyston), "The Indianapolis Records" (London, Stuart and Richards, first edition, 1949). Hardcover, 112pp plus sixteen plates (four in colour), measuring approximately 18.6 x 24.7cm (7.3 x 9.7in) when closed. This book tells the story of how an Austin convertible, model A90 Atlantic, driven by Alan Hess, Charles Goodacre, Dennis Buckley and George Coates, established new American stock car speed records, including that of attaining an average speed of 70.54mph over a distance of 11,850 miles over a continuous period of seven days and nights during April 1949. No dustjacket; the cover has suffered from fading to the spine and parts of the back board, a small hole / tear to the cloth at the edge of the spine, slight warping to the boards, bumping to the corners, marking and discoloration, whilst there are some pale blue marks (perhaps caused by damp) to the inside covers. The pages, however - which are of good quality paper, watermarked "BASINGWERK PARCHMENT" - are in good condition apart from slight creasing, a few small marks and mild discoloration.
SOLD Mar. 2008
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