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The Resource Black noon : the year they stopped the Indy 500, Art Garner

Black noon : the year they stopped the Indy 500, Art Garner

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Black noon : the year they stopped the Indy 500
Title
Black noon
Title remainder
the year they stopped the Indy 500
Statement of responsibility
Art Garner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Just before high noon on May 30th, 1964, the Indy 500 stopped for the first time in history. Seven cars had crashed in a fiery accident, killing two drivers, and threatening the very future of the 500. In this tight, fast-paced narrative, Art Garner expertly reconstructs the events, circumstances, and fatal decisions leading up to the sport's blackest day. Recalling a bygone era when drivers lived hard, raced hard, and at times died hard, Black Noon takes readers back to the last race won by a front-engined roadster, to before the switch from gasoline to methanol, to tell one of the great untold stories in sports. Informed by his extensive interviews including six of the seven surviving drivers, Garner brings to life the greatest names in racing - A.J. Foyt, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Bobby Unser, and Johnny Rutherford - focusing on Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald, the two very different drivers whose lives accelerated toward the same catastrophic end that day. Publishing for the 50th anniversary of this iconic event, Black Noon remembers the race that changed everything and the men that heralded the Golden Age of Indy car racing"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Black noon : the year they stopped the Indy 500, Art Garner
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/772/9781250017772/image/lgcover.9781250017772.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revolution -- Indy '63 -- The Brickyard -- Dinosaurs and Funny Cars -- A Deadly Profession -- The Clown Prince -- The Natural -- Total Performance -- Tire Wars -- The Backyard Mechanic -- May Madness -- Learning to Walk -- Fan Favorites -- Gas or Fuel -- Herk Crashes -- Hanna's Hospital -- Hard Like a Nail -- Marshman Emerges -- Tipping the Can -- Decision Day -- A New Track Record Moving Day -- Let the Bumping Begin -- Final Preparations -- Black Noon -- Gentlemen, Start Your Engines -- A Curtain of Smoke and Flames -- "It's Eddie" -- It's Only A Sport -- Restart -- Thank God It's Over -- Aftermath -- Finger Pointing, Funerals and Fuel -- Indy '65 and the Golden Age -- Closure
Control code
ocn857982380
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781250017772
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250017772
  • (OCoLC)857982380
  • (Sirsi) b13330585
Label
Black noon : the year they stopped the Indy 500, Art Garner
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/772/9781250017772/image/lgcover.9781250017772.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revolution -- Indy '63 -- The Brickyard -- Dinosaurs and Funny Cars -- A Deadly Profession -- The Clown Prince -- The Natural -- Total Performance -- Tire Wars -- The Backyard Mechanic -- May Madness -- Learning to Walk -- Fan Favorites -- Gas or Fuel -- Herk Crashes -- Hanna's Hospital -- Hard Like a Nail -- Marshman Emerges -- Tipping the Can -- Decision Day -- A New Track Record Moving Day -- Let the Bumping Begin -- Final Preparations -- Black Noon -- Gentlemen, Start Your Engines -- A Curtain of Smoke and Flames -- "It's Eddie" -- It's Only A Sport -- Restart -- Thank God It's Over -- Aftermath -- Finger Pointing, Funerals and Fuel -- Indy '65 and the Golden Age -- Closure
Control code
ocn857982380
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781250017772
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250017772
  • (OCoLC)857982380
  • (Sirsi) b13330585

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