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image of Road Racing Movies (Original handmade poster / maquette for motorcycle road races held in Vancouver and on the Isle of Man)

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N.p.: N.p., 1956. Vintage handmade poster (or possibly maquette, or master) advertising a screening of three short films relating to a motorcycle road racing, including a race held in 1956 on the Isle of Man and another held in 1960, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The poster advertises the screenings as a one-time event to be held at… Read more
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$485.00
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The First 50 Years 1961-2011: Driving and Preserving the Dream (First Edition)

by Gull Wing Group International

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Published
2011
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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Chico, CA: Gull Wing Group International, 2011. First Edition. First Edition, with errata slip laid in. A history and celebration of the Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing and the people who preserve and collect it. Near Fine. Jacket with a short closed tear and nick to the front panel, else Near Fine.
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$125.00
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N.p.: N.p., 1965. Archive of 40 vernacular photographs taken at the NASCAR World 600 race on May 23, 1965 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. Eight of the photographs with holograph annotations on the verso, identifying the date and location, as well as drivers pictured. The photographs are primarily taken at track level, and feature… Read more
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$350.00
image of Archive of twelve original photographs of remote controlled automobiles, circa 1920s

Archive of twelve original photographs of remote controlled automobiles, circa 1920s

by Schmidt, J.R. (photographer)

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Published
1920
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$675.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1920. Archive to twelve vintage photographs of remote controlled car demonstrations, circa 1920s. One photograph with the stamp of photographer JR Schmidt, with his Cincinnati, OH address. A second photograph with a holograph annotation reading "New Orleans LA / Feb - 1927." Also known as phantom automobiles, the cars were controlled via radio signals from a… Read more
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$675.00
image of Hot Rod Girl (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1956 film)

Hot Rod Girl (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1956 film)

by Martinson, Leslie H. (director); John McGreevey (screenwriter, story writer); Chuck Connors, Lori Nelson, John Smith (starring)

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Published
1956
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$125.00

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Los Angeles: American International Pictures [AIP], 1956. Collection of eight vintage reference studio still photographs from the 1956 film. Featuring images of tough greasers, their cars, and their gals. A newcomer in the hot rodding race circuit attempts to goad the star drag racer back onto the track after his brother is killed. Released as a… Read more
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$125.00
image of 62 Vernacular Photographs from Germany, largely of Volkswagen Beetles (Original photographs circa early 1960s)

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Archive of 62 vernacular photographs, likely taken by an American GI stationed on a US base in postwar Germany, with 57 of those photographs depicting a fascination with Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle cars that borders on obsession. At least three different Beetles are depicted in the collection, including a myriad of artfully-shot close-up's of body… Read more
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$725.00
image of Cunningham: The Life and Cars of Briggs Swift Cunningham (First Edition)

Cunningham: The Life and Cars of Briggs Swift Cunningham (First Edition)

by Batchelor, Dean; Albert R. Bochroch

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1993
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780879387952
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$125.00

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Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 1993. First Edition. First Edition. Slight lean, else Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed and soiled, with a two tiny tears to the upper rear flap fold.
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$125.00
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John Fitch: Racing Through Life (Signed First Edition)

by Grinnell, James

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1993
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781870519212
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$225.00

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Minster Lovell, UK: Bookmarque, 1993. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the subject, auto racing legend John Fitch, on the half title page. Near Fine in a lightly soiled, Near Fine dust jacket.
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$225.00
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Kings of the Road (First Edition)

by Purdy, Ken W.

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Published
1952
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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New York and Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press / Little, Brown, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus, with a bright red topstain, in a Very Good dust jacket. Owner address stamp to the verso of the front flyleaf. Jacket spine faded, with minor chipping to the extremities.
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$125.00
image of Hot Rod Pictorial featuring Dry Lakes Time Trials of 1946, 1947, 1948 (First Edition)

Hot Rod Pictorial featuring Dry Lakes Time Trials of 1946, 1947, 1948 (First Edition)

by Orr, Veda

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Published
1949
Edition
First Edition
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$375.00

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Los Angeles: Floyd Clymer, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. Photobook compiling images, illustrations, and information from the first three issues of Veda Orr's self-published, mimeograph "Lake Pictorial" Hot Rod annuals. With eight full page illustrations by artist Dick Teague, all dated 1947. In 1937, after being introduced to the sport by her husband, legendary drag racer Karl Orr,… Read more
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$375.00
image of Archive of 27 oversize photographs of Indy race cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, circa 1957

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N.p.: N.p., 1957. Archive of 27 oversize, double weight photographs of Indy race cars, taken at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, circa 1957. Two photographs with the stamp of photographer J.O. Wilson on the verso. Each of the photographs is of a single car riding at high speed, taken at the same angle, making for great stylistic consistency… Read more
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$1,250.00
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Blue Heaven (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Herman, Maxine (screenwriter)

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Published
1988
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$75.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1988. Third Draft for an unproduced film. Mike is an unruly teenage boy who gets sent to a psychiatric hospital after being charged with stealing a car. Gray untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated November 4, 1988, noted as Third Draft, with credits for screenwriter Maxine Herman.125 leaves, with… Read more
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$75.00
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Racing and All That (First UK Edition, signed by Sir Stirling Moss)

by Moss, Stirling; Mike Hailwood

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Published
1980
ISBN
9780720712766
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$275.00

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London: Pelham Books, 1980. First UK Edition, preceding all others. SIGNED on the title page by the highly acclaimed Formula One driver and author Sir Stirling Moss. Near Fine in an about Fine dust jacket. Spine slightly cocked, with a hint of foxing to the top page edges, else Fine. Jacket has a sticker over the price… Read more
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$275.00
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Tiger: The Making of a Sports Car (First UK Edition)

by Taylor, Mike

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Published
1979
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$95.00

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London: Gentry Books, 1979. First UK Edition, preceding all others. A couple light bumps at the extremities, affecting both the book and the jacket, else Fine in a just about Fine dust jacket.
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$95.00
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Toughy and his Trailer Truck (First Edition)

by Hurd, Edith Thatcher; Clement Hurd (illustrator)

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Published
1948
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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N.p.: Lothrop Lee and Shepard Co, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good in pictorial boards with a cloth spine, lacking dust jacket. Owner name to endpapers, with light rubbing at the extremities. Internal pages bright and clean.
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$125.00
image of Six original photographs of pre-War California midget car racing in Los Angeles, circa 1941

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Los Angeles: N.p., 1941. Collection of six vintage snapshot photographs of California midget car racing, each with the same decorative border, at the short-lived Atlantic Speedway in Los Angeles, circa 1941. Featuring an unknown race car with number 23 painted on the tail, and "Warner Spl." painted just below the cockpit, a few of the mechanics responsible on-hand. "X34"… Read more
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$325.00
image of Twenty-four vernacular photographs from the final NASCAR race on Daytona Beach, 1958

Twenty-four vernacular photographs from the final NASCAR race on Daytona Beach, 1958

by [Daytona Beach] [Nascar]

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Published
1958
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$1,750.00

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Daytona Beach, FL: N.p., 1958. Collection of 24 vintage vernacular photographs documenting the final NASCAR race at Daytona Beach, Florida, 1958. Occasional holograph pencil annotations or rubber stamps to the versos. The photographs in this collection document the final year the iconic Daytona NASCAR race took place on two miles of flat beach and two miles… Read more
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$1,750.00
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The Betsy (Collection of 8 original lobby cards from the 1978 film)

by Petrie, Daniel (director); Harold Robbins (novel); William Bast, Walter Bernstein (screenwriters); Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katherine Ross, Tommy Lee Jones (starring)

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Published
1978
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$75.00

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Glendale, CA: Allied Artists, 1978. Collection of 8 vintage full color lobby cards from the 1978 film. Variant style, with no film credits displayed. Based on Robbins' 1971 novel. Loren Hardeman Sr. (Olivier) is an aging auto magnate trying to manufacture a financially profitable, fuel-efficient car, so he commissions a racer named Angelo (Jones) to help with… Read more
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$75.00
image of Hooper (Original British poster for the 1978 film)

Hooper (Original British poster for the 1978 film)

by Needham, Hal (director); Thomas Rickman, Bill Kerby (screenwriters); Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent, Sally Field, Brian Keith (starring)

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Published
1978
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$45.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1978. Original British quad poster for the 1978 US film. Printed in England by Leonard Ripley and Company, with explosive Pontiac Firebird artwork, far more energizing than the US variant posters. As a tribute to stuntmen and women, particularly Buddy Joe Hooker and his family, Reynolds plays Hooper, "Hollywood's Greatest Stuntman, the coordinator… Read more
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$45.00
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Millions In Motors (First Edition)

by Winter, William West

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Published
1924
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$75.00

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New York: Chelsea House, 1924. First Edition. First Edition. Early novel about the motor industry, focusing on the Fer-de-Lance sports car and automobile manufacturing. Jacket art by Edgar Franklin Wittmack. Very Good plus in a Good dust jacket. Spine lean, extremities lightly bumped. Large chips to the jacket front flap (half is missing) and spine panel, small… Read more
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$75.00