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Davey Allison: A Celebration of Life Hardcover – October, 1995


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Howell Pr (October 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574270443
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574270440
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.5 x 13 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,313,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael Daly on August 6, 1998
Format: Hardcover
David Carl Allison had everything going for him. In his rookie season on NASCAR's Winston Cup Series, he won two races, won a pole, and established himself as an immeasurably friendly personality.
All of that ended in July of 1993. Landing a heliocopter he had recently purchased at Talladega Superspeedway, Davey was killed when the helicraft looped over and smashed top first onto the ground. Suddenly, the personality that was carrying the sport into the 1990s was gone.
Davey's widow Liz grieved the loss of her husband, the father of her children Krista and Robert Grey, but in 1995 she purged that grief and let her heart flow by putting together this poignant photo look at her husband's career.
The photos run the gamut - there is the 1961 shot of nine month old Davey using a toy telephone, with a look of "What the blank is THIS thing?" on his face. There are childhood photos and photos of the beginning of his racing career. His first win at Birmin! gham (AL) International Raceway came in April of 1979, with proud papa Bobby Allison looking on.
There are some great shots of Davey posing with racecars in the middle 1980s. One shows Davey posing with the #1 Chevrolet with which he made his Winston Cup debut in 1985. There is a 1983 photo of Davey, with Darrell Waltrip, Dave Marcis, and Dick Brooks all grinning at what he is saying during a news conference.
There are many shots of Davey hanging out with his best buddy, Brett Bodine. The one on page 73 shows Davey, Liz, and Brett walking hand in hand down Talladega's pit road, almost like little kids.
Another favorite is the shot of Dale Earnhardt on a payphone, Davey, Bill Elliott, Bobby Hamilton, Geoff Bodine, and Ted Musgrave all waiting their turn.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 1999
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As a long time Allison fan, it's hard to even see the book. But it's a great way to remember a NASCAR legend and loving family man. David Carl "Davey" Allison will be sorely missed.
#28 will always be Davey's car. As his father said he is now the guardian angel for the #28 car.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KAREN RODGERS on May 11, 1998
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This was a wonderful accumulation of mostly pictures but also some very poignant text. The forward from Benny Parsons was an extra plus. I do wish that his father had written a piece for it. I think that it is something that his fans and family(especially his kids) will cherish forever.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 23, 1998
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Though it's been five years since his un-timely passing, it is still hard for me to look at this book. Especially when it gets into Husband and Father. Seeing those pictures just makes me tear up cause I know he'll never get to see his wife and kids again. This a must have item for any loyal Davey Allison fan.
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Davey passed away in July and in August Liz was involved with married Joe Diffie, Daveys dad Bobby wasn't allowed to see his grandkids, it was horrible to see it play out in the press, any sympathy I had for her was lost when she disrespected her husbands memory
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