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The story of the man who I saw racing in 1968 but never knew until now.
on April 2, 2017
I was a 14 year old boy in 1968 when I had the chance to see the Lotus 56 turbine cars run at the Rocky Mountain 150 in Colorado. I was super excited to see these revolutionary machines piloted by Art Pollard and Joe Leonard run in person. I still have my old photos taken from high in the grandstand above the track. I was young and admired the machines more than the men. After stumbling across this book, I know that I should have admired the drivers far more. While the book is written in a unique style, the message comes through loudly that Art Pollard was a great man. While he didn't have the success that I would have wished for him on the track, he had far greater success as a father, friend and human being than many of us could ever dream of. I'm glad that I got to know Art a little better through this book. The real achievements in life are not the ones that fill the record books.