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Richard Petty: The Cars of the King Paperback – April 1, 2001

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Richard Petty has been quoted as saying "Lord knows we don't need another book on Richard Petty." Then why did Richard allow another book of himself on the market?

"I've had lot of folks ask us all sorts of questions," Petty says. "Real often they will ask questions about things that were forgotten about a long time ago. This is a book about the race cars that have come out of the shops of Petty Enterprises."

With this different approach, readers of Richard Petty: The Cars of the King, do not necessarily have to be Petty fans. As a car enthusiast, the reader is taken through a chronology of cars that Richard was associated with in the early '60s to the vehicles used by the Petty team in 1997. -- Beckett Racing & Motorsports Marketplace January 1998<br /><br />When it comes to the most beloved of all stock car racers, Richard Petty has to be at the top of the list. How else could he have garnered the same nickname as Elvis? There has been tons of stuff written about Petty's career, most of it about Petty himself. But there is a new book out that is dedicated to the cars driven and owned by Petty. It is aptly named The Cars of the King.... "I guess that's what makes this book so interesting. This is not just another story about me. Lord knows we don't need another book on Richard Petty." --Richard Petty: The Cars of the King Sun Herald December 31, 1997 Claude Lewis

About the Author

Tim Bongard has been a Richard Petty fan since his dad introduced him to stock car racing when he was a young boy. Always fascinated with racing and how things worked, Tim found hobbies such as photography, model building and writing natural ways of understanding and appreciating more about racing. As a result, he has worked extensively in the photographic industry, written many how-to articles and features, and won numerous awards for his models.

Bill Coulter has had a fascination with the automobile since he was a child. He is a dedicated Richard Petty fan, a collector of paraphernalia and a self-proclaimed Petty historian. Coulter earned a bachelor of science degree in design from the University of Cincinnati.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 259 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582613176
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582613178
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,156,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By William J. Eichelberger on March 11, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book, then waited the better part of a year for it to finally arrive due to publisher's problems. Despite the wait and the premium cost, I found the book to be an awesome overall look at the cars Richard Petty drove over his long career. Especially interesting are the older, seldom photographed cars.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a must have for any Petty fan, and for any stock car fan out there they would really like it as well.
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Format: Paperback
When I purchased this book in 1997 I was in the process of trying to build a replica model of each on Petty's race cars he had driven. Upon receiving the book I was amazed at the amount of information on each years cars along with hundreds of photos of the cars. The book is divided by years from 1949, to 1997. The first chapter chronicles Lee Petty's history and the follwoing chapters are dedicated the Richard Petty and his cars along with son Kyle Petty's years at Petty Enterprises. There is also a section in book on building model cars of the King's Rides.
Although this book is 14 years old, it is a book that no Richard Petty fan should be without.
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