- Hardcover: 335 pages
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; First Edition edition (1973)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0395172225
- ISBN-13: 978-0395172223
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,379,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Stainless Steel Carrot: An Auto Racing Odyssey Hardcover – 1973
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good reason. It chronicles the early career of
John Morton, a sports car racing driver, and the
way the money end of the sport works (in the early
'70's of course) and how teams are structured and
the commitment required to "be good" at racing.
I'm on the inside of racing. I crew on a sports
car and have worked as a press photographer for
over ten years in all types of professional
motorsports. I've seen what it's really like.
If you want to find out what it's
really like....read this book. It has no peer.
Covering the 1971 - 1973 racing seasons, author Sylvia Wilkinson follows SCCA racer John Morton and the BRE (Brock Racing Engineering) team. A talented driver, Morton drove the BRE 2.5 Datsun 510 in the SCCA TransAm Series, a Formula A Lotus in the L&M Continental 5000 series, a Sprint car, and co-drove with Brock in the Baja California.
Ms. Wilkinson is like a fly on the wall, giving an intimate descriptions of conversations, attitudes, arguments, races, rationales of all the players - everything that goes on in the '71 - 73 season, no holds barred.
People who have been around SCCA racing in the past will recognize names of well-known drivers, as well as people they know. 24 pages of race and trackside photos round-out this excellent book. (Alfa lovers will be glad to see photos of their favorite marque and drivers, too.)