Southern Cal Road Racing Revs Up with Tony Baker
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Date & Time
Wed, Nov 20 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
3321 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Chaucer’s Books is excited to offer a “way back when” kind of evening with Betsy J. Green launching the newest in her series of books taking a 100 year back look at Santa Barbara, joined by author/historian Tony Baker, who has just recently released his latest book in the series Images of America, with this title–Southern California Road Racing.
In California, the popularity of all kinds of motor sports reached its peak in the mid-20th century. None was more exotic or glamorous than the type commonly called road racing. Southern California Road Racing is a collection of historic photographs that depicts all the action and excitement of the golden age of motor sports. The images in this book will take you back to the days when the best cars Europe had to offer competed with homebuilt specials over world-famous road courses like Laguna Seca, Willow, Glen Helen, and Riverside International, plus show all the cars and people that made it happen.”
Historian and researcher Tony Baker has authored numerous magazine articles and books about regional motor sports history, including five previous titles for Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. He lives and works in Ventura County, California.