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Speedway – Auto racing’s ghost tracks

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Speedway – Auto racing’s ghost tracks
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By SS Collins and Gavin D Ireland
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Hardback • 250x250mm • 176 pages • 200 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845842-41-3

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• An atmospheric journey through auto racing's ghost tracks looking at them in their heyday ... and as they are today
• Stunning original photography of every circuit by award winning photographer Gavin D Ireland captures the spirit of the ghost tracks
• Track diagrams show the evolution of the circuits
• Many period photographs and memorabilia illustrations such as programme
covers/event posters
• From the authors of 'Autodrome – The lost race circuits of Europe'


An evocative and original look at the history of eight abandoned race circuits in the USA and Europe, and viewed as they are today in stunning new photographs.


Around the world languish a number of long-forgotten raceways; windswept and abandoned, the derelict pit roads and crumbling concrete are all that remain of once great race tracks. From the NASCAR heartland of North Wilkesboro and Middle Georgia to the great European super speedways at Monza and Brooklands, these faded circuits are now monuments to the victories, defeats, triumphs and tragedies once played out before excited crowds.
With roots as diverse as Nationalist Socialism and Prohibition-era bootlegging, the histories of these places offer an insight to different times and attitudes, as well as the evolution of motor racing. Many of the characters who raced on these circuits had a profound impact on their sport; these circuits, which fostered and occasionally destroyed such great drivers, are revisited here – photographed as they are now, but also remembered in their prime by word and picture.
With over 175 images, this a unique and evocative look at some of auto racing’s ghost tracks.
Note that some of these circuits featured in the much acclaimed Autodrome – The lost race circuits of Europe, but in this edition are illustrated by many new photographs.

Independent Reviews

'A unique and evocative look at some of auto racing's ghost tracks.' – Startline

'The photos are a big draw ... writer Sam Collins' contribution shouldn't be underestimated: he know his stuff.' – Octane

'Ireland's photography is suitably moody, his detailed shots of studied corrosion and segmented tarmac sweeping out into woodland contrasting nicely with the busy and purposeful black and white shots of the circuits' glory days.' – Classic Cars

'Bleak shots of the abandoned Chicago oval have the most impact: maiden race, 1999; final Champ Car thrash, 2002. Gone in a flash.' – Motor Sport

'Collins' writing is superb, and his account of ghost tracks is the best I have ever read.' –

'The book is well illustrated, with a host of large colour and monochrome photographs throughout its 176 pages. 'Speedway' is a book that the reader will dip into again and again.' – Classic American

'So with…a lot of nostalgia these two authors look back on the glory of these abandoned speedways.' - Historic Motor Racing News

Additional Information

Circuits covered:
North Wilkesboro, NC, USA
Augusta International, GA, USA
Middle Georgia, GA, USA
Monza, Italy
Brooklands, England
Linas-Montlhery, France
AVUS, Germany
Chicago Motor Speedway, USA


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