Tycoons, Scorchers, and Outlaws: The Class War That Shaped American Auto Racing

  • Authors
  • Timothy Messer-Kruse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Timothy Messer-Kruse
    Pages 1-7
  3. Timothy Messer-Kruse
    Pages 8-21
  4. Timothy Messer-Kruse
    Pages 22-52
  5. Timothy Messer-Kruse
    Pages 53-83
  6. Timothy Messer-Kruse
    Pages 84-106
  7. Timothy Messer-Kruse
    Pages 107-140
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 141-146

About this book


Tycoons, Scorchers, and Outlaws charts how auto racing was shaped by class tensions between the millionaires who invented it, the public who resented their seizure of the public roads, and the working class drivers who viewed the sport as a vocation, not a leisured pursuit.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45841-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-32251-7
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