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Brick: The Story of Auto Racing Pioneer Joie Ray by Patrick Sullivan

Published April 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780971963955
Paperback
208 pages
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For many years Joie Rays role as a pioneering auto racer in the 1940s and 50s were but a footnote to history. Now, Patrick Sullivan brings Joies story to life in this warm, thoroughly readable offering. Sit back as Joie tells us of theMoreFor many years Joie Rays role as a pioneering auto racer in the 1940s and 50s were but a footnote to history. Now, Patrick Sullivan brings Joies story to life in this warm, thoroughly readable offering. Sit back as Joie tells us of the dangerous--yet intriguing--days of racings golden era, when Joie earned the respect of his peers as a kind, gentle soul, yet he remained a man who could survive the tough, give-no-quarter racing world of the day.As he tells Joies story--with plenty of comments and stories from the man himself--Sullivan introduces us to the many characters and players who were prominent in the day. Travel the two-lane highways with MDTRA and IMCA, and meet unforgettable people such as Cliff and Florence Griffith, Chick and Dorothy Smith, Bobby and Betty Grim, Hector Honore, Virgil Graybeal, Spider Webb, Wild Bill Cantrell, Al Sweeney, Harry King, Frank Luptow, Troy Ruttman, and many more. This tale harkens back to another era, an innocent yet hauntingly dangerous time populated by characters of the highest order.When youre finished reading, youll never forget Joie Ray, nor the world in which he made his mark.