The compellingly self-confident, handsome, gifted race driver, and
mechanical genius named Frank Lockhart has long captured the
imagination and curiosity of generations of automobile racing fans as a
classic example of the "What if he had lived?" enigma. There remains
even today a certain mystery about Frank's amazing talent and fearless
driving ability. There also have been a sizeable number of myths about
his life that have grown up over the years and have been repeated so
often as to become accepted as the gospel truth.
In a careful historical effort to set the story straight, authors Sarah
Morgan-Wu and Jim O'Keefe have combined their efforts to delve into all
aspects of Frank's life and career. They have left no stone unturned in
an attempt to verify every bit of information. It is to their credit
they have uncovered much long forgotten or hidden information that sheds
important light on the true nature of Frank and his remarkable if all
too short flash of brilliance on the stage of American automobile
racing. Lavishly illustrated, with fully documented charts of Lockhart's
race record, extensively detailed appendices, sourced and fully
The publication is dust- jacketed, hard-bound with symth-sewn binding,
and printed in full color through-out on archival paper.
Lockhart is the inaugural publication in The Racemaker Press American Racing History Series
American automobile racing history is a field of scholarship still open
to research. In an attempt to take on some of the crucial parts of this
field and to fill gaps other earlier major works did not cover in
extensive detail, Racemaker Press has initiated a series of scholarly
books devoted to specific subject matters within this context:
personalities, drivers, tracks, marques and other points of specific
About The Authors
Sarah Morgan-Wu has been involved in the research, publication, and data gathering for projects related to the history of automobile racing for more then 20 years. She worked previously in the Art Department under Michael Wentworth and with the Historic Print and Photograph Collections at the Boston Athenaeum. Her previous publications include: Arthur J. Stone Master Silversmith and Conger Metcalf A Retrospective. She, along with Wu Jianxin, has established Racemaker Press in Beijing as the pioneer company in the emerging vintage automobile and racing market in China. Their company QingPing has designed and produced all of the Racemaker Press publications as well as several in translation for the PRC market. She currently is the author of a monthly column on Vintage Automobiles and Racing for several lifestyle magazines in China.
James O'Keefe is and has been an automobile racing researcher, statistician, and historian for many, many years. He has contributed historical race records to a number of authors and publications. He is the author of The Winners Book: A Comprehensive Listing of Motor Racing Events 1895-2009; as well as the O'Keefe Winners Database: A Searchable Comprehensive Digital Database of Motor Racing Events 1895-2011. He curates and maintains an extensive personal archive of original source materials and images related to the history of automobile racing. He is currently at work on several projects, including co-authorship with Sarah Morgan-Wu on the pre-WW II history of Peugeot Racing in America, scheduled for publication in 2012 by this press.