The Lastest News from Racemaker Press

5 books you don’t have be a race fan to love

Published by Racemaker Press on September 2, 2016

One of the best comments we received from a fan still sticks with us to this day: “Every time, I go to the Automobilia show, I always look for your table to see “what’s new.” Even if I am not that terribly interested in the subject matter, I still purchase the book(s) because I KNOW […]

With research comes reward

Published by Racemaker Press on August 31, 2016

By Jim O’Keefe Despite a great personal interest in the 1911 races in Ostend and relentless effort researching these events, information was limited to a few American magazine sources that were not very helpful. However, history has a way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it Through research for our new publication, […]

That little car in Racemaker’s logo has big history at the Indy 500

Published by Racemaker Press on May 25, 2016

Racemaker’s iconic logo comes to life 100 years after its second-place finish in the 1916 Indianapolis 500. This Duesenberg was the second of the two Duesenberg team cars that utilized the new 16-valve version of the 300-cid “Walking Beam” Duesenberg engines that appeared at the end of the 1915 season. Painted with the race number […]

Our Bettenhausen book is almost here! Read an excerpt

Published by Racemaker Press on March 30, 2016

Another of Tony’s new midget racing pals was Paul Russo, a laconic, wise-cracking Italian-American. Their friendship grew even deeper after a fearful incident during a race in the summer of 1939 on a new board track at Soldier’s Field in Chicago. Tony tried too hard and crashed in front of Russo. He was thrown out […]

A few of our favorite photos from Amelia Island

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Jim McGee signed copies of our book Jim McGee: Crew Chief of Champions but the most notable highlight was his debut of Mario Andretti’s Brawner Hawk Ford, which is now owned by Ray Evernham and which McGee and others restored to perfection. You can read the exciting story about the original construction of the car and it’s race history in Jim’s […]

Exclusive excerpt from The Last Days of Henry Ford

Published by Racemaker Press on December 8, 2015

The next day, the Fords left for their annual summer vacation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. They had a cabin in the prestigious Huron Mountain Club, a summer retreat located in the densely forested area near the small town of Big Bay, which was forty miles northwest of Marquette. Fair Lane was not air conditioned, so […]

Big news!

Published by Racemaker Press on October 15, 2015

The inaugural Jean S. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History is this Saturday Oct. 17th and we’re giving the keynote! Joe Freeman, our head car collector and RMP owner, will give the keynote presentation on “Road Racing in America 1904-1940.” To make the event happen, the International Motor Racing Research Center is partnering with the Society of Automotive […]

All roads lead to Hershey Oct. 7th – 10th (and other big news!)

Published by Racemaker Press on September 15, 2015

The first week of October is upon us, which means the Hershey Fall Meet is just around the corner. The ACAA is at it again for their 60th anniversary at Hersheypark since kicking off the event in 1955. Another fun fact: The annual meet features 9,000 flea market spaces, 1,000 car corrals, and 1,500 show […]

Upcoming book signings at Lime Rock Historic Festival

Published by Racemaker Press on August 28, 2015

Author Gordon Kirby will be signing his title Jim McGee: Crew Chief of Champions with Jim McGee himself at Lime Rock Historic Festival. The weekend event starts September 3rd and goes through the 7th, and you can catch the signing duo on Saturday from 11 am – 12:30 pm. Rush order your copy today here or purchase at […]

Where to find Racemaker during Pebble Beach 2015

Published by Racemaker Press on August 5, 2015

We’re on the road again, off to Automobilia Monterey at Seaside, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2015 and the Laguna Seca track in California. August 11th – 16th marks the  2015 Pebble Beach Automotive Week which means a lot of car collectors in one place talking about cars, looking at cars, selling cars, and in our case, reading […]