Author: Doug Stokes (Doug Stokes)

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Autoweek Prints Its Last Hard Copy

Autoweek Prints Its Last Hard Copy

60 year old motor journal issues its final magazine … the web wins again. Yesterday … November 9, 2019, I was peacefully sitting in our living room when my wife brought in the day’s mail and dropped my stuff in my lap. There was the usual run of bills and advertising fliers … and my...

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1970-1975 Formula 1 Greats LOTUS 72

1970-1975 Formula 1 Greats LOTUS 72

1970-75 seems a long time ago in any sort of talk about modern motorsports technology, but this bright new book by the highly-respected motor-journalist Pete Lyons brings the subject into very sharp focus. LACar.com Book Review: 1970-1975 Formula 1 Greats LOTUS 72 By Pete LyonsForward by Emerson FittipaldiErvo Publishing July 2019Westrow House, Holwell, Sherborne, Dorset,...

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“DEFEAT” Was Only The Beginning…

“DEFEAT” Was Only The Beginning…

Each of the pantheon of famous motorsports figures who Will Buxton interviewed for this book tells their own story LACar Book Review MY GREATEST DEFEAT Author: Will BuxtonArtwork by Giuseppe CamuncoliPublished: May 2019, by Ervo Publishing UKISBN 978-1-910505-40-3USA: $29.95 / CAN: $34.95Review by Doug Stokes My Greatest Defeat” by Will Buxton Just to set the...

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Listen and Laugh: “The Last Open Road” as a Rather Raucous Radio Play

Listen and Laugh: “The Last Open Road” as a Rather Raucous Radio Play

LACar Radio-Play Audiobook Revue The Last Open Road By “BS” Levy Adapted from the book for audio, produced, and directed by the author 20 hours with bonus video features USB Flash drive: $55 or 20-disc CD set: $65 available at: www.lastopenroad.com photos by ASH and the author HERE’S THE DEAL: This is a very fun, funny, sardonic,...

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The Men and Machines That Revolutionized Formula 1 Racing

The Men and Machines That Revolutionized Formula 1 Racing

F1 MAVERICKS is Pete Biro and George Levy’s new book on the golden era of Formula 1 racing. BOOK REVIEW F1 MAVERICKSThe Men and Machines That Revolutionized Formula 1 Racing By Pete Biro and George LevyForward: Mario AndrettiAfterword: Niki LaudaPublished 06 Aug 2019Publisher: Motorbooks an imprint of The Quarto GroupISBN: 978-0-7603-6221-1240 pages, 91/2” by 11”...

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Getting “Slideways” for a Fun Night Out Near West Covina

Getting “Slideways” for a Fun Night Out Near West Covina

LA CAR GOES TO THE SPEEDWAY MOTORCYCLE RACES … SLIDEWAYS IN INDUSTRY HILLS STORY: TIM KENNEDY  Lead photo: Albert WongGallery photos: Howard Palmer Motorcycles are more ​like ​colorfully festooned skeletons ​when compared to any other form of two-wheel sport. Narrow and noisy, they seem gaunt, these garish caricatures of motorcycles, come, not even close (save the...

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FAST FORWARD STORIES: BLACK RAIN-OUT

FAST FORWARD STORIES: BLACK RAIN-OUT

I was working for a company that was contracted to handle racing PR for Suzuki Motorcycles, we were involved in every aspect of Suzuki’s professional racing efforts working with both moto-x and road racing teams publicizing their efforts at racetracks across North America. The year was 1989. One day, at a regular race team strategy...

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Showing Speed … Easy (and Eager) to be “Stupid Fast” … A word (or about 460 or so) about automotive TV advertising

Showing Speed … Easy (and Eager) to be “Stupid Fast” … A word (or about 460 or so) about automotive TV advertising

Showing Speed … Easy (and Eager) to be “Stupid Fast” OPINION: A word (or about 460 or so) about automotive TV advertising  By way of a quick introduction … I’m not only an automotive industry partisan, I’m a (pretty well-qualified) “racing person”* and so it’s with those credentials and that long-time investment that I need...

 

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