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Oval Playground VINTAGE AUTO RACING Car Drag Race DIRT TRACK LEAGUE William Campbell Gault 1st DJ
 

Oval Playground VINTAGE AUTO RACING Car Drag Race DIRT TRACK LEAGUE William Campbell Gault 1st DJ

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The Oval Playground
by William Campbell Gault

E P Dutton, c1968, Stated 1st EDITION, 1st printing, 188 pages. VERY GOOD+ Condition Hardcover with a VERY GOOD+ Dust Jacket protected in a Mylar Cover. This book is ex-library with usual markings (NONE on dj), fep removed, very small dj corner clip,& very dj light wear. Pages & Binding are NICE & TIGHT!



A great vintage car racing book.

It's the combination that counts in racing. First there was Al Duncan, a forty-two-year-old top mechanic with a dream to get "back to the dirt, back to the noisy Sundays." Everyone wondered if he'd forgotten his age.

Then there was Mark Devlin, one of a group scornfully labeled the "grease balls" by the more social and political guys in his high school. Mark spent most of his spare time in Al's garage, which was a kind of playpen for the group. He'd converted an old Ford with a blown Dodge engine and had raced in drag and jalopy races, but Mark had never driven a car designed for racing until the "blue lady."

The third member of the combination was a light-blue Rafield into which Al had put a D-O four with the built-in genius of Stan Nowak. It was a car that "went where you pointed it, answered every summons without hesitation, happily at home on the surface it was tailored for."

Al's wrench and the Nowak engine made a strong two-thirds of the combination, but that wasn't enough. While Mark grew to fill his position of driver through race after race, he learned the real meaning of the dirt-track league and the reason he was there. The result was a combination that couldn't be sold out.



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