Linda Vaughn

The First Lady of Motorsports

Author: Rob Kinnan,Linda Vaughn

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252323

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 8026


Perhaps the most photographed personality in automotive and motorsports history, Linda Vaughn has entertained fans and has been a premier marketer of automotive goods for more than 55 years. From her first days as Miss Atlanta Raceway, coming of age while representing Hurst, through her annual appearances at America's top automotive and racing events, Linda continues to engage fans, drawing long lines whenever she makes an appearance. At her peak, Linda attended more than 100 events annually, year after year, and she still attends more than 25 events each year. The only entity that's probably seen as many events as Linda is Goodyear! For the first time ever, Linda Vaughn allows her fans a behind-the-scenes look at her career in motorsports and promotion through her personal photographic archive and other photos. Through captions, Linda tells the story of individual images recounting countless stories from her photographic memory, with no detail left unshared. She recounts events with racing personalities and automotive icons from George Hurst to Richard Petty to Mario Andretti to Don Garlits. Nobody is left out as Linda tells stories about the photos chronicling her career in Motorsports. Linda Vaughn: The First Lady of Motorsports is the most comprehensive gathering of imagery ever assembled on Linda Vaughn. Through her 50-plus years in Motorsports, Linda has lived it all, been everywhere, and met everyone. Whether you are simply a fan of Linda or a collector of Linda Vaughn memorabilia, this will be the premier piece in your collection!

American Auto Racing

The Milestones and Personalities of a Century of Speed

Author: J.A. Martin,Thomas F. Saal

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786483891

Category: Transportation

Page: 231

View: 2463


As soon as there were automobiles, there was racing. The first recorded race, an over road event from Paris to Rouen, France, was organized by the French newspaper Le Petit Journal in 1894. Seeing an opportunity for a similar event, Hermann H. Kohlsaat—publisher of the Chicago Times-Herald—sponsored what was hailed as the “Race of the Century,” a 54-mile race from Chicago’s Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois, and back. Frank Duryea won in a time of 10 hours and 23 minutes, of which 7 hours and 53 minutes were actually spent on the road. Race cars and competition have progressed continuously since that time, and today’s 200 mph races bear little resemblance to the event Duryea won. This work traces American auto racing through the 20th century, covering its significant milestones, developments and personalities. Subjects included are: Bill Elliott, dirt track racing, board track racing, Henry Ford, Grand Prix races, Dale Earnhardt, the Vanderbilt Cup, Bill France, Gordon Bennett, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Mercer, the Stutz, Duesenberg, Frank Lockhart, drag racing, the Trans Am, Paul Newman, vintage racing, land speed records, Al Unser, Wilbur Shaw, the Corvette, the Cobra, Richard Petty, NASCAR, Can Am, Mickey Thompson, Roger Penske, Mario Andretti, Jeff Gordon, and Formula One. Through interviews with participants and track records, this text shows where, when and how racing changed. It describes the growth of each different form of auto racing as well as the people and technologies that made it ever faster.

The Age of Hot Rods

Essays on Rods, Custom Cars and Their Drivers from the 1950s to Today

Author: Albert Drake

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078643404X

Category: Transportation

Page: 207

View: 9556


This book is a collection of Bud Drakes columns from Rod Action and Goodguys Gazette for which he has written, respectively, the columns Fifties Flashback and Flashing Back. Within it is a wealth of historical essays and colorful writing on the people, machines, movies and cultural events that shaped hot rod culture.

The Science of Nutrition

Author: Janice Thompson,Melinda Manore,Linda Vaughn

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780805394351

Category: Medical

Page: 863

View: 9792


"The Science of Nutrition offers a science-based approach to nutrition that demonstrates how nutrition relates to people's lives and health. The authors point out common misperceptions and explain how to detect false nutrition information, so you have a clear understanding of how to separate nutrition fact from fiction." -back cover.

Breaking In

The Author of a New Era

Author: Wayne Casey

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492767664


Page: 216

View: 812


In the summer before his freshman year, Wayne Casey could think of nothing but joining the elite rank of athletes at Byrd Prillerman High School. The all-black school was the alma mater of his seven older siblings, and Wayne in the family tradition planned to be the eighth Casey to walk the halls of Byrd High. But something happened. Over 55 years later, still no one can explain or understand how it happened. Jim Crow was still king, even if his legal status had been officially revoked. Everyone simply knew the rules. No niggers allowed. The Supreme Court had ruled two years earlier that segragation in the schools was unlawful and unconstitutional. The order was to desegregate. But no stipulation had been made as to when. The Superintendent of Schools in Raleigh County, West Virginia encouraged his schools to ease into integration with due caution and a lack of haste. But Wayne Casey wondered why everyone seemed to be dragging their feet. So he used his to do what no other black child had ever done in Raleigh County, West Virginia before. He broke the color line.

All Around the Track

Oral Histories of Drivers, Mechanics, Officials, Owners, Journalists and Others in Motorsports Past and Present

Author: Anne B. Jones,Rex White

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786482435

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 6879


From authors Anne Jones and former NASCAR champion Rex White, here are oral histories of more than 50 individuals from stock car and drag racing’s not-so-distant past and present. Rich with original interviews and previously unpublished material, it includes drivers such as David Pearson, Junior Johnson, Bobby Allison, Bob Glidden and Hubert Platt; mechanics and builders; track crew; sportswriters; and owners such as Joe and J.D. Gibbs. Features many photographs and a foreword by Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark.

Pharmacology of Opioid Peptides

Author: L F Tseong

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9783718656325

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 4281


This book is being published at a time when opioid receptors have recently been cloned. The structural characteristics of opioid receptors and the recent advances in their molecular cloning and expression are explicated. Connecting these cloned opioid receptors with the pharmacology of opioid receptor actions is of particular importance. The use of antisense oligodeoxynucleotides to opioid receptors to elucidate the neural mechanisms of opioid action is detailed. As analgesia is one of the most important clinical functions for opioids and opioid peptides, this book concentrates on the detailed mechanisms of action of opioids and opioid peptides for the production of analgesia. The significant pharmacologic actions of opioids and opioid peptides in gastrointestinal function, immune function, cardiovascular and respiratory regulation, addiction and the cellular mechanisms involved in tolerance and dependence of opioids are also described. The book will be of interest both to researchers investigating the neural mechanisms of the pharmacologic and physiologic functions of the endogenous opioid system and to clinicians who are involved in pain management and assessment.

Pocono Raceway

Author: Gene A. Card

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439643636

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 6988


The framework for the creation of Pocono Raceway began in the late 1950s, when a group of investors formed Racing Incorporated. In 1962, a spinach farm near Long Pond, Pennsylvania, was chosen as the site for the multifaceted racing complex. Construction on the track began in 1965, but progress moved very slowly. The three-quarter-mile oval portion of the facility was completed in 1968, but it was not until 1971 that the two-and-a-half-mile superspeedway was ready for competition. From its humble beginnings, Pocono Raceway has grown to attract great numbers of enthusiastic spectators to both of its NASCAR® events each year.

Crazy Rich

Power, Scandal, and Tragedy Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty

Author: Jerry Oppenheimer

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250010934

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 9845


From the founders of the international health-care behemoth Johnson & Johnson in the late 1800s to the contemporary Johnsons of today, such as billionaire New York Jets owner Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson IV, all is revealed in this scrupulously researched, unauthorized biography by New York Times bestselling author Jerry Oppenheimer. Often compared to the Kennedy clan because of the tragedies and scandals that had befallen both wealthy and powerful families, Crazy Rich, based on scores of exclusive, candid, on-the-record interviews, reveals how the dynasty's vast fortune was both intoxicating and toxic through the generations of a family that gave the world Band-Aids and Baby Oil. At the same time, they've been termed perhaps the most dysfunctional family in the fortune 500. Oppenheimer is the author of biographies of the Kennedys, the Clintons, the Hiltons and Martha Stewart, among other American icons.

St. Ignace Car Culture

Author: Ed Reavie

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439641188

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 5512


St. Ignace hosted its first car show in 1976 as part of the bicentennial celebration. Over the years, the annual gathering has grown into one of the largest collector-vehicle events in the country. This lakeside community overlooking the mighty Mackinac Bridge and historic Mackinac Island boasts a spectacular waterfront—the perfect backdrop for a stunning array of eye-catching vehicles. In the early years, media referred to this show as “dessert.” As the numbers of participants and attendees grew, it became known as the “main course.” For teenagers growing up in the 1950s it was all new—cruisin’, drive-ins, drag strips, the country’s intense love affair with the automobile, and the birth of rock ‘n roll. Over 34 years, the St. Ignace Car Show has brought hundreds of automotive legends to town, and car-show traffic set crossing records on the Mackinac Bridge that are unlikely ever to be broken. So fire up the hot rod and cruise back to a simpler time . . . all these cars and still no traffic light!

Gadsden Public Library

100 Years of Service

Author: Library History Committee

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439619662

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 688


Gadsden Public Library is a monument to the initiative, creativity, and vision of those who dreamed of an evolving, comprehensive library to serve all citizens. Eight foreseeing directors have diligently continued this original mission. Since 1906, Gadsden Public Library has housed a variety of displays and sponsored countless programs featuring authors, speakers, reading initiatives, book clubs, and story times. With dedicated library staff members, supportive community leaders, and enthusiastic citizens, Gadsden Public Library has an established tradition of encouraging lifelong learning. From the installation of a telephone in 1913, to wireless access in 2006, Gadsden Public Library has changed to meet the technological needs of its staff and community. What will never change is the library’s importance to the city and the joy of reading that is central to its mission. Through a collection of photographs, this book provides a nostalgic look at 100 years of developing library service and the people who shaped it.

Taste This, Taste That

The Life of Jim Heaney, Dilettante

Author: Jim Heaney

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595369030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 6795


Jim Heaney was born an Irish-Catholic alcoholic. He remains one today. However, he has been sober for the past 21 years. No one has yet found a cure for the Irish-Catholicism.This story begins in a tiny house in Jacksonville, Florida, and ends in a slightly larger one in Columbia, South Carolina. Residences in central Florida, Indiana, Liberia, Georgia, Pennsylvania, England, Zaire (now Congo), and Kansas follow in that order.Much of Dr. Heaney's life involved battles. His most difficult ones were within himself. He struggled with low self-esteem, academics, addiction, religion, and infidelity. Several of these skirmishes are ongoing.In his youth, he learned to his distain that "dilettante" referred to someone who dabbled in the arts and academics. Someone who knew a little about a lot. During his twilight years, Jim came to realize that he was that dilettante for whom he'd had low regard. Yet age had allowed him to accept that dabbler and, hence, himself. The older he became, the more he realized the less he knew.

Operational Guide to AWWA Standard G400

Utility Management System

Author: James F. Ginley,Todd A. Humphrey

Publisher: American Water Works Association

ISBN: 1613000952

Category: Science

Page: 77

View: 6753


Designed to help utility managers understand new standards, this guide is for the implementation of water untility management best practices as set forth in ANSI/AWWA G400 Utility Management System (AWWA G400).

The Best American Sports Writing of the Century

Author: David Halberstam,Glenn Stout

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395945131

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 816

View: 7462


Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Halberstam selects the fifty best pieces of sports writing of this century. The Best American Sports Writing of the Century showcases the best sports journalists of the twentieth century, from Jimmy Cannon, Red Smith, William Mack, Gary Smith, and Frank Deford to A. J. Liebling, Tom Wolfe, and Hunter S. Thompson, and includes such classics as "What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?" by Richard Ben Cramer, "Louis Knocks Out Schmeling" by Bob Considine, and "The Rocky Road of Pistol Pete" by W. C. Heinz. This outstanding collection captures not only the century's greatest moments in baseball, boxing, horseracing, golf, and tennis, but some of the finest writing of our time. Guest editor David Halberstam is the author of The Reckoning, The Summer of Forty-Nine, The Breaks of the Game, and, most recently, The Children. Series editor Glenn Stout has written biographies of Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Jackie Robinson.