Jimmy Dilamarter & Ren Wicks Jr
Parnelli Jones is one of those drivers who very nearly did it all during his career but, because he never competed in Formula 1, often gets unfairly overlooked. Add his achievements as a team owner and car builder with Vel Miletich and his was a racing life very well spent.
Pictures are the main draw of this book – the photography is stunning. With cars ranging from his 1963 Indy 500-winning Watson, the Johnny Lightning Colts which propelled Al Unser to success in the early ‘70s, to the Baja 1000-winning Ford Bronco and Danny Ongais’s Mustang funny car, his record is all here in minute detail.
Even though the eye is drawn elsewhere, the accompanying words paint a good picture of what really went into building and racing these cars in a time of great change and innovation in American racing. ACH
Published by Dalton Watson Fine Books, ISBN 978-185443262-9, $69