By Art Eevans (ISBN 0-9705073-1-3)
Published by Photo Data Research LLC, $65.00
If there is an obvious flaw with this book, it is its limited availability. To get hold of a copy, you must fax 00 1 310 373 5988 and get the information from Photo Data Research. But basically, the price is U$65, plus p&p.
What you get for that is an absorbing 230-page book which reviews the 20 sportscar race venues in Southern California, including Willow Springs, Riverside, Del Mar and Bakersfield. Logically enough, it takes a track per chapter, tells the story of each sportscar race there, supplements pictures with reproductions of each programme cover and reports on how the circuit is today.
Art Evans doesn’t take the reader back in time (though the photographs do); but he produces a text chock-full of information about the greatest time and place to be a racing driver. DM