Weekend HeroesBy Tony Adriaensens
- November 27, 2020
- Posted by Marc Enger
3rd Annual Santa Rosa Sports Car Road Races , Cotati Airstrip
“Tony. Well, I have my copy of WH2 & I am absolutely delighted. I can’t believe how good it is & I don’t want to put it down.
You should be congratulated on producing one of the best books on motor racing of all time.
Huge congratulations & kudos to you & of course thanks for allowing us to share it.
I really cannot stress how pleased I am, especially with the photo & comments on my father. Every page brings another joy.
Thank you so much ? ” Stephen Payne
Lap one of the under-1500 semi main was amazing – Bob Drake, who started from the tail end had expertly driven the Cooper through the entire pack and was a scant 5.75 seconds behind the flying Weiss! Pictured here are Dusty Miller in the 150S Maserati, Russell May in a Porsche Special #27 and the yellow Reno Racing Team Cooper Climax driven by Harry Banta. Banta’s Cooper wasn’t performing too well- it was learned later that the first and second gears were „kaput“ – he finished eight. Miller finished sixth overall after his beautiful Maserati sustained its fourth dented fender on lap 23 when he spun out and hit the hay bales. He was probably still a little shook up from practice Saturday when his car went out of control and hit a photographer. The photographer received a broken leg but no other injuries…
Weekend Heroes 2 is about sports car drivers, spectators and enthusiasts that made the scene in California in the 1950’s. The fascinating books are not merely nostalgia ; those early years from 1950-1957 truly were magical – filled with special cars and special people , who have genuinely become our heroes. The three books are the most people focused sports car racing books ever. Photos never seen before and never published before. Almost six hundred pix in full color and over three hundred in black and white. Tony’s books are all extraordinary and have never disappointed anyone. They are true masterpieces and levels above other period racing books.
If you want to order Weekend Heroes 2 here is the link: corsaresearch.com
Report by Tony Adriaensens/ collectorscarworld.com