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Title: Barney Oldfield, The Life and Times of America's Legendary Speed King (Revised, Expanded Edition, Leatherbound)
Author: William F. Nolan
Leatherbound hardcover, 6"x9", 232 pages, 40 pages of photos, 112 B&W images
ISBN 1-888978-12-0

Berna Eli Oldfield (Barney) was America’s most flamboyant race driver. He took part in over one-thousand race meets between 1902 and 1918. The machines he drove included Henry Ford’s ‘999’, Alexander Winton’s ‘Bullet’, the Peerless ‘Green Dragon’ and the 200 hp German racer they labeled the ‘Blitzen Benz’ and Harry Miller’s Golden Submarine.

Oldfield commanded thousands of dollars for race appearances. He wore a diamond pinky ring and a sealskin coat. He raced his cars against planes and played chicken with trains, barnstormed the county fairs, and brawled in saloons. He was the first man to go faster than a-mile-minute on a dirt oval. He set records at the dirt tracks and on the beach, raced the road courses and circled the banked board and brick tracks with the fastest of the era. In this full-bodied, colorful account, William F. Nolan superbly recreates the flavor and raw tempo of early-day America when Barney Oldfield was called the Speed King of the World.

The publisher has produced a very special limited edition of just 250 copies signed and numbered by William F. Nolan. These are bound in black bonded leather, stamped in silver foil, with a four color tip-on reproduction of a painting by Peter Helck, “Dirt Track Mix-Up” featuring Barney at the wheel of a Peerless “Green Dragon.” This special edition also features bound tip-ins of four other paintings by Peter Helck. These additional single side color pages are printed on a modified six color inkjet printer, using archival quality pigmented inks on an acid free paper.

6x9, 232 pages, 40 pgs of photos, 112 B/W images, ISBN 1-888978-13-9
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