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The Stainless Steel Carrot: An Auto Racing Odyssey: Wilkinson, Sylvia

The Stainless Steel Carrot: An Auto Racing Odyssey

Wilkinson, Sylvia

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ISBN 10: 0395172225 / ISBN 13: 9780395172223
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1973
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as stated on copyright page, black cloth binding with bright silver illustration and title, a brief gift inscription is present on the blank front end-paper, the outer page-edge is slightly tanned, and there are three tiny holes in the cloth along the outer hinge on the back cover (they are too small to be visible in our provided photo), the dustjacket is price-clipped only, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, no other remarkable flaws to this attractive copy, 335 pages, illustrated with photos, the author's fourth book and her first non-fiction work. Bookseller Inventory # 034885

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Title: The Stainless Steel Carrot: An Auto Racing ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.

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In '71 Wilkinson, already a successful author, decided to write a book about an aspiring race car driver. John Morton, having just won the 1970 National SCCA C Production Championship in a BRE 240Z, became her subject. Peter Brock, BRE team owner and manager, allowed Sylvia full access to the team. The Stainless Steel Carrot shares, without prejudice, the trials and tribulations of the era's top race team reaching for the Trans-Am 2.5 Championship and their hopes to rise to even greater heights with the "Stainless Steel Carrot", BRE's Lotus Formula 5000. The magic Sylvia pulls off is to neutralize any voice of the author. The book grabs the reader from their own perspective. If the reader has some experience in management, they are apt to empathize with Brock's struggles to guide a team of talented, opinionated individuals. If the reader is an engineer, the plight of the mechanics may gain their focus. The main subject of the book, of course, is championship driver John Morton. His insight has all drivers and wanna-be drivers on the edge of their seats waiting to see what he will do and how he'll deal with adversity next.

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