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Little Christmas Book, 2018
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© The Roadster Factory
“THE RED CAR," A GOOD READ ABOUT A TEENAGER
AND HIS MG-TC PROJECT
"The Red Car" is a book written by Don Stanford in 1954 "for boys and girls of all
ages who admire fine cars and good sportsmanship."  "The Red Car" was available as a
Scholastic Book, sold in schools in the 1950s and early 1960s, and many of the original
readers later became British car enthusiasts.  As so many British car enthusiasts remember
the book so fondly, The Roadster Factory sought permission to reprint it from the author's
daughter, Kathy Clarke, and we are now selling from our second printing.
"The Red Car" tells the story of Hap Adams, a Colorado farm boy who buys a wrecked
MG against his parents' wishes.  Hap repairs the car with help from a local garage
mechanic named Frenchy Lascelle, a man with a secret past in amateur motor racing.  Later
Hap learns the techniques of sports car driving with Frenchy as his mentor, and the whole
town of Bullet, Colorado eventually begins to understand the appeal of sports cars when a
race is planned on the streets of their town to the dismay of some citizens.
As intimated above, many present-day British car enthusiasts had their introduction to
sports car driving through reading "The Red Car" in junior high school.  The book was
originally written for young adults, but it still makes a good read for many of us who are
now in our fifties, sixties, or seventies.  Even better, we hope that it makes a good read for
present-day youngsters who might do worse things than developing an enthusiasm for
British cars as exhibited by many who will read this catalogue entry.
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Book:  "The Red Car,”
by Don Stanford.
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15.00
c1954.  182 pages, soft cover.


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