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“THE RED CAR," A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A TEENAGER
AND HIS MG-TC
“Copies of a Popular Book Available Again for Reading and Gift
Giving”
"The Red Car" is a book written by Don
Stanford in 1954 "for boys of all ages who admire
fine cars and good sportsmanship."  "The Red Car"
was available as a Scholastic Book in the late 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 book title was chosen as the theme of
Summer Party 2017, and The Roadster Factory
received gracious permission from Kathy Clarke to
reprint her father's book for the occasion.
"The Red Car" tells the story of Hap Adams, a
Colorado farm boy who buys a wrecked MG-TC
against his parents' wishes.  Hap repairs the MG
with help from a local garage mechanic named
Frenchy Lascelle, a man with a secret past in 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 road race is planned
on the streets of the town to the dismay of some citizens.
As intimated above, many present-day British car enthusiasts had their
introduction to sports cars and sports car driving through reading "The Red Car" in
junior high school.  The book was written for young adults, but it still makes a good
read for many of us who are now in our fifties, sixties, and seventies.  Even better,
we hope that it makes a good read for present-day youngsters who might do far
worse things than developing an enthusiasm for British cars as exhibited by many
who will read this catalogue entry.
Part No.
Description
No.Off  List Price  Sale Price
Book:  "The Red Car,”
by Don Stanford,
A/R
15.00
c1954, 182 pages, soft cover
A VERY GOOD BOOK ON TR250, TR5, TR6
“The Triumph TR5, TR250, and TR6 Companion”
This book was written by Steven Rossi, a
popular president of The Vintage Triumph Register
in the 1980's and Ian Clarke, a friend of Steve's in
England.  It is a very readable and informative book
with lots of great information about the six-cylinder
TRs that you just don't find anywhere else.  I
especially enjoy the race history of the years of
SCCA racing, ending in Paul Newman's fight for
the national championship in 1976.  Paul Newman
purchased the TR6 that won the championship in
1975, and fought the factory teams to win it himself
in 1976.  The story of the championship race with
Newman dicing with Lee Mueller in the factory
TR7 is the stuff that gives us Triumph owners
goosebumps.  If you love TR250s and TR6s, you
need to own this book...
Part No.
Description
No.Off  List Price  Sale Price
Book; "The Triumph TR5, TR250,
A/R
23.95
TR6  Companion,”
by Steven Rossi
and Ian Clarke, 118 pages, 120 illus.,
photos, some colour, soft cover
P.S.  This book was originally published by Haynes in a small edition that sold out
immediately.  It then went out of print, and TRF managed to get permission to
publish it.  Our edition is paperback, it is printed on nice paper, and it is well made.
It is a super bargain at the price listed only possible because we publish the book
ourselves.










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