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Lone Star J.R. : the autobiography of racing legend Johnny Rutherford
Rutherford, Johnny, 1938-
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Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books, [2000]

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xiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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GV1032.R87 A3 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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With his signature Texas flag painted on his helmet, Johnny "J.R." Rutherford captured the hearts of racing fans for three decades. Now he takes readers on an exciting drive through his life and gives a behind-the-scenes look at the racing world. 60 photos.

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Rutherford was a very successful Indy style race car driver during the 1970s and 1980s. Among his many triumphs were three wins in the Indianapolis 500, historically the most prestigious race in America. This is his engaging account of the events and highlights of his life and career; more than that, though, it also describes what motivated him as a driver and as a person, and it truly conveys the love that he had for his decades of racing. Despite this being a compilation of reminiscences, there is continuity throughout, and the book reads very well, highlighted by descriptive passages that seem to capture the feelings, smells, and adrenaline rushes of driving a race car. Rutherford may not be well known to many current racing fans, but because of his prominence in the sport, this would make a good addition to libraries with racing history collections, especially those in Rutherford!s adopted state of Texas."David Van de Streek, Pennsylvania State Univ. Lib.,York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.