Definitive Racing History 1890s to 1940s

First Super Speedway is honred to present this Impressive work - a definitive history of early auto racing - by Darren Galpin.
 
Attached is perhaps the best single record of race statistics detailing the drivers and cars of events held throughout Europe and America from 1894 and into the World War I era. This is a wonderful reference to get the answers to questions about auto races, both landmark and esoteric. The table of contents is 29 pages long, and I mention that only to make the point that this is a comprehensive record. This is not narrative, so sitting down with it with intention of reading it like a novel - or even conventional racing history - is not putting it to its best use. I do recommend a hard look at the contents and then skim through the results and stopping wherever you like for to satisfy a particular interest. 
 
Bottom line, this is an amazingly wonderful contribution to the body of knowledge about our favorite sport during its nascent age. The author is Darren Galpin, and I am honored that he graciously granted First Super Speedway the opportunity to publish it here. This is a good one to come back to regularly as you build your expertise on this subject.

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