For gold and glory : Charlie Wiggins and the African-American racing car circuit
|Format:||Print Book 2002|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
In this book, Wiggins' widow, Roberta, and the drivers, families, and other eyewitnesses to the old ""Gold and Glory"" races recount vivid stories of his career, such as Charlie's unexpected run-in with the KKK in Kentucky, his outrageous stunts to help promote the black racing circuit, and his strange relationship with the notorious gunman John Dillinger. Set against the colorful backdrop of gangsters, bootleggers, the birth of jazz, and the early history of auto racing in the United States, For Gold and Glory chronicles the tragedies and triumphs of a dedicated group of individuals who overcame tremendous odds to chase their dreams. Theirs is a uniquely American story.
Gold and Glory Sweepstakes (Automobile race)
Automobile racing drivers -- United States -- Biography.
African American automobile racing drivers -- Biography.
|Publisher|| Bloomington :Indiana University Press,2002
|Other Titles|| For gold and glory (Television program)
xx, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-207) and index.
|ISBN||0253341337 (alk. paper)