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The Resource Best damn garage in town : my life & adventures, by Henry "Smokey" Yunick

Best damn garage in town : my life & adventures, by Henry "Smokey" Yunick

Label
Best damn garage in town : my life & adventures
Title
Best damn garage in town
Title remainder
my life & adventures
Statement of responsibility
by Henry "Smokey" Yunick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Smokey Yunick, the world's most famous mechanic, accomplished more in one life than most people could in five. He flew 50 missions as a B-17 pilot during WWII. He was an integral part of the birth of stock car racing and ran open wheel cars during the glory days of the Indy 500. He spent years in the jungles of Ecuador and held 10 patents. Smokey was concerned for the future so he developed more efficient and powerful engines for passenger cars and safer crash barriers for race tracks. These are the real stories of racing and everything automotive in America - told by someone who was there every step of the way!
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LAL
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Yunick, Henry
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Yunick, Henry
  • Stock car racing
  • Stock car drivers
  • Indianapolis Speedway Race
  • NASCAR (Association)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bomber pilots
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Inventors
Target audience
adult
Label
Best damn garage in town : my life & adventures, by Henry "Smokey" Yunick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where do racers come from -- Tail End Charlie goes to Europe -- The watch, the ring and the jacket -- The mule ain't blind -- Albert the alleygator -- One step ahead of Castro -- Carnie -- Lord Calvert takes her through the turns -- The fabulous Hudson Hornet -- The cover of the Saturday Evening Post -- About tars -- Society of Heads-up-asses Surface Transportation Manufacturers -- The hole gets bigger everyday -- If the world had more Deweys -- The system: don't get mad, get even -- Racing with one arm -- Dear Bill -- Mexican road race -- It didn't say you couldn't -- Pontiac, how the sweater got knit -- Wore out and dead at 50 -- The little car that could, but didn't -- 50 good drivers and an asshole -- Family -- Real racer's proving ground -- The fan -- Indy qualifying -- Indy Pace Car -- The beaver patrol -- What did you invent Smokey? -- Flow bench -- A greased chute to shitsville -- The Smokey BTU juggling contest -- Slippin' outta sync -- Ocelot -- Smokey Yunick, PhD -- Funny lookin grasshoppers -- Champion hound dog tamer -- Eleven rose bushes -- Since I quit racing -- Dale Earnhardt -- The Smoketron -- Power secrets -- Across the pond -- Back in the game -- The final final chapter -- The dictionary according to Smokey
Control code
16842025
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 652 pages
Isbn
9780972437837
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm53361303
Label
Best damn garage in town : my life & adventures, by Henry "Smokey" Yunick
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where do racers come from -- Tail End Charlie goes to Europe -- The watch, the ring and the jacket -- The mule ain't blind -- Albert the alleygator -- One step ahead of Castro -- Carnie -- Lord Calvert takes her through the turns -- The fabulous Hudson Hornet -- The cover of the Saturday Evening Post -- About tars -- Society of Heads-up-asses Surface Transportation Manufacturers -- The hole gets bigger everyday -- If the world had more Deweys -- The system: don't get mad, get even -- Racing with one arm -- Dear Bill -- Mexican road race -- It didn't say you couldn't -- Pontiac, how the sweater got knit -- Wore out and dead at 50 -- The little car that could, but didn't -- 50 good drivers and an asshole -- Family -- Real racer's proving ground -- The fan -- Indy qualifying -- Indy Pace Car -- The beaver patrol -- What did you invent Smokey? -- Flow bench -- A greased chute to shitsville -- The Smokey BTU juggling contest -- Slippin' outta sync -- Ocelot -- Smokey Yunick, PhD -- Funny lookin grasshoppers -- Champion hound dog tamer -- Eleven rose bushes -- Since I quit racing -- Dale Earnhardt -- The Smoketron -- Power secrets -- Across the pond -- Back in the game -- The final final chapter -- The dictionary according to Smokey
Control code
16842025
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 652 pages
Isbn
9780972437837
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm53361303

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