Grand Prix Driver Author:W.E Butterworth The stock-car racing accident that killed his partner changed Ed Stevens from a hungry and promising young driver to a moderately young man with no desire to continue competition on the stock-car circuit. Insurance money from the disaster improved Ed's bank balance, but nothing could blot out the memory of the fatal crash. — It wasn't until sever... more »al aimless months passed that Ed could think about racing again, and his restlessness led him to Europe and Formula I Road racing team were flatly rebuffed. Grand Prix contests were entirely different from stock-car driving, and Ed's competition experience in the United States counted for very little.
Only after he risked his entire capital to rebuild and drive a Formula I racer did his talent receive any recognition. Then, just when he seemed to have gained a permanent place on a racing team, his chances were threatened by an autocratic racing-team manager.« less