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Tales of Speed: Pacemaker True Adventures
Tales of Speed Pacemaker True Adventures Author:Edward G. Jerrome CONTENTS: *Sterling Moss--Grand Prix Winner; *Bluebird's Last Record; *Richard Petty's First Million — Stirling Moss climbed into the seat of his silver racing car. The British Grand Prix was about to begin. He turned to Hermann Schmidt, head mechanic of the Mercedes Racing Team. "It will be a fast race," Moss said. "I wonder how the car will ... more »run. It seemed to be all right when I tried it out. Did you check everything again?"
Donald Campbell grew up with the sound of roaring engines in his ears. His father was a British racing driver. As a boy, Donald liked to sit behind the wheel of his father's cars & boats. Donald said, " No one is going to take Father's record out of the family. If anyone is going to break it, I'll have to do it myself."
Two mechanics were working on a car at Petty Enterprises in Level Cross, North Carolina, Richard, a tall, thin boy, was watching. The car belonged to his father, Lee Petty. "Get to work on those wheel bearings," Lee said to the mechanics. "Let me do it," said Richard, who was 12. The two mechanics laughed.« less