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Berks County Historical Society - Tommy Hinnershitz Bio on Sale

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Asking Price $ 29.95 USD per item
Quantity This item is always in stock (new condition)
Tax Sales tax of 6 % may apply for buyers in Pennsylvania
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View Cleona Classifieds Cleona, Pennsylvania, USA Phone:(610) 375-4375
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  The museum bookstore at the Berks County Historical Society, 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA has in stock the biography of auto racing legend and Berks County, PA native Tommy Hinnershitz.

Hinnershitz is a former Berks County Athlete of the Year and an inducted member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

For more information about the store telephone 610-375-4375.

Many have called him the greatest dirt-track Sprint car driver of all time. This exciting biography of Tommy Hinnershitz, by veteran novelist/sportswriter Gary Ludwig, is a superb account of the life and times of this racecar driver who became an auto-racing legend. The hardcover book is a fascinating history of the Sprint car, telling how it evolved, beginning during the first few years of the 1900s, to become the true American racecar. You'll read about the drivers, mechanics, owners, and promoters who spent their American ingenuity and willpower to invent, innovate, and engineer the development of the automobile through high-speed rough and tough competition. You'll learn more about the early champions, including Ted Horn, Joie Chitwood, Jimmy Bryan, Johnny Thomson, and many more. They were Hinnershitz's rivals during a career that began in 1928 and spanned five decades. Racing and winning on the dusty dirt horse tracks at state and county fairs across America earned Hinnershitz a chance to race against the best drivers, and eventually a chance to race in the Indianapolis 500.

Basket Road Press Inc. 2009. Hardcover with color dust jacket. 252 pp. with photos & complete race-by-race career statistics. ISBN 10: 0-9815099-4-0. ISBN 13: 978-0-9815099-4-5. Collector’s item.