Blood, Sweat & Gears. The Story of the Gray Ghost and the Junkyard Firebird by David G. Barnes

Blood, Sweat & Gears. The Story of the Gray Ghost and the Junkyard Firebird

byDavid G. Barnes

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2014

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In 1971, could a little group of unknown automotive engineers independently design and build a race car from an old 1964 Pontiac sedan and really compete against professional, factory-backed racing teams? Blood, Sweat & Gears is based on the true story of a small group of GM Pontiac Division engineers who did just that – they independently created a race car in 1970 from an old 1964 Pontiac Le Mans with 80,000 miles on its odometer.

Without factory support and on a shoestring budget, they seriously competed in the 1971 televised Trans-Am road racing circuit against professional, well-financed, factory-backed racing teams and won the hearts of fans and the press, who dubbed their car the “Gray Ghost.” The following year they did it again, starting with a wrecked Firebird from a junkyard, and shocked the racing world at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Blood, Sweat & Gears is an inspiring, fact-based underdog story of hard work, ingenuity and competitive American grit that has never before been fully told.

Title:Blood, Sweat & Gears. The Story of the Gray Ghost and the Junkyard FirebirdFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:David G. BarnesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:194153645X

ISBN - 13:9781941536452

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