Buried in my Pile-O-Books since the '70s, this copy of Sunday Driver last read by teenaged me. That is until recently, when I dusted it off for a revisit.
Even with a few decades between readings, I actually remembered sections of it, especially the ending - where author Brock Yates races the very illegal Cannonball Run across the US, with legend race driver Dan Gurney in a Ferrari. That bit of history stuck in my mind for 35+ years.
Up until that point, Brock Yates - who also was involved with the early era of Car and Driver magazine - writes in detail about attending the Bob Bondurant racing school, racing some SCCA events, then finally a few Trans-Am races in a very modified Camaro.
All with an interesting and fun writing style. Brock also knows his way around a track and appears to race fairly well throughout the adventure. Super talented pro driver he is not however, so also puts a Walter Mitty spin on the tale. You can imagine yourself in his shoes attempting all this along with him.
A very easy, entertaining, quick read for fans of auto racing. Being written in 1972 also puts a time capsule aspect to the whole gig. Dig up a copy for a test spin...