Every once in a while, you may enjoy a book that uniquely captures a fantasy. It may be a story that properly pegs you as you once were, or more likely, as you would like to have been. Recognition of yourself in the story is all it takes to keep the pages turning. Many publishers rejected this manuscript and erroneously felt there was no market for “car fiction.”
If you have not already read this book, The Last Open Road by Burt Levy, do yourself a favor. The connections for LBC racers, wannabe racers and sports car fanatics, are numerous. Its all about a young guy, not yet 20, who learns about foreign sports cars (and much more) in the early 50’s. He gets to work and play at places like Elkhart Lake, Watkins Glen, and the SOWEGA Races in Georgia. The frequent references to MG, Allard, Jaguar, Porche, Ferrari, and other lesser known cars, makes this a most entertaining easy read for people like us. The book was first published in 1994 and has done quite well over the years as we Baby Boomers have refurbished or finally obtained that special sports car of our dreams. You can order this cult classic from Amazon or get it quick as I did for the Kindle for 99 cents.