A couple years ago, I wrote my first book, entitled Street Sleepers. It was published by CarTech Books and it’s widely available through many book stores, both online and in stores. You can click here to find out more about it. Soon after finishing the sleeper book, I decided to pitch a few more ideas to CarTech and see what might be the next book in my future. I knew that a book about abandoned drag strips would be interesting, from the angle of the reader and from my perspective.Click HERE for more!
Yep, it’s official. I’m writing another book with CarTech. I had a decent breather between the Sleeper book and this project, so hopefully it won’t be a terribly overwhelming project. I’m working toward a big goal, and I have 9 months to do it, so I’m sure I’ll be busy for a while, but I enjoy the work. I hope these books fly “off the shelves” and people thoroughly enjoy them.
With my first book being about street sleepers (how to build them, as well as more than 20 awesome examples of well-built sleepers) I decided the next book should lean a little more toward history. I’m not talking about wars, presidents or the Declaration of Independence…I’m talking about the history of drag racing. I can’t disclose too much information about the book just yet, but it will be about abandoned drag strips in the United States. I’m still laying out chapters and getting all the details ironed out, but I should be able to really get started on it when the car show season winds down a bit. The book should be fun to assemble, and I’m hoping it’ll be fun to read when it’s all said and done.
Since 2007, I’ve photographed and written about hundreds of cars for several different magazines. I definitely stay busy with this type of work, and I really enjoy it, so getting acclimated in this business created a great career for me. Even with a full time job, I am heavily involved in freelance work, and my most recent landmark is the completion of my first book, Street Sleepers: The Art of the Deceptively Fast Car, published by CarTech Books. It was a huge undertaking, and it certainly took every second of my spare time during the nine month time allowance, but seeing the finished product made it worth the effort.
I received my advance copy of the book Friday, July 29th and I thoroughly enjoyed flipping through the book in its entirety. At this point, all I had seen were black and white single page proofs, which didn’t provide much excitement. Today, August 15th, 2011, the book is officially released and should be on the shelves sometime VERY soon! Check it out!