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Riassunto: The creative mechanical genius of ?Monster Garage? meets the existential sexuality of ?Rebel Without a Cause? ? ?Wildman? is a little brother?s homage to the coolest big brother any boy ever had. It?s the true story of R.L. Peyton who was by anyone?s definition, a wild, wild man who lived as fast as he raced. Imagine if Albert Einstein had concentrated all of his genius on building the fastest dragster ever made and had the personality, good looks and charisma of James Dean - that was R.L. Peyton. ?The Wildman? was the ultimate underdog. A racer in a high stakes games with no bankroll, R. L. would beg, borrow or Gerry rig whatever he needed to race. He became the hands down crowd favorite at every track because they knew the Wildman would blow up, crash or set a new track record every time he got in the car. Before drag racing was legal and there was anything like the NHRA, Wildman was blowing the hoods off Mustangs in souped-up Studebakers on the swampy back roads of Dade County. In the early 60?s there was already a full blown drug subculture in South Florida and the same men that dealt bails of pot and kilos of coke had access to ?hot? Chrysler hemis. Wildman ran with the outlaws because he had to get a fix for his racing habit. When the sudden explosion of creative energy in the 60?s began blowing the doors off music, writing, art and political institutions, R. L. was challenging everything about mechanics, automobiles and racing. These two brothers shared every car they built together, every race, every wreck, every cheap motel and every set of beautiful twins the met. R.L. and Hap came up against county sheriffs and city cops, race officials and the other drivers and a limited income. Nothing could stop them. But unlike a lot of geniuses who were driven to excellence and pushed the envelope, Wildman earned the respect and admiration of everyone. Race officials could only marvel at the way he could get more horsepower out of a car and still not break the rules. Wildman was the Jimmy Hendrix of drag racing and he broke all the barriers. When he finally got a sponsor with enough cast to buy all the right tools for the job, Wildman became one of the first men to officially break 200 mph in a dragster. He did the unthinkable: he was the first man to build the longest dragster in the world and move the engine up. His list of accomplishments and breakthroughs is huge and throughout it all, he had one companion, his little brother, Hap. This is their story.
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Descrizione libro AA Fuel Pub, 2012. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP66315079
Descrizione libro AA Fuel Pub. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Fine. 0615245668 Privately printed, 2008. Trade paperback in Fine condition; signed by author Harrison Peyton on flyleaf. Codice libro della libreria SKU1027859
Descrizione libro AA Fuel Pub, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 236 pages. 9.00x0.54x6.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0615245668
Descrizione libro AA Fuel Pub, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0615245668