Fast as White Lightning

Presents a comprehensive view of the popular and dangerous sport of stock car racing, discussing famous drivers, mechanics, and cars, and the origins of the sport with Southern moonshiners

Fast as White Lightning

Author: Kim Chapin

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN:

Page: 333

View: 566

Presents a comprehensive view of the popular and dangerous sport of stock car racing, discussing famous drivers, mechanics, and cars, and the origins of the sport with Southern moonshiners

The Lawman White Lightning

The big man owned this town—well, most of it, at least—but that could change
like lightning if the marshals linked him to the moonshine sold ... More likely
snuffed out by a faster gun one day, or cut down by a coward while his back was
turned.

The Lawman  White Lightning

Author: Lyle Brandt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101619708

Page: 272

View: 769

A MOONSHINE TRAIL When his fellow U.S. Marshal Bill Tanner is found dead, Jack Slade picks up his trail, hot on a gang of moonshiners. A reformed drinker and gambler himself, Deputy U.S. Marshal Slade vows to uncover the truth behind Tanner’s death and pull the plug on the bootleggers—liquor and all! But Slade’s pursuit of justice comes with a heavy price: His longtime love, Faith Connover, has a quest of her own. While Slade is off hunting illegal moonshine, Faith makes arrangements to leave Oklahoma territory and head east. But all bets are off when Faith discovers something neither she nor Slade saw coming...

Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing White Lightning

Now that its driver could see what was ahead of him, the sedan quickly came up
tospeed. Jodell was clipping along at near eightymiles per hour when he caught
the first glimpse of the car's lights behind him. Hehad seen no other traffic in the ...

Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing  White Lightning

Author: Kent Wright

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466875763

Page: 288

View: 549

The pedal meets the metal in Rolling Thunder Stock Car Racing--the thrilling series from Kent Wright and Don Keith that traces the history of stock car racing from the dusty dirt tracks of East Tennessee to the multi-million-dollar, high-tech venues of today. "You know how it feels...the power of the motors vibrating in your chest, stunning your ears, your heart pumping in your throat, the grit of spent tire rubber in your mouth. You know how it feels from the grandstand? Just imagine how it feels to the ole boy behind the wheel of one of those monsters. Just imagine!" It's the mid-1950s, and Elvis is King. Jodell Bob Lee has been raised up in his grandfather's moonshine business. But the boy dreams of something much bigger than clawing out a living on a dirt farm and outrunning federal revenuers. He dreams of racing stock cars. It only takes a few races before Jodell is hooked, and before long he and his mechanic cousin, Joe Baker, and best friend, Bubba Baxter, are facing the like of Junior Johnson, Ned Jarrett, and Lee Petty. His motto: always finish first, no matter what. The explosion of stock car racing as the number one spectator sport in America roars to life in White Lightning, the pedal-to-the-metal story of Jodell Lee's triumphant rise to fame and fortune. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Demon of Table Mesa

White Lightning was explaining something to Jacob as they viewed the clothes. ...
White Lightning led Jacob out of the longhouse. ... Jacob was picking the Flat-
Land Language up fast; White Lightning had a tutor teaching him the language.

The Demon of Table Mesa

Author: John Waddell

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1648040802

Page: 262

View: 703

The Demon of Table Mesa By: John Waddell Jacob and his two friends come across an old spirit board game they find in the attic. As the three become immersed in the game, they become a part of a story about Jacob’s ancestors, who were involved in a massacre of a Native American village, which existed in the 1800s during the Indian wars. With a desire to fix the injustices of his ancestors of the past, Jacob must travel through the “Portal to When.” When arriving in the year 1852, Jacob is adopted by the leader of the village. The Demon of Table Mesa is indeed a tale of demons—and while experiencing evil, Jacob must learn about the good and evil within himself.

White Lightning

The funeral director's wife, Jerry Ann, quickly passed out typed-up directions on
small slips of green paper to the cemetery three blocks away. She got to passing
so fast she dropped the entire stack on the foyer floor. (Evidently another funeral
 ...

White Lightning

Author: Minton Sparks

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1418578428

Page: 144

View: 965

"I had been wrestling the place I came from for years." Losing her salty-dog grandmother "Jebo" rocked Penny Sue's life completely off the rails. But Jebo knew better than to leave without a proper goodbye. She left Penny Sue something that felt as unexpected and potent as Jebo herself. Four diaries--filled with a lifetime of scratched down family secrets and penetrating poems. As Penny Sue slowly turns the pages, she unearths the secrets of a tightlipped family that keeps the past blurred and buried. But where is the fourth diary? And who is sending Penny Sue ransom notes with brazen and unorthodox conditions for obtaining it? As the painful, gorgeous truth in Jebo's diaries works its magic, it frees Penny Sue to see the woman she was meant to be . . . and a realization that sometimes lightning really does strike twice.

Southern Cultures

Kim Chapin, Fast as White Lightning: The Story of Stock Car Racing (New York:
Three Rivers Press, 1998), 49. 6. Daniel, 99. 7. The date of the first football game
in the South is a matter of dispute. Washington and Lee University gives the date
 ...

Southern Cultures

Author: Harry L. Watson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807837652

Page: 226

View: 367

In the Winter 2012 issue of Southern Cultures… The Great Debate: NASCAR vs. College Football Undercover: Inside the World of the Debutante On the Backroads: Country Stores and the Days of Yore A Look at the Numbers: Race and Region in the American South and Beyond Autobiography: Cotton Milling in Alabama and Understanding Personal Identity in the South . . . and more. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.

Real NASCAR

White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France Daniel S. Pierce ... Kim Chapin,
Fast as White Lightning Although World War II idled the cars and the tracks where
stock car racing began, the sport emerged in the immediate postwarera as one of
 ...

Real NASCAR

Author: Daniel S. Pierce

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807895726

Page: 360

View: 120

In this history of the stock car racing circuit known as NASCAR, Daniel S. Pierce offers a revealing new look at the sport from its postwar beginnings on Daytona Beach and Piedmont dirt tracks through the early 1970s, when the sport spread beyond its southern roots and gained national recognition. Real NASCAR not only confirms the popular notion of NASCAR's origins in bootlegging, but also establishes beyond a doubt the close ties between organized racing and the illegal liquor industry, a story that readers will find both fascinating and controversial.

White Lightning

The world’s greatest fast bowler and the cutting edge behind the success of South Africa at Test level and Warwickshire in the county championship during the mid-nineties, explains his winning mentality in his first-ever autobiography.

White Lightning

Author: Allan Donald

Publisher: HarperSport

ISBN: 9780002188890

Page: 269

View: 414

The world’s greatest fast bowler and the cutting edge behind the success of South Africa at Test level and Warwickshire in the county championship during the mid-nineties, explains his winning mentality in his first-ever autobiography.

History s Greatest Automotive Mysteries Myths and Rumors Revealed

“That monkey got took care of real good—got fed the best bananas and
everything,” Flock told Kim Chapin, author of Fast as White Lightning, an
engaging history of NASCAR's early days. With Jocko riding shotgun, Flock's
fortunes improved.

History s Greatest Automotive Mysteries  Myths  and Rumors Revealed

Author: Matt Stone

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 161058659X

Page: 256

View: 866

Rumors, myths, and fantastic stories have swirled around the automobile since the first car appeared over 100 years ago. Did you know that after James Dean’s death behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder, parts of the car were sold off, and said parts then cursed their new owners? Or did they? Did you know Bonnie and Clyde stole Ford V-8s almost exclusively as getaway cars because they were the fastest cars of their day? Or that Clyde Barrow wrote Henry Ford a “thank-you” note for building the cars that made escaping his bank heists so successful? NASCAR has been the source of countless myths and legends. Did you know, for example, that a monkey by the name of Jocko Flocko once won a Grand National race? (Hall of Fame driver Tim Flock helped.) Or that one of the most famous stock cars in NASCAR lore—a Chevelle built by legendary rules-bender Smokey Yunick—never actually turned a lap on a racetrack? Did you ever hear the one about the 1964 Impala that flew into a cliff—at 350 miles per hour—in the Arizona desert, thereby winning the inaugural Darwin Award? How about the Ford Pinto that flew like a bird? Or the 68-horsepower Hyundai Excel that maxed out at 115 miles per hour while speeding Rodney King to a rendezvous that would eventually lead to the L.A. Riots? What was the first car to break the sound barrier? Who won the first Indy 500? What kind of car was dancer Isadora Duncan in when she was killed? What car performed the most spectacular stunt in the James Bond movie oeuvre? In all of these cases, the answers may not be what you think. These are just a few of the automotive world’s crazy stories, mysteries, myths, and legends. History’s Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed compiles a juicy selection covering subjects from racing to automakers, crime to pop culture, and historical to modern day. Read it and be amazed!

The Lightning Within

His father, Boss Ribs, keeper of the Beaver Medicine, often asked White Man's
Dog to talk to Fast Horse, to try to learn the nature of this mysterious illness. Boss
Ribs was sure that a bad spirit had entered his son's body. But Fast Horse would
 ...

The Lightning Within

Author: Alan R. Velie

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803296145

Page: 161

View: 407

American Indian stories have fascinated the world for all the right reasons: vigor, depth, subtlety, brightness. In the 1960s a brilliant renaissance began. Out of it came such gifted writers of fiction as N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie Marmon Silko, Gerald Vizenor, Simon Ortiz, Louise Erdrich, and Michael Dorris. In bringing them together, The Lightning Within celebrates some of the best work being done today in the novel and short story.

No Other Help I Know

Mr. Peyton drove so fast, they called him White Lightning. He never stopped
when he entered the fork of the road, he just screeched his tires veered over on
two wheels and gunned his truck toward Towne. The black folk in the community
often ...

No Other Help I Know

Author: Shirley Brantley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411650700

Page: 340

View: 410

In a homespun vernacular all her own, Shirley Brantley narrates this true tale of struggle and triumph. Her debut novel, No Other Help I Know, is set in the early sixties in the rural south. It centers on a family who is looking up and reaching out and holding on to the only thing that sustains them, their faith in God and themselves. Deeply rooted in the African American tradition, the message transcends cultural and racial divides with a universal truth. For every high, there is a low, and for every mountain top there is a valley experience. We are always in pursuit of our higher selves. Largely autobiographical, the story begins with Jeane Brockton en route to her hometown of Pendelton, South Carolina. During this sentimental journey, the scenes along the countryside cause intense memories to emerge, evoking a telling of her childhood that lends itself to the heart of traditional fiction.

White Lightning

Sam regarded Lynn. He rested his chin on his hand, one finger partly covering
his mouth. “I see I've made you uncomfortable,” he said. “Of course. I'm too eager.
And I'm moving too fast. I—” “Too fast?” She found herself laughing. “Too fast?

White Lightning

Author: Sharon Brondos

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426823398

Page: 304

View: 135

BACK A WINNER—TEXAS STYLE! Crystal Creek…where power and influence live in the land, and in the hands of one family determined to nourish old Texas fortunes and to forge new Texas futures. THE RACE IS ON Lynn McKinney knows Lightning can outrun any horse in the field—all he needs is time, training and Lynn in the saddle. But Sam Russell, part owner of Lightning, doesn’t see things her way. He knows nothing about horses except that this one was supposed to turn a fast profit. The jockey and the investor are headed for a showdown…. CRYSTAL CREEK reverberates with the exciting rhythm of Texas. Each story features the rugged individuals who live and love in the Lone Star state. And each one ends with the same invitation… Y’ALL COME BACK…REAL SOON!

White Lightning

My father , I know Mahan . My brother sent him to me . ” “ What ' s that ? ” " I was
fasting . My Noko told me to fast . A fasting boy may see his guide . I prayed . I
heard a noise like the noise of Mugwuh , the Bear [ 219 ] WHITE LIGHTNING.

White Lightning

Author: Edwin Herbert Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 354

View: 211

Mid Wicket Tales

Fast. “ Typhoon Tyson,” “Whispering Death,” “White Lightning,” “Rawalpindi
Express”—each is an epithet to describe that ultimate terror in cricket—the truly
frightening fast bowler. Those who have watched cricket since the 1950s will
swear ...

Mid Wicket Tales

Author: S. Giridhar

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 935150090X

Page: 292

View: 324

Written with the passion of a fan and knowledge of a cricketer, Mid-Wicket Tales: From Trumper to Tendulkar is for all genuine lovers of cricket from every cricketing nation. It celebrates cricket in all its hues and brings alive the rich history, romance and technical nuances of the game, where diligent research and analysis is blended with rare and interesting anecdotes. Even as the essays reflect the authors’ passion for the game, there is a perspective, balance and tolerant objectivity right through the book. Thus, if they lavish praise on Rahul Dravid for his batting or the wondrous all-round skills of Garry Sobers or the incomparable slip catching of Bobby Simpson, they also admire the less successful test cricketers, for there are just a few thousand test players in 137 years of international cricket. It is the sort of book one can reach out and spend 30 minutes on any number of occasions, just like meeting old friends.

Petersen s Photographic Magazine

In fact , just a quick look at White Lightning and there ' s no doubt it was
conceived by a very creative , but eminently practical , mind . It was Mr . Buff ' s
intention to produce a full - featured studio electronic flash ideally 1 . Designed
for easy use ...

Petersen s Photographic Magazine

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Yodel Ay Ee Oooo

Buthe ended up throttling his talent white lightning fast—dead in the backseat of
a Cadillac by age 29. Williams wasa truly gifted persona, fusing lyricalcontent to
the mythicalaspects of hislife likenoone before him. He also casually morphed
the ...

Yodel Ay Ee Oooo

Author: Bart Plantenga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136716726

Page: 352

View: 668

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Going Nowhere Fast

I didn't know whatever became of that bottle of white lightning . Of course , they
took Dick to jail . He lost the gun because to claim it would be saying he had it on
him . But as the police got it off the floor , they couldn't charge him with carrying a
 ...

Going Nowhere Fast

Author: S. G. Garner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 153

View: 741