expansion of harness racing. As is often the case with landmark legislation at the
state or federal level, a critical mass offorces came together with the General
Assembly session of 1949. The elements included a Democratic majority in the ...
Author: Robert E Hartley
Publisher: SIU Press
Many people are unaware that from 1945 to 1975, downstate lawmakers dominated the Illinois political arena. In TheDealmakers of Downstate Illinois, Robert E. Hartley details the lives and contributions of three influential southern Illinois politicians, Paul Powell, Clyde Choate, and John Stelle. He describes how these “dealmakers” were able to work with Democrats and Republicans throughout the state to bring jobs and facilities to their region. Using a variety of coalitions, they maintained downstate political strength in the face of growing Chicago influence. Hartley traces the personal histories of Powell, Choate, and Stelle, shows how they teamed up to advance a downstate political agenda, and reviews their challenges and successes. Beginning with an account of early experiences, including the battlefield courage that earned Choate the Medal of Honor as well as Stelle’s World War I experience and later entrepreneurship, the book continues with an exploration of the groundwork for their collaborative legislative agenda and their roles in the growth of Southern Illinois University and the passage of income tax legislation. Hartley reviews the importance of Powell’s relationship with Governor Stratton, Choate’s leadership of the 1972 Democratic National Convention and his relationships with Governor Walker and with Chicago interests. The Dealmakers of Downstate Illinois is a vivid, straightforward tale of fighting in the legislative chambers, backstabbing behind the scenes, and trading special favors for votes in pursuit of not only personal gain but also the advancement of a regional agenda.
Then, on May 11, 2016, we lost one of the “giants” of our sport, Duth Hoag. In
1949, in the New York southerntier, Don Cleveland had a shop that built a stock
car that raced at Naples Speedway. It was a 1938 Ford Coupe. Bob Ratcliffe was
the owner and had several drivers race the car including Billy Rafter. The car ...
He and Paul Plumadore were best friends, and often took their cars to tracks
Author: Len Kasper
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
SPENCER SPEEDWAY LEGENDS 1957-1977 by Len Kasper SPENCER SPEEDWAY LEGENDS 1957-1977 was written using notes and journals kept by the author, and it tells an in-depth chronology of a racetrack in a suburb of Rochester, New York, over a twenty-year period. The storyline follows the drivers, owners, promoters, officials, and race crews that made this incredible history possible. It includes a multitude of behind-the-scenes information and personal stories with rare photographs from the author and from the racing families themselves. For those who lived through the period, it is a nostalgic trip back in time. For others, it will be a compelling journey through time where local tracks were evolving from jalopy tracks to professional racing circuits, and their drivers rose to national prominence.
During his army time he also won a 350cc Brands Hatch race on a 350cc Manx
Norton. ... He got together with the local tourism board and Triumph Germany,
and the rest is history. ... organizes its fourth Café Racer Festival weekend in
2016, at the historic 1924-built Linas-Montlhéry racing circuit, 30km south of Paris
. ... After the war, racing resumed in 1949, with the first race attracting 300,000
Author: Uli Cloesen
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
This is the first book to solely concentrate on the British-powered café racer motorcycle. Renewed interest in custom British café conversions is illustrated with stunning images of select sporting, racing, and ‘café’d’ British motorcycles. From single-cylinder to four-cylinder variants – see the ‘café’d’ side of British bikes!
Upon his return , lacking the money to put another race together in Florida , he
sponsored LOCATIONS a national championship race ... the sport with the Kurt
Busch ( 2004 ) help of racetrack owners wanting NASCAR to Red Byron ( 1949 )
make their races official , and as ... ( both owned by Walt Disney ) and Time
Warner's TNT signed on to a new eight - year , $ 7.4 billion TV deal that runs
Author: Hoover's Business Press
Publisher: Hoovers Incorporated
Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies covers 900 nonpublic U.S. enterprises including large industrial and service corporations.