Pole Position Rex Mays


Bob Schilling



The life of America’s most popular race drive and a and a long look back at American auto racing and life circa 1931-1949.

Rex Mays was arguably the greatest race drive of his era although victory in the Indianapolis 500 eluded him. For years he held the record for pole positions (4) and laps led by a non winner (266).

From his very first race in1931 until his untimely death in 1949 his electrifying driving style made him a favorite of fans all over the country.

Moreover; Rex Mays was admired by his rivals , although his successes were at their expense. He was a perfect ambassador for the sport and a role model for American youth long before the term “role model” was coined.

Large format hard cover book, 482 pages.

Many never before published period photos.

A great history, sure to become a collectible.