Postcards from Detroit: Remembering Formula 1 in the Motor City


Roger Hart


This book captures the uniquely American atmosphere of the Detroit Grand Prix and a bygone era in Formula 1 racing. With the landmark Renaissance Center as a backdrop, Rogert Hart’s complelling black-and-white photographs and accompanying recollections convey the relaxed camaraderie among drivers and a sense of fun that is hard to imagine in today’s more intense paddock area. The photographs show a Detroit paddock filled with glamourous guests and popular drivers who competed in support races: Paul Newman driving in the Trans-Am; Michael Andretti starting out his professional career advised by his legendary father, Mario; supermodel Christie Brinkley relaxing on the pit wall with her boyfriend, the driver and champagne heir Olivier Chandon. These intimate and revealing character studies, punctuated by exciting race action, evoke a strong sense of nostalgia for teams and drivers from an era that will never be repeate