Dave Wolin’s 484 page “Riverside” covers the history of Southern California’s iconic racetrack in some what scrapbook form, crammed full of pictures, magazine and newspaper articles and comments from those who raced there, worked there or attended races there.
Coverage includes the early history of racing in the area, the beginning of pro racing, the USRRC and Can Am (both the original and later single seat series), Formula One, Formula 5000, Midgets, Sprint Cars, Go Karts, Indy Cars and the other non racing events held there. There is a chapter on “Crooks and Criminals” with Riverside connections and a photo collection of the attendees at the Legends of Riverside events. Don’t look for stock cars, the trans am, off road, drag racing or motorcycles, says the author; they’ll be in volume two, coming next year.
The book, with an introduction by Motor Press Guild Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Doug Stokes, come with a DVD containing photos, newspaper and magazine articles, interesting interviews, films and videos.