Autodiva Magazine review of The Yanks at Le Mans

July 2019   (click image to view full PDF in high resolution)

Caption for cover image: Augie Pabst and Dick Thompson (Maserati) 4th at Le Mans in 1961. © THE KLEMANTASKI COLLECTION

The Google translation of the two-page spread of the Maserati that begins their story: What an amazing job by Tim Considine! Rewarded many times, this true "Bible" summarizes the contribution of drivers, mechanics, teams and cars US entered the 24 Hours of Le Mans since the first edition of 1923. Three enormous volumes (1923-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979) abundantly illustrated, hundreds of testimonies, patiently collected for nearly thirty years, make this a must-have for all passionate libraries. Hard to do better for a book that we sincerely recommend!


Sports Car Market Magazine review of The Yanks at Le Mans

July 2019   (click image to view PDF in high resolution)

Motor Sport Shop review of The Yanks at Le Mans

June 10, 2019

helgakoenig-automobilbuecher review of The Yanks at Le Mans

June 2019 review of The Yanks at Le Mans

  May 28 (Volume I)

  Great Performances / Review of Volume I, 1923-1959 by Pete Vack

  June 4 (Volume II)

  The Glory Years / Review of Volume II, 1960-1969 by Pete Vack

  June 11 (Volume III)

  Yanks at Le Mans / Review of Volume III, 1970-1979 by Pete Vack

The Yanks at Le Mans  is Book of the Month in Classic & Sports Car

May 2019 (click image to view PDF in higher resolution)

Book of the Month Classic & Sports Car

Autoweek review of The Yanks at Le Mans

December 17, 2018

What would make the eyeballs of your car- and race-loving special person light right up on Christmas morning? One of these here books, that’s what. Imagine the look of delirious joy that will smack his or her grille when they unwrap something as interesting and car-worthy as one of these? Except for maybe the Le Mans book, which won’t be out until next year. But you can put a little card saying it’s in the mail. Twice Around the Clock: Yanks at Le Mans by Tim ConsidineFrom the first Model T at the first running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, there have always been Americans present in one capacity or another. Now, finally, their stories are told, in glorious, intricate detail by author -- and sometime Autoweek contributor and famed motorsports journalist -- Tim Considine. He poured 28 years of his life into this book: writing, researching and interviewing the American drivers, team owners and crew members who raced at Le Mans over almost six decades. Considine covers the years 1923 to 1979, and if there’s anything not in here, it probably didn’t happen. But what did happen is a cavalcade of riveting race reporting, wonderful anecdotes and hundreds of interesting stories I guarantee you won’t find anywhere else.All your favorites are in it: Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, Carroll Shelby, Bob Bondurant -- even Roger Penske, who co-drove a Luigi-Chinetti-entered Ferrari with Pedro Rodriguez and who was running third up until he missed a shift coming out of Mulsanne Corner and blew the engine. "Bonnier was behind me in a (Porsche) Spyder, and with all the smoke, he went off into the trees and wrecked. I remember, he was mad as hell at me.”