Carnival of Speed: The Auto Racing Business in the Emerging South, 1930-1950

Hall, Randal L.
July 2007
North Carolina Historical Review;Jul2007, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p245
Academic Journal
The article discusses the emergence of the auto racing business in the Southern U.S. from 1930-1950. It was by mid-October when auto racing first emerged in North Carolina, sanctioned by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and staged by Walter Stebbins of New York City. In this sport, individuals compete for prizes by operating complex machines at the fastest speed possible.


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