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"Tv" Tommy Ivo: Drag Racing's Master Showman

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ISBN13:

9780760338926

ISBN10:
0760338922
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/4/2011
Publisher(s):
Motorbooks Intl
List Price: $28.00

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Summary

In the early 1960s, Tommy Ivo had the world in the palm of his hands. Still a young man, he was already a star of television and film with a promising Hollywood future ahead of him. Then his producers told him he had to quit drag racing. He quit the entertainment industry instead. This is the official story of Ivors"s incredible life and racing career. Readers will follow "TV" Tommy as he becomes the most ambitious drag racer in the nation, building his own cars in the garage behind his Burbank home; becoming the first driver to pilot his dragsters to 170, 175, and 180 miles per hour and towing his cars to match races at small-town drag strips across the United States. Always the showman, Ivo pioneered promotional techniques that are today taken for granted. In this regard especially, his impact on the sport cannot be understated, and his legacy is detailed in this incredible bio of one of drag racingrs"s most irrepressible characters.


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