The Racers – Endurance Motor Racing 1963 – 1973

The Personal scrapbook of Al Satterwhite

Al Satterwhite is a renowned and award-winning photographer. One of his passions is motorsports photography. That passion awakened after his first visit to the Daytona 24H in 1962. The race opened the eyes for Satterwhite. Immediately he was hooked to motorsport and motorsport photography.  And this was the first , and last race Satterwhite visited as a regular spectator. From that moment on, he visited races as a journalist / photographer to cover them for magazines. The book “the Racers – Endurance Motor Racing 1963 – 1973” directly results from the work Al Satterwhite delivered back then.

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the Racers – sample page

Al Satterwhite took a selection of pictures he took during the races he visited back in the heydays of motorsports. So you can see photographs you have never seen before from  the Daytona 24H and Sebring 12H races.
Back in the days, photographers life was way more easy. There, Al Satterwhite had the opportunity to have the most iconic racers as the subject for his photography. And that shows in  in the pictures in “the racers”. You’ll find portraits of legends like Steve McQueen,  Phil Hill, Jacky Ickx, Joakim Bonnier, Peter Revson, Pedro Rodriguez and we could continue for a while. 

Next to the racers Satterwhite captured, he captured the action of endurance motor races too. From up close, the book has pictures from cars on the track and in the pits. And all is put together in a way this book looks like a scrapbook. Al Satterwhite uses his old press passes, parking tickets and tags he received back then. The use of these little things makes the book even more look like a scrapbook. And it brings the book even more to life. Brian Redman wrote the foreword, and David Hobbs the afterword.

the Racers - Al Satterwhite
the Racers – sample page

Conclusion

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We just loved this book. And we believe that each and every sports cars aficionado will be as enthusiast about “the Racers” by Al Satterwhite as we are. Fantastic photography of the heydays of motorsport, a great design, and easy reading: that combination makes this book an absolute winner. Going through this book makes you believe you stepped in a time-capsule to visit the endurance racing at Daytona and Sebring in the 60s and 70s. We hardly recommend to add this book to your library. We are convinced you’ll have tons of fun with it. Is there a negative side ? Yes there is, we believe the  book could have a lower price-tag. But please, don’t let that be an objection to buy.. You’ll love it.

 

The Racers Book Cover The Racers
Al Satterwhite
Photography
Delius Klasing
April 8, 2020
200
978-3-667-11856-1
German / English