Fitzpatrick’s racing career spanned 22 years of competition in Europe and the U.S., winning numerous championships on both continents, while driving for a variety of works teams, including Mini Cooper, Ford, BMW, Abarth, Jaguar and Porsche. “I am happy to have finished my book about my life in motorsport,” said Fitzpatrick. “I have enjoyed recalling all the highs and lows of my life and career and I am pleased to be able to share them with the readers. I would like to thank my publisher Michael Keyser for all his hard work and patience. “Hundreds, if not thousands, of young boys dream of becoming a racing driver,” he added. “But a few, a very few, will become successful at such an endeavor. The extraordinary mixture of opportunity, single-minded determination and sheer luck that allowed me to join the ranks is the subject of this book. My dream came true, and I’m delighted to share my story.” Fitz - My Life at the Wheel includes 131 black-and-white and 236 color photographs, many never before published, with 13 chapters of thrilling yet heart-warming accounts of the life of a man with a purpose - to be the best. Fitzpatrick is now retired and living in the south of Spain with his wife Sandra.
A very illustrated biography of Carlo Facetti, mechanic, praparer, tester and driver, one of the great characters of the Italian motorsport. Without gramours, expressing the maximum power on tiptoe, he was the one who succeeded to drive during the races 88 cars of 25 different brands in more than forty years of activity.
On March 16, 1988, motorsport legend Mickey Thompson and his second wife, Trudy, were gunned down by hooded assassins in the driveway of their Bradbury, California, home. This shocking and brutal double-murder brought an abrupt end to one of the most extraordinary careers in the history of motorsports, a career that has never been completely profiled—until now. Author Erik Arneson delves into the life and career of one of racing’s greatest innovators and most successful businessmen, while also chronicling the story of his tragic murder and his family’s relentless quest to bring his killer to justice.