The 200 MPH Steamroller - Book One: Red Reign
by B.S. Levy
2010, 428 pages, hard bound
The first book in a new series of novels by Burt Levy, author of The Last Open Road series and perennial ride mooch. The setting is spring 1962. Fairway Motors (Ford) is on a mission to gain international racing fame. They hire Henry Lyons, an American journalist working for Car and Track Magazine (Road and Track?), on the QT to give them insights into the European race teams, particularly Ferrari.
If youíve read any of his other books, you know that Mr. Levy can take the long way around the barn in telling his story, but as in his other books the story is more of a vehicle for conveying the color, ambience and feel of times past. In fact, the story lines (Lyonsí love life, the birth of the Mustang, Cobra, and GT40) are still open at the end of this book and ready to proceed in the next book, which is due out shortly, if it isnít already. Iím waiting for the next installment in this series.
Review by: Wilbur Mannell
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