Now a member of multiple motorsports halls of fame, morton is a regular on the vintage race circuit today. It was 1957, but morton remembers it as if it were yesterday because his trip to the road america 500 made him decide that he would have a career in racing. Brand new speedway books collection only or can deliver 50 mile radius for fee thanks stocktonontees. Kindle store go search best sellers gift ideas new releases. John edward morton 19242011, new zealand biologist and theologian. Of the thousands of motorsports books, this is the single most candid book of its kind. He progressed from shop janitor to team driver in 1964, launching a career that spanned over forty years and joining the shelby team at the most.
Race legend john morton honored with custom wristwatch. In 71 wilkinson, already a successful author, decided to write a book about an aspiring race car driver. Morton has written a book about this experience called inside shelby american. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. Also included will be 4 8x10 photos of images in the book, with each photo signed and numbered by the photographer with the print numbers matching the porsche pilots book. His dreams of competition eventually led him to enroll, in 1962, in the shelby school of high performance driving. Speedway books for sale in uk 51 used speedway books. Wrenching and racing with carroll shelby in the 1960s.
Jan 11, 20 by sylvia wilkinson john morton has been a stalwart road racer in the u. In a bold moment after the last class, morton asked. John morton drives the cxc racing simulator youtube. John mortons legendary racing career articles classic. John morton s most popular book is inside shelby american. Mortons skillful driving in the early 1970s elevated the datsun brand as a competitive contender on the racetrack and earned the adoration of fans globally. Inside shelby american and millions of other books are available for amazon. Morton brothers motor sports officially started in 1998, but its history began well before that. Mar 28, 2018 john mortons introduction to racing follows a familiar line. See all books authored by john morton, including a medal of honor. Vintage datsun racing the stainless steel carrot chronicles. John morton born february 17, 1942 is one of the great american professional racing drivers.
Back in the 1970s, elijahs brother, glen, was a racer. With rides ranging from 427 cobras to canam, formula 5000, indy cars and imsa gtp, morton had a career most pro racers only dream about. Morton brothers motor sports jacksonville, north carolina. An auto racing odyssey revisited sold out by sylvia wilkinson. John chalmers morton 18211888, british agriculturist and writer. Wrenching and racing with carroll shelby in the 1960s ebook written by john morton. He went on to race jalopies in south carolina before he dropped out of clemson university to attend carroll shelbys racing school at riverside raceway in. John morton may not be a household name, but nissans motorsports heritage is forever linked to him. By 1962, his dreams had led him to enrolling in the shelby school of high performance driving. Before the 787b john morton wins at le mans with a b lola in 1984. And i had a neighbor across the street that had a sports caran mgand i got rides in that. As you know, morton won both championships, cementing his place and those of the 510 and its bre livery in motorsports history. He went on to race jalopies in south carolina before he dropped out of clemson university to attend carroll shelbys racing. John morton was 15 when he attended local dirt track races with his dad at the waukegan speedway in his illinois hometown.
John was the special guest at the datsunsnw canby car show this year, and after the banquet dinner, john chatted. I gave up on finding it before buying another seven. I have been reading motor racing books since the early 60s and still read a lot of motor racing books, almost exclusively road racing, f1 le mans, sports racing, etc. Wrenching and racing with carroll shelby in the 1960s by john morton 2017, paperback at the best online prices at ebay. John morton 1725 april 1, 1777 was a farmer, surveyor, and jurist from the province of pennsylvania and a founding father of the united states. Click download or read online button to john morton book pdf for free now. Nov 06, 2015 in the updated collectors edition, included are tributes to shelby from chuck cantwell, henry ford iii, john morton, kati remingtonblackledge, and others, plus new and updated material. The natural history of northamptonshire by john morton naturalist rector of oxendon. His love of racing began at a race his father took him to at road america in 1957, the even turned john morton into an avid racing fan. Com the first destination for australian horse racing. John morton born february 17, 1942 is an american racing driver from waukegan. John morton s introduction to racing follows a familiar line. As a delegate to the continental congress during the american revolution, he was a signatory to the continental association and the united states declaration of independence. John started his career in 1963 in sportscar events shortly after attending carroll shelbys racing school.
Books by john morton author of inside shelby american. The mighty bob bondurant prior to1964 le mans, where he wrote cobra history. Also included will be 4 8x10 photos of images in the book, with each photo signed and numbered by the photographer with the print numbers matching the porsche pilots book number. An insider unveils the agony and the ecstasy of the olympic dream, and dont look back. Racing historian sylvia wiklinson, author of the stainless steel carrot returns with a novel about a crosscountry road trip in 1965 gmc pickup. Points in italics are being ignored because they were your second race that day. John morton placing nissan on the map and dominating motorsports. John morton racing driver news newspapers books scholar jstor january 2011 learn how and when to remove this template message.
John percival morton 19111985, assistant undersecretary of state at the ministry of defence. Hang out with john morton at the classic motorsports mitty. Inside shelby american is a firsthand account of the iconic sports car builder and racing team from john morton, champion racer, and personal friend of carroll shelby. Still involved in racing, as he competes occasionally in historic events. I already knew that much since i ordered 1532 from ecurie shirlee in late 62. John morton placing nissan on the map and dominating. By sylvia wilkinson john morton has been a stalwart road racer in the u. Best known as a sportscar racer, he now lives in utah. John mortons latest book about his early racing career under the tutelage of carroll shelby. This page was created for our partners and our fans to keep track of how our season is going. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read inside shelby american. Read books by john morton such as inside shelby american, faded glory and other similar quarto explores biography sports figures, quarto drives racing books at. I started racing a 40 super 7 that i bought new in late 1962. My dad took me to races when i was a little kid, and i got interested in it, he says.
Morton also drove for shelby american before he joined the datsun squad. I am told that 1532 was built in november of 62 and shipped to ecurie shirlee. Inside shelby american by john morton overdrive rakuten. He went on to race jalopies in south carolina before he dropped out of clemson university to attend carroll shelbys racing school at riverside raceway in california. Morton weaves historical racing context into his own personal narrative as an aspiring, successful racing driver, giving personal insights into legends such as carroll shelby, ken miles, and dave macdonald, among others.
The book profiled young upandcoming road racer john morton as he raced the bre datsun 510 in the 1971 and 1972 scca transam 2. John morton books list of books by author john morton. Racenet helps you keep up to date with each racehorse trainer by always providing the latest information. A very special edition of racing pilots the motorsports photography of jack webster. She points to a picture in the book of john paul racing. American race car driver john morton appeared at autobooksaerobooks in burbank on saturday, december 14th to promote his new book, inside shelby american wrenching and racing. John morton may not be a household name, but nissans motorsports heritage.
John morton was an american racer, who competed in scca club races, as well as formula 5000, the canam series, and the imsa series. And i had a neighbor across the street that had a sports caran mg and i got rides in. John won the championships and continued on a roadracing career that saw dozens of championship level victories around the country and abroad. Glen brought home a vega with a 454 engine, and the two brothers took it to the local track and immediately became hooked. John morton grand marshal of hsrs mitty historic racing news. Daniel morton trainer profile including major winners, current entries, recent results, stats for the season, per track and jockey combinations. There is a great story in the book, pages 103107, about john morton s debut as a cobra team driver in this race. After his father took him to a race at road america in 1957, morton became an avid racing fan.
Feb 14, 2018 the worldclass historic race weekend returns to road atlanta april 26 29, and the events grand marshal is a racer who is closely tied to both nissan and datsun. In the early 70s, race driver john morton s efforts with a small team called bre brock racing enterprises and datsun nissan had the perfect combination it needed to win. When you take a detailed look at his career, john morton has to be counted as one of the most versatile drivers in racing history. Ive admired john morton as a driver for years and this is a great account of his years with shelby. John won the championships and continued on a road racing career that saw dozens of championship level victories around the country and abroad. John morton born february 17, 1942 is an american racing driver from waukegan, illinois. Divin the late 1950s, a young john morton was transfixed with sports car racing. Download pdf john morton free online new books in politics. Racing legend john morton shares his incredible journey from literally mopping the floor at shelby american to racing for carroll shelby alongside ken miles. To keep all the datsun enthuiasts up to date on the steve bonk john morton car. Mar 22, 2018 john morton has had a very prolific racing career. A book could be written about ken miles, and one has, by art evans. The level of access the author had to the team is unlike anything before or.
In 1971 and 1972 he became part of the first successful team to race japanese cars in the u. Stanford wires up john morton, ancient porsche in the name of. Nov 18, 20 i have been reading motor racing books since the early 60s and still read a lot of motor racing books, almost exclusively road racing, f1 le mans, sports racing, etc. In this revisited edition of the classic motor racing book, author sylvia wilkinson has added a new 45page chapter catching up with many of the people who made the bre team successful and the book so compelling, including john morton, the teams number one driver, who went on to race. This album includes photos from a book on john morton, written by sylvia wilkinson, called the stainless steel carrot. John morton download john morton ebook pdf or read online books in pdf, epub, and mobi format. John mortons legendary racing career classic motorsports. Oct 16, 2011 the book chronicles the early career of racing driver john morton, including most of his time on peter brocks bre datsun transam team in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Divjohn morton moved to california from illinois in 1962 to enroll in carroll shelby s driving school at riverside. Morton s skillful driving in the early 1970s elevated the datsun brand as a competitive contender on the racetrack and earned the adoration of fans globally. Driving for the bre team brock racing enterprises, morton won the scca c production class with the datsun 240z national championships in 197071 and the under 2. Olympic skiing competitor and coach shares his story and training program, and more on.
The snake that conquered the world is a worthwhile addition to your library. Points in bold are being considered for the current points. This porsche pilots edition is limited to only 50 copies, each signed and numbered by the photographer, jack webster. However, when someone has had such a prolific career, it should be cerebrated. John murton 15851626, cofounder of the baptist faith. And i had a neighbor across the street that had a sports caran mg and i got rides in that.
After a 40plusyear career, morton is best remembered for the 1970 1972 seasons. This book is a great gift for any shelby or racing fan. After completion, with peter brock having been his instructor, john asked shelby for a job on the racing team. She points to a picture in the book of john paul racing at le mans in a 935 in the rain. John morton has 24 books on goodreads with 333 ratings. John morton s inside shelby american is a mustread for both shelby fans and racing enthusiasts in general. In the late 1950s, a young john morton was transfixed with sports car racing.
In a bold moment after the last class, morton asked carroll shelby if he might come to work for the newly formed shelby american. Green points are the best five races out of your last ten race days within 12 months the average of these are your current points. Race car legend john morton at burbanks autobooks north. The book follows a young racer named john morton as he campaigned the brock racing enterprises datsun 510 in the 1971 and 1972 scca transam 2. Best auto and auto racing books score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. He recently authored a book about those days, and will be signing copies throughout the mitty weekend in the classic motorsports tent. All the stats, form and information about trainer daniel morton available at racing. In this revisited edition of the classic motor racing book. To commemorate a friendship 50 years in the making, nissan collaborated with denmarkbased rec watches to craft a unique timepiece for renowned racing driver john morton. In this revisited edition of the classic motor racing book, author sylvia wilkinson has added a new 45page chapter catching up with many of the people who made the bre team successful and the book so compelling, including john morton, the teams number one driver, who went on to race professionally for now close to 40 years. That could be about the same as saying bobby hull had a very prolific hockey career it goes far deeper, with many special moments of triumph with some disappointment mixed in. A winning history with john morton bfgoodrich racing.932 165 1306 585 506 425 1205 1356 737 1210 152 1128 738 592 812 283 1459 1248 1212 1173 738 397 965 333 1193 349 1555 1355 1149 497 715 829 281 745 392 951 445 1295 579 1156 456 1076 601 1295 225