Racing Post s 500 Strangest Racing

A book about the unexpected, the off-beat, the quirky - five hundred strange stories in horseracing's history.

Racing Post  s 500 Strangest Racing

Author: Graham Sharpe

Publisher: Raceform

ISBN: 9781905156542

Page: 271

View: 865

A book about the unexpected, the off-beat, the quirky - five hundred strange stories in horseracing's history. It tells about how a jockey lost a race when he insisted on riding in a top hat, what happened when a trainer fitted his short-sighted runner with spectacles, and why a racehorse was sent to jail.

Motor Racing s Strangest Races

The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true.

Motor Racing s Strangest Races

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 1911042572

Page: 256

View: 794

Since 1894, when motor racing’s colourful history began with a bang (and a banger!), drivers, racers and lunatics alike have done many stupid and bizarre things all in the name of motor sport. Author Geoff Tibballs has gathered together this absorbing collection of stories from over a century of motor racing around the world, including the Frenchman who drove 25 miles in reverse, the Grand Prix in which the leading drivers were so far ahead that they stopped for a meal in the pits, the Le Mans 24-hour race won by a car patched up with chewing gum, and the driver who drank six bottles of champagne – virtually one per pit-stop – on the way to winning the Indianapolis 500. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of petrolheads, this book contains enough extraordinary-but-true tales to drive anyone around the bend. Word count: 45,000

Unforgettable Soccer

500 Strangest Football Stories. Racing Post Books, Compton. Simpson, Paul, and Hesse, Uli. 2014. Who Invented the Bicycle Kick? Harper Collins, New York.

Unforgettable Soccer

Author: Luciano Wernicke

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

ISBN: 1782558357

Page: 296

View: 739

Unforgettable Soccer is a fun book about soccer. Rather than putting the magnifying glass on great champions and memorable matches, it instead examines the more obscure soccer tales, rescuing incredible feats and masterful mistakes from oblivion—incredible feats such as the soccer player who scored all four goals in a game that ended 2-2. Or crazy stories about a Danish referee who stopped a match to look for the dentures he had lost. The reader will even find a story about a defender who was reprimanded even though he was already dead! Within these pages are entertaining stories that will seem almost too unbelievable to be true. Written in a fun and lighthearted manner, Unforgettable Soccer tells the soccer stories that should be told, making it a must-have for every soccer fan.

Why Is Soccer Played Eleven Against Eleven

500 Strangest Football Stories. Racing Post Books: Compton. Simpson, Paul, and Hesse, Uli. 2014. Who Invented the Bicycle Kick? Harper Collins: New York.

Why Is Soccer Played Eleven Against Eleven

Author: Luciano Wernicke

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

ISBN: 1782558098

Page: 240

View: 659

Why Is Soccer Played Eleven Against Eleven? reveals one hundred facts of soccer history and rules that are either unknown or little known, such as why soccer is played eleven against eleven, why soccer matches last 90 minutes, who the first coach was, how the referee appeared, and who invented goal nets, red and yellow cards, the penalty, and the penalty shoot-out. Included in this book are funny and weird anecdotes, such as the case of a player who scored a goal...without ever having stepped on the pitch...making this book the complete resource on the beautiful game of soccer. Millions of soccer fans will find all the answers to any question they could possibly have—including those they may not have thought of—in this amusing, yet informative, book by journalist Luciano Wernicke.

Horse Racing Strangest Races

Extraordinary but true stories from over 150 years of racing Andrew Ward ... and grocers contributed food; and prisoners at Walton Jail made 500 sandwiches.

Horse Racing Strangest Races

Author: Andrew Ward

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 1910232327

Page: 300

View: 993

This hilarious, sideways look at horse racing vividly recounts many of the strangest moments and oddest incidents from over 150 years of the sport's history. Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had to be re-run because the judge wasn't in his box at the finish; the ultrasonic binoculars that allegedly stunned a horse and unseated a jockey at Ascot, and many more. A totally original, offbeat collection of extraordinary but true stories, Horse-Racing's Strangest Races will be a delight to all lovers of the turf.

500 Strangest Football Stories

'500 Strangest Football Stories' reaches way back to the early days of the game to introduce you to characters of a bygone era who played football whilst carrying umbrellas and used their moustaches to indicate their feelings.

500 Strangest Football Stories

Author: Graham Sharpe

Publisher: Racing Post

ISBN: 9781905156658

Page: 272

View: 813

'500 Strangest Football Stories' reaches way back to the early days of the game to introduce you to characters of a bygone era who played football whilst carrying umbrellas and used their moustaches to indicate their feelings.

London s Strangest The Thames

Extraordinary but true stories Iain Spragg ... London Authority gather on Westminster Bridge to race their replica yellow ducks over a 500-metre course.

London s Strangest  The Thames

Author: Iain Spragg

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 1910232408

Page: 300

View: 629

The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and economic, political and social role in the history of England. London's Strangest: The Thames reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on, beneath and along the banks of the famous waterway. From appearances of the world's first submarine to the raid on the Sex Pistols river concert, Lord Nelson's final journey to John Prescott's watery protest, and even the recent escapades during the floods, the River Thames really has witnessed it all.

Strange Stories Amazing Facts of America s Past

THE PASSING PARADE Striding Into the Future Man walks on the moon While
some 500 million people watched breath- left by the astronauts : a piece of the
Kitty Hawk , lessly , Neil ... Russians who lost their lives in the space race .

Strange Stories  Amazing Facts of America s Past

Author: Reader's Digest

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN:

Page: 416

View: 972

An offbeat history of the United States journeys beyond the newspaper headlines and world events to document the impact of individuals long overlooked by textbooks on American history and discusses fads, hoaxes, scandals, and other lesser-known events from America's past

Flying s Strangest Moments

Extraordinary But True Stories from Over 1100 Years of Aviation History John ... Finally, in 1908, with France, America and Germany apparently racing ahead ...

Flying s Strangest Moments

Author: John Harding

Publisher: Robson

ISBN: 1910232440

Page: 256

View: 364

The history of flying is packed with incredible feats of bravery and endurance, human ingenuity and recklesness, mystery, romance and tragedy. From the first hot air balloons of the 18th century to the supersonic jet flights of today, magnificent men (and women) have taken their incredible flying machines ever higher, further and faster. This collection of wonderfully engaging tales of madness, bravery, inventiveness, disaster and triumph will take every aviation enthusiast on a whirlwind ride.

Cricket s Strangest Matches

Extraordinary but true stories from over a century of cricket Andrew Ward ... About 500 partook of tea and indulged in the dancing until a late hour.

Cricket s Strangest Matches

Author: Andrew Ward

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 1911042408

Page: 256

View: 902

Cricket’s Strangest Tales is a fascinating collection of cricketing weirdness – and there’s a lot of it to choose from! Within these pages you’ll find a game that was played on ice, meet a plague of flying ants who failed to dampen players’ enthusiasm, and examples of the grand old tradition of one-armed teams versus one-legged teams. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Fully revised, redesigned and updated with a selection of new material for 2016, this book is the perfect gift for the cricket fanatic in your life. Word count: 45,000 words

Quick and the Dead

Stawell and Its Race Through Time John Perry ... COME IN SPINNER One of Stawell's favourite stories is a parable about what is licensed and what is ...

Quick and the Dead

Author: John Perry

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868407241

Page: 320

View: 792

Examines the history of the Stawell Easter Gift from its beginnings in 1878 and, in doing so, tells the story of an Australian country town, its inhabitants, its visitors, its troubles and its traditions.

Then Junior Said to Jeff

The Greatest NASCAR Stories Ever Told Jim McLaurin, David Poole, Tom Gillispie ... More than an hour after that race, with Earnhardt high above the track in ...

Then Junior Said to Jeff

Author: Jim McLaurin

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623680476

Page: 256

View: 760

This collection of behind-the-scenes happenings from the history of the beloved stock car series shares stories of the great and the infamous, revealing privy insights into the drivers that fans thought they knew everything about. The book grants a glimpse into Buck Baker's tomato juice incident, how his son Buddy Baker landed face first in the mud on an ambulance stretcher, Dale Earnhardt's 1997 Daytona 500 rolling crash and how he famously went from ambulance to car to complete the race, Tony Stewart's realization that racing was the ideal career choice, and how Jeff Gordon "misplaced" his commemorative Richard Petty money clip. Race fans with allegiance to any era of NASCAR, past or present, will feel drawn into the inner circle of the drivers after sharing in these inside stories that are worth the telling.

Dreaming of Columbus

... supper party to hand out racing awards for the America 500 participants. ... first official leg of the Rally, and was eager to share horror stories.

Dreaming of Columbus

Author: Michael Frankel

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847285244

Page: 212

View: 571

The author joined the America 500 Rally in Spain for the quincentenary celebration of Christopher Columbus and the epic voyage of 1492. The Rally was a rousing anniversary sail across the Atlantic Ocean and a unique experience in ocean-going camaraderie. The author recounts the voyage of his junk-rigged sailboat with frequent references to the log of Columbus. Along the way he highlights the historical background of The Inquisition and Columbus's daring proposal to sail westward to reach the east and Asia. The boat's unique junk rig adds to the tantalizing notion that Columbus may have been following the wake of Chinese sailors. This is a rare look into the friendships of a sailing rally at sea and in ports. Over the short-wave radio and potluck dock parties, sailors join in an adventure and a celebration of Columbus's feats of ocean navigational.

Crazy with the Papers to Prove it

Cleveland sports journalist Dan Coughlin shares stories of some of the more unique individuals and events he covered over the course of his forty-five-year career.

Crazy with the Papers to Prove it

Author: Dan Coughlin

Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers

ISBN: 1598510681

Page: 272

View: 888

Cleveland sports journalist Dan Coughlin shares stories of some of the more unique individuals and events he covered over the course of his forty-five-year career.

Liars and Legends

The Weirdest, Strangest, and Most Interesting Stories from the South Emily ... Ray Fox solicited Johnson to drive his Chevrolet in the second Daytona 500.

Liars and Legends

Author: Emily Ellison

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418557943

Page: 192

View: 841

Everyone loves a good story. And Liars and Legends contains 40 of the South's most interesting and . . . well . . . just plain curious stories. This book grows out of the popular Turner South television show, Liars and Legends and will be promoted on the show. George Lindsey, who just began as host of the show, will be available for promotion as well. Attractively designed in a square format, each story will have 4 to 8 pictures that will enhance the story by letting the readers see for themselves the weird, strange, and interesting things that occur in the South.

Not Afraid to Sweat

This book recounts real situations and incidents that occurred over a lifetime of dedicated long-distance running.

Not Afraid to Sweat

Author: Eamonn Coffey

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 1489718605

Page: 74

View: 766

This book recounts real situations and incidents that occurred over a lifetime of dedicated long-distance running. Some are funny, like an attempt to run faster by drinking vast quantities of cola, others bizarre as in a well-intentioned road race that went completely astray. All are unique. These stories provide a window into an ever-growing sport in the USlong-distance running and racing.

The Literary World

594 Two Daughters of One Race Outlines of Sermors 79 Recluse , The 23
Speeches of Lord R. Churchill Outlines of a New ... 119 Studies of Shakespeare's
Plays 32 UGLX Stories of Miss Wetherbs , Past , Present , ar'd Future . ... Vicar of
Berrybridge , The 153 24 Royal Academy Pictures 441 Strange Adventures of a
House Beat 481 Violet Vyvian Plays of Sheridan . ... Scot in Ulster , The Poetical
Works of Crabbe , The 150 607 32 500 War with Crime Scripture Mother's Help ,
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The Literary World

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Best Sports Stories

Pairetti was still grinning when qualifying finished , and he had not earned a
place in the race . Ronnie Bucknum ... Where before he had been confident that
he would qualify for the 500 , he now was visibly worried . Larry Dickson ... The
problems young Bill Vukovich was encountering seemed the strangest of all . In
1968 ...

Best Sports Stories

Author: Irving T. Marsh

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 214

View: 187

Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.