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Bowling Green became the city of speed immediately after World War II as America began its love affair with the automobile. Stock car racing took the city by storm in its inaugural season of 1951, drawing crowds of up to 7,000 in a city of only 18,000. Soon thereafter, the city attracted the Chevrolet Corvette assembly plant followed by the National Corvette Museum. Images of Sports: Bowling Green Stock Car Racing documents the history of stock car racing in Bowling Green and the emergence of the raceway at Beech Bend Park.

ISBN

9780738585833

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Arcadia Publishing

City

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Disciplines

Cultural History

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Jonathan Jeffrey, is the Department Head for the Department of Library Special Collections and the Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Coordinator. He is responsible for managing the department and for acquiring, accessioning, cataloging, and providing reference services for unique manuscript items as well as folklore collections

Reprinted from Bowling Green Stock Car Racing by Jonathan Jeffrey (Arcadia Publishing, 2010).

Bowling Green Stock Car Racing

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