WEEKEND HEROES 2.0
weekend heroes 2.0
The story before ford vs ferrari
Weekend Heroes 2.0
1560 pages/3 volumes
Weekend Heroes has got to be the most people focused sports car racing book ever.
Oh sure there’s lots of photographs of cars and then there’s more cars, all decked out in their shiny paint jobs, a hundred or more windshields glaring in the sun, mechanics scrambling under hoods, under a car, somebody’s expensive piece of machinery off-loaded from a boat, for Hawaii’s International Speed Week.
But the photographs of people is what grabs the attention, so why bother with a caption when a photo tells it all; photos never seen before, never ever before published. Count `em! Almost six hundred pix in full screaming color, and over three hundred in black and white.
The photo on page 17 must have been taken by one of their own. Like a pride of lions sitting on the tarmac waiting for the sun to come out, waiting for the hunt; the photographers hailed and recognized in the book were a breed apart; in-your-face Paparazzi not. Hanging off a snowfence, from a tree, they went and were everywhere click clicking away, paying attention, especially to detail, where the real dust and the gravel flew, catching a spectator unaware, the beautiful lady at Stockton in August 1952 …
Well, I have my copy of WH2 & I am absolutely delighted. I can’t believe how good it is & I don’t want to put it down.
You should be congratulated on producing one of the best books on motor racing of all time.
Huge congratulations & kudos to you & of course thanks for allowing us to share it.
I really cannot stress how pleased I am, especially with the photo & comments on my father. Every page brings another joy.
Thank you so much 😊 "
On the day before Christmas a large box arrived and what fabulous contents! You have created a truly epic effort. The design, the text and the photos are all fantastic. I expect to be reading it carefully over the weeks to come.
You have every right to be deeply proud of this superb achievement. Bravo!
We wish you every success with this wonderful book.
With best regards"
THE KLEMANTASKI COLLECTION
“THEY ARE HERE ! ! ! Weekend Heroes II has arrived in perfect condition. Beautifully packed. The highest degree of excellence throughout each of the three books! Each are splendid in every way! You have created a masterpiece in text and photographs of the period’s history made so vivid you can see, hear and feel it on every page.”
The books are truly superior. I spent three hours with them last night before writing to you at 10 PM. Yes, I was perhaps distinctively there in the earliest days (am I really that frigging old? Yes, yes. 86, going on 87). I know what it was then, and I see how you have brought that sense of time and place forward in your pages.
What a banquet your books are! I can’t keep my hands off of them!"
“What a tour de force! Magnificent! Congratulations. I love the fact that you have used most of the photos full-page size. They are incredible. It's so nice to see something different than the usual European/World Championship photos. They really do capture a different world than we know today. I look forward to many many hours of enjoyment.”
“Hi Tony, I haven't been able to put the books down. The story of the battle between the Brero and Murphy Kurtis's at Sacramento is so cool because I have owned both. I like the style of presentation even more than WHI and frankly, I don't know how you were able to come up with these race reports but it is almost like you were there and writing the story the next day with all of the color. A wonderful book and thank you for it.”
“Bruce Meyer here. Just received my three-volume set and haven’t been able to put them down…they’re amazing!!! Congratulations and thanks for this epic work!”
““I received my book last night. It is fantastic! Many congratulations and thanks to you, Mr. Adriaensens and every one else involved in creating & bringing the book to market. The photos and captions are wonderful, and the production quality is top rate.
I’ve spent the past week reading volume 1, my initial impressions have borne true, the book is fantastic!”
“Ik had gisteren de gelegenheid het pakket op te halen. Alles perfect verpakt aangekomen. En natuurlijk was ik zeer benieuwd hoe je nieuwe project eruit ziet.
Wowwwwwww.......... werkelijk fantastisch, super!
Dat wordt veel lezen en van de mooie foto’s genieten. Opmaak, drukwerk en afwerking zoals gewend in topkwaliteit. Mijn complimenten! Van harte gefeliciteerd met dit waanzinnige project.”
“Dear Tony A, the new book just arrived … positively marvelous but then I would expect nothing less. As the line from movie Casablanca, ‘You have done a fine job and many fans will be grateful!’