Hollywood had had its share of car guys over the years,
James Dean notoriously in the 50s, followed by the likes of
Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and James Garner in the
60s. From starring in Grand Prix: The Movie, tackling the
rigors of Baja off-road racing, forming his own road racing
team called American International Racing, driving the Pace
Car at the Indy 500, all the way to his stunt driving in The
Rockford Files, James Garner was a true enthusiast.
James Garner actively escalated his participation as a
racing driver after the making of Grand Prix: The Movie, and
somehow walked the line between acting, television production
company boss, and motorsport, appearing to be able to
keep them all balanced with little interference among them.
James Garner’s Motoring Life covers the cars he owned
and drove, the cars he raced, his tour of duty as a racing
team owner, his great racing film, the drivers on his team as
well as the drivers he competed against. This book tells you
the whole story of James Garner: racing actor, racing team
owner, and automotive enthusiast.