Bahamas Speed Weeks

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Bahamas Speed Weeks

Bahamas Speed Weeks

Author: O’Neil T

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The vision of one man, Captain Sherman ‘Red’ Crise, resulted in the Bahamas Speed Weeks, a series of motor races held on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. They started in the mid-1950s and continued for thirteen years, before ending due to a mix of political decisions, ill fortune and a shift in the direction motor racing had taken.

These years have been described by many commentators as the golden age of motor racing, where internationally-acclaimed drivers attended the Speed Weeks to mix with the many amateur racers from America who came to enjoy the scenario of sun, parties and racing. For many drivers the social scene was as important as the racing, and in latter years prize money was an extra incentive to turn up.

This well-researched account tracks the history of the Speed Weeks with its roller-coaster ride throughout its initial thirteen years’ existence. This revised edition includes 300 additional photos, greatly expanded indices, updated information and new chapters highlighting the 2011 and 2012 Revival Meetings.


Terry O’Neil has lived the majority of his life in the British Midlands, and after working for the Rootes Group and British Leyland, worked for himself in Stourbridge for 30 years. Terry was the archivist of the Ferrari Owners’

Club of Great Britain for a number of years before venturing into writing articles for motor magazines such as

Cavallino and Vintage Racecar Journal, and having to date, five books published.

His enthusiasm for researching less well-known races culminated in this vibrant account of the expanded edition of his first book. Watch for Terry’s next book, Mid-Atlantic American Sports Car Races, to be published in Spring 2014 by Dalton Watson Fine Books.


Publisher: Dalton Watson

Status: Current

Number of pages: 472

Binding: HBD

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