Robert Dick is a historian in mechanical engineering and automotive matters. He lives in Saarbrucken, Germany.
"Promises the reader the ride of a life-time.... This is a fascinating book and well worth the time to explore, as the reader will get a solid historical foundation in 'veteran to vintage' era American and European auto racing"--SAH Journal; "meticulously incorporates media reports from and histories of the era...recommended"--Choice; "this informative work provides welcome insight into a defining period in motorsports"--Antique Automobile; "Dick provides a fresh perspective on the leading racers. Dick has unearthed a wealth of historic photos"--Classic & Sports Car; "provides a lot of the answers from a technical viewpoint a lot of other books fail to answer concerning the early advances of engines...wonderful anecdotes of drivers, and sometimes the races and companies, which have never been reported before...extremely well researched"--Auto Racing History; "vivid text...many fascinating photos and action shots not seen before...not just informative but also entertaining and packed with incidents.... Anybody who wants to learn about this era (the early years of automobile racing) should get this important book"--Autosport.com; "superb history...highly recommended"--Octane; "excellent"--SpeedReaders; "recommended"--Reference & Research Book News.