Coming Soon, My New Book; James Garner’s Motoring Life

James Garner Book Cover final

James Garner, Steve McQueen, and Paul Newman. My three original Hollywood Car Guy heroes.

Somehow I wrote books about them in reverse alphbetical order. Steve McQueen first, then Paul Newman, and now the trilogy is complete, as my piece on the car guy life of James Garner is off the press and will be out in a few weeks.

As you know, Mr. Garner passed away in July, but lest you think this was one of those hurry up hearse-chaser books, I can tell you it was not. I’d been working on it for a year now, and the book went to press two days after he died. So the book was written in present tense as if he were still alive, because he was virtually the whole time I was doing it.

All the great Jim Garner stuff is there: cars he owned, trucks he drove, off-road racing, his tenure as a sports car racing team owner, Grand Prix the movie, Baja, Daytona and The Rockford Files.

You can pre order now directly from the publisher, on Amazon, or at Autoboks in Burbank. Or buy your personalized and autographed copy at Autobooks during my book signing there October 4:—Grand-Prix-the-Movie-Baja-the-Rockford-Files-and-More

James Garner In 'Grand Prix'

Its a great story about some wonderful acting performances, a real racer and a damn fine human being. I hope you pick up a copy and enjoy it. Here’s the poop:

• Hardcover: 160 pages
• Publisher: CarTech (September 15, 2014)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 161325136X
• ISBN-13: 978-1613251362
• Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 11 x 8.5 inches
• Pre-order now from CarTech,, or at Autobooks-Aerobooks in Burbank
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