Bud Moore Man and Machine
Bud Moore was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Alabama on April 23, 2009. Carbon Press is proud to have published his biography to coincide with the induction – Bud Moore: Man and Machine
In the works for over two years, Dr. John Craft has interviewed all of Bud’s living drivers and completed a staggering amount of research for this book that covers every aspect of Bud’s life: his government-sponsored trip to the beaches of Normandy and western Europe, his NASCAR career, the storied Trans-Am years and a whole lot more. The book is over 400 pages and over 200 images help complete the wonderful story Dr. Craft has woven.
In honor of Bud’s induction, we have created a special Collector’s edition of the biography that will be available in a very limited edition of just 250 copies. The Collector’s edition will contain a special DVD that cannot be bought separately. Each book is signed and numbered by Bud.
In addition, a specially designed stainless steel slipcase with the Bud Moore Engineering logo will protect the book and DVD and make this edition a show piece too nice to hide on a bookshelf.
The Golden Years in Photographs, 1966-1972 Fifty years later, racing fans still talk about the original Trans-American Sedan championship, better known as the Trans-Am. For seven seasons, the series pitted a new generation of American “pony cars”—led by the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro—in closely fought racing at top road circuits across North America. The driving talent ranged from technically sophisticated sports-car driver Mark Donohue to Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones and all-around driving aces Dan Gurney and Peter Revson.
Bud Moore Right Hand Man
Greg Moore was one of three sons of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore. Bud is a highly decorated World War II veteran who landed on Utah Beach on D-Day. Greg lived in an auto racer’s world in which his father’s cars and drivers won dozens of races and back to back championships. Those drivers were Greg’s friends, and two died in racing crashes within a year when he was 6 to 7 years old. Greg chose racing over college and went to work in his father’s business, staying there for the next 25 years. He worked especially with racing engines and became team manager for such winning drivers as Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Ricky Rudd and Geoff Bodine until Bud Moore Engineering was sold in 2000. Greg accompanies his father everywhere making personal appearances. His personal recollections of a life that others could only dream of from childhood to adulthood gives fascinating insight into the world of big time stock car racing.
Bud Moore: Memoir of a Country Mechanic from D-Day to NASCAR Glory
Storming the beach at Normandy 70 years ago, little did a 19-year old farm boy Spartanburg, South Carolina, know the incredible times that were in store for him. Fighting for his country at war, Bud Moore earned five Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, captured with his jeep driver in enemy headquarters of more than 30 German officers and soldiers, and survived to return home and launch a career of enormous fame and wealth. Beginning as one of NASCAR stock car racing’s true pioneers, Bud Moore won countless races in the rough and tumble days of the sport and continued on to win three Grand National Championships, a Grand American Championship, and the Sports Car Club of America Trans Am Championship. He won all those while victorious in three Southern 500s, the Daytona 500, and dozens of other major NASCAR events. A Who’s Who of America’s best drivers have chauffeured Bud Moore machines such as Buck Baker, Buddy Baker, Joe Weatherly, Joe Eubanks, Bobby Allison, David Pearson, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, George Follmer, Lloyd Ruby, Tiny Lund, Darel Dieringer, Billy Wade, Peter Revson, Geoff Bodine, Jack Smith, Speedy Thompson, Fireball Roberts, and many many more. But racing also had a very high price as in less than a year his drivers Joe Weatherly and Billy Wade made the ultimate sacrifice of being killed in their primes piloting Bud Moore racecars. So ever since he entered the sport, Bud Moore continued to find ways to improve the cars making them not only faster, but safer. His innovations were immediately adopted by NASCAR and the automobile manufacturers and many are still in use today. Bud Moore did it all while providing for his wife of 63 years and helping raise three wonderful boys. Very few men or women have had the opportunity to serve their country and excel in their chosen field as did Bud Moore has. Now a gentleman farmer, he tells it all here; the danger and the daring, the heartbreak and the triumph, and the winning the ultimate honor that his sport can bestow