Jimmy Bryan Book

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New in 2012, the extraodinary life and incredible racing career of Jimmy Bryan is now available on DVD for the first time."The Legend of Jimmy Bryan" includes recently discovered footage & home movies never before seen by the public. Running time..38 minutes. $19.99

The new DVD is a dynamic and original look at the life of the Indy 500 winner and racing legend, and is a must have for any true auto racing fan. Return today to the Golden Age of racing with this limited-edition DVD by Phil Sampaio, co-author of the award-winning Jimmy Bryan biography, “My Hero, My Friend Jimmy Bryan.
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MY HERO, MY FRIEND JIMMY BRYAN (Ralph Tanner Associates, Inc; December 1992 / 2011; $20.00) is the true story of a boy and his legendary racing hero, Jimmy Bryan. Considered by critics as one of the best racing books ever written and past winner of the Best Book of the Year by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association, the book is being re-released to the public in 2011.

Jimmy Bryan Book

Set against the backdrop of the golden years of American racing during the 1950s, My Hero, My Friend takes an intimate look into the life of a legendary racing figure and shows the elements of personality that made Jimmy Bryan the “Arizona Cowboy” loved by millions of race fans. The book also chronicles the history of Champ Car/Indy Car racing during the 1950s and the pioneers of the sport.

Written with the full-cooperation of  The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the book contains a heart-warming introduction by Sam Hanks, winner of the 1957 Indy 500, as well as a forward by Tom Binford, the longest tenured Chief Steward of the Indy 500. Available now once again after nearly twenty years, My Hero, My Friend belongs on every racing fan’s shelf.

The true story of a boy and his hero...


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(Jimmy Bryan Book interview with Phil Sampaio starts at 27:51)