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New John Fitch Book Now Available
Race Legends now shipping signed editions of “Racing with Mercedes”

The new book by John Fitch focuses on his years with the Mercedes racing team.
MADISON, WI - April 13, 2005 -- Race Legends, Inc., the world's leading vintage motorsport celebrity agency, today announces that it is now shipping signed copies of John Fitch’s new book, “Racing with Mercedes”.

John Fitch was the only American member of the all-conquering Mercedes-Benz auto racing team of the fifties. His book is about legendary races of the fifties: the Carrera Panamericana, Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Tourist Trophy and Le Mans. Fitch is a true renaissance man. He’s not only a great race driver, but also a talented inventor responsible for saving untold numbers of lives with his “Fitch Barrier”, the ubiquitous sand and water filled barrels seen along American roadways.

There are more than 120 period photographs in this lavishly illustrated book, with many of them from the official archives of DaimlerChrysler and John Fitch’s private collection. Most have never been published before. In addition, the book includes maps, course diagrams and the reproduction of contemporary posters. Additional materials were provided by Art Evans and Don Klein.

“John Fitch was a protagonist in the most romantic—and most dangerous—era of motorsports,” said American Formula One champion Mario Andretti. “He recounts in fascinating detail what it was like to compete against many of the heroes of my youth in the classic sports car races of all time. His ultimate legacy will be that of a passionate champion of highway safety, whose innovative designs have saved thousands of lives around the world.”

Published by Photo Data Research on high-quality coated paper, the book is softbound with 128 pages in 8½x11-inch landscape format. Signed copies are available for $49.95 plus shipping and handling from the Race Legends On-line Store (

“We’re delighted to be able to offer signed editions of John’s book,” said Donn Gurney, president of Race Legends. “He is a great writer and storyteller and this book is sure to attract an audience beyond racing and Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts.”

About Race Legends, Inc.
Race Legends is the world's leading vintage motorsport celebrity agency. Race Legends represents over 40 retired drivers from all types of racing, including Formula One, Indy Car, NASCAR, Sports Cars and many more. Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Stirling Moss, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney and Carroll Shelby are but a few of the celebrities represented by Race Legends. For more information, please contact Donn Gurney (608-298-9514) or see us on the web at

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