We are pleased to announce the VelocePress edition of a book that is acknowledged by many as being a classic auto-racing story. It is filled with passion and pathos, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad. The Jan Opperman Story is one of never giving up and having faith in a divine being. It provides the reader the rare opportunity to peer behind the glamorous facade of auto racing and meet the inner man. The friendship between narrator and author is evident and while much of the book is Jan's own words, John Sawyer has carefully authored them. There is something very special about this book, it almost demands the readers attention and then refuses to let go! From a teenage street fighter, motorcycle flat track racer and California hippie to respected Sprint car driver and Indy 500 racer - Jan Opperman's story is remarkable, entertaining and difficult to put down. Unfortunately, I never got to meet Jan Opperman - I wish I had.
There is something very special about this book, it almost demands the readers attention and then refuses to let go!
Author: John Sawyer
Publisher: Veloce Enterprises Incorporated
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: John Sawyer
Publisher: Carl Hungness Pub
Category: Sports & Recreation
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“Extraordinary biography…detailed and engaging…covers the full range of Kramer’s endeavors…. The photos speak volumes to the reality that Kramer Williamson was a racer’s racer and lived his life on his own terms…highly recommended”—SAH Journal Sprint Car Hall of Famer Kramer Williamson began his 45–year professional career as a grassroots racer from Pennsylvania and became one of the most successful and beloved professional drivers of all time. Drawing on interviews with those who knew him best, this first ever biography of Williamson covers his life and career as a driver and sprint car builder, from his humble beginnings racing the legendary #73 Pink Panther car in 1968 to his fatal crash during qualifying rounds at Lincoln Speedway in 2013.
With so many Sprint Car drivers from all over the country, being called a legend
in the sport by your peers is certainly an honor, and Kramer ... Former URC
President John Zimmerman has his opinion on where Kramer stands in Sprint
Car history: I think he is a legend in our sport. ... He won in Pennsylvania when
Mitch Smith, Lynn Paxton, Jan Opperman, Kenny Weld and many others were in
Author: Chad Wayne Culver
No American city opened its arms and embraced the automobile like Los Angeles. But for L.A. the car was always more than basic transportation. From the days of Ford's Model T right through today, Los Angeles and Southern California have been all about speed, racing, and building performance in a thousand ways that no one else in the country ever imagined. When L.A.'s racers and car builders decided to storm Indianapolis and its seminal 500 in the frantic 1920s and 1930s, their super-advanced race cars and cocky drivers blew off everything in their path. The disgruntled competition cursed the whole L.A. race colony as "those damn cowboys out of California."Little did they know that still more speed-obsessed cowboys were queuing up hundreds deep in the City of Speed. Seemingly unfettered by conventional notions about what a car should be or do, L.A.'s speed freaks were busily introducing hot rodding, land speed racing, the performance industry, drag strips, and countless other gearhead enterprises. Throughout the twentieth century, Los Angeles would assert itself as America's absolute mecca of speed.Joe Scalzo's City of Speed" is the first book to explore the huge influence of L.A.'s racing culture and its personalities on all of motorsports. Its fantastic tale is illustrated with historic photography, much of it previously unpublished.Los Angeles' racing history is America's racing history.
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CONFIDENCE VARER SINO His ... but there were difficulties . Should security
cops be called upon to order ... MICKEY Jan Opperman cut his hair ! Mickey
Thompson was ...
Author: Joe Scalzo
South Africa's unique history has produced literatures in many languages, in both oral and written forms, reflecting the diversity in the cultural histories and experiences of its people. The Cambridge History offers a comprehensive, multi-authored history of South African literature in all eleven official languages (and more minor ones) of the country, produced by a team of over forty international experts, including contributors from all of the major regions and language groups of South Africa. It will provide a complete portrait of South Africa's literary production, organised as a chronological history from the oral traditions existing before colonial settlement, to the post-apartheid revision of the past. In a field marked by controversy, this volume is more fully representative than any existing account of South Africa's literary history. It will make a unique contribution to Commonwealth, international and postcolonial studies and serve as a definitive reference work for decades to come.
'The poets of the first generation' (Jan F. E. Celliers, Totius and C. Louis Leipoldt)
and 'the poets of the second generation' ... Attempts at inventing a generation of
Tagtigers never gained ground despite the appearance of a journal called
Tagtiger. ... including Opperman,would producetheir own perspectives and
Author: David Attwell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
He remained here until in the fall of 1845 , when the Bishop called him to
Vincennes . ... Charles Oppermann and Rev. ... Weinzoepfel returned to his
missions , finished the pastoral residence at St. Wendel , and took possession on
January 1 ...
Author: Herman Joseph Alerding
Publisher: Indianapolis, Printed for the author by Carlon & Hollenbeck
Category: Indianapolis (Diocese)- History
The meeting was called GENERAL CONVENTION OF PENTECOSTAL SAINTS
AND CHURCHES OF GOD IN CHRIST . ... Later , D . C . O . Opperman , H . A .
Goss Robert McAlister , and George Chambers in Canada followed . The so -
called " New Issue " was confined largely to the West Coast until January , 1915 .
Author: Morris E. Golder
FREDERIK AND ADAM OPPERMAN gunpowder , lead , clothing , tobacco and
knives and the missionaries were prepared ... THE GRIQUAS The origins and
early history of the Griquas is closely linked with events in the Cape Colony . ...
He escaped and joined the Korana of Jan Bloem . ... where he became head of
the small local government ( 1854 ) and called the troublesome Goliat Yzerbek to
Author: H. J. Van Aswegen
Category: South Africa
York , January 6 , 1841 , and became a member of the New York Ministerium .
For fourteen years ... In 1855 , he was called to First Lutheran , Albany , and from
there to Toronto , 1857. ... Henry Opperman was installed July 7 , 1946. A lot was
Author: Carl Raymond Cronmiller
Versions of South African History : Papers Presented at a Symposium at the
University of Essen, 25-27 April 1990 Elmar Lehmann, Erhard Reckwitz. Now ,
who was ... He was called the Lion of Rustenburg , lionized in statues , history
books , poetry as in Jan F . Celliers ' poem simply entitled Paul Kruger . ...
Opperman ( ed . ) ...
Author: Elmar Lehmann
Category: Historical fiction
"Refreshing..." -- African Sudies Review "The entries are knowledgeable, thorough, and clearly written.... Highly recommended... " --Choice "...an ambitious reference guide to works on African literature." - African Studies Review "This comprehensive compendium will be a handy companion for anyone working on African literatures. The entries are authoritative and up-to-date, providing reliable information on the hundreds of authors and texts that have contributed to a whole continent's literary flowering." --Bernth Lindfors A comprehensive introduction and guide to African-authored works, with over 1,000 cross-referenced entries covering classics in African writing, literary genres and movements, biographical details of authors, and wider themes linking African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American literatures.
Such poets as Jan Celliers , Totius ( pseudonym of Jacob Daniel du Toit ) , and
Eugène Marais , whose poem ... M.E.R. ( M.E. Rothmann ) initially published
youth literature and short stories with convincing characterization and a keen
sense of ... and he ranked above his contemporaries ( with the possible
exception of D.J. Opperman ) for the next three decades . ... to the soil and the
almost pantheistic experience of God in nature that characterize what usually is
called the farm novel .
Author: G. D. Killam
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Category: USA today (Arlington, Va.)
Maritz surrounded the fort on the rock with 150 men , and from the top story of a
nearby hotel demanded their surrender . The officer ... Smuts called off the attack
, saying that hunger and thirst would force them out . Reitz found ... Ten of his
men were killed and Boers Gert Gouws and Opperman were wounded . Reitz
Author: Taffy Shearing
A History of the Royal Melbourne Hospital 1848-1998 Alan Gregory. Among the
... In 1932 thirty medical students from the Japanese naval training squadron
called in to see the hospital . Among the Life Governors appointed in 1932 was
Hubert Opperman who donated £ 20 . ... 95 ibid . , 2 May 1933 , 10 January 1934
Author: Alan Gregory
WILLIAM WINTER , Editor ; ALLAN Ross , Managinį 1 3 STANFORD
UNIVERSITY LIARARIES А JAN 2 1 1969 ... And remember that the story was
later repudiated and it came out that the boy was really a West German lad
named Gunther Opperman who escaped ... He is a man who talks of God and
eschews what he has called " materialistic , positivistic criteria at the expense of
dependence upon God .
From women's medicine and the writings of Christine de Pizan to the lives of market and tradeswomen and the idealization of virginity, gender and social status dictated all aspects of women's lives during the middle ages. A cross-disciplinary resource, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe examines the daily reality of medieval women from all walks of life in Europe between 450 CE and 1500 CE, i.e., from the fall of the Roman Empire to the discovery of the Americas. Moving beyond biographies of famous noble women of the middles ages, the scope of this important reference work is vast and provides a comprehensive understanding of medieval women's lives and experiences. Masculinity in the middle ages is also addressed to provide important context for understanding women's roles. Entries that range from 250 words to 4,500 words in length thoroughly explore topics in the following areas: · Art and Architecture · Countries, Realms, and Regions · Daily Life · Documentary Sources · Economics · Education and Learning · Gender and Sexuality · Historiography · Law · Literature · Medicine and Science · Music and Dance · Persons · Philosophy · Politics · Political Figures · Religion and Theology · Religious Figures · Social Organization and Status Written by renowned international scholars, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe is the latest in the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages. Easily accessible in an A-to-Z format, students, researchers, and scholars will find this outstanding reference work to be an invaluable resource on women in Medieval Europe.
Oppermann, O., ed. ... Romein, Jan. Geschiedenis van de Noord-Nederlandsche
geschiedschrijving in de middeleeuwen. Haarlem: Tjeenk Willink, 1932. ... Each
group of Christians who met for worship was called an ekkelsia, an assembly; as
the connections between these groups ... We see evidence of this in the story of
Mary and Martha, sisters of Bethany and leaders of a Christian community, in the
Author: Margaret C. Schaus