A book about Phil Hill, Wolfgang von Trips and the 1961 Grand Prix season.
Friday, April 29, 2011
John Fitch on the Carrera Panamericana
Stephen Mitchell interviews John Fitch, who drove a Mercedes
Gullwing in the Carrera Panamericana, a nine-day race up the
spine of Mexico in the mid-1950s. Memorable quote: "A driver
is always an optimist and a passenger is always a pessimist."
Author of THE LIMIT, published November 2011, and I.M. PEI: MANDARIN OF MODERNISM. Editor of the House & Home section of The New York Times for seven years. Contributor to The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and many other publications.