Monday, December 10, 2012

Coastal 181 Releases New Parnelli Jones Book

A year ago, acclaimed racing journalist Bones Bourcier sat down with Parnelli Jones, the Indy 500 winner often referred to as America’s most versatile race driver. It was quite the conversation.

Today motorsports publisher Coastal 181 announced the release of its latest title, “As A Matter of Fact I AM Parnelli Jones.”
Jones and Bourcier track Parnelli’s wild years on the infamous California Jalopy circuit and his rise through Sprints, Champ Cars, Midgets, NASCAR Grand National, Trans-Am, and Baja –smack into 20 domestic and international racing Halls of Fame.
To offer the fullest historical perspectives as well as deeply personal insights, the book also includes commentary from racing icons such as Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, A.J. Watson, Leonard Wood, Al and Bobby Unser, Johnny Rutherford, Walker Evans, Bud Moore, Tony Stewart, and others, as well as Parnelli’s own family.
“As A Matter of Fact I AM Parnelli Jones” is now available for $39.95, online at, or by phone at 877-907-8181. The book is hard cover, 288 pages, and filled with high-quality black and white and color photographs.

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