Grammar school educated Carl Fisher becomes Indianapolis' largest bicycle, then automobile dealer. Progenitor of the Prest-O-Lite firm that produced acetylene powered automotive headlights. The firm was later sold to Union Carbide for nine million dollars. Fisher and three partners created the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500 which became the world's richest auto race and largest single day sporting event. Father of the nation's first transcontinental road, the Lincoln Highway. A monument proclaims 'He Created A Great City From A Jungle' when he invented Miami Beach, Florida and later tried to duplicate the accomplishment in Montauk, Long Island New York. Serial entrepreneur who invested in everything from solar powered refrigerators to sand impregnated tires. Died nearly broke. This book contains over 250 colorized photos on high quality paper and has a Class A Library Binding. 192 Pages, 11" x 8 1/2" full color throughout. Indexed, biography, footnotes. Has received fabulous reviews.
About The Author: High school dropout, left home at age 15. Refused entry and then later graduated tied for #1 in his class at the University of Colorado. Created the USAC NEWS newspaper for the nation's most prestigious auto racing sanctioning organization, the United States Auto Club. Publisher of popular auto racing books, posters, prints since 1970, his flagship title being Carl Hungness' Indianapolis 500 Yearbook produced from 1973-1997. Author of the award winning 'Go! The Bettenhausen Story' a biography of the famed Bettenhausen auto racing family. Accomplished sculptor, work selling in the $50,000 range. Served apprenticeships as violin-maker, race car fabricator. Intermediate violin-player, Class B pool-player, journeyman advertising salesman, motorcycle rider.