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"The archives of Road & Track magazine come to Stanford"



The basic workings of a car might fit in a stack of technical manuals, but the culture of the automobile could fill a whole library.

Stanford has inherited just such a collection: the vast library of files of Road & Track magazine's 65-year history. The famous publication moved its offices from Newport Beach, Calif., to Ann Arbor, Mich., last summer and decided to entrust to Stanford thousands of books, photos, diagrams and other priceless ephemera left without a home.

These artifacts will reside in Stanford Libraries' Special Collections, where they will be available on request for academic research. Revs Director Clifford Nass, a Stanford professor with a primary appointment in communication, believes this resource will help restore the automobile to its rightful place in university scholarship.

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This was taken in part from the December 11th, Stanford Report article, The archives of Road & Track magazine come to Stanford, written by Kelly Servick.



I am looking for a painting that appeared in R&T that depicts a pit stop being performed by animals.The driver(who looks suspiciously like Niki Lauda) is a rabbit.
This collection is still being processed and that level of detail is not available at this time. However, if you have specific research needs, contact the Stanford University Libraries Special Collections department at where they will be able to assist you.
A fascinating Editorial was written in the late 60's-early 70's entitled: "The Man Who Fought Sugar Ray." Can you advise me as to how I could get a copy of this. A beautiful treatise on ability and competition applied to racing...Thanks
It was a fiction story, not an editorial. But I remember it as one of the best retellings of high levels of competition. It told of men who had their shot at greatness but who ran into someone just a bit better. From the experience, they learned they would not reach that highest level.

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