Giveaway Contest: Velocity Calendar 2015 by Pete Lyons

Octane Press is giving away three free copies of the all new Velocity: Heroes of American Auto Racing Calendar 2015 by Pete Lyons.

To win your copy, simply post a picture of your favorite vintage racing photo (pre 1980) in the VRL Photo section and tag the image “Velocity 2015.” The contest ends at midnight, Sunday, November 3. The three winners selected will get a free calendar in the mail. 

About the Velocity Calendar

The calendar celebrates a special dozen of the many great drivers who, no matter where they hailed from, stamped North American motorsports with their own vivid personalities, outstanding talents, and unrelenting drive to victory.

Inspired by his lifelong love affair with racing, racecars, and racers, award winning reporter-photographer-author Pete Lyons presents 24 images shot by himself or his father, Ozzie Lyons, during their decades of covering events across the US, Canada, Mexico and around the world.

Mario Andretti, Jimmy Clark, Briggs Cunningham, Mark Donohue, Dan Gurney, Jim Hall, Graham Hill, Phil Hill, “Parnelli” Jones, Bruce McLaren, Sir Stirling Moss, and Carroll Shelby; these are the 12 chosen this year, a hard choice given so many worthy candidates. Here are intimate action portraits of these superb racers at interesting (if not necessarily successful) moments of their careers in Formula 1, sports-racing, and Trans-Am.

Pete Lyons’ Velocity Calendar 2015 grows out of his earlier Can-Am Calendar series published by Octane Press. This earlier work drew on images and impressions amassed while covering the technically spectacular Canadian-American Challenge Cup series of 1966-74. However, the Lyons archive holds much more and the Velocity Calendar 2015 draws on this fresh material. While some drivers seen here were Can-Am competitors, we must not forget that, in the style of their day, they were equally proficient with other kinds of machines. Whatever they drove, their achievements in America helped secure their immortality on the world stage.


Calendar Specifications

Title: Velocity: Heroes of American Auto Racing Calendar 2015

Author: Pete Lyons

ISBN: 978-1-937747-40-4

Publication date: August 1, 2014

Publisher: Octane Press

Format: Calendar

Dimensions: 17” x 11.5”

Page count: 24

Images: 24 images

Price: $29.99

Available at and wherever books are sold

About Pete Lyons

Reporter-photographer Pete Lyons has had a long career of covering auto racing of many kinds. Author of 12 published books, including Fast Lines with Octane Press, Pete has covered the racing world for over 50 years. See more Lyons racing photos and all of Pete’s books about motorsport at


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