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by Dell Rourk


Racing for the Gold is told by Dell Rourk, widow of long-time Rare Bear team member Hershel "Hersh" Rourk

Racing for the Gold is told by Dell Rourk, widow of long-time Rare Bear team member Hershel "Hersh" Rourk. Both husband and wife were intimately connected with the racing team from nearly the beginning, and whom better than Dell Rourk to tell the story. However, this is an outstanding book for racing enthusiasts, and with its conclusion in the late 1990s when Shelton hung up his racing helmet, it leaves open a fascinating decade for another author to build upon.

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Eventually, a bearing in the supercharger failed. Hinton finished the race in second place and moved to make an emergency landing. Retrieved 14 July 2011. Sports Illustrated, 29 Oct 1979. The supercharger failure resulted in a shaft failure, however; that shaft drove the oil pump, which in turn controlled the propeller pitch. The propellers went flat, acting as a huge air brake. The RB-51 crashed short of the runway. The wings were sheared off as the plane came down between two piles of rock and the fuel erupted in a fireball.

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Racing for the Gold: The Story of Lyle Shelton and the Rare Bear by Dell Rourk, AuthorHouse, Bloomington . Racing for the Gold is an outstanding read for air racing enthusiasts

Aviation Visionary: Smilin’. Racing for the Gold is an outstanding read for air racing enthusiasts. Concluding as it does in the late 1990s, when Shelton hung up his racing helmet, it leaves open a fascinating decade for another author to build upon.

According to Shelton’s good friend Dell Rourk, who wrote Racing for the Gold: The Story of Lyle Shelton and the Rare Bear, his biggest benefactor was the madam of the town cathouse. In her honor, he named the airplane Tonopah Miss

According to Shelton’s good friend Dell Rourk, who wrote Racing for the Gold: The Story of Lyle Shelton and the Rare Bear, his biggest benefactor was the madam of the town cathouse. In her honor, he named the airplane Tonopah Miss. In his first race at Reno, Shelton finished at the back of the pack. In those days, warbirds were selling for peanuts. Even so, Shelton couldn’t afford a flyable one. So in 1968, during a TWA layover at Chicago O’Hare Airport, he drove to Valparaiso, Indiana, to check out a wrecked Bearcat. The pilot had botched a landing and the airplane had cartwheeled

Through the stories runs a vein of macabre malevolence, springing from slight, almost inconsequential everyday things. These bizarre plots-spiced with vibrant characters and subtle twists and turns-are utterly addictive. Someone Like you. Taste1. Lamb to the Slaughter2.

Through the stories runs a vein of macabre malevolence, springing from slight, almost inconsequential everyday things.

Racing for the Gold: The Story of Lyle Shelton and the Rare Bear. The ferry served a new tide of westward migration and travel on the Montana Trail following the Bear River Massacre of Shoshone Indians in 1863. The present-day site of Idaho Falls became a permanent settlement when freighter Matt Taylor built a timber-frame toll bridge across a narrow black basaltic gorge of the river 7 miles downstream from the ferry.

Goldilocks (often with three bears) seems like a simple story for children, but it has pretty interesting history and many . This looked like that: Source: Clker.

Goldilocks (often with three bears) seems like a simple story for children, but it has pretty interesting history and many surprising variations. Importance of number three. Fairy tales are based on oral tradition and repetition is important tool of every narrator. We can learn something from the use of number three in variations of Goldilocks too. Earlier versions are written in this form

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Racing for the Gold is told by Dell Rourk, widow of long-time Rare Bear team member Hershel "Hersh" Rourk. Both husband and wife were intimately connected with the racing team from nearly the beginning, and whom better than Dell Rourk to tell the story. If you can imagine, what eventually became the aircraft that has won Reno 10 times and set the fastest piston-driven aircraft speed record of 528.33 mph started out as a complete wreck sitting in the weeds behind a hangar at Valpariso Airport in Indiana.

From a collection of parts, Lyle Shelton built a racer and in the process became one of air racing's greatest ambassadors. Shelton put food on the table flying for TWA, and sunk every spare dollar he had, and many he didn't (mortgaged the house, etc., etc.), to keep the Bear in the air.

Rourk details the successes of the crew; the wins, the camaraderie, and the personalities that make up a team. The transition from Shelton in the driver's seat to that of John Penney, and Penny's organization and motivation skills show how a winning streak takes hold. The generosity of Shelton, his all-volunteer crew, sponsors, and friends is also recorded to show how the team thrived during both fat and the all-too-many lean years.

Then they're the lows, which are given equal attention. The blown engines, the all-night thrashes to change jugs, the all-night drives from Reno to Chino to borrow parts. You name it, it happened to the Rare Bear team.

Rourk's excellent history of Shelton and his relationship to Unlimited air racing and one of the sport's most famous aircraft ends in 1997 when Shelton retired from turning the pylons. In the subsequent years, with John Penney at the controls, Rare Bear won Reno twice and logged a second place finish. Shelton's retirement and the aircraft's need of attention and a cash infusion saw the plane sold to Rod Lewis after the end of the 2006 season.

Yes, this book could have used more photos, but I think this lack of images is related to the publishing method more than anything else. However, this is an outstanding book for racing enthusiasts, and with its conclusion in the late 1990s when Shelton hung up his racing helmet, it leaves open a fascinating decade for another author to build upon.

Review by Nicholas A. Veronico
from the Feb. 2009 issue of In Flight USA
Tegore
The story about Lyle Shelton & RareBear, a must for all RareBear Fans out there, fascinating story on how one of the most famous Round-Engine Racers and Lyle's need to fly faster and set new aviation records up to the point in 2009 where Rod Lewis from Lewis Air Legends buys the plane from Lyle Shelton. My favorite aviation book.
INwhite
Rare background on one of the iconic aircraft of American air racing history -- an excellent read about a Reno fan favorite for more than fifty years.
Arilak
Fascinating story of one of the most dedicated air racers ever. This book is a must have for any air race or aviation enthusiast.
Kekinos
I Can't Put To Words How Disappointed I REALLY Am...

Lyle's "Story" Was Not Bad Actually...

"THIS" Book Needed To Be HEAVILY Illustrated With In Depth Descriptions Of Detailed Photographs...

"Rare Bear" Is Probably One Of the Most HISTORIC Air Racing Survivors Of All Times..

She Is Worthy Of "Nothing Less" Than A Spectacular Hard Bound COLOR Picture Filled, $100.00 Retrospective....

I Certainly Don't Know The COST Of Such An Endeavor. But I Do Know "The Rare Bear Team" Would Have SOLD A Lot Of Books Had This Been Done Properly.

Air Racing Fans Will Spend Their Hard Earned Dollars...

"We Buy Anything & Everything" Just To Get An Air Racing Fix...

This Is NOT The First Time, Nor Will It Be The Last Time... I'll Spend Money If I Think It Helps To Keep Them Flying...

Was"The Rare Bear Team" Even Involved In This Venture, I'd Bet NOT?

Bottom Line / Racing For The Gold Doesn't Even Make The Field.

JUST REMEMBER - "September Is Bear Hunt'n Season"...
Yllk
This is a great book about how the Rare Bear came to be and the trials and tribulations of Lyle Shelton, one of the greatest air racers of our time.

You will never look at Lyle or The Bear the same way after knowing what it took to make it happen.
Samuhn
I was on the race team and I knew Dell Rourke and all persons mentioned in the book, including me!!
Dell Rourk has written a piece of REAL AMERICANA for ALL--not just the air racing community or aviation enthusiast. It is a major chapter in an American history that was resumed in Reno and continues to be created in the air--Air Racing. Today's libraries are a revolving door of latest best sellers, but this is one that should remain on the shelve as a significant addition to American aviation history. It is MORE than just a story about Lyle Shelton and the Rare Bear. I am prejudice! Always an aviation enthusiast, through Dell, I inadvertently became a part of the Rare Bear Team and participated with Dell and her Hersch through several Renos. Knowing this book was in the works over a length of time, I continued to encourage her to get it done. No one could have been prouder or more thankful than Lyle himself who did live to see it done--as both Lyle & Hersch now FLY FAST & TURN LEFT in another sky. Through Dell & Hersch, not only did Lyle become a friend but I was able to become acquainted with many other very special people! Dell's professionalism is all brought to this write in a FAST read & a page-TURNer!
Racing for the Gold: The Story of Lyle Shelton and the Rare Bear ebook
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