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 California GoldThe Legendary Life of Troy Ruttman

by Bob Gates

Author Bob Gates worked with the Ruttman family for this book. Many photos were used from the Ruttman family photo albums.

Troy started racing at 15 years old in California. A natural-talented fearless driver. He started racing AAA under age (19) with a altered birth certificate. Three years later, he won Indy at the age of 22 in 1952. Sixty years later, Troy is still the youngest winner at Indy.

August 17, 1952 at Cedar Rapids an accident changed his life. He was out of racing for 18 months for recovery and his life spiraled out of control.

The real story was Troy's ability to bounce back in life. He had obstacles in life, many of his own making but he kept coming back.

This is a story about his life and racing was a means to support his family. He was a great inspiration to many.

Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 248

Photos: 150+

Hardbound - Order # PB-Ruttman - $40.00

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