The Small Silver Speedster
The Small Silver Speedster is a sequel of sorts to The Little Red Racing Car. It’s a Father/Daughter/Racing-Car story that was planned as book two in the series, but postponed when Sir Stirling Moss said “Yes” to a collaboration on The Greatest Race. It’s the story of a Porsche 356 Speedster, a racing driver dad, and the daughter who is his inspiration. Like The Little Red Racing Car, The Small Silver Speedster is a fictional story with inclusions of true automotive history. It is planned that the 356 Speedster raced in this story will have been picked up in New York from the iconic first importer of Porsche to the USA, Max Hoffman.
I have a lot of exciting things planned for 2017. A book tour for The Small Silver Speedster. A board book for the tiniest gear heads. A sports car racing board game. A vintage sports & racing car coloring book. The next big step in the Carpe Gear apparel business. 2017 is going to be a good year.
2017 and beyond
In the early years of racing, countries were identified by colors. On the track, even if all you saw was a blur, you could identify the origin. Silver cars were from Germany, blue cars were from France, red cars were from Italy, and green cars were from Britain. From the moment that I decided to write The Little Red Racing Car, I knew that I was writing a series – a book for each of these great automotive-producing countries. Since the moment I began, I have had these cars selected, the Porsche Speedster, the Bugatti Type 37, the Jaguar D-type, the LeMans winning Ford GT… So there are numerous books yet to come, including an American Hot Rod story, a Volkswagen story, as well as other non-fiction stories of legends like that of Sir Stirling Moss in The Greatest Race.