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Racing with the Wind: Attitude is Everything

Racing With the Wind is a memoir about old cars and racing. But it’s more than that – it’s a story about growing up, our connection to cars, our fascination with speed, excitement and taking things to the limit –sometimes finding ourselves on the brink of death. The book is also about learning to handle the highs and lows of life with an “Attitude Is Everything” mindset.

The story begins in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the late 1950s with a 1939 Plymouth, and concludes in the Front Range of Colorado with a 2015 Corvette Stingray. In between are stories about a score of cars the author drove – like the wind. The stories are funny; even nostalgic. Above all, they are highly relatable to those who grew up in the golden age of cars and drag racing – and everyone else, regardless of age or gender – who appreciate fun times and fast cars.

About the Author: Tim served with the Marines in Vietnam in the 1960s, which became a basis for his first book, the award-winning Marines Never Cry: Becoming a Man When it Mattered, published in 2017.

Post-Marine Corps, Tim earned a master’s degree from the University of Memphis and worked in technical, managerial and senior executive positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.  Concurrently, he was an adjunct professor at the graduate and undergraduate levels for many years.

Tim has published numerous professional and technical articles and has also contributed to magazines and journals related to his intriguing pastimes – vintage cars and flying, the latter of which became a basis for his second book, Flying Upside Down: Life Lessons for the Faint of Heart.

Tim was awarded the distinction and badge of Honorary Lieutenant by the Denver Police Department (DPD) for his decade-long volunteer work with DPD and is currently active in military veterans’ activities and causes.

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