Ab & Marvin Jenkins by Gordon Eliot White

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Ab & Marvin Jenkins.  The Studebaker Connection and the Mormon Meteors by Gordon Eliot White.  Published 2006.  This is a brand new book.

It was Ab Jenkins who popularized the vast Salt flats as a place to run for speed records. Jenkins was the first man to run accepted records at Bonneville, in 1933, and he succeeded both in attracting the British record-setters to the Salt-Flats and, himself, set and broke more American and International speed marks there than any man in history.  Many of those records still stand in 2006, half a century after his death.
Covers:  Acknowledgements.  Introduction.  Jenkins’ Family Origins and Ab’s Early Days.  Racing Over the Highways.  Racing on the Speedways.  The Bonneville Salt Flats.  Driving Pierce-Arrows and Allis Chalmers Tractors.  Driving Auburn and Cords – the Stevens Cup at Indy.  Driving the Duesenberg Special and Mormon Meteors.  Jenkins as Mayor of Salt Lake City.  Ab Jenkins after World War II.  Marvin E, Jenkins.  The Cars that Jenkins Drove.  Appendix.  Epilogue.  Index.  Softcover, 158 pages, black & white illustrations.