Photographer Thawley releases new books

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John Thawley Announces Two Additional Sports Car Racing Photo Books Detroit -- Motorsports photographer, John Thawley, announced today the release of a two additional photo books in a series reviewing the 2004 road-racing season: 2004 American...

John Thawley Announces Two Additional Sports Car Racing Photo Books

Detroit -- Motorsports photographer, John Thawley, announced today the release of a two additional photo books in a series reviewing the 2004 road-racing season: 2004 American LeMans Series and 2004 Corvette Racing C5R ~ PERFECT.

Each book is hardbound, 9"x11" in size with 52 pages and more than 100 full color images. Both books retail for $69.95 and can be ordered online at www.johnthawley.com.

The two new books focus on the series that received RACER magazine reader's highest marks when asked "What type of racing do you like?" The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. The 2004 season saw records set by several prominent drivers and teams and a first-time championship for one of the most successful drivers in series history.

The American LeMans photo book contains great action packed images of Audi RS8, Lola, Courage, Porsche, Corvette, Panoz, Ferrari, Lamborghini all battling it out on the finest road courses in North America.

The Corvette Racing C5R ~ PERFECT reviews the Corvette team's perfect season in its last campaign of the American LeMans Series. The team won nine out of nine races as it drove into retirement making way for the new C6R. Driver Johnny O'Connell called the C5R "one of the most important racecars of all time."

"I think people will really enjoy these new books," stated Thawley. "I've always enjoyed photographing the cars and longer formats of the American LeMans Series events. The late day light and wear and tear on the cars is a feast for the eyes."

"The Corvette C5R story is a natural," continued Thawley. "It was an amazing end to the C5R legacy-- to win nine of nine races heading into retirement is like a Hollywood script. America loves this car and the story is a natural."

Earlier this month, Thawley released the SCCA Pro Racing's 2004 SPEED World Challenge Series Yearbook featuring each of the 10 top finishing teams in the drivers' championship in both the GT and Touring Car Series, and three individual team books featuring the teams of Champion Audi, Turner Motorsport and Cadillac Racing.

The 2004 SPEED World Challenge yearbook is hardbound, 9"x11" in size with 52 pages and more than 100 full color images. It retails for $69.95. The individual team books are hardbound, 9"x11" in size with 30 pages and 45 full color images and retail for $49.95. The books can be ordered online at www.johnthawley.com.

In addition, teams, fans and readers will be able to order individual prints from the books in sizes from 8x10 to 20x30, also available online.

Editor's note:
John Thawley is a frequent contributor of images to Motorsport.com. His photos may be viewed online at: http://www.motorsport.com/photos/photographer.asp?Y=2004

-jt-

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