PRESALE – The Small Silver Speedster: Hardcover by Carpe Viam (available Christmas 2016)

This is a pre-order for Dwight Knowlton’s newest book.  You can get it signed or unsigned and it will be a perfect gift for the holidays!

When Dwight Knowlton’s son was born, he knew he had to find the perfect book to share his passion for autos. When he couldn’t find what he was looking for, he wrote and illustrated one. The Little Red Racing Car is an awards winning book that started an outlet for Dwight’s imagination and Carpe Viam- Seize The Road was founded. All the designs and creations are created by Dwight to share his joy with his son and the world.



Available for order now, signed and unsigned – to deliver by Christmas 2016.
(Pre-sale includes “Membership Card” and sticker)

The Small Silver Speedster is set in 1957, as Porsche gains its cult status and domination in sports car racing in the United States. It’s the story of a father and his young daughter as they fly to New York City to pick up their new 356 A Speedster at Max Hoffman’s iconic (Frank Lloyd Wright designed) dealership. While there, they enjoy a chance meeting with racing pioneer Denise McCluggage (whose path they will later cross on the track!).

The pair break in the Speedster with a cross-country drive home to California via Scenic Route 66. They prepare the Speedster for the emerging sports car racing scene of the 1950s – as iconic tracks like Riverside, Laguna Seca, and others open across the country. And together, they drive the car to its first race…

It’s historical fiction, rigorously researched, then boiled down into a fascinating story that both kids and grownups will love.

Click through the photos to see illustrations in progress, Including a lineup outside the Porsche® Factory in Zuffenhausen, at the docks in NYC, in Max Hoffman’s showroom, and being torn down and prepared to race.

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