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William Edgar owns Edgar Motorsport and he has been an automotive photographer, journalist, and author since 1968. Born the son of a 1930s outboard hydroplane pilot and legendary sports car racing team owner, John Edgar, William was on-the-ground in time to witness the Fabulous Fifties’ golden age of sports car races that included Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Torrey Pines, Golden Gate Park, and the GP track his father’s financing built, Riverside International Raceway. William has made historical films and worked in live action television documentaries with racers including Mario Andretti, Sam Posey, David Hobbs, and many others. He earned the Dean Batchelor Award for his book American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s, co-authored by Michael T. Lynch, a past Cars Yeah guest, and Ron Parravano.No doubt you’ve read his prize-winning stories and seen his photographs featured in magazines and books around the world.

SHOW SPONSORS  

Covercraft   •   MetronGarage   •   Christopher Kimball Financial Services   

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE 

“Be true to yourself.”

BUSINESS AND LIFE CHALLENGE 

Making a switch later in life from filmmaking to journalism. 

FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLE 

A 1999 Mazda MX5

AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE 

“It’s about time you learn to ride a motorcycle.” – William’s father who put him on a Triumph Tiger 100, a 500cc bike.

RESOURCES 

Cars Yeah Podcast

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

The Mudge Pond Express by Sam Posey

Kings of the Road by Ken Purdy

Faster by Sir Jackie Stewart and Peter Manso

PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE

Don’t waste your time disliking things nor people.

WHERE TO FIND WILLIAM

Edgar Motorsport

 

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