Society of
Automotive Historians

October 28, 2019 Evening with Ted West at M1 Concourse in Pontiac


Leland Chapter, Detroit was treated to an evening with long-time automotive magazine writer Ted West. Ted was our guest at the M1 Concourse garage in Pontiac, Michigan ( on October 28, 2019.
Ted regaled us with his first-hand memories of the racing scene in the 1960’s and 70’s.  As a writer for several magazines, he was assigned to cover the great Can Am endurance races and F1 battles across the world.
Ted told the stories behind his racing novel CLOSING SPEED, which was set at the peak of the Porsche 917 and Ferrari battles.  His book captures the time and the people during one of the golden ages of auto racing.
A fun evening hosted by our friends at M1 Concourse.
Ted West and Brian Baker at M1 Concourse.