The book charts how Riley emerged from building junkyard hot rods in southern Louisiana to become one of the most inventive designers at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the go-go years of the 1970s is a saga in itself. From Indy, he moved into his ultimate specialty of sports prototypes, starting with the outrageous, front-engined Mustang GTP. Along the way, he helped recast American GT and Trans-Am road racing with game-changing designs.
Since the Riley & Scott Mk. III appeared in the mid-1990s, no individual designer has had more success with sports prototypes including nine straight victories by the Riley Daytona Prototypes in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The design embers continue to glow brightly. Riley and son Bill are building a new generation of sports prototypes at Riley Technologies in Mooresville, North Carolina destined to compete in major endurance racing events around the globe.
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