Emde Books is proud to announce that The Speed Kings: The Rise & Fall of Motordrome
Racing, by Don Emde, was awarded the Motor Press Guild (MPG) Best Book of the Year honor
for 2019. Winners were announced at the Motor Press Guild's annual awards ceremony, held
February 23 at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA.
Founded in 1984, the Motor Press Guild is the largest automotive media association in
North America. Held each February, the Motor Press Guild's annual Dean Batchelor Excellence
in Automotive Journalism Awards recognize the best of the best in a number of different
categories. This year marked the first time in the award’s history that the MPG Best Book of the
Year honor was awarded to a book on motorcycling.
Published in 2019, The Speed Kings is an in-depth chronicle of the birth, evolution and
eventual demise of motordrome racing in America, featuring amazing illustrations and rare
historical documents. This beautiful four-color sepia tone book contains 600 illustrations and 40
chapters over 372 pages, printed right here in the United States of America.
The Speed Kings is available at www.emdebooks.com
100 Years in Motorcycling
Joe Emde (left) at his shop called the Emde Garage, in El Centro, California in 1914.