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The Speed Kings Wins MPG Best Book of the Year!

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historical documents.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


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100 Years in Motorcycling
Joe Emde (left) at his shop called the Emde Garage, in El Centro, California in 1914.

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