The Small Silver Speedster by Dwight Knowlton
The Small Silver Speedster is set in 1957, as Porsche gains its cult status and domination in sports car racing in the United States. It's the story of a father and his young daughter as they fly to New York City to pick up their new 356 A Speedster at Max Hoffman's iconic (Frank Lloyd Wright designed) dealership. While there, they enjoy a chance meeting with racing pioneer Denise McCluggage.
The pair break in the Speedster with a cross-country drive home to California via Scenic Route 66. They prepare the Speedster for the emerging sports car racing scene of the 1950s – as iconic tracks like Riverside, Laguna Seca, and others open across the country. They race. Crash. Repair. And return to seek their first win.
It's historical fiction, rigorously researched, then boiled down into a fascinating story that both kids and grownups will love.
It's a Father/Daughter story that sons will also enjoy.