Beth Shalom Speaker Series welcomes Neal Bascomb and his novel “Faster: How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best.” They were the unlikeliest of heroes. Rene Dreyfus, a former top driver on the international racecar circuit, had been banned from the best European teams—and fastest cars—by the mid-1930s because of his Jewish heritage. Charles Weiffenbach, head of the down-on-its-luck automaker Delahaye, was desperately trying to save his company as the world teetered toward the brink. And Lucy Schell, the adventurous daughter of an American multi-millionaire, yearned to reclaim the glory of her rally-driving days. A pulse-pounding tale of triumph by an improbable team of upstarts over Hitler’s fearsome Silver Arrows during the golden age of auto racing.
Neal Bascomb – Beth Shalom Speaker Series
Wednesday, Feb. 10 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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