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Coastal 181 Announces Release of Book on Lenny Boehler’s Iconic Ole Blue Modifieds

Newburyport, Mass., July 20, 2020 – Motorsports publisher Coastal 181 announced today the release of “The Soul of a Modified: Lenny Boehler’s Ole Blue,” by Lew Boyd. It is the newest in a long string of popular racing books presented by the company over the last 20 years, focused on recording and preserving the color and drama of open-wheel and short-track racing.

Operating out of an old farm near Cape Cod, Lenny Boehler, an understated personality with overstated aptitude and a twinkle in his eye, seemed to communicate with his race car as effectively as with people. And curiously, "Ole Blue" seemed to respond. Together they motored a million miles on a treacherous road, compiling hundreds of victories at speedways up and down the East Coast over four decades. Surviving on massively less resource than their competition, they consistently returned with championship laurels.

Though hardly polished and chromed, Lenny’s cars were in high demand by the country’s most talented drivers because of their speed and reliability. Bugs Stevens, Fred DeSarro, Ron and Ken Bouchard, Doug Heveron, Dick Trickle, Bobby Santos and Ryan Preece were among the nearly 50 wheelmen to guide a Boehler #3 to Victory Circle. To the one, they were serious professionals focused on their racing, but the book is full of colorful stories about antics in the Boehler camp after the races.

When Lenny died, he never really left. His presence still envelopes the garage and chicken coop where Ole Blue has been housed for the last 65 seasons. Now a senior citizen itself, Ole Blue, still run by Lenny’s family and crew and currently driven by up-and-coming Matt Swanson, is one of the most enduring and beloved sights in all of motorsports.

The 216-page volume, with 200 color and black and white photographs, is the perfect read for anyone who follows high-level Modified racing today and for those interested in the history of the sport.

“The Soul of a Modified,” priced at $29.95, can be ordered online at www.coastal181.com  or by calling Coastal 181 at 877-907-8181 toll free. The website, updated daily, includes over 1500 other motorsports books and DVDs, as well as hundreds of photos and racing commentaries.

 


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Dave Pace Passes

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9/27/20  We have received the sad news of the passing of Dave Pace.
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Racer Tom Vroom Passes

8/10/20:
 Very sad news has reached us of the passing of racer, and friend to many of us here in The Vault, Tom Vroom. 

Tom raced at Harmony, Nazareth and at Flemington in the 70's.  In most recent years, Tom would be a frequent guest at various racing events such as the Flemington Speedway Historical Society gatherings at the Hunterdon County Fair, and The Phillipsburg Dirt Track Heroes show.

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We'll miss the opportunities to talk with Tom, and will miss his comments, and his racing knowledge that he shared here on our Message Board.

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