Steering with Your Knees is a journey into the mind and random thoughts of Toly Arutunoff.
One of the great story tellers involved in motorsports, he relates his opinions, experiences, and life with cars. What he has to say about his six odd decades spent playing on the roads of the world simply cannot be duplicated without a time machine.
Toly's narrative will take you back with some astigmatic and faded glimpses of a time that is no more. "There is absolutely no question that any form of organized automotive competition used to be more fun," says Toly. "Why? I tend to think it is due to Mr. and Ms. Money and Modifications. When Eisenhower was president, practically all racing was "showroom stock" racing. You could put a straight pip on your SCCA racer and also remove the air cleaner, but that was about it."
264 pp, HARDCOVER WITH DUST JACKET • 6 x 9 • 63 PHOTOGRAPHS
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164 pp, SOFTCOVER • 8-1/2 x 11 • 57 PHOTOGRAPHS
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BY ANATOLY (TOLY)
"Toly's mind works in brillant disorder and his pen follows like an impressionist's brush; a daub of vibrant color here, now there, bringing forth an evocative canvas of unique charm. The appeal of cars and women were entwined early in his golden childhood and both lived on in a certain purity despite vanishing brakes in the one and bawdy encounters with the other. . . . You ahhh in appreciation, empathy or envy. . . . He is instantly there in wonkish detail with the cars and in back-lit romanticism with the women. It's an engaging blend. This is a most enjoyable ride."
— DENISE MCCLUGGAGE
"Toly's book makes you want to be cruising through a warm Oklahoma summer night."
— PETER EAGAN