Brown Fox Books
1090 Eugenia Pl. Suite 102, Carpinteria, CA 93013
phone 1.805.684.5951,
orders 1.800.450.7949 fax 1.805.684.1628
Phil Hill Dust Jacket, Click to enlarge

For more book information:

The Stainless
Steel Carrot

(Bent corner under mint dust jackets.)

Buy Now

Philip T. Hill was the first American to win the Grand Prix Driver’s Championship. Since that win in 1961, only Mario Andretti has joined Hill as an American winner of that coveted title.

Long sought after by auto racing enthusiasts worldwide, the first edition of Phil Hill: Yankee Champion has become extremely valuable. This revised, expanded edition includes 114 photos printed in a “warm” black ink on 48 pages of premium gloss paper. The photo sections feature the work of: Louis Klemantaski, Flip Schulke, Dave Friedman, Bob Tronolone, Bernard Cahier, Geoffrey Goddard, Peter Coltrin, Griffith Borgeson, Jim Sitz, Bob Canaan.

While the focus of the book remains Phil Hill’s early racing years, culminating with his Grand Prix championship win with Ferrari in 1961, William F. Nolan has given us a new chapter completing the picture of Hill’s life and career after that win.

The book describes in detail Hill’s early drives in MGs and Jaguars, in addition to his many private and factory Ferrari drives, and his later entries with ATS and Cooper GP cars. This new edition goes on to cover Hill’s races with Carroll Shelby’s Cobra team, Ford’s GT40s, and Jim Hall’s Chaparrals, as well as Phil Hill’s life as a family man and his work as one of the foremost classic car restorers. A “Table of International Successes” and a seven page index complete this expanded hardcover edition.

For the dust jacket Brown Fox Books commissioned Peter Hearsey to depict Phil driving a Ferrari 246 to his first Grand Prix win (Monza, Italy 1960). This was the first Grand Prix won by an American driver in over 39 year, and the last win ever for a front-engined Grand Prix car.

You can view a 20 page Adobe Acrobat file that contains the Contents, Introduction, Preface, Chapter One, Table of International Race Sucesses, and the complete index for this book. No photos in this file.

PHIL HILL: Yankee Champion, By Wiiliam F. Nolan, ISBN 1-188978-10-4, Hardcover, 6x9, 280 pages, including 48 pgs of photos. US$39.50 Standard Media Mail shipping for the US is $4.00. Tax on California orders is 7.75%.

MINT COPIES ARE SOLD OUT The books we have are perfect except under the dust jacket the hard cover has a bent corner. The dust jackets are mint. Buy Now

Blemished Copies
We have only "hurt" copies of Phil Hill: Yankee Champion. These books are perfect except under the dust jacket the hard cover is blemished with a bent corner. The dust jackets are mint.

Buy Now

The Reviews:

“A superior biography.”
European Car

Hill’s frank philosophical comments make gripping reading, the picture selection is also excellent… we vote it ‘Best Read.’”
Classic and Sports Car

“From the author [Nolan] you get a vivid insight into how Ferrari pitted one brilliant young driver [Hill] against the other [Von Trips] in Ferrari’s ambition to win the championship.” Jaguar Journal

“An unusual and fascinating story of a great driver demonstrating his courage and superb skill…excellent and rewarding…a remarkable account.” SAH Journal

“A classic in motor racing literature.” Indian Auto

“Great reading!”
Automobile Magazine

“An extremely vivid picture of the racing scene…highly recommended. Vintage Motorsport

Acrobat Sample:

Phil Hill Book PDF

Phil Hill Website

Phil Hill

Racers Pay Tribute to Phil Hill

On August 28, we lost our great and good champion, Phil Hill. The entire world of motorsports is saddened. He was a wonderful and honorable friend who will be sorely missed. After hearing of Phil’s passing, it was inevitable that many of us were on the phone or emailing one another. Art Evans / Fabulous Fifties Newsletter

Mario Andretti: “I had so much respect for Phil Hill. When I was at the beginning of my racing career, he was already world champion. I watched him with a mixture of envy and admiration – dreaming that I would someday have half the command of the race car that he did. He was at the top of his game and I’m very happy that I was able to enjoy and appreciate his skill, respect his achievements, learn from his wisdom, and digest his thoughtful analysis for major automotive magazines when he would do test driving later in life. And what I cherish most is that we became friends. I really consider my career richer by the fact that I raced against him, particularly my most vivid memory of him at Sebring in 1967. How sweet it is that I have that memory. I doubt there will be another like Phil Hill. It is such a great loss for the sport of motor racing because he was an inspiration to many of us.”

Carroll Shelby: “Phil and I had a 60-year friendship. He could take anything apart and put it back together. He could even tune pianos. I talked with Derek three times the day before Phil passed on and I was able to communicate to Phil that I loved him.”

John Fitch: “Phil’s passing brings a deep sense of loss that won’t go away. Though separated by a continent, or an ocean, I shared the joy of his victories like a brother and treasured our warm friendship. Love to Alma and the family."

Stirling Moss: “Phil was a friend first and a great competitor, but what a gentleman!"

Dan Gurney: “I have lost a friend as well as a competitor. Phil will be remembered with fondness, not only as a great driver but also as a person dedicated to preserving and restoring the wonderful old cars of yesteryear. I learned a lot from him. I realize his passing was inevitable, but that doesn’t make it any easier.”

Phil Hill Book Text Spread Phil Hill Book Photo Spread