The book, History of San Jose Auto Racing 1903-2007, by renowned motorsport photographer Dennis Mattish, is a 280-page large-format, cofee-table hardback, including more than 700 photos and illustrations - 280 in colour.
The foreword is by US motorsport legend, Joe Leonard - the only man to win both the USAC National Indianapolis Car Championship and the AMA National Motorcycle Championship.
Classes featured include Stock Cars, Indy Cars, Dragsters, Midgets, Sprint Cars, Supermodifieds and many more; and the book covers all 14 tracks which hosted racing in San Jose.
In the wild pioneer days, racing deaths were almost commonplace, and San Jose's dirt oval was dubbed the "suicide bowl", prompting the local newspaper in 1925 to demand "it is time to put an end to the gruesome tragedies which have occurred at nearly every local racing event, and it is time for San Jose to bar any sport which takes so heavy a toll of human life".
But the story did not end there, and motorsport of various kinds continued until the 2007 Indy Car Grand Prix - an event recounted with spectacular colour photos by the author.
"Putting the whole story together was a real labour of love," said Mattish. "I uncovered some fantastic stories of achievement, humour, and sorrow, and I hope I have captured the rich history of auto racing through this book.
"Weltch Media's work in improving the quality and readability has made a huge difference. Although based 6,000 miles away in Wales, I know Andy Weltch has a great knowledge and enthusiasm for auto racing, as well as editing expertise, so I was keen to involve them in this project to make sure we ended up with a real high-quality book."
Some of the fascinating content includes The Great Race - the 1908 New York-Paris which inspired the famous movie - and a 1957 event which may just have been the world's first 24-hour stock car race.