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“James Dean: On the Road to Salinas,” an interview with Lee Raskin



Author Lee Raskin is a Porsche historian and author of James Dean At Speed. He is a leading authority on the passion for racing possessed by James Dean. His latest offering James Dean: On the Road to Salinas seeks to respectfully enlighten the reader to the truth of his death. The book also features the photos of Sanford Roth. The release is set to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of Dean’s passing and is available for pre-order now at

Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where are you from? What were you like as a child? What are some of your most fond automotive memories growing up?

During my formative years, I grew up in the middle of America — Omaha, Nebraska. My mother’s family owned a replacement auto parts and accessory business — Wolfson Auto Parts. I was always the curious type, particularly about…

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