New Book Chronicles the Life and Times of San Diego’s Bob McCoy

Author Lynn McCoy has brought the life story of her open wheel racer/artist husband Bob McCoy to life in a brilliant new coffee table book titled “Circle of Impact – The True Life Events of a Brave Action Figure.”

It would be hard to argue with the action figure claim. McCoy, who’s unique art is on display each year at Goodguys events in Del Mar, Pleasanton and Scottsdale, has lived more lives than most can even dream. A hot rodder out of the San Diego area in the 1950s (Remember  Bob McCoy’s righteous flamed ’40 that adorned the cover of Car Craft in 1956 and Hot Rod’s annual in 1958), McCoy had an accomplished career as an open wheel sprint car and midget racer, rodeo cowboy,  body guard, big cat trainer and land speed racer. McCoy’s on track exploits were so outlandish and audacious; he’s one of only a handful of racers who can lay claim to being banned for life by USAC while beating up on Mario Andretti and AJ Foyt at the same time.

McCoy operates at a much slower pace these days at his home studio in El Cajon, California. He spends his days doing a variety of art projects, which include original paintings, vintage oval track 
inspired wood sculptures and also handcrafts and designs custom awards like the “Real McCoy” and “Woman of the Year” award for Goodguys.

The new book is 346 pages and features all the wonderful details and behind the scenes stories from a true American legend. The photographs alone are worth twice the cover price. The new book is a must have for the hot rodder, oval track enthusiast or any other truth seeker.“Circle of Impact” tells it like it is and how it really was. You will love this book.

Books sell for $50.00 (includes shipping) and can ordered from Lynn McCoy at P.O. Box 1084, Lakeside, CA 92040 postage…or check bob website at


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