Andrew S. Hartwell


Andrew S. Hartwell joined TheRaceSite.com in 2003 as he penned articles about Grand Am and ALMS. ASH's unique style of writing can be found under the articles titled: "Through the Esses".

"I have been married to my lovely wife Shirley since 1972. Our son Christopher is 30 and is married to Michelle. I was always interested in cars as a teen and I used to love driving my '57 Chevy (totally stock) rather quickly along twisting and winding River Road in Head of the Harbor - an exclusive area on the north shore of Long Island. I first started writing about sportscar racing in the early 1970's and then took a nearly 20 year break to be a parent and find my way in the corporate world. I came back to sportscar racing in 1994 when I saw a photo of the Ferrari 333SP. It reminded me of the Can-Am cars and so I was hooked all over again.

I was the Senior Editor, Sportscars at the now defunct All Race Magazine. Until moving to TheRaceSite.com, I was a regular contributor to dailysportscar.com - dating back to when it started out as sportscarworld.com, then later became supersportscarworld.com, then totalmotorsport.com. I have spoken with so very many people in the sport and I take more interest in them than I do in any of the engineering aspects of racing. I simply love the variety and diversity found in 'our' kind of automobile racing and I love to talk to the people who make the cars go!"

Hometown: Long Island
Joined TheRaceSite.com Team In this year: 2003
Hobbies: Collecting diecast sportscars / photography / writing
Most Memorable Racing Moment: 1968 Bridgehampton Can-Am - I shook Jim Hall's hand as soon as he pulled into pit lane after the race. In my mind's eye I can still see the marks on his face from flying pebbles and the smile he gave me, a 17 year old Chaparral fan.
Year born:1951

FAVORITE
Food: Chicken
Movie: Peggy Sue Got Married / Godfather / Field of Dreams
Race Track: Bridgehampton / Lime Rock
Car:
Street > BMW Z3 (Because I finally got one!)
Racing > Chaparral 2E
Book: The Last Open Road by Burt (BS) Levy. If you understand sportscar racing you HAVE
http://www.ashautomobilia.com/

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