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Jade Gurss
Charlotte
Best-Selling Author / publicist
Interests: music, travel, film, documentaries, karting, blogging, politics, mac, ipod, racing, more music
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With so much tumult in the news these days about a seemingly endless array of leaks to the media, it struck me how the book BEAST detailed great efforts which remained almost completely secret for 10 months. The engine was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at the jade gurss blog
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It's not too late to grab the "BEAST Bundle" from Octane Press as a great holiday gift. Click the link to order directly. For only $40 (a savings of $50), you get hardcover copies of my latest book, BEAST, as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
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Sports Car Market magazine (click to enlarge) Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
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When doing interviews and research for BEAST, I compiled massive amounts of material that simply didn't fit into the finished product. A lot of that material was very interesting - or extremely funny - so I thought I'd share some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
I was recently interviewed by David Smith for his MotorsportsAnalytics.com podcast series. We talked about an array of topics, from the new book to my earlier work with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Darrell Waltrip. You can also find the podcast... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
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Thanks to Kirk and Scott (aka 'Racin' Guys') for having me on their "Track Talk" segment on Sports Radio 810 WHB in Kansas City last week. Here's the audio from the segment. Jade Gurss on Track Talk May16 -------- Friday... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
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UPDATE: Through Amazon's MatchBook program, if you purchased a hardcover version of BEAST, you are eligible to download a FREE copy of the book in the Kindle format! For those waiting on the delivery of their copy of BEAST, here... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
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(photo by Dan Boyd) This isn't directly BEAST-related, but it will certainly make the hair on the back of your neck stand up if you're a fan of the Indianapolis 500. Growing up, I listened to hours upon hours of... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
If you've picked up your copy of BEAST, you're already aware of Patrick Morgan's superb CAD illustrations. However, those are merely static representations. Patrick also provided animation of the valve train movement from the pushrod engine. It's incredibly difficult to... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
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Happy to report that my new book, BEAST, now exists in the dead-trees version. If you pre-ordered from Octane Press, your order has likely shipped. Other outlets, such as Amazon, should follow soon as well. If you're interested in an... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
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Thanks to Curt Cavin from "Trackside with Cavin and Kevin," who asked Al Unser Jr. about BEAST during his interview Monday night on 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis. Here's the audio about the book: Trackside Al Jr. April 21st, 2014... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
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BEAST is my new book - from Octane Press - that details the never-before-told tales of the last great technical accomplishment at the Indy 500. It also happened to be the greatest secret in the more than 100 years of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
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I wrote the book IN THE RED in 2011 in the midst of what had been a rough on-track stretch for Dale Earnhardt Jr. When things weren't going so well, it was easy to forget the attitude that was so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
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Here is Indy car and Formula 1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi at speed in the gorgeous Penske PC23 chassis powered by the Mercedes-Benz 500I engine at the Indianaolis Motor Speedway in May 1994. It was Fittipaldi who gave the engine its... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
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I'm excited to announce details of my latest book, BEAST. It will hit the streets in mid-May, and is being published by Octane Press of Austin, Texas, the company which also published my previous book, "In The Red." It will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at the jade gurss blog
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I'm proud to report my latest book, IN THE RED, has received a bronze medal from the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Thanks goes to Lee Klancher and Octane Press - the fine publisher based in Austin, Texas. The book... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at the jade gurss blog
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Ahhh yes! The good ol' "High Three." Always good for a laugh or two... Loved those lil' scooters...
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A lot of laughs today from the Dale Jr. weekly podcast with irritated and irate fans calling in to bitch about Jr's tenth place finish at Richmond. Actually, they're mostly angry rants about other drivers, but it's the same nonsense... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at the jade gurss blog
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In case you’ve just joined our broadcast, I encourage you to click here or simply scroll down to first read part one of our story. Then come right back. We'll be here. With sandwiches. And drinks. ----- Emerging from an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at the jade gurss blog
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I knew right away: this was bad. At age 13, within earshot of my idyllic, lakeside Kansas home, my hand was ensnared in the sprocket of the Suzuki 185cc motocross bike. (Trust me, I couldn’t replicate the freaky endo-from-hell again... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at the jade gurss blog
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After competing/surviving in this weekend's 24 Hours of Victory Lane endurance event at Victory Lane Karting in Charlotte, I'm bound for Los Angeles for the annual Motor Press Guild Dean Batchelor Awards, recognizing excellence in automotive journalism since 1995. "In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at the jade gurss blog
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Amazon has an array of data available to authors, and I was intrigued to learn that "In The Red" has sold in 99 of the 100 geographic regions they measure across the country. (Now, if I could only find that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at the jade gurss blog
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Since I am no longer gainfully employed by Andretti Autosport or Andretti Sports Marketing, it seems a golden time to resurrect the old blog by looking at the (sorry) state of IndyCar racing. IndyCar fired Randy Bernard Sunday after months... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2012 at the jade gurss blog
and NOT a racecar driver... In honor of my new position, here's footage of my one and only drive in an IndyCar. Note - I did manage the delicate task of taking off without stalling, but at the end of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at the jade gurss blog