“LionHeart,” a coffee-table size picture book on Dan Wheldon’s racing career released in 2010, has been in short supply since his death Sunday in the IRL season-ending event in Las Vegas.
Newport Beach-based photographer Michael Voorhees, who compiled the project, has said he will re-release it soon on line with proceeds going to charities that have been close to the Wheldon family. The original book sold for $59.95. Copies are being sold for much higher currently on eBay.com.
Voorhees said at the time of the book’s release: “Dan and I both arrived in the IndyCar Series in 2003 and I was the lead photographer during this 2005 championship season when we won the Indy 500. I’ve been photographing Dan for various sponsors and personal photo shoots and we’ve developed a fantastic library of images that we felt his fans would really appreciate. It seemed only natural to produce a book that was very revealing and out of the ordinary for a race car driver.”
== A video report from an Indianapolis TV station on the book re-release plans: