Fascinating historical documentation covering the famous Nurburgring 1000 Km. long-distance race from 1953 up to 2007. Year by year, the detailed chronicles of the competitions packed with vintage photos, reproduction of articles and posters of the period and the final classifics and results.
The Brands Hatch circuit in Kent is a motorsport mecca, and was once the busiest motorsport venue in the world. Scene of many classic Formula One and sports car races, as well as numerous other international, national and club events, the circuit is currently undergoing a renaissance under the ownership of Jonathan Palmer’s MotorSport Vision company. Here is the definitive history of Brands Hatch, featuring the events, cars, motorcycles and characters that have made it Britain’s best-loved motor racing circuit.
By 1973, non-championship Formula 1 races were history and Oulton Park’s feature races, the Gold Cup and traditional Good Friday meeting, turned to Formula 5000 and eventually to National F1 and F2 categories. The races attracted top national and international drivers such as Redman, Gethin, Purley, Guy Edwards and Teddy Pilette, and the racing remained as entertaining and the cars as spectacular as ever. Occasionally, the stars did come back to Oulton, the Tour of Britain bringing Graham Hill, James Hunt and rallying’s Roger Clark and Billy Coleman. World champions-to-be Alan Jones, Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell honed their skills in Formula Ford, F3 and F5000, while club racing thrived. 100 superb pictures, many previously unpublished, recall this period of consolidation at the beautiful Cheshire circuit.
Here is the fourth book (preceded by Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach, Paramount Ranch), in Art Evans’ series of motor sport coverage in California during the fabulous fifties. All were developed by the use of reproductions of original documents and archival photographs as a foundation. The element that puts life into these books is the welcome reminiscent expressions from drivers who were there at The Golden Gate Park Road Race Circuit in San Francisco, California. Anecdotes by Jack McAfee, Pete Lovely, Jacques Bellesiles, Chuck Tatum and Phil Hill, to name a few, are scattered through this book. Other legends, Masten Gregory, Tom Carstens, William Snell, E.Forbes-Robinson are mentioned in the newspapers and magazines of the time.
In this book, a special issue of the French magazine Echappement, a detailed report of all races from 1956 to 1994 of the coat race Turckheim/Trois-Epis with hundreds of pictures by Adolphe Conrath and the palmares of all editions.
The book picks up where Parker’s previous volume “Motor Racing at Brands Hatch in the Seventies” left off. It offers a very personal account of visits to the world’s busiest motor racing circuit during a decade of excitement and change, both on and off track. In the form of a scrapbook of previously unpublished photographs.
This beautifully presented book begins with a concise history of Brooklands from conception to the establishment of Mercedes-Benz World in October 2006. The remainder of the book is given over to beautiful black and white photographs of the most important exhibits at the Brooklands Museum split into four categories, cars, motorcycles, bicycles and aircraft. Each featured exhibit is fully described, explaining its significance in the history of Brooklands and how it was built, its career and how it was acquired by the museum. This book is a brilliant tribute to Britain’s most famous historic site for both motoring and aviation.
A photographic portrait of the Goodwood Revival, a three day event each September which commemorates motor racing legends, both cars and drivers, from the period 1948 to 1966 along with aircraft associated with that period and the end of World War II. Following the first day’s practice and qualifying track action, Saturday and Sunday each feature eight races, brimful of action and spectacle, interspersed with track parades and air displays.The jewel in the crown is undoubtedly the one-hour RACTT Celebration race with a starting grid line-up which has been valued at a staggering £85 million, driven by some of the greatest names in motor racing history. All of this and more is captured in this stupendous new book by master-photographer Andy Stansfield, containing over 140 action-packed images which exude nostalgia for the glories of Britain’s motor racing past.
This book charts the progress of what became classic events, the Silverstone 6-hour and 1000km races, year-by-year from 1976, through the era of the Group C cars, up to the end of the eighties, with previously unpublished accounts and photographs of each event.
In this, the author’s second book based on his remarkable collection of photographs and memorabilia, he recreates the ‘up-close’ excitement of the paddock and the pits during the twelve British Grands Prix races held at Silverstone, and one at Brands Hatch, in those memorable years between 1985 to 1997 which witnessed no less than six wins by British drivers.
Officially licensed with the ACO, the organisers of the annual Le Mans 24 Hours race, this sumptuous book will be the second title in a decade-by-decade series that will eventually build up into an eight-volume set covering every race since 1923. Each year will be exhaustively covered in vivid photographs, a detailed race account, full results data and a glorious rendering of the official race poster. Compiled by an acknowledged authority of this legendary race, this series of books will be treasured by all enthusiasts of sports car racing.
The SuperPrix was a motor racing meeting held over August Bank Holiday on a street circuit in the centre of Birmingham, from 1986 to 1990. The principal event was the Formula 3000 Championship race, but support races included touring cars and sports cars. The idea of a motor race in the heart of England’s nlotor city (to emulate the Monaco circuit) had been mooted as early as 1966. In the end, the city’s arterial roads round the Bull Ring and the city centre provided one of the most exciting racing events ever staged in the UK.
Formula One at Watkins Glen presents a vivid and often intimate account of the 20-year period that the United States Grand Prix was held at the classic upstate New York track. Author Michael Argetsinger was a young man when his parents, Cameron and Jean, first brought Formula One to Watkins Glen, and he grew up working with racing as the family business. Now, on the 50th anniversary of F1 at the Glen, he brings us his firsthand perspective on this unforgettable era. Spectacular photographs combine with Argetsinger’s detailed commentary to capture the distinctive character of each year’s event. The story begins with rare images of the Formula Libre races from 1958 through 1960 that featured a sprinkling of top European drivers, Formula One cars, and sports cars, and set the stage for Watkins Glen’s first world championship grand prix. Stirling Moss, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, Jack Brabham, Joakim Bonnier, Roy Salvadori, and Olivier Gendebien were the drivers who made early impressions and ultimately helped champion Watkins Glen as the site of the USGP.
This very nice little book is mainly composed of previously unseen pictures of the 1953 Argentina F1 Grand Prix and is the first of the series which should feature the Argentina GP through the time. See how Behra, Trintignant, Farina and Fangio battled for the victory. In the end, Alberto Ascari took the win after almost 3 hours of race. As a populist decision, it was decided not to collect any fee at the entrance of the circuit. Thus thousands of people came to see the race, which created a very unique atmosphere on the circuit, but also led to deadly accidents. Together with the Argentina Grand Prix, the book also covers the Ciudad de Buenos Aires Grand Prix, a race held two weeks after the F1 GP featuring the big names of F1 who could compete against the Argentinian home drivers.