A photographic record about the “FORZA FERRARI IN SUZUKA” gathering, that was held for two days at the Suzuka Circuits in MIE prefecture to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Ferrari Club Japan. There were the more familiar F355s and Testarossas group together and rare sights of some vintage Ferraris as a 330P3/4 and 365GTB/4s.
In 1948 Watkins Glen staged the first official American race for sports cars since the Vanderbilt Cup races of the early years of the century. This book is about the transformation of post-World War II racing in America and how road racing became a leading sport in the US, beginning at Watkins Glen and followed by Sebring, Daytona, Laguna Seca and other circuits.
These historic first five years are fundamental to road racing in America when the race was staged through the village streets and neighboring countryside until a permanent track was built in 1953. The races introduced famous international marques such as Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, Allard, Healey and Cunningham and encouraged a pantheon of great drivers to develop, among them, Briggs Cunningham, John Fitch, Phil Walters, Phil Hill, Jim Kimberly and Walt Hansgen. Later, from 1961 to 1980, Watkins Glen was the site of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.
The most valuable cars from the Vintage era, in characterized exciting races under the Fuerza Libre regulatory framework, in the exotic circuits of the Argentine Pampas and the Patagonia, between 1919 and 1942. Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Bmw, Bugatti, Cadillac, Chrysler, Delage, Duesenberg, Fiat, Ford, Hudson, Maserati, Mercedes, Mercury, Packard, Reo, Sunbeam, Studebaker, Stutz ed altre. This book also includes international participations of Argentine drivers and foreing visitors of the period.
Only English record of this important motor racing circuit. Races and record bids described for the famous banked track and road circuit, covering five French Grand Prix from 1925 to 1937, and top racing drivers and cars. Photographs (action and static) of top racing drivers, men and women, and special track cars.
Against considerable odds, Castle Combe Circuit celebrates 50 years of motor racing in 2000 and this book tells the story of the circuit from wartime airfield right through to the end of the 1999 racing season. It has been published in time for the 50th anniversary race meeting at the circuit on July 1st and 2nd.
The book takes you through each era in Nascar’s history from the small independent racers of the 1960s to the rise of the super teams in the 1990s. Since 1960, Charlotte has hosted some of Nascar’s premier Winston Cup races, including the Coca-Cola 600, October’s Uaw/Gm Quality 500 and the Winston, stock car racing’s all-star event. The text vividly brings the nail-biting duels, decisive pitstops, brilliant race strategies and fantastic finishes to life. The legendary drivers, larger-than-life car owners, and key players in the history and development of the track come into full focus as well.
Dynamic color photographs highlight this detailed look back at five full years of NASCAR racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, from the first qualifying lap by H.B. Bailey to the dominating drive that had Jeff Gordon kissing the bricks in celebration of his second Brickyard win in 1998. Brickyard 400 chronicles each of the five races held at the Brickyard from 1994-98, with flag-to-flag race reports, driver profiles, articles, and a comprehensive appendix with statistics on each race. Officially licensed by Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
This comprehensive history of the famous Brooklands Motor Course at Weybridge, in Surrey, covers its construction, the 28 season of motor racing, record-breaking and speed testing which took place from 1907 until the outbreak of the Second World War, and its emergency from postwar neglect and decay to its current status as a sympathetically restored venue steeped in nostalgia and a mecca for all motor sporting and aviation enthusiasts. The acknowledged foremost Brooklands historian and authority, “W B” takes his readers through every race of importance organized by the Brooklands Automobile Racing Club, quoting land speeds and results from the official archives of the club.
The early days of NASCAR racing spring to life in this evocative collection of photographs from the archives of Tom Kirland, Darlington track photographer from 1950 to 1967. Kirkland captured NASCAR’s greats on the track, in the pits, and in victory lane, from the track’s development in 1950. His pioneering use of the sequence camera delivers dynamic sequential images of crashes, finishes, and other dramatic NASCAR moments. Quotes from drivers, owners, and others, plus a comprehensive appendix, fully enhance this unique look at Darlington Raceway.
An illustrated tribute to the 100th anniversary of the “Solitude” circuit in Stuttgard which gathered many two and four wheels champions such as Agostini, Phil Read, Jim Redman, Bill Lomas, Geoff Duke as well as Dan Gurney, Richard Attwood and David Piper. The volume commemorates all the events, races, and personalities around this historical tracks from 1903 up to 2003.
Unique Motor Books are compiled from the UK magazine “Autocar”, “Autocourse” , “Sporting Motorist” and from a wide variety of other magazines from around the world. This book contains road tests, service data and road research reports on Dutch Grand Prix in the period between 1958 and 1974.
An all-action snapshot of the history of motor sport, from Edwardian steam cars to the very latest Formula One vehicles - all wrapped up in a beautifully packaged double-DVD set. This is your chance to celebrate 10 years of the world’s biggest and most spectacular motor sport happening!
Unique Motor Books are compiled from the UK magazine “Autocar”, “Autocourse” , “Sporting Motorist” and from a wide variety of other magazines from around the world. This book contains road tests, service data and road research reports on Goodwood Grand Prix in the period between 1952 and 1965.
An unusual view on the legendary street circuit in Monte Carlo and the Monaco Grand Prix in a fascinating portrait. This volume collects 360 vivid photographs in order to witness the several changements of this stunning sea town during the years on occasion of this race.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed has seen literally hundreds of classic racing cars on display and sprinting up the hill since the first event in 1993. This book tells the story of the event with beautiful photographs of the cars and a complete list of all the entrants from 1993 to 2003. All that’s missing is the sound of classic racing engines.