In The Ferrari Phenomenon, authors Matt Stone and Luca Dal Monte offer a unique perspective on the iconic car manufacturer. They begin with a revealing biographical sketch of Enzo Ferrari himself—from his childhood to his often-secret private life—and they explain the founding of the company in Modena, and its later move to Maranello. The book concludes by profiling the new generation of executives responsible for the company’s success today, and the dramatic contemporary architecture of the Maranello campus. Throughout the book, the authors approach their subject in a manner that’s a little less serious—and a little more fun. The book explores the lighter and lesser-known sides of Ferrari, not only through conventional chapters and text, but also in shorter, quick-reading pieces such as lists, quotes, and detailed photo captions. The result is an original account that begins with young Enzo’s dreams, long before he ever thought of producing cars under his own name, and covers rare and one-off Ferrari cars, little-known episodes from Ferrari history, and praise and complaints from great drivers and famous Ferrari owners. There’s also a virtual tour of the Ferrari factory, and even advice on what to see on a visit to Maranello.
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Trans-Am Sedan championship, or Trans-Am, which held its first event in March 1966. A new book from David Bull Publishing brings back all the speed, excitement and intrigue of this classic road racing series during its greatest years in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In this book hundreds of photographs along with detailed captions to deliver a year-by-year, race-by-race account of the Trans-Am's first seven seasons. The focus is on the iconic over two-liter pony cars that attracted the most attention from fans and support from Detroit; the Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros, Pontiac Firebirds, AMC Javelins, and Dodge Challengers that were hot sellers at the time and remain instantly recognizable today. Driving these machines were many of the top names in American motorsport, including technically sophisticate sports-car driver Mark Donohue, Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones, and all-around driving aces Dan Gurney and Peter Revson.
While there have been other books on Bruce McLaren and the McLaren team, none offer such vivid images taken from behind the scenes. Most of the photographs in McLaren From The Inside have never been published before, and the book’s large format and strong design bring out the best in each of them. The book collects the best of Alexander’s images from two very different eras, from 1960s up to the first decade of the 21st century.
Cheating is the most explosive subject in NASCAR Winston Cup racing, now more than ever. The book explains how cheating has been a factor in NASCAR racing since its birth in 1949, when the winner of the first race was disqualified for using illegal springs. Since then the technology and tricks used to win have grown steadily more sophisticated, with such legendary figures as Junior Johnson, Smokey Yunick, and Gary Nelson constantly pushing the rules. And although the measures taken to prevent cheating are more stringent and sophisticated than ever before, the controversy and politics over who cheats, how they do it, and how they are punished continues to this day.
As a top crew chief in NASCAR Winston Cup Racing, Larry McReynolds has guided drivers such as Dale Earnhardt, Davey Allison, and Ernie Irvan to victory. His is a story of single minded determination to succeed in the top tier racing, regardless of setbacks. McReynolds, who is now a popular FOX broadcaster, brings a fresh perspective and fascinating stories that include radioing Earnhardt instruction where to accelerate in a turn, and getting bawled out in the NASCAR trailer by series boss Bill France for speaking his mind. This is an unparalleled insider’s look at NASCAR racing.
When the first edition of The International Motor Racing Guide was published in 1995, it was an instant classic—the first reference guide that was complete enough to satisfy the most knowledgeable and demanding motorsports journalists and enthusiasts. Now David Bull Publishing is proud to announce the publication of the long-awaited second edition, which author Peter Higham has revised and updated to include more than 370 new pages of statistics, history, photos, and expert analysis. With unrivaled breadth and exhaustive detail, it covers all major championships and races throughout the world, from the first organized event in 1894 to the present day.
This volume offers revealing insights and anecdotes about the sport and business of stock car racing, told through the voices of its unsung heroines.Though too few racing fans realize it, the NASCAR Winston Cup Series wouldn’t be possible without the participation of a remarkable range of women. The author Denise Wood profiles a cross-section of women—from drivers’ wives to top executives and team owners—who have been instrumental in making NASCAR America’s biggest spectator sport.
This is Darrell’s personal and revealing story, one of America’s hottest NHRA Top Fuel drag racers, beautifully illustrated with previously unpublished photos from his family scrapbooks. Detailed descriptions of important races and commentary by Darrell himself provide an insider’s perspective on the technology and teamwork behind a winning Top Fuel car. The experiences recounted tell a fascinating tale of one man’s journey to the top of his sport, and a second courageous journey back from devastating injuries to lead a new, full life.
When Honda announced it would enter the American CART racing series in 1993, the company had already enjoyed phenomenal success in Formula 1, first with Williams and then McLaren, which it powered to four consecutive championships. The book tells the complete story of Honda’s remarkable turnaround and unprecedented success in CART racing through frank interviews with key Honda managers and engineers, as well as champion drivers like Alex Zanardi, Juan-Pablo Montoya, Jimmy Vasser, and Gil de Ferran. Join us for a rare glimpse into the planning, politics, dedication and drive that go into a top manufacturer’s successful racing program.
The volume offers the first retrospective of Barry’s work, with paintings and sketches selected and organized to exhibit the breadth of his style. This book also explains the historical context of his paintings and describes in Barry’s words the important considerations and individual approaches to his commissions. This satisfying combination offers a new way to enjoy and appreciate the rich scope of Barry’s paintings.
Beginning with the first Ferrari mid-engine prototype, the 246SP, and carrying through to the 512s and mighty 312PBs, Ferrari Prototype Era: 1962-1973 in Photographs recounts an epic period in motor racing of indomitable cars and superb drivers. This beautiful photographic history brings back these trend-setting sports-prototypes in all their glory, as well as the drivers who raced them and the classic circuits that were host to their legendary competitions.
Set against a landscape of cardon cacti, precarious mountain passes, lurking sand washes, and dusty dry lake beds, the history of the Baja 1000 is full of colorful characters, innovative machines, and incredible racing. In this beautifully illustrated first complete history, author Marty Fiolka captures the essence of Baja and the challenge of off-road racing, from the pioneering early record runs in the 1960s through the 2004 event. With a foreword by Peter Brock, hundreds of color and black-and-white photos, and comprehensive year-by-year race results, 1000 Miles to Glory is the ultimate story of the Baja 1000.
For years Larry worked day and night testing ideas and refining philosophies for winning races. Now he shares them all in Larry McReynolds: How to Become a Winning Crew Chief. Every aspect of running a successful team is covered, including organization, car preparation, race-day strategies, and even Larry’s own setup checklists, right out of his notebooks.
Suzuki’s GSX-R series, introduced amid great fanfare and carrying the company’s highest hopes in 1985, is synonymous with performance and has become one of the most evocative marques in motorcycling. In this lavishly illustrated volume, an inside, behind-the-scenes look at the bike that created the race-replica category 20 years ago and continues to set the standard for sportbikes today.
During the remarkable period from 1953 through 1961, the most famous long-distance epics such as Le Mans, the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Sebring, Nürburgring, the Carrera Panamericana, and Dundrod all experienced their finest moments. This meticulously researched and edited photographic essay captures an era of spectacular World Sports Car Championship competition. In addition to covering the major manufacturers, the book explores a fascinating supporting cast of smaller-displacement cars, specialty builders, and “one-offs.” Many of the great drivers, team leaders, and constructors are revealed in compelling portraits.
In this book you will experience the entire spectrum of racing in the 1950s and 1960s through Walt’s diverse career. The 1950s and 1960s were a time of tremendous change in racing. In this exciting, fast-paced biography author Michael Argetsinger shows how Walt’s life encompassed the conflict between amateur and professional racing, the extraordinary advances in technology, and the joyful ambition of his era. The result is a vivid account of the remarkable history of post-war American road racing. Through painstaking research and extensive interviews with Walt’s family and dozens of his friends, colleagues, and competitors, author Michael Argetsinger creates a compelling biography of Hansgen with an insider’s perspective on the vibrant history of post-war American road racing.
In 1953 Jesse Alexander left America for Europe with his young family to pursue his dream of becoming a motor racing photographer. In the next few years he became especially close to Ferrari, developing friendships with some of the team’s most illustrious drivers, particularly fellow Americans such as Dan Gurney, Richie Ginther, and Phil Hill, who won the World Championship driving for Ferrari in 1961. The photos assembled here vividly depict an era of great change and growing challenges to Ferrari in Formula 1. After scoring two championships in 1952 and 1953, Ferrari faced formidable competition from Mercedes-Benz in 1954, followed by a host of new British teams in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
In Can-Am Challenger Peter Bryant delivers a personal, engaging account of a fascinating career in one of the greatest eras in motorsports history. Bryant started his career as a lowly fabricator in Colin Chapman’s original Lotus Cars workshop. He later became a freelance racing mechanic, working at circuits like Montlhèry, the Nürburgring, Reims, and Spa-Francorchamps. In 1962 he was hired as a full-time F1 mechanic, traveling all over the world with such great drivers as John Surtees, Jo Bonnier, and Graham Hill.