The compulsion to be the fastest often pushes drivers past the edge of safety, sometimes with tragic consequences. Advanced construction techniques have made Formula 1 cars strong enough to enable drivers to survive high-speed, multi-car crashes. This book honors the skill of the engineers, and the courage of the drivers. It is a
photographic celebration of the competitors ability to survive some of the most spectacular and terrifying accidents in sports. This book brings together a collection of spectacular incidents from which drivers emerged without injury. From Luciano Burti barrel-rolling at the start of the Formula 1 German Grand Prix in 2001, to many a crash-strewn national event 133and they walked away! offers a selective journey through the sports closest escapes.
Some of the earliest film from Castrol Library providing a visual feast of cars. Maserati, Fraser Nash, ERA, Alvis, Alfa, Jaguar XK 120 and BRM, (on its debut appearance) can be seen in action at venues as diverse as the European Grand Prix at Silverstone and Hillclimbing at Shelsey Walsh and Prescott. Also featured are the entertaining 500 Club races at Silverstone, the Empire Trophy Races in the Isle of Man and the Goodwood races. The drivers’ names read like a who’s-who of this golden era of motoring - Fangio, Reg Parnell, Cooper, and Fagioli. (Black & White)
This 1953 footage featuring the milestone moments of the inaugural meeting at Oulton Park with some of the earliest on-board camera work. There’s also coverage of the Swiss Grand Prix, where we’re treated to the lusty growls of early Ferraris, Cooper Bristols, Gordinis and many others, being driven (over cobbles!) by Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Farina, Bonnetto, and the two-time World Champion - Alberto Ascari. The second part of the film covers early powerboat racing at Windermere. (Colour)
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.
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 takes a look at not only the racing successes of Brabham, but also at the machines and the men behind them. Also included are profiles on Jack Brabham as well as cutaway drawings of the Formula One Cars.
The complete Ford’s racing history with 90 different models in cronological order in all championships: Rally, Formula 1, 2 and 3, Indycar, Nascar, IMSA, Tourism and Sport-Prototypes. From the Cortina-Lotus to the Focus WRC, from the GT40 to the Capri Zakspeed Turbo… the descriptions are completed with technical schedules.
This volume features the stories - and numerous photographs - of the great races, the great cars, and the legendary personalities (both the famous drivers and those "behind the scenes") associated with Ford and its great competitors of the era. In addition to the dramatic moments of glory and tragedy, the author chronicles the day-to-day grind behind those moments - the frantic but disciplined hours at the drawing board, in the workshops, on the proving grounds, and in the pits.
This second volume of Leo Levine’s history of Ford’s 100-year involvement in auto racing covers the 33-year span from 1968 through 2000, the years in which the sport grew from a regional attraction to a national television phenomenon.
Comprehensive review of the Formula A and Formula 5000 single seater championship a full one-page report and top-10 results to every round from 1968 until the last race of 1976. Packed with facts, figures and history from the sixties to the seventies. Includes finishing positions and personal accounts by drivers.
The chronicle of the Uniroyal Fun Cup 2004 season, the “Beetles” Championship, told throughout lots of anecdotes from the track, statistics and a stunning photographic material on the races, the cars and the drivers.
The long missing starting point for any wannabe motorsport competitor, it contains all the basic knowledge needed to get involved in modern British motorsport. This book covers all the major disciplines in club motorsport and how to start competing in them. Written for novices, all advice is based on the first hand experiences of a novice competitor.
The complete guide to starting motorsport as an amateur
Written by a beginner for beginners
Covers all the major disciplines
Every discipline featured was competed in by the author
A brand new Italian magazine completely devoted to rally and hill-climbing competitions. In this number:
The history : Vittorio Coggiola, Piero Monticone e la Porsche 935
Campionato Italiano Velocità Autostoriche
Trofeo Giulietta Goodwood Revival
XVI° Rally Elba Storico – XVII° Elba Graffiti
2° Rally Legend
1° Rally Storico della Valle Varaita
Targa Florio Autostoriche
32° Pieve Santo Stefano-Passo dello Spino
25ª Coppa del Chianti Classico
50ª Coppa Nissena Storica
interview to Angelo De Angelis
interview to Marco Poponi
The magazine includes a DVD with the chronicles of the Italian Historic Cars Championship, Giulietta Trophy in Magione, the XVI° Elba Historic Rally, XVII° Elba Graffiti, 25a Chianti Classico Coup, the history of Vittorio Coggiola, Piero Monticone and the Porsche 935.
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 Jaguar XJ racers.
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 Le Mans in the period between 1929 and 1939.
Photographic celebration of the great Le Mans race by the camera of Pierre Vallet. The exclusive black & white photos show details of drivers, circuits, cars, fans and much more with a nostalgic point of view. Jacky Ickx is one of the author that comments on the pictures.
Original articles printed in Road & Track, Motor, Car and Driver, Autosport and others feature original articles printed from June 1966 through September 1974, highlight the many faces of the Le Mans 24-Hour race.
This volume tells the story of an exciting motorsport year, describing the sensational overall victory at the Daytona 24 Hours in Florida and following the Porsche teams at Sebring and Le Mans, through the green hell of the Nürburgring to the circuit of Spa Francorschamps. With complete and comprehensive statistics, this annual is a unique reference book and a must for every Porsche enthusiast.