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.
24 Hour Race Technology is the second in a series of special reports produced by the publishers of the highly respected Race Engine Technology magazine. Each report puts the role of the engine into context with its analysis of the whole car environment.??Featuring input from many of today’s top 24 hour race car designers and written by Ian Bamsey, this special report presents a unique in-depth insight into the engineering and mechanics of contemporary Prototype sports-racing and GT racing cars.
This book explores the world of motor racing, describing the characteristics and performance of racing cars and comparing their possible architectures. As well as the art of design, the volume examines the competitions and specific subjects such as the analysis of performance, mass, aerodynamics, tyres, handling, the engine, reliability and durability. Particular attention is paid to materials and the development of the project, elements to which two specific chapters are devoted. The book, which contains a wealth of graphics and technical designs, is not aimed solely at experts; it also reaches out to readers who wish to expand their knowledge of these technical and research areas that are so complex but fascinating.
This is the second of the 24 Hour focussed special reports and the fifth in the ’Race Technology’ series produced by the publishers of the highly respected Race Engine Technology magazine. It will put the role of the engine in context with its analysis of the whole car environment. Featuring input from many of today’s top 24 hour race car designers and written by Ian Bamsey and Anne Proffit, this special report presents a unique in-depth insight into the engineering and mechanics of contemporary Prototype sports-racing and GT racing cars.
The evolution of Formula 1ï¿½s technical regulations from the start of the world championship is a mirror reflecting the progress of those top cars. Behind every regulation one discovers a thousand winning motivations linked to the increase in performance, safety, design, transgressions fought for and won, the inventions and discoveries of our era. From a simple sentence that comprised the first regulation, we have arrived at a real specification of over 60 pages now also translated in Italian and also explained and commented on for the first time in a popular form with an absolutely original method of illustration never seen before, and easy to understand. Ideal for throwing light on the salient points of the long and prodigious evolution experienced first hand by the author, and to concentrate on the latest revolutions in relation to all future developments.
After the closest-fought season in F1 history, Sebastian Vettel became the youngest-ever World Champion. His car, the Red Bull RB6, the work of a team led by legendary F1 designer Adrian Newey, was the envy of the paddock, proving to be consistently faster than its rivals over the season. In this fascinating book, the Red Bull RB6 receives the Haynes Manual treatment, providing an unprecedented insight into the design, technology and engineering of an F1 car as well as the inner workings of Red Bull Racing.
BRM (British Racing Motors) was a motor racing venture created in 1950 to represent Britain in the new Formula 1 category. A symbol of Britain’s post-war rebirth, the BRM car did nothing by halves: its 1.5-litre 16-cylinder supercharged engine and advanced specification made it a technical tour de force, but it earned a reputation as a fantastic folly, such that Stirling Moss described it as ’without doubt the worst car I ever drove’. This book is a fascinating portrait of a racing car that still engenders enduring fascination.
The true life story of one of Britain’s most successful racing car designers of the 80s and 90s. Nigel Bennett’s unique autobiography describes his life and career, from growing-up influenced by car design, to his education and the building of his 750 specials. He describes his work as Firestone Development Manager, recounting many tales of the outstanding designers and drivers of the period. Detailing his work in Formula 1, as a Team Lotus engineer, and then as Team Ensign designer, he also covers his Indycar designs at Theodore, Lola Cars and Penske Cars. Life after his retirement, his involvement in boat design and with modern F1 teams, are also recounted.
The fascinating, funny, sometimes controversial story of Stuart Turner, one of the leading behind-the-scenes motorsport figures of the past 40 years. Follow Turner’s exotic career that included being BMC Competitions Manager through the glory years of the Austin-Healey and Mini Cooper, heading Ford’s Advanced Vehicle Operations factory building Escort Mexicos, and becoming Director of Motorsport for Ford of Europe.
Tells the stories of the characters involved in the early years of the American automobile industry. The author focuses not just on the famous names such as Ford, Dodge and Buick, but on lesser known individuals who also played an important role in automobile development.
This book provides clear and complete information for the classic enthusiast
who wishes to service repair of improve any motor vehicle. The format
allows the reader to take what he needs. The early chapters look at
electricity and its properties, while the later look in detail at the
The requirements for a competition car electrical system are significantly different from those of a standard road car. Such luxuries as electric windows and central locking are superfluous. Conversely, equipment such as emergency electrical cut-outs and fire extinguisher systems may be required. Electrical system reliability is an often-overlooked aspect of competition car design, and a common source of trouble. Here is a practical, illustrated guide to all aspects of electrical system design and implementation, essential reading for anyone running or constructing a competition car or modifying a road car for competition use.
Behind-the-scenes workshop/pit-garage views and on-track action photography combine with an in-depth text to illuminate the key technological facets of today’s modern F1 car. Today’s leading cars are featured together with their design, their construction, their primary performance features, and their race track environment. Highlights include coverage of: windtunnel testing, fuel and electrical systems, cockpit environments, tires, suspension layouts, cockpit environment and more.
Haynes and Max Power have joined forces to produce a manual suitable for all car modifiers. We’ve cut, trimmed, sprayed and fitted everything from neons to coilovers. See how it’s done and you’ll have the confidence to do it yourself too. The money you save on garage bills can be spent on more kit – plus you get the satisfaction only a home-built ride can give.
Ideal for both new and veteran R/C enthusiasts alike, this fully illustrated guide covers electric and fuel radio- and remote-control vehicles. In addition to selecting the right scale and caring for the power source, tuning the chassis, and choosing gear ratios and tires, Schleicher covers such considerations as nitro power, painting and decals, off-road driving techniques, setting up road-race courses in parking lots, and even building off-road courses. Appendices feature a glossary and information on clubs, publications, and suppliers.