Revised and updated to 2007, “Alfa Romeo: the Production Cars” was first published in 1996 in a limited print run, written by the authoritative experts on the Portello manufacturer, Stefano d’Amico (President of RIAR, Alfa Romeo Italian Register) and Maurizio Tabucchi (consultant at both RIAR and ASI, Italian Vintage Automobile Association). This fascinating story of Alfa Romeo’s cars is told model by model by a text that results from precise reconstruction of the facts, enriched with detailed technical specifications (chassis numbering included) and rare archive illustrative material. All of Alfa’s recent production can also be found in the book, starting with the 155, the last car in the previous edition, the following 156, 166, 147, GT, Cross Wagon, 159, up to the last “Brera” and “Spider”. A long-awaited new edition that every Alfa Romeo fan cannot miss.
For 30 years Franco Gozzi worked side by side with Enzo Ferrari, first as a press officer and then as team manager, becoming much more than just an advisor and confidant. In all those years spent with the complex yet charismatic personality that was Enzo Ferrari, Gozzi was a privileged witness to events, anecdotes, motor sport triumphs and bitter defeats, not only concerning the Maranello company but also the world of motor sport itself. The crystal clear recollections of the Commendatore’s right hand man are used to reconstruct this long and fascinating story of happenings and, more than anything else, of the drivers - from Alberto Ascari to Lorenzo Bandini, Gilles Villeneuve to Michael Schumacher - as well as wealthy customers and show business personalities. All of them come alive again in this authoritative and compelling book illustrated with a vast collection of pictures and documents, many of them previously unpublished.
The fame and the great history of Maserati, as well as its present and long awaited relaunch did deserve an exclusive and refined edition, to which Maserati itself has collaborated. Giorgio Nada Editore realised this work, featuring a preface by President Luca di Montezemolo and a collection of astatic prints of the most important moments in Maserati history: the variety of documents,
from 1898 to present time, make this rare work one of a kind. 1998 copies of the work have been produced, and are hand-marked with a serial number; only 498 are on sale.
The collection contains the following reproductions: Maserati original trademark; Tazio Nuvolari’s contract; assembly drawing 3000cc; GP of Concours d’Elegance of Monte Carlo; report on the new 250F no. 1 engine; frame of the Tipo sport; Quattroporte brochure; cutaway drawing 3.2 8 cylinder engine; sketch 3200 GT by Giugiaro, and so much more.
Fifteen world championships in the 350 cc and 500 cc classes, 18 Italian national titles (175, 250, 350 and 500 cc), 311 victories in world championship races of which 123 were world championship counters and 10 wins in the legendary TT. That is the incredible record of Giacomo Agostini, achieved between 1962, the year in which he won his first race at Bologna-San Luca on a Morini Settebello, and 1977 when he took the win at Hockenheim on a Yamamoto in the 750 cc class. Agostini – just about everyone calls him Ago – was the greatest racing motorcyclist ever, and today he has decided to review his magnificent career again by bringing together the greatest, most significant photographs of his life in a book. The debut on the Morini, the golden years with MV and the less dazzling period with Yamaha, his experience as a team manager as well as his family, friends and his fleeting appearance on four wheels; these are the chapters that comprise this work, which has never previously been attempted.
Six victories, two pole positions, eight fastest laps and 13 podium places. Statistics that are anything but striking. In Formula 1 today, there are drivers who have won a great deal more, at least according to bare numbers. But Gilles Villeneuve can’t be evaluated like that, because there is no way of measuring excitement. Even though he has been dead for over 30 years, the legend of the little Canadian, who was killed on 8 May 1982, is still imbued with such emotion. Gilles the “Aviator” as Enzo Ferrari nick-named him, the only driver of the period for whom the expression “Villeneuve Fever” was coined. His “crazy flight” at Fuji in 1977, his first GP win at home in Canada in 1978, the unforgettable 1979 season followed by a year of purgatory, his epic success at Monaco in 1981 and the in-house duel with Didier Pironi at Imola in 1982 and that last “crazy flight” at Zolder. Snapshots of a story that smacks of legend, one that is relived again today in this book, packed with previously unpublished pictures and written by Mario Donnini, a professional journalist and author of the Ayrton Senna volume in the same series.
A symbol of luxury on wheels, Rolls Royce was established in 1904 after a meeting between the aristocratic Charles Stewart Rolls and the electro-technician Frederick Henry Royce. Its glorious history, made noble by royal families, heads of state, cinema and sports personalities, artists and industrialists, is told in this book model by model, starting with the 10 HP of 1904, derived from Royceï¿½s experimental prototype, up to the new 2008 Phantom Coupï¿½ unveiled at the 78th International Geneva Motor Show in March. Detailed technical specifications, chassis numbers, numerous period photographs and others in colour complete the work.
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The complete collection about the stories of a number of Italian rally drivres, from the 60s to the present day, is finally available in an elegant SLIPCASE containing the two volumes by Beppe Donazzan.
A thorough and complete survey of Stanguellini, the man, and his cars. The numerous black & white photographs alone tell a compelling story of this Fiat dealer turned race-car manufacturer. While Stanguellini is primarily known in the USA for its Formula Juniors, the book provides an in-depth look at the wide variety of cars produced and run under the Stanguellini name. A must have for the ettceterini fans.
Many years ago in Sicily, the legend of the “Coppa Florio” and “Targa Florio” road races became one of the most emotive and prestigious expressions in world motor racing, second only to the mythical Mille Miglia. “Coppa Florio” began in 1905 while “Targa Florio” in 1906, at the dawn of motoring civilisation and evolved over the years, hand-in-hand with the ever growing popularity of the car itself. The narrow and tortuous roads of the Sicilian mountains were testimony to the feats of Fiat, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Lancia, Ferrari and Porsche: manufacturers who alternated year after year at the top of the final classification of one of the toughest races in history, a race rich in allure and an ever present peril.
On the occasion of the Targa Florio Centenary the book retraces this charming epics thanks to a vivid text and hundred of pictures, many of them
unpublished. The work is complemented by a rich appendix (150 pages) reporting the complete results of all the Coppa and Targa Florio editions.
Ayrton Senna is still the best loved of Formula 1 champions. Now that 20 years have passed since his tragic fatal accident at Imola on 1 May 1994, it is time to rediscover who and what Ayrton really was. An emotional yet rigorous journey that takes place along the two lines of visual testimony and in-depth intimacy. The stars of this book are the photographs: hundreds of shots and all of them in colour, which will ensure the reader relives the unrepeatable career of this great champion, from his humble beginnings in karts to his lightening experiences in lesser formulae in Britain, through to his rapid move to Formula 1. First with Toleman, then Lotus, with whom he won his first Grand Prix. But the definitive consecration of Ayrton took place at McLaren, where he won three F1 World Championships between 1988 and 1993 but, more than anything else, pulled off a series of ventures that are the stuff of legends.all bound together with new revelations, anecdotes, confidences and stories of a life that was lived, the gift of those who knew him well. To make the heart beat a little faster within those who have not forgotten and to have a vibrant and different account of the man, a new view to bring back the brilliance of an old sentiment, able to chrystallise itself in the pictures and between the lines of this book.
OFFICIAL BOOK The history, the present, and the future of automotive design - and other types of design as well - a fascinating adventure that travels the streets and roads of the twentieth century and the new millenium. This book offers an account of Pininfarina history, from workshop to factory, to industrial group, under the aegis of innovation without ever forgetting tradition. Interviews with major figures in the world of automobiles offer a point of view that is at times surprising, a direct and varied testimonial. Sweeping through more than a thousand pictures, we see automobiles and objects, characters and events, an arc of time spanning nearly a century, crowded with successes. A vivid and unusual monographic work exploring the society, industrial history, and creativity of the last century.
The Porsche 911 was unveiled at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show and from that moment on, it became the most coveted high performance sports car among enthusiasts the world over. The car is a phenomenon, as it has been in non-stop production for 50 years and, despite the subsequent appearance of numerous formidable competitors, it has remained an object of respect and admiration on both road and track. Paul Frère, qualified engineer, pilot and writer gave life, many years ago, to this authentic ‘opera omnia’ on the 911, explaining origins, technical evolution, sporting feats, but, above all, describing in detail the technical characteristics of all the 911 models and every version of its engine. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, this masterpiece has been updated by co-author Tony Dron up to the 991, last model in a legendary series.