Giorgio Piola, the Italian well-known TV journalist and expert in the Formula One, writes on the many technical aspects of the 2000 racing season giving an in-depth and accurate analysis of all F1 cars in the circus, team by team and race by race.
This is a tribute to the pilot who has won the most in F1 history. Stirling Moss, his competitor and companion in the Fifties, outlines a lively and sharp portrait of Fangio, and provides the reader with a comprehensive and amazing picture gallery.
The author chronicles every grand prix motor race from 1894 onwards, including profiles of the cars, the drivers, and the racetracks; traces the development of motorcar racing and presents, in chronological order, all the cars and models.
New and updated edition of an extraordinary monographic work. The author retraces the history of Isorivolta, describing in detail the cars and the other vehicles produced, including the groundbreaking Isetta "Bubble Car" and the Iso Grifo, as well as the Lele and the fabulous Fidia. Learn why a company that was virtually unknown in the GT field became the builder of cars that were called "a dream come true" and "the best that money can buy." Hear the men who made these fabulous machines talk about the design, birth and testing of all of Iso’s models. But this book is much more than an in-depth examination of a single company. It also shows how the cars and the men who created and built them were influenced by the competition and the era’s political, social and economic climates. The new edition follows Piero Rivolta’s career to the present day, illustrating his continuous pursuit of excellence in car design, boats and architecture. Lavishly illustrated with rare and unique pictures.
A volume devoted to Giugiaro and Italdesign could hardly not be included in the Masterpieces of style series. Giugiaro is one of the most prestigious names in the history of automotive design, synonymous with iconic cars such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT and Alfetta, the Volkswagen Golf, the Audi 80, the Fiat Panda, Uno and Punto, the Lancia Delta, Thema and Prisma and the Maserati Bora, Ghibli and Merak, to mention but a few of the most successful designs to carry the Giugiaro name. Born in 1938 at Garessio in the province of Turin, Giugiaro honed his professional skills at Bertone and then at Ghia before setting up on his own when founding Giugiaro Italdesign in 1968. Today the firm is as active as ever and has been responsible for concept cars such as the Caimano, the Iguana and the Canguro, all based on Alfa Romeo mechanicals, and the Asso di Picche and the Quadri on respectively Audi and BMW chassis. This monograph covers this long technical and stylistic history, drawing on a clear, comprehensive text and hundreds of photographs, many of which previously unpublished.
This book analyses the technology of spark ignition two-stroke engines. The presentation is simple and comprehensive. The description of the operating cycle, the fluid dynamics, the lubrication and the cooling systems is followed by painstaking analysis of the mechanical organs, with the materials and the manufacturing processes employed to produce them. The book is completed by an overview of the history and evolution of these engines and by an examination of the principal types and the diverse fields in which they are employed. The second edition of this work, currently the only one of its kind, has been expanded with an in-depth analysis of the ignition and combustion phases and the formation of the air-fuel mixture, with particular attention paid to the most recent injection systems.
In this book of over 500 pages Ermanno Cozza, the true historic memory of Maserati, passionately tells a story packed with behind the scenes truths – right up to today – that have never before been published. He covers half a century of the company’s life, which he lived in close contact with the great motor racing champions, ingenious technicians, designers and, naturally, company life as well, of course, as the unforgettable cars. A carefully chosen collection of photographs and other illustrations complete this invaluable book.
This updated edition of the book is enhanced by an in-depth examination of the reassembly of the crankcase and two new chapters dedicated to the final drive and the spark plugs. A guide of fundamental importance for those who want to “get their hands dirty” around their classic bikes.