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.
The fascinating and glorious history of the Porsche cars participating at the Le Mans 24 Hours races from 1966 up to 1971, told troughout the complete list of all models and the profile of each team. Stunning pictures enrich this historical volume.
A booklet with 3 DVDs celebrating three famous events in the motor sport world: the Italian Mille Miglia race of 1600 km born in 1927, the 24 Hours at Le Mans, a one day race in the French countryside and at last the mythic Tourist Trophy, the motorcycles race in the hard Isle of Man.
The 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours produced a fascinating, action-packed and gripping race, the perfect ingredients for the 80th running of motorsport’s greatest event. The official review brings you all the vital highlights and unforgettable moments of more than 3,000 miles of racing in 4 hours of stunning footage. Skilfully edited from more than 24 hours of High Definition coverage, the review tells the full story of each class, with trackside, aerial and in-car cameras – as well as the circuit’s CCTV – ensuring you don’t miss any of the pivotal events. The commentary features a seamless mix of the live TV and Radio Le Mans coverage, plus driver and team interviews and, for the first time, the chance to listen in on race director Eduardo Freitas as he talks to the racers.
This official and exclusive review captures the atmosphere and sense of occasion that only a visit to the Circuit de la Sarthe can provide. All the very best action from 24-hours of pedal-to-the-metal racing is condensed to provide the official record of this truly memorable event - delivering awesome race footage and interviews with the top drivers.
The authors illustrate all main car races, from the first raid in 1891 up to the Le Mans and Mille Miglia races in the fifties. ATTENTION: JUST ONE COPY LEFT WITH YELLOWED PAGES AND COVER SLIGHTY DAMAGED
Contemporary reports drawn from British and American journals contain detailed results of the triumphant years for Jaguar. Filled with 42 stories that lead you through these exciting, post-war races. Contains detailed results and annual summaries by Anders Ditlev Clausager.
The author tells the story of 20 years of racing at Le Mans, from 1951 to 1970 and the birth of a myth which will last in the history of world’s motoring. The book is full of pictures and documents, most of them never published before, including a palmarès with each event, car, number, driver, result.
The complete sporting career and the involvement of the Peugeot cars at Le Mans, Indianapolis, in Formula 1 and many other Grand Prix and rallies… The successes of the cars of this marque, curiosities and much more through 180 years history, from 1825 to 2005.
This book tells the inside story of Jaguar’s fabulous Le Mans prototype – gloriously shaped by Malcolm Sayer and arguably the world’s most famous race car never to have turned a wheel in competition! In some 300 pages and 600 illustrations, many in colour, every aspect of XJ13’s origins, design, build and testing is covered by author Peter D. Wilson – who is uniquely qualified for this task because in the early/mid-1960s he was an engineer working in Jaguar’s competition department and helped build the car.
Officially licensed with the ACO, the organisers of the annual Le Mans 24 Hours race, this sumptuous book is the sixth title in a decade-by-decade series that is building up into a multi-volume set covering every race. This title covers the seven 24 Hours races of the 1920s, plus, as a prologue, all the events held at the Le Mans circuit during the period 1906–23. Each running of the 24 Hours is exhaustively covered in vivid photographs, an insightful commentary providing more detailed information than has ever been published about the period, and full statistics. Compiled by an acknowledged authority of this legendary race, this series of books is treasured by all enthusiasts of sports car racing.
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.
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 1949 and 1957.
Officially licensed with the ACO, the organisers of the annual Le Mans 24 Hours race, this sumptuous book is the third title in a decade-by-decade series that will eventually build up into an eight-volume set covering every race since 1923. Each year is exhaustively covered in vivid photographs, a detailed and insightful commentary, full results data and a glorious rendering of the official race poster. Compiled by an acknowledged authority of this legendary race, this series of books will be treasured by all enthusiasts of sports car racing.