A passionate follower of motor racing for most of his life, Frans De Camp started a large collection of photographs, forming an archive from which a series of books were born.This volume contains photos from the 'Camp' archives relating to competing Brabham cars.
The Lola T70 was developed by Lola Cars in 1965 for sports car racing – Lola built the chassis, which were typically powered by large American V8 engines, predominantly Chevrolets and Fords. The T70 was prolific throughout the mid- to late-1960s, and over 100 examples were built in three versions – an open-topped MkI and MkII Spyder, followed by a MkIII Coup, and an updated MkIIIB.
The Lola T70 Coup was the first Lola to be designed in the wind tunnel. Chief designer Eric Broadley enlisted the help of Tony Southgate, and the finished car displayed fine handling and stunning styling. Its final evocation – the MkIIIB – is arguably one of the most beautiful racing cars of its era.
The first successes for the T70 were in the US, where the car won the Monteray Grand Prix at Laguna Seca in October 1965. In 1966, the T70 dominated the Can-Am championship, winning five of the six races in the series – three in the hands of John Surtees, one with Dan Gurney, and one with Mark Donohue, with John Surtees becoming champion in a Chevrolet-powered example.
In 1968, T70s finished 1–2 in the Daytona 24 Hours, although there was strong opposition in both the European and US scene from Ford’s GT40. The T70 was highly successful in the domestic UK and European championships, and won regularly. In 1970, T70s were used during the filming of the Steve McQueen movie Le Mans, some of them disguised to appear as Porsche 917s or Ferrari 512s.
Today, Lola T70s are regular competitors on the historic racing scene, and examples are highly sought after by collectors.
GL-1 was the first Soviet racecar which was profesionally designed and built in 1936 at Gorky Motor Works. The car was the result of contribution from most qualified specialists and set two national speed records. This book is dedicated to this amazing car and its creators.
This much-updated second edition of the Maserati 300S by Walter Bäumer, includes many corrections and additions to the original text that have been uncovered in the last ten years. Almost all the photographs are new and previously unpublished, making the book an exciting addition to any Maserati library. The first edition was published in 2008.
The Maserati 300S was one of the most successful race cars of the 1950s and among the most beautiful ever built. It was the main opponent of the Ferraris in the World Sportscar Championships of 1956 and 1957. Described by Sir Stirling Moss as one of the best race cars he had ever driven and loved by every racing driver due to its balanced handling qualities, the 300S wrote motor sports history. Glory and disaster ran side by side adding mystique to the legend.
Despite the often confusing and inaccurate records that make it difficult to establish the exact fate of each car, the history of each of the twenty-five cars built by Officine Maserati S.p.A. in Modena is listed chassis-by-chassis and profusely illustrated with many period photographs.
The volume offers an overview of the 24 victorious cars, interpreted through accurate drawings, which faithfully reproduce the colors and every tiny original detail. The large tables (with side views) are combined with period images that allow you to relive the events of the various editions of the race in a continuous rediscovery.
The volume is accompanied by comments on all editions as well as technical notes (including classifications) and the reproduction of numerous printed and period documents. A work capable of stimulating the curiosity of the fans towards the "Greatest Race of the World".
The volume tells a story out of the ordinary and a technologically advanced reality, which bases its success on the enthusiasm and passion of young engineers and on the curiosity of the founder. But it also speaks of the most significant moments and victories and how the future and tradition find a common field of action in the small Varano de' Melegari.
The acclaimed In Camera series returns to tackle sportscar racing in the 1980s, which provided a cornucopia of power and speed courtesy of Porsche, TWR Jaguar, Sauber Mercedes, Aston Martin, Lancia et al, famous names such as Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell, Bob Wollek, Henri Pescarolo and Martin Brundle, while Sebring, Monza, Silverstone, the Nürburgring, Le Mans, Spa and many others provided a backdrop of extreme velocity and derring-do that is no longer possible alas. Sports Car Racing in Camera, 1980-89 will appeal to all motor-racing enthusiasts and especially to collectors of this hugely popular series.
The McLaren MP4/4 is the iconic Honda V6 turbo-powered F1 car built by McLaren for the 1988 grand prix season, driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. Remarkably, the car won all but one race during the year, and took McLaren’s new recruit Senna to his first World Championship after a season-long battle with team-mate Prost. McLaren achieved an astonishing ten 1–2 finishes with the car, and suffered only two car-related retirements during the season.
The MP4/4 is still statistically the most dominant F1 car ever built, taking pole position and victory in all but one of the 1988 season’s 16 races, Senna taking 13 pole positions, and eight wins, with two poles and seven wins for Prost.
Officially licensed from McLaren, and produced with their full cooperation and unique access to a race-winning MP4/4 chassis, this manual provided a unique insight into the design, engineering and operation of one of F1’s most iconic cars, featuring input from the designers, engineers and drivers involved.
This book is about a special car in motor sport history. It was designed by Peter Brock, famous for his work on the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupé and the Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray. The Lang Cooper was entered in the American USRRC - United States Road Racing Championship - by no less a person than Carroll Shelby.