Since 1930, more than a dozen of books have been dedicated to Tazio Nuvolari, the legendary driver considered the greatest of all times. The 50th anniversary from his death, gives the author Cesare De Agostini, the occasion for a brand new biography, having as a background the most recent researches and offering to the reader a portrait of great historical value through a brilliant and intriguing prose. The volume is enriched by a wonderful collection of pictures (about 200) some of them still unpublished. A specific chapter is dedicated to the Palmarès of bike and car competions in which he was involved from 1920 to 1950.
Carlos Yuyo Lepro and his Giulia Sprint GTA, are the main protagonists of this unique narrative. s/n 613642 was one of the first gtas prepared by Autodelta and curiously enough reached Uruguay through Lepro and a group of his friends who assisted him to purchase the car. With the passage of time, both its owner as well as the gta itself became almost legendary. Lepro died at an early age in a road accident, on his way to a Turismo de Carretera race in Argentina, but he left behind him the unforgettable memory of his triumphant win in the 1965 Gran Premio and the 1966 La Mar y Sierras.
Alexander captures the essence of his subjects in shots taken during the heat of action on the track, after the race on the podium, or in the pits. An intent, oil-covered Stirling Moss is seen taking his Mercedes through Spa’s La Source corner in 1955. Jack Brabham and Dan Gurney both appear in striking profile as they wait in their cars on the grid. Away from the track, an animated John Surtees is caught in mid-sentence as Enzo Ferrari glowers in the background. Other great personalities represented include Mario Andretti, Graham Hill, Phil Hill, Bruce McLaren, Peter Revson, and Carroll Shelby.
The agonistic period, the contests and the main result in the years in which Giuseppe Morandi began his relationship with one of the most important automobiles factory: the OM and the races where the OM took part.
The annual Race of Champions brings together Racers from Formula One, the World Rally Championship, NASCAR, Champ Car, Motocross, and other disciplines compete in identical cars in a series of events. Renowned photographer Jeff Zwart, himself an accomplished racer, photographed the competitors from 2006 and 2007. The book’s title refers to Zwart’s dramatic portraiture concept. He photographed each racer’s eyes, hands, and feet-the three contact points a driver uses to control his vehicle. Featured here are Michael Schumacher, Sebastien Loeb, Jimmie Johnson, Tom Kristensen, and Jenson Button, among others. Commentary from each racer accompanies each photo essay.
Paul Frere, the famous driver and writer, who has linked his name to many of the most comprehensive works in the motorsport literature, tells about his lifelong passion through the memories of his debut in the racing world.
This remarkable work of unprecedented scale, presented in three volumes within a slipcase, outlines the lives and achievements of 2,500 racing drivers from all eras and all parts of the world. The result of many years of endeavour by a dedicated author, this mighty publication contains nearly a million words along with a comprehensive array of high-quality portrait photographs of the drivers described, in colour where possible, together with key biographical information and successes. This magnificent encyclopaedia breaks new ground in motor racing research and will be treasured by anyone interested in the history of the sport.
It is rare to find so many human and professional qualities in one person. Allying natural modesty, sincerity and generosity he won over all those who met him as much by his competence as an engineer, driver and journalist. With the help of an exceptional selection of photographs, this great man comes vividly to life in these pages peppered with many tributes by his contemporaries, tinged with humour and emotions.
"Michel Vaillant" by Jean Graton, the most famous motoring sport’s cartoon. Wreckers, spies, femmes fatales, races and, first of all, cars and international circuits, which are so well drawn that look real. Each issue has 90 pages circa and a history on the exciting world of motor racing. The collection has a total of 80 numbers, all written in italian… but the drawings are international…
3 issues of the series (same or different titles): Euro 14,90 instead of Euro 17,97
Storie e leggende di gente un po’ particolare. Un’antologia di ritratti ruggenti che hanno come protagonisti piloti e personaggi del mondo delle corse: Niki Lauda, Clay Regazzoni, Juan Manuel Fangio, Raymond Sommer, Colin Chapman, Alberto Ascari, Carlo Felice Trossi, Wolfgang von Trips, Jacky Ickx... Una lettura avvincente per ogni appassionato.
In this very personal book, Stirling Moss guides the reader through his motor racing life with a fascinating, insightful and often amusing commentary to an unrivalled collection of over 300 photographs, many of which will be unfamiliar to even his most ardent fans. He takes us from his childhood to the height of his fame as ‘Mr Motor Racing’ and then to the sudden end of his career with that crash at Goodwood in 1962. Along the way we dwell on his finest moments as well as the setbacks, and delight in the sheer variety of machinery – almost 100 different cars – in which he competed during his rollercoaster racing life. This is a book that all motor racing enthusiasts will treasure.
This volume celebrates the involvement of British drivers during the five decades since the F1 World Championship was created. In all, 137 British drivers have started Grands Prix - this work records each one of them. From world famous names like Moss, Stewart and Hill, to the less well-known racers of the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, this is a unique and definitive record. A driver summary, detailed career record and GP statistics are included for each of the 137 drivers.
"La mia auto. Dedico alla sua pulizia la stessa cura che Achille dedica alle sue armi: da lei dipende la mia vita. Che nessun granello di polvere vada ad appesantirla. Perché la velocitá é il suo destino". Parole di pilota. Parole di Siegfried Stohr. Uno che di auto, e di corse, se ne intende. E che dopo tanti anni trascorsi al volante, ha deciso di mettersi ai comandi di una macchina per scrivere e raccontare le emozioni, i perché, i motivi, i segreti di un bambino che diventa ragazzo e poi uomo sognando di arrivare in Formula 1. Siegfried c’é riuscito, il suo sogno si é avverato. Ma poi, come per tutti, arriva il momento della resa dei conti, della delusione, del doversi inventare una nuova vita, non piú dominata dalla voglia bruciante di correre a bordo di una macchina da corsa. Il libro racconta i successi e le amarezze di un pilota e tutti i retroscena di un mondo competitivo dove per eccellere bisogna solo sognare, e credere nei propri sogni.
25 interviews to the personalities of motor racing to understand the modern champions from the birth of scientific drivers in 1988 up to 2004: Andrea Aghini, Giovanna Amati, Mauro Baldi, Ivan Capelli, Giancarlo Fisichella, Fabrizio Giovanardi, Gianni Morbidelli, Sandro Nannini, Riccardo Patrese, Jarno Trulli, Alex Zanardi…
The chilhood, the first races, the life, the triumphs and the dramas of the great pilot. The volume, in a series dedicated to the great legends of Formula 1, tells in details the wonderful 30s, 40s and 50s, with the helping of many beautiful archival photos.
Jimmy Murphy was the race car driver of the Decade of the 1920’s. He piloted championship Duesenberg and Miller cars on the board tracks, Indianapolis, the French and Italian Grand Prix’s. He had a brief, but significant, life in auto racing that spanned from 1916 to 1924. He was a riding mechanic in the employ of Duesenberg until becoming a driver in 1919. The book is an analysis of his significance to the sport, details of his life, the drama of early championship car racing and life in America in the 1920’s.
The official book published for the 100th anniversary of Tazio Nuvolari’s birthday. His racing career, on motorcycles at the beginning and on cars afterwards. Included all the races and the cars in chronological order.