This is the author's third book in his series on Tom Walkinshaw Racing teams that cover his 15 years as Engine Division Manager and designer of that company's many race winning engines. After instigating the fledging TWR's team's beginnings in engine development as its sole engineer in 1979, TWR's Engine Division had rapidly grown in size producing successes for Mazda, Rover and Jaguar in saloon car racing. Jaguar then commissioned an engine development programme to allow TWR's entry into the highly competitive arena of World Prototype Sports Car racing, the author then developed the Jaguar based V12 racing engines to go up against Germany's undisputed world leader in sports car racing at the time - Porsche.
From modest beginnings, TWR would bring about the end of Porsche's World Sports Car domination that in the process took TWR and Jaguar to two World Championships and double victories in both the Le Mans and Daytona 24 Hour endurance events. This is the inside story of how it was done.
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.
Number 12 of this quarterly magazine about historic motor sport. In this issue a special on the 1969 Can-Am. Besides articles of Walter Wolf on the debut victory of his WR1 at Argentina 1977, Eckhard Schimpf on 90 years of Nürburgring, Manfred Kremer on the first privately entered Porsche 935, Harold Schwarz and Michael Cotton on Mazda at Le Mans 1991 and many more!
An indepth analysis of this spectacular Ferrari racing model, presented for the first time at Paris Motor Show in 1968. Year by year, from 1967 up to 1981, this volume describes the evolution and the adventure of this model in motor racing, including technical specifications, classifics and an exceptional photographic material.
Beginning with the first Ferrari mid-engine prototype, the 246SP, and carrying through to the 512s and mighty 312PBs, Ferrari Prototype Era: 1962-1973 in Photographs recounts an epic period in motor racing of indomitable cars and superb drivers. This beautiful photographic history brings back these trend-setting sports-prototypes in all their glory, as well as the drivers who raced them and the classic circuits that were host to their legendary competitions.
This new book shares the title of Anthony Pritchard’s landmark book about the intense rivalry between Ford and Ferrari in the 1960s, played out above all at Le Mans. The original book, published in 1968, when the battle between these two great marques was still ongoing, forms the basis of the new project, but with rewritten and much-expanded text to include material that was not available at the time. The engaging text is accompanied by a stunning selection of photographs, portraying the two marques in atmospheric detail.
This handsome volume provides a detailed account of Aston Martin’s fascinating and chequered motor racing history. Clearly setting out its evolution through various ownerships, the author recalls the company’s diverse racing record, which began in 1919 and ran uninterrupted - war years apart - until 1963. The modern era is also covered, as Aston Martin returned to sports car racing in 2005 with the DBR9. Superbly illustrated throughout, this book records with authority the successes and failures of one of the giants of British sports car racing.