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.
This book details the origin and history of the Mirage sports cars, designed by the British-based John Wyer Automotive firm to contest the various versions of the World Sports Car Championship between 1967 and 1975, and funded by the Gulf Oil Corporation. The cars began as developments of the Ford GT40, but they soon assumed their own identity. After 1975, the Mirage was no longer in John Wyer hands, but the name lived on, and it remained a significant player in the World Championship for some years. Includes the developmental and race history, with a full list of all events and individual chassis numbers.
Corvette is America’s sports car, the pride of Chevrolet and General Motors, and the dream car of millions of motoring enthusiasts. Before a new Corvette is introduced, its styling and mechanical features are rigorously evaluated in prototype form. Often, too, show cars are created for public display, permitting designers to sample the public’s opinion. The book features many of the prototypes and concept cars through which Corvette’s designers evaluated the styling and mechanical features -the ideas- that were considered for adoption on production Corvettes. A number of competition cars and modified production cars are also included, as often they also served as test rigs.
Maurice Louche acquired new archives and operation of refined ones already in his possession, prompted him to publish a "suite", a "small supplement" to the first volume.
Chronologically sorted he shows the best images from his archive covering the period from 1949 to 1972. The highlights of the book are the wide range of events shown - small hill climbs, local and international rallies, sports-car world championship, the Le Mans 24 Hours and a lot more - and the 35 pages of rare colour photographs. The texts are limited to the forewords and show captions for the images explaining what or who is shown in the images.
The fascinating and glorious history of the Porsche cars participating at the Le Mans 24 Hours races from 1972 up to 1981, told troughout the complete list of all models and the profile of each team. Stunning pictures enrich this historical volume.
Part 1 of the story of the 1968 International Championship for Makes and International Cup for GT cars, through the beautiful shots by the famous Japanese photographer Joe Honda. A series of magazines in Japanese with partial English translation not to be missed!
Part 2 of the story of the 1968 International Championship for Makes and International Cup for GT cars, through the beautiful shots by the famous Japanese photographer Joe Honda. A series of magazines in Japanese with partial English translation not to be missed!
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 takes a look at the sports prototype and competition cars throughout road tests, specifications, performance and technical data.
The volume comes back on 75 years of Ferrari production. It lists all the brand’s creations, including the special bodies, from the early years of the company until these last few days. A veritable bible for any lover of Ferrari.
Original articles printed in your favorite magazines from June 1958 through September 1965 profile the Ferrari years at Le Mans. Road & Track, Motor, Car and Driver, Autosport and others feature original articles on the race, plus detailed results and annual summaries by Anders Ditlev Clausager.
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.
In 32 chapters and scores of side bars, the book pays tributes not only to the people who sat behind the wheel, but to all who have shared in their successes and disappointments over the years. Car designers, engineers, team managers, timekeepers, flag marshals, truckies, caterers, press officers, journalists, broadcasters, photographers and cameramen are all part of the support troops for the annual battle against the 24-hour clock and the foreign opposition. In this wide-ranging book, the author underlines the strewnght of British envolvement both on and surrounding the Le Mans circuit, describes the unique atmosphere and reveals many of theis stories behind themain headlines, which so often are as fascinating as the drama being played out on the track.
This catalogue, produced exclusively by the Galleria Ferrari, is illustrated with the designs of the most significant Ferraris of this type, together with a brief description of the technical specifications of each model and details of its racing career, from its introduction to those victories that have helped create the Ferrari legend.
First number of a new quarterly magazine about historic motor sport. The n.1 edition is a special issue about Porsche at Le Mans with complete statistics from the first race in 1951 to 2013. Besides: 356 SL to 919 Hybrid, special about the development of the Porsche 936 etc
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.