Formula 5000 in Europe

Author: Wolfgang Klopfer

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3833405457


Page: 232

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Aston Martin

Author: David Dowsey,The Images Publishing Group

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864704241

Category: Transportation

Page: 352

View: 5852

For nearly a century now the Aston Martin name has been synonymous with performance, style and sophistication. Perhaps more than any other luxury car it possesses a mystique and charisma that have established it as a cultural icon And The pinnacle of aut

Playing Dirty

Author: Helen Black

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472129865

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5563

'Gripping and gritty, this book will keep you hooked from the first page to the last' Roberta Kray Liberty Greenwood is back. County lines. Blurred lines. Crossed lines. Things are looking up for Liberty Greenwood. She's brokered a deal with the local rival gangster and it looks like the police have finally stopped investigating her. She even has a plan to steer her family away from their criminal activities. But when a spate of violence on the estates points to a hostile takeover bid from a crew from out of the area, Liberty is forced to take decisive and dangerous action - action which ends up with her doing a stint in prison. Meanwhile, Liberty's partner, ex-copper Sol Connolly is recruited to join an off-the-books team who will stop at nothing to infiltrate the new drugs gang, hellbent on sending kids 'up county.' As Liberty and Sol attack the same problem from different angles, who will give out first? And how many people will have to get hurt as they fight for what they each believe in? 'The Leeds setting is every bit as gritty as Kray's East End . . . hard as nails!' Peterborough Telegraph

Motor Racing at Crystal Palace

Author: S. S. Collins

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788343

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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Crystal Palace, London's own circuit, has recently been identified as one of the oldest motor racing venues in the world – this is its story. Focussing on the development of the venue over the years and its untimely demise, many rare and previously unseen photos are included.

Porsche 908

Author: Jörg Thomas Födisch,Jost Neßhöver,Dieter Roßbach,Harold Schwarz

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842014

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 2935

The most famous racing drivers drove it, and, for a long time, it was a guaranteed winner for Porsche: Now, finally, the first comprehensive work about the 908 has been published in the English language. The authors portray the fascinating history of the Porsche 908 racing car, and clearly explain its complex technology. Racing history is fully documented, and detailed statistics enable the reader to quickly look up all of the racing data. In addition, there are little-known anecdotes and contemporary reports from eye-witnesses and drivers. A wealth of contemporary, previously unreleased images evoke the fascinating atmosphere and excitement of the great seventies racing era.

LOLA - All the Sports Racing 1978-1997

Author: John Starkey,Ken Wells,Esa Illoinen

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1901295001

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 3534

Lola is probably the world's leading manufacturer of racing cars. Here is the illustrated record of all Lolas built between 1978 and 1997, and the story of the Lola company in the same Period. A companion volume covers 1957-1977.

Caesars Palace Grand Prix

Author: Randall Cannon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476642826

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 442

View: 5998

The path of Grand Prix racing in America wound through raceways at Sebring, Riverside, Watkins Glen, Long Beach, and finally Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. At each stop, the influence of organized crime seemed no more than a handshake away. But at Caesars the vast crime syndicate appeared deeply involved in the operations of the luxury-branded resort. The Caesars Palace Grand Prix then culminated in an unholy alliance of the world capital of gambling, the mob, and the international czar of Formula One. During its four-year run of successive Formula One and CART IndyCar events, the race hosted the biggest names in motorsport--Mario Andretti, Bernie Ecclestone, Roger Penske, Chris Pook, Alan Jones, Nelson Piquet, Niki Lauda, Danny Sullivan, Bobby Rahal and Al Unser among them. The podium celebration of the inaugural Grand Prix put the convergence of alleged organized crime influences and auto racing on public display, while the years that followed provided their own curiosities. This book traces the intertwined threads through decades of accounts, extensive interviews, and the files of the FBI.

Lola T70

Author: John Starkey

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1903706130

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 2191

The Lola T70 was the car that Eric Broadley wanted to build for Ford instead of the GT40. He thought the GT40 too conservative in specification for a state-of-the-art sports racing car, so he split with the giant corporation to build the T70 under the aegis of his own company: Lola. Immediately successful, the T70 carried John Surtees to the Championship in the 1966 Can-Am series. The cars were also very successful in Group 7 races until the series ended in 1966, by which time the likes of Denny Hulme, David Hobbs and Brian Redman had all driven T70s to victory. Under continuous development until the Mk IIIb Coupé of 1969, the T70 was never a great endurance racer but achieved major successes in shorter events such as the TT and Martini races. Today, the T70 is a leading force in historic racing. Over many years, John Starkey – T70 owner and ex-Curator of the famous Donington racing car collection – has compiled a huge amount of information on the cars and interviewed many past and present owners and drivers about their experiences with the T70. Uniquely, this book contains the history and specification – where known – of each individual T70 chassis. Available again after an absence of several years, here is the definitive development and racing history of the Lola T70.


Author: John Starkey

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845847075

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 365

Lola, a British company, is probably the best-known and best-respected builder of racing cars, and has built successful cars for almost every racing formula. This book covers the 63 types of Lola car built between 1957 and 1977. Lola expert John Starkey was curator of the Donington racing car collection.

Inside IMSA's Legendary GTP Race Cars

Author: J. A. Martin, Michael J. Fuller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610590495

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

View: 4457

Professional automobile racing has always been dominated by sanctioning bodies whose main goal was to ensure competition. That has meant seeing that cars are well matched--in body shape or chassis/engine combinations or engine size. But what about an all-out competition, in which one team's idea of the fastest race car could be pitted against another’s, regardless of mechanical “parity”? This was what the International Motor Sports Association’s (IMSA) Grand Touring Prototypes (GTP) race series was about. The Series ran from 1981 to 1993, and it was one of the most exhilarating racing experiences of all time. This book is the first to profile the amazing machines that resulted from the GTP’s flat-out competition among different--and passionate--ideas about what might be the fastest way around a track: the V-12 with its better ground-effect tunnels but higher center of gravity (CG); the flat six with its low CG but severely-restricted ground-effect tunnels; and others that employed elaborate wings and air dams. Here are the people behind this engineering free-for-all, the culmination of almost a century of automobile racing experience. And here are eighteen of the most competitive vehicles they designed. Using photography, diagrams, drawings and first-person accounts from the men who built them, Inside IMSA's Legendary GTP Race Cars offers a detailed look at the technology that drove some of the world’s most exciting race cars, the likes of which may never be seen again.