McLaren Sports Racing Cars

Author: Dave Friedman

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760307245

Category: Transportation

Page: 191

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Bruce McLaren's performances as a F1, endurance, and Can-Am driver were almost always impressive. But it was the New Zealander's career as an innovative carbuilder which forever etched the McLaren name in the annals of motorsport. This photohistory examines McLaren's legendary endurance and Can-Am racers beginning with the formation of Bruce McLaren Racing Limited in 1963, continuing through his death at Goodwood in 1970, and finishing with the completion of the Can-Am series in 1974. Splendid photography gives readers views of the cars under construction and in action, and candid glimpses of Bruce McLaren and other personalities associated with the organization, including long-time teammate Denis Hulme. Dave Friedman is a prolific motorsport photographer and historian. His recent MBI titles include Lola: Can-Am & Endurance Race Cars and Pro Sports Car Racing in America 1958-1974. He lives in Newport Beach, California.

Stardust International Raceway

Author: Randall Cannon,Michael Gerry

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476673896

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 2743


Professional motorsports found their way to Las Vegas in the mid-1950s at a bankrupt horse track swarmed by gamblers--and soon became enmeshed with the government and organized crime. By 1965, the Vegas racing game moved to Stardust International Raceway, constructed with real grandstands, sanitary facilities and air-conditioned timing towers. Stardust would host the biggest racing names of the era--Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, John Surtees, Bobby Unser, Dan Gurney and Don Garlits among them. Established by a notorious racketeer, the track stood at the confluence of shadowy elements--secret wiretaps, casino skimming, Howard Hughes, and the beginnings of Watergate. The author traces the Stardust's colorful history through the auto racing monthlies, national newspapers and the files of the FBI.

Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes

Author: Dave Friedman

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760361142

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 6476


Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes brings you closer to the action than ever before with Shelby himself as he creates his iconic speed machines. Prepare for a ride like none other. In 1962 retired racing great Carroll Shelby was looking for his next big move. He'd started a racing school at Riverside Raceway in California, but he really wanted to build his own sports and racing car. He found a promising platform in the British AC Ace, and set about stuffing an American V-8 between the AC's dainty fenders. Thus was born the Shelby Cobra. Shelby set up shop in Venice, California, later in 1962, marking the beginning of the classic Cobra era. It was a near supernatural combination of brilliant designers and wrenches, ever-faster cars, championship-winning teams and drivers, and sheer chutzpah. The Venice shop spawned the 289 Cobra, Daytona Coupe, 427 Cobra, Mustang GT350, Sunbeam Tiger, and more. Eventually the Venice facility could not handle the work, especially when Ford tapped Shelby to create a high-performance version of its new and wildly successful Mustang. Moving to a larger facility and the closer relationship with Ford seemed to diminish the fast and loose nature of the original enterprise. Some of the mojo was lost. Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes takes the reader inside the Venice shop in the critical 1962-1965 period. Author/photographer Dave Friedman was Shelby's official shooter, and he documented everything from Cobra construction to paddock wrenching to race wins. Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes is an insider's look via Friedman's documentary photography and first-person stories from Shelby's key players. It's a must-have review of this critical period in both Shelby's history and the history of American racing.

Lewis Hamilton

Author: Frank Worrall

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1789461103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 5517


After clinching his fifth world title in October 2018, Lewis Hamilton is now the joint second most successful driver of all time. He has accelerated into pole position, having long surpassed legends Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell and Jackie Stewart to become Britain's most successful Formula One driver. Hamilton's debut season in 2007 won him fans around the world, and his place in Formula One history was sealed the following year when he became the youngest-ever world champion. In the years since, he has created headlines on and off the track with his rivalries with Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel and relationships that have landed him on the front pages of the tabloids. However, despite the media glare, he has continued to prove his incredible talent and tenacity and remain utterly dominant in his sport. In this insightful biography, bestselling sports author Frank Worrall traces the slipstream of Hamilton's incredible career as the fastest driver on the planet. This is the ultimate story of the driver who has gone from being the rookie Sir Jackie Stewart said 'has rewritten the rule book' to a world champion five times over, becoming Britain's greatest ever driver and, arguably, the finest racer Formula One has ever seen.

The World's Fastest Cars

Author: Nick Cook

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736805704

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9252


Discusses the history and development of some of the world's fastest automobiles, describing the specific features and specifications of such cars as dragsters, Indianapolis 500 race cars, and the supersonic car.

Legends A Chequered History

Author: Simon Read

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479751316

Category: Transportation

Page: 212

View: 5822


From the first international motor race in 1895, to today's high-tech supercars, author and illustrator Simon Read takes the reader on a journey through the evolution of Grand Prix Racing. The major breakthroughs, events and personalities are discussed alongside more than 500 illustrations, ranging from ink sketches and watercolours to technical explanations of key principles. ‘Legends’ is packed with sketches, diagrams and paintings, both newly created for this book and archive material from a lifetime spent drawing and painting racing cars. This is a book for the enthusiast, those who stand in awe at the show, the machinery, the drivers, the wizards who put it all together and the great glamorous, colourful spectacle that is Grand Prix racing.

Raymond Mays’ Magnificent Obsession

Author: Bryan Apps

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845847865

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 647


This biography of Raymond Mays includes complete histories of ERA and BRM, including race summaries, a foreword by Mays himself. Personal letters addressed to the author from Alfred Owen, David Brown, Tony Rudd, Rivers Fletcher, Bob Gerard, Ken Richardson, Juan Fangio, and many others add intimacy to the story. Illustrated with over 100 of the author`s colour paintings.

Who Works in Formula One 2006

Author: Francois-Michel Gregoire

Publisher: Who Works Sports Publications

ISBN: 9781901711424

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 515

View: 2335


This title lists everyone and everything in Formula One for the 2006 season. It contains information on drivers, team principals, cars, engines, mechanics, engineers, key people, sponsors, suppliers, photographers, officials, tracks and more.

Lola T70

Author: John Starkey

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1903706130

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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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.

Lewis Hamilton: Triple World Champion - The Biography

Author: Frank Worrall

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1786060965

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 6090


LEWIS HAMILTON is the undisputed British hero of Formula One. His phenomenal successes have seen him move to third on the all-time Grand Prix winners list and, for a record-equalling third time, plant a British flag onto the mountain-top of motor racing. With behind-the-scenes insight into the intense early rivalry between Hamilton and his teammate Fernando Alonso which threatened to derail the young Briton’s dream, and the low-down on the ‘spy-gate’ scandal, this biography describes how Lewis handled the intensity of the media scrum around his relationship with Nicole Scherzinger and kept his dignity to emerge triumphant as he racked up sensational wins around the world. Now he has even joined iconic speedsters Damon Hill and Bradley Wiggins as a BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner. From 2015’s momentous clinching of a second consecutive World Championship in Texas to the ongoing bitter rivalry with former friend Nico Rosberg -in which the German once seemingly engineered a deliberate high-speed crash - bestselling sports author Frank Worrall traces the slipstream of Hamilton’s incredible career as the fastest driver on the planet. This is the ultimate story of the driver who has gone from being the rookie Sir Jackie Stewart said ‘has rewritten the rule book’ to a triple world champion, accelerating into pole position to perhaps be called Britain’s greatest ever race driver.