Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans


Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans Author A. J. Baime
ISBN-10 0547336055
ISBN-13 9780547336053
Year 2010-06-17
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Mariner Books
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By the early 1960s the Ford Motor Company built to bring automobile transportation to the masses was falling behind Young Henry Ford Ii who had taken the reins of his grandfather s company with little business experience to speak of knew he had to do something to shake things up Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves looking for speed not safety style not comfort Meanwhile Enzo Ferrari whose cars epitomized style lorded it over the European racing scene He crafted beautiful sports cars science fiction on wheels but was also called the Assassin because so many drivers perished while racing them Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford Ii with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer Carroll Shelby concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company They would enter the high stakes world of European car racing where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind They would design build and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world something no American car had ever done Go Like Hell transports readers to a risk filled glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists the cars they built and the pilots who would drive them to victory or doom

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