First Among Champions

Author: David Venables
Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781859606315
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The grand prix history of Alfa Romeo, from the building of the Darracq cars in Italy which led to the founding of Alfa in 1910, through the golden years of Vittorio Jano designs including the 158, to the withdrawal of racing after Juan Manuel Fangio clinched the 1951 World Championship in a 159, and the brief return to Formula 1 in the 1970s. It also chronicles Alfa Romeo drivers, cars and results.

Art Of The Formula 1 Race Car

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ISBN: 1610608119
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Art of the Formula 1 Race Car brings a selection of these spectacular machines into the studio to expose not just the engineering brilliance of these cars, but also their inherent beauty.

Car

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756689384
Size: 31.88 MB
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DK's latest Car traces the history and role of the automobile, cataloging the diverse spectrum of cars from the first prototypes to the supercars of today. The book will not only cover the technological developments and manufacture of cars, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact which the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.

The Greatest Racing Driver

Author: Angus Dougall
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452510962
Size: 36.12 MB
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Who has been the world's greatest driver, and how do you prove it? With an eye for detail and a flair for storytelling, this book explores motor racing's rich history in pursuit of the best driver the world has ever seen. Most enthusiasts have a strongly held opinion as to racing's finest driver over the century of the motor car. By putting aside bias and personal opinion, this book's exhaustively researched, results-based analysis provides a definitive answer through clear and logical evaluation. These carefully considered, significant statistics, when merged together, reveal with incisive objectivity motor sport's greatest driver as well as the qualities that define greatness. Contentious? Possibly. Thought-provoking? Definitely. Author Angus Dougall captures many aspects of the motor racing world with a selection of revealing anecdotes on the highlights of racing's biggest stars, together with stories that bring to life people, places, insider's opinions of drivers, circuits, constructors, politics, insights, and comments on many of the drivers. For readers wishing to peruse the actual detail, there is a vast array of appendices displaying extensive race results lists, charts on driver performance, and car analysis. Motor racing fans, climb on board and hold on for an intriguing ride to the pinnacle of greatness.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Gt Gta

Author: Johnny Tipler
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1904788173
Size: 23.34 MB
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Here is a fact and picture-packed book dedicated solely to the Giulia GT in all its forms including the fabulous lightweight GTA racer. Now an updated, large format third edition which includes over 100 new images and which is limited to 1500 copies.

Grand Prix Cars

Author: Denis Jenkinson
Publisher: Edizioni Savine
ISBN: 8896365678
Size: 29.16 MB
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“ In compiling this brief history of Grand Prix racing, along with descriptions of the more successful cars, I have limited myself to the period since World War II as the present day Grand Prix cars are mostly derived from the development and design of the early post war years. Although many ideas were taking shape in the period of the mid-thirties — such as the use of De Dion rear axle layouts, independent front suspension systems and hydraulic brakes — the main interest lay in engine design under a free ruling on capacity. It was not until about 1950 that a renaissance began in chassis design for Grand Prix cars and from then on a great deal of knowledge was gained; enough in fact, to enable roadholding to become a very exact science rather than a hit-and-miss affair. This development in the chassis and the search for improved road holding and higher cornering power was accentuated by the beginning of the era of unsupercharged racing, when power outputs were severely curtailed and speed had to be found by other means ...” (1959 - Denis Jenkinson)

Maserati

Author: Anthony Pritchard
Publisher: Haynes Publications
ISBN: 9781859608715
Size: 68.47 MB
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A sister volume to First Among Champions: The Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars and Bugatti: A Racing History, this handsome book completes a trilogy devoted to the great motor racing marques of the 1930s and 1950s. It offers a fascinating account of the design, development and competition history of the Maserati cars, and the personalities involved, from the early years when the racing activities depended on private support through to the marque's current revival under Fiat's ownership and Ferrari's guidance.

Alfa Romeo Tipo33

Author: Peter Collins
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1904788718
Size: 31.95 MB
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These important Sports Racing cars of 1967-1977 won the 1975 and 1977 Manufacturers World Championships. The definitive record, this is also the first book to be written about the history and development of Alfa Romeo's fabulous Championship-winning Tipo 33 prototypes. Containing many previously unseen photographs and interviews with key personalities, this is a vital addition to any Alfa enthusiasts collection.

Phil Hill

Author: Phil Hill
Publisher: David Bull Publishing
ISBN: 9781935007074
Size: 47.95 MB
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A former Formula One world champion for Ferrari, American Phil Hill also drove an astonishing variety of cars in his work for Road & Track magazine. This book brings together Hill's experiences and opinions on everything from the 1886 Benz - the world's first car - to Dale Earnhardt's NASCAR racer.

Roads Were Not Built For Cars

Author: Carlton Reid
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916883
Size: 26.95 MB
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Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby: Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying day.