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Can Am 50th Anniversary

Can Am 50th Anniversary Author George Levy
ISBN-10 9780760350218
Release 2016-10-31
Pages 256
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Forget the rule book and relive one of the most exciting race series ever with Can-Am 50th Anniversary! The first rule of Can-Am: There are no rules. Or at least damn few rules. The bodywork had to enclose the wheels and there had to be something that loosely resembled a passenger seat--if your passenger was a misshapen human or a lab monkey. Otherwise, set your racing mind free. No limits to engine options or output, no restrictions on aerodynamic aids or body shape. It was as close to unrestricted as racing had ever gotten or would ever get again. And it was fantastic. From its introduction in 1966 to its end in 1974, North America's Can-Am series was the most technologically advanced and star-studded racing series of the day. Its essentially rules-free formula attracted everyone from crazed backyard engineers to specialists such as McLaren, Chaparral, and Lola to manufacturers like Ford, Ferrari, and Porsche. Top drivers including Mario Andretti, Bruce McLaren, Jackie Ickx, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Mark Donohue, Peter Revson, and John Surtees competed on tracks across the US and Canada, taking time off from Formula One schedules to drive in Can-Am. Can-Am 50th Anniversary offers a heavily illustrated look back at what is arguably the greatest race series ever. Photographer Pete Biro followed the series throughout its glory era from 1966-74, his images appearing in Road & Track, Car and Driver and Sports Illustrated. Many of the book's images are unpublished or long out of circulation. Biro brings his unique perspective and his close relationship with the drivers, team owners, and constructors to bear on the captions while former Autoweek motorsports editor George Levy provides text reflecting the thrill of Can-Am racing. Relive one of the most exciting race series ever with Can-Am 50th Anniversary.



The Cars of Trans Am Racing 1966 1972

The Cars of Trans Am Racing  1966 1972 Author David Tom
ISBN-10 9781613250518
Release 2013
Pages 191
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The SCCA Trans-Am Racing Series launched in 1966, and was designed to showcase a new class of sporty domestic cars racing on road courses. In a few short years it became the ultimate American automobile showdown, as each major automotive manufacturer participated heavily in the Trans-Am Series. When the modified muscle cars of the series were seen performing well on the country's finest tracks, fans wanted a model of their own in the driveway. These "pony" cars boasted a new look and style not seen before, and their all-around performance eclipsed anything accomplished by production-based American GT cars to this point. The Cars of Trans-Am Racingis unique in that it focuses on the cars used in this legendary series. These vintage Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers, Barracudas, Firebirds, Cougars, and Javelins all have become extremely popular with collectors and enthusiasts today. Seeing them in their 'full-competition' versions when they were new will bring back many fond memories for those who were fans of this series. In addition, enthusiasts who enjoy these cars today look to the Trans-Am Series cars for styling inspiration and performance hints as part of the growing Pro Touring trend. Many of these historic cars have been restored to race-ready condition once again. Additional insight and interviews from the original builders and the teams who maintained the cars provide an insider's viewpoint never before seen in print.



Can Am Racing Cars

Can Am Racing Cars Author Karl Ludvigsen
ISBN-10 1583881344
Release 2005-04-15
Pages 126
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It was a golden era. Horsepower was unlimited; designers, builders, and drivers just needed to harness the horses of massive engines and deliver their thrust to the track. It was an age of 8-liter aluminum Chevys, turbocharged Oldsmobiles, flat-12 Porsches, and the best and brightest designers from McLaren, BRM, Lola, March, Shadow, AAR, Caldwell, Kar Kraft, and others who designed cars to suit them.



Inside IMSA s Legendary GTP Race Cars

Inside IMSA s Legendary GTP Race Cars Author J. A. Martin, Michael J. Fuller
ISBN-10 161059049X
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Inside IMSA s Legendary GTP Race Cars has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Inside IMSA s Legendary GTP Race Cars also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Inside IMSA s Legendary GTP Race Cars book for free.



Lost Road Courses

Lost Road Courses Author Martin Rudow
ISBN-10 9781613252222
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 176
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Road racing has long-storied roots in North America that reach from coast to coast and to Canada. Some of the greatest drivers to ever compete raced wickedly fast machines, staged epic duels on winding strips of asphalt, and created history. This history left an enduring legacy that is revealed and celebrated in Lost Road Courses. Road racer and road racing expert Martin Rudow retraces road racing's glorious past and visits the defunct classic road courses across the United States and Canada. Many road courses were built in the 1950s and 1960s, the golden age of American road racing. These classic road courses built and hosted famous races for Trans-Am, Can-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, and sports car racing, but did not survive the times. They fell victim to changing times, poor business decisions, urban sprawl, safety standards, and increasing real estate prices. Rudow recounts the breathtaking races and fascinating history of more than 16 tracks from around North America. Riverside International Raceway, Bridgehampton Race Circuit, Ontario Motor Speedway, Continental Divide Raceway, and many others were once major race venues that have since closed. The great race teams, legendary drivers, classic race series that visited the tracks, and cars that turned laps are brought into full focus. The exploits of Chaparral, McLaren, Bud Moore, Lotus, Penske, and other race teams as well as racing greats Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, Jim Hall, A. J. Foyt, Al Unser, Jim Clark, and Dan Gurney are covered. Rudow also digs beneath the surface to reveal the story behind the story. The visionaries and businessmen who saw potential and risked capital to build these palaces of speed come back to life. He also recognizes the unsung heroes and regional racers who competed, staffed, and took on various roles at these tracks. In the pages of this book, a nostalgic tour of these famous races at these vintage road circuits unfolds. Many period photos illustrate the racing action and the tracks themselves in their former glory, and modern color shows the tracks as they currently stand. If you're a fan of classic sports car, Can-Am, Trans-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, as well as classic and unique tracks of yesteryear, this book is a must-have.



David Kimble s Cutaways

David Kimble s Cutaways Author David Kimble
ISBN-10 9781613251737
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 144
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For enthusiasts reading magazines such as Motor Trend, Road & Track, and others, David Kimble is no stranger. His brilliant cutaway artwork has been gracing the pages of those publications for years. Whether he illustrated engines, transmissions, full-car chassis, sports cars, race cars, or classics, his cutaway artwork revealed, in excruciating detail, things that a camera lens could never capture. In David Kimble's Cutaways: The Techniques and the Stories Behind the Art, Kimble reveals the secrets, techniques, procedures, and the dedication to craft that is required to produce these amazing illustrations. He covers the step-by-step procedures while producing fresh artwork for this book featuring a McLaren Can-Am car as well as a vintage Harley-Davidson. Although the procedures covered here are unique to Kimble, and pretty much a pipe dream to mere mortals, this title provides an inside look into how he does it. Also included are the stories and tales of how it all started, traveling the world to illustrate cars, behind the scenes with manufacturers, the Corvette years, as well as a gallery of many illustrations. Never before has David Kimble provided a look into his cutaway "skunkworks," or shared the procedures for bringing these beautiful technical illustrations to life. This book is a must-have for any automotive or art fan.



Grand Prix A History Through The Lens

Grand Prix   A History Through The Lens Author Bruce Vigar
ISBN-10 0993016979
Release 2016
Pages 136
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Sourced from archives around the world, a collection of all the most exciting Grand Prix images Formula 1 Grand Prix racing is the ultimate motorsport. The fastest cars, the biggest budgets, the highest rewards and the most glamorous fans all make it compelling viewing. For decades Grand Prix photographers have shot some of the most exciting images the sports world have ever seen and now the very best of them are brought together. Rarely seen collections of photographs tell the fascinating story of Grand Prix racing from its early beginnings in France with the Automobile Club France in 1906 through the golden years of the 1930s right through the glory years of F1 in the 1960s and 1970s to the extraordinary cars and highly paid drivers of the present day. Carefully researched profiles examine the great drivers and the great cars; the technological wizardry of the designers and developers; the great rivalries between drivers and teams that creates champions; the massive commercial business within the sport; the fine balance between danger and safety; the Grand Prix weekend from first practice to the winner's podium; and the great circuits that have hosted some of the most unforgettable races of all time. The publishers have scoured Getty Images and many private collections round the world to create a unique, lavishly Illustrated hardcover book featuring work from some of the most renowned photographers in Formula 1, including Rainer Schlegemilch, and a compelling history.



Inspired to Design

Inspired to Design Author Nigel Bennett
ISBN-10 9781845845360
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 176
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Nigel Bennett’s unique autobiography describes his life and career, from growing-up influenced by car design, to his education and the building of his 750 specials. He describes his work as Firestone Development Manager, recounting many tales of the outstanding designers and drivers of the period. Detailing his work in Formula 1, as a Team Lotus engineer, and then as Team Ensign designer, he also covers his Indycar designs at Theodore, Lola Cars and Penske Cars. Life after his retirement, his involvement in boat design and with modern F1 teams, are also recounted.



Chaparral

Chaparral Author Richard Falconer
ISBN-10 087938607X
Release 1992
Pages 208
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Chaparral Richard Falconer with Doug Nye Your book is a thoroughly enjoyable history of Chaparral during the sixties. Jim Hall. The first-ever history of the greatest American sports and Can-Am racing car ever built! Created by Texas maverick Jim Hall and a couple of ex-Scarab builders with inside support from Chevrolet, the Chaparrals challenged Ferrari, Jaguar, and Ford - and beat them all! Get the inside details on the development of the monocoque body, ground effects and the exciting career of an American racing legend. Hdbd., 1 1/4x 1 1/4, 28 pgs., 173 b&w ill., 29 color ill., 14 diagrams



McLaren from the Inside

McLaren from the Inside Author
ISBN-10 1935007181
Release 2013
Pages 144
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For fifty years, the name McLaren has been synonymous with winning. Founded by driver Bruce McLaren, the team scored its first Grand Prix win in 1968 and dominated the Can-Am sports-car series from 1967 to 1971. In the 1970s McLaren captured two Formula One titles and two victories at the Indianapolis 500. Even greater success followed in the ensuing decades as McLaren International. Today McLaren is one of the defining teams in Formula One, with a record of victories and championships rivaled only by Ferrari. Tyler Alexander was there from the very beginning. He was a founding member of Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd. in 1964, and was eventually named chief engineer and a team director. While Tyler played a critical role in creating its earliest cars, he was also recording the team's progress through hundreds of vivid photographs taken during spare moments at the track and behind the scenes in the McLaren factory. McLaren From the Inside collects the best of Alexander's behind-the-scenes photographs from two very different eras. Part I covers the team's formative years in the 1960s, through black-and-white shots of Bruce McLaren and company building, testing, and racing cars in England and around the world. Friends and competitors are also included, among them such great drivers as Jim Clark, Dan Gurney, and Jackie Stewart, as well as team leaders John Cooper, Carroll Shelby, and Colin Chapman. In Part II Alexander captures the high-tech, hypercompetitive atmosphere of today's Formula One scene, with images taken during the first decade of the 21st century of a new generation of driving talent, including Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Räikkönen, and others. Alexander's images also show the designers, engineers, and mechanics who have made McLaren such a successful motor racing team for so many years.--Publisher's description.



Can Am

Can Am Author Pete Lyons
ISBN-10 9780760319222
Release 2004
Pages 268
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Unrestricted cars, outrageous designs, monster engines, and very high speeds were all hallmarks of the Can-Am sports car series races. Professional teams the likes of Chaparral, McLaren and Shadow, and top drivers Andretti, Foyt, Jones, Hulme and Surtees provided Can-Am racing the attention it deserved. This well-written, pictorial history recounts the series' story through the races, designs, engineering, personalities, and cars from 1966-74. "The definitive work on the best race series that ever was..." AutoWeek. Winner of the 1996 Moto Award Bronze Medallion.



Can Am Racing 1966 1974

Can Am Racing 1966 1974 Author R.M. Clarke
ISBN-10 1855205440
Release 2001-05-07
Pages 180
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Filled cover-to-cover with race previews and reports from Mosport; St. Jovite; Edmonton; Watkins Glen; Mid Ohio; Elkhart Lake; Donnybrooke; Road Atlanta; Laguna Seca; and Riverside. Contains detailed results on the McLaren M6A; The Can-Am Cars; Group 7 McKee-Oldsmobile track test; the Ferrari 612; the Chaparral 2H; Stewart's Lola Challenger- T260; and much more.



Sports Car Racing in Camera 1980 89

Sports Car Racing in Camera  1980 89 Author Paul Parker
ISBN-10 0992876974
Release 2018-11-15
Pages 288
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The acclaimed In Camera series returns to tackle sportscar racing in the 1980s, which provided a cornucopia of power and speed courtesy of Porsche, TWR Jaguar, Sauber Mercedes, Aston Martin, Lancia et al, famous names such as Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell, Bob Wollek, Henri Pescarolo and Martin Brundle, while Sebring, Monza, Silverstone, the Nürburgring, Le Mans, Spa and many others provided a backdrop of extreme velocity and derring-do that is no longer possible alas. Sports Car Racing in Camera, 1980-89 will appeal to all motor-racing enthusiasts and especially to collectors of this hugely popular series.



Riverside International Raceway

Riverside International Raceway Author Pete Lyons
ISBN-10 1938170113
Release 2015-03
Pages 208
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A photographic history of one of racing’s greatest lost tracks.



Lotus 18

Lotus 18 Author Mark Whitelock
ISBN-10 9781845845209
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 192
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In 1960, Colin Chapman sought to identify the most straightforward and uncomplicated way of building a Formula 1 car. The result was his first rear-engined design, the trendsetting Lotus 18. This book charts the 18’s competition history, from its inception, up to 1966 – via sensational victories over Ferrari at Monaco and the Nürburgring.



Brian Redman

Brian Redman Author Brian Redman
ISBN-10 1910505102
Release 2016-05-15
Pages 300
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Brian Redman is one of very few notable British racing drivers whose racing life has yet to be put on record in book form. Now that is about to be rectified. Packed with photographs, Redman's memoir is a vivid account of his varied racing exploits, with special focus on the period when he won major sports car races in Ford GT40s, Porsche 908s and 917s, and Ferrari 312PBs, and also became North American Formula 5000 champion three years running. Highly readable, and at times both humorous and poignant, this is a very personal book that will be welcomed by this popular and highly respected driver's legions of fans. - Five themed chapters about Redman's experiences at the greatest circuits and races of his era: Spa-Francorchamps, the Nurburgring, the Targa Florio, Le Mans and Daytona. - Diving deep into Redman's fears, friendships and mindset during his time at the top. - Spa-Francorchamps: Redman won at this daunting track in four consecutive appearances in 1,000Kms races for sports cars, but was also injured in the first of his three big crashes, in the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix. - The Nurburgring: two big sports car wins with his greatest driving partners, Jo Siffert and Jacky Ickx. - The Targa Florio: in 1970 Redman won this heroic race over the uniquely punishing 45-mile circuit in Sicily - and suffered severe burns in another big crash the following year. - Le Mans: he led France's 24-hour classic five times but never won it. - Daytona: the world's other great 24-hour race, in Florida, brought three wins - in 1970, 1976 and 1981. - Stories about driving for Porsche, Ferrari and colourful privateers, plus anecdotes about the era's most famous drivers, managers, heroes and rascals. - Successes in Formula 5000 (three-times champion in the USA) and 2-litre sports cars (South African champion) complete Redman's credentials as one of the finest all-rounders in motor racing. - Mario Andretti provides an insightful foreword: Redman and he were team-mates in Ferrari's sports car team (1972-73) and the top drivers in North American Formula 5000 (1974-75).



Chaparral Can Am and Prototype Race Cars

Chaparral Can Am and Prototype Race Cars Author Dave Friedman
ISBN-10 0760305080
Release 1998
Pages 208
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Chaparral: Can-Am & Prototype Race Cars Dave Friedman This outstanding photohistory chronicles the exploits of Chaparral sports racers, from Jim Halls entry as a driver in the 195s through the ultimate Can-Am monster, the 2J (sucker car" constructed for the 197 season. Friedman¦s photography takes you onto the tracks, into the pits, and inside the Chaparral race shops. Filled with extensive quotes from Hall and many of his drivers, including Roger Penske, Phil Hill, Sam Posey, and others. Exceptional! Foreword by Jim Hall.