100 Years of Grand Prix: Celebrating a Century of Grand Prix Racing 1906-2006
The first motor race to use the title "Grand Prix" took place in France in 1906 and was won by Ferenc Szisz driving a Renault. This profusely illustrated book celebrates the first 100 years of Grand Prix racing with a unique photographic record from that first race in France to the hi-tech computer designed cars of today. The early chain-driven cars from manufacturers such as Fiat, Benz, Renault, and Peugeot were later joined by entries from Italian, British, German, and French manufacturers. The famous Italian marques, Alfa Romeo and Maserati, helped advance automobile design and were joined by cars from the British companies, Bentley and Sunbeam, while the French responded with entries from Bugatti, Delahaye, and Talbot. By the mid-1930s, the German teams of Mercedes-Benz and Audi made huge advances in terms of power and reliability and came to dominate Grand Prix racing until 1939. A new generation of talented drivers such as Caracciola and Nuvolari became household names. From 1945, the arrival of Formula 1 cars saw Grand Prix racing become better organized and a new Italian team, Ferrari, saw the emergence of one of the most successful race teams of all time. The cars raced at closed circuits such as the Nurburgring, Silverstone, Monza, and Indianapolis in the US, although the unique annual race around the streets of Monaco retained its status as a one-off Grand Prix circuit. Eventually Mercedes-Benz returned to the sport with its famous "Silver Arrows" cars driven by such luminaries as Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio. Some great battles took place before the British teams such as Vanwall, BRM, and Cooper emerged to develop new rear-engined monocoque Grand Prix cars and innovative engineers like Colin Chapman of Lotus showed the way forward. By the 1980s, drivers such as Nikki Lauda, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, and Nigel Mansell fought for the coveted World Championship, often driving hugely powerful turbocharged cars, before the emergence of Michael Schumacher heralded a new era of racing and revived the fortunes of Ferrari. By now a number of large automobile manufacturing companies (Honda, Toyota, BMW, and Renault) had replaced several smaller "garagista" teams such as Tyrrell and Lotus as the sport became more professional, designed to appeal to television audiences worldwide. In the centenary year it was Renault that won the World Championship, a fitting testament to the team that won the very first race. This book illustrates this colourful and controversial sport having been allowed access to a large private collection of motoring images collected from the beginning of the 20th century. Whether your interest is centered around the early pioneers of motoring or the computer-aided cars of today, this book has something for every enthusiast who has followed Grand Prix racing.
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1001 Drag Racing Facts: The Golden Age of Top Fuel, Funny Cars, Door Slammers & More
Spanning the 1950s through the 1970s, 1001 Drag Racing Facts is packed with well-researched drag racing facts that even some of the most hard-core drag racing fans might be surprised to learn. Covered are all the popular classes of racing of the era, including Top Fuelers, Funny Cars, Pro Stocks, Eliminators such as Gassers and Altereds, Stocks, Super Stocks, and more. There is even a chapter on racetrack facts! Fans of these legendary cars will appreciate the technical and entertaining information shared on every page about all of the great cars, teams, drivers, and classes. Author Doug Boyce is well known for his encyclopedia-like knowledge of drag racing facts. The detail in his previous books, such as Grumpy’s Toys, Junior Stock and Drag Racing's Quarter Mile Warriors: Then and Now, proves he is up to the task of sharing everything you never knew about drag racing in the golden era. Whether you’re an avid fan of nostalgia drags, a trivia buff who wants to stump friends, or simply a fan of the big and powerful drag cars of the 1950s through the 1970s, this book is an informative and entertaining collection of facts from one of the industry’s most respected sources
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1001 NASCAR Facts: Cars, Tracks, Milestones, Personalities
For nearly 70 years, NASCAR has been the premier sanctioning body for organized Stock Car Racing in the United States. During that time, the sport has grown from a Southern, regional series to a global brand with its races telecast in more than 100 countries around the world.

Author John Close details the earliest races of the 20th Century that laid the groundwork for the formation of NASCAR through today's modern events at mega-race stadiums across the country. Presented in an easy-to-read decade-by-decade "Fact Format," this books allows you to spend a couple of minutes or hours at a time learning about the Cars (and Trucks), Personalities, Tracks, and Milestones of NASCAR, America's most popular and attended form of motorsports. Close, a longtime NASCAR journalist, author, team member, and race-day Spotter, also includes dozens of rare and informative photos that take you from the famed "Beach Course" at Daytona to the high banks of today's NASCAR tracks. A must read for any NASCAR, Stock Car Racing, and American Motorsports fan, the book will provide hours of interesting entertainment as it uncovers rare information and statistical anomalies.

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4×4 Offroad Racing Trucks
Four-wheel-drive trucks compete in many types of motorsports where no car would dare show its face. To realize the ultimate potential of a competitive truck, many off-road activities are fitted to four-wheel-drive trucks to race on mud, rock and sand. Monster Trucks, Tough Trucks, drag racing trucks, truck pulls, obstacle courses, rock-climbing, Trail Riding trucks and the daredevils who drive them fill this colorful action-packed book about the most entertaining off-road vehicles in motorsports.
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5 Days Of A Grand Prix
This photographic volume covering the 1998 Grand Prix season documents the five days of a grand prix race. It starts on the Thursday when drivers and fans arrive, covers qualifying on Saturday and the actual race on Sunday, and ends with Monday when the racers have gone and the clear-up begins.
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50 Years of Formula 1 On-Board
Electrifying Grand Prix IN-CAR action with the legends of FORMULA ONE Experience the evocative eras of FORMULA ONE ...from the drivers seat...breathtaking on-board rides with FORMULA ONE legends Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Senna and Schumacher driving their exotic FORMULA ONE machines at historic Grand Prix circuits from the Nürburgring to Monaco, Spa, Suzuka, Monza and more. Crafted entirely from rare FORUMLA ONE archive footage, this action film takes you into the exclusive world of the FORMULA ONE race driver, from 1950 to present day. DVD FILM EXTRA - GALLERY OF CHAMPIONS FORMULA ONE rare archive footage profiling all 27 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP drivers from Giuseppe Farina to Michael Schumacher showcasing six decades of brave champions, unique FORMULA ONE cars and storied circuits.
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A Chequered Life: Graham Warner and The Chequered Flag
This is the first and only account of the Chequered Flag race team and its charismatic founder, Graham Warner. It charts the highs and lows, the victories and losses, and features interviews with the man himself and and several star drivers of the 1960s and ’70s. Accompanied by 150 photographs, many previously unpublished, plus a look at Graham’s subsequent career as a fighter aircraft expert and restorer, this is a unique story of a fascinating life in motorsport.
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A Fan’s Guide to Circle Track Racing
This comprehensive guide to the fastest growing spectator sport in America is a resource to every racing track and event throughout the country. For the more than 10 million industry insiders, hardcore fans, and "armchair crew chiefs" alike, this will be a must-have book. A Fan's Guide to Circle Track Racing includes: • Background and technical information on all the major circuits • Rules, regulations, race distances, and types of cars • Inside information on flags, lights, pit stops • Comprehensive listing of all national tracks and events • Line art schematics of track layouts • Locations, directions, food, lodging, phone numbers, and more
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A History of the Turbocharged Racing Car
Illustrated with colour and B&W photographs, this is the detailed account of the era from 1964-1989, known as the Turbo Age in motor racing.
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A Winning Adventure: Honda’s Decade in Cart Racing
Tells the complete story of Honda's remarkable turnaround and unprecedented success in in CART racing through frank interviews with key Honda managers and engineers, as well as champion drivers like Alex Zanardi, Juan-Pablo Montoya, Jimmy Vasser, and Gil de Ferran.
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Alain Prost: Life in the Fast Lane: An Autobiography
Alain Prost holds the record for championship driving victories since Formula I began in 1950. This autobiography explains his rise through the ranks and the reasons why he has been dubbed "Driver of the Eighties".
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Alberto Ascari: The First Double World Champion
After Fangio and before Moss, Alberto Ascari was the most exciting driver of the 1950's. This well-rounded little Milanese started racing motorcycles in 1936. A collection of the best and most famous drivers of the Formula One Championship are covered in this fascinating Legend Series title on Alberto Ascari.
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Alfa Romeo 155/156/147 Competition Touring Cars: The Development and Racing History
After saving Alfa Romeo from oblivion in 1987, it took Fiat nearly five years to debut the first new Alfa produced under its control. This is the story of how the competition versions of the 155/156/147 family of cars were developed and subsequently raced to many championship titles and race wins. Together, these models kept the Alfa Romeo name at the pinnacle of motor sport for many years, from 1992 to 2006, and will become future motorsport classics.
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Ambulance and EMS Driving
An authoritative guide to safe, sharp, expert driving of ambulance and EMS vehicles under both routine and emergency conditions. An unbeatable reference for experienced drivers.
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Analysing Formula 1: Innovative Insights into Winners and Winning in Grand Prix Racing Since 1950
Compiled by a business information expert with a passion for Formula 1, this fascinating book, now available in paperback, offers a fresh and dynamic perspective to the history of Grand Prix racing. Using sophisticated graphics supported by text and photographs, Roger Smith analyses keenly debated topics such as World Champions, serial winners, the best driver of all time, racing eras, circuits, cars, teams, risk and contentious conclusions. As F1 becomes increasingly a matter of strategy and split-second timing, this in-depth book is clearly on pole position.
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Analysing Formula 1: Innovative Insights Into Winners and Winning in Grand Prix Racing Since 1950
Compiled by an expert statistician with a passion for Formula 1, this fascinating book offers a fresh and dynamic perspective to the history of Grand Prix racing. Using sophisticated diagrams supported by text and photographs, Roger Smith analyzes debated topics such as World Champions, serial winners, best drivers of all times, racing eras, circuits, cars, teams, risk and contentious conclusions. It is important to identify the causes of change whether due to revised regulations, technology breakthrough, driver dominance or other factors. Twelve racing eras are defined, described and graphically illustrated, with winning cars, engines, drivers and tires analyzed graphically within each era. As F1 becomes increasingly a matter of strategy and split-second timing, this reference book is clearly on pole position.
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Andretti
Andretti is the stunning photographic look at auto racing superstar Mario Andretti. With an introduction by Paul Newman, this book is an exciting, lavishly illustrated tribute to one of the greatest racers of all time.
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