Big Healeys in Competition
The Austin-Healey 100 and 3000, in all their variants, were raced and rallied extensively and enthusiastically from the very beginning in the early 1950s. For over ten years big Healeys, from the 100/4 to the 3000 Mark III were a force to be reckoned with on the track - at Sebring, Le Mans, in the Mille Miglia and in club competition - and, particularly, on the rally stage. Later the Jensen Healey too was raced by a small but dedicated band of drivers. This book looks at the competition history of these remarkable sports cars in rally, race and record attempt, including the competition history of many individual cars and all the works cars. This carefully researched title sheds new light on the still-glittering glories of the Big Healeys.
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Castellotti: A Stolen Heart
A driver of great courage, a young man full of life generous: Eugenio Castellotti lived just 26 years and five months - not much more than James Dean and was a symbol of a love of motor racing, of challenge and risk. A victory of heart over reason was what they called his greatest success, the 1956 Mille Miglia win" and it is to the beat of his heart that most of his brief existence is inexorably linked. Alife which, for the first time, has been reconstructed after vast detailed research and is now a new book, published simultaneously by Giorgio Nada.
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Derek Bell: All My Porsche Races
Derek Bell's name became inextricably linked with that of Porsche during his long and hugely successful career as a racing driver. In this new 276-page book, Bell collaborates with renowned motorsport author Richard Heseltine to give the reader a very personal insight into his experiences racing for the legendary German marque. The approach taken by this latest publication from Porter Press International is to look at every race Bell drove for Porsche, in detail and with revealing comments from the book's subject. Light is cast on Bell's most prestigious victories with Porsche - four of his five in the Le Mans 24 Hours, three in the Daytona 24 Hours, two in the World Sportscar Championship - and many more besides. Bell describes the Porsches he raced, from the fearsome 917 to the iconic 956, 962, and 911. And he shares his thoughts on the now-legendary drivers he raced with, including six-time Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx, the famously flamboyant Hans Stuck, and two immense talents who lost their lives to the sport, Jo Siffert and Stefan Bellof. The overall effect is a fascinating trip back in time to a golden era for Porsche and sports car racing as a whole.
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Derek Bell: My Racing Life
Derek Bell has become one of motor racing's 'national treasures'. He is best known as one of the world's finest ever endurance sports car drivers, winning Le Mans five times and the Daytona 24 Hours three times, as well as numerous other significant sports car races. This completely new and updated edition of his autobiography celebrates the superb motor racing career of one of Britain's most popular racing drivers. Derek Bell is one of the survivors from 1960's motorsport, who made a real name for himself in Endurance Racing for over a twenty years driving primarily for Porsche but also other top teams from the late 1960's through to the 1990's. A multiple winner at Le Mans and Daytona this book takes you through the details of his life racing around the world from his early years leading up to F1 and then in to Endurance Racing and other branches of the sport. It shows the vast difference in Motorsport in his early career and how motorsport has progressed through the years.
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Endurance Racing at Silverstone in the 1970s & 1980s
Changes to regulations for sports car racing in the late 1970s paved the way for a golden era of endurance racing in the 80s, with the likes of Porsche, Lancia, Jaguar and Mercedes all vying for the World Sportscar Championship. The Silverstone 6-Hour and 1000km races became a cornerstone of this championship and the event was often used by the teams as a warm-up to the all important Le Mans 24-Hour race, which followed it on the calendar. This book charts the progress of the races, year-by-year from 1976, through the era of the Group C cars, up to the end of the eighties, with previously unpublished accounts and photographs of each event
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Ford versus Ferrari: The Battle for Supremacy at Le Mans 1966
What happened when America's richest car company, producing many thousands of cars per year, went head to head with Ferrari of Italy in the mid `60s? This is the story of an immovable force coming up against the stubbornness of an unmovable object - that is, Ford against Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari, whose company produced less than four hundred cars per year in 1963, wasn't going to bow to Ford after he had turned down its offer to buy his company. The only place left to duke it out was on the racetracks of the world ... and one in particular: Le Mans.
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Jaguar Victory 90: The Story of the 1990 Le Mans Race
A very detailed and well illustrated history of Jaguar and the 1990 Le Mans Race.
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La Prima Mille Miglia: 26-27 Marzo 1927 / The First Mille Miglia: 26-27 March 1927
Ninety years ago the first Mille Miglia was held on March 26-27, 1927. The First Mille Miglia enables the reader to pin down a story which is not exactly secret, but has remained unknown until now. After exhaustive research of the Mille Miglia Archives, previously unpublished yet invaluable documentation came to light with the historic information they provide. This book tells of the first Mille Miglia's regulations, the analytical description of 1,618 kilometres of the route - a rare description of the Italian roads in 1927 - specifications of the 101 cars entered for the event with photographs of the drivers, the results list and times at which each entrant reached the various controls at Parma, Bologna, Florence, Poggibonsi, San Quirico d'Orcia, Viterbo, Rome, Terni, Spoleto, Ancona, Rimini, Bologna and Treviso. From this journey into the recorded history of the first Mille Miglia, out came the story of just what the event really was like: a giant utopian undertaking, from which the book now attempts to separate legend from reality. By studying documents, most of which were previously unknown, a different story emerges of the 1927 Mille Miglia's various stages, what the drivers looked like and all presented as real people. And much of the illustrative material is previously unpublished.
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Le Mans 24 Hours 1949-59: The Official History of the World’s Greatest Motor Race
Officially licensed with the ACO, the organizers of the annual Le Mans 24 Hours race, this sumptuous book is the third title in a decade-by-decade series that will eventually build up into an eight-volume set covering every race since 1923. Each year is exhaustively covered in vivid photographs, a detailed and insightful commentary, full results data and a glorious rendering of the official race poster. Compiled by an acknowledged authority of this legendary race, this series of books will be treasured by all enthusiasts of sports car racing.
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Le Mans 24 Hours 1990-99: The Official History of the World’s Greatest Motor Race
Officially licensed with the ACO, the organizers of the annual Le Mans 24 Hours race, this sumptuous book is the third title in a decade-by-decade series that will eventually build up into an eight-volume set covering every race since 1923. Each year is exhaustively covered in vivid photographs, a detailed and insightful commentary, full results data and a glorious rendering of the official race poster. Compiled by an acknowledged authority of this legendary race, this series of books will be treasured by all enthusiasts of sports car racing.
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Le Mans: The Official History of the World’s Greatest Motor Race 1930-39
Officially licensed with the ACO, the organisers of the annual Le Mans 24 Hours race, this sumptuous book is the seventh title in this decade-by-decade series and completes coverage of the endurance classic from its very beginning to the end of the 20th century. This title covers the nine races of the 1930s (no race was held in 1936) in which honours were divided between Italian, French and British manufacturers. Each race is exhaustively covered in vivid photographs, an insightful commentary providing more detailed information than has ever been published about the period, and full statistics. Compiled by an acknowledged authority of this legendary race, this series of books is treasured by all enthusiasts of sports car racing.In the 1930 race Bentley achieved its fourth consecutive success, Woolf Barnato and Glen Kidston the winning drivers in the very same 'Speed Six' with which they had won in 1929.Two of Britain's greats of the era, Earl Howe and Henry Birkin, won for Alfa Romeo in 1931, beginning a four-race victory streak for the Italian manufacturer.Tazio Nuvolari, the outstanding Grand Prix ace of the pre-war decade, secured an intensely dramatic last-lap victory in 1933 in the closest Le Mans finish to date.Lagonda (1935) and Delahaye (1938) secured a win each, while Bugatti took two with the great Jean-Pierre Wimille driving its innovative Type 57 'Tank' cars, with all-enclosing bodywork.Highly detailed year-by-year treatment of the decade's nine races, giving unprecedented depth of information and photographic coverage for each year.Official status provides a number of unique features, including the reproduction of photographs and full-colour race poster artwork from the ACO's archives.Complete data for each year includes technical regulations, entry list, circuit changes (with diagram), full results and category awards.The whole work is beautifully designed and presented.
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Mille Miglia 1957: Le classi minori/The Minor Classes
The 24th and final edition of the Mille Miglia, held on the 11th and 12th of May 1957, has passed into history above all due to the tragic circumstances of the accident involving de Portago and Nelson’s Ferrari 335S, which crashed in the latter stages of the race near Mantua. It was however, also a race characterised by a bitter struggle amongst the Maranello marque’s drivers, a duel that never happened with Moss and Jenkinson’s Maserati 450S and the last career win for Piero Taruffi. Behind all this, there was also another story, one equally as fascinating and rich in incident, that of the crews racing in the minor classes: from the Tuned Touring and the 750 classes to the Gran Turismo and Sport 750 and 1000 categories. This previously neglected story of "little" cars and almost unknown drivers is recounted by Carlo Dolcini, a painstaking and accurate historian, who has reconstructed in engrossing detail the “minor” episodes of those days, drawing on a wealth of photographic documentation.
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Modern GT Racing: Today’s Fastest Cars on the World’s Greatest Tracks
Modern GT race cars are some of the fastest, most exciting race cars this side of a Formula 1 track—. There are an amazing variety of full-race versions of the world’s most iconic production cars from Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Corvette, and Porsche. This book takes you to the world’s most famous racetracks, where these fantastic machines face off: places like Le Mans, Sebring, Daytona, Road America, Laguna Seca and more. Author and photographer Dave Friedman covers the truly impressive range of classes, cars, drivers (including NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a Corvette GT car), and venues represented by GT racing. Friedman also offers a look at select historical GT cars and links the lineage of these rare vehicles of the 50s, 60s, and 70s with today’s top cars.
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N.A.R.T.: A concise history of the North American Racing Team 1957 to 1983
Luigi Chinetti's association with Ferrari, and the origins, formation and racing history of NART (North American Racing Team). A complex organisation, inextricably linked to Luigi Chinetti Motors Inc., NART enjoyed success on the race tracks of the US and Europe for three decades - as well as financial difficulties and arguments with organisers - to rightly become a legend.
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Porsche 917: Zuffenhausen’s Le Mans and Can-Am Champion
After knocking on the door for decades, Germany's Porsche finally stepped into the big time of international auto racing with its Type 917 in 1969. Its phenomenal air-cooled flat-12 engine powered the 917 to 15 wins in world sports-car championship races from 1969 to 1971, after which it was outlawed by a rules change. Included were two wins at Le Mans in 1970 and '71. First built in a series of 25 coupes that Volkswagen chief Ferdinand Piech called the biggest risk he's ever taken in business, the 917 was raced in both short- and long-tailed forms, pumping out 630 bhp by 1971. It went on to even greater glory in turbocharged roadster form in Can-Am racing as the 917/10, series champion in 1972. In '73 the incredible 1,000-horsepower 917/30 Porsche dominated the Can-Am series in the hands of Mark Donohue, who called it "the perfect racing car". The 917 stands proud in Porsche's history as the costly and daring machine that decisively ended the company's underdog status in international motor sport.
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Porsche Sport ’93
Porsche Sport '93 covers the motor-sport cars and people featured during the 1993 season, and covers races such as 24 Hours of Daytona, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours Nürburgring, and the national grand tourer championship, the ADAC GT Cup.
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Sebring 12-Hour Race 1970 Photo Archive
A sensational collection of photographs featuring some of the greatest drivers and cars in motor sport history. This album is filled with fascinating images from the Alec Ulmann Collection, including such famous drivers as Dan Gurney, Jacky Ickx, and the winner in his Ferrari 512S, Mario Andretti. Porsche 917s, Ford GT40s, Corvettes, Matra-Simcas, Alfas and many others fill this exceptional photo archive.
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Super Sports: The 220 MPH Le Mans Cars

Ian Bamsey Hardcover 192 pages Out of Print. New old stock.

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