Emerson Fittipaldi: Heart of a Racer
Emerson Fittipaldi, in 1972 was crowned the youngest-ever World Champion at the age of 25, won the title again two years later to prove that he was one of the most outstanding talents of his generation. He and his brother Wilson realized their dream of creating the first Brazilian Grand Prix car. After a brief retirement, the bold Brazilian forged a second magnificent career in IndyCar racing, in which he scored wins in ten consecutive seasons. In this latest addition to his well-received driver biography series, Karl Ludvigsen - Emerson's friend since the 1960s - tells the whole enthralling story.
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Enzo Ferrari Pilota Corse e Vittorie del Mago di Maranello
English: Enzo Ferrari, the magician from Maranello, started his racing driver career in 1919 and ended it in 1924. Five years only, but very important to form the man who was destined to become one of the contemporary myths, one of the very few living Italians to be known all over the world. The volume, written by one of the most attentive historians of Italian motoring and personally reviewed by Enzo Ferrari, traces, with a large photographic documentation, largely unpublished, Enzo Ferrari's career as a racing driver in the 1920s and 1930s: the uphill races, the Targa Florio, the Mugello Circuit, the Alpine Cup, the victory in the Acerbo Cup, in Pescara. Italian: Enzo Ferrari, il mago di Maranello, ha iniziato la sua carriera di pilota da corsa nel 1919 e l'ha terminata nel 1924. Cinque anni soltanto, ma molto importanti per formare l'uomo che era destinato a diventare uno dei miti contemporanei, uno dei pochissimi italiani viventi ad essere conosciuto in tutto il mondo... Il volume, redatto da uno dei piu attenti storici dell'automobilismo italiano e rivisto personalmente da Enzo Ferrari, ripercorre, con un'ampia documentazione fotografica, in gran parte inedita, la carriera di Enzo Ferrari come pilota da corsa negli anni Venti e Trenta: le corse in salita, la Targa Florio, il Circuito del Mugello, la Coppa delle Alpi, la vittoria nella Coppa Acerbo, a Pescara
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F1: Through the Eyes of Damon Hill: Inside the World of Formula One
F1: Through the Eyes of Damon Hill is the dramatic behind-the-scenes story of the world of Formula One racing. It is a story of global proportions, deep human feelings and sporting magnificence which sweeps from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne through to the grand finale in Japan, where the nine-month season ends. In his own words, Hill charts the roller-coaster emotions and excitement of the marathon 16-race Grand Prix circus. He describes the strains, and pressures behind the garage doors; the massive effort required to revive a title challenge with his new Jordan team, the fears and thrills. Brilliantly illustrated, here is the world's fastest, most seductive - and expensive - sport as it really is. From the clamour and glamour of the pit lane to the privacy of the motor home, Damon Hill describes what it feels like to compete with Schumacher, Coulthard, Villeneuve and others for the 1998 Formula One World Championship. This is no 'Diary of a Season' fanzine but an intensely personal, thematic account of the most seductive sport of all - its rivalries the crucial importance of technology, and the pencil-thin margin between the chequered flag and failure.
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Ferdinand Porsche – Genesis of Genius: Road, Racing and Aviation Innovation 1900 to 1933
In Ferdinand Porsche - Genesis of Genius, author Karl Ludvigsen reveals a dynamic young innovator who helped to chart the course of the automobile through the first decades of the twentieth century. As early as 1900, at the age of 25, Ferdinand Porsche pioneered hybrid technology to power his automobile designs. Once gasoline gained dominance as the power-source of choice, Porsche became relentless in his goal to design the fastest and most durable automobiles in Europe. Ferdinand Porsche - Genesis of Genius explores in depth the unique combination of ambition, determination and genius that were the genesis of an automotive dynasty which has continued to thrive and expand for over a century.
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Fins: Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit
The New York Times bestselling author of Bitter Brew chronicles the birth and rise to greatness of the American auto industry through the remarkable life of Harley Earl, an eccentric six-foot-five, stuttering visionary who dropped out of college and went on to invent the profession of automobile styling, thereby revolutionized the way cars were made, marketed, and even imagined. Harleys Earl's story qualifies as a bona fide American family saga. It began in the Michigan pine forest in the years after the Civil War, traveled across the Great Plains on the wooden wheels of a covered wagon, and eventually settled in a dirt road village named Hollywood, California, where young Harley took the skills he learned working in his father's carriage shop and applied them to designing sleek, racy-looking automobile bodies for the fast crowd in the burgeoning silent movie business. As the 1920s roared with the sound of mass manufacturing, Harley returned to Michigan, where, at GM's invitation, he introduced art into the rigid mechanics of auto-making. Over the next thirty years, he functioned as a kind of combination Steve Jobs and Tom Ford of his time, redefining the form and function of the country's premier product. His impact was profound. When he retired as GM's VP of Styling in 1958, Detroit reigned as the manufacturing capitol of the world and General Motors ranked as the most successful company in the history of business. Knoedelseder tells the story in ways both large and small, weaving the history of the company with the history of Detroit and the Earl family as Fins examines the effect of the automobile on America's economy, culture, and national psyche.            May have remainder mark.
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First Principles: The Official Biography of Keith Duckworth OBE
This book chronicles the life of Keith Duckworth OBE, the remarkable engineer famous for being co-founder of Cosworth Engineering and creating the most successful F1 engine of all time, the DFV. Although the company's engines are given due prominence, this isn't an intricate technical examination of their design, but a more rounded look at the life and work of their designer - work which included significant contributions to aviation, motorcycling, and powerboating.
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Forced March to Freedom
The prisoners of Stalag Luft III endured two forced marches across Germany in the final months of World War II. This is an illustrated diary recorded at the scene. Canadian, Robert Buckham was employed as a graphic artist in several studios in Toronto and as an art director in a Montreal advertising agency prior to enlisting in the RCAF. Twice rejected for aircrew because he was too tall, he was finally accepted for pilot training in May of 1941. He was posted overseas in early 1942 and eventually joined 428 Squadron, 6 Group, based in Dalton, Yorkshire, where he flew Wellington X bombers over Germany and German-occupied France. His aircraft was downed on April 8, 1943, on his tenth operational flight. He and his entire crew were captured. Imprisoned in Stalag Luft 3, Sagan, Germany, where he recorded the scene in small drawings and paintings, which were eventually rolled and carried on two forced marches in a tube created from soldered Klimcans. The forced marches brought him to Stalag 8B, Lubeck, where he was finally liberated.
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Frank Barr: Alaskan Pioneer Bush Pilot and One-man Airline
Frank Barr was one of the most interesting of the early aviation pioneers in Alaska. At age 28, the former calvalryman, parachute jumper and test pilot, signed on to a Yukon gold expedition in 1932 as a back up pilot. After the expedition failed to find enough gold, Frank Barr stayed in the north country and spent the rest of his career as a bush pilot. He flew every early plane from the Jenny to the Super Cub, carrying passengers and freight to remote villages in Alaska and the Yukon. In 1948 Barr was elected to the Territorial Senate, and held that seat when in 1955 he one of the 55 Alaskans chosen by the people to write a state constitution. Today Alaska's state constitution is considered one of the best state constitutions ever written. Alaska was admitted to the union in 1959. In his later years he flew bush routes for Alaska Airlines and became manager of the northern division. Even in retirement down in the lower forty-eight states, he conducted tours to Alaska and Mexico until he finally retired for good in 1974.
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Gilles Villeneuve: A Photographic Portrait
The outstanding images in this book chronicle the career of one of the most admired Grand Prix drivers in living memory - and surely the most loved in all of F1 history. Gilles Villeneuve's career statistics cannot even begin to explain the mystique. It was created over only four full seasons with Ferrari in F1, three of these with uncompetitive cars. He achieved only six victories from 67 starts, two pole positions, eight fastest laps and 107 championship points. He was one of the finest racing drivers never to become World Champion. He possessed miraculous car control and frightening courage that could often overcome the flaws in his equipment. He thrilled spectators because he made them fear for his safety. He raced to win and, if that meant taking risks, so be it. He crashed often, and occasionally he broke his cars in his frustration, but he could wring from them performances far beyond their capabilities. Sometimes his starts almost defined belief, and always he was magnificent on a wet track. He never, ever, gave up. He treated his racing cars with uncompromising brutality. Yet he was soft-natured, and emotional and devoted family man, loyal to his friends, charming to strangers. He was unwavering in his commitment to sportsmanship, to his inborn sense of right and wrong. One dreadful day, incensed by an injustice, he took a risk too many. The memories he left us will stay with us always. There has never been a racing driver like Gilles Villeneuve. It is impossible to believe there ever will be.
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Gilles Villeneuve: Immagini di una vita / A life in pictures
Six victories, two pole positions, eight fastest laps and 13 podium places - statistics that are anything but striking. In Formula 1 today, there are drivers who have won a great deal more, but Gilles Villeneuve cannot be evaluated by numbers alone- simply because there is no way of measuring the level of excitement that he brought to racing. Even though he has been dead for over 30 years, the legend of the Canadian, who was killed on 8 May 1982, is still imbued with strong emotion - Gilles the "Aviator" as Enzo Ferrari nick-named him, the driver for whom the expression "Villeneuve Fever" was coined. From his "crazy flight" at Fuji in 1977, his first GP win at home in Canada in 1978, the unforgettable 1979 season followed by a year of purgatory, his epic success at Monaco in 1981 and the in-house duel with Didier Pironi at Imola in 1982, to that last "crazy flight" at Zolder. GILLES VILLENEUVE: Immagini di una vita/A life in pictures relives the legend, with previously unpublished pictures and authoritative text by Mario Donnini.
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Gilles Villeneuve: La vita di un pilota leggendario
Italian: Un pilota che con il suo stile e la sua personalità ha incarnato lo spirito più autentico delle corse di Formula 1. Gerald Donaldson, giornalista e commentatore sportivo, ha raccolto in questo volume le testimonianze delle persone che con Gilles hano vissuto e che lo hanno seguito dai primi esordi fino alle epiche competizioni della sua carriera in Ferrari. Ne esce un quadro realistico, veritiero e variegato che ci restituisce, attraverso il racconto approfondito e dettaglito delle sue corse e della sua vita anche al di fuori dei circuiti, l'immagine dell'uomo Gilles, con le sue emozioni e i suoi affetti, le sue delusioni e le sue conquiste, impegnato nella grande gara della vita ancor prima che in quella dei bolidi della Formula 1.   English: A driver with his style and personality embodied the most authentic spirit of Formula One racing. In Gilles Villeneuve: La vita di un pilota leggendario, Gerald Donaldson, journalist and sports commentator, has collected the testimonies of people who have lived with Gilles and who have followed him from the earliest times to the epic competitions of his career with Ferrari. Donaldson provides a realistic, truthful and varied picture that gives the in-depth and detailed story of his races and his life outside the circuits, Gilles the person, with his emotions and affections, his disappointments and his achievements, involved in the great race of life even before that of the Formula One racing cars.
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Gloria – A Lifetime Motorcyclist: 75 Years on Two Wheels and Still Riding
Gloria Tramontin Struck rode a motorcycle for the very first time at age 16 in 1941. Women simply didn't ride motorcycles in 1941, but at the urging of her older brother, a very reluctant Gloria gave it a try, and it changed her life forever. She has been riding ever since, and at age 89, still rides regularly and continues to participate in cross country rides. As you might expect, any woman regularly riding a motorcycle in an era when women didn't ride motorcycles has a lot of stories to tell. InGloria Struck: 75 years on Two Wheels and Still Riding, Gloria shares with you all of her favorite stories, from back when she was being raised behind her father's motorcycle shop in Clifton NJ, through 75 years of riding tales, all the way to the present, where she is rightfully celebrated at motorcycles rallies and events. Complementing her life and riding stories is an extensive scrapbook of photos, over 100 of which are included in this autobiography. Also included are anecdotes provided by fans, friends and admirers. Of course, Gloria's book and her stories, are as much about overcoming prejudice and personal obstacles, as it is about riding motorcycles. Because of that, this book resonates with riders and non-riders alike. The message is about more than riding, it's about meeting and conquering life's challenges with courage and humor.
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Graham Hill: Master of Motor Sport
Graham Hill's career was one of the most remarkable in modern motor racing. It spanned 20 turbulent years in the history of the sport. His first racing cars were the conventional front-engined cars of the 1950s, which were painted in national colors. In his final races, in the 1970s, he drove sophisticated, bewinged rear-engined cars that carried the colors of their commercial sponsors. At his peak in the mid-1960s he was at the forefront of grand prix and sports car racing, competing against the very best drivers of the era - Clark, Surtees, Gurney, Rindt, Stewart. Today his name, along with theirs, evokes one of the classic ages of motor racing. John Tipler's new biography of this determined and popular man recalls the great victories in his long versatile career - his two Formula 1 world championships and 14 grand prix wins and triumph at the Indianapolis 500 and the Le Mans 24 Hours. But he also explores Hill's background and character and shows how his courage and persistence earned him a pre-eminent position as one of the best all-around drivers and outstanding competitors of his day. He also considers Hill's later move from driving to team ownership, a new stage in a tireless career which was so cruelly cut short when he and the principal members of his team were killed in a plane crash in 1975.
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Grand Prix Heroes: Clay Regazzoni
This Clay Regazzoni DVD is part of the Grand Prix Heroes series. Each DVD profiles a racing great, with action footage and period interviews from the Brunswick archive that reveal why these names still cause excitement today. They are not detailed life stories, but celebrations of the skills and colourful characters that defined a motor racing era.
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Greg Biffle (The Reedy Series)
The Reedy Series 2006 commemorates the top drivers annually on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit. This limited edition, collectible series comprises 5 individual foldout books that depict 5 Chase drivers and their special years. The 4-fold format enhances the book's lavish illustrations, provided by stellar Cup photographers Nigel Kinrade and Brian Czobat, and helps deliver a unique form of storytelling (by Josh Stevens) to the world of NASCAR. No other NASCAR collectible features rich, high-action illustrations displayed in this format, and no series offers exciting capsules of the top drivers and their special years.
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Greg Moore: A Legacy of Spirit
What is it about Greg Moore that caused so many to fall in love and so many to be devastated when he died? Greg's life was a celebration of youth, spirit, accomplishment, and charity. He was doing what he loved, with people he loved and respected. He was succeeding as an automobile racer and, even more, as a human being. He inspired everyone to act openly, positively, and with good humor. His easy grin and natural outgoing friendliness captured people's hearts and minds. When you met him you felt he was a friend for life. He made people like he was one of them, whomever they were. If you got close enough to say hello, to catch his eye, you felt you knew him. And anyone who knew him well thought of him as a man beyond his years, unusually free of the conflicts of youth. Although he seemed settled and mature, Greg Moore still revealed a sense of adventure and wonder. His achievements as a driver were impressive and have assured him a place in the galaxy of greats. Yet his spirit of sincerity and goodwill is the abiding memory that will live on. Through the memories of his family, friends, colleagues, mentors, and Greg himself, Greg Moore: A Legacy of Spirit tells the story of this remarkable young athlete. Through photographs and memorabilia that trace his life and career, we are given a lasting image of a life lived well, but far too short.
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Hawker: One of Aviation’s Greatest Names: A Biography of Harry Hawker, MBE, AFC
Traces the life of Harry Hawker, his early life in Moorabbin, Victoria, his move to England, introduction to flying, his role in WW1, founding his company which produced Schneider Trophy-winning aircraft between the wars and the Hurricane of WW2.
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Hobbo: Motor Racer, Motor Mouth: The Autobiography of David Hobbs
Englishman David Hobbs--'Hobbo' to his friends and fans--is one of motor racing's most remarkable all-rounders. In a 31-year driving career he raced in almost every imaginable category: endurance sports racers, touring cars, Formula 1, Formula 5000, Indycars, IMSA, Trans-Am, Can-Am and even NASCAR--he has done the lot. And on top of that he has been a television commentator in America for nearly 40 years, bringing wit and wisdom to the screen, latterly as part of NBC's Formula 1 team. Now, at last, this very popular racer has put down all his experiences in this highly readable memoir that will be welcomed by racing enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic.
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I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford
Growing up as a Michigan farm boy with a bone-deep loathing of farming, Ford intuitively saw the advantages of internal combustion. Resourceful and fearless, he built his first gasoline engine out of scavenged industrial scraps. It was the size of a sewing machine. From there, scene by scene, Richard Snow vividly shows Ford using his innate mechanical abilities, hard work, and radical imagination as he transformed American industry.
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