Archive for Items Categorized 'Racing, Rally', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Jonathan Ingram
Did auto racing’s first head and neck restraint save an entire sport? The short answer is no. The long answer is—this book. In the week after Earnhardt’s crash, HANS Performance Products took more orders for its device than in the previous 10 years.
by John S. Allen and Gordon J. Jones
Seen the movie? (Do!) Now read the book—or, rather, re-read this 34-year-old classic now in its 3rd and yet again improved edition.
by Peter Griffiths
Wait, the sexy “crumpet-catcher” was a serious race car? Campaigned by regular people? To this day? Yes, yes, and yes. And finally there’s a book about all of them, not just the Lightweights!
by Hans Hamer, editor
That movie destroyed friendships and budgets and schedules. It probably didn’t help anyone’s career. And there’s also a less talked-about side to it, recorded just in time before its author died.
by Jon Saltinstall
He won two of his three F1 championships after the fiery crash in 1976 that almost killed him. The courage and willpower this takes defies description. So does losing the title one year by one point and winning it another by half a point. Racing is about so much more than car control; this book paints the picture of a driver who applied himself with unprecedented commitment.
by Heike Hintzsch
In 2011 Porsche returned to the World Endurance Championship and vowed to win Le Mans. They did. More than once. This is the story.
by Pete Lyons
“The wedge” won more GPs and Driver’s and Constructor’s Championships than any other Lotus, it was the longest-lived design then and now, it scored in four of six seasons—there are several good books about it, and this is definitely one of them.
by Gordon Kirby & Joseph Freeman
Winning the Indy 500 makes you a household name. Well, in some households. For a while. The ones who don’t win, no matter how long the list of their accomplishments here or elsewhere, get no love. Here’s their story.
by Gordon Murray and Philip Porter
“Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” – the extraordinary legacy of oenophile, soap box racer, and Bob Dylan disciple Gordon Murray. He is the man who also created the road-going sports car that won Le Mans, who designed F1 cars that won 50 Grands Prix, and who is still pushing every envelope he can find.
by Randall Cannon and Michael Gerry
Legendary drivers, the FBI, Howard Hughes…it’s a big story but the track was short-lived and pretty much forgotten until two local boys with racing interests put this fine book together.
by Ray Gillottti
The 917 story told from a specific angle, that of the John Wyer team whose tech chief really made the car fly. You may have stacks of 917 books already but you’ll not want to miss this one.
by Roger Smith
That this book about 1000 races is limited to 1000 numbered copies is of course merely to be cute—but it is a crying shame. Bristling with data but eminently user-friendly it deserves much wider circulation!