Archive for Items Categorized 'Racing, Rally', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Mr. Le Mans: Tom Kristensen

by Tom Kristensen with Dan Philipsen

Sebring has a Kristensen corner, Le Mans has had him on the podium more times than anyone else. Many are the feathers in his cap. But is he a nice guy? Why, yes—meet him here.

Delage, Records et Grand Prix

by Daniel Cabart & Sébastien Faurès Fustel de Coulanges

The marque went racing within a year of its founding. Outside of Delage circles it is not fully appreciated just how competent their racing cars were. This book puts one of the three distinct periods of success under the microscope. And we mean microscope.

Return to Power: The Grands Prix of 1966 and 1967

by Michael Frostick

On the face of it, an interesting era in racing and an author who would pen many worthy tomes. Alas, this isn’t one of them.

XKD 603 Through the Lens of Time

by Clive Beecham

Every D-type is special—few were made and the one here is one of only six surviving long-noses. It was raced hard and successfully and 60-odd years later it’s not only still around but in largely original condition! A story worth reading, and in a rather spectacular book.

911 GT2, 1995–1998

by Christoph Mäder and Jan Koum

It was the most powerful and expensive Porsche had built to that date. Only a few hundred were made. Have you ever even seen one (not counting scale models)? If you don’t hurry, you may not even ever see one of these superlative, limited-edition books!

GTO/64: The Story of Ferrari’s 250GTO/64

by Doug Nye

The most in-depth story of the seven Grand Tourer Berlinettas that constitute the final year of production. From evolution/design to period racing to thorough details about subsequent owners and activities. And, yes, there ARE new details and new photos!

IMSA 1969–1989

by Mitch Bishop & Mark Raffauf

If you are racing as a pro, you need rules to ensure uniform standards and thus fair competition. Rules are made by sanctioning bodies, and IMSA is one such. Why someone thought it was needed and how it fits into the larger scheme of things is the topic of this fine book.

Al Unser Jr.—A Checkered Past

as told to Jade Gurss

“There and back again” could be the theme of this story. It is not about image-burnishing but unblinking candor about the highest highs and the lowest lows, and that racing, even successfully, is not everything.

Mike Spence: Out of the Shadows

by Richard Jenkins

He was a man on the move both on the track and in his career but overshadowed by others in both. At his very peak, with a win in reach, he suffered a fatal crash during practice. At long last here is a proper biography to give Spence his due recognition.

The Other Side of the Fence: Six Decades of Motorsport Photography

by Bill C. Warner

You surely recognize Warner’s name. You may even know that he’s done more than mount one of the Top 10 concours for half a decade—but did you know he’s a photographer, and a race car driver? Both of these things come into play in this book.

Shutter & Speed 2

by Gary Critcher

Vol. 1 sold well enough to make possible the hoped-for vol. 2, again offering previously unseen motorsports images. The emphasis is on GP racing but there’s also F2, Indy 500, hillclimbs, and non‐championship F1 races.

Breadvan – A Ferrari To Beat The GTO

by Richard Heseltine

The car that beat the GTO was itself a GTO, and Enzo F. sure did not like the upstart, or the renegade team owner that once had been his very good customer, or the treacherous engineers who threw their lot in with him. It’s complicated.