Archive for Items Categorized 'Racing, Rally', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Bruno Bayol
A very different way to look at motorsports history. Helmets are about more than crash protection or being a billboard for sponsors. Plus, this is a spectacularly well-made and -designed book.
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 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 Richard Williams
A young English aristocrat won the 1938 German Grand Prix—as a works driver for Mercedes-Benz, selected by Hitler himself—and became a Nazi hero! There’s plenty of drama right there, and that’s not even scratching the surface.
by Rick Shaffer
A neat little book to pick up every now and then, both to start and to win arguments! Looks at the entire Indy history up to 2020.
by Darren Banks and Kevin Guthrie
The Welsh Dragon was active in F1 only a few years and was thought to have the makings of a future world champion, and then a grotesquely bizarre chain of events claimed his life on the track. He was missed then, and as this book shows, is more so now.
by “Landspeed” Louise Ann Noeth
Each year between August and September, Bonneville Speedway is buzzing with activity as cars, trucks, and motorcycles go after land speed records or merely a bumpy, really fast joyride. But the surface is never the same twice, and the salt pan is getting thinner all the time.
by Danny Nowlan
Theories, concepts, and equations explore the underpinnings of car handling and speed. The book also teaches how to analyze setup data and driver performance.
by Johnny Herbert and Damon Hill
Reflections on pro racing by two guys who were there and who nowadays ply their trade as TV commentators. They have opinions, no surprise, and they are all over the place.
by Don Prudhomme with Elana Scherr
There’s nothing funny about a Funny Car cracking 250 mph. Prudhomme was the first to do that, and a host of other things. After almost five decades in motorsports he’s got stories to tell, and not just about racing!
by Gordon Kirby
The Long Beach GP is pretty much the template for modern-era professional racing on city streets. It had a 45-year run, curtailed only by Covid. This book by its promotor is as attention-holding and fast-paced a read as his life has been.
by Gordon Kirby
In all walks of life one finds families in which several generations engage in the same activity. Over several decades and different series the Bettenhausens were almost uncommonly successful in auto racing but also paid an uncommonly heavy price in that only one of the four survived.