Author: M. Lawrence
Release Date: 2011-02
288 pages, 63 illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Until now, the man whose racing cars have won more victories than anyone else's, and whose design skills have brought fame to hundreds of drivers and made champions of a good many of them, has remained in the background.Ron Tauranac - British-born, but brought up in Australia - always preferred to let his cars sing his praises where it really mattered - on the race tracks of the world. They have never been known as Tauranacs, but the names Brabham and Ralt will be very familiar to anyone who has followed motor racing since the Sixties. And so, of course, is Honda, the company which supplied the engines for some of Tauranac's most successful Brabham and Ralt racing cars and with which he still retains close links as a design consultant, working behind the scenes on several of their motor racing activities.Sir Jack Brabham, in his foreword to this long overdue biography, pays generous tribute to his former business partner into whose hands he entrusted the design and construction of all his own racing cars from 1962 until his retirement from driving in 1970, plus all the production Brabhams which brought so much success to many other top drivers during their formative years. Many of Ron Tauranac's former colleagues and customers - amongst them the most powerful people in motor racing today - speak candidly about the man they have known and worked with, someone who has never courted popularity, but whose talents have been such that his contribution to the motor racing scene is possibly beyond measure. Anyone who is either involved in the sport or fascinated by it will be delighted that through this book The Ron Tauranac Story has finally been told.
The ture story behind the motor racing legend Sir Jack Brabham. The book presents a fascinating account of life, including unpublished material detailing his early racing career on two wheels and four in Australia. It covers his incredible career from 1953 - 1970 which saw him win three Formula 1 Driver's World Championship titles, multiple F2 Championships, become the world's first dominant manufacturer of single-seater racing cars and the first - and so far only - driver to win a World Title in a car bearing his own name. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs, memorabilia and superb full-color photographs of his racing cars. The book's highly entertaining and detailed narrative will appeal to both racing enthusiasts and a general readership.
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature
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Author: Mike Lawrence
Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Mike Lawrence shows how Chapman operated in a fast-moving, highly pressurized world of international racing and car making that generated huge rewards and temptations. The crunch came when he became involved with the ill-fated Delorean car company.
Author: Malcolm Folley
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-05-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In the late eighties and early nineties, Formula One was at its most explosive, with thrilling races, charismatic drivers, nail-biting climaxes - and the most deadly rivalry ever witnessed in sport. Two of Formula One's most honoured champions and iconic figures drove together for McLaren for two seasons, and their acrimonious and hostile relationship extended even after one of them had left the team. ALAIN PROST, France's only F1 world champion, the intelligent, smooth driver with the epithet 'Le Professeur'. AYRTON SENNA, the mercurial kid from a privileged background in Sao Paolo who would become the most intense and ruthless racing driver the world has ever seen. It was a story that would have a tragic ending. As the great rivals raced to victory, their relationship deteriorated badly, beginning with the breaking of a gentleman's agreement, and public spats followed, culminating in Prost accusing Senna of deliberately trying to ride him off the circuit, and fearful that the Brazilian would get someone killed with his daring overtaking feats. And the final, sad act of this drama happened at the San Marino Grand prix at Imola in May 1994, when Senna was killed. Featuring a rare interview with Prost, and insight from Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Sir Frank Williams, Bernie Ecclestone, Derek Warrick, Johnny Herbert, Gerhard Berger, plus McLaren insiders and other F1 figures, Malcolm Folley provides us with a breath-taking account of one of the all-time classic sporting rivalries.
Author: Bruce Jones
Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Formula One automobiles
An illustrated story of Formula one, from the first motor race in France back in 1894 to today's super-powerful vehicles driven by world superstars such as Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, men who exchange paint with one another at incredible speeds on circuits all round the world.
Author: Tony Rudd
Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group
Release Date: 2000-06-19
Subtitled: My Fifty Years of High-Performance. This best-selling book provides fascinating insight into the world of high-performance engine development and GP racing. Tony Rudd, a brilliant motorsport engineer and team manager, describes his years with BRM, then reveals the inside story of the Lotus organization from 1969 to 1991, including the DeLorean saga. Foreword by Jackie Stewart. Hdbd., 6 x 9, 352 pgs., 87 b&w ill.
Author: Karl Ludvigsen
Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group
Release Date: 2000
Karl Ludvigsen's careers as an auto industry insider and motorsport journalist gave him rare access to auto racing's greatest drivers. In this series of lavish coffee-table treatments from Haynes Publishing, the author offers race fans insightful biographies, rare anecdotes, and a wealth of archival color and black-and-white photography detailing motor racing's all-time greats. The legendary American driver was a brilliant all-rounder, racing successfully in sports car, F1, Indy, endurance events, and even stock cars. Ludvigsen covers all of Gurney's motorsport endeavors, from his early days racing Triumphs, Porsches, Ferraris, and Corvettes on the West Coast sports car scene through his Le Mans start in 1957, his Grand Prix debut in 1959, and his subsequent storied F1 career. Also covers Gurney's equally impressive record as a builder, most notably his introduction of the first truly competitive mid-engine car at Indianapolis and his partnership with Carroll Shelby in 1964.
Author: Daniel Simon
Release Date: 2013-11-10
This Limited Edition comes with a unique cover and a pristine slipcase with metallic foil print. The print run is limited to world-wide 1113 copies. At a stunning size of 12" x 14" (30.5cm x 35.5cm), and with full spread images spanning 24" in width, this first book of a new fiction series will open the doors to a parallel history of racing. Daniel Simon designed for Bugatti, Lotus, Formula 1 and penned unforgettable vehicles for Hollywood movies like Tron: Legacy or Oblivion. This is his second book after Cosmic Motors. Simon will present in this series over the next years fictitious racing machines at impeccable detail up to 50 megapixel, including vehicle specs and maps of the tracks they raced on. All vehicles and characters are explained through the carefully written story of racer Vic Cooper, who time-travels to the past and the future to compete in the most challenging motor races between 1916 and 2615. This is episode 1, the year 2027, written in English, French and German. Top Gear magazine says on the back cover: ' After Cosmic Motors and his adventures in Hollywood, this is Daniel Simon's next big coup. ' Design fans, car enthusiasts, CG addicts and science-fiction aficionados can enjoy Simon's parallel world through hyper-real renderings, drawings and photography of fictional drivers, managers and beautiful women. This first episode puts three uniquely designed race cars in the spotlight: The 1981 Masucci X-5, the 2027 Masucci X-7 and the 2027 Prideux -Martin MF/27. The foreword has been written by racing legend Jacky Ickx, who raced in the 1960s, '70s and '80s for many famed teams such as Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Brabham or Lotus. He is the only driver to have won in Formula One, Can-Am, Le Mans, and the Paris-Dakar rally.