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Can Am 50th Anniversary

Author : George Levy
ISBN : 9780760350218
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Forget the rule book and relive one of the most exciting race series ever with Can-Am 50th Anniversary! The first rule of Can-Am: There are no rules. Or at least damn few rules. The bodywork had to enclose the wheels and there had to be something that loosely resembled a passenger seat--if your passenger was a misshapen human or a lab monkey. Otherwise, set your racing mind free. No limits to engine options or output, no restrictions on aerodynamic aids or body shape. It was as close to unrestricted as racing had ever gotten or would ever get again. And it was fantastic. From its introduction in 1966 to its end in 1974, North America's Can-Am series was the most technologically advanced and star-studded racing series of the day. Its essentially rules-free formula attracted everyone from crazed backyard engineers to specialists such as McLaren, Chaparral, and Lola to manufacturers like Ford, Ferrari, and Porsche. Top drivers including Mario Andretti, Bruce McLaren, Jackie Ickx, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Mark Donohue, Peter Revson, and John Surtees competed on tracks across the US and Canada, taking time off from Formula One schedules to drive in Can-Am. Can-Am 50th Anniversary offers a heavily illustrated look back at what is arguably the greatest race series ever. Photographer Pete Biro followed the series throughout its glory era from 1966-74, his images appearing in Road & Track, Car and Driver and Sports Illustrated. Many of the book's images are unpublished or long out of circulation. Biro brings his unique perspective and his close relationship with the drivers, team owners, and constructors to bear on the captions while former Autoweek motorsports editor George Levy provides text reflecting the thrill of Can-Am racing. Relive one of the most exciting race series ever with Can-Am 50th Anniversary.

Can Am Racing Cars

Author : Karl Ludvigsen
ISBN : 1583881344
Genre : Transportation
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It was a golden era. Horsepower was unlimited; designers, builders, and drivers just needed to harness the horses of massive engines and deliver their thrust to the track. It was an age of 8-liter aluminum Chevys, turbocharged Oldsmobiles, flat-12 Porsches, and the best and brightest designers from McLaren, BRM, Lola, March, Shadow, AAR, Caldwell, Kar Kraft, and others who designed cars to suit them.

Chaparral

Author : Karl Ludvigsen
ISBN : 1583880666
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Few sports-racing cars have captured the imagination as did the Chaparrals. The menacing white machines from Texas oil country cut a swathe through American sports car racing in the 1960s, and even won at the Nurburgring and Brands Hatch. Created by Jim Hall and Hap Sharp -- and ultimately with the help of GM and Chevrolet -- the Chaparrals pioneered such innovations in racing as the wing for aerodynamic down force and the automatic transmission. Great photos from the author, Stanley Rosenthall, and Max Le Grand show the exotic Chaparrals at rest and in action. Photographs include the first front-engine cars, the 2, 2C, 2E and 2G sports-racers, the 2D and 2F endurance racecars, and the wildest of all, the 2H and 2J -- the first car to use a fan to generate suction down force. The book is a rare treat for fans of the exciting and popular Can-Am racing series.

The Cars Of Trans Am Racing 1966 1972

Author : David Tom
ISBN : 9781613250518
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The SCCA Trans-Am Racing Series launched in 1966, and was designed to showcase a new class of sporty domestic cars racing on road courses. In a few short years it became the ultimate American automobile showdown, as each major automotive manufacturer participated heavily in the Trans-Am Series. When the modified muscle cars of the series were seen performing well on the country's finest tracks, fans wanted a model of their own in the driveway. These "pony" cars boasted a new look and style not seen before, and their all-around performance eclipsed anything accomplished by production-based American GT cars to this point. The Cars of Trans-Am Racingis unique in that it focuses on the cars used in this legendary series. These vintage Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers, Barracudas, Firebirds, Cougars, and Javelins all have become extremely popular with collectors and enthusiasts today. Seeing them in their 'full-competition' versions when they were new will bring back many fond memories for those who were fans of this series. In addition, enthusiasts who enjoy these cars today look to the Trans-Am Series cars for styling inspiration and performance hints as part of the growing Pro Touring trend. Many of these historic cars have been restored to race-ready condition once again. Additional insight and interviews from the original builders and the teams who maintained the cars provide an insider's viewpoint never before seen in print.

Mclaren

Author : Maurice Hamilton
ISBN : 3791348132
Genre : Transportation
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This book traces Bruce McLaren's early success on the racetrack, follows his career as the engineer behind some of the world's fastest cars and outlines the legacy of speed and performance that he left behind. It featuresexclusive interviews with Patty McLaren-Brickett, Martin Whitmarsh, Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, and Jenson Button, along with key members of the McLaren team across the decades.--From book jacket.

Can Am Cars In Detail

Author : Pete Lyons
ISBN : 1935007114
Genre : Automobiles, Racing
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The original Canadian-American Challenge Cup series lasted only 8 1/2 seasons, from 1966 into 1974, but what ground-shaking, car-shaping years those were. With minimal rules and lavish prize money, the Can-Am attracted top-flight teams and superstar drivers. It also encouraged innovation, and racing's most inventive minds brought out novel and astounding ideas. Chaparral, Lola, McLaren, Porsche and Shadow are among 22 of these epic machines revisited through stunning studio photography by Peter Harholdt and vivid descriptions by Pete Lyons, long considered the dean of Can-Am journalists.--Publisher's description.

Chaparral

Author : Richard Falconer
ISBN : 087938607X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Chaparral Richard Falconer with Doug Nye Your book is a thoroughly enjoyable history of Chaparral during the sixties. Jim Hall. The first-ever history of the greatest American sports and Can-Am racing car ever built! Created by Texas maverick Jim Hall and a couple of ex-Scarab builders with inside support from Chevrolet, the Chaparrals challenged Ferrari, Jaguar, and Ford - and beat them all! Get the inside details on the development of the monocoque body, ground effects and the exciting career of an American racing legend. Hdbd., 1 1/4x 1 1/4, 28 pgs., 173 b&w ill., 29 color ill., 14 diagrams

Lost Road Courses

Author : Martin Rudow
ISBN : 9781613252222
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Road racing has long-storied roots in North America that reach from coast to coast and to Canada. Some of the greatest drivers to ever compete raced wickedly fast machines, staged epic duels on winding strips of asphalt, and created history. This history left an enduring legacy that is revealed and celebrated in Lost Road Courses. Road racer and road racing expert Martin Rudow retraces road racing's glorious past and visits the defunct classic road courses across the United States and Canada. Many road courses were built in the 1950s and 1960s, the golden age of American road racing. These classic road courses built and hosted famous races for Trans-Am, Can-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, and sports car racing, but did not survive the times. They fell victim to changing times, poor business decisions, urban sprawl, safety standards, and increasing real estate prices. Rudow recounts the breathtaking races and fascinating history of more than 16 tracks from around North America. Riverside International Raceway, Bridgehampton Race Circuit, Ontario Motor Speedway, Continental Divide Raceway, and many others were once major race venues that have since closed. The great race teams, legendary drivers, classic race series that visited the tracks, and cars that turned laps are brought into full focus. The exploits of Chaparral, McLaren, Bud Moore, Lotus, Penske, and other race teams as well as racing greats Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, Jim Hall, A. J. Foyt, Al Unser, Jim Clark, and Dan Gurney are covered. Rudow also digs beneath the surface to reveal the story behind the story. The visionaries and businessmen who saw potential and risked capital to build these palaces of speed come back to life. He also recognizes the unsung heroes and regional racers who competed, staffed, and took on various roles at these tracks. In the pages of this book, a nostalgic tour of these famous races at these vintage road circuits unfolds. Many period photos illustrate the racing action and the tracks themselves in their former glory, and modern color shows the tracks as they currently stand. If you're a fan of classic sports car, Can-Am, Trans-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, as well as classic and unique tracks of yesteryear, this book is a must-have.

Inspired To Design

Author : Nigel Bennett
ISBN : 9781845845360
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Nigel Bennett’s unique autobiography describes his life and career, from growing-up influenced by car design, to his education and the building of his 750 specials. He describes his work as Firestone Development Manager, recounting many tales of the outstanding designers and drivers of the period. Detailing his work in Formula 1, as a Team Lotus engineer, and then as Team Ensign designer, he also covers his Indycar designs at Theodore, Lola Cars and Penske Cars. Life after his retirement, his involvement in boat design and with modern F1 teams, are also recounted.

Grand Prix A History Through The Lens

Author : Bruce Vigar
ISBN : 0993016979
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Sourced from archives around the world, a collection of all the most exciting Grand Prix images Formula 1 Grand Prix racing is the ultimate motorsport. The fastest cars, the biggest budgets, the highest rewards and the most glamorous fans all make it compelling viewing. For decades Grand Prix photographers have shot some of the most exciting images the sports world have ever seen and now the very best of them are brought together. Rarely seen collections of photographs tell the fascinating story of Grand Prix racing from its early beginnings in France with the Automobile Club France in 1906 through the golden years of the 1930s right through the glory years of F1 in the 1960s and 1970s to the extraordinary cars and highly paid drivers of the present day. Carefully researched profiles examine the great drivers and the great cars; the technological wizardry of the designers and developers; the great rivalries between drivers and teams that creates champions; the massive commercial business within the sport; the fine balance between danger and safety; the Grand Prix weekend from first practice to the winner's podium; and the great circuits that have hosted some of the most unforgettable races of all time. The publishers have scoured Getty Images and many private collections round the world to create a unique, lavishly Illustrated hardcover book featuring work from some of the most renowned photographers in Formula 1, including Rainer Schlegemilch, and a compelling history.

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