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The Last Road Race

Author : Richard Williams
ISBN : 9781780227092
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The story of the 1957 Pescara Grand Prix - the last race of the heroic age of motor racing There has been much talk of how Grand Prix motor racing has become rather dull with big name, big brand winners ousting out all competition. But it wasn't always so. Once a romantic sport, motor sport produced heros whose where individual skill and daring were paramount. The 1957 Pescara Grand Prix marked the end of an era in motor racing. Sixteen cars and drivers raced over public roads on the Adriatic coast in a three-hour race of frightening speed and constant danger. Stirling Moss won the race, beating the great Juan Manuel Fangio (in his final full season) and ending years of supremacy by the Italian teams of Ferrari and Maserati. Richard Williams brings this pivotal race back to life, reminding us of how far the sport has changed in the intervening fifty years. The narrative includes testaments from the four surviving drivers who competed - Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, Roy Salvadori and Jack Brabham.

The Put In Bay Road Races 1952 1963

Author : Carl Goodwin
ISBN : 9780786479306
Genre : Transportation
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A great little sports car race took place on an island in Lake Erie, offshore of Sandusky, Ohio. The drivers came on ferry boats to compete for silver cups in an age when there were no sponsors and no prize money. The drivers were car salesmen, stock brokers, engineers, printers, etc. Often, the cars they raced were those they drove as daily transportation: MGs, Porsches, Triumphs, Alfas and others. In this well-illustrated history (full color throughout the ebook edition), drivers, officials, mechanics and spectators share their stories. The text paints a vivid picture of the sports car racing scene in post-war America.

Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950 1969

Author : Harold Pace Mark R. Brinker
ISBN : 1610592409
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How To Win The World S Greatest Road Race

Author : Mark Cavendish
ISBN : 9781446490334
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Lives Less Ordinary series brings you the most exciting, adventurous and entertaining true-life writing that is out there, for men who are time-poor but want the best. Lives Less Ordinary drops you into extreme first-hand accounts of human experience, whether that's the adrenaline-pumping heights of professional sport, the brutality of the modern battlefield, the casual violence of the criminal world, the mind-blowing frontiers of science, or the excesses of rock 'n' roll, high finance and Hollywood. Lives Less Ordinary also brings you some of the finest comic voices around, on every subject from toilet etiquette to Paul Gascoigne. With more Tour de France stage wins than any other Brit, Mark Cavendish is one of the most explosive sprint cyclists that has ever graced road racing. This is his heart-pumping account from the saddle of what it takes in body and mind to win one of the sport's most legendary classics - the 298 kilometre Milan-San Remo. This digital bite has been extracted from Mark Cavendish's riveting book Boy Racer.

Laconia Motorcycle Week

Author : Charlie St. Clair
ISBN : 0738554731
Genre : History
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Laconia Motorcycle Week is the oldest national motorcycle rally in the United States. Since 1916, motorcyclists have traveled to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire to enjoy the beautiful scenery of lakes and mountains. In 1916, the sport of motorcycling had just begun, and the enthusiasm and participation has continued to grow exponentially throughout the years. As the oldest rally, Laconia Motorcycle Week has certainly seen the good times and the bad times. Since 1998, Laconia Motorcycle Week has averaged over 300,000 visitors into New Hampshire every June. The rally is made up of hundreds of individual motorcycle-related events throughout the state of New Hampshire.

The Last Pick

Author : David J. McGillivray
ISBN : 9781594864223
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A Boston Marathon race director recounts the story of his life, explaining how perceptions about his smaller stature motivated his interest in marathon running, describing his celebrated cross-country run to raise money for cancer research, and sharing inspirational advice about how to pursue one's dreams. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Lost Road Courses

Author : Martin Rudow
ISBN : 9781613252222
Genre : Transportation
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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.

Find Your Road Race

Author : Gianluca Domenicali
ISBN : 1389902161
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Italian/ English 25�20 cm Hard CoverCon pi� di 200 fotografie il libro tiene traccia degli ultimi 5 anni sui tracciati di alcune delle Road Races pi� famose: Tourist Trophy, North West 200, Ulster GP, Manx GP, Classic & Post TT Races."Avrei voluto una mappa che non si fosse basata solo sui racconti, sulle ricerche e sugli studi fatti. Da quel desiderio nasce questo libro che non vuol esser una guida, ma semplicemente un indicatore, come lo � il segnale di una curva per un pilota: "questo � quello che ti troverai davanti". Tutto qui, ne pi� ne meno. Le Road Races, sono diametralmente opposte alla corse su pista, ci sono decine di punti per assaporare una sola curva. Comprate una mappa, una radio, e ricordate che l'elicottero segue la testa della corsa. Le foto sono in ordine di percorrenza . Seguite il vostro istinto e vedete il pi� possibile. Lasciatevi ispirare e cercate il vostro luogo preferito trovate la vostra strada... find your Road Race."Featuring over 200 photographs the book charts the last 5 years around some of the most famous Road Races: Tourist Trophy, North West 200, Ulster GP, Manx GP, Classic & Post TT Races."I wanted a map that was not just based on hearsay, research, and inquiries.That's where this book comes from, it's not a guide, it's simply a hint. As a marker flag it's just going to show you what you'll probably see there. Nothing more, nothing less.Road Races are completely different from track racing, there are many ways to witness a single spot. Buy a map and a radio, remember that the helicopter always follows the head of the race.The photos are presented in race order. Trust your gut instincts and see as much as possible. Let yourself be inspired and look for your favourite place, find your ROAD race."

Santa Monica

Author : Paula A. Scott
ISBN : 0738524697
Genre : History
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An icon of Southern California and one of America's most imaginative and vibrant cities--the fitting destination at the end of Route 66--Santa Monica lies on the brink of the West and is known throughout the nation for its beaches and its Hollywood A-list locals With a foundation built by the Gabrielino Indians and molded by Spanish and Mexican land grants, railroad battles, and a constant influx of settlers, Santa Monica became an oceanside haven for actors and airplane companies, road races and ranchers.

Faster Road Racing

Author : Pfitzinger, Pete
ISBN : 9781450470452
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In Faster Road Racing: 5K to Half Marathon, renowned running authority Pete Pfitzinger and Running Times senior writer Philip Latter present training plans for the most popular race distances as well as advice on recovery, cross-training, nutrition, tapering, and masters running.

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