Brabham Ralt Honda the Ron Tauranac Story

Author: M. Lawrence

Publisher: Valueguide

ISBN: 9781588501592

Category: Transportation

Page: 290

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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 Jack Brabham Story

Author: Jack Brabham,Doug Nye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781862056510

Category: Automobile racing drivers

Page: 256

View: 2695

This title covers the career of Jack Brabham, 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 driver to win a World Title in a car bearing his own name.

Colin Chapman Wayward Genius

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited

ISBN: 9781855209503

Category: Transportation

Page: 276

View: 6956

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.

Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.


The Rise and Fall of Motor Racing

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motor Racing Publications

ISBN: 9781899870547

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 2413

By the mid-1980s, March Engineering was a dominant name in auto racing-of the the 33 cars to start the 1984 Indianapolis 500, 29 were built by March. Back in Europe, March was about to win the first of three Formula 3000 championships and return to Formula 1, where Jackie Stewart had recorded March's first Grand Prix victory in 1970. This biography of the team is a fascinating tale of achievement and downfall, documenting not only two decades of success, but the reasons for March's collapse in 1989.

McLaren from the Inside

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935007180

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 144

View: 5747

For fifty years, the name McLaren has been synonymous with winning. Founded by driver Bruce McLaren, the team scored its first Grand Prix win in 1968 and dominated the Can-Am sports-car series from 1967 to 1971. In the 1970s McLaren captured two Formula One titles and two victories at the Indianapolis 500. Even greater success followed in the ensuing decades as McLaren International. Today McLaren is one of the defining teams in Formula One, with a record of victories and championships rivaled only by Ferrari. Tyler Alexander was there from the very beginning. He was a founding member of Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd. in 1964, and was eventually named chief engineer and a team director. While Tyler played a critical role in creating its earliest cars, he was also recording the team's progress through hundreds of vivid photographs taken during spare moments at the track and behind the scenes in the McLaren factory. McLaren From the Inside collects the best of Alexander's behind-the-scenes photographs from two very different eras. Part I covers the team's formative years in the 1960s, through black-and-white shots of Bruce McLaren and company building, testing, and racing cars in England and around the world. Friends and competitors are also included, among them such great drivers as Jim Clark, Dan Gurney, and Jackie Stewart, as well as team leaders John Cooper, Carroll Shelby, and Colin Chapman. In Part II Alexander captures the high-tech, hypercompetitive atmosphere of today's Formula One scene, with images taken during the first decade of the 21st century of a new generation of driving talent, including Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Räikkönen, and others. Alexander's images also show the designers, engineers, and mechanics who have made McLaren such a successful motor racing team for so many years.--Publisher's description.

The British at Indianapolis

Author: Ian Wagstaff

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842464

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4007

A history of the British influence on the Indianapolis 500, including not only the drivers and cars, but the many others – mechanics, designers, and officials – who have been involved. The story is set out in a series of stand-alone chapters, with a wide variety of informative sidebars, and goes back 100 years to the early days of the race, through the British-led, rear-engined revolution of the 1960s to the present day.


The Search for Power

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781844250158

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

View: 4354

Cosworth Racing goes from strength to strength in the new century. Now controlled by Ford, it continues to build the finest racing engines in the world. Cosworth engines are being used by three Formula 1 teams - Jaguar, Jordan and Minardi - in 2003. The latest turbocharged V8 is used by every runner in the USA-based CART series. Cosworth Racing also builds winning engines for Ford's Focus WRC cars, and for the ambitious Aprilia racing motorcycle team. The fully updated fifth edition of this best-selling book tells the inside story.


The Story of Birmingham's Motor Race

Author: Sam S. Collins,David Page

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842421

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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The story of Superprix, Birmingham's very own road race – the subject of much controversy amongst residents of the city, politicians' and race fans alike.

The Complete Encyclopedia of Formula One

Author: Bruce Jones

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781780971162

Category: Formula One automobiles

Page: 288

View: 8870

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.

Formula One

Author: Bob Judd

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 1628155647


Page: N.A

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The Little Ferrari

Author: Doug Nye

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760320105

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 5205

In 1956, Enzo Ferrari's son Alfredino died and, in rememberance, Enzo named the Formula 2 V6 engine that he was working on after his son, calling it Dino. From then on, all V6 and V8 Ferrari engines were known as Dinos. There have been many such cars and engines bearing this honorable name. Dinos have powered three World Champions, numerous sports-racing car victories, and even two mountain championships. Four series of road cars have been so successful with their Dino power that they form the bulk of car sales in modern times for Ferrari. DINO is a full historical analysis of all these outstanding cars the like of which has never been researched and published before. Here, at last, true credit can be given to the Ferrari V6 and V8 cars, the cars of the princedom of Alfredino. The book contains heavily-detailed appendices, details on drivers and championships, and a wealth of road test material from the best accredited sources.

Grand Prix Cars, 1945-1965

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motor Racing Publications

ISBN: 9781899870394

Category: Transportation

Page: 264

View: 6607

This indispensible reference is a refreshing reminder of an era when great motor racing reputations were built. Mike Lawrence recalls not only charismatic marques like Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo from Italy; Mercedes-Benz and Porsche from Germany; and BRM, Lotus and Cooper from the UK - cars with which drivers like Fangio, Ascari, Moss and Hawthorne became international stars - but also the most obscure names like Clairmonte, Kieft, Stebro and Walker, all of which were part of the total GP scene. Grand Prix Cars 1945-65 is both an indispensible reference and compelling reading.

V8 Supercars

The Whole Story

Author: Gordon Lomas,Stephen Sargeant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780670072897

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 339

View: 5492

In 1997, Australia's high-profile touring-car formula became V8 Supercars, and the Australian motor-racing landscape changed forever. In the years since, the V8 category, based on home-grown vehicles and Australia's unique racetracks, has evolved from a local sport to an international spectacle dominated at this point by two manufacturers: Holden and Ford. Today, the series fields eighteen teams at each of the year's fourteen rounds. V8 Supercars - The whole story is an exciting and detailed history of the sport so far. It chronicles the key players, race circuits in Australia and overseas, political controversies, loyalty debates, team-ownership disputes and on-track clashes, and asks some important questions about the future. Gordon Lomas worked for New Limited for twenty-six years and has seen the development of V8 Supercars since its inception. Dirk Klynsmith's photographs cover the entire history of V8s and add colour and immediacy to the story. You'll also find thirteen Fact Pages at the back of the book, detailing all aspects of V8 motor-racing, from driver training, fitness and gear to what's in the cockpit and what happens during a pit stop. These pages give a new insight into the category, with exclusive behind-the-scenes images from a number of premier V8 Supercar teams.