Brabham Ralt Honda the Ron Tauranac Story

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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

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Author: Jack Brabham,Doug Nye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781862056510

Category: Automobile racing drivers

Page: 256

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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.

Books in Print

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 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.

March

The Rise and Fall of Motor Racing

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Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motor Racing Publications

ISBN: 9781899870547

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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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

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935007180

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 144

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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

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Author: Ian Wagstaff

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842464

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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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.

Cosworth

The Search for Power

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Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781844250158

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

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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.

Veda Orr's New Revised Hot Rod Pictorial

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Author: V. Orr

Publisher: Valueguide

ISBN: 9781588501530

Category: Transportation

Page: 88

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86 pages, 112 illustrations, size 7 x 10 inches. This reprint of the 1949 Floyd Clymer publication features images and data from the Dry Lakes Time Trials of 1946, 1947 and 1948 and is quite possibly the most comprehensive historical document ever published on early Hot Rodding and Land Speed racing. Out-of-print and unavailable for many years, this book is becoming increasingly more difficult to find on the secondary market and on the rare occasions a copy is offered for sale, it normally commands a price that is beyond the pocketbook of the average enthusiast. Consequently, VelocePress is pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all Hot Rod and Land Speed enthusiasts worldwide.

Formula One

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Author: Bob Judd

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 1628155647

Category:

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The Bedford VAL

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Author: Robert W. Berry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903016732

Category: Bedford buses

Page: 52

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The Complete Encyclopedia of Formula One

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Author: Bruce Jones

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781780971162

Category: Formula One automobiles

Page: 288

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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.

The Technique of Motor Racing

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Author: Piero Taruffi

Publisher: Bentley Pub

ISBN: 9780837602288

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 125

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In his prophetic foreword to "The Technique of Motor Racing," Fangio anticipates the importance Piero Taruffi's book would have for a generation of new drivers. Trained as both a racing driver and an industrial engineer, Taruffi provides a unique perspective on the art and science of motor racing. He drove for the work teams of Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, and others, in a career that spanned over 25 years and was crowned by his victory in the 1957 Mille Miglia. First published in 1959, "The Technique of Motor Racing" has become the standard by which other driving texts are measured.

Grand Prix Cars, 1945-1965

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Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motor Racing Publications

ISBN: 9781899870394

Category: Transportation

Page: 264

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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

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Author: Gordon Lomas,Stephen Sargeant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780670072897

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 339

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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.

Tuning for Speed

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Author: P. E. Irving,Floyd Clymer

Publisher: Veloce Enterprises, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781588501318

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

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294 pages, 130 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. In 1963, Temple Press UK published a revised and expanded 4th UK edition of 'Tuning for Speed' and, in 1965, they published a reprint of that 1963 edition. Both the 1963 and the 1965 publications are identical in content and contain 294 pages, a significant increase from the previous 208 page 1960 printing. With a total of 294 pages, the revised and expanded 4th UK edition is the most comprehensive of all of the 'Tuning for Speed' editions ever published. Earlier editions only stretched to 208 pages and later editions shrunk to 260 pages (or less) as what was thought to be 'dated information' was deleted from the contents. This 'dated information' is considered valuable today by those enthusiasts interested in vintage motorcycle tuning and modification. Consequently, this makes the revised 4th UK publication the most complete and desirable edition. Therefore, it is our pleasure to offer this reprint of the Floyd Clymer 'Revised 4th UK Edition or Second American Edition of 'Tuning for Speed' to motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide. 'Tuning for Speed' was originally published in 1948 and continuously reprinted and updated in order to keep pace with the constantly evolving range of British motorcycles and engines. While the primary focus of this publication is on 1965 and prior British motorcycles, the theory and engineering it contains is still applicable to the current crop of high revving imports. 'Tuning for Speed' is considered by many knowledgeable motorcycle enthusiasts to be one of the best books ever written on how to improve, modify and fine tune a motorcycle engine and it is often referred to as one of the 'top 10' classic motorcycle books. The Floyd Clymer association with this publication dates back to the early 1960's when he purchased the United States Publishing rights for 'Tuning for Speed' from Temple Press in the UK and, in 1967, Clymer published the 1st American edition of that title. However, by 1967, the Clymer publication had been preceded by 8 printings of the UK edition and was incorrectly identified by Clymer as a 9th edition. In fact, the 1967 Clymer publication is actually a reprint of the less desirable 208 page 1960 UK edition. However, in 1963, the 4th UK edition was revised and expanded to 294 pages (with a second identical re-print in 1965). Therefore, this 2nd American edition of the Floyd Clymer publication of 'Tuning for Speed' includes all of that valuable 'dated information' that was deleted from the later editions and is identical in all respects to the 294 page1963/1965 revised and expanded 4th UK edition - with the exception that 7 pages of UK-based advertising to the rear of the book are not included in the Clymer publication.

Alfa Romeo 1920-1940

A Brooklands Portfolio

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited

ISBN: 9781855209473

Category: Transportation

Page: 348

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The company that became Alfa Romeo in 1920 was founded as Societa Anonima Italiana Darracq in 1906 by the French automobile firm of Alexandre Darracq. When the company name was changed to Alfa Romeo car production started again with the Torpedo 20-30 which became the first car to carry the new logo. The company produced solid road cars as well as successful race cars. In 1932 Alfa Romeo was rescued by the Italian government and Alfa subsequently became a ‘national emblem’, and in the years between 1934 and 1939 they built 1,994 cars. A portfolio of road tests plus historical and contemporary articles drawn from the worlds leading motoring journals covering Alfa Romeo’s classic saloons, sports and racing cars produced between 1920 and 1940.