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F1 Mavericks

The Men and Machines that Revolutionized Formula 1 Racing

George Levy

F1 Mavericks is the story of the grandest, most influential, and most fondly remembered era in Formula 1 racing as seen through the lens of master motorsports photographer, Pete Biro.

Every chapter is a photographic account of important races throughout the period, supplemented with sidebars featuring key designers and technologies, like wings, ground effect, slick tires, turbochargers, and the Brabham “fan” suction car. F1 Mavericks is an international story, and includes designs from Japan (Honda), Britain (McLaren, Tyrrell, Cooper, BRM) Italy (Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo), France (Matra, Ligier, Renault), Germany (Porsche, BMW) and the United States (Eagle, Shadow, Penske, Parnelli).

Strap yourself in for the story of the greatest era in Formula 1 racing–it’s all here in F1 Mavericks.

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MAGNETO #2

Summer 2019

 

 

 

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BOB GURR: Legendary Imagineer

Life and Times – Disney and Beyond

You may know Bob Gurr as the man behind the Monorail or the architect of Disneyland.           In this new book he tells the whole fascinating story of his life and career.

 

 

 

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TWICE AROUND THE CLOCK         The Yanks at Le Mans

Tim Considine

 

This multi-volume, unapologetically chauvinistic personal history of the more than 320 American drivers and the American cars that have participated in what National Geographic, in their 10 Best of Everything book, has called “the world’s greatest sporting event,” the oldest, longest, most challenging and most famous road race of all, the epic 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Overview: 

Beautifully illustrated and spanning from the first “Grand Prix d’Endurance de 24 Heures,” in 1923, to present day,

 Twice Around the Clock: The Yanks at Le Mans is told primarily from the point of view of America’s motorsports heroes, as much as possible in their own voices, from interviews conducted over 25 years. These personal stories are framed by a narrative to set the stage, year by year. Obviously, it would be impossible to tell every participant’s story in detail, but each and all are included and the depth of attention given, determined as much by entertainment value as historical importance.

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The FERRARI 550 and 575

Road and Race Car Legends

Nathan Beehl

This book tells, for the first time, the complete story of the 550 and 575 road cars and their variants, including the 550barchetta and the Superamerica.

This book also includes the complete competition histories of the Prodrive and privately-built and raced 550s, and Ferrari’s own 575 race cars.

Their successes on the race tracks of the world are recounted with first-hand accounts from drivers, team members and other personnel. An exhaustive list of race results is also included.

This book has more than 260 pages, amply illustrated with more than 400 colour and b/w photos, technical analysis and a listing of 6000 known chassis numbers.

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DAN GURNEY NOSTALGIE

Phil Henney

This book is not a biography, it is a remembrance of the extraordinary life and accomplishments of an American Racing Icon with whom I had the opportunity to be associated in one of his greatest Victories: Famous Endurance Race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967. DVD included in each book.

 

 

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AN AMERICAN RACER

Michael Argetsinger

Bobby Marshman and the Indianapolis 500

In a fine narrative of Marshman’s meteoric rise to the top of American championship racing, author Argetsinger captures the amazing career of one of America’s greatest talents behind the wheel, whose life was sadly cut short by a tragic testing accident at Phoenix in November of 1964.

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Michael Schumacher:

A Life in Pictures

Pino Allievi

Michael Schumacher: the greatest of all time. A champion with a reputation founded on records, the man who has brought most glory to Ferrari in the modern era. With a dramatic coda to the story that we like to think of as a pit stop before a return to the race, to normality. Michael Schumacher enthralled a generation of fans, but not all the episode in his remarkable career are widely known. While it is true that it is in the nooks and crannies of life great novels are born, in this book there is a search for that which in the emphasis on celebration and success has gone unnoticed, painting a picture of a Schumacher full of enthusiasm but with a degree of fragility. The man behind the driver, with his loves, his manias, his passion concealed behind a veil of stubborn reserve that is by no means violated but rather observed from a certain distance, over time, in all its guises and nuances.

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IMSA 1969-1989

Mitch Bishop

The inside story of how John Bishop built the world’s greatest sportscar racing series

Fifty years ago, a new sanctioning body emerged at a pivotal moment in motorsports history. Racing was on the upswing. New tracks were being built all across the U.S., imported cars from Europe and Japan were flooding the market, designers were pushing limits and drivers were looking for an opportunity to race for more than just a trophy. Into this void stepped John Bishop with a fledgling organization called IMSA that offered competitive, professional racing in a friendly atmosphere and carried a new message: Racing with a Difference.

In this behind the scenes book, Mitch Bishop and Mark Raffauf tell the inside story of how IMSA became a global powerhouse in just a few short years. It covers John Bishop’s early life, his years at the SCCA and tells the story of how IMSA grew from humble beginnings in 1969 into the Camel GT Series, a circuit that became the most popular form of professional sports car racing in the world. Interviews with many of the top drivers, team owners, car builders and others from the era helped shape this book, which also includes hundreds of never-before-published photos.

The first twenty years of IMSA’s history deliver fascinating stories of vision, innovation, common sense leadership and overcoming personal tragedy. Bishop and IMSA left an enormous imprint on the racing world and changed thousands of lives. This book is a must-read, for those interested in how it all happened and in learning critical management lessons still applicable in today’s motor racing world.

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Vintage Bentleys in Australia

Clare Hay Bob Watson Phillip Schudmak Tony Johns

Vintage Bentleys were made in limited numbers by the original Bentley company in London between 1921 and 193, when it was under the direction of Walter Owen (WO) Bentley. At the time these cars were among the most desirable, charismatic and successful sporting vehicles of the era. Their crowning competition successes were winning the LeMans 24 hour endurance race five times between 1924 and 1930.

This book is the story of his cars that have come to Australia, of the enthusiasts who have owned them and of the club that was established to keep them running. A detailed register is included of the 152 vintage Bentleys that came to Australia.

Published by the Bentley Drivers Club of Australia, Vintage Bentleys in Australia includes the history of the club and its members since it was founded in 1956. The book is the modest contribution to the centenary of the founding of the original Bentley company in 1919.

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LEGACY OF JUSTICE

An American Family Story

Ed Justice, Jr.  Tom Madigan

Ed Justice, Sr. and his family epitomized the struggle of moving West, searching for a better life and hitting the big time using good old-fashioned Yankee ingenuity and guts. There is not a car person in the world who doesn’t know about Justice Brothers’ products and the steeped tradition the company has in the racing world.

This book tells the story of the Justice family and their rise from the heartland of the United States to the racetracks of the world and in the process, they built an international lubricants company. Legacy of Justice/An American Family Story covers over 100 years of history during a time that has been called the “golden era” of racing. The racing story line is accompanied with the current affairs in the world at the time. Authors Tom Madigan and Ed Justice, Jr. spent over five years constructing the story using first-person interviews and information from the extensive Justice family archives. Through their research they uncovered many forgotten stories that are now recorded for future generations.

Hardcover, 9” x 12”, 496 pages
● Over 540 photographs, many never seen
● Full-color from front cover to back
● Foreword by Dan Gurney & Parnelli Jones
● Printed on the highest quality paper stock
● Interviews with multiple icons of racing
● Over 100 years of American, automotive & racing history

 

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RWB Life After Birth

Chern Wong

RAUH-Welt Begriff

Volume 1 – Life after Birth

The vision of Nakai-san is solely responsible for a distinctive style of Porsche modification that has become a sensation throughout the world. All RWB builds are performed by Nakai-san alone, and thus rare, cool, exclusive and al little edgy.

This book focuses on the build of RWB Southern Cross, with more than 300 pages of high-quality photography that deliver an up-close-and personal view to the build process and beyond, from Nakai-san’s arrival in Australia to the World Time Attack Challenge in Sydney.

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GENTLEMAN HEROES:YU 3250

The First Blower Bentley and The Men Who Made it Happen

This beautiful book tells the story of the birth of the infamous Blower Bentley, through the life of the first ever example – YU 3250. Starting with W.O. Bentley and his band of brothers, we join them at the end of the Great War, following them from the prototype 3 Litre through to the Bentley Boys and other notable investors, before Tim Birkin takes on the production of his Blower project at Welwyn.

Extensively researched by Bentley authority Clare Hay and written by Giles Chapman, this hard-back book offers a wealth of period and contemporary photos, documenting the life of the most famous Bentley of all.

Hardcover in slipcase

Limited edition of 1000

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PORSCHE 911- THE AIR COOLED YEARS 1989-1994

Andreas Gabriel Tobias Kindermann

Following the book about the g model, ‘Porsche 911 – aircooled years 1974-1989,’ published in 2017, the authors now deal in depth with the Porsche 964.

This model line became one of the most important in the car’s history because the 911 with its air-cooled boxer engine threatened in the mid-1980s to drift into the long grass in terms of technology. The heating problem seemed about to be the downfall of the automobile that to this day has been the most important car Porsche has ever made. But its makers were not going to let that happen. Even without official instructions, and with the threat of impending dismissal, they continued their development work with a view to eliminating the 911’s few weak points. The result was impressive. In 1988 the 964 series with its state-of-the-art technology catapulted the 911 concept into modernity.

The 911 Carrera 4, the first-ever production model all wheel drive sports car, was indeed way ahead of its time, and to this day the 964 remains one of the most popular Porsches ever, combining mature and reliable technology with safe handling characteristics and a fascinating engine sound. The author Andreas Gabriel was again able to interview the man who from 1979 on played a leading role in championing the 911’s survival and made his mark on the 964 range.

The book presents each and every model in the series. In addition to detailed buying advice and price trends in recent years, the book takes an in-depth look at all of the specials, some details of which are unknown even to experts. For this book project Porsche once more opened its historic archives, thereby enabling inter alia previously unseen photos from the 964’s development phase to be published. The internationally recognized Porsche expert Tobias Kindermann has also compiled for the book an exclusive technology and statistics section about all Porsche 964s made between 1989 and 1994.

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PORSCHE SPORT 2018

Tim Upietz, Björn Upietz

The 26th edition of this annual matches its predecessors in every aspect. This year, once again, every enthusiastic fan of thus successful publication will benefit from the many years of experience of countless well-known motorsport photographers from all over the world, the entertaining and informative pieces by internationally renowned journalists and the accuracy with which the detailed Porsche statistics were put together for every race this year. For some, ‘Porsche Sport 2018’ is a continuation of their collection that they simply can’t do without. For others, it represents what the legendary German sports car really stands for: ‘pure motorsport’.
This year’s stroke of genius convinces once again with 288 uniquely designed pages. The approximately 900 full-colour images, some of them printed in large size on a spread page, stand out for their brilliant quality and document the racing action from start to finish. All Porsche one-make series, Carrera Cups, GT3 Cup Challenges, the Mobil 1 Supercup, the WEC and all the endurance races like the 24-hour races at Le Mans, Nürburgring, Dubai, Daytona, or Spa have been covered in this book. Comprehensive statistics and results of the various series round out the book and allow everyone to acknowledge the achievements of the successful sports car brand once again

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MILLE MIGLIA1947-1956 ORIZZONTE PERDUTO / LOST HORIZON

Carlo Dolcini

Limited print Run of 900 copies

From this book a renewed story of the Mille Miglia comes out. There are 960 pages and 386 images (almost all unpublished) that highlight, as never before, the heart of the Mille Miglia. Published, once unveiled in the S. Eufemia Archive (Mille Miglia Museum), are the unreleased partial time charts and the final rankings from 1947 to 1956 of the most famous road race. Through the story of the sportive events we tried to understand why the drivers, whichever the vehicle driven was, a Fiat Topolino or a Ferrari, raced for an authentic, tragic, eternal love of the road.

 

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MILLE MIGLIA’S CHASSIS

The Ultimate Opus

Carlo Dolcini

Limited print Run of 1500 copies

Dedicated to the cars that have run the Mille Miglia, with photos and documents which document their participation. It is an ambitious project, the first of its kind and will be developed in a series of 10 volumes. Each car that participated in the Mille Miglia from 1927 to 1957 is presented through two tables: one covers all the original Mille Miglia in which it took part, a second table covers subsequent events related to the  Mille Miglia. A third table includes the categories to which the car belongs according to AUTOMOTIVE MASTERPIECES and includes all the races and events in which the car has taken part all over the world over the years. In addition, the cars that have participated since 1958 at continuation and classic  Mille Miglia events appear in another section of the book. In the first volume: 49 cars that took part in the original editions of the race and 42 of those taking part in the subsequent events related to the  Mille Miglia from 1958 to today.
The book will be published entirely by AUTOMOTIVE MASTERPIECES under the patronage of the Mille Miglia Museum, written by Sandro Binelli. To increase the reading experience in the book, each car will have its own QR code, allowing a digital extension never seen before to even more historical details.
MILLE MIGLIA’S CHASSIS marks the beginning of a unique collection for the serious collector and historian, “something to have” for the enthusiast  who wants to have all the cars that took part in the Mille Miglia in his library!

 

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From Send to Syracuse –

The History Of Connaught

Graham Rabagliati

The Start of Britain’s Grand Prix Dominance

In the mid-1950s racing still took place in time-honoured fashion, when two vintage 1938 converted buses were used to transport the Connaught Grand Prix cars 2,000 miles from Send to Syracuse, and a team of just eight watched Tony Brooks cover 70 laps in the Connaught ‘B’ Type before taking a well-deserved victory against stiff opposition, the first such win for a British car and driver since 1924.

At Syracuse in 1955, Tony Brooks, driving a works Connaught , won a major Continental Formula One Grand Prix for the first time since Sir Henry Segrave won the San Sebastian Grand prix for Sunbeam in 1924, ,defeating the works team of five Maseratis on their home ground, and from that moment on , the face of Formula One was changed, leading to the great domination in the years ahead of the British teams and the British motor racing industry

You have only to read both Jenks’ contemporary reports of the Mille Miglia , and then of the Syracuse GP, to understand how he appreciated the magnitude and significance of Tony Brooks’ achievement. Not only did a young dental student leap out of the unknown into history, but the long trip down to Syracuse for the Connaught mechanics in their ancient bus cum transporter , was a “ Boys’ Own” story in itself

With the psychological barrier broken, just as in athletics , when Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile, the other British marques, Vanwall, BRM, Cooper and Lotus thereafter took a quantum leap forward, and from 1955 onwards, Britain all but never looked back.

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Berlinetta 60’s

Exceptional Italian Coupés of the Sixties

Christian Descombes Xavier de Nombel

Following his portraits of the coupés of the 1950s published in 2017, Xavier de Nombel turns his  cameras to the ‘Sixties to bring us the most beautiful Berlinettas produced during that decade, which he has tracked down all over the world. From the fiery little Osca to the revolutionary Carabo, employing stunning photography, he presents his personal vision of a period in which styling gave way to design.

Around his personal favourites, Christian Descombes relates the upheavals which Italian coachbuilding went through as it evolved from craftsmanship to industrial production, leaving behind its clientele of well-off enthusiasts to offer its expertise to the major international car makers. Giorgetto Giugiaro, undoubtedly one of the leading players in this period, shares a remarkable account from inside, bringing to light the expressions of Italian automotive design since the post-war years.

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PORSCHE IN THE MONTE CARLO RALLY 1952-1982

Patrick Dasse Maurice Louche

In 1968, exactly 50 years ago, Porsche won the Monte Carlo Rally for the first time.

That is more than enough reason to take a look back at the Porsche cars that have taken part in the most famous rally in the world.

The very first Porsche team entered the rally in 1952. However, in the overall classification the very particular regulations of the rally, which employed various handicaps and coefficients designed to level out the differences between the cars, made a final placing in the middle of the field the only possibility for the teams driving Porsches. It was 1956 before the first Porsche team could celebrate a class win. Class wins followed in 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966 and 1967.

In 1968 the Automoblie-Club de Monaco changed the regulations and ditched all manner of handicap and coefficient, allowing the fastest team to win. From that moment Porsche teams had a genuine chance of an overall win. Vic Elford and David Stone grabbed the opportunity in 1968 and presented Porsche with its first Monte Carlo Rally overall victory. The victories continued, with overall wins in 1969 and 1970, after which Porsche endured a long dry spell before the champagne corks could be popped again – due in part to Porsche’s withdrawal of its official works teams from motorsport at the end of 1971. It took until 1978 before Porsche could record another Monte win, achieved by the privateer team of Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Vincent Laverne in a Porsche 911. Porsche teams returned to winning ways, taking class wins in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982.

This book in three languages (French – English – German) contains photographs, which we are delighted to be able to reproduce here, from every Porsche team that immortalised itself in the race classifications of the Monte Carlo Rally between the years 1952 and 1982.

 Hardcover, 2 volumes in a slip-case
Pages: 912 pages
Illustrations: 348 in colour and 535 black-and-white images
Languages: English, French and German

 

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GOLDENROD

The Resurrection of America’s Speed King

John Baechtel

The Definitive History of GOLDENROD – America’s Iconic Land Speed Record Holder

Discover the REAL Story of this Land Speed Legend and Its Restoration..
A full color 300-page collector’s quality hardcover book celebrating the restoration and world record setting achievements of an authentic American legend.
 
Record Breaking Secrets Revealed
Unseen Original Plans & Blueprints
Full Color Teardown & Rebuild Photos
Full Aerodynamic Development Details
Inside the Chrysler Race Hemi Engines
Official FIA Record Documentation
 

Veteran Author and 200 MPH Club Member John Baechtel has written a full color, photo-rich book on the restoration and detailed history of the car.

It includes full coverage of the restoration effort, rare family photos, original plans and blueprints, Walter Korff’s complete aerodynamic development report, a special section on the modified Chrysler Race Hemi engines, the air scoop controversy, plus a detailed timeline of the record attempt.

No effort has been spared to produce this hardbound collector’s quality account of the Goldenrod and the Summers Brothers’ stunning land speed record achievement.

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Alfa Romeo Tipo 105

Patrick Dasse

6 new books on the Alfa Romeo Tipo 105 cars are now available.

The books contain solely contemporary photographs, which for the most part are published here for the first time, documenting the different variants of the models Giulia, Giulia GT, Spider, Montreal and Junior Z.
A further book is dedicated to Arese works.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia

 

Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Montreal

 

Alfa Romeo Junior z

 

Alfa Romeo Arese

 

 

 

Gentleman Heroes:

YU 3250 – The First Blower Bentley and The Men Who Made it Happen 

Giles Chapman Clare Hay

This beautiful book tells the story of the birth of the infamous Blower Bentley, through the life of the first ever example – YU 3250. Starting with W.O. Bentley and his band of brothers, we join them at the end of the Great War, following them from the prototype 3 Litre through to the Bentley Boys and other notable investors, before Tim Birkin takes on the production of his Blower project at Welwyn.

Extensively researched by Bentley authority Clare Hay and written by Giles Chapman, this hard-back book offers a wealth of period and contemporary photos, documenting the life of the most famous Bentley of all.

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INSIDE TRACK

Phil Hill

Bookshop Edition

Phil Hill (1927-2008) was Ferrari’s 1961 Formula 1 World Champion Driver – and the first, and to date only, American-born sportsman to win world-class motor racing’s premier road racing title. He was also three-time winner of both the Le Mans 24-Hour and the Sebring 12-Hour races, twice-winner of the Buenos Aires and Nürburgring 1000Kms classics, and twice-winner of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix.

Through all his racing up to 1962  Phil Hill used his favoured Leica cameras “… to show the folks back home” the motor racing scene he so loved in fantastic quality colour.

BOOKSHOP EDITION

Reviewing the evocative years 1950 to 1962, the single volume Bookshop Edition covers 80 events with some 530 colour photographs, each captioned in Phil’s inimitable style and all beautifully laid out over 488 pages of the finest Italian art paper. The book is hardbound with a cloth case and a printed jacket, and will be delivered in a matching heavyweight slipcase.

The photographs themselves cover many of the most important events in Phil’s long and illustrious racing career, from his early successes in SCCA national races in the United States of America – at such venues as Pebble Beach, Elkhart Lake, Palm Springs, Sebring, Daytona and, of course Watkins Glen – through his breakout years onto the International scene in Europe and South America, to his hugely successful Championship-winning years with Ferrari.

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OTHER EDITIONS AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER.

COLLECTOR’S EDITION – two volumes, each of around 480 pages, covering all 90 events that Phil photographed between 1950 and 1962 and including his entire archive of over 1150 photographs, all captioned as above.

THE RACING AUTOBIOGRAPHY – the full story of Phil’s formative years and racing life, from his Californian childhood during the 1930s to the start of his later years as a much loved elder statesman of the American vintage and classic car movement.

 

METALSHAPING

The Lost Sheet Metal Machines

Timothy Paul Barton

FINALLY all SEVEN volumes

Volumes 5, 6 and 7 just released

Volumes 1 – 4  now available,  not seen since 2012.

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Volume #1

Volume #2

Volume #3

Volume #4

Volume #5

Volume #6

Volume #7

WHEN SEX WAS SAFE

Borrowing from racing legend Jackie Stewart’s famous line, ‘When sex was safe… and motor racing bloody dangerous’ tells the story behind the most thrilling, epic moments in racing history. Blending original photography with Czech artists Unique & Limited’s insanely detailed & breathtakingly beautiful original artworks the newest issue from Waft publishing house weaves a deeply immersive story for each event.

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PORSCHE THE ESSENTIALS

Arnaud Séné

PORSCHE the Essentials covers the 1950/1998 period, from the first 356 to the 993, last air cooled model. Each model is treated with precision in order to give the reader the main elements to help him choose, identify and authenticate every version. All the chassis VIN sequences, engine numbers, production data and technical characteristics are detailed for all models and all versions.

Photos for every member of the PORSCHE family. A great number of high quality, all new photos have been chosen to illustrate the book. General views, important details, photos of the chassis cold stampings, engine number and Vin plates are present to enable and guide the reader in the identification or the choice of his PORSCHE.

As always now, Arnaud Séné, with his 30 years of experience, after having scrutinized and valued more than 2.800 PORSCHE with a real passion for automobiles, has taken particular care in gathering, choosing and checking thousands of data on all PORSCHE, from the 356 (Pre A, A,B,C et Carrera)  to the “classic”  911, 914, 912, RS, 959, Turbo, SC, 3,2L, 964, 993…

“Useful for any « Classic » enthusiast wanting to have a global vision of the history and the evolution of the air cooled rear engined models of the make and indispensable to the serious enthusiast to perfectly authenticate a vehicle. In other terms : essential ”

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circuits

Grand Prix Circuits: Maps and statistics from every Formula One track

For the first time, the stories of every venue to host a Formula One World Championship race have been brought together with bespoke digital maps of each track to create the ultimate guide to the circuits of F1. Written by award-winning journalist Maurice Hamilton with a foreword from three-time World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart.

The book explores all 71 circuits that have hosted a Grand Prix, detailing each one’s history and heritage. It also includes contemporary photography and detailed maps created by Collins, the world-leading publisher of maps and atlases, making it an essential purchase or gift for any racing fan.

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