Lost In Time Formula 5000 In North America


John Zimmermann


During the 1960s and 1970s, American road racing flourished ,with hard-fought championships for the Can-Am, the Trans-Am and last but not least the Formula 5000 series. Built around the idea of a standard engine size for American V-8s, Formula 5000 attracted excellent entries from well-known teams such as Dan Gurney, Jim Hall, Carl Haas, Parnelli Jones, Roger Penske and Carl Hogan. The series led manufacturers to develop relatively affordable chassis designed to compete on the numerous North American road courses spread across the U. S. and Canada.

In this volume John Zimmermann’s excellent round-up of Formula 5000 provides the first comprehensive overview of all the elements of this great racing series. Fully researched and extensively illustrated provides an essential history for students of racing history and fans alike, a must for the true enthusiast.