Motor Racing in the 70’s


Carlos A. De Paula


Pivoting from Romantic to Organized

Motor Racing in the 70s has 242 photographs from a large number of countries and categories, many of them rare and part of private collections. This is a reference book on global motor racing activities in the 1970s which strives to provide much obscure information, analysis and data on single seater, touring car, GT and sports car circuit racing and hill climbs during the decade. In addition to Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 5000, NASCAR, Can-Am, Interserie, World Manufacturers Championship, Lower Formulae, European Touring Car Championship, Formula Indy, IMSA, SCCA, British Club Racing, and much more is covered, including huge lists of venues, drivers and car manufacturers not available elsewhere. The domestic scenes and venues in 85 countries in all inhabited continents are discussed, in addition to a new section on standalone races and short series, providing much surprising information. Truly a must-have for any motor racing fan, thousands of new pieces of information have been added to the 472-page, 180,000 word book. The car maker section has been upgraded, identifying in which countries different brands raced. The list of champions worldwide has also been greatly expanded, making this reference work even more invaluable to the true racing enthusiast than the first edition. Thousands of drivers from over 85 countries are covered. Learn more about Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt, Niki Lauda, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Richard Petty, Jacky Ickx, Jackie Stewart, Rick Mears, Peter Gregg, Brian Redman, Derek Bell, Henri Pescarolo, Cale Yarborough, Jochen Rindt, Jack Brabham, Mark Donohue, Peter Revson, Denis Hulme, Nelson Piquet. Tons of statistics specific to the decade, an analysis how racing developed from a romantic to an organized activity during the era, incisive commentary on financial issues, sponsors, non-driver personalities, female racers, media, year-by-year highlights. Hundreds of sources have been consulted in over 12 languages, and much of the information covered is available for the first time in English.