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Northeast American Sports Car Races 1950-1959

Door Terry O' Neil

Categorie
Auto's & Autotechniek
Boeknummer
#197764
Titel
Northeast American Sports Car Races 1950-1959
Auteur
Neil, Terry O'
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Uitgeverij
Veloce Publishing Ltd
Jaar van uitgave
2010
ISBN10
1845842545
ISBN13
9781845842543
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting
The growth of sports car racing in Northeast America was not painless. Tragedy, mystery, subterfuge, intrigue, and an adherence to a particular club philosophy all featured in its story during the 1950s, when professionalism in the sport was always bubbling under the surface. The northeast area of America has long been considered the cradle of post World War II sports car racing; the Sports Car Club of America was founded there, and it was the entry point to America for a host of European sports cars. Early in the 1950s, road races had been permitted by some State authorities, but due to fatal accidents a ban on such racing came into effect. Forced to find alternative venues, the motor clubs were attracted to civil airports and a few military bases. But the drivers craved more challenging ... (Lees verder)venues on which to hone their skills. This resulted in a few individuals chancing their reputation - and a great deal of money - and opening purpose-built circuits. This book gives a unique insight into this intriguing journey through the decade. Extensively researched, the compelling story and stunning contemporary photos, many previously unpublished, paint a fascinating portrait of a nascent sport coming into its own.
Pagina's
432
Conditie
Nieuw
Prijs
€ 40,00

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