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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 21 Jan 2014 - 3:58

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 21 Jan 2014 - 9:20

Richard Coxon wrote:
Just want to say Gui, What a great book! Only read 2 chapters (About Lola and March) And its been so insightful and informative, So many great pictures too!

I recommend to anyone, if you like IMSA GTP cars, This is a great book to buy. You won't regret it.  :top: 
Told ya  :D 

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Fri 14 Feb 2014 - 19:16



http://fingerprint.typepad.com/jade_gurss_blog/2014/02/beast-unveiled.html

Released in April, it could be interesting for IndyCar fans.
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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Mon 14 Apr 2014 - 22:25

Found this today in a second hand bookshop.

From 1966 and in great condition. Only £1.50 too, Well pleased  :D 


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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Mon 24 Nov 2014 - 16:06

This just arrived at my place recently. Very thick book about the Bettenhausens. No clue when I will find the time to read it, but it is apparently very well written. By the same guy who did the Indianapolis yearbooks.



Also on the way is "A Month at the Brickyard" -- a 1977 account of the month of May for Johnny Parsons. 


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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Mon 24 Nov 2014 - 20:56

These are three I enjoyed a lot: the biography of Gilles Villeneuve. The quote in my signature comes from this book.




Mon ami mate: a double biography of Michael Hawthorne and Peter Collins




The Power Game: a history of F1. The story at the beginning of how Ecclestone lobied to postpone tobaco advertising and the outcome made me wet my pants.




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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 14:31

I am currently reading Black Noon by Art Garner; about three quarters of the way through.
It was published last year and tells the story of the 1964 Indy 500.  I've always been curious about the events leading up to the Sachs-MacDonald crash because there has been so much myth and misinformation surrounding it over the years.  Garner clears away all that BS and provides a detailed, well-researched account of the month of May in 1964. The back story of the race alone is really a great read. The front-engined roadsters versus the rear-engined "funny cars", alcohol versus gasoline, Firestone versus Goodyear, etc. Sachs and MacDonald are profiled throughout; two very different people who were after the same goal. I highly recommend this book.




Eddie Sachs, the Clown Prince of Racing, as he was called.


Dave MacDonald, sports car star from California, and the unusual Thompson-Ford.

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 14:45

1964


2015


Not unusual, but a car from the future Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 15:01

Please do not mistake cars and crapwagons, they are different entities Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 15:21

Black Noon is a great book. I also recommend Beast after that, the story of the 1994 Indy 500.

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 15:23

Alberto Ibañez wrote:
Please do not mistake cars and crapwagons, they are different entities Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 15:48

Jason White wrote:
Alberto Ibañez wrote:
Please do not mistake cars and crapwagons, they are different entities Evil or Very Mad

Amen

They are called Indycars ... :jp:

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 16:03

Timo Vermeersch wrote:
Jason White wrote:
Alberto Ibañez wrote:
Please do not mistake cars and crapwagons, they are different entities Evil or Very Mad

Amen

They are called Indycars ... :jp:

Licensing a name does not a race car make.

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 16:24

Indycars were the beautiful machines raced in the early 90s, the sublimation of the american racing concept. What is raced nowadays in tracks that formerly saw so many glorious sundays is ... a rolling disgrace study

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 17:50



:top: :top: :top: :top: :top:
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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 17:51

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absolute my favorite

Read this a while back, and yes, it is excellent.  The section on Suzy Miller and Richard Burton was a bit more than I wanted to know, but that was my only gripe  Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Tue 31 Mar 2015 - 20:11

Bought this one 2 yrs ago..some nice info in it.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Wed 8 Apr 2015 - 0:31

Finished Black Noon, now moving on to "A Month at the Brickyard"


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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Sat 1 Aug 2015 - 15:40

Just bought the 1984 le Mans book for 40€ when the thing is hard to find under 100€. Still missing the 1983,1985 and 1986 editions which I still haven't found under 250€

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Sat 1 Aug 2015 - 16:14

Bargain! :top

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Sat 8 Aug 2015 - 7:52

Guillaume Siebert wrote:
Just bought the 1984 le Mans book for 40€ when the thing is hard to find under 100€. Still missing the 1983,1985 and 1986  editions which I still haven't found under 250€

I Got the 1978 Le Mans book from a charity shop for £2 Bargain :banane:

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PostSubject: Re: Our favorite racing books/biographies   Mon 10 Aug 2015 - 21:19

Can-Am in details


http://www.bullpublishing.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=131&affillink=MulsannesCorner

A Book i've been interested in since i had to make a scale model car of a McLaren M8D (not finished)

nice book and nice price $395.00 !!!

and an other wanted one Porsche 917 * 17

http://www.bullpublishing.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=122

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