Books tagged: sports car racing

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0-200, $3M
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,580. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Sports
This is a story about international sports car racing; books like this can get horribly technical, so this one is, possibly uniquely, told from a team sponsor's perspective. To enjoy this book it helps if words like Ferrari, Corvette, Porsche and Lamborghini make you salivate, but it isn't actually necessary. It's a glamorous, exciting story with much going on apart from the racing
The Racer’s Widow
Series: A Racer's Widow, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,490. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The racing industry has all types of people involved from the drivers to the mechanics even to the office support staff. The wives of those who travel, even if they aren’t drivers, call themselves racing widows. These are the women who stay home and raise their children. They shuttle the kids to preschool and soccer games and anything else. The Racer’s Widow is a story of one such family.
Taking a Chance / A Racer’s Widow Story
Series: A Racer's Widow, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,920. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Chance Sinclair works as a race engineer. His work is fast and exciting. Camryn Green is a single parent who works hard and doesn't have time for watching a car race. Chance invites Cam to see his world of racing. She invites him to her workplace. Who will win the battle of the better job? It might not matter in the end when they realize they have each other’s heart.
Masten Gregory Formula One And Indy Driver From Kansas, U.S.A.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Masten Gregory's greatest triumph came in the 1965 Le Mans 24 Endurance Race. Teamed with rookie, and future F1 World Champion Jochen Rindt, he drove a Ferrari that was an underdog at the beginning of the race. At Indianapolis Masten drove one of Mickey Thompson's cars, a small speedster. Gregory defied predictions that he would be killed imminently because of his aggressive driving style.
Marquis de Portago Spanish Ferrari Driver and Playboy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
Marquis de Portago was an all around athlete who competed in death defying sports like steeplechase, bobsled, and sports car racing. He had affairs with international celebrities like model Dorian Leigh and Mexican actress Linda Christian. From a family of Spanish aristocracy and the Count of Barcelona became the godfather of his children. My book was researched minutely from vintage newspapers.
Wolfgang von Trips German Ferrari Formula One Driver
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
I have researched my e-book using newspaper clipping, Life magazines, and more recent bound volumes that chronicle the racing career of Wolfgang von Trips. Coming into the final Grand Prix of 1961 von Trips was leading his teammate, Phil Hill, by the narrowest of margins. If the German placed between 1st and 3rd at Monza, site of the Italian Grand Prix, he would win the coveted world championship.
Mario de Araujo Cabral The First Portuguese Formula One Driver
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » History » European
Mario de Araujo Cabral is not well known in Formula One history except perhaps in his own country. The Portuguese driver has been forever linked to a lap 5 incident at the 1959 Portuguese GP in which he pulled his Cooper into another Cooper driven by F1 points leader Jack Brabham. Mario failed to qualify for another F1 Grand Prix unti 1964. He did race more successfully in sports cars until 1975.
Jo Siffert
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Jo Siffert is among the fastest F1 and sports car drivers to ever compete internationally. He went very far with a sparse amount of quality automotive equipment during a short but very successful career. His 1968 British Grand Prix victory in a Rob Walker entered BRM remains the last independent entry to win a Formula One race. Had Jo lived he would likely have joined a factory team in Formula 1.
Alan Stacey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Alan Stacey was among the talented drivers who drove for Lotus in the late 1950s and 1960s. The most famous of these was Jim Clark of Scotland. Stacey overcame a great handicap that left him without a lower right leg after a motorcycle accident at 17. His cars were equipped with a special throttle to compensate for this. Stacey's promising career was ended in a fatal wreck at Spa in June 1960.
Peter Collins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Peter Collins was the son of a garage owner who began racing after being suspended from school. He apprenticed with his father and started entering cars in local events. By 1956 he was racing works Ferraris for Enzo Ferrari. Peter's new home was a villa across from the Ferrari factory in Modena. In two years time he had won multiple sports car races and 3 F1 events at Reims, Silverstone and Spa.