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Umberto Maglioli
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Umberto Maglioli was an Italian driver who specialized in sports car racing in locales like Mexico, Le Mans, and Sebring, Florida. Maglioli competed in the most well-known international sports car races like Le Mans and Sebring International. He never had the success as a Formula 1 driver as he found as a lead footed driver of Ferraris and other marque sports cars.
Mike Parkes
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Mike Parkes was injured severely in 1967 when his Ferrari slipped on oil laid down by a BRM driven by Jackie Stewart. Parkes never recovered fully but he did return to racing in 1970. He worked as an engineer for Ferrari and Lancia before he was killed in Turin, Italy when his Lancia car ran into a lorry. He began his racing career and had many great runs at Silverstone, Goodwood, etc.
Willy Kamikaze Mairesse
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Williy Mairesse drove a works Ferrari as a sports car racer and Formula 1 driver beginning in 1960. He sustained injuries in a wreck at the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans, France in 1968. Race observers believe the severity of his injuries may have caused his suicide the following year. Mairesse ended his life in an Osten Belgium hotel room. His legacy is one of versatility and steely determination.
Ludovico Scarfiotti
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Ludovico Scarfiotti was a talented mid 20th century Formula 1 and sports car driver from Lodi, Italy. He ran Le Mans, Sebring, the Grand Prix circuit and was an excellent hill climber in Europe. Unfortunately his early demise occurred while he was participating in the European hill climbing championship near Berchtesgaden, Germany. He also raced NASCAR including the Rockingham 500 race of 1963.
Jo Bonnier
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Jo Bonnier was a versatile driver who began racing motorcycles when he was only seventeen. In sports car and F1 events Jo drove Lolas, BRMs, Porsches (beginning in 1961) and Coopers. Considered an athlete before his time because of his leadership in driver/constructors affairs, he also raced ubiquitously over three decades. It is unfortunate for the racing world that his life was so very short.
Jose Froilan Gonzalez
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Jose Froilan Gonzalez was like a meteor that flashed in the sport of international racing in the 1950s. The Buenos Aires native competed for 11 years. He won the British Grand Prix in 1951 and 1954. The former race was especially important in his career. It was the first victory for Ferrari in Formula1. Gonzalez began grand prix racing as a Maserati driver, switching to Ferrari soon after, in 1951
Eugenio Castellotti
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Eugenio Castellotti was a skilled racer whose career began in Italy's famed Mille Miglia in 1951. He entered a Ferrari that he had purchased from a local benefactor, leaving the Brescia ramp at 3:30 am in the morning on race day. The scion of a wealthy Lodi, Italy family, Eugenio raced Lancia cars until the marque merged with Scuderia Ferrari in late 1955. From 1956- January '57 he raced Ferraris.
Luigi Musso
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Luigi Musso was at once an Italian race driver and playboy. He dated playgirl/writer Doris Lilly (author of How To Marry A Millionaire) and beautiful Italian actress Fiamma Breschi. Musso was unfortunately one of many casualties of the sport he loved best. He died at Reims, France early in the 1958 French Grand Prix. Breschi held his hand in the hospital before trying suicide the same day.
Richie Ginther
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Phil Hill and Richie Ginther were Ferrari works drivers in the early 1960s, two of the three principal drivers of the Dino Shark-nosed cars entered in Formula 1 events by Maranello boss Enzo Ferrari. Though Ginther was never a World Champion like Hill, he nevertheless played a significant role in the European type of racing. In fact when Richie retired he settled in France where he died in 1989.
Giancarlo Baghetti
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Giancarlo Baghetti raced neck and neck with American driver Dan Gurney's Porsche at the Formula 1 Reims Grand Prix in 1961. Finally, on the penultimate lap Gurney pulled ahead, only to be repassed by Giancarlo's Ferrari in the final yards of the event. Baghetti became one of three drivers to win his first World Championship race. Giancarlo proved that he could defeat his most skilled competitors.
The Life and Times of a Jaguar Apprentice
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An actual snapshot in time of a Jaguar Apprentice's journey in the 1960's. Good life lessons for all youngsters are prevalent throughout the pages.
Andre Pilette
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Andre Pilette might be considered a footnote in Formula 1 history, as he entered a fair number of races for which he failed to qualify, especially later in his career. During the mid 1950s the Belgian racer was an important members of Team Gordini along with his countryman Paul Frere. Andre's final races were run for Equipe Scirocco Belge. The Scirocco 02 was fitted with a Climax V8 engine.
Peter Collins
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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.
Alan Stacey
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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.
Jo Siffert
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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.
Piers Courage
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Piers Courage might have won many races in Formula 1 had he joined Scuderia Ferrari, the famous team which courted him to drive for them in 1970. Yet he elected to stay with Frank Williams and De Tomaso, and he soon met a frightful end. My e-book discusses Piers' career from the time he met Williams at Mallory Park in 1961. The text was written from news clippings and various other sources.
Peter Arundell Lotus Formula One Driver & British Touring Car Racer
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Before Lewis Hamilton's 2007 debut in Formula One Peter Arundell had the most successful start of any driver. Hamilton's two podium appearances in his first three races tied the achievement formally owned solely by Arundell. An intense competitor Peter was as adept at Goodwood meets in the early '60s as he was in Grand Prix racing. My e-book was researched from vintage newspapers and books.
Masten Gregory Formula One And Indy Driver From Kansas, U.S.A.
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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.
Alberto Ascari
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Some racing fans recall Alberto Ascari primarily for his wreck at the harbor during the 1955 Grand Prix of Monaco. His Lancia went into the water and fortunately he escaped unscathed following the accident. Alberto was a racer's racer. He won back to back world Formula 1 titles that were sandwiched between his appearance in the 1952 Indy 500. Unfortunately he became a victim of the sport he loved.
Mercedes-Benz, SLK R172
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The SLK R172 is the latest version of the successful Mercedes small sports car series. This fascinating and informative reference book gives a complete overview of its history from the SLK200 to the SLK55 AMG.it comes with superb photography, a comprehensive buyer's guide and continues with detailed explanations of the car's many features and a full list of its technical specifications.

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