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Spindown
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 85,570. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Mel Stern’s days as a top-level motorcycle trials rider are over. He has built a successful motorcycle dealership and is determined for his family to make an impression amongst his affluent middle-class neighbours who are colonizing the country village where he lives.
Cliff Allison British Ferrari Driver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Cliff Allison is an important figure in Formula 1 and sports cars despite having an abbreviated racing career. He began racing Cooper Formula 3 cars at Charterhall, Scotland in 1952. It took three years to gain the attention of Lotus boss Colin Chapman. By 1958 he joined Lotus as Graham Hill's teammate. In 1959 Cliff was recruited as a factory works driver by Enzo Ferrari. He drove F1 until 1961.
Giorgio Scarlatti
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Sports & Recreation / Motor Sports
A wealthy Roman, Giorgio Scarlatti's career spanned the 1950s. His sports car career began in '50 and by late he was racing Formula 1 cars. Despite successful results with Maserati in 1957 the Italian car maker opted to get out of racing after the season. Giorgio also drove an Alfa Romeo and various F1 autos fielded by Scuderia Centro Sud. He and Lorenzo Bandini won a key race at Pescara in 1961.
Maria Teresa de Filippis First Woman in Formula 1 Racing
Price: $2.75 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Sports & Recreation / Motor Sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Maria Teresa de Filippis was a daredevil type of driver who had no fear of speed. Racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio took her under his wing. He worried that the diminutive young Italian woman was taking too many risks. She entered her Maserati 250F in the Grand Prix of Monaco in 1958. Failing to qualify she remained unperturbed. Maria raced in grands prix at Spa, Oporto & Monza in the '58 season.
Andrea de Cesaris
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Andrea de Cesaris had a lengthy Formula 1 race career and also drove sports cars in endurance races. He started with Alfa Romeo and McLaren and later drove for the fledgling Jordan team in the early 1990s. He earned five podiums and flirted with victory at Spa-Francorchamps on one occasion. The closest de Cesaris came to winning was at Monaco in 1982. His Alfa gave out of gas on the final lap.
Too Young To Die Chris Bristow English Racer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Chris Bristow impressed numerous people in his short career, among them mechanics who attest to his potential greatness had he lived. Bristow was a Cooper marque driver in only his fourth grand prix race when he died tragically at Spa in 1960. I have written my short bio of him with a combination of newspaper accounts and interviews with those who attest to his great potential.
Ludovico Scarfiotti
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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.
Jose Froilan Gonzalez
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
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
Luigi Musso
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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.
Giancarlo Baghetti
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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.