Books tagged: sports car racing

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Piero Carini Ferrari Driver From Genoa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Piero Carini was a multi-talented driver for Ferrari in the 1950s, one who caught the attention of the Ferrari executives in Modena. It was in 1953 that Carini joined the works Ferrari team in what was essentially a back up role to top driver Umberto Maglioli. He moved on to Alfa Romeo in 1954, Carini was driving a Ferrari Testa Rosa in a St. Etienne sports car race when he was killed.
Paco Godia Spain's First Formula One Driver
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Paco Godia was a works Maserati driver and later entered private Maseratis when the factory broke ties with him. Godia was not a major player in Grand Prix racing, entering his first race, the '51 Spanish Grand Prix and his last, the 1958 French Grand Prix at Reims, within a span of seven seasons. Godia also raced sports cars until '68. Among his best finishes was a 4th at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Andre Pilette
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.