First Among Champions

The Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars

Author: David Venables

Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781859606315

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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The grand prix history of Alfa Romeo, from the building of the Darracq cars in Italy which led to the founding of Alfa in 1910, through the golden years of Vittorio Jano designs including the 158, to the withdrawal of racing after Juan Manuel Fangio clinched the 1951 World Championship in a 159, and the brief return to Formula 1 in the 1970s. It also chronicles Alfa Romeo drivers, cars and results.

Art of the Formula 1 Race Car

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1610608119

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Art of the Formula 1 Race Car brings a selection of these spectacular machines into the studio to expose not just the engineering brilliance of these cars, but also their inherent beauty.


A Racing History

Author: Anthony Pritchard

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781859608715

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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A sister volume to First Among Champions: The Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars and Bugatti: A Racing History, this handsome book completes a trilogy devoted to the great motor racing marques of the 1930s and 1950s. It offers a fascinating account of the design, development and competition history of the Maserati cars, and the personalities involved, from the early years when the racing activities depended on private support through to the marque's current revival under Fiat's ownership and Ferrari's guidance.


The Alfa Romeo 158/159 Grand Prix Car

Author: Ed McDonough

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861266859

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The Alfa Romeo 158 & 159, or 'Alfetta', as it was usually known, is the most successful racing car of all time. Launched on to the voiturette racing scene in 1938 it achieved considerable success before WW2 and was brought out again after the war and raced in the period 1946 to 1948 and 1950 to 1951 - the first two years of the Formula 1 World Championship. For much of this time the car was nearly unbeatable. The author has researched the complete history of this legendary car, from conception to retirement, and beyond. Interviews with some of the last surviving personalities associated with the car, and many archive photographs brig the history to life, while a test drive of a restored car provides a unique insight into what it was like to be behind the wheel of the Alfetta.

Phil Hill

A Driving Life

Author: Phil Hill

Publisher: David Bull Publishing

ISBN: 9781935007074

Category: Transportation

Page: 191

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A former Formula One world champion for Ferrari, American Phil Hill also drove an astonishing variety of cars in his work for Road & Track magazine. This book brings together Hill's experiences and opinions on everything from the 1886 Benz - the world's first car - to Dale Earnhardt's NASCAR racer.

French Racing Blue

Drivers, Cars and Triumphs of French Motor Racing

Author: David Venables

Publisher: Ian Allan Pub

ISBN: 9780711033696

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Not only the birthplace of motor racing, France also nurtured the sport in its early years. Blue became the French racing colour when the marques Mors and Panhard contested the early town-to-town races. France created Grand Prix racing in 1906 when a triumphant Renault prevailed. In the years leading to World War 1, Peugeot dominated Grand Prix racing and joined Delage as a sensational winner of the Indianapolis 500. David Venables tells the exciting story of the early years of blue racing cars, taking the tale into the 1920s when first Delage and then the famous cars of Ettore Bugatti dominated Europe's circuits. When Bugatti was eclipsed by the German teams in the 1930s, France turned to sports-car racing with a new generation of spectacular cars. Although Delahaye and Talbot-Lago dominated the sports-car scene, Bugatti made a sensational comeback with two Le Mans wins. After Word War 2, Talbot-Lago and Gordini carried the blue proudly in the new era of World Championship Grand Prix racing. Matra, a new name, put France on top again in the 1960s and 1970s. Ligier and Rondeau flew the tricolour in sports-car racing. Then the sleeping giant, Renault, awoke and entered the fray with radical turbocharged cars that brought France fresh glory, carrying their success into the 21st Century. Peugeot too returned to gain success at Le Mans. The saga of over 100 years of French blue in motor racing, the cars and the men who drove them is told in this study. The story is supported by rare illustrations from the world-renowned Ludvigsen Library and striking colour artwork of great racing cars specially commissioned for this book.

Alfa Romeo

From 1910 to the present

Author: Maurizio Tabucchi

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore Srl

ISBN: 9788879116725

Category: Transportation

Page: 346

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Over 100 years ago, a marque that stood out immediately in a young automobile panorama was founded on the outskirts of Milan - Alfa Romeo. A name that became synonymous with cars, so important has its presence been both industrially and in motor sport. In this long period of time, the celebrated Italian manufacturer has brought cars to life that have become part of history, like the 1900, Giulietta, Giulia and Alfetta. At the same time, Alfa Romeo has been an outstanding motor sport competitor, winning all of the most significant races and titles, among them the Mille Miglia, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Tourist Trophy and the Formula 1 World Championship. This book, which first appeared in 2010 when Alfa Romeo celebrated its first century, was written by the late Maurizio Tabucchi, an expert on the history of the marque, who died a few years ago. Today, his work has been updated to include all the latest models - the Giulietta, Mito and Giulia, chronologically the latest to have been launched with the name it shares with one of the great Alfa Romeo classics.


How Britain's Auto Makers Built a Grand Prix Car to Beat the World

Author: Karl Ludvigsen

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840372

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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If a racing car could disappoint an entire nation, that was the dramatic fate of Britain's BRM .Few cars of any kind have a more exotic and exciting reputation among enthusiasts than the first BRM, a 16-cylinder wonder machine, heralded as a certain race winner and backed by the nation's motor industry, it was British Racing Motor's bid to put the UK at the top of the Grand Prix series. It did come good -- producing more than 500 horsepower -- but only after the Formula 1 for which it was built had expired.

Autocourse 60 Years of World Championship Grand Prix Motor Racing

Author: Alan Henry

Publisher: Icon Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781905334568

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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This book tells the story of the globally successful FIA Formula 1 World Championship from its roots before the Second World War to the present day. Early chapters cover the growth of motor sport from the first recorded race in 1894 through the 1990s. Despite the credit crunch and worldwide recession Formula 1 has still managed to retain its position as a powerful global sport as the calendar heads towards a twenty race season.

Alfa Romeo 1920-1940

A Brooklands Portfolio

Author: N.A

Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited

ISBN: 9781855209473

Category: Transportation

Page: 348

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The company that became Alfa Romeo in 1920 was founded as Societa Anonima Italiana Darracq in 1906 by the French automobile firm of Alexandre Darracq. When the company name was changed to Alfa Romeo car production started again with the Torpedo 20-30 which became the first car to carry the new logo. The company produced solid road cars as well as successful race cars. In 1932 Alfa Romeo was rescued by the Italian government and Alfa subsequently became a ‘national emblem’, and in the years between 1934 and 1939 they built 1,994 cars. A portfolio of road tests plus historical and contemporary articles drawn from the worlds leading motoring journals covering Alfa Romeo’s classic saloons, sports and racing cars produced between 1920 and 1940.


A Racing History

Author: David Venables

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781859608340

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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First book to chronicle the marque's entire race history. Written by an expert automobile historian.

Alfa Romeo Monza

The autobiography of a celebrated 8C-2300

Author: Mick Walsh

Publisher: Porter Press

ISBN: 9781907085444

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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This book tells the remarkable history of an Alfa Romeo Monza and its characterful drivers and owners, some with life stories worthy of a movie script. Built in 1933, ‘221130’ was raced that year by the Hon. Brian Lewis and won its debut at Brooklands and the arduous Mannin Moar race on the Isle of Man. The car continued to be raced until the war by John Cobb (1934) who later was a land speed record holder, Luis Fontes (1935) who was also an aeroplane racer, Anthony Powys-Lybbe (1936–37) and Fay Taylour (1938) who was interned during the Second World War for her Fascist links, at venues as diverse as Vila Real (Portugal) and Phoenix Park (Ireland). Post-war, a succession of notable owners included Peter Hampton, the Hon. Patrick Lindsay and Hubert Fabri, all passionate collectors, to arrive at its status today as one of the more important surviving Monzas, and a car with so much charisma and historic interest that it is a most worthy addition to the acclaimed ‘Great Cars’ series


The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756689384

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

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DK's latest Car traces the history and role of the automobile, cataloging the diverse spectrum of cars from the first prototypes to the supercars of today. The book will not only cover the technological developments and manufacture of cars, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact which the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.


A Champion's View

Author: Phil Hill,John Lamm

Publisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books Limited

ISBN: 9781854432124

Category: Transportation

Page: 191

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Phil Hill, famous racing driver of the 1950s and 1960s, describes his years driving Ferraris, the cars and people involved, and provides an insider's view of the races of the era.

The Spirit of Competition

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Author: Frederick A. Simeone,Michael Furman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977980949

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 384

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Legendary automobile collector and historian Dr. Frederick A. Simeone and iconic photographer Michael Furman showcase one of the world s great automobile collections.

Grand Prix Circuits

Maps and Statistics from Every Formula One Track

Author: Maurice Hamilton

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008136604


Page: 304

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This book charts the course of every Formula One Grand Prix circuit, providing a map of each, with images, commentary, and key statistics Formula One Grand Prix racing is the ultimate motor racing challenge and has been a global competition since 1950. It attracts the best drivers in the world and is raced on some of the toughest courses. 70 circuits have held Formula One races, with seven to 20 circuits used each season. Former courses, along with historical photographs, are shown, including Dallas, Le Mans (France), Mosport Park (Canada), and Kyalami (South Africa). Today's state-of-the-art courses are included, such as Hockenheim (Germany), Interlagos (Brazil), Monza (Italy), Silverstone (U.K.), and Yas Marina (Abu Dhabi). Each course map is accompanied by statistics for every circuit, including total length, dates it has held Grand Prix, lap records and lengths, and a list of winners.