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.

Grand Prix Cars

Author: Denis Jenkinson

Publisher: Edizioni Savine

ISBN: 8896365678

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

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“ In compiling this brief history of Grand Prix racing, along with descriptions of the more successful cars, I have limited myself to the period since World War II as the present day Grand Prix cars are mostly derived from the development and design of the early post war years. Although many ideas were taking shape in the period of the mid-thirties — such as the use of De Dion rear axle layouts, independent front suspension systems and hydraulic brakes — the main interest lay in engine design under a free ruling on capacity. It was not until about 1950 that a renaissance began in chassis design for Grand Prix cars and from then on a great deal of knowledge was gained; enough in fact, to enable roadholding to become a very exact science rather than a hit-and-miss affair. This development in the chassis and the search for improved road holding and higher cornering power was accentuated by the beginning of the era of unsupercharged racing, when power outputs were severely curtailed and speed had to be found by other means ...” (1959 - Denis Jenkinson)

The Car Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405390999

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

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The definitive visual history of the automobile The Car Book stylishly shows you everything you might want to know about the history of the automobile. With stunning visual images and over 2,000 cars featured, the evolution of the car is tracked from decade to decade and across international borders, from India's Ambassador to Italy's Alfa Romeo. Ever wondered how Porsche and Chevrolet became household names? Discover the stories behind the men and the machines that created the most famous marques and take a virtual tour of the anatomy of iconic cars from each era. If you love cars, then you'll love this - The Car Book is simply a must-have title for all car enthusiasts.

Performance at the Limit

Business Lessons from Formula 1 Motor Racing

Author: Mark Jenkins,Ken Pasternak,Richard West

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521844000

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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Performance is the central focus of every organization, and yet for many how to achieve this remains unanswered.


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.

Alfa Romeo Tipo33

The Development, Racing, and Chassis History

Author: Peter Collins,Ed McDonough

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788718

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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These important Sports Racing cars of 1967-1977 won the 1975 and 1977 Manufacturers World Championships. The definitive record, this is also the first book to be written about the history and development of Alfa Romeo's fabulous Championship-winning Tipo 33 prototypes. Containing many previously unseen photographs and interviews with key personalities, this is a vital addition to any Alfa enthusiasts collection.

Alfa Romeo Giulia GT & GTA

Enlarged & revised 3rd edition

Author: Johnny Tipler

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788173

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Here is a fact and picture-packed book dedicated solely to the Giulia GT in all its forms including the fabulous lightweight GTA racer. Now an updated, large format third edition which includes over 100 new images and which is limited to 1500 copies.

Alfa Romeo 155/156/147 Competition Touring Cars

The Development and Racing History

Author: Peter Collins

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843428

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Immediately after saving Alfa Romeo, Fiat decided to enter motorsport wholeheartedly as a means of marketing the brand. This book charts its early attempts at this, and comprehensively describes the development and racing history of the first 'Fiat' Alfa Romeo - the 155 - and the subsequent 156 and 147 models.

Roads Were Not Built for Cars

How cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring

Author: Carlton Reid

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916883

Category: Architecture

Page: 376

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Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby: Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying day.

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 Complete Guide to All Models

Author: Leonardo Acerbi

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760325506

Category: Transportation

Page: 404

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For nearly 60 years, Ferrari has built the sports cars which fire enthusiasts' dreams. This book catalogs the Maranello factory's output: more than 180 designs are illustrated with both artworks and photographs. Organized in chronological order and subdivided into touring, sport cars, and Formula One single-seaters, each design has its own technical specification and a text that details the principle engineering and sports successes. The work is complemented by a listing detailing all the key victories in more than 50 years of racing.--From publisher description.


Master Motorsports Photographer

Author: Paul Parker,Klemantaski Collection

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760346445

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Klemantaski: Master Motorsports Photographer is the only book in print devoted to Louis Klemantaski's full body of work and includes hundreds of images, many of which have never been previously published, no racing or photography fan will want to miss this book!

Exploring Corporate Strategy

Text & Cases

Author: Gerry Johnson,Kevan Scholes,Richard Whittington

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273731566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 881

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Over 750,000 students worldwide have used this best-selling book to understand and explore strategic management through their academic and professional careers. Available in two versions (Text and Text & Cases), Exploring Corporate Strategy has established a reputation as a pre-eminent textbook in its field, based upon the expertise of authorship, range of cases, depth of commentary and wealth of supporting resources. The 8th edition builds on these strengths, including coverage of key topic areas in this fast-moving discipline such as internationalisation, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is written for students of Strategic Management at all levels


a who's who of motor racing champions

Author: Brian Laban

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780856130427

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

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The World Guide to Automobile Manufacturers

Author: Nick Baldwin

Publisher: Facts on File


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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Briefly traces the history of more than a thousand automobile manufacturers, and describes innovations in design and style

The Greatest Racing Driver

The Life and Times of Great Drivers, with a Logical Analysis Revealing the Greatest

Author: Angus Dougall

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452510970

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 540

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Who has been the world’s greatest driver, and how do you prove it? With an eye for detail and a flair for storytelling, this book explores motor racing’s rich history in pursuit of the best driver the world has ever seen. Most enthusiasts have a strongly held opinion as to racing’s finest driver over the century of the motor car. By putting aside bias and personal opinion, this book’s exhaustively researched, results-based analysis provides a definitive answer through clear and logical evaluation. These carefully considered, significant statistics, when merged together, reveal with incisive objectivity motor sport’s greatest driver as well as the qualities that define greatness. Contentious? Possibly. Thought-provoking? Definitely. Author Angus Dougall captures many aspects of the motor racing world with a selection of revealing anecdotes on the highlights of racing’s biggest stars, together with stories that bring to life people, places, insider’s opinions of drivers, circuits, constructors, politics, insights, and comments on many of the drivers. For readers wishing to peruse the actual detail, there is a vast array of appendices displaying extensive race results lists, charts on driver performance, and car analysis. Motor racing fans, climb on board and hold on for an intriguing ride to the pinnacle of greatness.