Jaguar C-type

The autobiography of XKC 051

Author: Philip Porter,Chas Parker

Publisher: Porter Press

ISBN: 9781907085468

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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This glorious book tells the story of the celebrated lightweight Jaguar C-type, chassis number XKC 051, that Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt drove to victory in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours. The car went on to have a busy post-works racing career, first with Ecurie Ecosse, then with privateer drivers Bill Smith and Geoffrey Allison. Among its small number of collector custodians in later years, the names Briggs Cunningham in America and Adrian Hamilton (son of Duncan) in the UK stand out. The development of the C-type is described, focusing on the three lightweights of 1953 with thinner-gauge aluminum bodies, pioneering disc brakes, and aircraft-style fuel tanks. All this is covered in fascinating detail, supported by interviews with drivers and mechanics, a fine collection of period images and studio photographs.

Jaguar C-Type & D-Type

Gold Portfolio 1951-1960

Author: R.M. Clarke

Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited

ISBN: 9781855203891

Category: Transportation

Page: 172

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A string of Le Mans victories at the beginning of the 1950s provided an important boost to sales of the XK-engined cars. As a result makers of specialist racing cars created their own racers using the XK engine. Nevertheless the most popular of the XK-engined racers were Jaguar's own, the C-type and D-type. The D-type aroused such interest that Jaguar turned it into a road-going model known as the XK-SS. In later years the D-type was recreated by Lynx Engineering, a testimony to the car's enduring appeal. This is a book of contemporary road tests, new model introductions, technical and specification data, racing, driver's impressions, history. Models covered include: C-Type, D-Type, Cooper-Jaguar, HWM-Jaguar, Tojeiro-Jaguar, XKSS, Lister-Jaguar, Cunningham Le Mans, and Lynx.

Runways & Racers

Sports Car Races Held on Military Airfields in America 1952-1954

Author: Terry O'Neil

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842553

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Runways and Racers focuses on sports car races held at military installations throughout America in the early 1950s. It was a marriage of convenience for the Sports Car Club of America and the Strategic Air Command, with both parties gaining advantages from the arrangement. The thorn in the side turned out to be a Congressman whose own aspirations exceeded his standing, but who found himself in a position to be able to influence the outcome of events ...

Cool Cars

Author: Quentin Willson

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 024101123X

Category: Transportation

Page: 480

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Over 100 of the world's best cars in a comprehensive guide If you're fascinated by Ferraris and mad about Mercedes, Cool Cars is perfect for you, showing you all your favourite cars. Cool Cars is a visual car guide showcasing a selection of the best cars, handpicked by car expert Quentin Willson. Stunning multi-angle photography shows you the true craftsmanship and beauty of classic cars, including interiors and engine close-ups, so you can see exactly how your favourite fast car gets its speed. With all the latest super cars also shown in fascinating detail, Quentin Willson pays tribute to each vehicle, explaining why it's considered a classic and covering each car's historical, technical and performance details. Cool Cars (previous ISBN 9781405326957) is a must-have gift for motor enthusiasts everywhere.

Porsche Racing Cars

1953 to 1975

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788440

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Follows Porsche's year-by-year progress in top flight racing, and looks in detail at the pure competition cars which brought the German marque such immense success and worldwide acclaim on the tracks. This particular volume starts with the story of the giant-killing 550 Spyders of 1953 vintage, and takes the reader, car-by-car, through all of the subsequent racing models.

Jaguar XJ220

The Inside Story

Author: Mike Moreton

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842502

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The Jaguar XJ220 supercar evolved from Jim Randle's sensational 1988 UK Motor Show concept car. The planned production of 350 limited edition cars, each with a price tag of £360,000, was over-subscribed by a factor of four in a single day! In this book, Mike Moreton, ace director of impossible projects, who was headhunted for the XJ220 project by Tom Walkinshaw, relives the extraordinary inside story of this fantastic, hi-tech car.

Northeast American Sports Car Races 1950-1959

Author: Terry O'Neil

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842545

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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This book focuses on the different aspects that contributed to the development of Northeast American sports car racing during the 1950s. The evolution from amateur drivers racing on public roads in 1950, to both professional and amateur drivers racing at private, purpose-built tracks in 1959, demanded huge leaps of faith, trust and understanding. The transition was neither easy nor uneventful for drivers, clubs or track owners, and the tragedy, politics and intrigue that came to characterise the period are covered here in fascinating detail.


Jaguar Sports Racing Cars C-Type, D-Type

Author: Philip Porter

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9781870979672

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Covers C-types, D-types and lightweight E-types built between, 1951 and 1964. Each model is outlined in turn with chapters on design and development. B/W + col. illus., quarto.

Jaguar Sports Racing Cars

C-Type, D-Type, SKSS and Lightweight E-Type

Author: Philip Porter

Publisher: Bay View Books

ISBN: 9781901432213

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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The fullest account available on the design and development of Jaguar's sport racing cars and their competition histories. Because a number of these automobiles have changed hands and additional information has surfaced since the first edition was published in 1995, the book is now updated to include a "Chassis Histories" section providing data on each individual car. Based on information drawn from factory documents and interviews with top Jaguar personnel and drivers, the book also includes notes on each car's racing career. Illustrations include specially commissioned color photographs of authenticated cars and rare black-and-white racing shots.

The Bahamas Speed Weeks

Author: Terry O'Neil

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840186

Category: Transportation

Page: 367

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An unfolding story from the inception to the demise of a unique series of motor races held on an exotic island during the Golden Age of motor racing. International drivers and Bahamians mingled for two weeks each year during which the social events were as important as the races to those involved.

A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945-1990

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9781870979818

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles

Jaguar vs. Aston Martin

Author: Colin Crum

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477790187

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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In England, two car companies reign supreme—Jaguar and Ashton Martin. They each produce sleek, fast cars, but there is no confusing the one for the other. Stats, facts, and comparison charts help young readers understand why. They will learn about the similarities, discover the differences, and form their own opinions as to which company they think is the true king of speed.


Great Cars

Author: Quentin Willson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780756617301

Category: Automobiles

Page: 512

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Road America

Author: Steve Zautke

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439644853

Category: History

Page: 128

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Located one hour north of Milwaukee in Wisconsin's scenic Kettle Moraine, Elkhart Lake's Road America race course is one of the world's most famous permanent road racing tracks. Dating back to 1955, the scenic race course has seen the finest in motorsports, such as NASCAR, open wheel, and sports cars, and the best in amateur racing. The track also hosts year-round activities for corporate outings, go-karting, motorcycle/driving schools, and even paintball.