The Ferrari GT Berlinettas are undeniably beautiful and, arguably, the greatest Ferrari racing cars ever built. The 250 GT Competizione Berlinetta – now popularly known as the Tour de France Berlinetta, in honour of the model's domination of the great French event with four outright victories – was the true forerunner of the series of cars which established Ferrari as a major force in sports car racing. Here is the story of the development, building and racing of the Tour de France Ferraris. Importantly, the book also contains individual histories of the Ferrari TdF Berlinettas. Out of print for many years, this classic edition has been reissued in paperback format, due to popular demand.
The Ferrari 250GT Berlinettas are undeniably beautiful and, arguably, the greatest Ferrari racing cars ever built. The 250 GT Competizione Berlinetta - now popularly known as the “Tour de France Berlinetta,” in honour of the model’s domination of the great French event with four outright victories - was the true forerunner of the series of cars which established Ferrari as a major force in sports car racing. Here is the story of the development, building and racing of the “Tour de France” Ferraris. Importantly, the book also contains individual histories of the Ferrari “TdF” Berlinettas.
This updated second edition now includes over 575 brands, as opposed to the only 170 brands presented in the first book. Once again this full-color guide will include popular contemporary brands such as Majorette, Tomica, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Siku, Maisto, Bburago, Johnny Lightnings, and many others featured together in detail, showing the different models and thousands of variations. This extraordinary book is arranged alphabetically by brand name with hundreds of color photographs, manufacturers, model numbers, descriptions, scales, colors, distinguishing marks, and current market values. It provides a helpful bibliography and guide to resources for finding more diecast toys on the secondary market. 1998 values.
Italian Sports Car and Grand Prix Racing, 1957-1963
Author: Graham Gauld
Pubpsher: MotorBooks International
Category: Sports & Recreation
In the 1950s and early '60s Modena was at the center of the Italian sports car and GP universe, as were Ferrari, Maserati, OSCA & others. Relive the period of the decline and rebirth of Italy's racing prowess in Modena Racing Memories. Author Graham Gauld was in Modena during that era. The relationships he established, photos he produced, and the insight he acquired allow him to deliver this account of the exciting cars and racing luminaries of that legendary era.
A gathering of votes from famous and prestigious drivers such as Carroll Shelby, Bob Bondurant, Sir Stirling Moss, Dan Gurney, and Jay Leno, this book reveals—for the first time—what the professionals list as the best of the best. This is a full-color book that will please anyone who's passionate about driving, even with more mundane transportation. “There are cars,” says the author, “and then there are those greater than the sum of their parts.” The expert panel picked the top fifty, largely avoiding traditional choices they call simply “fundamental to automotive history.” This panel agreed that the Top Five list includes the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa, the 1913 Mercer Racabout, the 1932–37 Model SJ Dusenberg, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, and the Maserati Birdcage. Stunning full-color photos complement the passionate text from expert drivers in a book that will rev up the RPMs of many a man (and woman).
A warts and all introduction to owning, driving and maintaining a Mercedes-Benz 280-560SL or SLC, and a step-by-step guide to evaluating one for purchase. This book includes 100 photos of what to look for and what to avoid, plus a realistic assessment of running and restoration costs, as well as market values. This includes servicing and spare parts prices, and the relative values of the various models, specifications and vehicle conditions you are likely to encounter. Written by the editor of the Mercedes-Benz Club Gazette, it draws on the experiences of the late Roger Edwards, a former Mercedes-Benz apprentice who spent his life working on and enjoying these cars, along with input from Roger’s colleagues who continue to run his company. It also benefits from the author’s 30 years of owning and restoring old cars, and his contacts in the world of Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. Written in an easy to follow, jargon-free style, this book will equip you with all you need to know to buy a Mercedes-Benz 280-560SL or SLC.
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.
The fascinating story of Porsche's top class racing exploits, and the German-built machines that often dominated the competition world. This book is the definitive record of Porche's racing cars and racing history between 1953 and 1975. Included are 300 excellent photos.