MOTOR RACING

Subtitle The Pursuit of Victory 1930-1962

Anthony Carter
Price $59.95
Description Description

This book opens up the past, revealing unpublished stunning photographs from motor racing history, and examines the many facets of Grand Prix racing before the dominance of television. Here are stories of derring-do and racing that constantly pushed the boundaries of technology, beginning in the 1930s when the German Auto Unions and Mercedes were heavily subsidized by the Nazi regime to strengthen their engineering might. This produced the most powerful racing cars ever (at least until the turbocharged cars of the 1980s), and was followed by the postwar era that saw the BRM V16 bring prestige to Great Britain. A beautiful look at a fascinating time in motor racing.

Format:
Format Hardcover Book 176 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9781845842796
Size:
Size10.00 in x 10.00 in / 254.00 mm x 254.00 mm
Published:
Published Date October 15th, 2011
Anthony Carter
Anthony Carter trawled the paddocks of motor racing circuits at home and abroad during what many consider the golden age: the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Many of his own photographs appear in Motor Racing – Reflections of a Lost Era, his first book published by Veloce. Both cars and personalities came under the close scrutiny of Anthony’s lens at long abandoned but fondly remembered venues. The old Nürburgring, Reims and Rouen vie with today’s circuits such as Le Mans, Silverstone and Brands Hatch. Anthony had to fit in his motor racing experiences around a career in the insurance world, based in London. Maybe it contributed to a freshness of approach. Anthony unashamedly admired his heroes – many sadly no longer with us. Retirement living in East Anglia gave Anthony the opportunity to chronicle his experiences, and his second book, Motor Racing: The Pursuit of Victory (1930-1962), was also published with Veloce, and features many of Anthony’s original photographs.
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