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Covering almost 100 years of motor racing history, humanity, not simple statistics, is revealed here as the true source of the subjects’ heroism. Take André Boillot; so tired at the end of the 1919 Targa Florio, he made a silly mistake, spinning his car backwards across the finish line – yet he still won. Or Grand Prix winners Robert Benoist, William Grover Williams and Jean-Pierre Wimille, all of whom became French resistance fighters during WWII. There’s David Purley’s valiant attempt at rescuing a trapped Roger Williamson by overturning Willamson’s blazing march with his bare hands during the 1973 Grand Prix of Holland. And Alessandro Zanardi, who lost both his legs in a CART accident, yet still came back to win races.
The lighter side of motor sport is also here, with Giannino Marzotto, who won the 1950 Mille Miglia wearing an immaculate double-breasted suit. Or Giovanni Bracco, who won the 1952 Mille Miglia as he swigged from a bottle of red wine!
There are so many heroes and heroines in this sport. This book is about 100 of them.

eBook ISBN: 978-1-845847-96-8 (9781845847968)
Print ISBN: 9781845847487 (9781845847487)

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2443 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1845847482
  • Publisher: Veloce publishing Ltd (10 Sept. 2014)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00NHYLWU8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Great gift for Modern Racers

 on 23 January 2018
By Glynis Anderson
Brand new. Looks good Can’t open it – gift for my son’s birthday! Pretty sure he’ll go for it, though.

Five Stars

 on 10 September 2016
By jm
Good history of motor racing

Five Stars

 on 12 January 2017
By Nobby
enjoyable

Its nice to see another fan inspired by Denis Jenkinson

 on 7 February 2015
By DENNIS CHARLES BANNISTER
Its nice to see another fan inspired by Denis Jenkinson. He and Motor Sport were a religion. The list of drivers is comprehensive and covers some of my heroes too, Chris Amon, Jochen Rindt, Tony Brooks and the great Jo Siffert. Motor Racing Drivers live on. Thanks

Four Stars

 on 30 August 2014
By JW Schoormans
written in a nice style, a reccomendation for every mororsports enthousiast
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