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Bizarre, bonkers and utterly hilarious stories, events and characters from over a century of motor racing Includes all the big races Le Mans, Formula Three, Indie 500, Paris- dakar, Grand Prix, Daytona 500 and many more! Now published as eBook the perfect present for the petrol-head in the family! In 1894, when the motley assortment of steam and petrol-powered vehicles lined up at the start of the trial from Paris to Rouen, motor-racing's colourful history was launched. Many of the pioneering events were death-defying, trans- continental marathons, in which the competitors were obliged to negotiate basic dirt tracks, muddy bogs, fast-flowing rivers, over-zealous policemen and a seemingly endless supply of stray dogs. Barely contained in this new digital edition are 80+ bizarre, brilliant and bonkers stories from over a century of motor racing. They include the Frenchman who drove 25 miles in reverse; the Grand Prix where the leading drivers were so far ahead that they stopped for a meal in the pits; the Le Mans 24-hour race won by a car patched up with chewing gum; and the driver who drunk six bottles of champagne on the way to winning the Indianapolis 500.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1573 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Portico (15 May 2013)
  • Sold by: ¬†Amazon Media EU S.√† r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00PPHG318
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Fun and interesting insights into racing events

 on 23 June 2017
By FionaR
Fun and interesting insights into racing events. As other reviews said not really something to read from front to back but to dip in and out of.

Four Stars

 on 19 June 2018
By Flowergarden
Husband enjoyed reading it.

A good read

 on 7 July 2015
By Harty
Very interesting and something for every motor racing fan. Written with a wry humour (yes – humour – I am not American Amazon). Some great stories. Only lacks photos.

Things one never knew about motor racing..

 on 26 April 2018
By Glynis Anderson
Fun book.

… bought as a present for my son who has enjoyed reading it

 on 1 May 2015
By E M BENDREY
This was bought as a present for my son who has enjoyed reading it.

Great book

 on 6 January 2017
By donald wilson
Great book

Five Stars

 on 21 April 2015
By Mr. BERESFORD A BROOKE
Anything to do with cars and tracing I enjoy – this ws no exception

Five Stars

 on 28 July 2014
By Stuart NEALE
GR8

a gift

 on 8 January 2015
By Roger Alden
It was a gift it went down well I think
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