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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.

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.

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

 on 1 May 2015
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
Anything to do with cars and tracing I enjoy – this ws no exception

Five Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on 28 July 2014
By Stuart NEALE

A good read

 on 16 December 2014
By Mogodon
Quick and as promised

a gift

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

Amusing collection of anecdotes from the world of motorsports

4 people found this helpful.
 on 6 October 2010
I agree with the other reviewer that this is not a book of serious scholarship on motorsports, its history or development. Yet I find his judgement of it overall unduly harsh. The book is not of the kind to be read from cover to cover and in that sense it is not a page turner. It does have plenty of amusing vignettes from the world of motorsports and I feel that it deserves 4 stars in the way it succeeds at its stated goal – to provide the interested reader with some lighthearted trivia (entertainment) on the sport.
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