100 Years Of The British Automobile Racing Club

Author: Gareth Rogers
Editor: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752461809
Size: 16,56 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From a group of enthusiasts who took their fragile hybrid machines on a run through the Surrey countryside in December 1912, to the club's present involvement in Grand Prix racing in India, this wonderful book is a must-have for all fans of motorsport. Starting as the Cyclecar Club, the BARC developed as the Junior Car Club before becoming the British Automobile Racing Club after the Second World War. This proud organization was the first to crack effective handicap racing for different formulae at the Brooklands circuit in the 1920s, the first to stage night racing (which was achieved at Goodwood in the 1950s) and, in the modern era, the first club to run electric car racing. The BARC were also the first to stage a UK round of the FIA Touring Car series. The redevelopment of Thruxton in 1968 saw the Hampshire circuit become the BARC's HQ, but their portfolio of tracks in recent decades has expanded to include the Pembrey circuit in West Wales, Mallory Park in Leicestershire, and the Croft circuit near Darlington. Not content with being a major force in the UK the BARC now exports its experience, expertise, and personnel to assist Formula 1 events abroad as well as a variety of other formulae. From the old cyclecars to the modern Formula 1, the history of the BARC is inextricably linked with the history of British motor racing. With rare illustrations from the first 100 years of its existence, here is the ultimate history of one of the most important institutions in motorsport.

100 Years Of The Isle Of Man Tt

Author: David Wright
Editor: Crowood
ISBN: 1847976484
Size: 20,75 MB
Format: PDF
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Run over the everyday roads of the Isle of Man for over 100 years, the world-famous Tourist Trophy races have gripped the imaginations of successive generations of motorcyclists. From the earliest days of single-speed, belt-driven machines delivering 5 bhp, to the highly developed projectiles of today offering a fearsome 200 bhp, race fans have thronged the roadside banks and watched in awe as the best racing motorcyclists in the world rode the fastest machines of their day around the twists, turns and climbs of the 374 mile Mountain Course, all in pursuit of a coveted Tourist Trophy. This new updated edition covering the 2007 - 2012 races, reveals the event's colourful history through the high-speed activities of great riders such as the Collier brothers, Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Steve Hislop, Joey Dunlop, John McGuinness and many others. It also looks at the machines and mechanical developments and race organisation, plus the financial rewards and commercial interests; setting them all in the context of the triumphs and tragedies of a great sporting event that has seen average lap speeds rise from 40 mph to over 130 mph. Written in an easy style, this book reveals the Manx TT's colourful history through its great riders, machines, mechanical developments and race organisation and is superbly illustrated with over 250 colour photographs.

100 Years Of Wolverhampton S Airports

Author: Alec Brew
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445623188
Size: 11,58 MB
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The fascinating history of Wolverhampton's airports.

Alfa Romeo 155 156 147 Competition Touring Cars

Author: Peter Collins
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845843428
Size: 13,15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Immediately after saving Alfa Romeo, Fiat decided to enter motorsport wholeheartedly as a means of marketing the brand. This book charts its early attempts at this, and comprehensively describes the development and racing history of the first 'Fiat' Alfa Romeo - the 155 - and the subsequent 156 and 147 models.

100 Mini Sketches Of The Great

Editor: Sura Books
ISBN: 9788174786319
Size: 14,46 MB
Format: PDF
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The Bsa Gold Star

Author: Mick Walker
Editor: Redline Books
ISBN: 9780954435738
Size: 10,66 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This full-color book covers every aspect of one of the best-loved classic racing machines, from its beginnings back in Small Heath though the Brooklands days, Trials, the Café Racer scene to the classic scene of today. Lavishly illustrated.

Sport In Asian Society

Author: Fan Hong
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135760438
Size: 14,43 MB
Format: PDF
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Roads Were Not Built For Cars

Author: Carlton Reid
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916883
Size: 17,47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby: Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying day.

A To Z Of Sports Cars 1945 1990

Author: Mike Lawrence
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9781870979818
Size: 16,28 MB
Format: PDF
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Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles

The British At Indianapolis

Author: Ian Wagstaff
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845842464
Size: 20,15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A history of the British influence on the Indianapolis 500, including not only the drivers and cars, but the many others – mechanics, designers, and officials – who have been involved. The story is set out in a series of stand-alone chapters, with a wide variety of informative sidebars, and goes back 100 years to the early days of the race, through the British-led, rear-engined revolution of the 1960s to the present day.