Formula 5000 Motor Racing #2# Back then ... and back now

ISBN-10: 1845842162

ISBN-13: 9781845842161


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Formula 5000 Motor Racing #2# Back then ... and back now

by Derek Lawson

This book covers a very popular "formula" of racing cars that is generally untapped as a subject by other authors. Although Formula 5000 has never had the mass appeal of F1, in some instances the cars and drivers became favourites of spectators across the globe. Some drivers went on to great fame after their adventures in this genre - Peter Gethin in F1 and Brian Redman in Sports Cars, for example.

Formula 5000 was launched in the UK and Europe in 1969, but fell by the wayside at the end of 1976 - although a few cars continued to run in other events after that. Some cars came back to circuits in 2003 as part of the Formula One Race Car Entrants (FORCE) package, but it was in 2004 that a lot more cars became really re-acquainted with their old haunts following the launch of the Derek Bell Trophy, backed by the UK's Historic Sports Car Club. This book will remind readers of both periods when the cars ran in anger.


  • In the beginning
  • The story continues
  • Concetration works!
  • More international competition arrives
  • Fewer horses, more power?
  • An extendes tour of Europe
  • A few words in your shell-like
  • A new combination or the end of the road?
  • A race of their own?
  • Another bell "ringing session"
  • Life with the lyons - out in Europe again - briefly!

Buch, Hardcover, 26 x 26 cm, 192 Seiten, 66 farbige und 150 s/w-Abbildungen, englischer Text