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Behind the Wheel — The Great Automobile Aficionados

Behind the Wheel — The Great Automobile Aficionados
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  • 2080301543
  • 9782080301543
by Robert Puyal Introducing legendary stars of the thrilling world of the... mehr
Behind the Wheel — The Great Automobile Aficionados

by Robert Puyal

Introducing legendary stars of the thrilling world of the automobile, this book presents eighty idols of the automobile world, including pioneers of the automotive industry, champion racing drivers, superstar car aficionados, and celebrated fictional characters. Among the inspirational figures featured is Henry Ford, who, overcoming his illiteracy, broke the land speed record with a machine of his own design. He went on to make the joys of driving available to the widest possible public with his innovative, mass-produced Ford Model T. From a similarly modest background, Juan Manuel Fangio started out as a mechanic in a small village in Argentina, competing in perilous amateur road races before his talent was finally discovered. Sent to Europe on a government grant, he won five Formula One world championships, becoming arguably the greatest driver in the history of the sport. Steve McQueen and Paul Newman are among the many Hollywood stars to have been bitten by the racing bug; when James Dean met his death behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 RS nicknamed "Little Bastard," a legend was born. Meanwhile, cars themselves have also played starring roles onscreen: 007’s trademark Aston Martins have endured continual destruction in the James Bond films over the years, only to become enduring big screen icons in their own right. High-speed thrills have always attracted a cast of characters as diverse as it is devoted, and this book is a classic tribute.


The Turn of the Century

  • Camille Jenatzy
  • Camille du Gast
  • Louis Renault
  • Jules Bonnot
  • Jules Goux
  • Henry Ford

Between Two Wars

  • Fritz von Opel
  • Joel Woolf Barnato
  • André Derain
  • Jean Bugatti
  • Hellé Nice
  • Tazio Nuvolari
  • Alfred Neubauer
  • Blaise Cendrars
  • Robert Benoist

The Fifties

  • John Cobb
  • Alfonso de Portago
  • Harley J. Earl
  • Paul Frère
  • Preston Tucker
  • Mike Hawthorn
  • John Cooper
  • James Dean
  • Giovanni Agnelli
  • Francoise Sagan
  • Juan Manuel Fangio
  • Enzo Ferrari

The Sixties and Seventies

  • Pat Moss
  • Soichiro Honda
  • Claude Lelouch
  • Jean-Pierre Beltoise
  • Jean Rédélé
  • Jim Clark
  • Colin Chapman
  • Jackie Stewart
  • Pierre Bardinon
  • Johnny Servoz-Gavin
  • Brack Yates
  • Gilles Villeneuve
  • Steve McQueen
  • Jean-Claude Andruet
  • Graham Hill

From the Eighties

  • Frank Williams
  • Albert Uderzo
  • Jean Rondeau
  • Paul Newman
  • Michèle Mouton
  • Horacio Pagani
  • Nigel Mansell
  • Nick Mason
  • Ayrton Senna
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Alain Prost
  • Gildo Pallanca Pastor

Buch, Hardcover, 24,5 x 31,5 cm, 240 Seiten, ca. 400 teils farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text
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