New Zealander Howden Ganley raced cars at the highest level internationally at the apex of motor racing's glamorous and dangerous era - the 1960s and 70s, when Formula 1 drivers enjoyed rock star status, while dicing in cars and on circuits that had virtually none of the safety features today's drivers take for granted.
The catalogue of carnage from those free wheeling years makes for grim reading at times, yet the drivers, designers, marshals and other circuit insiders had a free-spirited camaraderie and testerone-fuelled bravado that cannot be replicated in today's super-hyped, made-for-media world.
This book is a high-octane ride through the precincts of the sport, from mechanics' bay to test track, from drawing board to pattern shop, from startline to the chequered flag. Here is an exciting, absorbing and often wryly amusing view of motor racing, from the workshop, the pit wall, the cockpit, and many other vantage points.
Buch, Hardcover, 22 x 23 cm, 448 Seiten, ca. 300 teils farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text gebraucht - Zustand: neuwertig