This book outlines the development and important events in the history of 500cc motor racing, and it is hoped that it will stimulate or revive interest in an important era in motor racing evolution....
|Title||:||The 500cc Racing Car (Shire Library)|
|Publisher||:||Shire 4 M rz 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Seiten|
|File Size||:||698 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The 500cc Racing Car (Shire Library) Reviews
Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gewannen die Rennwagen der Formel 3, die "rassenden Ostereier", die Herzen die Motorsportler. Viele Großen der späteren Jahre habe ihre Karrieren auf dem 1/2-Liter Rennern begonnen.Auf den bescheidenen 32 Seiten dieses Büchleins hat der Autor, seines Zeichens Schatzmeister der "500 Owners Association" ein Fülle von Historien und Photos zusammengetragen. Der interessierte Leser würde sich wohl ein Buch von 10-fachen Umfang wünschen.
And though I truely enjoyed the book, it's thinness took me a bit by surprise,,(my fault, having read through previous reviews and this time actually paying attention, the thinness is clearly mentioned)..but that make this book well worth its cost are the photographs. All b/w admittedly, but wonderful pics of bygone time. The photo on page 3 of Jeff Sparrowe cornering in 'his own creation' scares hell out of you..you gaze at the photo thinking, 'My God, he actually *raced* that thing?" The photo on page 15 of Andre Loen's Kieft being passed by someone who looks suspicously like one of the 500cc drivers who went on to bigger and better things, (there were several) Sir Stirling Moss...the Appendix of various manufactures...This is an era and type of 'early post war' auto racing that needs to be examined more closely and its history more comprehenisvely recorded...men driving these cars would, in a few years, be the 'superstars' of 'big league' racing...but this book offers a good begining...
A small book on a very neglected subject. This is a good over view of the cars that started many young, up and coming drivers in formula car racing in the early fifties in England and a few in the US. This is mostly about it's UK roots and where it has come to fit in to the vintage racing scene today. Well written by someone who is an active part of the hobby.
Post War Europe -the UK in particular- was struggling to get on its feet but many young men were more concerned with getting on the rack track. The built amazing vehicle from the bits they had, motorcycle engines and economy car scraps, that eventually changed everything in big time racing. This is an excellent summary of the 500cc F3 movement in the UK, less coverage of Europe or US.
Exelent book and I love it, impossible to find here in Sweden. A very easy way to find what you are looking for.
An interesting taster in the world of the 500cc Formula 3 race cars, with some great period pictures.If you want more I would recommend Bodywork Optional but Desirable - The story of 500cc motor racing. also by Colin C. Rawlinson ISBN 978-0-9554826-1-8