Title: Racing Sports Cars Memories of the Fifties
Number of photos: 245 illustrations
Book Condition: New
Number of pages: 274 pages
Dimensions: 11'' x 8.5''
Publisher:  Photo Data Research 2007
ISBN Number: 970507399
Discount Code: 36324AE
Availability: In Stock
Seller ID: 36324
"Back in the fifties, the definition of a sports car was one that could be not only used as a daily driver, but also raced in an organized event. Cars and drivers of all abilities took to the field, resulting in some wild and wooly wheel-to-wheel action. It also resulted in some amazing photographs. This book combines those photos with first-hand accounts of more than 60 top drivers, some of whom went on to become world famous. The book is composed of 50 chapters, each dedicated to a different marque. A full-page photograph and explanatory text describes each model-74 in all-often with a driver who describes the car along with personal experiences. Each chapter also includes a short biography of the individual most associated with the creation of the car, Enzo Ferrari, John Cooper, Sydney Allard and Ferry Porsche to cite a few. The 274-page book is illustrated with logos of each make plus more than 200 period photographs. What the book amounts to is a very personalized history of sports car racing during the 1950s."