Daytona 24 Hours The Definitive History of America's Great Endurance Race Edition 2

By: "O Malley, J J"

Price: $65.95

Quantity: 20 available

Number of photos: 422 illustrations


"When Daytona International Speedway was built in 1959, Bill France Sr. had much more than stock car racing in mind. To give his sparkling facility international recognition, he tucked a unique road circuit inside the speedway and included sports car racing on the schedule.

The first event, the 1962 Daytona Continental, was only a three-hour race, but the circuit's staggering 31-degree banking intimidated visiting European drivers. Encouraged by the enthusiastic reception of the event, and spurred by the popularity of sports car racing through the Ford vs. Ferrari battle, France held the first Daytona 24 Hours in 1966.

Since then the annual February event has taken its place at the head of the international racing calendar. Virtually every major manufacturer has been involved at some point with full factory teams or through the efforts of enthusiastic privateers. Over the years, the event has attracted the great cars from Porsche, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Ford, Jaguar and many more, including a host of specialized chassis builders. Drivers who have competed in the event read as a who's who of international talent, including Mario Amoretti, Derek Bell, Mark Donohue, A. J. Font, Peter Gregg, Dan Gurney, Hurley Haywood, Phil Hill, Al Hulbert, Grapier Amoretti, Brian Redman, Pedro Rodriguez, the Users, and Bob Wallet.

With a foreword by five-time winner Hurley Haywood, 328 color and 94 black-and-white photos selected by Buz McCoy, chief archivist for International Speedway Corporation, and a comprehensive drivers index with year-by-year race results compiled by noted motorsports historian Dr. Janos Wimpffen, longtime and new fans alike will savor the action in this ultimate guide to the Daytona 24."

Title: Daytona 24 Hours The Definitive History of America's Great Endurance Race Edition 2

Author Name: "O Malley, J J"

Illustrator: 37701C

Categories: Tracks & Events, David Bull Publishing,

Publisher: David Bull Publishing: 2009

ISBN Number: 1935007009

ISBN Number 13: 9781935007005

Binding: Hardbound

Number of photos: 422 illustrations

Book Condition: New

Number of pages: 452 pages

Availability: In Stock

Dimensions: 9.375'' x 11.25''

Seller ID: 37701

Keywords: 1-935007-00-9