The 4 1/2 litre Bentley is one of the most iconic pre-war cars, and the super charged 4 1/2 litre "blower" Bentley is today one of the most sought-after and most valuable cars for collectors.
The "Bentley Boys" won several high-profiles races in Bentleys, and Woolf Barnato and Bernardo Rubin won with a 4 1/2 litre car in 1928. Five supercharged "Blower" Bentleys were built to compete at Le Mans, but the car's Achilles Heel was its reliability, and it never won the 24-hour race.
This Manual provides details of the 4 1/2 litre unsupercharged and "Blower" Bentley racing cars, detailing their period racing history, anatomy and engineering, and provides an insight into owning, maintaining, and running an example of this iconic card today. Illustrated with period photographs and design and engineering material, plus photographs of restored examples in use today.
-Art Of The Race, V16 is book 3 in a series of collaborations with Art of Publishing Limited -Darren Heath is one of the pre-eminent photographers in F1 today, with a unique ability to capture speed, color and noise through the medium of a still photograph, often eschewing the obvious in favor of the abstract Darren Heath has been photographing Formula 1 for over 25 years. For 21 of these years he has worked freelance, and this has given him a unique perspective on the complex and exciting world of Formula 1. Darren Heath's photography in Art Of The Race encapsulates the very essence of the speed, noise, excitement and color of Formula 1 racing, whilst also highlighting the key moments of each race as the season unfolds, culminating in Nico Rosberg winning his first and last F1 title. Also available: Art of the Race - V14 ISBN 9780993240713 Art of the Race - V15 ISBN 9780993240737
- Encapsulating the speed, noise, excitement and color of Formula 1, and highlighting the key moments of each race as the 2017 season unfolded - Art of The Race, V17 is book 4 in a series of collaborations with Art of Publishing Limited - Darren Heath is one of the pre-eminent photographers in F1 today, with a unique ability to capture speed, color and noise through the medium of a still photograph, often eschewing the obvious in favor of the abstract Formula 1 is the aesthete's ultimate sport: an intoxicating cocktail of speed, spectacle, competition and power, at the heart of which are the thoroughbred racing machines - exquisite manifestations of form following function, driven at dizzying speeds by the quickest-of-the-quick, the best racing drivers on the planet. Darren Heath has been photographing Formula 1 for over 25 years. For 21 of these years he has worked freelance, and this has given him a unique perspective on the complex and exciting world of Formula 1. Darren Heath's photography in Art of The Race V17 encapsulates the very essence of the speed, noise, excitement and color of Formula 1 racing, whilst also highlighting the key moments of each race as the season unfolds, culminating in Lewis Hamilton winning his 4th world championship.
-Formula E - the world's first fully electric international single-seater street racing series - consists of ten teams and twenty drivers, competing on the international stage. This book charts Formula E's rise, the races and the vehicles Electric and electrifying: Formula E is reinventing motor sport. Things here aren't calm and quiet - even if the race cars competing in the world's first e-racing series serve up a unique low-decibel sound. They are more reminiscent of Star Wars or other futuristic sci-fi analogies. Fans of traditional motor sport are engaged in hefty debate. But the thrilling racing series established by charismatic pioneer Alejandro Agag is winning over cities around the world and the hearts of entirely new audiences through breathtaking technology, exciting sport, family-friendly entertainment, and famous names. Sure, Senna, Prost, Piquet and Villeneuve hearken back to a long and storied history of motor sport, but the young series' recipe for success is more nuanced and the number of ingredients far greater. After four seasons with the first generation of vehicles, the pioneering years of Formula E are drawing to a close - four seasons with 45 riveting races, epic face-off, technological advances, lifestyle events and building bridges with people from across the globe.
Detailing 65 years of NASCAR history, this lively book explores the personalities, events, and facts every stock car racing fan should know. Important nicknames, dates, and acheivements round out this fan handbook. This guide to all things NASCAR also includes a list of must-do NASCAR-related activities, such as making a pilgrimage to the birthplace of Dale Earnhardt, exploring the hidden gems of major racing venues, and visiting lesser-known museums devoted to the sport.
From 1915 through the early 1920s, American auto racing experienced rapid and exciting change. Competition by European vehicles forced American car manufacturers to incorporate new features, resulting in legendary engineering triumphs (and, essentially, works of art). Some of the greatest drivers in racing history were active during this time--Ralph DePalma, Dario Resta, Eddie Rickenbacker, the Chevrolet brothers, Jimmy Murphy. Presenting dozens of races in detail and a wealth of engineering specs, this history recalls the era's cigar-shaped speedway specials and monumental board tracks, the heavy-footed drivers, fearless mechanics, gifted engineers and enthusiastic backers.