Download e-book for iPad: Auto Racing Comes of Age: A Transatlantic View of the Cars, by Robert Dick

By Robert Dick

ISBN-10: 0786466707

ISBN-13: 9780786466702

the 1st sector of the 20 th century used to be a time of dramatic switch in car racing, marked through the stream from the horseless carriage to the supercharged Grand Prix racer, from the gentleman driving force to the well-publicized expert, and from the dusty street direction to the autodrome. This historical past of the evolution of eu and American car racing from 1900 to 1925 examines transatlantic impacts, early dust song racing, and the delivery of the twin-cam engine and the straight-eight. It additionally explores the origins of the Bennett and Vanderbilt races, the early profession of “America’s velocity King” Barney Oldfield, the increase of the speedway specials from Marmon, Mercer, Stutz and Duesenberg, and advancements from Peugeot, Delage, poll, Fiat, and Bugatti. This informative paintings presents welcome perception right into a defining interval in motorsports.

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