This comprehensive work on this era of Grand Prix racing makes both compelling reading and an indispensable reference guide. Information on every Grand Prix car of the time, together with specifications and racing history is also included.
GRAND PRIX CARS 1945-65 is the most comprehensive work on the subject ever published. Not only does it describe every Grand Prix car of the period, together with specifications and racing history, it also details projects which never even raced.
Some of the entries will be new to many enthusiasts, cars such as Assegai, Baird-Griffin, Berkshire Special, Clairmonte, ENB, Gleed, Heck-BMW, Heron, Jennings, Jicey, Kieft, LDS, Monnier, Parnell, Sadler, Stebro, VM and Walker, as well as engine projects such as the Bond V8, Clisby V6 and Speed V8.
Whenever possible Mike Lawrence has gone back to the originators of the projects, a policy which has resulted in a wealth of new information. If you think there is nothing new to be written about such marques as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Lotus or Porsche, this book will come as a surprise. The author casts an historian’s critical and sceptical eye on their histories and demolishes many myths. His portraits are of the ‘warts and all’ variety, and many of his views are controversial. They may offend some, but he backs them with meticulous research and a battery of facts.
1989 hardback in very good condition with good dust jacket.