Regga. The Extraordinary two lives of Clay Regazzoni

£25.00

Author: Christopher Hilton
Date of Publication: 2008

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Description

Clay Regazzoni was a complete gentleman off the track, but tough on it. He was a pure racer and dedicated himself to that. He was a Grand Prix driver throughout the 1970s, during which time he spent six seasons with Ferrari, where he partnered such as Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti and Niki Lauda.

He also drove Le Mans and the Indy 500. In 1979 he gave the Williams team its maiden Grand Prix victory when he won the British GP at Silverstone.

At Long Beach the next season, driving an Ensign, he crashed so badly that he spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. From the wheelchair he helped develop hand-controlled cars which he could race and he taught others to drive and race too.

He also became a champion of the disabled in general and an inspirational figure to them. He regained a competition license and, incredibly, took part in the Paris-Dakar rally as well as sports cars at places like Sebring. He also commentated on Swiss and Italian television.

A fascinating and inspiring story. Hardback in excellent condition throughout.

Additional information

Weight 1.4 kg
Dimensions 29 × 24 × 2.0 cm