The true beginnings of racing is an argument never really settled. One could argue that as soon as the second car was manufactured, a contest of speed ensued against the first. While the roots of modern drag racing go back to the dry lakes of California in the 1930s, drag racing became a sanctioned ..
On a cold February day in 1979, when most of the Northeast was snowed in by a blizzard, NASCAR entered the American consciousness with a dramatic telecast of the Daytona 500. It was the first 500-mile race to be broadcast live on national television and featured the heroes and legends of the sport r..
Porsche 956 / 962 Owner's Workshop Manual is the latest addition to the ``classic racing car`` manual series, taking the series beyond ten titles, and complementing Ferrari 250 GTO, Ford GT40, Porsche 917, AC Cobra, and Ferrari 512. This highly produced manual extends coverage of iconic sports-racin..
In this history of the stock car racing circuit known as NASCAR, Daniel S. Pierce offers a revealing new look at the sport from its postwar beginnings on Daytona Beach and Piedmont dirt tracks through the early 1970s, when the sport spread beyond its southern roots and gained national recognition. R..
The inside track on the sport of MotoGP which is enjoying a period of unprecedented popularity at the moment. It introduces the stars and the multimillion contracts but also the officials, mechanics, doctors, team owners and fans who make up this high-octane sport. Paperback edition. Shortlisted for..
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Formula One was at its most explosive, with thrilling races, charismatic drivers, nail-biting climaxes--and one of the most dangerous rivalries ever witnessed in sports. Two of F1's most honored champions and iconic figures drove together for McLaren for two season..
Serious skaters looking for unusual and innovative tricks will find them in this skateboarding instructional guide. The tricks run the gamut from classic old school to modern with an emphasis on diversification, creativity, and originality. Included are riding basics and tips for controlling fear, v..
Prepare to enter a world of speed with Speed Read: F1. This intro guide is loaded with all the information you'll need to get into Formula 1. You'll get the history of the sport, biographies of major drivers and figures who have dominated the sport in its long and storied history, and a rundown of t..
Shave lap times or find a faster line through your favorite set of S-curves with professional race driver Ross Bentley as he shows you the quickest line from apex to apex With tips and commentary from current race drivers, Bentley covers the vital techniques of speed, from visualizing lines to inte..
A guide to the history of supercars, from the iconic 1954 Mercedes Gullwing to the latest models, taking in cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Pagani, McLaren, Porsche and more. With an introduction by David Coulthard. NUME CARTE: Supercar Book, HardcoverISBN: 0007578504PRET EDITURA: 117.99AUT..
The world is a big place full of interesting things. And The Grand Tour has seen some of them. That's why few people are better placed to lead you around this vast planet of ours than Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. As long as you don't mind getting hot and lost. Welcome, everyone, t..
Skateboarding: the background, technicality, culture, rebellion, marketing, conflict, and future of the global sport as seen through two of its most influential geniuses Since it all began half a century ago, skateboarding has come to mystify some and to mesmerize many, including its tens of million..
Essential reading for anyone interested in life behind-the-scenes at Formula One. Formula One Grand Prix mechanic Steve Matchett takes the reader on a compelling journey through his life in the pit-lane, from his beginnings as a young apprentice, through his time at Ferrari and BMW to his later succ..
The world-champion freestyle skateboarder and the man who brought the ollie - the trick that revolutionised the sport by taking it from the ground to the air - to street skating shares the history of skateboarding, as he tells the dramatic story of his life. At the age of 13, Rodney took the freest..
When The Racing Driver was first published in the U.S. in 1959, Road & Track magazine hailed it as an ``excellent book . . . the best ever written on contemporary drivers and their racing styles and habits.`` Over 45 years later, Denis Jenkinson's book has become a classic, highly valued for its his..
In his prophetic foreword to The Technique of Motor Racing, Fangio anticipates the importance Piero Taruffi's book would have for a generation of new drivers. Trained as both a racing driver and an industrial engineer, Taruffi provides a unique perspective on the art and science of motor racing. He ..