Posts Tagged ‘Racing’

Posted on 24th Juni, 2020 | No Comment

Virtually from the moment of its launch in April 1964, the Ford Mustang has been a favorite among road racers. From the Tour de France, to production sports car racing, the SCCA Trans-Am series, regional and national A/Sedan competitions, and international and domestic sedan championships in Great Britain, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, the Mustang has enjoyed a following like few other models.
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Posted on 22nd Mai, 2020 | No Comment

No less a figure than Enzo Ferrari is said to have described it as &;the most beautiful car in the world&;. Small wonder that demand swiftly exceeded supply after Jaguar initially laid down plans to build the car in relatively small numbers&;

It was an instant hit on racing circuits, too: little more than a month beyond the launch, Graham Hill took a roadster to victory on its debut at Oulton Park. Chassis 875027, the focus of this story, was the first E-type campaigned by American racing entrepreneur Briggs Cunningham&;s famous team and its performances helped persuade Jaguar to use the E-type as basis for a competition thoroughbred that has become one of the most coveted of all time: the Lightweight. This book is published by PORTER PR INT 74,04 Euro – now available at amazon.

Posted on 28th Oktober, 2019 | No Comment

After Ford unsuccessfully attempted to buy Ferrari, in 1963, the American car giant instead embarked on its own racing programme in a bid to beat the famous Italian marque at the world’s most prestigious race, the Le Mans 24 Hours, as told in the forthcoming Hollywood movie Ford v. Ferrari. This updated edition of The Ford that Beat Ferrari tells the story of how that mission was eventually accomplished.
Development of the GT40: how the prototype Ford GT emerged in 1964 from the previous year’s Lola GT programme.

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Posted on 24th September, 2014 | No Comment

The 1960s was a unique era in the history of motorcycle Grand Prix racing, and arguably marked the last period of “traditional” road racing. The decade saw the rise of the Japanese factories that would eventually dominate the sport, and the burgeoning two-stroke technology that would go on to replace the traditional four stroke machines. It was undoubtedly one of the most glorious and exciting decades as far as technological diversity was concerned, with machines that displayed a remarkable variety of technical complexity – at least fifty different makes of machine from over half a dozen countries were involved in the events.
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