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Top Ten Sports Car Racing Books

To ease your Holiday shopping needs, here are our top ten selections for sports car racing related books. If nothing here grabs your fancy, use the search box at the bottom. When you're done here, see our other Top Ten Shopping Lists.

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Return to Glory Book
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Return to Glory!: The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Racing Car
by Robert Ackerson
1952 was one of the most important years in Mercedes-Benz racing history; after a 13-year absence, it returned to motor sport competition with an automobile that rewrote the history of modern sports car racing. Hardbound, 9-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches, 144 pages, 126 color and b&w photos.
 
Art of the Le Mans Race Car Book
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Art of the Le Mans Race Car: 90 Years of Speed
by Stuart Codling
Takes the reader through a visual review of 90 years of significant, stunning racing machines. Striking studio photography specifically commissioned for this book from James Mann, one of the world’s leading car and motorcycle photographers, highlights the functional art of race car engineering, allowing readers to lose themselves in the myriad mechanical details within. Hardbound, 12-1/3 x 10 inches, 240 pages, 312 color and 12 b&w photos.
 
Lola T70 Book
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Lola T70 - The Design, Development & Racing History
by John Starkey and Franco Varani
Eric Broadley's wonderful T70 was a sensation when it appeared in 1965. In this book you will find the story of it's progress from a CanAm spyder to a World Championship coupe. Over 600 color and black and white photographs, plus the individual history of all ninety-nine T70s originally produced by the factory. Hardbound, 530 pages.
 
Le Mans 24 Hours 1980-89 Book
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Le Mans 24 Hours 1980-89: The Official History of the World's Greatest Motor Race
by Quentin Spurring
Officially licensed with the ACO, the organisers of the annual Le Mans 24 Hours race, this sumptuous book will be the fourth in our decade-by-decade series that will eventually build up into an eight-volume set covering every race since 1923. Hardbound, 9 x 11 inches, 352 pages, 50 b&w and 300 color photos.
 
Le Mans '55. The crash that changed the face of motor racing Book
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Le Mans '55. The crash that changed the face of motor racing
by R.M. Clarke
The worst crash in motor racing history - killing more than 80 people - was produced by a ferocious and haunting combination of circumstances: nationalism, raw speed, the nature of a 24-hour race, and chance. This is why and how it happened. Softbound, 7 x 9-1/2 inches, 256 pages.
 
Le Mans Panoramic Book
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Le Mans Panoramic
by Gavin Ireland
Shot over two years, this book’s specialist panoramic photography gives a real sense of the many aspects that make up the Le Mans experience: the sun setting on night time qualifying, brake discs glowing in the dark, sprawling fan camp sites, and the elation as battered cars complete the epic race. Hardbound, 12 x 8 inches, 224 pages, 118 color photos.
 
Sports Car Racing 1895-1959 Book
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Sports Car Racing 1895-1959
by Brian Laban
This is the story of motor racing as it once was, from the early days to the fifties; the story of those Olympians who bestrode the track - from Jenatzy and Boillot, Campbell and Caracciola, to Ascari, Fangio and Moss - and of their cars - the Alfas, Mercedes, Maseratis and Ferraris - giants all of another, more compelling age. Hardbound, 10 x 9 inches, 352 pages.
 
Ford Versus Ferrari: The Battle for Le Mans Book
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Ford Versus Ferrari: The Battle for Le Mans
by Anthony Pritchard
This new book shares the title of Anthony Pritchard’s landmark book about this fabulous aspect of 1960s sports car racing - the big contest, played out above all at Le Mans, between Ford and Ferrari. Hardbound, 9 x 11 inches, 400 pages, 400 color photos.
 
Gulf-Mirage 1967 to 1982 Book
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Gulf-Mirage 1967 to 1982 (WSC Giants)
by Ed McDonough
Details the origin and history of the Mirage sports cars which the British John Wyer Automotive firm designed and built to contest the various versions of the World Sports Car Championship between 1967 and 1975, funded by the Gulf Oil Corporation. Softbound, 8-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches, 128 pages, 100 color illustrations.
 
Mille Miglia Story: 1927-1957 Book
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Mille Miglia Story: 1927-1957
by Leonardo Acerbi
The book draws on a wealth of photographic documents, in particular for the post-war editions, from the Novafoto-Sorlini Archive, an important collection featuring the shots taken by the official race photographer, Alberto Sorlini, between 1947 and 1957. Thanks to this previously unpublished and spectacular material, the book evokes an era in which unforgettable chapters in motorsport history were written. Hardbound, 9-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches, 192 pages.


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