Trailer Ü Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans (English Edition) PDF by É A J Baime

Trailer Ü Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans (English Edition) PDF by É A J Baime Coming To Cinemas In November , Under The Title LE MANS In The S Enzo Ferrari Emerged As The Dominant Force In Sports Cars In The World, Creating Speed Machines That Were Unbeatable On The Race Track In America, The Ford Motor Company Was Quickly Losing Ground As The Pre Eminent Brand Henry Ford II Saw A Solution He Decided To Declare War On Ferrari, To Build A Faster Car Than Anything Ferrari Had Brought To The Track, And To Beat Him At The World S Biggest Race, Le Mans Ferrari Was Just As Determined To See Off This Challenge From Across The AtlanticWith Practically No Safety Regulations In Place In The European Grand Prix Races, Horrific Accidents Were Routine, With Both Drivers And Spectators Killed In Many Races The Stakes Were Incredibly High, Money And Men Were Thrown At The Competition, Neither Ford Or Ferrari Would Accept Anything But Victory The Battle To Become The Fastest In The World Truly Became A Race To The Death This was quite a good book and would have been even better had there been some illustrations, particularly of the Ferrari P3s and P4s To me, these are the most beautiful racing cars of all time and I m sorry that they did not do a bit better than they did.
This book is amazing To sum it up industry, business, power, egos, dare devils, death, victory, intriguea never ending well informed series of twists and turnsall battled out on one race track.
I loved it, im already looking forward to reading it again.
I need to stress I have mimimal interest in cars or car racing, Im a motorcycle fan I do however visit Le Mans purely for the theatre of the event, and an interest in the endurance of the race itself This book covers the car industry and the general car racing scene of the time, and I found it simply fascinating.
This book is a well written must read in my opinion.
A compelling narrative on the battle between Ford and Ferrari at Le Mans in the 1960s told from the perspctives on the people who were there It isn t perfect the brief description of Levegh s crash in the 1955 race takes the lazy and discredited view that Hawthorn caused the incident by pulling across the road without warning, for example, and there are other examples of insufficient research into events used as asides The story ends suddenly with the controversial 1 2 3 at the 1966 event without covering the 1967 campaign with the MkIV and the 1968 9 races won by John Wyer s MkIs In fact, Wyer s role in making a success of the GT40 is somewhat glossed over in favour of giving the honours to Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles, when in fact Wyer s preferred approach of developing the MkI to gain reliability was later throughly vindicated Ive always been a fan of the GT40 so I was looking forward to this book.
Hardly any technical details at all and what was there was rubbish most of the time The writing made me cringe at times in the silence the smokers could hear the tobacco crackle do me a favour When I saw who he writes for Playtboy it explained a lot Glad when I finished it Some strange terminology such as pavement for track and pilot for driver First place on the grid seems odd too, we know that as pole position This is a good account of the heyday of Le Mans, the emergence of the Ferrari brand and the Ford empire I noticed some chronological errors but this is very readable You also see the transitions of small scale manufacturers to the manufacturer dominated racing and that is a good parallel of today s motorsport Recommended The book is a great read, fascinating, engaging and containing a wealth of facts from extensive interviews and research Thanks to the seller, was shipped and delivered quickly.
Well researched book and put together like a novel, I liked the background on Enzo Ferrari and Mr Ford, it helped me start to understand the tragedy and loss in everyone s lives at the time form close family Dino to racing drivers We still lose too many great race car drivers today, but nothing like the quantity that we did during the era of this book I liked it very much, thank you A J Baime A gripping tale about the duel for supremacy of the Le Mans races during the 1960ies and how the rivalry between the Ford Company and the Scuderia Ferrari came about The author unfolds successfully how the Ford Motorcar Company from Detroit contracted the Motorsport virus there is plentiful of literature on Ferrari s history of endurance racing and evokes the fascination of 1960ies motorsports unlike today, back then the Vingt quatre Heures Du Mans endurance race could easily match Formula 1 with regard to public interest Recommendable for those who want to know about motorsports of the past some call it the romantic decade of motorsports.
When you start the book, it is difficult to stop Great story it is interesting to see how it all started years before The competition between Mr Ford and Ferrari Well written.

A J Baime

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