- Hardcover: 607 pages
- Publisher: Haynes Manuals (August 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1893618897
- ISBN-13: 978-1893618893
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 8.9 x 2.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,328,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Brothers Rodriguez Hardcover – August 1, 2007
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by Carlos Eduardo Jalife-Villalón
Steve McQueen hooked me on racing with his epic homage to Le Mans, and Pedro Rodríguez became the man with the balls to wrestle the deadly Porsche 917 beast-of-a-racecar not just into submission, but on to victory. Now, David Bull Publishing has brought us the story behind Pedro and Ricardo, the brothers who shook up the racing world in those bygone days.
For men (and especially motorheads) of a certain age, McQueen's Le Mans was a rite of passage. We may not have had the capital to attend the battle of the titans that lasted two full times around the clock, and was waged on the public roads a few hours outside Paris. But, our boy Steve captured the visual and aural magic of the Porsche 971/Ferrari 512 war in a way that has yet to be repeated.
That movie caused me to start paying closer attention to World Championship Endurance racing, and the name Pedro Rodríguez kept appearing at or near the top of the results charts. I wondered who this brave, young buck was, and how did he get to the pinnacle of the racing world "so fast"?
Well Carlos Eduardo Jalife-Villalón's book tells us not only about Pedro's life on the track, but it also traces the rise of my hero and his brother Ricardo from obscurity, to international celebrity status, and ends with their untimely deaths. With 607 pages and nearly 4,000 black and white and color photos, this 9 x 13-inch hardbound book is literally a weighty biography; it tipped my postal scale at 11 pounds.
But this large book is an appropriate scale for the in-depth look the author provides of the brothers. Many of the photos have never been published, and a slew of them are courtesy of the Rodríguez family.Read more ›
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this is a great book but obviously you have to be interested in the 1960s Grand Prix era ! lots of information and great photosPublished 6 months ago by Wayne Wachtell
This is the most comprehensive biography I have ever read, bar none. The shear weight of the book is amazing. It was hard to read - literally the weight of the book made it so! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bruce Boertje
Probably a never to be outdone history of the Rodriguez brothers. Two shooting stars whose flames burned out way too soon. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Vintage Bob