Profusely illustrated with more than 330 photos (over half of them in color), this book is sure to become a classic among Indy racing fans. --CarTech Books
Tired of spec cars? This great new books if for you. Extensive coverage of the Brickyard from 1961 thru 1971. It started innocently enough when Jack Brabham brought over a rear engined Cooper Climax, intensified with Colin Chapman's nimble little Lotus 2 yearsf later, then went completely bonkers with Andy Granatelli's turbine cars. Drivers turned manufacturers Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones and Bruce McLaren brought their new designs and a fellow named Penske came on the scene. Great photos! --The Motorsport Collector
Subtitled Innovation and Revolution at the Brickyard, this lavishly illustrated book tells the story of Indycars in the 1960s. At the start of the decade they were all front engined roadsters, then Jack Brabham turned up with that funny little Cooper and within 10 years, race goers were seeing turbo-charged winged monsters. Along the way there were plenty of interesting experiments with gas turbines, 4-wheel drive, and twin engines. Most of the more extreme machines are featured in some detail with plenty of photos. Although the majority of the book is dedicated to the '60s, the early chapters prove that nothing ever new and highlight the more innovative machines from earlier decades. A fascinating read and valuable library addition. --Four Small Wheels
About the Author
Alex Gabbard is a well established automotive historian with hundreds of magazine features and 17 published books to date, three of his books receiving "Book of the Year" recognition in International competition. In addition to lifetime interests in auto racing, the author is a mechanical engineer and career physicist at a National Laboratory.