- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Icon Publishing Ltd. (April 15, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781910584101
- ISBN-13: 978-1910584101
- ASIN: 191058410X
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,069,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Art of Race Car Design Hardcover – April 15, 2016
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Bob Riley is a veteran designer and builder of race cars.Jonathan Ingram is an xperienced motorsports jounalist covering motorsports since 1976.
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Here are two examples of the extent of technical depth of the book - please forgive the paraphrasing but it would be too much to go thru the book again to glean exact quotes:
"so and so had a car built by somebody else that was giving them trouble. we were able to apply things we'd learned elsewhere to sort out their problem"
"make sure you don't have any crazy amounts of bump steer"
"I made it with fixed anti-dive...you don't want too much...production cars have too much"
It's like that.
Apologies to Mrs. Riley - I know that your husband is an excellent race car designer/constructor and I have no reason to believe he is anything but a great guy as well. But this book doesn't actually do justice to what he knows - and that's a disappointment as well as a waste of the money we'd gladly pay for a more useful book.
Mind you that I wasn't expecting anything like a Carroll Smith book or Milliken's RCVD. This book can share a shelf comfortably enough with those "by" men like Mauro Forgheiri and Nigel Bennett and that's certainly not nothing. What this book is is a very nice tour and look back over a very fine career from a relatively high altitude occasionally dipping lower for limited conceptual interjections pertaining to the art of race car design. It's not just a coffee table book with nice pictures - I did enjoy and appreciate the shared recollections. Just don't hope for too much tech.