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Legendary Race Cars Hardcover – October 9, 2009
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“More than any other automobile history book, this one struck a chord with me. The mix of modern and period photos, the historical details in each story, and the writing style all add up to a satisfying experience for anyone who loves cars.” - David Grant, 2008 Porsche Enthusiast of the Year (PCA)
“If, like ours, your tastes in racing run broad, Basem Wasef’s book, Legendary Race Cars, deserves a spot on your shelf. With a foreword buy Sir Stirling Moss and text that covers both the human and mechanical, Legendary Race Cars is a book you’ll enjoy one chapter at a time.” – Road & Track
“At the absolute minimum, we’ll give the author credit for providing the fuse that can cause a great argument to explode: What are the 25 greatest racing cars of all time, from every generation and genre of motorsport, and who were the men who drove them? That’s a killer proposition. Wasef is a photographer, and the book is handsomely illustrated, its frameworthy dust jacket is an interesting marketing strategy.” – Hemmings Motor News
“With 176 glossy pages, 318 photos and a cover jacket that can be framed as a poster, this hardcover book celebrates significant race cars in history.” – EuroTuner magazine
“The photography is excellent, and the book is well-written, informative and entertaining to read (including an introduction by Stirling Moss), with many quotes and recollections from the designers, drivers and team members that drove and were involved with the cars that are profiled. This is a great book to add to your book collection and is one you'll go back to often.” – TheRaceSite.com
“Even if you just have a passing interest in the sport of automobile racing this book will grab and hold your interest. Beautifully illustrated, this book will entertain and inform you about the cars and drivers who reached the pinnacle of the sport in all of its forms from road racing to rallying to stock cars, Indy, LeMans and
“A veritable book of dreams, Wasef tells the stories behind 25 of the most significant racing cars ever. Nicely written, packed with glowing photography and beautifully bound and presented. When viewed through a certain filter, Legendar Race Cars is a road map for turning dreams into reality.” – African Americans on Wheels magazine
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Even a non-racing fan will enjoy reading this book. Many well known and lots of less famous race cars receive an overview in this detailed tome. Packed with more than 3,000 photos and illustrations, the author presents the history of racing cars dating back to the first Indy 500 winner from 1911 with lots of background information. Legendary Race Cars is an excellent book that will hold the attention of aficionados and novices alike.” – AAANY.com
“… the choice of cars reflects an impressive knowledge of the breadth of motor racing, with machines from all manner of other disciplines including rallying, drag racing, Indy cars, NASCAR, sports cars and more. I enjoyed the variety of the cars chosen, the succinctly-told stories behind them and the generous complement of contemporary photographs. An interesting choice for technically-minded fans with a taste for more than just F1 cars.” -F1fanatic.co.uk
This book will heat up your hot stove debates. The book features 25 legendary racecars, and you can argue for hours whether all of these cars should be included or if there are others that are more deserving of
Like any sporting pursuit, motorsports has its heroes. But unlike other sports, racing finds its heroes in a perfect meeting of man and machine. These are the mythic pairings profiled in Legendary Race Cars—Mario Andretti’s world championship-winning Lotus 79, Stirling Moss’s unstoppable Mercedes-Benz SLR, Ray Harroun’s inaugural Indy 500-winning Marmon Wasp, and many, many more.
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But there were other makes that had great cars, Mercedes-Benz Arrow, Lotus 49, the French Delahaye post WWI Grand Prix car. Top fuel dragsters, NASCAR, Rally cars. If you love racing cars this book covers one of almost every type from post WWI to the Indy Turbo car. Like myself you'll be surprised at the content. I recommend this book.
Most of the cars included are obvious choices that have been written about extensively in other books but a few are refreshingly new. It`s a bit heavy on Formula 1 cars but not excessively.