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Vic Elford: Reflections on a Golden Age in Motorsports Hardcover – August 1, 2006
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About the Author
Vic Elford was born in London and raced in Britain, Europe, the United States, and Japan in a career that spanned rallying, sports cars, Formula 1, Can-Am, Trans-Am, and NASCAR. During the latter part of his career, Elford lived in France. After retiring from driving he briefly ran his own team, then managed the French Inaltera sports car team's successful bid to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In the mid-1980s, Renault offered him th position of competition director for the United States. He now lives with his wife, Anita, in Florida. This is is second book.
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People looking for more technical focus in auto racing books will not be disappointed either. He gives interesting insight into the driving of rally cars, the powerful Porshe 917 and its variants, as well as the original Shadow Can-Am car, and the legendary Chapparal 2J "sucker" ground effects car as well as development work he contributed to on the Porshe 911 rally cars, and the Toyota Can-Am car not to mention his forays into Formula One and NASCAR.
The book is written in an easy conversational narration style that flows easily from one topic to the next. Generous use of photos from Mr. Elfords' personal collection coupled with good editing and a complete index augment this work even more.
Whether you are a die hard or passing race fan from any era this is a very worthwhile read and a welcome additon to anyones racing library. Racing books of this caliber only come along every once in a while. The reader will feel fortunate to have shared some of Mr. Elfords' racing life through this book. You won't be disappointed. I'm already looking forward to his next book.