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Guide to racing cars: From Grand Prix Racing to Karting
Guide to racing cars From Grand Prix Racing to Karting Author:Brock Yates From the dust jacket, — Whether you have just been tempted into discovering what the excitement is all about or whether you are an already established car racing fan, this readable reference book, with it's many photoes carefully coded with text, gives you all the answers. — - You'll not only become familiar with the lingo of the track, but you'll... more » really know what you're talking about - for this book has a complete glossary
- You'll not only learn what classes of cars race, but you'll find out how the classification is determined and why.
- You'll not only learn how racing developed, but you'll also take a peek into the future with Brock Yates, Author and reporter extraordinary.
Brock makes sense out of chaos. In refreshingly simple style he takes you on a tour of the prize races - the Continental Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona stock car races, the Bonneville Nationals and all the rest - while explaining the types of cars entered and the many differences between them.
Brock carefully points out the advantages and disadvantages of each type of car - the fomula cars, sports cars, American track racing cars of all sizes, stock cars, hot rods, international record cars and karts. He compares European cars and racing with American.
Every where he stresses safety. For Brock Yates knows that the general public will accept car racing as a major spectator sport, only when lives are not endangered.
One reading of this book will give you more knowledge of motor racing than many a day at the races or poring over car catalogues.« less