By Karl Ludvigsen
"The nice vehicles, drivers and races from the head motor-sporting countries shape the subject matter of this fantastic new sequence of magnificently illustrated volumes. each one kingdom boasts its bloodlines, businesses, engineers, executives and fans whose strong aggressive spirit and dauntless braveness drives them to dominate in motor racing.
Continuing during this brilliant new sequence, Italian motor racing specialists show the dramatic tales in the back of their successes and screw ups, the nice vintage persistence races and Grand Prix contests during which they ruled - or confronted catastrophe. Motor racing, which has no equivalent within the ecstasy of victory and anguish of defeat, comes vividly to lifestyles within the colourful pages of those awesome books.
Ferrari is the fundamental bearer of Rosso Corsa, Italian Racing purple, within the twenty first Century. Rightly so, simply because Ferrari Grand Prix automobiles have represented Italy in formulation 1 racing because the international Championship was once tested in 1950. Ferrari activities autos too have carried the flag with 8 victories at Le Mans. yet as Karl Ludvigsen explains in his authoritative textual content, there's even more to Rosso Corsa than Ferrari. within the sport's early years the ability to reckon with was once Fiat, who additionally set the speed after international conflict I. Then a feisty newcomer, Alfa Romeo, carried the Italian flag along, into the Thirties, the Maserati brothers. racing drivers, Felice Nazzaro and Vincenzo Lancia, created their very own vehicle marques, one in every of which stormed into prominence within the 1950s.
Italian drivers have been to the fore with Tazio Nuvolari, Achille Varzi, Nino Farina, Gigi Villoresi and father and son Antonio and Alberto Ascari. nice races reminiscent of the Targo Florio and Mille Miglia, and the enduring circuit Monza, hosted many big battles. Shoals of artistic experts competed in smaller periods together with Abarth, OSCA, Cisitalia, Nardi, Siata, Stanguellini and Bandini, a lot of whom subsidized Gianni Lurani's renowned formulation Junior. Maserati, which scored Indianapolis wins on the finish of the Thirties, held epic contests with Ferrari in the course of the Sixties.
m Ferrari to Maserati, the Italians have definitely held a first-rate place in international motor racing. those colourful contestants and so forth come to lifestyles within the pages of this quantity, with infrequent photos from the world-famous Ludvigsen Library and in particular commissioned snap shots of key racers."
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