John Surtees

My Incredible Life On Two And Four Wheels

Author: John Surtees

Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780992820923

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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This long-awaited book is a photographic memoir by the only man to have won World Championships on motorcycles and in cars. Containing nearly 300 photographs from Surtees' own collection as well as from the world's finest motorsport picture libraries, this major book presents a complete visual record of Surtees' life accompanied by fascinating commentary written in collaboration with co-author Mike Nicks. Chapters of particular interest are those covering Surtees's formative years and the extraordinary 1960 season in which he raced both motorcycles and cars, winning two World Championships on MV Agusta bikes as well as taking second place for Lotus in the British GP, which was only his second Formula 1 race. Royalties from sales of the book will go to the Henry Surtees Foundation, which was set up to honour the memory of John's son Henry, who was killed in a freak accident at Brands Hatch in 2009. - The early years (up to 1952): a childhood around motorcycle racing, apprenticeship with Vincent, then racing a Vincent Grey Flash. - Getting established (1953-55): Moving on to ride mainly Manx Nortons, he did 86 races in one year, and in 1955 achieved his first grand prix win, in the 250cc Ulster GP on an NSU. - The glory years (1956-60): dominating top-level motorcycle racing for five years with Italian team MV Agusta, taking seven World Championship titles on 500cc and 350cc bikes. - The remarkable year of bikes and cars (1960): overlapping his last year of motorcycle racing with 17 car races, including four F1 World Championship events. - Ferrari driver (1963-66): established in cars, he joined Ferrari, winning his first race â?? the Sebring 12 Hours for sports cars â?? and the following year becoming F1 World Champion. - Can-Am champion (1966): after recovery from a huge crash in a Lola T70 sports car and acrimonious departure from Ferrari, he bounced back in North America to win the spectacular Can-Am series. - Turning Japanese (1967-68): Honda invited Surtees to develop and drive its F1 cars for two years, with victory in the Italian GP at Monza the highlight. - Becoming a constructor (1969-78): going into single-seater racing, including F1, with Team Surtees and cars of his own manufacture; Mike Hailwood won the European F2 Championship in 1972. - The latter years (1978 onwards): fully active on the historic scene as a restorer and driver of motorcycles and cars, then nurturing son Henry's career until the tragic accident. Royal Automobile Club shortlist of contenders for Motoring Book of the Year!

Go Like Hell

Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

Author: A. J. Baime

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547416563

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them. Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. Go Like Hell transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the "pilots" who would drive them to victory, or doom.

100 Years of the Isle of Man TT

A Century of Motorcycle Racing - Updated Edition covering 2007 - 2012

Author: David Wright

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976484

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Run over the everyday roads of the Isle of Man for over 100 years, the world-famous Tourist Trophy races have gripped the imaginations of successive generations of motorcyclists. From the earliest days of single-speed, belt-driven machines delivering 5 bhp, to the highly developed projectiles of today offering a fearsome 200 bhp, race fans have thronged the roadside banks and watched in awe as the best racing motorcyclists in the world rode the fastest machines of their day around the twists, turns and climbs of the 374 mile Mountain Course, all in pursuit of a coveted Tourist Trophy. This new updated edition covering the 2007 - 2012 races, reveals the event's colourful history through the high-speed activities of great riders such as the Collier brothers, Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Steve Hislop, Joey Dunlop, John McGuinness and many others. It also looks at the machines and mechanical developments and race organisation, plus the financial rewards and commercial interests; setting them all in the context of the triumphs and tragedies of a great sporting event that has seen average lap speeds rise from 40 mph to over 130 mph. Written in an easy style, this book reveals the Manx TT's colourful history through its great riders, machines, mechanical developments and race organisation and is superbly illustrated with over 250 colour photographs.

Stealing Speed

The Biggest Spy Scandal in Motorsport History

Author: Mat Oxley

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781844259755

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This is the compelling story of how one of Japan's biggest motorcycle manufacturers stole a Nazi rocket scientist's engine secrets from behind the Iron Curtain to conquer the world.

Playing as if the World Mattered

An Illustrated History of Activism in Sports

Author: Gabriel Kuhn

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1629631345

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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The world of sports is often associated with commercialism, corruption, and reckless competition. Liberals have objected to sport being used for political propaganda, and leftists have decried its role in distracting the masses from the class struggle. Yet, since the beginning of organized sports, athletes, fans, and officials have tried to administer and play it in ways that strengthen, rather than hinder, progressive social change. From the workers' sports movement in the early 20th century to the civil rights struggle transforming sports in the 1960s to the current global network of grassroots sports clubs, there has been a glowing desire to include sports in the struggle for liberation and social justice. With the help of numerous full-color illustrations—from posters and leaflets to paintings and photographs—Playing as if the World Mattered makes this history tangible and introduces an understanding of sports beyond chauvinistic jingoism, corporate-media chat rooms, and multibillion-dollar business deals.

Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits

Author: Casey Stoner

Publisher: Hachette Australia

ISBN: 0733631886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The bestselling autobiography of Casey Stoner, Australia's two-time MotoGP Champion. 'If you never give up, anything can happen' - Casey Stoner Showing anything is possible when determination meets talent, two-time World MotoGP champion Casey Stoner shares his inspirational journey from Queensland toddler, with an extraordinary ability on a motorbike, to his decision to retire at twenty-seven with nothing left to prove. For the first time, he tells of his early family life, the development of his riding skills and why his parents decided to sell everything and travel from Australia to Europe to chase the dream and support his aim to become World Champion when he was only fourteen years old. As fearless with his opinions as he is on the racetrack, Casey includes all the highs and lows of his life so far: the real reason he left for Europe so young, his thoughts on racing as it stands today, the riders' hierarchy, the politics of racing, the importance of family, his battle with illness and why he decided to turn his back on a multimillion-dollar contract when he was still winning. And he will let us in on some of the new goals he has set for himself. Pushing the Limits is a unique and remarkable account of self-sacrifice and determination to succeed against the odds, the inspiring story of a young Australian who took on the world on his terms, his way. . . and won.

Stirling Moss

My Racing Life

Author: Stirling Moss,Simon Taylor

Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781910505069

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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In this very personal book, Stirling Moss guides the reader through his motor racing life with a fascinating, insightful and often amusing commentary to an unrivalled collection of over 300 photographs, many of which will be unfamiliar to even his most ardent fans. He takes us from his childhood to the height of his fame as 'Mr Motor Racing' and then to the sudden end of his career with that crash at Goodwood in 1962. Along the way we dwell on his finest moments as well as the setbacks, and delight in the sheer variety of machinery - almost 100 different cars - in which he competed during his rollercoaster racing life. This is a book that all motor racing enthusiasts will treasure. - Starting in 1948, he made his name in little 500cc Coopers, moving towards stardom in HWM, ERA and Cooper F2 cars, then his own F1 Maserati 250F. - The 1955 Mercedes season and its twin highlights â?? winning the Mille Miglia and the British Grand Prix. - His longing to win in British cars was rewarded with two fine F1 seasons at Vanwall (1957â??58), with whom he came very close to winning the F1 World Championship, and sports car successes with Aston Martin. - Rear-engined Cooper and Lotus F1 cars with Rob Walker (1958â??62), including two celebrated Monaco GP wins. - Two-seater variety: the amazing range of sports cars he drove included Jaguars (XK120, C-type and D-type), Maseratis (150S to 450S), Ferraris (250 GT SWB and Testa Rossa) and Porsches (550 Spyder to RS61), plus Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, Osca, Healey 100S, Cooper ‘Bobtail' and more. - Ever busy and versatile: rallying with Sunbeams, trialling a Harford special, Bonneville record-breaking with MG EX181, saloon car racing in a humble Standard Ten â?? and even a kart race. - Published to mark the 60th anniversary of Moss's famous win in the 1955 Mille Miglia road race in a Mercedes 300SLR. Foreword by 2014 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

Pale Rider

The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World

Author: Laura Spinney

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610397681

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century. The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth--from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus travelled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted--and often permanently altered--global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. It was partly responsible, Spinney argues, for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war. It also created the true "lost generation." Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity.

The Complete Book of Formula One

Author: Simon Arron,Mark Hughes

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760334560

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 492

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The Complete Book of Formula One is a year-by-year account of the cars, drivers, and races of Formula One from 1950 to the present. Includes full-color and historic black and white photos, thorough race data, and a fun and easy-to-read design.

The World's Business Cultures and how to Unlock Them

Author: Barry Tomalin,Mike Nicks

Publisher: Thorogood Publishing

ISBN: 1854183699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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Middle and senior managers are now travelling abroad on business in vast numbers'or working in virtual distributed teams which cross cultural as well as international borders. This insightful new book focuses on business cultural awareness and offers accessible 'dip-in' information on doing business overseas. Developed from their experiences with the business cultures of many nations, Barry Tomalin and Mike Nicks provide the essentials that will enable any business traveler to come to a full understanding of cultural differences in communication, negotiation, partnerships, socializing, incentives and rewards. More than just preventing the reader from causing offense to their business counterparts, the authors offer strategies and tactics for gaining the trust and collaboration of colleagues from other countries and ensuring that the right impression is made'whatever the culture. The book provides a framework for understanding any culture in the world, but specifically includes chapters on China, India, Brazil, Russia, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan and the USA. Other important topics covered include: Cultural Expectations; How to be More Culturally Sensitive; Cultural Beartraps; and Relocation and Repatriation.

Formula One

The Illustrated History

Author: Bruce Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780976310

Category: Grand Prix racing

Page: 344

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When a grid of cars assembled at Silverstone in 1950 for the first round of a new Formula One World Championship, the people concerned would have had no idea that they were setting out on what was to become the world's most spectacular annual competition. This book tracks the highs and lows of more than six decades of scintillating sport which has followed, focusing on the epic battles that have unfolded between the leading teams and top drivers as they have raced their way around the globe.

Top Dead Center

The Best of Kevin Cameron from Cycle World Magazine

Author: Kevin Cameron

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760327272

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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Kevin Cameron is one of the most widely read motorcycle journalists in the world--for reasons that this collection makes immediately and undeniably clear. Here are the feature articles and columns that have made Cameron a must-read for motorcycle aficionados: stories of the racing life; interviews with top-notch racers; profiles of builders and engineers (like John Britten); accounts of changes in the racing world; analyses of riding techniques and winning technology; reports of races; and popular pieces about engine and suspension theory. With short introductions to each piece, Cameron puts his on-the-spot writing on motorcycle racing into context, and offers a quick, clear history of the best on bikes.

Cybill Disobedience

How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood, and the Irrepressible Urge to Say what I Think

Author: Cybill Shepherd,Aimee Lee Ball

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780091879037

Category: Television actors and actresses

Page: 294

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If you only ever buy one Hollywood autobiography make it this one. Sassy, shocking, funny and totally revealing this is Cybill Shepherd's unexpurgated life-story, told with the wit and honesty you'd expect from the star that's seen it all and knows it all. She has been 57 kinds of disobedient and she has never held back from doing or saying what she wants. Cybill Disobedience is a limit-breaking, open-top car ride down Hollywood's Hall of Fame. From top model to movie siren, sex with Elvis to Bruce Willis's appeal, The Last Picture Show to Taxi Driver, the Cybill disaster and the Moonlighting phenomenon, it's all in here; every boyfriend, every affair, every good film and bad film. But most of all it's about a strong woman's determination to survive. The whole shebang - from Hollywood's mouthiest queen.

Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities

Author: Robert Smith Surtees

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847202898

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Overdrive

Formula 1 in the Zone

Author: Clyde Brolin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956473806

Category: Automobile racing

Page: 237

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John Surtees

Motorcycle Maestro

Author: Mick Walker

Publisher: DB Publishing

ISBN: 9781859839539

Category: Motorcycle racing

Page: 185

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Mick Walker provides an in-depth study of one of the greatest motorcycle racers, John Surtees. In this fully illustrated book, he gives a detailed account of Surtees's seven world titles plus descriptions of his greatest races.

Formula 1: All The Races

The World Championship Story Race-By-Race 1950-2015

Author: Roger Smith

Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781910505113

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 668

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This remarkable book is the third edition of an acclaimed work of reference about Formula 1. It has been meticulously researched and written to capture the character and essence of every one of the 935 World Championship races held from the beginning of Formula 1 in 1950 to the end of the 2015 season. Each entry highlights the key events of each Grand Prix from qualifying through to the final outcome as well as spotlighting those incidental happenings so unique to F1 that influenced a race or an unfolding championship battle. Nothing is missed in this unique book of record. Fully updated three years since publication of the sell-out previous edition. Each race entry is packed with information, comprising a descriptive text supported by numerous statistics. 935 races, 206 winning cars, 105 winning drivers, 66 seasons, 32 champions. All race-winning cars illustrated with high-quality artwork by Alain Baudouin. Decade-by-decade structure: the 1950s (Red to green); the 1960s (From strength to strength), the 1970s (Television stardom), the 1980s (Bernie's travelling circus), the 1990s (Going global), the 2000s (Front-page news), the 2010s (Money talks). Appendices give overview listings, including World Champion drivers, World Champion constructors, total wins for drivers and constructors, etc.