1894-1959 - the early years. Written by Brian Laban, 351 pages with many b/w illustrations, size 221 x 251 mm, binding: hardcover with book jacket, language: English, German and French
Motor racing has always had the capacity to create memorable stories and images. From the earliest days, car manufacturers used motor sport as a proving ground for their machines, but the sport earned an image far beyond that of a mere engineering laboratory. As motor sport developed from the inter-city road races to closed road circuits and eventually to purpose-built tracks, it became one of the most sensational sports in the world. This book shows the early days of one of the most spectacular sports of the world. It shows the first heroes decades, records the golden age of the 20s and focuses on the Big Boys back then: Bentley, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz.