Auto Racing Comes of Age: A Transatlantic View of the Cars, Drivers and Speedways, 1900-1925

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Auto Racing Comes of Age: A Transatlantic View of the Cars, Drivers and Speedways, 1900-1925

Format:  Hardcover,

300 pages

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub

Publish Date: May 2013

ISBN-13: 9780786466702

ISBN-10: 0786466707

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The first quarter of the 20th century was a time of dramatic change in auto racing, marked by the move from the horseless carriage to the supercharged Grand Prix racer, from the gentleman driver to the well-publicized professional, and from the dusty road course to the autodrome. This history of the evolution of European and American auto racing from 1900 to 1925 examines transatlantic influences, early dirt track racing, and the birth of the twin-cam engine and the straight-eight. It also explores the origins of the Bennett and Vanderbilt races, the early career of "America's Speed King" Barney Oldfield, the rise of the speedway specials from Marmon, Mercer, Stutz and Duesenberg, and developments from Peugeot, Delage, Ballot, Fiat, and Bugatti. This informative work provides welcome insight into a defining period in motorsports.

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Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Publish Date: May 2013
ISBN-13: 9780786466702
ISBN-10: 0786466707
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 300
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.25 x 10.0 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9780786466702

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Prefacep. 1
Bennettp. 3
Vanderbiltp. 14
Hippodrome Sprintsp. 31
Auto Importp. 41
French Sceneryp. 55
Specialsp. 69
Mercerp. 82
Stutzp. 97
Mason-Duesenbergp. 109
Camshaft Handlersp. 121
Indy Expeditionp. 138
Peugeot Careerp. 149
Aero-Enginesp. 161
New Wave Racersp. 174
Sheepshead Bayp. 186
Farewell Performancep. 196
Fiat Schoolp. 215
Bugatti's Way Upp. 232
New Generationp. 251
Biographical Datap. 269
Technical Datap. 274
Riding Mechanicsp. 277
Notesp. 283
Bibliographyp. 295
Indexp. 297

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