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alfetta mcdonough book cover
alfetta mcdonough book cover
alfetta mcdonough book cover

While recently admiring online photos of a 1:18 scale Exoto XS Alfetta 159, I felt compelled to dig out Ed McDonough’s book on this iconic race car “Alfetta – The Alfa Romeo 158/159 Grand Prix Car”. Ferrari and 156 book f...

 
 
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colin chapman inside the innovator book cover
colin chapman inside the innovator book cover
colin chapman inside the innovator book cover

Car launch season is always an interesting time. Will we see any radical interpretation of the new 2017 chassis regulations? One of F1’s most innovative thinkers that pushed the boundaries of the sports regulations was Co...

 
 
 
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630 days to the top bmw book
630 days to the top bmw book
630 days to the top bmw book

Let’s take a look at another F1 engine book. I loved the unique aero designs of Gordon Murray cars, particularly the Brabham BMW turbo era cars of the early 80’s. A celebration of the BMW turbo engine powering the Brabham BT49 ...

 
 
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In the last few F1 seasons, the engine has been the single most determining factor for the dominant form of the Mercedes AMG team. The sport has seen many famous power units delivering successful winning eras for many teams ...

 
 
 
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Mercedes Benz Grand Prix Racing 1934-1955 George C. Monkhouse book cover
Mercedes Benz Grand Prix Racing 1934-1955 George C. Monkhouse book cover
Mercedes Benz Grand Prix Racing 1934-1955 George C. Monkhouse book cover

Will the Mercedes continue to be a cut above the rest in 2017? You only need to look back at the domination of the Silver Arrows during WWII and the 1950s to know that the German marque take their racing very seriously. Aside f...

 
 
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Whenever there is political unrest within Ferrari, I always can’t help imagining what the great il Commendatore would be thinking. In 2017, we can only look back at some of the few books written by Enzo himself for some g...

 
 
 
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Ferrari F1 1964-1976 Piero Cascucci book cover
Ferrari F1 1964-1976 Piero Cascucci book cover
Ferrari F1 1964-1976 Piero Cascucci book cover

If the rumours are true, Ferrari are removing the white strips from their race livery  and going back to the full red coloured chassis for the 2017 season. The famous red and white Ferrari race cars that come to mind were the 3...






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