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(2004)
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Blue & Orange
The History of Gulf in Motorsports

BLUE & ORANGE focuses on the drivers, the cars and the races associated with the Pittsburg company and their famous logo through the best part of 70 years. The lavishly illustrated hard-back publication starts with Harry Miller's Indy 500 challenger which, in 1937, was a hugely innovative mid-engined single-seater that boasted nothing less than 4-wheel drive and disc brakes! In 1966 Gulf Oil vice-president Grady Davis bought a Ford GT40 and formed a lasting friendship with John Wyer. Their mutual interest would turn into a full-scale racing partnership lasting nine eventful years, perhaps endurance racing’s most successful commercial partnership of all time. With Ford GT40s, Porsche 917s, three world championships, three outright victories at Le Mans and an association with some of the world’s greatest drivers, this was truly the golden era of sports car racing. Pedro Rodriguez and Jo Siffert established new speed records everywhere they raced in Gulf Porsche 917s, and their exploits are now legendary. Steve McQueen's film 'Le Mans' gave the Gulf Porsche 917 an iconic status, and a chapter in BLUE & ORANGE features stories and photographs of Steve McQueen some of these are being published for the very first time.

Pages / Seiten: 208
Fotos / Fotos : 250 b/w & color
Text:  English
Published: 2004
by
Michael Cotton
Hardcover
Blue & Orange • The History of Gulf in Motorsports • #BK2004BO
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edition
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CHF 339.00
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BK2004BOL
(2004)
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 4 5 6 7 ,
Blue & Orange
The History of Gulf in Motorsports

BLUE & ORANGE focuses on the drivers, the cars and the races associated with the Pittsburg company and their famous logo through the best part of 70 years. The lavishly illustrated hard-back publication starts with Harry Miller's Indy 500 challenger which, in 1937, was a hugely innovative mid-engined single-seater that boasted nothing less than 4-wheel drive and disc brakes! In 1966 Gulf Oil vice-president Grady Davis bought a Ford GT40 and formed a lasting friendship with John Wyer. Their mutual interest would turn into a full-scale racing partnership lasting nine eventful years, perhaps endurance racing’s most successful commercial partnership of all time. With Ford GT40s, Porsche 917s, three world championships, three outright victories at Le Mans and an association with some of the world’s greatest drivers, this was truly the golden era of sports car racing. Pedro Rodriguez and Jo Siffert established new speed records everywhere they raced in Gulf Porsche 917s, and their exploits are now legendary. Steve McQueen's film 'Le Mans' gave the Gulf Porsche 917 an iconic status, and a chapter in BLUE & ORANGE features stories and photographs of Steve McQueen some of these are being published for the very first time.

Pages / Seiten: 208
Fotos / Fotos : 250 b/w & color
Text:  English
Published: 2004
by
Michael Cotton
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Blue & Orange • The History of Gulf in Motorsports • Limited Edition • #BK2004BOL
in a 'Gulf' gloss slipcase, each Limited Edition book will be distinguished by an individually numbered plate, personally signed by the author.
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BK129815
McLaren
Sports Racing Cars

Bruce McLarens sports racers were among the most successful and innovative race cars of the 1960s. McLarens driving was impressive, but it was his cars - particularly the Can-Am racers - that really put the Kiwi on the motorsports map. This dynamic photohistory focuses on McLaren and his cars from his early racing days through the end of the original Can-Am series in 1974. Includes coverage of the 1990s McLaren F1 sports car in both road and race trim.

Pages / Seiten: 192
Fotos / Fotos : 300 b/w, 50 color
Text:  English
Published:
by
Dave
Friedman
Hardcover
McLaren • Sports Racing Cars • #BK129815
Price :
CHF 89.00
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Item #
BK146627
Memories of The Bear
A Biography of Denny Hulme

When Denny Hulme won the 1967 Formula 1 World Championship, he jokingly asked Jim Clark to do the fame bit for him as he so disliked being in the spotlight. Behind the wheel of a racing car, however, the self-effacing New Zealander, known affectionately as "The Bear", showed ferocious determination. Racing was a passion. This book charts his illustrious career, which included eight Grand Prix victories and two Can-Am sports car titles.

Pages / Seiten: 380
Fotos / Fotos : b&w / color
Text:  English
Published: 2008

by
Eoin
Young
Hardcover
Denny Hulme • Biography • #BK146627
Price :
CHF 49.00
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Item #
BK146777
To Finish First
My Years Inside Formula 1, Can-Am & Indy 500
This lavishly produced book fills an important gap in the history of top-level motor racng during a historic era. The author was at the center of it all, first as Sir Jack Brabham's right-hand man during his leadership of the Cooper team, and later when he formed his own Brabham Racing Organization. Subsequently, when Phil Kerr joined his great friend Bruce McLaren, to become joint managing director of an ever expanding company, which was to achieve unrivalled success in Can-Am racing as well as being at the forefront of Formula One, he and his colleagues had to cope with the tragedy of the founders untimely death while testing a Can-Am car at Goodwood. The authors description of how the shattered team was saved and ultimately restored by the bravery of Bruce's co-driver Denny Hulme, already sidelined by agonizing burns to his hands, is a poignant highlight of his elegantly written manuscript of more than 120,000 words. Printed on high-quality art paper and beautifully illustrated, with a balanced mix of racing and off-duty pictures, many being seen for the first time, in addition to 15 reproductions of the paintings by the renowned artist Michael Turner, this is a handsome book indeed.

Pages / Seiten: 384
Fotos / Fotos : b&w / color
Text:  English
Published: 2008

by
Phill
Kerr
Hardcover
To Finish First &bull, Cooper Brabham McLaren • #BK146777
Price :
CHF 84.00
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