Motor Racings Strangest Races

Tibballs, Geoff

£7.99

A quirky collection of true stories from the stranger side of motor racing, including the Frenchman who drove 25 miles in reverse, the Le Mans 24-hour race won by a car patched up with chewing gum, and the driver who drank six bottles of champagne on the way to winning the Indianapolis 500.

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Publish Date: 09/06/2016
ISBN: 9781910232965 Category:

Description

Since 1894, when motor racing’s colourful history began with a bang (and a banger!), drivers, racers and lunatics alike have done many stupid and bizarre things all in the name of motor sport. Author Geoff Tibballs has gathered together this absorbing collection of stories from over a century of motor racing around the world, including the Frenchman who drove 25 miles in reverse, the Grand Prix in which the leading drivers were so far ahead that they stopped for a meal in the pits, the Le Mans 24-hour race won by a car patched up with chewing gum, and the driver who drank six bottles of champagne – virtually one per pit-stop – on the way to winning the Indianapolis 500. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true.

Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of petrolheads, this book contains enough extraordinary-but-true tales to drive anyone around the bend.

Word count: 45,000

Additional information

Weight 250 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 17 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

796.7209 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K