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Go like hell : Ford, Ferrari, and their battle for speed and glory at Le Mans

Author: A J Baime
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins with little business experience, had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, was crafting beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Henry Ford, II; Lee A Iacocca; Carroll Shelby; Henry Ford, II; Lee A Iacocca; Carroll Shelby
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Baime
ISBN: 9780618822195 0618822194
OCLC Number: 262426525
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I Kings of the road --
Part II A car is born --
Part III Speed rising --
Part IV The reckoning.
Responsibility: A.J. Baime.
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By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins with little business experience, had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, was crafting beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them. This is the story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done.--From publisher description.

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