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The kingfisher motorsports encyclopedia

Author: Clive Gifford
Publisher: London : Kingfisher, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Packed with action photographs and digital illustrations, this book captures the heady thrills of motor racing. Each chapter is capped by full-spread photograph capturing the triumph or despair of one of the pivotal moments in motor racing history, including Michael Schumacher clinching a record-breaking 7th Formula One world title.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Teen nonfiction
Children's nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Gifford
ISBN: 9780753413821 0753413825 0753414589 9780753414583
OCLC Number: 70402135
Notes: With a pull-out poster.
Includes index.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1 Half title; 2 Imprint; 3 Title; 4-5 Contents; 6-13 Chapter 1: Introduction; 6-7 The need for speed; 8-9 Early days; 10-11 Golden eras; 12-13 Risks and rewards; 14-15 Photo Finish; Dale Earnhardt's emotional victory at the 1998 Daytona 500; 16-53 Chapter 2: Motorsport Classes; 16-17 Open-wheel racing (single seat cars); 18-19 Champ Cars and IndyCars; 20-21 Formula One; 22-23 Formula One (cont); 24-25 Formula One (cont); 26-27 A1 Grand Prix; 28-29 NASCAR; 30-31 NASCAR (cont); 32-33 NASCAR (cont); 34-35 Touring and Sports cars; 36-37 Touring and Sports cars (cont); 38-39 Le Mans 24 Hours; 40-41 Rallying, rallycross and offroad racing; 42-43 Rallying, rallycross and offroad racing (cont); 44-45 Motorcycle racing; 46-48 Motorcycle racing (cont); 48 Motorcycle racing (cont); 49 Other racing classes (eg hillclimbing, stock cars, classic car racing, ice racing, drag racing); 50-51 Other racing classes (cont); 52-53 Wacky races (eg monster trucks, demolition derbies). 54-55 Photo Finish; Alex Zanardi's inspirational touring car victory at Oschersleben in 2005; 56-71 Chapter 3: Race Techniques and Technology; 56-57 A winning design; 58-59 Aerodynamics; 60-61 Power and handling; 62-63 Preparation and the pits; 64-65 Techniques and tactics; 66-67 Techniques and tactics (cont); 68-69 A racer's life; 70-71 Race safety; 72-73 Photo Finish; The tributes paid to Ayrton Senna and the overhaul of Formula One safety that followed his death; 74-75 Chapter 4: Tracks and Races; 74-75 Suzuka; Rally of Sweden; Spa-Francorchamps; Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Santa Pod Raceway; 76-77 Nurburgring; Daytona; Monza; Dakar Rally; Assen; 78-79 Monaco; Isle of Man TT; Sebring; Pike Peaks; Monte Carlo rally; 80-81 Laguna Seca; Brands Hatch; Baja 1000; Hockenheim; Magny-Cours; 82-83 Imola; Silverstone; Bathurst; Targa Florio; Talladega Superspeedway; 84-85 Photo Finish; Danica Sue Patrick becomes the first woman to lead the Indy 500, in 2005; 86-95 Chapter 5: The Business of Racing; 86-87 Dreams of glory (junior racing, including karting); 88-89 Financing a race team; 90-91 Merchandising and the media; 92-93 Petrolheads (racing fans); 94-95 Rules and controversy; 96-97 Photo Finish; The infamous US Formula One Grand Prix of 2005. 98-117 Chapter 6: Racing Legends; Powerful, punchy profiles of 60 of the world's greatest F1, NASCAR, rally, CART, motocross and motorcycle legends, listing their unique strengths and achievements.; Car drivers will include: Jeff Gordon (USA), Mario Andretti (USA), Alberto Ascari (Italy), Fernando Alonso (Spain), Alain Prost (France), Dale Earnhardt (USA), Jack Brabham (Australia), Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentina), Stirling Moss (UK), Ayrton Senna (Brazil), Jackie Ickx (Belgium), Michael Schumacher (Germany), Bobby Rahal (USA), Niki Lauda (Austria), Al Unser Sr (USA), Jim Clark (UK), Ari Vatanen (Finland), Hiroshi Masuoka (Japan), Tommi Makinen (Finland), Carlos Sainz (Spain), Danica Sue Patrick (USA), Rick Mears (USA), Emerson Fittipaldi (Brazil), Sebastian Loeb (France); Motorcyclists will include: Valentino Rossi (Italy), Kenny Roberts (USA), Wayne Rainey (USA), Mike Hailwood (UK), Daijiro Kato (Japan), Ivan Mauger (NZ); 118-119 Photo Finish; Michael Schumacher wins his 7th Formula One World Championship; 120-131 Chapter 7: Teams and Machines; 120-121 Great teams (Jaguar, Hendrick Motorsports, Williams, Prodrive); 122-123 Great teams (cont) (Ferrari, Penske, Lola, Aprilia); 124-125 Great teams (cont) (Porsche, Honda, Roush Racing, McLaren); 126-127 Dominance (Bugatti, Lancia, MV Agusta, Ducati, Alfa Romeo); 128-129 Innovations (Lotus, Kurtis Kraft, Audi Quattro, John Force, six-wheelers); 130-131 Great rivalries (the Silver Arrows, Holden vs Ford, Honda vs Yamaha, Petty vs Pearson, Prost vs Senna); 132-133 Photo Finish; The first Monaco Grand Prix (1929); Reference; 133-137 Motor racing facts and figures - including lists of world champions in various racing categories; 138-139 Glossary and websites; 140 Further information; 141-143 Index; 144 Acknowledgements.
Other Titles: Motorsports encyclopedia
Responsibility: Clive Gifford.

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