Ferrari 312P & 312PB

Ferrari 312P & 312PB
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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781845842598
Series: WSC Giants
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The late 1960s and early 1970s formed a significant epoch in the world of international sports car racing. As the motor racing rule-making body moved back and forth between cars that less and less resembled road-going vehicles, prototype sports car racing captured the imagination of manufacturers, teams and fans alike. Porsche vs Ferrari vs Alfa Romeo vs Matra provided some of the best ever racing for sports cars. At first the 5-litre Porsches and Ferraris battled through 1970 and 1971, but the 3-litre prototypes that previously had run in another class rapidly became more and more competitive.  By 1973, the Ferrari 312PB, little more than a Grand Prix car with full bodywork, was dominating the scene. This has always been viewed as one of the great eras in sports car racing, when all the Grand Prix drivers were fully active in sports cars as well as F1 machines. With 100 contemporary pictures, this is the story of a great time in motor sport history.

The author

Co-founder and Editor-at-Large of Auto Italia magazine in the UK since 1994, Peter Collins' enthusiasm for Italian motorsport emanated from Le Mans 1967 as a Ferrari supporter. He has subsequently become intimately involved in the total Italian motoring scene, both with the cars and the people. Peter has now published several books with Veloce, including books about the Lancia Delta Integrale, Alfa Romeo Tipo 33, Ferrari 312P, and British Touring Car Racing. 

Ed McDonough is a renowned and experienced motoring writer. He is European Editor of Vintage Racecar magazine, and one of the few journalists in the privileged position of being able to test and race the historic machinery he writes about. He has raced for over forty years, and still competes in international and historic events – several of his books have featured reports from his own test drives. Ed also does radio commentary at Goodwood, Monaco and American events. He lives in Northampton, England.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781845842598
Illustrations: 145 color & b-w photos
Size: 8.5 in x 7.75 in x 0.5 in / 215.9 mm x 196.85 mm x 12.7 mm
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