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Penske Racing Team 40 Years of Excellence

From its modest beginnings behind a Philadelphia-area watchmaker’s shop some 40 years ago, the Penske Racing Team, more than any other organization, has influenced the development, growth and direction of auto racing in the United States as both a sport and a business.

Led by former race driver turned “Fortune 500” business mogul Roger Penske, this team has won more than 250 major auto races around the world, captured 19 national championships (including 12 Indy-Car titles), and have enjoyed success in all forms of racing—Indy-Cars, sports cars, Formula-1, endurance racing and NASCAR. Penske Racing Team…

40 Years of Excellence documents the fascinating history of this unique organization, focusing on the talented drivers and innovative engineering that have been responsible for the team’s spectacular and enduring success. It also highlights the key events that have defined American motorsports during this timeframe; including the rise and fall of U.S. sports car racing in the 1960s and 1970s; the politics of the USAC-CART split in the late 1970s; the CART-IRL battle that unfolded 20 years later; and the phenomenal transformation of NASCAR from its moonshine roots into the mainstream commercial phenomenon that it is today.

Overall a great read, giving an insight into the world of motorsport over the decades, through the eyes of one of the longest lived and best teams in auto racing.

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Bernie The Fully Authorised Biograpgy

It’s almost here. Due for release October 4th 2007, this is the only Authorised Biography of Formula One Czar Bernie Ecclestone. Written by Susan Watkins, author friend to Bernie for many many years, and wife of Formula One chief doctor and medical officer, Professor Sid

Watkins. Sign up now during the pre-release, and you will be first in line to receive your copy once it is released in October. As usual this is covered by Amazons price guarantee, so there is no risk that it will be released at a lower price than you got.

About Bernie The Fully Authorised Biography

‘I want the book to be open and honest’ –

Bernie Ecclestone. It was his one condition before agreeing to work with Susan Watkins, accomplished biographer and writer – his first, and only, official biography must tell the truth.

The true story behind Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s billionaire boss is even more dramatic than the many myths that have grown up around this extraordinary character. It is the story of a petite, partially-sighted man born with a genius for making money. From an impoverished rural backwater in Suffolk he fought his way to world prominence.The child who got up at five in the morning to deliver newspapers on two separate routes, before collecting the cakes he would resell for a hefty profit in the playground, now entertains kings and keeps prime ministers waiting.

A principal part of Bernie’s success is of course F1 and the Grand Prix tour, which he has shaped into the world’s richest sport. But this is much more than a motorsports biography – it is a business story, an extraordinary life-story, a study of how one man, fired with determination and an undeniable Midas touch became one of the UK’s richest, most powerful and most controversial businessmen.

About the Author

Susan Watkins is a writer and historical biographer. Her previous books have chronicled characters such as Mary Stuart and Jane Austen and it was her close friendship with Bernie that precipitated this major new biography.

She has known Bernie for over twenty years, and is married to Sid Watkins, Formula One’s chief doctor and medical advisor.

Bernie The Fully Authorised Biography

Jean Todt The Author

Jean Todt has had a long and distinguished career in motorsport, starting out as a rally co-driver, moving on to become sporting manager at Peugeot, and then on to Ferrari, where he was Formula One Team Principal, and latterly promoted to CEO of the Ferrari company itself.

Along the long and winding journey Jean Todt has also become an accomplished author, authoring and co-authoring a number of books related to his life experiences. Below we showcase a few of his works, some pretty interesting reading.

Small, sublime, and scorching hot: the popular Ferrari brick book now including the 2003 season! Renowned Formula 1 photographer Rainer W. Schlegelmilch has once again pushed racing photography to extremes this year. In addition to the winner and the highlights of the season, the popular brick book remains true to its concept and includes a chronological presentation of the more than 50-year Grand Prix history of the Scuderia Ferrari. Portraits of prominent Ferrari drivers and topics such as design, engineering, and statistics will not only raise the pulse of confirmed Ferrari devotees, but are also a must-read for all racing fans.

 

Inside Ferrari is an exclusive and intimate view inside Formula l’s most successful, most alluring and most secretive professional racing teams. This book provides a rare glimpse into the world famous Ferrari factory, inside the Ferrari garage and inside the Ferrari test track, capturing what it takes to be one of the world’s great sports teams.

The camera division of the Olympus Corporation Camera Company, a sponsor of the Ferrari Formula 1 team, commissioned Jon Nicholson to go behind the scenes at Ferrari and take exclusive photographs of its Fl Team at work — in preparation for races, and during races. Working as a team, Nicholson and racing journalist Maurice Hamilton created a candid profile that is packed with exciting stories and on-the-spot action photographs of behind-the-scenes workers and such internationally famous drivers as Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello. Here are (almost) all the secrets involving: The factory,The testing, The cars, The drivers, Racing, The Ferrari racing family.

No one else has ever been given such access to Ferrari, and this book will be a delight for millions of Formula 1 racing fans.

This biography of Michael Schumacher describes all of his childhood, his exceptional career, and his secrets. It exists since 1997 and has been fully updated at the end of the 2006 seasons – and possibly Michael’s 8th world title.

About the Author
Luc Domenjoz has covered more than 340 Grands Prix to date, and has been the biographer of Michael Schumacher since 1997.

A beautiful large format French language history of this famous European circuit.

Numerous photographs in black and white and color make this work worthwhile for the illustrations alone. 192 pages, hardbound and dust-jacketed.