By Robert Dick

ISBN-10: 0786466707

ISBN-13: 9780786466702

the 1st sector of the 20 th century was once a time of dramatic switch in car racing, marked by way of the circulation from the horseless carriage to the supercharged Grand Prix racer, from the gentleman driving force to the well-publicized expert, and from the dusty highway path to the autodrome. This heritage of the evolution of ecu and American vehicle racing from 1900 to 1925 examines transatlantic impacts, early dust music racing, and the start of the twin-cam engine and the straight-eight. It additionally explores the origins of the Bennett and Vanderbilt races, the early occupation of “America’s pace King” Barney Oldfield, the increase of the speedway specials from Marmon, Mercer, Stutz and Duesenberg, and advancements from Peugeot, Delage, poll, Fiat, and Bugatti. This informative paintings offers welcome perception right into a defining interval in motorsports.

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