The Jack Brabham Story

Author: Jack Brabham
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760315903
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Earthly Honest Things brings together the complete shorter writings of a leading international authority on William Langland. Of A. V. C. Schmidt's recent two-volume Piers Plowman: A Parallel Text Edition, Derek Pearsall has said in Speculum that 'By any standards, it is a monumental achievement ... resolute, patient, deeply learned ... magisterial. ... Schmidt ... is always interesting and writes with a controlled passion.' Lawrence Warner in The Medieval Review has called this edition 'nothing short of awe-inspiring' and Andrew Galloway in The Yearbook of Langland Studies has noted how 'under Schmidt's brilliant attention to the poem's scenic and poetic originality, an editorial and literary attentiveness shines luminously throughout.'Including four that are completely new, these twenty-five pieces cover a wide range of topics, from critical essays on the poem's imagery, structure, themes and intellectual and literary background (including the philosophical, devotional and mystical traditions) to more technical studies of its text and metre.The previously published essays have been thoroughly revised, updated and cross-referenced, and are provided with a full Bibliography and an Index. Together they represent an indispensable companion to the poem for Langland specialists and an exciting introduction for students to one of the most challenging and rewarding masterpieces of medieval English literature.

The Jack Brabham Story

Author: Jack Brabham
Editor: Salamander Books
ISBN: 9781840654219
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This title covers the career of Jack Brabham, which saw him win three Formula 1 Driver's World Championship titles, multiple F2 Championships, become the world's first dominant manufacturer of single-seater racing cars and the first driver to win a World Title in a car bearing his own name.

Brabham

Author: Tony Davis
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 146071122X
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The story of Australia's greatest motoring hero. Sir Jack Brabham was unique in the world of motor racing. He was the boy from Sydney who took on the elite of motor racing and won three F1 world championships, the last one in a car not only built by his own Brabham company, but with an Australian engine he'd helped develop. To those who saw him on the podium, Jack Brabham might have seemed glorious and triumphant. But he was also a man of secrets. He shunned the media, rarely using 'two words when none would do'. He kept vital information from his competitors, his team mates - and his family. It led to unrivalled success. It led to wealth too, much of it hidden around the world. But it also left a trail of hurt and bewilderment ... In this first ever book-length biography of Jack Brabham, his extraordinary accomplishments are laid out with new commentary from his rivals, colleagues, employees and long-time engineering partner Ron Tauranac. And, with the help of his sons Geoffrey and David, it represents the first major attempt to unravel the enigma who became known as 'Black Jack'.

Brabham

Author: Tony Davis
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ISBN: 9780369324214
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The story of Australia's greatest motoring hero. Sir Jack Brabham was unique in the world of motor racing. He was the boy from Sydney who took on the elite of motor racing and won three F1 world championships, the last one in a car not only built by his own Brabham company, but with an Australian engine he'd helped develop. To those who saw him on the podium, Jack Brabham might have seemed glorious and triumphant. But he was also a man of secrets. He shunned the media, rarely using 'two words when none would do'. He kept vital information from his competitors, his team mates - and his family. It led to unrivalled success. It led to wealth too, much of it hidden around the world. But it also left a trail of hurt and bewilderment ... In this first ever book-length biography of Jack Brabham, his extraordinary accomplishments are laid out with new commentary from his rivals, colleagues, employees and long-time engineering partner Ron Tauranac. And, with the help of his sons Geoffrey and David, it represents the first major attempt to unravel the enigma who became known as 'Black Jack'.

Brabham Dyslexic Edition

Author: Tony Davis
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The story of Australia's greatest motoring hero, and the dynasty he founded. Sir Jack Brabham was unique in the world of motor racing. He was the boy from Sydney who took on the elite of motor racing and won - not only three major F1 championships but the last one in a car he had built in his home country to his own specifications. To those who saw him on the podium, Jack Brabham might have seemed glorious and triumphant, but his story is full of pain, risk, snubs, endurance, wins, and losses. And only now is he gaining the recognition he deserves as someone who revolutionised Formula One. In 2017 he was inducted into the F1 Hall of Fame. Racing with greats including Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart and Bernie Ecclestone, he revolutionised Formula One. He also encouraged others, such as Bruce McLaren. But he remained an outsider - a colonial. Now his sons want to revive the Brabham name and the Brabham brand. With interviews from those who raced with and against 'Black Jack', those who built cars with him, those who loved with him, those who crossed him, this is a brilliant and vivid portrait of a motor genius and the racing dynasty he founded.

Brabham

Author: Tony Davis
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ISBN: 9780369327611
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The story of Australia's greatest motoring hero, and the dynasty he founded. Sir Jack Brabham was unique in the world of motor racing. He was the boy from Sydney who took on the elite of motor racing and won - not only three major F1 championships but the last one in a car he had built in his home country to his own specifications. To those who saw him on the podium, Jack Brabham might have seemed glorious and triumphant, but his story is full of pain, risk, snubs, endurance, wins, and losses. And only now is he gaining the recognition he deserves as someone who revolutionised Formula One. In 2017 he was inducted into the F1 Hall of Fame. Racing with greats including Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart and Bernie Ecclestone, he revolutionised Formula One. He also encouraged others, such as Bruce McLaren. But he remained an outsider - a colonial. Now his sons want to revive the Brabham name and the Brabham brand. With interviews from those who raced with and against 'Black Jack', those who built cars with him, those who loved with him, those who crossed him, this is a brilliant and vivid portrait of a motor genius and the racing dynasty he founded.

Black Noon The Year They Stopped The Indy 500

Author: Art Garner
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250017785
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Winner of the 2014 Dean Batchelor Award, Motor Press Guild "Book of the Year" Before noon on May 30th, 1964, the Indy 500 was stopped for the first time in history by an accident. Seven cars had crashed in a fiery wreck, killing two drivers, and threatening the very future of the 500. Black Noon chronicles one of the darkest and most important days in auto-racing history. As rookie Dave MacDonald came out of the fourth turn and onto the front stretch at the end of the second lap, he found his rear-engine car lifted by the turbulence kicked up from two cars he was attempting to pass. With limited steering input, MacDonald lost control of his car and careened off the inside wall of the track, exploding into a huge fireball and sliding back into oncoming traffic. Closing fast was affable fan favorite Eddie Sachs. "The Clown Prince of Racing" hit MacDonald's sliding car broadside, setting off a second explosion that killed Sachs instantly. MacDonald, pulled from the wreckage, died two hours later. After the track was cleared and the race restarted, it was legend A. J. Foyt who raced to a decisive, if hollow, victory. Torn between elation and horror, Foyt, along with others, championed stricter safety regulations, including mandatory pit stops, limiting the amount a fuel a car could carry, and minimum-weight standards. In this tight, fast-paced narrative, Art Garner brings to life the bygone era when drivers lived hard, raced hard, and at times died hard. Drawing from interviews, Garner expertly reconstructs the fateful events and decisions leading up to the sport's blackest day, and the incriminating aftermath that forever altered the sport. Black Noon remembers the race that changed everything and the men that paved the way for the Golden Age of Indy car racing.

Lotus 49 The Story Of A Legend

Author: Michael Oliver
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1904788017
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The definitive history of one of the most evocative and successful F1 cars, and the first to use the Ford-Cosworth DFV engine. - From inception and development to the fate of surviving cars.- Includes a racing record and individual chassis histories. - The Lotus 49 is associated with some of the world's greatest racing drivers - Clark, Hill, Rindt and Fittipaldi, to name a few. - A must for anyone who followed Formula 1 in the 60s and early 70s. - Produced in association with the Ford Motor Company.

The Greatest Racing Driver

Author: Angus Dougall
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452510962
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Who has been the world's greatest driver, and how do you prove it? With an eye for detail and a flair for storytelling, this book explores motor racing's rich history in pursuit of the best driver the world has ever seen. Most enthusiasts have a strongly held opinion as to racing's finest driver over the century of the motor car. By putting aside bias and personal opinion, this book's exhaustively researched, results-based analysis provides a definitive answer through clear and logical evaluation. These carefully considered, significant statistics, when merged together, reveal with incisive objectivity motor sport's greatest driver as well as the qualities that define greatness. Contentious? Possibly. Thought-provoking? Definitely. Author Angus Dougall captures many aspects of the motor racing world with a selection of revealing anecdotes on the highlights of racing's biggest stars, together with stories that bring to life people, places, insider's opinions of drivers, circuits, constructors, politics, insights, and comments on many of the drivers. For readers wishing to peruse the actual detail, there is a vast array of appendices displaying extensive race results lists, charts on driver performance, and car analysis. Motor racing fans, climb on board and hold on for an intriguing ride to the pinnacle of greatness.

World War Ii Veterans In Motorsports

Author: Art Evans
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476676704
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"This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny," said President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the young Americans who grew up during the deprivation of the Great Depression and later served during World War II. The 23 described in this book went on from military service to make their mark in auto racing, particularly in the sports car scene of the 1950s and 1960s. Ken Miles and Vasek Polak were not Americans during the war but later went on to become citizens. Carroll Shelby was not only a great driver but also created cars that are still manufactured. John Von Neumann and Vasek Polak were instrumental in helping to establish Porsche as a marque in the U.S. John Fitch, Ed Hugus, Chuck Daigh, Bill Stroppe, Max Balchowsky, Jay Chamberlain, Jim Peterson and Paul Newman were heroes in the war before succeeding in businesses and motorsports.

The Carroll Shelby Story

Author: Carroll Shelby
Editor: Graymalkin Media
ISBN: 1631682822
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Hear from racing legend, Carroll Shelby, in his own words in his exciting memoir. Carroll Shelby wasn’t born to run. He was born to race—some of the fastest cars ever to tear up a speedway. The exciting new feature film Ford v Ferrari--starring Matt Damon as Shelby and Christian Bale as fellow racer Ken Miles--immortalizes the small-town Texas boy who won the notorious Le Mans 24-hour endurance challenge, and changed the face of auto racing with the Shelby Cobra. But there’s much more to his high-velocity, history-making story. A wizard behind the wheel, he was also a visionary designer of speed machines that ruled the racetrack and the road. While his GT40s racked up victories in the world’s most prestigious professional racing showdowns, his masterpiece, the Ford Cobra, gave Europe’s formidable Ferrari an American--style run for its money. If you’ve got a need for speed, strap in next to the man who put his foot down on the pedal, kept his eyes on the prize, and never looked back.

Grand Prix Ford

Author: Graham Robson
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845846249
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In 1965, Colin Chapman persuaded Ford to underwrite development of a V8 for the new 3000cc Grand Prix formula. Built by Cosworth, the new DFV engine won Lotus four World Championship Grands Prix in 1967. A year later, and now available to other constructors, the engine began its domination of Grand Prix racing.

That Ll Be The Day 365 F1 Stories Part 1

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Editor: Christine Blachford
ISBN: 0956939309
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The Curse Of The Indy 500

Author: Stan Sutton
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 1684350026
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On May 30, 1958, thousands of racing fans poured into the infield at dawn to claim the best seats of the Indianapolis 500, unaware that they were going to witness one of the most notorious wrecks in racing history. Seconds after the green flag, a game of chicken spiraled out of control into a fiery 16-car pile-up that claimed the life of 29-year-old Indiana native and rising star Pat O’Connor. The other drivers escaped death, but the tragic 1958 Indy 500 seemed to leave its mark on them: the surviving drivers were hounded by accidents and terrible crashes, and most would die at tracks around the country. But the tragedy also prompted new regulations and safety precautions like roll bars that would ultimately save hundreds of lives. In The Curse of Indy 500: 1958’s Tragic Legacy, veteran sportswriter Stan Sutton profiles the ill-fated race and the careers of the drivers involved, highlighting their lives in the dangerous world of auto racing.

The Mini Story

Author: Giles Chapman
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752485288
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Very few cars inspire as much affection as the original Mini. It’s the small car everyone loves to eulogise because it oozes energetic fun, classless minimalism and evergreen style. But it’s also of massive historical importance: the 1959 Mini, designed by Alec Issigonis, set the template from which all successful compact cars have been created ever after. It was the technological wonder of its age. The original Mini was on sale for 41 years, during which its 5.3m sales made it the best-selling British car of all time – an achievement unlikely ever to be beaten. And just when it looked like the little car would shrivel and die, BMW had the vision to reinvent it as the planet’s most desirable small car range, and put it back on the serious motoring map as the MINI. Here, award-winning writer Giles Chapman tells the whole, amazing story.

The Singer Story

Author: Kevin Atkinson
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845849663
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Here is the definitive history of one of Britain's oldest, most important and influential car manufacturers. George Singer started building bicycles in Coventry in 1874 and by 1905 his company was building cars and motorcycles too. Later the company would concentrate on the manufacture of cars and commercial vehicles, bringing great success in sales and motorsport until, in the early 1950s, things began to go wrong. By 1955 Singer was absorbed into the Rootes Group and slowly lost its distinctive identity. In 1970 the last car to carry a Singer badge was built - marking the end of the great Coventry marque and hammering another nail into the coffin of Britain's once great motor industry. Thoroughly researched and with over 300 photos this is an important piece of automotive history.

The Cochlear Story

Author: Veronica Bondarew
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643097511
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This book documents the human story behind that development. It delves into the commercial planning and implementation that led to the products success in an international, highly competitive market, and the human drama that was experienced in achieving it.

The Story Of The Olympic Torch

Author: Philip Barker
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445610280
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Traces the development of the run, the lighting of the cauldron and other symbolic elements of the Olympic Games