Alpine & Renault: The Sports Prototypes 1963 to 1969

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Jun 15, 2010 - Transportation - 208 pages
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Sports prototype racing is about endurance, for the drivers, for the teams and for the companies involved. In this story we see the effort, the blood, the sweat and the tears, reputations won and lost, life and also death. The cars, some of the most evocative ever seen, are described in detail. We see stunningly beautiful, creative, slippery aerodynamic designs that allowed Alpine to take many class wins and outright victories in championship racing, from 1963 to 1969. You will feel the passion and dedication for racing from interviews with the men involved, illustrated with dramatic period photographs.

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Authors introduction
A car is born
A long way from home and a new car 44
Difficult times
The dream and the risks
The end of an era 172

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About the author (2010)

Roy Smith is a retired company director who has a life long passion for motor sport, and, since 1968, Alpine Renault in particular. He began writing in the 1960s for club magazines, mainly interviews with the notables of the time. A 40 year business career in sales and marketing developed an attention for detail that was required for the preparation of this work about the Alpine Sports Prototypes and his current book about the development of the Renault Turbo Formula 1 cars. He has written many Alpine related articles since 1989 for various magazines, and is the UK correspondent for the French Alpine Renault Magazine, Mille Miles.

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