BMC's Competition Department Secrets
Veloce Publishing Ltd, Jan 19, 2006 - Transportation - 192 pages
The inside story of a legendary works, Competition Department is told by the three competition managers of the highly successful BMC/British Leyland race and rally teams based at Abingdon. This book reveals the inner workings of one of the most successful motorsport teams Britain has ever seen. Based on previously unpublished internal factory memos, other documents, and the recollections of the prime movers, it describes the ups and downs and the politics of big-time competition. An excellent and entertaining read, no motorsport enthusiast should be without this book.
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