Classic Grand Prix Cars: The Front-engined Formula 1 Era, 1906-1960

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Sutton, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 206 pages
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An illustrated history of the development of front-engined racing Formula 1 cars. The author builds from the technical evolution of the cars, era by era. He accompanies this with insights into the rise and fall of the famous manufacturers whose creations were the ultimate expression of the motoring know-how of their day. Ludvigsen takes the reader from the early days of the Formula 1 Grand Prix car through to the 1950s, giving a glimpse at drivers, managers and engineers who contributed to the classic era of Grand Prix racing.

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Contents

Introduction
1877
Tumultuous Origins 6
1886
French Grand Prix 34
1911
The Twenties 38
1918
French Grand Prix 70
The Thirties 74
German Grand Prix 104
The Forties 107
Italian Grand Prix 138
The Fifties
1877
Postscript to the Classic Era 178
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About the author (2000)

Karl Ludvigsen has a distinguished record of accomplishment at senior levels throughout the worldwide motor industry. He has received wide recognition for his work as an editor, journalist, historian and author. Not only has he been employed at senior levels with Ford of Europe, Fiat North America, and General Motors, but he has also been involved in editorial roles with Motor Trend magazine, Auto Age, and Sports Car Illustrated and Car and Driver. Ludvigsen is in demand from the press of North America and Europe as a source of information on industry trends, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences. Currently, Ludvigsen acts as Chairman of Ludvigsen Associates Limited (a consulting company), Managing Director of Euromotor Reports Limited and Director of Ludvigsen Library Limited.

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