Cliff Allison: From the Fells to Ferrari

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Jun 15, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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This book is the biography of Cliff Allison who started motor racing over fifty years ago with a little Cooper 500. Very much a countryman at heart Allison was not one of the party-going racing drivers but a driver with a huge ambition to race in Formula 1. He and Graham Hill competed in the first grand prix race for Colin Chapman's Lotus team in 1958 and scored the first world championship points for Lotus. He later joined Ferrari and won the Argentine 1000kms sports car race with American co-driver Phil Hill as well as being a member of the Ferrari grand prix team in 1959 and 1960. Cliff Allison can also claim victories in many sports car events including winning the Index of Performance at Le Mans in 1957 with a 750cc Lotus Eleven-Climax. His racing career came to an end following an accident in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa in 1961 driving a UDT-Laystall Cooper-Climax.

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About the author (2008)

Graham Gauld has been a motoring journalist since the age of 17 and has edited a number of magazines as well as being a regular contributor to motoring magazines all over the world. For the past fifteen years he has concentrated on motor racing history. Away from writing he spent eleven years on the RAC Race Committee and five years on the FIA Historic Commission and organized motor racing in Scotland for a number of years.Dan Gurney is one of the most important figures in the history of American auto racing and is one of only five American drivers to win a Formula One Grand Prix. and the only one to win in a car of his own manufacture. Gurney also won races in the Indy Car, NASCAR, Can-Am, and Trans-Am Series.

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