Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

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Transworld, Aug 31, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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In the 1960s Enzo Ferrari emerged as the dominant force in sports cars in the world, creating speed machines that were unbeatable on the race track. In America, the Ford Motor Company was quickly losing ground as the pre-eminent brand. Henry Ford II saw a solution. He decided to declare war on Ferrari, to build a faster car than anything Ferrari had brought to the track, and to beat him at the world's biggest race, Le Mans. Ferrari was just as determined to see off this challenge from across the Atlantic.

With practically no safety regulations in place in the European Grand Prix races, horrific accidents were routine, with both drivers and spectators killed in many races. The stakes were incredibly high, money and men were thrown at the competition, neither Ford or Ferrari would accept anything but victory. The battle to become the fastest in the world truly became a race to the death.

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Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

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Enzo Ferrari and his sports cars dominated racing beginning in 1952; the 1960s brought high speeds and concerns about safety, as drivers and fans were killed in spectacular crashes. Henry Ford II ... Read full review


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I loved this book and I'm not even a fan of car racing. It's a great human interest story as well a story about cars. Henry Ford,Lee Iaccoca, Enzo Ferrari - larger than life figures with egos to match. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

A. J. Baime is the automotive, sports and features editor at Playboy magazine.

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