Great Racing Cars of the World
Tracing motor racing from the early days through supercharging, Mercedes and Auto Union Grand Prix cars of the 1930s, agile mid-engined cars, and rise of the turbo, a history also covers racing cars of other kinds, from dragsters to offroad.
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The Heroic Age of the First Races
Red in the Ascendant
The Grand Prix Circus takes off
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