The Enthusiast's Guide to Vintage Specials

The Enthusiast's Guide to Vintage Specials

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The great British special-building era began in the years after World War I when motor racing was split into two camps. On the one hand, Brooklands provided glamour, spectacle and celebrity drivers. In contrast was the busy sprint and hill-climb scene supported by amateur enthusiasts from all walks of life. These short events offered an opportunity for the impecunious amateur to construct vehicles with lightweight chassis and a powerful engine at low cost that could equal, or even beat the expensive "proper" machines of the works drivers. This book presents a representative selection of these and other types of sporting car, to illustrate the evolution of this fascinating and continually evolving branch of motor sporting activity.
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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 628.22g
  • J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • 0854297944
  • 9780854297948