Ford: the Dust and the Glory

Ford: the Dust and the Glory : A Racing History: Volume 1 (1901-1967)

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Henry Ford not only put America on wheels, he put it behind the wheel of a racing car. 'Ford: The Dust and the Glory, a racing History, volume 1 (1901-1967)' is the story of how it all happened - the story of how automobile racing was born and how it grew to be AmericaAs number one spectator sport. Covering 67 triumphant years, this first of two volumes (the second volume picks up the story in 1968 and continues through 2000) conveys, as author Leo Levine puts it, 'the sound and the fury, the speed and the drama' of racing itself, while spotlighting FordAs groundbreaking accomplishments. 'No other American manufacturer has been more involved with the sport. In many respects, the competition history of Ford parallels the progress of auto racing in this country.' Featuring the stories - and numerous photographs - of the great races, the great cars, and the legendary personalities (both the famous drivers and those behind the scenes) associated with Ford and its great competitors of the era. Levine also chronicles the day-to-day grind behind those moments - the frantic but disciplined hours at the drawing board, in the workshops, on the proving grounds, and in the pits.
From Henry FordAs own victory at the October 1901 Detroit Driving Club race to the 1967 Le Mans triumph of A.J.Foyt and Dan Gurney, this reprint of the long out-of-print 1968 classic covers seven decades and tells the inside story of FordAs pioneering and illustrious activities in auto racing.
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  • Hardback | 676 pages
  • 154 x 229 x 44mm | 1,179g
  • Warrendale, United States
  • English
  • 0768006635
  • 9780768006636

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