Ford: the Dust and the Glory

Ford: the Dust and the Glory : A Racing History: Volume 2 (1968-2000)

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This second volume of Leo Levine's history of Ford's 100-year involvement in auto racing covers the 33-year span from 1968 through 2000, the years in which the sport grew from a regional attraction to a national television phenomenon. Levine goes behind the scenes to chronicle the greatest personalities, cars, and races of the era, from all types of racing - NASCAR, CART, Formula One, NHRA, Off-Road, and others. The stories and words (via first-hand interviews) of: Mario Andretti Junior Johnson Parnelli Jones Bobby Rahal Jackie Stewart And many others. With an emphasis on Ford's groundbreaking accomplishments, this volume of The Dust and the Glory also serves as a comprehensive history of international racing since 1968. Thus, in addition to the stories of the drivers closely associated with Ford - Cale Yarborough, Dale Jarrett, Mario Andretti, Bob Glidden, and Bill Elliott, to name but a few - the book also provides information on the careers of superstars such as Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon. The results of different racing circuits' major events, and their year-end rankings, are provided for each year covered by the book.
But The Dust and the Glory, is more than a series of dates and facts about racers and their victories. The ideas, the decisions, the foresight - and in some cases, the mistakes - of car owners, engineers, sponsors, and corporate management are also a large part of the story. Levine explains why Walter Hayes is 'the most important man in Ford's 100-year history of motorsports involvement.' Also discussed are topics such as Ford's shutdown of motorsports operations in 1970, the early days of Formula Ford, the company's early 1990s re-emergence in the CART business, and the 1999 introduction of the Focus. Great owners such as Robert Yates, Roger Penske, and Jack Roush are also profiled. Also available as a set with R 292. (Telephone +44 (0)1462 437933 for details).
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Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 160 x 231.1 x 35.6mm | 816.48g
  • Warrendale, United States
  • English
  • 076800814X
  • 9780768008142
  • 1,863,716

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