Auto racing history book.... AMAZING

If there are those of you into auto racing history of a narrow time period, I can highly recommend this book…

‘The Cobra-Ferrari Wars: 1963-1965’, 2nd edition, by Michael Shoen (hardcover) (ISBN 0962509302). I just received it yesterday, in a purchase directly from the author. This racing era is my favorite, as I was a high school and college student thru this period.

The book is considered THE best history on this topic. 367 pages of well-written history and amazing photographs, printed on 11"x8 1/2", 80-lb Gloss Book, grade-one, art-quality, gloss-coated sheets. You just don’t see this level of quality printing anymore, as it is very expensive.

If you like/love this era of auto-sport, then this is for you. Time to take all that change out of the huge jar on top of the refrigerator. (hope it is full)

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While I had pneumonia in January, I read the following books:

  • Beast: The Top Secret Ilmor-Penske Race Car That Shocked the World at the 1994 Indy 500 (Jade Gurss)
  • Survive. Drive. Win. The Inside Story of Brawn GP and Jenson Button’s Incredible F1 Championship Win (Nick Fry)
  • What Doesn’t Kill You…: My Life in Motor Racing (Johnny Herbert)

Now I’m reading The Mechanic: The Secret World of the F1 Pitlane (Marc ‘Elvis’ Priestley)

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About technology in racing 3 books
Inside racing technology : Discussion of racing technical topics :Paul Haney -Jeff Braun
Bruce Mac Laren Racing car constructor By George Begg
Mes années Matra :Bruno Morin , if you read french


I will have to find the title.

The book that was made by the Skip barber racing school is an excellent tool for learning how to drive race cars faster

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It’s Going Faster, I presume

But Ultimate Speed Secrets is number one to read, Barber is close second

Both about driving and racing craft, not automotive history though.


Well done Andrew!

Yep it is going faster. I think that is probably the best I have ever read.
I will buy Ultimate speed secrets tonight. :slight_smile:

Edit: found speed secrets on Amazon and ordered. It will be here tomorrow.

Is it really 336 pages?!