La Carrera Panamericana: "The World's Greatest Road Race!"
La Carrera Panamericana: "The World's Greatest Road
The Carrera Panamericana was first run to celebrate the inauguration of the Panamerican Highway, and traversed the length of Mexico, from Tuxtla in the south to Juárez near the Texas border. Firms like Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Porsche took advantage, and as class winners, Porsche even applied the event's Carrera name to its sportier models. Since its 1987 revival, it's been run rally-style with half-a-dozen special stages a day. Just as it did in the early-'50s, half the entry comprises brash American stock cars, today mostly Panamericana specials based on spaceframe chassis and 600bhp NASCAR V8 engines and running gear, lurking beneath period Studebaker, Hudson, Lincoln or Oldsmobile bodywork. The '50s and '60s European classics are no less heavily modified. Mexicans love a fiesta, and the arrival of La Carrera Panamericana at each of the provincial towns on its seven-day, 2000-mile progress through central Mexico last November provided an excuse for wild celebrations. As Johnny Tipler and his co-piloto Sarah Bennett-Baggs experienced when they drove the race in 2011 in a Porsche 914/4, everywhere the entourage is mobbed by enthusiastic spectators, waving, cheering and demanding souvenirs. Crowds throng, brass bands play salsa, and the tequila overflows. Incl...
- ASIN: B00ICPIAJS
Speed Read Tour de France: The History, Strategies, and Intrigue Behind the World's Greatest Bicycle Race
Speed Read Tour de France: The History, Strategies,
This beautifully designed and illustrated essential guide to the Tour de France from Motorbooks' Speed Read series will make you an instant expert on its history, its winners and rivalries, the tactics necessary to win it, and the technology of its bicycles. Le Tour has sometimes been called “chess on wheels” because of the complicated strategies used by the race's 22 teams and 176 riders. This book—written by award-winning cycling journalist John Wilcockson, who has covered the Tour 45 times—will help you understand those tactics, along with informing you about the race’s century-plus history, its famed winners and rivalries, and the technology that has gone into creating the modern racing bicycle and determining how today’s athletes train. Among the questions answered are:Who owns the Tour?How are the course’s 21 stages selected?What are the most famous mountain climbs?How is the overall winner determined?What is a peloton, a soigneur, or an echelon?How big are the prizes?What are time bonuses?Who was the first American to compete in the Tour, and who was the first one to win it?How fast do the racers go down mountain descents?What speeds can the riders reach in sprint finishes?Why are the teams known by the names of their sponsors and not their countries?What do...
- ASIN: 0760364478
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this instant and tenacious bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.Bill Gates named Shoe Dog one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.” Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. In ...
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- ASIN: B0176M1A44
Isle of Man TT: The Photographic History: 100 Years of Images from the World's Greatest Road Race
Isle of Man TT: The Photographic History: 100
The Isle of Man TT is the most unique and celebrated series of motorcycle road races in the world. Since 1907, the world's most daring riders have hurtled around the 37-mile, 200-bend Snaefell Mountain Course, displaying levels of skill and bravery that beggar belief. The exploits of the great TT champions such as Joey Dunlop, Mike Hailwood, John Surtees, Giacomo Agostini and John McGuinness are legendary and this exceptional book is the authoritative photographic history of an event that is bigger today than ever. Featuring over 150 exceptional images, each with a special extended caption, this volume illustrates the great riders and their triumphs, race action from the beautiful—but often deadly—circuit and the fanatical crowds that flock to the races each year in their tens of thousands. Written by acclaimed motorcycling authors Bill Snelling and Michael Scott, and featuring a foreword by Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness, the book brilliantly captures the spirit, excitement and danger of one of the oldest and most revered events in world motorsport.
- ASIN: 1780978723
2016 Pirelli World Challenge - GT/GTA/GT Cup From Road America
Fifty Places to Run Before You Die: Running Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
Fifty Places to Run Before You Die: Running
Fifty Places to Run Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated collection of the most exhilarating running courses in the world. Featuring a balance of popular races (marathons, 10Ks, and endurance runs) and scenic trails off the beaten path, as well as interviews with accomplished runners and leaders of respected running organizations, this book divulges the details that make each venue unique—and plenty of tips for those who aspire to run there. Readers will discover events and courses both national and international, including the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc in France, the New York City Marathon, the Vancouver Sun Run, the Grand Canyon, the Dolomites in Italy, and the Great Ocean Road Marathon in Australia. Fifty Places to Run Before You Die is an essential travel companion for runners of all levels seeking to conquer new terrain while breaking personal records.
- ASIN: 1419729128
Can-Am 50th Anniversary: Flat Out with North America's Greatest Race Series 1966-74
Can-Am 50th Anniversary: Flat Out with North America's
Feel the speed in this dazzlingly illustrated book on the over the top, no limits road racing series that ran between 1966 and 1974 with Can-Am 50th Anniversaryâ??.2017 Gold Medal Winner of the International Automotive Media Competition! The first rule of Can-Am: There are no rules. Or at least damn few rules. The bodywork had to enclose the wheels and there had to be something that loosely resembled a passenger seat--if your passenger was a badly misshapen human or perhaps a lab monkey. Otherwise, set your racing mind free. No limits to engine options or output, no restrictions on aerodynamic aids or body shape. It was as close to unrestricted road racing as racing had ever gotten or would ever get again. And it was fantastic. From its introduction in 1966 to the end of its classic period in 1974, North America's Can-Am series was the most exciting, technologically advanced, and star-studded racing series of the day. Its essentially rules-free formula attracted everyone from crazed backyard engineers to specialists like McLaren, Chaparral, Shadow, and Lola to manufacturers like Ford, Ferrari, Chevrolet, and Porsche. Top drivers including Mario Andretti, Jackie Stewart, Parnelli Jones, and Bruce McLaren competed on tracks across the US and Canada.Can-Am 50th Anniversar...
- ASIN: 0760350213
WORLD'S MOST ✔️ Dangerous Race⚡️ ✅ Greatest Motor-Sporting Event.FULL THROTTLE-ISLE of MAN TT
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