The variety of cars, colors and the sense of history come to life makes vintage racing one of the most thrilling and popular forms of motorsport competition. As Stirling Moss observes, It has to be a very blase person who doesn't feel their adrenaline rising when the starter's flag fails.Author Terry Jackson has interviewed racers, tuners, and race organizers to create the most comprehensive, authoritative guide to vintage racing. His book takes you marque-by-marque through the exciting -- and still relatively affordable -- British sports cars. Jackson tells you how to select and buy a car that's best for your budget, with tips such as where you need to look for characteristic problems like rot on the Morgan's wooden frame or chassis damage on a Lotus 7. You will then learn how to expertly prepare your car for the track, even if you've never raced before.This is the only book that offers race-proven preparation tips and modifications for each model, modifications that improve power, handling and reliability. For example, how to build an Austin-Healey 3000 engine to factory rally specifications that produces over 200 horsepower, or the way to rework an AC Bristol's front leaf spring for more cornering grip.The book is richly illustrated with 225 photographs, including fascinating historical shots of designers like Jaguar's Sir William Lyons and Lotus' Colin Chapman, factory race teams, and cars in competition. This is the essential book for all vintage racers and British car enthusiasts, and for those who want to prepare a high performance street car.The author has done much research, picked the brains of hundreds of people, and gleaned an enormous amount of hard-earnedexpertise. I thought I had quite a few answers, but I must admit that it taught me quite a bit! This is a book you can learn from and enjoy. -- Stirling MossOne heck of an effort...a step-by-step guide for the enthusiast who wants to race an AC, Aston, Healey, Mini, Jag, Lotus, MG, Morgan, Sunbeam, or Triumph. -- Vintage MotorsportThis book offers race-proven preparation tips and modifications for each specific model: how to get more horsepower, better cornering performance, and increased reliability. These are actual setups that the best racers are running.
|Title||:||Vintage Racing British Sports Cars|
|Author||:||Terry Jackson, Stirling Moss|
|Publisher||:||Bentley Pub - 1990|