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British Touring Car Racing: The crowd's favourite - late 1960s to 1990

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This book is a brief but affectionate, mainly pictorial panorama of twenty-odd years of the British Touring Car Championship, from the anarchical 1960s and early 1970s of flared wheel-arches, lifting wheels and smoking tires, through the Group 1 years when the rule-makers tried to make the cars look standard and as a result, slow them down. This had the classic effect on racecar builders, who were not worth their salt unless they could get around the restrictions. The eventual results were faster cars than ...

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Overview

This book is a brief but affectionate, mainly pictorial panorama of twenty-odd years of the British Touring Car Championship, from the anarchical 1960s and early 1970s of flared wheel-arches, lifting wheels and smoking tires, through the Group 1 years when the rule-makers tried to make the cars look standard and as a result, slow them down. This had the classic effect on racecar builders, who were not worth their salt unless they could get around the restrictions. The eventual results were faster cars than before, which evolved into the tarmac-melting, fire-breathing turbo powered front-runners of the late 1980s. The story stops at the point where the rule-makers tried another clampdown as the final decade of the 20th century dawned.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Long captions give lots of info, so it's good value for a little 'un," – Octane

"These books make no claim to be definitive accounts of era. They're personal photo albums – and they're all the better for it." – Motor Sport

"Peter Collins' pithy captions perfectly complement his evocative photos." – Classic & Sports Car

"A book of splendidly nostalgic photographs." – Speedscene

From the Publisher
"A book of splendidly nostalgic photographs." – Speedscene

"Long captions give lots of info, so it's good value for a little 'un," – Octane

"These books make no claim to be definitive accounts of era. They're personal photo albums – and they're all the better for it." – Motor Sport

"Peter Collins' pithy captions perfectly complement his evocative photos." – Classic & Sports Car

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845842475
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Those were the days... Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in London, Peter Collins has been a motoring journalist and photographer for fifteen years. He has a lifelong interest in motorsport and racing history and has been attending events worldwide since 1965. Co-founder and editor-at-large of Auto Italia magazine, he also contributes to American and other European magazines, as well as websites. This is his fourth book. Peter now lives in South London and travels extensively throughout the year covering motoring events of all disciplines and maintaining his close ties with racing people of all persuasions. This book is the result of a long-held passion for saloon car racing.

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