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The Daily Mirror World Cup Rally 40: The World's Toughest Rally in Retrospect
     

The Daily Mirror World Cup Rally 40: The World's Toughest Rally in Retrospect

by Graham Robson
 

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Lasting six weeks and covering 16,000 miles from London to Mexico City via some of the most varying, tortuous and difficult terrain on three continents, the 1970 World Cup Rally was a unique high-speed event, attracting many serious works teams such as Ford and British Leyland.  Despite the tremendous amounts spent choosing and developing new cars, completing

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Lasting six weeks and covering 16,000 miles from London to Mexico City via some of the most varying, tortuous and difficult terrain on three continents, the 1970 World Cup Rally was a unique high-speed event, attracting many serious works teams such as Ford and British Leyland.  Despite the tremendous amounts spent choosing and developing new cars, completing months-long route surveys, and analyzing every detail of diets, oxygen provision, and the number of crew members, out of an entry of more than 100, only 23 cars made it to the finish.  It was, and remains, the toughest rally of all time.

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"Rallying historian-in-chief Graham Robson tells the tale of the 16,000-mile 1970 World Cup Rally to Mexico over nine action-packed chapters. Robson's finest hour, worthy of the Jules Rimet Trophy." – Classic & Sports Car
 "This book is a truly engrossing read for any rally enthusiast, but perhaps more importantly, it is also a testament to an amazing and utterly heroic achievement – the actual event itself." – Old Stager

"… must be regarded as the definitive book on the subject." – Motor Cycle Club

 "All the vital information is here, in one reference work, relayed with undeniable passion for the subject." – Classic Cars "Not only is the book well written, it must also be considered to be the definitive work on the subject." – Mini Cooper Register

"Robson’s World Cup Rally narrative zips along at a brisk tempo through the many twists and turns of an epic that began as a simple brilliant idea over a couple of drinks and took on a life of its own as so much talent, energy and money was thrown behind it." – – pattayamail.com 

 

 "As usual, Robson spins a great yarn, and this well illustrated book is a delightful read – a must-buy for all dedicated rallying enthusiasts." – New Zealand Classic Car

"All 26 finishers deserved much credit. As does Graham Robson, for this most enjoyable book." – Classic Driver, Australia
 "The book contains just about every detail imaginable about the 1970 World Cup Rally plus a huge selection of photos … prolific author Graham Robson has written a marvellous account of the many trials and tribulations suffered by all those who were involved." – SAHB Times
 "Graham Robson took 15 flights and covered 15 countries in six weeks as a travelling marshal. This gave Graham a close insight into the event; he has since interviewed the key players and the result is an aborting book on a great event. Recommended." – The Marshal
 "This book is written with considerable authority … It's an engrossing read, filled with both passion and facts, and provides probably the ultimate insight into this arduous feat of motorsport." – Track Driver
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845842710
Publisher:
Veloce Publishing PLC
Publication date:
05/15/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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From the Publisher
"Rallying historian-in-chief Graham Robson tells the tale of the 16,000-mile 1970 World Cup Rally to Mexico over nine action-packed chapters. Robson's finest hour, worthy of the Jules Rimet Trophy." – Classic & Sports Car
 "This book is a truly engrossing read for any rally enthusiast, but perhaps more importantly, it is also a testament to an amazing and utterly heroic achievement – the actual event itself." – Old Stager

"… must be regarded as the definitive book on the subject." – Motor Cycle Club

 "All the vital information is here, in one reference work, relayed with undeniable passion for the subject." – Classic Cars "Not only is the book well written, it must also be considered to be the definitive work on the subject." – Mini Cooper Register

"Robson’s World Cup Rally narrative zips along at a brisk tempo through the many twists and turns of an epic that began as a simple brilliant idea over a couple of drinks and took on a life of its own as so much talent, energy and money was thrown behind it." – – pattayamail.com 

 

 "As usual, Robson spins a great yarn, and this well illustrated book is a delightful read – a must-buy for all dedicated rallying enthusiasts." – New Zealand Classic Car

"All 26 finishers deserved much credit. As does Graham Robson, for this most enjoyable book." – Classic Driver, Australia
 "The book contains just about every detail imaginable about the 1970 World Cup Rally plus a huge selection of photos … prolific author Graham Robson has written a marvellous account of the many trials and tribulations suffered by all those who were involved." – SAHB Times
 "Graham Robson took 15 flights and covered 15 countries in six weeks as a travelling marshal. This gave Graham a close insight into the event; he has since interviewed the key players and the result is an aborting book on a great event. Recommended." – The Marshal
 "This book is written with considerable authority … It's an engrossing read, filled with both passion and facts, and provides probably the ultimate insight into this arduous feat of motorsport." – Track Driver
 

Meet the Author

Graham Robson possesses a world-wide reputation as a motoring historian, and has been close to the sport of rallying for many years. Not only as a competitor, team manager, organizer, reporter, commentator and observer, but above all as an enthusiastic historian, in more than forty years he has never lost touch with the sport. His experience of rallying is worldwide. Not only has he competed in many British and European events, but reported on marathons in South America, and acted as a travelling controller in the legendary London-Mexico World Cup rally.   As a recognized authority on many aspects of classic cars and motoring of that period, he is the most prolific of all authors, with more than 120 published books to his credit. Over the years he has owned, driven, described and competed in many of the cars featured in this Landmark Rally Cars series, and his insight into their merits is unmatched.

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