The Speed Merchants: A Journey Through the World of Motor Racing, 1969-72 - the Drivers--the Cars--the Tracks

Overview

The Speed Merchants tells the story of Michael Keyser's racing and film experience, across the U.S. and Europe, from 1969 through 1972. He relives what it was like to watch the great Ferrari 512s and Porsche 917s that dominated the world manufacturer's series in 1970; to follow Mark Donohue and Roger Penske as they shook up the Trans-Am through Canada and the United States; to see McLaren's hold on the Can-Am finally ended. The Speed Merchants details the successes and failures of such drivers as Vic Elford, ...
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Overview

The Speed Merchants tells the story of Michael Keyser's racing and film experience, across the U.S. and Europe, from 1969 through 1972. He relives what it was like to watch the great Ferrari 512s and Porsche 917s that dominated the world manufacturer's series in 1970; to follow Mark Donohue and Roger Penske as they shook up the Trans-Am through Canada and the United States; to see McLaren's hold on the Can-Am finally ended. The Speed Merchants details the successes and failures of such drivers as Vic Elford, Brian Redman, Jo Siffert, Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Stewart; and racing at such tracks as Daytona, Sebring, Indianapolis, the Targa Florio, the Nürburgring, Monaco and Le Mans.

When first published in 1973, The Speed Merchants was hailed among other books on racing as the standard by which other works should be judged. Now, the author has totally revised the book, more than doubling the number of photographs and adding a personal dimension that could only be brought by someone in his unique position as driver, photographer, and filmmaker.

With brilliant full color photography and evocative prose, The Speed Merchants brings to vivid life the sights and sounds of a lost era.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780837602325
  • Publisher: Bentley Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Getting Involved 1970

2. Daytona 24 Hours

3. Sebring 12 Hours

4. Indianapolis 500

5. 24 Hours of Le Mans

6. Dutch Grand Prix

7. Watkins Glen 6 Hours

8. St. Jovite Trans Am

9. Road Atlanta Can Am

10. U.S. Grand Prix 1971

11. Daytona 24 Hours

12. Sebring 12 Hours

13. Monza 1000 Kms

14. Lime Rock Trans Am

15. Targa Florio

16. Monaco Grand Prix

17. Nurburgring 1000 Kms

18. Indianapolis 500

19. 24 Hours of Le Mans

20. Dutch Grand Prix

21. Watkins Glen 6 Hours 1972

22. The Motion Picture Business

23. Epilogue Circuit Maps

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