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Motor Racing's Strangest Races: Extraordinary But True Stories from Over a Century of Motor Racing - The Strangest Series (Paperback)
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Motor Racing's Strangest Races: Extraordinary But True Stories from Over a Century of Motor Racing - The Strangest Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 06/09/2001
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In 1894, when the motley assortment of steam and petrol-powered vehicles lined up at the start of the trial from Paris to Rouen, motor-racing's colourful history was launched. Many of the pioneering events were death-defying, trans-continental marathons, in which the competitors were obliged to negotiate basic dirt tracks, muddy bogs, fast-flowing rivers, over-zealous policemen and a seemingly ednless supply of stray dogs. Barely contained in this new hardback edition are 80+ bizarre, brilliant and bonkers stories from over a century of motor racing. They include the Frenchman who drove 25 miles in reverse; the Grand Prix where the leading drivers were so far ahead that they stopped for a meal in the pits; the Le Mans 24-hour race won by a car patched up with chewing gum; and the driver who drunk six bottles of champagne on the way to winning the Indianapolis 500.

Word count: 45,000

Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781861054111
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm

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