Lewis Hamilton is one of the greatest drivers in the history of Formula One motor racing. He is just the second British driver to win the World Championship on three occasions and the first to win back-to-back titles. His rise to the top was certainly dramatic, but hardly surprising given his first meeting with the then manager of McLaren, Ron Dennis. Ten-year-old Lewis told Dennis he wanted to drive in Formula One for McLaren and, 12 years later, he was doing just that. Twelve months later, Lewis was, at 23, F1′s youngest World Champion. Eleven wins and 16 podium finishes in 19 races in 2014 were more than enough to give him a second World Championship. The following year brought so many landmarks, including the victories in Japan, Russia and United States when he matched his hero Ayrton Senna’s total of 41 Grand Prix victories, passed him and then clinched a third World Championship. 2016 sees him competing in his 10th season in Formula One.Reblogged 5 days ago from www.amazon.com
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Luca di Medici, Italy’s number one racecar driver, is set to inherit his father’s billion dollar automotive empire. Women would donate their left kidney just to spend a night of debauchery with the infamous rogue. Sounds like the perfect life, doesn’t it?
It could’ve been, if I hadn’t stumbled upon her some months ago.
From dusk until dawn, she was with me, in my arms, in my mind, and in my heart
She wanted commitment, but I wasn’t ready.
She told me she understood, and I thought she did, until I heard she was married a month later.
For me to say I felt betrayed would be an understatement. I wanted revenge, to hurt her and make her pay.
And I was going to get it, one way or the other.
Hell hath no fury like an Italian man spurned.
Monza: Book 1
Monza: Book 2 (May)
Monza: Book 3 (June)
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The only thing that matters to fourteen year old Kyle Walker is his best friend and foster-sister Lily. So when his genius sister cracks the code to the Infinity Formula and they’re invited by the world’s most renowned scientist to the Formula’s unveiling, Kyle couldn’t be happier.
But when an enemy from Kyle’s past rises the scientist is assassinated before the crowd and Lily is kidnapped. With enemies all around, Kyle soon realizes he is stronger and faster than any boy could possibly be and, astoundingly, the Infinity Formula already has a real world application – him. Forging new alliances, Kyle must now race across the world to save his sister from the man who claims to know him, and his abilities, better than anyone in the world.Reblogged 1 month ago from www.amazon.com
Quality Model Car in 1:18 Scale, Manufactured by Minichamps, A great gift to display in the home or officeReblogged 1 month ago from www.amazon.com
By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, “science fiction on wheels,” but was also called “the Assassin” because so many drivers perished while racing them.Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. Go Like Hell transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the “pilots” who would drive them to victory, or doom. Product Description
Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done.
Go Like Hell transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the “pilots” who would drive them to victory, or doom.
A Q&A with Go Like Hell author A.J. Baime
Question: What are you saying in your book that hasn’t been said before?
Answer: No one has ever successfully written a book about cars and racing that can be easily enjoyed by someone who doesn’t know a thing about cars and racing. My book accomplishes this. At the same time, reviewers who have studied this automotive era for decades have read the book and told me they were shocked to learn many things they didn’t know. Specifically, no one has ever written about this story with such a focus on the business side: why it happened in the first place, how Henry Ford II had a vision to create the first pan-European auto company in the 1960s, selling Ford cars from London to the border of Russia. How could he prove that his American cars were the best in the world and that Europeans should buy them? By winning Le Mans. There’s a whole foundation to this story that I’ve never seen fully explored elsewhere.
Q: How did you do your research?
A: For starters, I did dozens of interviews: Carroll Shelby, Lee Iacocca, Phil Hill, Mario Andretti, A. J. Foyt, Dan Gurney, John Surtees, Edsel Ford II (son of Henry Ford II), Piero Ferrari (son of Enzo Ferrari), Lloyd Ruby, plus engineers, mechanics, PR men, executives, and on and on. I conducted interviews in Italy, France, England, Los Angeles, and Florida, plus countless others over the phone from my office in New York. On top of the interviews, I read everything ever written on the subject, and I saw every bit of footage, which was a particularly good source for dialogue. In some cases, I took fast cars onto racetracks, such as Daytona and Ford’s Romeo test facility north of Detroit, to try to get further into the heads of the drivers during scenes that take place at these locales.
Q: Any highlights during your research?
A: My interview with Carroll Shelby. Afterward, he drove me from his office in Gardena, California, to the Long Beach airport. The guy was getting on in years, and his vision was fading. But we were passing car after car on I-405 in a Mustang GT-H, which has ridiculous amounts of horsepower. We’re talking about a guy who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans wearing chicken farmer overalls in 1959. Nearly fifty years later, he can’t see much, but he can still drive.
Q: Why is this topical now?
A: What’s happening in the American auto industry today is just stunning. My book is in large part about Detroit at the dawn of globalism. It’s kind of like the first chapter in a long narrative that is now reaching its climax. In the 1960s, when the global car sales race began, Detroit was battling against German, British, and Japanese companies for the first time. Ford sold cars by proving on the racetrack they were better than anyone else’s. We won in heroic fashion in the 1960s. We’re not winning anymore
(Photo © Timpthy White)Reblogged 1 month ago from www.amazon.com
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Dive into 16 months of the most beautiful and successful Formula 1 race cars in history.
Art of the Formula 1 Race Car 2017 presents some of the most beautiful and successful Formula 1 race cars in history, captured in the studio portraits of master automotive photographer James Mann. The photographs in this 16-month calendar portray not just these vehicles’ engineering brilliance, but also their inherent beauty – the fascinating result of Formula 1′s mix of competition, creativity, and human ingenuity that has made these vehicles into works of art.Reblogged 1 month ago from www.amazon.com