Art Of The Le Mans Race Car: 90 Years Of Speed

by Stuart Codling
Photographed by James Mann
Foreword by Derek Bell

Motorbooks | December 15, 2013 | Hardcover

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Le Mans is one of the longest-running and most spectacular endurance races in the history of motorsport. Spanning from the first 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1923 to the present day, Art of the Le Mans Race Car takes the reader through a visual review of 90 years of significant, stunning racing machines. Featured cars include racers from Bentley, Talbot, Alfa Romeo, Cunningham, Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, and Audi, to name but a few. Striking studio photography specifically commissioned for this book from James Mann, one of the world''s leading car and motorcycle photographers, highlights the functional art of race car engineering, allowing readers to lose themselves in the myriad of mechanical details within. Each car includes a profile setting out its place in Le Mans history, accompanied by historical images and commentary from drivers, designers, and engineers. Written by renowned journalist and broadcaster Stuart Codling, Art of the Le Mans Race Car offers a fresh, visually breathtaking telling of the beautiful vehicles that have graced the world''s most beloved endurance race.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 12.2 × 9.84 × 0.79 in

Published: December 15, 2013

Publisher: Motorbooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 076034437X

ISBN - 13: 9780760344378

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Art Of The Le Mans Race Car: 90 Years Of Speed

Art Of The Le Mans Race Car: 90 Years Of Speed

by Stuart Codling
Photographed by James Mann
Foreword by Derek Bell

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 12.2 × 9.84 × 0.79 in

Published: December 15, 2013

Publisher: Motorbooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 076034437X

ISBN - 13: 9780760344378

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Derek Bell
Introduction

Chapter 1: 1920s and 1930s
Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6
Bentley 3.0 Sport
Mercedes Benz 710 SS
Talbot 105
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Riley Nine Ulster Imp

Chapter 2: 1940s-1960s
Delahaye 135 CS
Ferrari 166 MM
Cunningham C4R
Jaguar C-type
Jaguar D-type
Ferrari 500 TRC
Aston Martin DBR1
Daytona Cobra Coupe & AC98
Rover-BRM
Ferrari 250 LM
Ford GT40

Chapter 3: 1970s and 1980s
Porsche 917
Matra MS670
Gulf GR8
Porsche 956 and 962
Lancia LC2

Chapter 4: 1990s-Today
Jaguar XJR-12
McLaren F1 GTR
Audi R8
Peugeot 908
Audi R18

Photo Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

From the Publisher

Le Mans is one of the longest-running and most spectacular endurance races in the history of motorsport. Spanning from the first 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1923 to the present day, Art of the Le Mans Race Car takes the reader through a visual review of 90 years of significant, stunning racing machines. Featured cars include racers from Bentley, Talbot, Alfa Romeo, Cunningham, Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, and Audi, to name but a few. Striking studio photography specifically commissioned for this book from James Mann, one of the world''s leading car and motorcycle photographers, highlights the functional art of race car engineering, allowing readers to lose themselves in the myriad of mechanical details within. Each car includes a profile setting out its place in Le Mans history, accompanied by historical images and commentary from drivers, designers, and engineers. Written by renowned journalist and broadcaster Stuart Codling, Art of the Le Mans Race Car offers a fresh, visually breathtaking telling of the beautiful vehicles that have graced the world''s most beloved endurance race.

From the Jacket

There is no more storied race in the annals of motorsports competition than the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is simply epic on so many levels: duration, difficulty, danger, quality of competition, technology. All of these traits and more are embodied in the cars that compete each June and such has always been the case. From prewar Talbots, Bentleys, and Alfa Romeos to postwar Ferraris, Jaguars, and Aston Martins to modern Audis, Porsches, and Mercedes Benzes, Le Mans has been a crucible for many of auto racing's greatest designs.
Art of the Le Mans Race Car details 28 of the greatest cars ever to grace the starting grid with detailed text and stunning studio photography of each. It's the perfect way to celebrate 90 years of top-notch endurance racing.

About the Author

Journalist and broadcaster Stuart Codling has worked in motorsports for over a decade, covering sports cars in the United States before joining F1 Racing, the world''s best-selling Formula 1 magazine. He has ridden pillion with World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson, gone snowboarding with (former) FIA President Max Mosley, and been sworn at by ex--Ferrari F1 driver Eddie Irvine. He has appeared as an F1 expert on TV and radio, has hosted for Renault F1, and contributes to F1 Racing, Autosport, and Autocar. He is the author of the Motorbooks bestsellers Art of the Formula 1 Race Car and Real Racers.www.stuartcodling.comJames Mann is one of the world''s leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than 20 years of experience shooting for enthusiast publications, the motor industry, and businesses around the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than 40 books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines, including Classic and Sportscar, CAR magazine, Automobile Quarterly, Automobile magazine, and many others. His advertising clients include Aston Martin, BMW, and Toyota, among others. James is the photographer of the Motorbooks title Art of the Formula 1 Race Car. Visit his website at www.mannphoto.co.uk. Journalist and broadcaster Stuart Codling has worked in motorsports for over a decade, covering sports cars in the United States before joining F1 Racing , the world’s best-selling Formula 1 magazine. He has ridden pillion with W
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Editorial Reviews

"â?¿ selected cars are presented in vivid studio full and double page photographs along with technical detail photographs. These are accompanied by a table of LeMans history and extensive background textâ?¿. Surprise and delight the reader in a depiction of art, design, innovation and results." - Victory Lane

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