Jim Hall: Chaparral, Texas And The Invention Of Modern Racing

June 9, 2020|
Jim Hall: Chaparral, Texas And The Invention Of Modern Racing by George Levy
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Jim Hall is the Charles Lindbergh of motor racing. The man who changed everything. Here, he tells his story for the first time.hauled toward 200 miles per hour as a nuisance with which they had to contend. It was Jim Hall who first saw how this nuisance could be turned not only into a force for good, but abreakthrough in vehicle performance. Today, racers call it“downforce—the amount of downward force that can be exerted on a car''s tires to improve how well the vehicle stops, goes, and, most of all, grips the corners.made him both a hero and celebritythroughout the 1960s and ‘70s. He was on the cover ofNewsweekandSports Illustratedand featured in countless newspaper and magazine articles.The<I>New York Times</I>alone published 250 stories about Hallover the period. The Chaparral phenomenon reached Europe and Asia, and into seemingly every American home.
more renowned than understood</STRONG>; he was a famously private individual. Part of it was a natural introspection and an almost obsessive focus on his goals. Part of it was the Texas-cowboy ethos that a man''s actions should count for more than his words. But now, inJim Hall,he will finally tell his story. How he changed race car design. How he conquered the world''s greatest automakers from a tiny quad of steel-sided buildings on State Highway 349 in Midland, Texas. How he inspired a generation.
George Levyis a longtime automotive journalist and marketer with a strong focus on motorsports. He is the former editor ofAutoweekmagazine and sits on the board of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Levy is based in Detroit, Michigan.
Title:Jim Hall: Chaparral, Texas And The Invention Of Modern Racing
Product dimensions:272 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Published:June 9, 2020
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780760353943

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