Sport and Racing Cars by Raymond and Brock Yates 1956
“Sport and Racing Cars” is a book co-authored by Raymond Yates and Brock Yates that provides an overview of some of the most iconic sports and racing cars of the 20th century. The book was first published in 1954 and has since become a classic in the field of automotive history and design.
The book is divided into three main sections. The first section covers the history of sports and racing cars, from the early 20th century to the present day. The second section focuses on individual car models, including such classics as the Jaguar XK120, Ferrari 250 GTO, and Porsche 911. Each car is described in detail, with technical specifications, historical background, and photographs. The third section of the book provides an overview of the major international racing events, including the Grand Prix, Le Mans, and the Indianapolis 500.
One of the notable features of “Sport and Racing Cars” is its emphasis on the aesthetics of car design. The authors pay close attention to the shape, color, and other visual aspects of each car, highlighting the ways in which design influenced the performance and success of each model.
Another notable aspect of the book is the writing style of the Yates brothers. Raymond Yates was a skilled automotive journalist and photographer, while Brock Yates was a well-known automotive writer and commentator. Together, they bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to the subject matter, making “Sport and Racing Cars” both informative and engaging.
Overall, “Sport and Racing Cars” is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of sports and racing cars. Its combination of technical detail, historical context, and aesthetic appreciation makes it a valuable resource for enthusiasts, collectors, and historians alike.
Good copy, no dust cover Some surface wear (see photos) Stamp on inside cover ‘Gift of the Cafeteria Mothers’ ex Library copy. First edition.
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