by Tim Considine Foreword by Phil Hill
Although two American drivers have become World Champions in the modern era, America's long, rich history of Grand Prix competition is sometimes forgotten. A total of 147 American drivers have raced in Grand Prix competition and their stories have been carefully researched by Considine and illustrated by more than 200 black and white photos and a special color photo section. Particularly fascinating are the stories (and photographs) of daring young pioneers of the sport like Ralph DePalma, Barney Oldfield and Jimmy Murphy, who drove his Duesenberg to victory on the dirt ovals of the US and the French Grand Prix at LeMans. Also of great interest are the stories of the young Californians of the 1950's and 60's. Men like Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Ronnie Bucknum and Richie Ginther proudly represented the US during that period and scored numerous Grand Prix wins with Hill becoming our first World Champion. Another great American, Mario Andretti became our second World Champion in 1978. His story, along with the story of his son Michael and his short F1 career, make fascinating reading. It is a book no Grand Prix fan or racing historian should be without.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 05 February, 2008.