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TIME AND TWO SEATS Janos Wimpffen Sports Car and GT Racing Bible
1953. Large, two volume set in original slipcase. Some discolor to lower corner of cloth covering slipcase, some stray magic marker writing over spines of each book. Otherwise a sound, internally clean copy of this scarce and monumental work. Wimpffen's monumental and long out of print two-volume work often referred to as the Bible of GT and sports car racing. A stout, sound copy of this essential reference, one which its author has stated publicly and emphatically will never be reprinted. A wonderful gift idea and an attractive price on a set that typically commands $1000+. Here is a quote from a review of the work in MotorSport magazine from its original release: "I am willing to bet that this will never be supplanted. In two huge volumes, Wimpffen (historian for Bruce McCaw's collection) has recorded the complete history of championship sportscars in Europe and USA from 1953 on. The detail is astounding, the weight of facts overwhelming, and the structure so complex that the book actually has a chapter of instructions. Of the three sections, the first gives an overview of sportscar racing, changing rules, and national differences. The next, the actual racing, has a chapter per season, previews, reviews, tables and several pages of workmanlike text on every race. Photos are relatively few, but they can be found elsewhere, whereas you won't find anywhere else detail like who was entered for a certain race and then replaced before practice. The final section is called Superlatives -- page after page of driver listings, results, fatalities, race records by speed, distance, c … [Click Below for Full Description]
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