In 1974, Mark Donohue took a year off from driving at the height of his racing career to write "The Unfair Advantage," a candid and revealing book about his journey through the world of auto racing -- from amateur SCCA races in his own '57 Corvette to winning the Indy 500 in Roger Penske's McLaren M16. This new edition contains over 60 additional photographs and comments from people who worked and raced with Donohue during the 1960s and early 1970s.
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Mark Donohue gained fame in the '60s and '70s as a maverick breed of auto racer who used scientific and engineering skill to win his races. From winning amateur races in his college days as a mechanical engineering student at Brown to taking the checkered flag at the 1972 Indianapolis 500, Mark Donohue strove to understand the dynamics behind high performance, and then perfected his skill in extracting it.He also was a winning co-driver of the 24-hour sports car enduro at Daytona, and he set a world's speed record at Talladega.
Of course, racing has been called "the cruel sport;" Mark suffered many losses and disappointments too, both public and private. His life ended tragically at the age of 38 after a 1975 Formula One accident in Austria. But his legacy remains timeless. In fact, every successful driver today owes a debt of knowledge to Mark Donohue's pioneering work in applying science to speed.Review:
...Donohue's book is a must-read. -- LA Car, December 2000
...a gripping history of sports cars and road racing. -- Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2000
...must-read titles. -- AutoWeek, November 20-26, 2000
...the return of The Unfair Advantage means everything good -- Excellence, April 2001
Bentley Publishing brings back a book to introduce a singular American motorsports hero to a new generation of racing fans. -- Roundel, February 2001
Donohue tells . . . the story of how racing became a science as well as a sport. -- Automobile, February 2001
Donohue's storytelling evokes a time when modestly funded (and talented) guys made good. -- Sports Car Market, November 2000
Highly recommended. -- 911 & Porsche World, December 2000
Several car books have been released recently, and one that really caught our eye is The Unfair Advantage... -- Grassroots Motorsports, December 2000
The 25th anniversary edition of The Unfair Advantage brings back the long-sought-after title and adds more than 100 new photos --Hot Rod, January 2001
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Descrizione libro Dodd, Mead & Company, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110396070116
Descrizione libro Dodd, Mead & Company, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 396070116
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Descrizione libro Dodd, Mead & Company, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0396070116
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