Le Mans is one of the longest-running and most spectacular endurance races in the history of motorsport. Spanning from the first 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1923 to the present day, Art of the Le Mans Race Car takes the reader through a visual review of 90 years of significant, stunning racing machines. Featured cars include racers from Bentley, Talbot, Alfa Romeo, Cunningham, Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, and Audi, to name but a few. Striking studio photography specifically commissioned for this book from James Mann, one of the world’s leading car and motorcycle photographers, highlights the functional art of race car engineering, allowing readers to lose themselves in the myriad mechanical details within. Each car includes a profile setting out its place in Le Mans history, accompanied by historical images and commentary from drivers, designers, and engineers. Written by renowned journalist and broadcaster Stuart Codling, Art of the Le Mans Race Car offers a fresh, visually breathtaking telling of the beautiful vehicles that have graced the world’s most beloved endurance race.
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There is no more storied race in the annals of motorsports competition than the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is simply epic on so many levels: duration, difficulty, danger, quality of competition, technology. All of these traits and more are embodied in the cars that compete each June and such has always been the case. From prewar Talbots, Bentleys, and Alfa Romeos to postwar Ferraris, Jaguars, and Aston Martins to modern Audis, Porsches, and Mercedes Benzes, Le Mans has been a crucible for many of auto racing’s greatest designs.Art of the Le Mans Race Car details 28 of the greatest cars ever to grace the starting grid with detailed text and stunning studio photography of each. It’s the perfect way to celebrate 90 years of top-notch endurance racing.
Journalist and broadcaster Stuart Codling has worked in motorsports for over a decade, covering sports cars in the United States before joining F1 Racing, the world’s best-selling Formula 1 magazine. He has ridden pillion with World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson, gone snowboarding with (former) FIA President Max Mosley, and been sworn at by ex–Ferrari F1 driver Eddie Irvine. He has appeared as an F1 expert on TV and radio, has hosted for Renault F1, and contributes to F1 Racing, Autosport, and Autocar. He is the author of the Motorbooks bestsellers Art of the Formula 1 Race Car and Real Racers.
James Mann is one of the world’s leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than 20 years of experience shooting for enthusiast publications, the motor industry, and businesses around the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than 40 books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines, including Classic and Sportscar, CAR magazine, Automobile Quarterly, Automobile magazine, and many others. His advertising clients include Aston Martin, BMW, and Toyota, among others. James is the photographer of the Motorbooks title Art of the Formula 1 Race Car. Visit his website at www.mannphoto.co.uk.
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