32 Pages of B/W Pictures, 239 Pages John Michael Hawthorn (10 April 1929 - 22 January 1959) was a British racing driver. He made his racing debut in 1950. Race Cars driven 1950-1957: 1.5L Riley, Riley Sprite, Cooper-Bristol, Ferrari, Vanwall, 2.4 Jaguar Sedan, Jaguar D-Type, B.R.M., Lotus, Maserati, and more. In January 1955, Hawthorn joined the Jaguar racing team, replacing Stirling Moss, who had left for Mercedes. Hawthorn won the 1955 24 hours of Le Mans race after an inspired drive in which he set a lap record of 122 mph during a three-hour duel with Fangio in the early stages. The race was marred by the crash which killed 83 spectators and fellow racer Pierre Levegh, when Hawthorn suddenly braked in front of Lance Macklin's Healey after overtaking him to enter the pits causing Macklin to swerve into the path of Levegh's Mercedes. After colliding with the Healey, the Mercedes struck a tunnel parapet and disintegrated, the engine and other parts flying into the crowd killing 80 spectators and injuring another hundred. (There is an entire Chapter on Hawthorn's view of the accident and his reactions.) Eight hours later, while leading the race and two laps ahead of the Jaguar team, the Mercedes team withdrew from the race, ostensibly as a mark of respect for those who had perished in the accident; the Jaguar team was invited to join them but declined. The French press carried photographs of Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb celebrating their win with the customary champagne but treated them with scorn. Hawthorn was noted for wearing a bow tie when racing.
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Descrizione libro Aston Publications, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Good. Codice libro della libreria 2385527
Descrizione libro Aston Publications, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Codice libro della libreria mon0002643783
Descrizione libro Aston Publications, England, 1988. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1988 Edition, with corrections. Black hardcover, with gilt lettering on spine. illustrated with b/w photos. 240 pages. Pages lightly age-toned. A clean, tight copy. Fine. In a bright near Fine dustjacket. Codice libro della libreria 010492
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Descrizione libro Aston Publications, Bourne End, Bucks, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: very good. Revised edition with corrections.. 225 x 145 mm, 240 pp, 14 pp of b&w photographs. Pages lightly toned towards their edges. Black boards, gilt spine titles, in price-clipped dust-wrapper. This is the first part of great racing driver’s autobiography, covering the years 1951 to 1957, including coverage of his most controversial race, at Le Mans in 1955. ('Champion Year' covers 1958). After winning the Drivers' World Championship in 1958, Mike Hawthorn retired from racing only to suffer an untimely and tragic death when he crashed his Jaguar on the Guildford by-pass in January 1959. Codice libro della libreria 10573
Descrizione libro Aston Publications, Bourne End, 1988. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. New Edition. 240 pages. 475g. Black cloth boards FINE in a FINE d/w. Illustrated with b/w photographs. First published in 1958, this book was to be the first volume of the authors autobiography, before he was tragically killed in a car accident. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 14514
Descrizione libro Aston Publications, UK, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Inventory # B1647. Codice libro della libreria 002964
Descrizione libro Aston Publications, UK, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020946627207
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