Inside IMSA's Legendary GTP Race Cars: The Prototype Experience

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Having raced group C cars since their inception, our Sister series over the water remained somewhat of a mystery to me. This book has opened my eyes as it gives the inside story of 14 amazing machines and how they were developed for competition. It is full of photographs, diagrams, drawings, and first-person accounts form the men who built and raced these cars. it makes fascinating reading and I am sure it will complement your collection of literature on our incredible machines. Enjoy! --GTP Race Car Owners Club Monthly

A great reference for fans of mid-80's IMSA prototype racers. The most informative book I've ever seen on these cars. Great pictures and reference for model builders. --ProMariner

These beautiful and entertaining race cars return to live in this 256-page hardcover book(National Speed Sport News)thanks to an amazing new book by J.A. Martin and Michael J. Fuller titles 'Inside IMSA s Legendary GTP Race Cars,' we still have an opportunity to look inside the series top machinery. Thanks to beautiful photographs and extensive research, readers are provided with a more complete look than ever available before(Grassroots Motorsport Magzine)This is an extremely well produced book with great details on the cars. A great entertaining trip throguh the cars of this important series(Victory lane)if you really want to know how the rear suspension of Mazda's RX792-P was designed to remove the upper A-arm, pushrod, and spring from the ground effects tunnel, then you're going to have to buy Inside IMSA(Last turn club dot com) --Last turn club dot com

...this is a book worthy of recommendation to anyone looking to learn more about the glorious days of one of racings' truly golden eras when GTP cars ruled the world --Vintage Race Car magazine

Professional automobile racing has always been dominated by sanctioning bodies whose main goal is to ensure competition: making sure the cars are matched in shpe, size, chassis, and engine combination or size. However, what about an all-out competition, in which one team's aidea of the fastest car could be pitted agianst another's regardless of parity? This was what the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Grand Touring Prototypes (GTP) race series was all about. This is the first book to profile 18 of the amazing machines that resulted form the GTP's flat-out competition among diffrent ideas about what was the fastest way round the track. The cars featured include the Lola T-600, March M1/C to 86G, the Gropu 44 Jaguar and Mustnag GTP, the porsche 956/962, the Kudzu, the Corvette GTP, the Ford Probe and Maxim, Nissan Spice, TWR Jaguar, toyota Eagle, Intrepid and the Mazda RX-792P. An extensive collection of photographs, diagrams and drawings accompany the first-person accounts form the men who drove and designed them in this 256-page hardcover book. --Race-Tech International, October 2008

believe you can draw real enjoyment from two sorts of non-fiction book Those that deal with a subject that you know plenty about already, and those that teach you something about an area you were perhaps less knowledgeable about. This one manages both in my case, and I suspect in many others too. It tackles a period in recent racing history, perhaps truly the last time that real technological innovation was actively encouraged, the era of IMSA GTP racers from 1981 to 1993 when quiet genius and big corporate bucks combined to produce a spectacular array of ever faster, ever more capable machinery (and of course the odd wrong turn too!) The foreword from David Hobbs sets the scene, and the tone, beautifully for the rest of the tome. It tells the story primarily from the perspective of the cars rather than the competition, with 14 chapters covering cars as diverse aesthe --daily sports car dot com

The first book to profile 18 of the amazing machines that resulted from the GTP s flat-out competition among different ideas about what was the fastest way around the track ... an extensive collection of photographs, diagrams and drawings accompany the first-person accounts from the men who drove and designed them. --Race Tech International Magazine

believe you can draw real enjoyment from two sorts of non-fiction book Those that deal with a subject that you know plenty about already, and those that teach you something about an area you were perhaps less knowledgeable about. This one manages both in my case, and I suspect in many others too. It tackles a period in recent racing history, perhaps truly the last time that real technological innovation was actively encouraged, the era of IMSA GTP racers from 1981 to 1993 when quiet genius and big corporate bucks combined to produce a spectacular array of ever faster, ever more capable machinery (and of course the odd wrong turn too!) The foreword from David Hobbs sets the scene, and the tone, beautifully for the rest of the tome. It tells the story primarily from the perspective of the cars rather than the competition, with 14 chapters covering cars as diverse aesthetically and technically as the Mustang GTP, Porsche 956/ 962 and the Intrepid. Jaguar, Toyota and Nissan are also here together with the comparative minnows from Kudzu, March and Lola, all accompanied by period photos from the track, the workshop and the drawing office, many never before published. The car s racing exploits aren t ignored either, with a lively commentary throughout dealing with how each consecutive technological step forward panned out on track not always in the desired direction of course. It all makes for a very good read, one which (Mulsanne) Mike Fuller and Jim Martin have clearly put a huge amount of work into and which comes highly recommended by this reviewer. -- --daily sports car dot com

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Professional automobile racing has always been dominated by sanctioning bodies whose main goal is the ensure competition: making sure the cars are matched in shape, size, chassis, and engine combination or size. But what about an all-out competition, in which one team's idea of the fastest car could be pitted against another's regardless of parity? this was what the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Grand Touring Prototypes (GTP) race series was all about. Running from 1981 to 1993, it was one of the most exhilarating racing experiences of all time, and typically drew 100,00 spectators to race weekends. This is the first book to profile the amazing machines that resulted from the GTP's flat-out competition among different - and passionate - ideas about what was the fastest way round the track: the V-12 with it's superior ground-effect tunnels but higher centre pf gravity; the flat six with a low centre of gravity but severely restricted ground tunnels; the elaborate wings and air dams employed by others; Here are the people behind the free-for-all, the culmination of almost a century of automobile racing experience, and here are eighteen of the most competitive vehicles they designed. using photographs, diagrams, drawings, first-person accounts, from the men who drove and designed them. This book provides a detailed look at the technology and people that drove some of the world's most exciting race cars, the like of which may never be seen again.

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