Scratches and marks to the jacket. Light wear to some edges. The book is clean and readable throughout. N° de ref. de la librería
This is a highly readable autobiography in which Derek Bell recalls his diverse motorsport life, including his eight classic 24-hour endurance sports car race victories.
Derek Bell has enjoyed one of the most successful, diverse and wide-ranging careers of any British racing driver. In this highly readable autobiography he recalls a life in motor racing that spanned over 40 years and was packed with achievement and diversity. Bell is best-known as the consummate endurance sports car driver who won the Le Mans 24 Hours five times and the Daytona 24 Hours three times, teamed with racing greats such as Jacky Ickx, Hans Stuck and Al Holbert. Besides sports car racing, he has competed in many different cars and categories, from a works seat with Ferrari in Formula 1 in 1968 to rally driving a Vauxhall. This is a uniquely rich and entertaining story that will appeal to all motor racing enthusiasts.
- Early successes and setbacks: climbing the ladder through F3 and F2, leading to F1 with Ferrari; subsequent F1 drives came in McLaren, Brabham, March, Surtees and Tecno cars, but success came elsewhere.
- Personalities and problems: mentors such as his stepfather (‘The Colonel'), Tom Wheatcroft and John Wyer; fellow racers such as Jacky Ickx, David Purley and Mike Hailwood; ‘problem' exercises such as British Leyland's mismanaged Jaguar XJ Coupé racing effort of 1976–77.
- Special relationship with Porsche: driving the famed 917 for JW Automotive in 1971; 935 and 936 cars before the Group C category arrives for 1982; works driver of Porsche's all-conquering 956 and 962 from 1982 to 1987, including winning World Endurance Championship (1985) and World Sports Car Championship (1986); subsequent Porsche achievements in America.
- Love/hate emotions of Le Mans: first visit in 1970, with a works Ferrari 512M; five wins, the first with Mirage (1975), then four in Porsches (1981 to 1987); a proud third place in 1995 after leading for 16 hours, sharing a McLaren with son Justin.
- Endurance racing technique: the physical and mental demands; pacing yourself over 124 hours; the importance of team-mates, exemplified by the partnership with Jacky Ickx that brought three Le Mans wins.
- A new life in the USA: racing more and more in America, where the last of his eight wins in 24-hour races came at Daytona in 1989, aged 47; racing on through the 1990s while in his 50s, mainly in American sports car events; settling to live in Florida.
About the Author: Alan Henry has known Derek Bell since 1971, when he was reporting on Formula 2 as a journalist for Motoring News. He soon moved up to Formula 1 and covered it for 35 years for numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian and Autocar. He was also the editor of Autocourse, the annual record of international motor racing, from 1988 to 2012.
Título: Derek Bell- My Racing Life
Editorial: Evro Publishing 01/12/2014
Año de publicación: 2014
Condición del libro: Used - Good
Descripción Evro Publishing 01/12/2014, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Mild shelfwear, with light knocks to extremities, causing creasing/tearing to jacket and boards. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 131709-1
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Descripción Evro Publishing, 2014. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería GB-9780992820992
Descripción Hachette Book Group. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0992820995
Descripción Evro Publishing Limited 2014-11-20, 2014. hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780992820992
Descripción Evro Publishing 2014-12-01, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-GRD-05163726
Descripción Evro Publishing. Hardback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Derek Bell - My Racing Life, Derek Bell, Alan Henry, Derek Bell has become one of motor racing's 'national treasures'. He is best known as one of the world's finest ever endurance sports car drivers, winning Le Mans five times and the Daytona 24 Hours three times, as well as numerous other significant sports car races. This completely new and updated edition of his autobiography celebrates the superb motor racing career of one of Britain's most popular racing drivers. Derek Bell is one of the survivors from 1960's motorsport, who made a real name for himself in Endurance Racing for over a twenty years driving primarily for Porsche but also other top teams from the late 1960's through to the 1990's. A multiple winner at Le Mans and Daytona this book takes you through the details of his life racing around the world from his early years leading up to F1 and then in to Endurance Racing and other branches of the sport. It shows the vast difference in Motorsport in his early career and how motorsport has progressed through the years. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780992820992
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Descripción Evro Publishing 2014-12-01, 2014. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería NU-MAR-00014762
Descripción Evro Publishing, 2015. Estado de conservación: New. Derek Bell has become one of motor racing's 'national treasures'. He is best known as one of the world's finest ever endurance sports car drivers, winning Le Mans five times and the Daytona 24 Hours three times, as well as numerous other significant sports car races. Num Pages: 272 pages, Colour & mono throughout. BIC Classification: WSP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 288 x 236 x 20. Weight in Grams: 1426. . 2015. Reissue. Hardcover. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780992820992