The History of Speed

THE QUEST TO GO FASTER, FROM THE DAWN OF THE MOTOR CAR TO THE SPEED OF SOUND

This book chronicles the human obsession for speed from the earliest primitive cars to perilously dangerous motor races and the extraordinary mavericks who constantly pushed the limits of the unknown; the land speed heroes who repeatedly put their lives at risk to be the fastest on earth; the subcultures of speed from the underground that are often reviled and oppressed, and the supercar geniuses who put their visceral blend of art and engineering beauty on the everyday roads. It features exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in speed and motor racing, complemented by appropriate photos and illustrations. The History of speed is an exhaustive study of exactly how and why we love to go fast on land and sea.

Written by motorsports author Martin Roach, it is filled with period pictures and interesting commentary on all forms of motor racing and the spill over to modern high performance supercars, this book provides the novice reader with a general knowledge of the quest for speed and why humans are so driven to pursue it.

 

  • ISBN-10 : 1471189325
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1471189326
  • Dimensions : 9.92 x 1.06 x 7.83 inches
  • Language: : English