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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: There is a name and date written in blue pen on the first page with light finger smudging below it. The edges of the compressed pages have a small light tan stain, and light browning. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 218 x 289 mm.
Pages: 328
Publisher: Reed Books
Publication date: 2001 reprint

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Historic Racing Cars of New Zealand
By Graham Vercoe

New Zealand has a proud history in motorsport and more than its share of driving heroes, but it is the inventiveness and practical ingenuity of generations of backyard builders and amateur mechanics to whom this history pays special tribute. In each of the great eras of our motorsport, extraordinary improvised cars were created by New Zealanders to take on the classic names of international racing - the Bugattis, Alfas, Mercedes, Ferraris, Maseratis, Coopers, Brabhams and Lotuses - brought out by resourceful local importers.

New Zealand became a living museum for the great marques. Long after their international careers were over, they would be: raced here in the manner for which they were created. Sadly, the very high value placed on these rare cars saw most of them eventually sold overseas. Their stories are documented in Historic Racing Cars of New Zealand, the first comprehensive A to Z of New Zealand historic racing. Most of the data was gleaned directly from the drivers, mechanics, owners and the great racing car builders themselves.

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