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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has surface rubbing, short creasing to the edges, 2 tears (longest 4mm), light wear to the top edge, and colour wear to the title. There is a bookseller’s sticker (40mm x 20mm) in the bottom corner of the first page. The edges of the compressed pages have light discolouring and age spotting. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 220 x 288 mm.
Pages: 389
Publisher: Reed
Publication date: 1993 first edition


The Golden Era of New Zealand Motor Racing
By Graham Vercoe

Motor Racing in New Zealand reached a peak during the years 1946 to 1976, the great years of Formula Libre, Formula Tasman and Formula 5000.

The Golden Era of New Zealand Motor Racing traces the development of motorsport through those years, beginning with the first true road race, run in 1933. Graham Vercoe tells the story of every race, and documents the rise and fall of every famous, and not so famous, name - cars such as Cooper, Bugatti, Lotus, and Maserati; drivers from the pioneering Ron Roycroft and George Smith to the legendary Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme, Jack Brabham and Stirling Moss.

Each race is described in detail - the drivers, the cars, the peculiarities of the track, and the running time of the race. For the true racing buff the engine type and chassis number of each car, lap times, weather and track conditions are all listed. The real drama, however, is in the human story behind each race - the cars that failed to arrive or didn't quite reach the starting line, the royal battles fought out on the track, the triumphs, the disappointments, and the occasional tragedies.


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