RETURN TO GLORY! THE MERCEDES BENZ 300SL RACING CAR

RETURN TO GLORY! THE MERCEDES BENZ 300SL RACING CAR

ROBERT ACKERSON

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Código:
23372
Idioma:
INGLES
Editorial:
VELOCE PUBLISHING PLC
Nº edición:
1
Materia
Marcas en varios idiomas
ISBN:
978-1-84584-617-6
Páginas:
144
Encuadernación:
PORTADA DURA CON CARATULA
Medidas:
250 mm x 250 mm
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Features

• Describes how Mercedes-Benz returned to racing in 1952
• Complete details of the 300 SL’s design and development
• Graphically portrays the victories of the 300 SL in 1952
• Reveals Alfred Neubauer’s world-class leadership and strategy skills
• Highlights the climactic Mercedes-Ferrari battle in the 1952 Carrera Panamericana
• Full details of the historic racing season of 1952
• Includes the full story of the first Mercedes-Benz victory at Le Mans
• Provides details of Fangio’s first race for Mercedes-Benz
• A treasure trove of evocative historic photographs with informative captions
• Dramatically concludes by graphically celebrating the oldest surviving 300 SL’s restoration
Description

This book chronicles the development and racing career of a car regarded as the ultimate example of the purebred sports car of the 20th century and the epitome of functional beauty and extraordinary performance: the 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. Taking second place at its 1952 Mille Miglia debut, it went on to win every one of its races that season. Dramatic photos, vivid descriptions, and dramatic recollections from the drivers ensures this book will be a joy to read and enjoy for years to come.
Synopsis

1952 was one of the most important years in Mercedes-Benz racing history; after a 13-year absence, it returned to motor sport competition with an automobile that rewrote the history of modern sports car racing.
The 300 SL’s debut was the culmination of a long, difficult road back to racing for Mercedes-Benz after a 13 year break. This book vividly depicts the 300 SL’s performance in the five races in which it competed in 1952, and tells the story of how it became the most successful competition sports car of that year. Through dramatic photographs, and equally stirring text, one of the greatest years of sports car racing is brought to life, filled with automobiles often finished in national racing colours, prepared by great factory teams, driven by men who were national sporting idols, and raced under gruelling conditions unique to the age.
From its Mille Miglia debut, through the Nürburgring, the Le Mans 24 Hours, to its greatest race, the Carrera Panamericana, the 300 SL’s career from conception to retirement is presented, culminating with a detailed photographic essay illustrating restoration of the oldest 300 SL in existence.
Independent Reviews

Detailed essays are complemented by vivid illustrations and photos to make this a must-read for Mercedes fans.
Auto Express

The story hooks you from the start.
Clasicos Exclusivos

Through dramatic photographs and equally stirring text, one of the greatest years of sports car racing is brought to life.
Mercedes Owner

A tale worthy of a tome ... Ackerson tackles the genesis of the 300 SL and its single season in the spotlight using familiar driver autobiographies, contemporary magazine reports and, pictorially, Daimler Media's extensive archive.
Motor Sport

Robert Ackerson first became aware of Mercedes in 1952, the landmark year that forms the hub of his lavishly produced masterpiece – on the short yet sweet competition career of the 300SL racer. It's superbly written but brief – at just 144 pages – and is crammed with compelling period quotes from the likes of Neubauer, Caracciola and 'Jenks'. Best of all, though, it's illustrated throughout with Daimler archive, including candid portraits of the drivers. Outstanding, but expensive.
Classic & Sports Car UK
Additional Information

Covers the historic 1952 racing year.

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