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Table of Contents
Classic Grand Prix Cars

  • Introduction
  • Grand Prix Beginnings
  • Tumultuous Origins
    Air to Ground to Air
    Christian Lautenschlager
    Introducing Desmodromy
  • EYEWITNESS: 1924 French Grand Prix
  • The Twenties
    Two-stroke Experiments
    Ettore Bugatti
    Supercharging the Grand Prix Car
  • EYEWITNESS: 1924 French Grand Prix
  • The Thirties
    Tasio Nuvolari
    Why and How the Nazis Backed Grand Prix Racing
    Alfred Neubauer
  • EYEWITNESS: 1936 German Grand Prix
  • The Forties
    Enzo Ferrari
    Alberto Ascari
    Two-stage Supercharging
  • EYEWITNESS: 1948 Italian Grand Prix
  • The Fifties
    Charles and John Cooper
    Hairpin Valve Springs
    Ram Tuning and Weber Carburettors
  • EYEWITNESS: 1958 Monaco Grand Prix
  • Postscript to the Classic Era
  • Appendix: Selected Specifications of Classic Grand Prix Cars from the First Six Decades of the Twentieth Century
  • Bibliography
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index
  • Color Section between pages 106 and 107
Karl Ludvigsen
Karl Ludvigsen

In addition to his motor industry activities as an executive (with GM, Fiat and Ford) and head of a consulting company, Karl Ludvigsen has been active for over 50 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor he has some four dozen books to his credit. Needless to say, they are all about cars and the motor industry, Karl's life-long passion.

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