The Art of the Classic Sports Car

The Art of the Classic Sports Car

Pace and Grace

by Stuart Codling

Hardback Publication Date: 01/10/2017

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The Art of the Classic Sports Car offers a beautifully illustrated review of several decades of high-performance cars, featuring cars from around the globe, all shot in the studio.

The most fun you can have on four wheels. Sports cars are the athletes of the automotive world. Always nimble and quick, often powerful, sports cars fly where other cars lumber, and dash where others plod.

The definition of a sports car is somewhat fluid, and the question What was the first sports car? will often incite a heated debate among enthusiasts.

Still, most car fans feel that they know a sports car when they see one and when asked to name a few will rattle off a remarkably similar list of name plates: Jaguar, Corvette, Triumph, MG, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lotus, Alfa-Romeo, BMW. Pressed harder, more exotic and obscure brands will emerge: DB, Alpine, Bugatti, Lancia.

Sports cars have offered road and track excitement for nearly 100 years. The original cars evolved for racing, but their appeal and popularity ensured that production versions were soon available for those whose sporting intents never left the boulevard or winding back road. Along the way, sports cars became more comfortable, sometimes almost practical, and above all handsome. But never have they been boring.

The Art of the Classic Sports Car offers enthusiasts a beautifully illustrated review of several decades of high-performance cars, featuring cars from around the globe all shot in the studio to ensure a handsome and desirable book.

Each featured car includes a profile discussing the car's place in sports car history along with technical and performance specs as well as a smattering of historical images and period ads.

ISBN:
9780760352168
9780760352168
Category:
Road & motor vehicles: general interest
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-10-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Quarto Publishing Group USA
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
248x305x22.23mm
Weight:
1.68kg
Stuart Codling

Journalist and broadcaster Stuart Codling has worked in motorsports for over a decade, covering sports cars in the United States before joining F1 Racing, the world's best-selling Formula 1 magazine.

He has ridden pillion with World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson, gone snowboarding with (former) FIA President Max Mosley, and been sworn at by ex-Ferrari F1 driver Eddie Irvine. He has appeared as an F1 expert on TV and radio, has hosted for Renault F1, and contributes to F1 Racing, Autosport, and Autocar.

He is the author of Motorbooks titles Art of the Formula 1 Race Car (2010, 2014), Real Racers (2011), Form Follows Function: The Art of the Supercar (2011), and Le Mans Legendary Race Cars (2013).

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