Triumph and Tragedy the 1955 world sports car season


This hardcover book by French historian Yves Kaltenbach is another of the books I call a sleeper. It is now out of print and whereas most single season books are about grand prix racing Kaltenbach has chosen sports car racing where the big tragic event was Le Mans. As a result, that season has virtually been ignored but here Kaltenbach not only opens the book with detailed descriptions of the key sports racing cars of that year including some of the more significant smaller classes but gives reports and photographs of all of the main sports car races with added informative notes. His photo selection is important as he publishes photos of many lesser known cars such as the unique special raced in Argentina by Curl Delfosse of his Gordini single-seater rebodied and fitted with a Porsche engine and Fernandez’ Pegasso Spyder that raced at Montjuich. Its the inclusion of reports and photos of the smaller non-championship sports car races that makes this book a must for historians interested in sports car racing. How much do you know about the Tunis Grand Prix for sports cars held in historic Carthage and won by Luigi Piotti with his Ferrari 750 Monza? Added to this Yves has entry lists for all of these races at the back of the book.

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Price including postage to the UK and Europe is £58, Price including postage to the USA and Rest of the World is £60