Triumph of the Red Devil

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Brendan Lynch is one of Ireland’s best motor sport historians and this book is a superbly researched bit of work based on the 1903 Gordon Bennett Cup race held in Ireland and won by Camille Jenatzy’s Mercedes.

This book however is not just about one race. Thanks to a lot of spadework Lynch has written a book that is an ideal primer for anyone who would like to understand just how difficult and dangerous motor racing was like in those early days. Consider that the cars back then weighed over two tons had enough power to travel at 100 mph, had tyres perhaps less than a quarter of the width of a modern grand prix car and cable brakes with the efficiency of the hand brake of a Fiat 500 and you begin to understand what true hero’s those pioneers were.

The period photographs are superb and numerous.

An eye-opening glimpse of motor racing’s stoneage.

The book is dedicated to Graham Gauld by the Author

The Price including postage to the UK and Europe is £45
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Price including postage to the UK and Europe is £45, Price including postage to the USA and Rest of the World £50