Officially licensed with the ACO, the organisers of the annual Le Mans
24 Hours race, this sumptuous book is the seventh title in this
decade-by-decade series and completes coverage of the endurance classic
from its very beginning to the end of the 20th century. This title
covers the nine races of the 1930s (no race was held in 1936) in which
honours were divided between Italian, French and British manufacturers.
Each race is exhaustively covered in vivid photographs, an insightful
commentary providing more detailed information than has ever been
published about the period, and full statistics. Compiled by an
acknowledged authority of this legendary race, this series of books is
treasured by all enthusiasts of sports car racing.
In the 1930 race Bentley achieved its fourth consecutive success, Woolf
Barnato and Glen Kidston the winning drivers in the very same ‘Speed
Six' with which they had won in 1929.
Two of Britain's greats of the era, Earl Howe and Henry Birkin, won for
Alfa Romeo in 1931, beginning a four-race victory streak for the Italian
Tazio Nuvolari, the outstanding Grand Prix ace of the pre-war decade,
secured an intensely dramatic last-lap victory in 1933 in the closest Le
Mans finish to date.
Lagonda (1935) and Delahaye (1938) secured a win each, while Bugatti
took two with the great Jean-Pierre Wimille driving its innovative Type
57 'Tank' cars, with all-enclosing bodywork.
Highly detailed year-by-year treatment of the decade's nine races,
giving unprecedented depth of information and photographic coverage for
Official status provides a number of unique features, including the
reproduction of photographs and full-colour race poster artwork from the
ACO's archives.Complete data for each year includes technical
regulations, entry list, circuit changes (with diagram), full results
and category awards.
The whole work is beautifully designed and presented.
Dimensions: 9.5 x 1 x 11.4 inches