Race and Rally Car Source Book (30th Anniversary Edition) – The guide to building or modifying a competition car

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Race and Rally Car Source BookFirst published in 1983, this renowned practical book remains essential reading for anyone working on or building competition cars of all types, including circuit, rally and hillclimb cars from Formula 750 to Formula 1. The core of this classic book, revered throughout the motorsport world, remains unchanged in order to retain all the unique character and authority of the original, but a special feature of this 30th anniversary edition is a new introduction by the late author's son, Darrell Staniforth, who runs a well-respected rally preparation business and has worked for the Ford WRC rally team. By: Allan Staniforth Foreword: Steve Cropley ISBN: 9780857333483 Price: £25.00 About the Author Allan Staniforth was originally a news reporter but moved into a racing car consultant, applying lessons learned in 45 years as a successful competitor and car constructor. Review The book encompasses all that is relevant in building a competitive sports or racecar, covering topics like planning, design, building techniques, technology, testing and development, with useful appendices. Featuring excellent illustrations, inspiring photos and including historical and anecdotal material of value to any aspiring racing driver. And if you feel there are processes or subjects that aren't covered in sufficient depth by Mr Staniforth, he has included a comprehensive index of the better reference books for more complete descriptions. Overall, it's a thoroughly and well-researched book and a sound investment.