Works Cortina, Corsair & Capri In Detail

Works Cortina, Corsair & Capri In Detail
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Format: Hardback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781906133719
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Historian Graham Robson tackles the story of Ford's emergence during the 1960s as a leader in international saloon car competition beginning with the Mark 1 Cortina in 1962.

The career of every works Mark I and Mark II Cortina, Lotus-Cortina, Capri, and Corsair is individually recounted in Works Cortina, Corsair & Capri In Detail, with contemporary action photographs and listings of events entered, results and drivers, and with accounts of performances in rallies and races.

Plus, there are specially commissioned color photographs of a number of surviving works cars, which have been shot in considerable detail. For fans of the race and rally Fords of these glory days, as well as for motor sport enthusiasts, this book is pure treasure.

The author

After a varied career in the automotive industry, Graham Robson has gained a worldwide reputation as a motoring historian, and has more than 160  books to his credit. Born in 1936, and educated at Ermysteds Grammar School in Yorkshire, Graham then went on to study Engineering at Oxford University. He  joined Jaguar Cars as a graduate trainee, becoming involved in design work on the Mk II, E-Type and Mark X. Beginning as a hobby, he became a rally co-driver, eventually joining the Sunbeam 'works' team in 1961, and took part in rallies up to International level (once with Roger Clark), but stopped rallying by 1968. During this time, he joined Standard-Triumph in Coventry, in 1961, as a Development Engineer, mainly on sports car projects. He then ran the re-opened 'works' motorsport department from 1962 to 1965, this being the period of the birth of Spitfire Le Mans cars, TR4, Vitesse, Spitfire and 2000 rally car developments. Graham Robson’s writing began with rally reports for magazines which evolved into a job with Autocar from 1965 to 1969. He was recruited back to industry at Rootes to run the Product Proving department, then after a brief period in 1972 as technical director of a safety belt company, became an independent motoring writer. Graham has lived 'by the pen' and 'by the voice', not only writing but commentating, presenting and organising events of all types.
 

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Format: Hardback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781906133719
Illustrations: 300+ b-w & color photos
Size: 10 in x 10 in / 254 mm x 254 mm
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