The inside story of how Rallye Sport Fords were created by Ford in the 70s and 80s, enabling works' and private teams to be fully competitive in national and international rallies and races, to win many championships, and for RS cars to be bought by over 100,000 enthusiast customers! with around 200 photos and illustrations, many previously unpublished, this formerly untold story is brought vividly to life.
Featuring unpublished period photographs, plus artwork from Ford designers, Ford Total Performance covers all of Ford's classic race and street cars, including Cobras and Shelby Mustangs, from 1961 to 1971.
This book details the evolution of Ford's family car through the golden era of Detroit. It tells how Henry took the no-frills Fairlane, added more zing to create the Torino, and satisfied America's luxury desires with the LTD II; and follows the evolution of Ford’s midsize muscle cars, to the creation of the first car-based pickup – the Ranchero.
In 1965, Colin Chapman persuaded Ford to underwrite development of a V8 for the new 3000cc Grand Prix formula. Built by Cosworth, the new DFV engine won Lotus four World Championship Grands Prix in 1967. A year later, and now available to other constructors, the engine began its domination of Grand Prix racing.
Grab the collecting lead with hundreds of helpful insider tips on racing memorabilia. Know your stuff with an exclusive history of auto racing, plus in-depth coverage of INDYCAR and NASCAR events, racing teams and driver profiles. And count your collector's prize money with help from accurate and easy to price guide for racing cards, autographs, and die cast and plastic models. Beginning collectors and seasoned pros alike will learn how to identify, value and find racing collectables. And now, for the first time, collectors will have access to comprehensive trading card checklists, with values, for all key racing card sets.
Henry Ford loved mechanical things: springs and gears, cogs and wheels, and things that clicked and ticked and turned. One hot summer day in 1876, Henry and his father were riding to Detroit in their farm wagon. Suddenly there was a huffing-puffing monster heading straight toward them. It was a road-roller, and it was lumbering down the road all by itself. That was the day Henry started thinking about horseless riding machines--and he never stopped. In We'll Race You, Henry, young readers will discover the origins of one of the most popular cars of all time--the Model T--as well as the daring side of its inventor and the early days of automobile racing.