The British at Indianapolis

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Dec 15, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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The British at Indianapolis recounts the history of the Indianapolis 500 race through the eyes and actions of those British born or British citizens who have driven in it, or been involved in any other way – be it as a designer, mechanic, or official. It also examines the British built cars that have won the Indy 500 and the significance of the rear engined revolution brought to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by Cooper in 1961, and elevated to success by Lotus and Lola. It includes such names as Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Nigel Mansell and 2010 Indy 500 champion, and two times winner, Dario Franchitti.
  

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Contents

introduction acknowledgements
8
Brooklands Prologue
10
PART ONE 19111960 THE FIRST HALF CENTURY
12
Prewar Pioneers
13
the englishman From livorno dario resta
20
the notsoroaring twenties
26
newcastleBorn george roBson
37
PART TWO THE 1960s 1970sATECHNICAL REVOLUTION FROM BRITAIN
48
the Bravest oF the Brave Jim crawFord
125
British horsePower
132
the Poole Pirates
139
the Battle oF Britons nigel Bennett and Bruce ashmore
145
the world chamPion nigel mansell
155
PART FOUR 1997TOTHE PRESENTTHE INDY RACING LEAGUE ERA
162
eFFects oF the indy racing league
163
Front Page news dan wheldon
169

cooPer and the rearengined car
49
lotus takes uP the challenge
55
made to order
64
the men in green
70
Britains Finest hour Jim clark graham hill and Jackie stewart
77
the eagles wings len terry and tony southgate
88
Built in Britain
96
PART THREE 19801996 DOMINATION OF THE BRITISH MANUFACTURERS
102
the lone englishman david hoBBs
103
the indy cars are coming
109
the time oF march
117
exPat engineers
179
scottish heritage dario Franchitti
189
the rockingham Find darren manning
198
roger Bailey and the Freedom 100
205
grand Prix victory lewis hamilton
211
on two wheels
224
the recordBreakers
231
hundredth year ePilogue
239
aPPendix 1
245
index
251
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About the author (2010)

Freelance journalist Ian Wagstaff won the Mercedes Benz Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for his book, The British at Le Mans. He wrote for Autosport and Motoring News before becoming press and promotions manager at Silverstone in the late 1970s. His current work for Racecar Engineering, Race Engine Technology, Performance Racing Industry, The Paddock, The Red Bulletin and Auto Technology takes him to races throughout Europe and the USA, including the Indianapolis 500.

Dario Franchitti now becomes the 17th driver to win Indy 500 more than once, with his second official win, the first coming in 2007. Dario hails from Bathgate, West Lothian Scotland but currently resides in Tennessee. We're delighted to announce that Dario has written the foreword for forthcoming Veloce book The British at Indianapolis by Ian Wagstaff.

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