||Originally published in Germany, this extra-large, 400-page book uses
hundreds of vivid photographs that recreate the unique atmosphere of the
Targa Florio during a golden age in motorsport. Most are drawn from the
collection of legendary racing photojournalist Bernard Cahier (who also drove
in the Targa several times) and the McKlein motor racing archive, with many
previously unpublished images. Along with the photos there are also race
programs, official letters, maps and other memorabilia that add ambiance and
Although Targa Florio: 1955-1973 includes a section providing year-by-
year race reports, most of the material is arranged in short thematic chapters
running in alphabetical order. Typical subjects covered include notable drivers,
marques, and teams, key sections of the circuit, and car components and
technology. But there are also more general themes such as pit stops, practice,
spectators, and weather, which often yield unexpected images and insights.
This unique approach to the material delivers a fresh perspective on an iconic
race, especially for readers and fans who are already familiar with the Targa.
Targa Florio: 1955-1973 is a full-color, 12” x 12” deluxe hardcover
presented in a blue slipcase featuring a race image and a map of the Sicilian
circuit. David Bull Publishing is proud to partner with Germany’s McKlein
Publishing to market this unique and beautiful book. Text in English, Italian and German.
“This weighty McKlein tome is surely one of the great books on the road
“You’d better reinforce your coffee table as this 400-pager is in essence a
photo album featuring typically gorgeous imagery from the Bernard Cahier
archive plus additional pics from McKlein and LAT.”