Book Details
Author: Ed Heuvink, Bernard Cahier
Foreword: Nino Vaccarella
Format: Hardcover with slipcase, 12” by 12”, 400 pages
Photos: 235 black-and-white and 129 color
ISBN: 978-3927458-66-6
Price: $115.00
Targa Florio: 1955-1973 Targa Florio: 1955-1973
Although the Targa Florio dates back to the earliest days of motor racing in 1906, the Sicilian road race’s greatest years came during the three decades when it was included as a round in the World Sports Car championship. It started in 1955, when the race was won by Stirling Moss and Peter Collins driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. In the years that followed the race was usually a battle between Ferrari and Porsche, who traded victories with such great drivers as Wolfgang von Trips, Hans Herrmann, Graham Hill, Vic Elford, Brian Redman and Jo Siffert. read more >
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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Bernard Cahier (who also drove in the Targa several times) and the McKlein motor racing archive, with many previously unpublished images.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 detail.

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 race.”

“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.”

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