Only after WWII did Britain really get the hang of international racing. From the 1950s with Jaguar at Le Mans, Aston Martin in the World Sports Car Championship and Vanwall followed by Cooper in F1, British cars took over in many areas of motor racing. This book takes you back to the first green Napiers in 1901, the 'green Fiats' from Sunbeam that achieved GP success in 1923, the big, green Bentleys that dominated Le Mans in the 1920s, to the 1930s and the little green MGs and Austin Sevens that succeeded in the tiddlers class and the successful voiturette racers from ERA before going on to the post World War II domination of F1 by British based teams. It brings the story to life by means of David Venables' authoritative text and graphic images chosen from the Ludvigsen Library.
The first book in Ian Allan's "Racing Colours Series", this book was followed by Italian Racing Red
and expected mid 2009 German Racing Silver
and French Racing Blue