Italy has been involved in motor racing from the earliest days. A Fiat (F.I.A.T. back then) finished second to the winning Renault in the first Grand Prix, then returned the following year (1907) to defeat the Renault and win. This book describes the history of Italian marques in racing, the triumphs and tragedies, the successes and failures. Amazing cars, amazing people and an amazing history, it is great reading for any motor sports fan.
The second book in Ian Allan's "Racing Colours Series", follows on from British Racing Green
. The final two titles will be German Racing Silver
and French Racing Blue
which are expected in mid-2009.