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The Story of the Prancing Bull by McCredie, Andrew Code: 50428 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publication date: 20/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018 Price: AU $56.90
Frank Reisner, a Hungarian-born Canadian educated chemical engineer, turned a youthful passion for cars into one of the most famous small production sports car building companies in the world. From modest beginnings based in the automotive mecca of Turin, Italy throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, Intermeccanica conceived, designed and produced a dozen different models that shook the motoring world and went on to find homes in museums and collections from Europe to the United States to Japan. Most notable of these models are the Apollo, the Italia and the Indra. From there it was on to California, where Reisner revolutionised the Porsche replicar market with his groundbreaking fibreglass Speedster design, followed by the Roadster RS, which the company continues to produce at its Vancouver, BC, Canada headquarters. Along the way, Reisner and Intermeccanica dealt with, and in one case sued, the largest automotive manufacturers in the world, all the while maintaining an independent streak and maverick spirit that would come to define the man and his company.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
Publication date: 20/03/2018
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 225mm X 225mm
Code: 50428
Dedication Acknowledgement Prologue Chapter 1: From the ashes of war (Frank's early years) Chapter 2: A new beginning in the New World (Frank moves to Canada and love affair of all things cars grows) Chapter 3: An 18-year European vacation (Frank and Paula go on a vacation to Europe and end up setting up Intermeccanica in Italy) Chapter 4: PO Box 153 (The post office box number that started it all for Intermeccanica) Chapter 5: Finding the right Formula Chapter 6: IMPish charm Chapter 7: The Apollo takes flight Chapter 8: A wild ride with a man named Jack Chapter 9: Eccentric cars for eccentric minds Chapter 10: Firing on all cylinders Chapter 11: Italia and Indra keep Intermeccanica hopping Chapter 12: All eggs in one basket Chapter 13: Arrivederci Italy Chapter 14: Mecca for motorheads Chapter 15: California Dreaming Chapter 16: Court dates and moving dates Chapter 17: A homecoming of sorts Chapter 18: L'ingegnere's final build Epilogue