by Guichard, Ami, managing editor; Gordon Wilkins, English editor
Lausanne, Switzerland: Edita S.A.. Very Good. . English edition. Hardcover. (gray paper-covered boards with white lettering on front cover and spine; no dust jacket) [moderate wear to corners and edges of boards, faint musty odor]. (B&W/color photographs, diagrams, charts, etc.) A thorough review of all things automotive during 1957, divided between general matters (including automobile design and manufacturing) and a review of the year's major races and rallies: the Grand Prix (in Monaco, Belgium, the U.K., Italy, etc.), the Indianapolis 500, etc. Some of the more interesting articles include: "The 'Smaller' Car: Its Origin and Prospects"; a biographical and historical survey of the life of Ettore Bugatti and the eponymous automobile; "If Only the Roads Were White," an article hypothesizing the positive effects on driving safety if such a thing were to be; "A Critical Period for Motor Racing"; and "Technical Aspects of Formula One." The regular feature, "Cars of the Year," includes the Ford Edsel, introduced in 1957. Profusely illustrated throughout, the book contains numerous photographs and technical specifications for cars made in the U.S., Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Sweden, and elsewhere; included are double-page fold-out drawings of the Vanwall Formula 1 and the Maserati 450S Sport V-8. . (Inventory #: 22261)
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