Top 10 Books on Motorsports

 

The passion for motorsport cannot be measured. The resplendent cars and the ground is the heartbeat for many. It’s always said that motivation is what gets you started and habits are what keeps you going on. So here’s the list of popular motorsport books that will keep you moving.

 

Built for Speed

Built for speed by John McGuiness is an autobiography which describes the best about the man who has been on top for more than 20 years in this field. This is the story of a legend who is humble personality. The down to earth attitude of this heroic personality has won many hearts. The author describes the whole journey of his life.

Read it For:
read it to know more about the life history of John from the very beginning
Don't Read it For:
The story is a real inspiration for the bike lovers.
What makes this book stand out?:
although it is an autobiography the story is mainly concentrated on the racing, bike, and winning of the game

Klemantaski: Master Motorsports Photographer

the author of the book Paul Parker is one of the greatest photographers of the golden age of racing. this book is a purely a beautiful gift by Paul Parker to all the fans of motorsports. The collection of the unpublished photographs along with the writings in them is just adorable. The clear vision of the photographer is clearly reflected from the images. The collection of 357 photographs (most of them are black and white) is most valuable for its readers.

Read it For:
read it to explore the amazing pictures of the racing era.
Don't Read it For:
This book is an amazing book for the fans of photography and racing.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book features the best work of Klemantaski photography.

The Last Open Road

A novel by B.S. Levy which features the story of a young mechanic who gets in the automobile sector. It covers the most beautiful time of the racing and a parallel love story. There are various shifts in the story which deals with the real-life incidents of the boy whose passion is car driving. Unfortunately, he falls in love with one of the relatives of his boss.

Read it For:
read it to get a roller coaster ride from a racing story with a parallel love story
Don't Read it For:
overall this book is readable and one can enjoy it thoroughly
What makes this book stand out?:
the hardship of the young boy and his passion towards car makes this book a different one.

Jim Clark: Tribute to a Champion

This book is the biography of Jim Clark by Eric Dymock who was a follower of Jim even before he entered the racing world. this work was published after the great victory of Clark's in Dutch grand Prix (1967). It is a very well organized book from the initial and stuck to the point life history of Jim.

Read it For:
Read it to get closer to the one of the popular personality in the racing field.
Don't Read it For:
many of its readers found that author must have used various commas so that it would have been better to understand it clearly.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is the biography of Jim Clark by a person who is closer to him.
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Motorsport Fitness Manual: Improve Your Performance with Physical and Mental Training

S. Jutley has written this book considering the fitness and all the cardio logical activities one needs to perform before entering into the world of racing. The Rally driver gives brief information about the previous preparation one has to do to make his career in the stream. The highly informative notes on the physical and mental wellness are narrated in a well-organized manner.

Read it For:
Read it to get a complete manual guide on the training of a rally driver
Don't Read it For:
This book is a wonderful package for fans of motorsports
What makes this book stand out?:
A book from the cardiothoracic surgeon who himself participated in the rally race championship gives you the best-directed path.

Feel: My Story

This book is an autobiography by Freddie Spencer about his life experience. The story of a boy who won 500cc and 250cc GP Championship in the same year and created the history. For the very first time, the writer has revealed about the traumas, discomfort and the fear on road.

Read it For:
Read it to get through the adventurous experience of Freddie by living those moments
Don't Read it For:
you really need to know the basic terms of the rally championship
What makes this book stand out?:
The shifts in the narration of the story keeps its reader involved in it

Race Car Aerodynamics: Designing for Speed

Joseph Katz has summarized all the important aspects of the high-speed design vehicles. It is a complete package one need to have for deep information about the flow of air around the racing cars. This is the best book for the readers who want to understand how racing car go fast.

Read it For:
This book contains all the important elements of the aerodynamic theory
Don't Read it For:
you must know all the fluid related terms before getting into this.
What makes this book stand out?:
It can be understood by a non-engineer mind as it comprises of various diagrams and practice sections.

Stealing Speed: The Biggest Spy Scandal in Motorsport History

This is an admiring story of a well-known company who stole a Nazi rocket scientist’s engine. Mat Oxley features the true story of the japan’s motorsport manufacturing company who stole the engine and wants to rule over the world. The story focuses on history which is forgotten due to political pressure.

Read it For:
read it to know the revealing facts about what had happened in the biggest and remarkable events in the motorsport history.
Don't Read it For:
some of its readers found the story is narrated from one personal view and another side has been neglected.
What makes this book stand out?:
those who are interested to read about motorsports and tech and life around 60 must read this book.

Gilles Villeneuve: The Life of the Legendary Racing Driver

The biography of Gilles Villeneuve by Gerald Donaldson is a story of legendary of Grand Prix racing. The author features the story of a person who has bounded the international audience.

Read it For:
The writer covers the life history from the very beginning to all the sad aspects of his life.
Don't Read it For:
some may find it a sad story
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is well versed with the necessary information

Jenks: A Passion for Motor Sport

Stirling Moss features one of the greatest writers of motorsport Denis Sargent Jenkinson, well known by Jenks. He owned a famous column in the motorsport had been there for 40 years.

Read it For:
read it to get intense knowledge about the greatest journalist of motorsport
Don't Read it For:
this book is just wonderful
What makes this book stand out?:
This is the best book on Jenks.

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