CarTech Auto Books Indy's Wildest Decade
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From the start, Indy has been a hotbed of racing innovation. The early years saw the advancement of engine and chassis design, culminating in Harry Miller's cars and engines that dominated the '20s. In the '30s, the Great Depression hit racing budgets hard; Indy produced the "Junk formula," and racers responded with a dizzying array of low-buck, home-brew entries..
The '40's and '50s saw the rise of the Offy-powered Indy roadsters, but iconoclasts still brought Novis, diesels, six-wheelers, and other oddities to America's greatest race to try their hand. Then in the '60s, all hell broke loose, with one revolution after another racing around the 2.5 mile Brickyard.
In this book Indy's Wildest Decade, Alex Gabbard covers the history of innovation and racing experimentation at the Indy 500, from the miller era through the Junk Formula and the Roadster era, then gives you a year-by-year account of Indy's wildest decade ever, the 1960's.
The transition to rear-engine cars, followed by Ford's stock-block V-8 challengers, turbo versions of both Fords and Offys, STP's turbine cars, DOHC Fords, wider tires, engineers, aerodynamics -- all combined to produce some incredible racing that changed the face of Indy forever. Profusely illustrated with more than 330 photos (over half of them in color), this book is sure to become a classic among Indy racing fans.
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