Recommended Holiday Reading
Whether for yourself or for the car nut in your life, I can recommend both of these books!
On the left is The Unfair Advantage, a great book on Mark Donohue’s racing career. It’s got tons of great stories about racing in the 60s including Trans Am, Indy, Le Mans, and SCCA club racing to name a few. You might actually pick up a few car setup tips here as well!
The right book is Go Like Hell, A.J. Baime’s coverage of the Ford/Ferrari wars, specially the GT-40 racing project in the mid-60s. It’s a great read going into the development of the GT-40s, Carrol Shelby’s involvement, all the drivers, the engineering… All packaged up in a highly readable (meaning, not painful as non-fiction tends to be) book. It ends pre-’67, so doesn’t cover the only all-American win at Le Mans (the Gurney/Foyt win in ’67), but nonetheless is more than worthy of a spot on your bookshelf!