Journey into Gasoline Alley during the tumultuous 1960s, one of the most spectacular and controversial decades in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Featured are fantastic photos of the last Novis, the wild racers of Mickey Thompson, Brabhams and the successful Halk copies, the astonishing STP turbine cars of 1967 and 1968, Dan Gurneys Eagles from 1966, Lotuses, the battle between Fords, and the turbo Offys....
|Title||:||Indy Cars of the 1960s (Ludvigsen Library)|
|Publisher||:||Enthusiast Books November 9, 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
|File Size||:||789 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Indy Cars of the 1960s (Ludvigsen Library) Reviews
The decade of the 60s was the most turbulent era that the sport has ever seen. The demise of the old front-engined Roadsters gave way to the Rear Engine Revolution and then the beginnings of the discovery of Aerodynamics that followed. This book covers some of the most interesting designs ever to appear at the Raceway. Backyard hot rodders still had a chance at Indy in the 60s, and this book shows some of the most offbeat and different cars ever seen. However, the book is basically a picture book. Not recommended if you are a tech geek who needs lots of data and info, or even more background story. I can say that the pictures included will astound with their subject matter. If you like the underdog, this book spends time on the 'little guys' just as much as the front-runners, to its benefit. Fascinating subject matter, but pictures and captions only here.
Another piece of gold from Mr.Ludvigsen.I have not found a work associated with his name that was not excellent.Great pictures and enlightening captions make this a great primer for that decade.All the other books in the series are just as good.Recomended.
The 1960s was a time of upheaval in all areas of society. This book shows that racing was not immune to the same turmoil. Many great photos.
I love automotive technology, especially special cars are like race cars. This book takes us in detail the history of technological development of the Indy cars, which feeds the passion for this subjec
Good info & pictures, but some in color would be great.
I can't remember, if I even got this book.
Indy Cars of the 1960s presents some classic photos of a period of great change at the 500. What is unique about this book is that it includes some photos of the non successful but technically interesting cars of the period. The Smokey Yunick sidecar, the Parnelli Jones 69 4wd turbo Ford and the Granatelli Plymouth to name a few. There are also a variety of photos of the engines and chassis mechanicals of the period including the turbines. This book is heavily focussed on the rear engined entries that predominated the 60's. The high quality B&W photos have amazing clarity. While some people prefer more prose, the captions not only describe the content, but offer little snippets of interest surrounding the subject presented.
This book was somewhat of a disappointment...it's mostly pictures, and I was expecting an in-depth analysis of the engineering that went into the cars that defined the most turbulent era in Indy 500 history. I've read a lot of Ludvigsen lately, especially in Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car; where his writing is top notch...and I remember his work at Sports Car Illustrated [now Car and Driver] and Motor Trend. It appears that he only wrote the introduction to this particular book...it really doesn't go into much detail, just a few short lines on each page, below a full-page photo.