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  1. Exotic_Car_Guy

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    Does this Ferrari 70 Years book have any photos/info on the 458 Spider? LaFerrari?

    Besides photos, what kind of model information and marque history does it have?
     
  2. tifoso2728

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    It covers the 458 Italia and 458 Spider together, briefly. It has nice photos of a yellow 458 Spider. It's a nice marque history book. It's on Amazon fairly cheap right now.
     
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    Pleased you like it. Your comments make all the hard work worthwhile.
    Nathan
     
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  6. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    Has anyone seen this book yet? It is the latest in an occasional series, with prior volumes having been done on Villeneuve and Senna.
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    Incidentally, a companion volume on Michael Schumacher is due out in November.
     
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  7. jtremlett

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    I have a copy but, rather unhelpfully, haven't read it yet. I have read the Villeneuve volume and enjoyed it: Not brilliant or a must have (the usual imperfect Giorgio Nada English translation) but worth what I paid for it and thus, for me, worth getting the Andretti volume too.

    Jonathan
     
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  8. Exotic_Car_Guy

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    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I do have the Ferrari factory issued hardcover brochure on the 458 Spider and several 458 specific publications so now I'm looking for a broader Ferrari book that also includes these newer models (as a long time Ferrari owner, most of my general Ferrari books drop off around 2000). Does the Ferrari 70 years book cover the La Ferrari?
     
  9. Fiat2Ferrari

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    I bought my first Ferrari book recently. I am through chapter three and I am finding this is more about the marque's origins (rather, the man and each car.) It is entitled, "Ferrari". This is the third edition and the author is Hans Tanner.

    So far so good. Though, I missed the page where they write about when the prancing horse was first used.
     
  10. Gatorrari

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    That is perhaps the classic Ferrari book, first written in 1959. Tanner died in 1975 and the book has been updated by Doug Nye, though I believe the most recent edition (6th) dates to 1984.
     
  11. Jack-the-lad

    Jack-the-lad Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Yes, it's been a long time and it seems unlikely it'll ever be revised again.
     
  12. Fiat2Ferrari

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    Wait, so you think it is valuable? (Kidding.)
     
  13. 410Sport

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    Yves Debraine gave Phil the 4x5 color transparencies outtakes from the Fuller Brush shoot. Phil took them home, put them in a brown paper and put them in his closet. 40 years later I found them in the same paper bag in the bottom of that closet. The most amazing thing was how beautifully preserved they.were. Resting in a cool, dark, moisture-free environment the 4x5 Ektachrome transparencies look like they were taken yesterday! Most Ektachrome taken in the 1950’s have long ago faded or turned pink. It was like discovering a piece from Pharaoh’s tomb.
    Steve
     
  14. 410Sport

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    Petersen Museum on May 9th 6:00 - 9:00 pm Derek Hill & I will be giving a presentation about
    Phil Hill’s book Inside Track. We gave a
    similar talk last year at 2017 Pebble Beach and earlier this year at the Blackhawk Museum. I will
    have a copy of The Collector edition, the Autobiography and one of the first new Bookshop editions there for people to look through if you haven’t seen one yet. I am not sure if this is the collect place to post this information. If not could someone could help me post this to the correct area on this site. https://www.petersen.org/events/2018/5/9/phil-hill-tribute-book-launch
    Thank you,
    Steve Dawson
     
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  15. Gatorrari

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    Yesterday I received a notice to go to FedEx and pick up a large, heavy carton, inside of which was another large, heavy carton. Inside was the long-awaited Bookshop Edition of Phil Hill's "Inside Track".

    I've already been criticized for not buying the Collectors Edition, but the price difference, $975 vs $400, was just too much. This is already the second most expensive book I've ever purchased, second only to the three-volume "24 Hours of Le Mans Encyclopedia" I acquired a few years ago. It is quite a load; I weighed it (with slipcase) at 11.6 pounds, and it measures 13 x 13 x 2.5. I'm certain even this "popularly priced" (!) edition will become a collectors item in due time.

    I have gone through it and it is quite spectacular. The images are excellent and the commentary that goes with them is even better. So far my favorite is the one of Enzo and Phil together in the pits at Modena, when Ferrari invited Phil to join the factory team. And some of the early images of Phil with Richie Ginther and Dan Gurney are priceless. Then there are the images of Levegh's ill-fated Mercedes before the 1955 Le Mans...

    You can get some idea of the massiveness of this volume by these photos. That 512S Coda Lunga (newly acquired, BTW) in the second photo is 1/18, so it is not a small model.
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  16. scuderia328

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    For information :

    I am pleased to announce the release of my latest book in french of 240 pages on the history of Ferrari & Franco-Britannic Autos Ltd, the first Ferrari importer in France (1958-1968), very soon.

    More than 350 illustrations including most of unpublished.
    This book on a theme never before addressed is a tribute to the Sleator family, Franco-British family, as well as to all employees, partners, friends and customers of the Franco-Britannic Autos Ltd who, during these 10 years of the import, have promoted the extraordinary image of Ferrari in France ...

    Certainly the most beautiful Ferrari period in France !
    The Franco-Britannic Autos Ltd, thanks to Walter and his son Donald Sleator, imported the most beautiful cars in the world on French soil from 1933 to 1989 for their most demanding customers.

    Exclusive importer since 1933 in Paris of the two prestigious British brands Rolls-Royce and Bentley, then importer Rover (and Land Rover), Franco-Britannic Autos Ltd from the autumn of 1958 becomes the first exclusive Ferrari importer in France.

    The Franco-Britannic Autos Ltd has experienced this new generation of buyers, the "Nouvelle Vague" as sung in one of his songs a certain Richard Anthony, young film actors, writers, and other artists, businessmen, industrialists ... all needed and wanted to stand out by associating their image with that of exceptional automobiles and more particularly Ferrari.

    Celebrities such as Jean-Paul Belmondo, Yves Montand, Lino Ventura, Françoise Sagan, Roger Vadim, Mylène Demongeot, Johnny Hallyday, Alain Delon, Claude Francois and many other stars were at one time clients of the Franco-Britannic Autos Ltd. The art of owning a road Ferrari, a very dynamic image, is considered a symbol of professional and social success.

    The first Ferrari commercials in France by the FBA Ltd, our French stars of the "Yé-Yé" era, all the Paris Motor Shows, All Ferraris destined for the Marshall during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, piloted by Donald Sleator, then an official pilot until 1967.

    There will also be a great tribute to Pierre Noblet with unpublished documents, Sylvain Garant ...

    240 pages
    + 350 illustrations
    Preface and anecdotes of Donald Sleator.
    Original Edition with French text

    Contact PM please, thanks,

    Cyrille








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  17. Gatorrari

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  18. tifoso2728

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    I have the GTO book by Keith Bluemel. Very thorough.
     
  19. Dino2400

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    I've all 3 books. The 'great car series' by Porter are all worth buying. They give an indent story on the development, history of the model and the specific history of the chassis mentioned. There are not many restoration pictures in these books but have a chapter with H.R. studio shots.

    The 275 book is just the opposite, it gives an thorough inside look on the complete restoration of the car and the book is full of pictures during the process. A side-note for this book... Some pictures are really 'artistic' and sometimes it's hard to tell what you're looking at!

    I do like the 275 book but i prefer the great car series as for the history.

    Maarten
     
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  20. NürScud

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    Thanks a lot Maarten for the feedback. I'm considering buying all 3 books. The first that i saw was the 275 book and when i started searching about it i saw the others of the series, including the Ford GT40.

    Thank you again.

    :)
     
  21. Dino2400

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    All books in the 'great car series' are interesting. I have some books on the Jaguar E and D type. C-Type and indeed the one on the GT-40 are following shortly!

    Happy reading!

    Maarten
     
  22. Dino2400

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    Is it some kind of promotional brochure for the book? Has anybody received information when the actual books are available?
     
  23. 360cs France

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    Books are very limited (less than 2000 copies) and all sold


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