Elva - The Cars, the People, the History
de Janos Wimpffen (Auteur)
Like many of its contemporaries, Elva began modestly, but the specials built by Frank Nichols and his crew in the south of England were soon recognized internationally for performance that often exceeded that of their peers, at a fraction of the cost.
Beginning with little more than chalk lines on the floor, giant-killers emerged that caught the eyes of major players in motorsport. Porsche's mighty 908, 910, and 917 sports-racers were in part inspired by the manufacturer's association with Nichols via the Elva-Porsche. Elva also helped Bruce McLaren establish himself as a car constructor and sow the seeds of a racing dynasty by building the first McLaren-Elvas.
The history of Elva is not just about the cars. It is about the many people who created the cars, were inspired by them, and developed racing careers around them.
Careful research, colorful anecdotes, and a thorough narrative of Elva history are woven into renowned motorsport historian János Wimpffen's definitive look at this important manufacturer.
|Présentation :||516 pages, 28.5 x 23.5 x 4.5 cm, relié|
|Illustration :||150 en couleurs, 365 photos en N&B|
|Editeur :||David Bull Publishing (USA, 2011)|