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SAUBER-MERCEDES – The Group C Racecars 1985-1991 – World Champions
ABOUT THE BOOK
An in-depth study of the Sauber-Mercedes racecars that dominated the Group C racing scene during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
When Peter Sauber started using Mercedes V8 engines in his Group C sports cars in 1985 the result was World Championship wins in 1989 and 1990. Utterly dominant, the three-pointed star of Mercedes beat the TWR Jaguars and Nissans, and introduced a certain M. Schumacher into the factory team in 1990.
This book features interviews with many of the personalities who raced with the Sauber-Mercedes team, including Jochen Mass, Mauro Baldi, Kenny Acheson, David Price, Bobby Bell and Leo Ress. A host of magnificent colour photographs backs up the history and development of the cars. Also included is a chassis-by-chassis history of each individual car.
SAUBER-MERCEDES – The Group C Racecars 1985-1991 by John Starkey
£30.00 (UK), $50.00 (US), 65.00 (CAN)
• A study of the design and development of the Sauber-Mercedes: the Mercedes Group C Cars of the late ’80s
• Their racing history and success
• The development of the twin turbocharged Mercedes V8 engine
• The development of the 3-litre flat 12 engine for the C291
• Mercedes decision to use the program as a promotional tool for selling their street cars
• Every car’s history included in an appendix
• Interviews with many of the great racing personalities of the era
• Interview with the designer, Leo Ress
• Foreword by Jochen Mass
• Great colour pictures that capture this golden era in Group C racing
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Starkey began life in Birmingham, England. After school, with dreams of “rock stardom” in mind, he played guitar in several bands, along the way opening for the Beatles in 1963, before becoming Jasper Carrott’s manager.
His father’s love of fast cars had passed down to him and, starting with a Jaguar XK120, bought in 1966 for £120, he started discovering this heady world. After a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, life was never quite the same again. The racing bug bit hard when he first drove a Porsche RSR. This was followed by “a beast” of a 935, then a Lola T70 Mk 3b coupé, and a March 84G. These he raced across Europe and America.
In 1997, John moved to America, where he began writing, naturally, about racing cars … After twenty books, John thinks he has now run out of subjects to cover, although he has recently begun a novel about the world of dealing in old cars. He also investigates the individual histories of old racing cars for clients, and together with Su, his wife, enjoys walking his dog Boomer.
Place of birth: Solihull, UK • Hometown: S. Pasadena • Nearest city: Tampa, Florida
V5403 • Hardback • 22.8x20.8cm • £30 • 116 pages • 74 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787114-03-6 • UPC: 6-36847-01403-2
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