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13th February 2019
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NISSAN The GTP & Group C Racecars

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ABOUT THE BOOK
When Don Devendorf and John Knepp got together to form Electramotive Engineering of El Segundo, California, little did they realise that they were setting in motion a train of events which would sooner, rather than later, bring to them and the mighty Nissan GTP cars that they promoted, developed and raced, no less than four IMSA Camel GT Championships.
Here, for the first time, is the story of Nissan in racing from 1984 to 1993, the GTP era. The full story of Electramotive and NPTI is told, with interviews with Don Devendorf, John Knepp, Geoff Brabham, Trevor Harris, Kas Kastner, Ashley Page, and many other members of the crew that won the IMSA Camel GT Championship from 1988 to 1991.
The story of the European Group C Nissans, using chassis from March and Lola, from 1985 to 1992 is also told, along with interviews from many of the drivers and technicians involved, such as Mark Blundell, Julian Bailey, Dave Price and Bob Bell.



NISSAN The GTP & Group C Racecars 1984-1993 by John Starkey

ISBN: 9781787114043
UPC: 6-36847-01404-9

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£35.00 (UK), $60.00 (US), 78.00 (CAN)

BULLET POINTS
• The design and development of the Nissan Group C and GTP cars
• Their racing history and success
• Interview with the designer, Trevor Harris
• The development of the twin turbocharged Nissan V6 engine
• The success of the Nissan GTP car, winning four IMSA Championships from 1988-1991
• How the American designed GTP car dominated IMSA racing in 1988-1989
• Every car’s history included in an appendix
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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, and 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

SPECIFICATION
V5404 • Hardback • 22.8x20.8cm • £35 • 153 pages • 115 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787114-04-3 • UPC: 6-36847-01404-9
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