Fast Forward: The World's Most Famous Race Tracks and Race Cars

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

You may have heard of Monaco and Silverstone, but what about the Shanghai International Circuit, Goodwood and the Dakar Rally? Did you know that the Spa-Francorchamps track in Belgium is considered by many to be the most beautiful Grand Prix circuit - and that when the track first opened in the 1920s, the race would last all day and night?

What about the fact that the 1970 Plymouth Superbird, manufactured by Chrysler, raced for just over one season at NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) - yet it was the first car in the race's history to reach 200 miles per hour, giving racer Pete Hamilton a win in the Daytona 500 and at Talladega in 1970?

This remarkable, colourful and stunningly-designed guide to car racing will thrill readers with its balance of history, personal interest stories and tech information (each circuit or race includes the profile of a famous car raced on it, with detailed technical specifications regarding speed, brake horse power and more).

Perfect for your little petrolheads and kids mad about engineering.

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