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Gulf-Mirage 1967 to 1982



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Gulf-Mirage 1967 to 1982
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By Ed McDonough
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Paperback • 21x19.5cm • 128 pages • 100 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845842-51-2

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Features

• The first book dedicated to the Mirage Prototypes of 1967-1982
• A complete history and development of the Mirage prototype sports cars of this period
• The full competition history of each individual chassis
• Rare and unseen photographs of the Mirage Prototypes
• A season by season account of the Mirage in the World Championship
• Full list of all races and each individual chassis number
• Profiles of all Mirage drivers from 1967-82

Description

Details the origin and history of the Mirage sports cars, designed by the British-based John Wyer Automotive firm to contest the various versions of the World Sports Car Championship.

Synopsis

This book details the origin and history of the Mirage sports cars, designed by the British-based John Wyer Automotive firm to contest the various versions of the World Sports Car Championship between 1967 and 1975, and funded by the Gulf Oil Corporation. The cars began as developments of the Ford GT40, but they soon assumed their own identity. After 1975, the Mirage was no longer in John Wyer hands, but the name lived on, and it remained a significant player in the World Championship for some years. Includes the developmental and race history, with a full list of all events and individual chassis numbers.

Independent Reviews

'Ed McDonough's amply illustrated book covers all the Gulf-Mirage's races from its conception by former Aston Martin competitions manager John Wyer - the driving force behind Ford's GT40 programme in the 1960s - and John Horsman to its last race at Le Mans in 1982.'
The Marshal

'Ed McDonough calls on his experience and contacts to ensure the Gulf-Mirage story is rich with insight from the key people who built and raced the cars that grew out of the ashes of Ford's sports racing programme.'
Classic Cars

'This is the latest in the WSC Giants series from Veloce, and lists all the races, chassis, drivers and developments of every Mirage sports car.'
MotorSport

'One of the Veloce range of WSC giants, this is the first book dedicated to the prototypes of 1967-1982. Every chassis is documented including a season by season account of Mirage in the World Championship, which was one of the David and Goliath battles of the year.'
TrackDriver

'In this book McDonough chronicles both the Mirage's development and its racing career, including the full competition record of each individual chassis and a season~by~season account of the team's racing exploits, as well as profiles of all the drivers and personalities that made Mirage a fascinating and successful organization. And, of course, it wouldn't be a book by McDonough if he didn't manage to get himself behind the wheel for his own take on what made the Mirage so great! With a 128 pages of rare color and b/w photos, there is a tremendous amount of information packed into this excellent little book.'
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