The Story of the Prancing Bull
Second Edition

4th June 2018
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The Story of the Prancing Bull
Second Edition

This book is the definitive biography of Frank Reisner and his incredible sports car company, Intermeccanica – responsible for some of the most beautiful sports cars ever built.

Frank Reisner, a Hungarian-born Canadian educated chemical engineer, turned a youthful passion for cars into one of the most famous small production sports car building companies in the world. From modest beginnings based in the automotive mecca of Turin, Italy throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, Intermeccanica conceived, designed and produced a dozen different models that shook the motoring world and went on to find homes in museums and collections from Europe to the United States to Japan. Most notable of these models are the Apollo, the Italia and the Indra.

From there, it was on to California, where Reisner revolutionised the Porsche replicar market with his groundbreaking fibreglass Speedster design, followed by the Roadster RS, which the company continues to produce at its Vancouver, BC, Canada headquarters.

Now Intermeccanica is also building exciting new electric cars.

Along the way, Reisner and Intermeccanica dealt with, and in one case sued, the largest automotive manufacturers in the world, all the while maintaining an independent streak and maverick spirit that would come to define the man and his company.

Intermeccanica - The Story of the Prancing Bull by Andrew McCredie

ISBN: 9781787112537
UPC: 6-36847-01253-3


£45.00, $70.00 US, $91.00 CAN

• The history of sports car maker Intermeccanica published for the first time
• Intermeccanica cars are highly collectible and are still made today
• A David vs. Goliath story which spans half a century and three continents
• Frank Reisner defied the odds to keep his extraordinary company afloat
• Intermeccanica worked with legendary car designers on some of the most famous sports cars ever produced
• Classic techniques melded with modern production
• Images from the Reisner family albums

Andrew McCredie is a Vancouver-based journalist with a background in general newspaper reporting and editing, specialising in automotive writing. A lifelong enthusiast of all things on wheels, he has written extensively on new vehicles for the past decade and is a full voting member of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). From helping a friend restore a 1968 Chevrolet Cutlass as an eager though inexperienced 15-year-old, to owning a classic and fully restored Porsche 911, McCredie is never happier than when behind the wheel of a vintage motorcar or elbows deep in automotive history research.

Place of birth: • Hometown: West Vancouver • Nearest city: Vancouver

V5253 • Hardback • 25x25cm • £45 • 208 pages • 200 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787112-53-7 • UPC: 6-36847-01253-3

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