CAR RACING 1966 – Édition Limitée

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1966 marked the continuation of the rise of the new French hero, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, against the young rookie, Jackie Ickx, and another youngster who was not faint of heart: Henri Pescarolo. The legends of French motorsport had already been established.

Foreigners were not left out: Jack Brabham, Jochen Rindt, Graham Hill, Bruce McLaren… no less. The kings of the road also attracted crowds to the side of the passes and the paths: Timo Makinen, Rauno Aaltonen, Pauli Toivonen, Tony Fall, Gilbert Staepelaere, Jean Rolland…

In terms of cars, Ford GT 40, Ferrari or Alpine, BRM, Lotus, Mini Cooper … They competed boldly for first place in the pantheon of design and mechanical thunder, in rallies and in endurance races like Le Mans. In 1966, one of the authors of this book, Johnny Rives, drove No. 53 in the Mulsanne straight. A hell of a memory. That year also saw our national idol, Johnny Halliday, drive his own car in the Monte Carlo Rally, which remained famous for its snow-covered tracks and participating celebrities.

The same year that Henri Ford II went to the Sarthe, it was also a question of Ford, but this time of a Mustang, captured by a certain Claude Lelouch between Monte
Carlo and Deauville in Un Homme et une Femme. Another film, Grand Prix by John Frankenheimer, with Yves Montand, also fascinated audiences at the time. The second volume of this Car Racing collection, this time devoted to the year 1966, plunges once again into the heart of the golden age of motorsports.

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