This book has been one of the best of my many purchases This was the first book I bought related to race and sports car design. It is very well written, and Staniforth's writing style is very entertaining as well as being informative.
This book has been one of the best of my many purchases. My one regret is that I didn't have this book much earlier; I very nearly did, but when I began my project, "Race and Rally Car" looked wrong to my novices' eyes. I hadn't realised then that my planned sportscars were so closely related to Formula racecars in all their systems and dynamics. This was the first book I bought related to race and sports car design. The book covers all aspects related to building and modifying a sports car and does so in reasonable depth.
This guide has been updated to include recent developments in competition car technology. It gives detailed advice on all aspects of building or modifying competition cars, including suspension and steering, tools and construction techniques, tyres and aerodynamics. This guide also includes full descriptions of push and pullrod suspension, bump-steer and corner weighting.
Page from "Race and Rally Car Sourcebook" by Allan Staniforth. Helpfulness to amateur race car designers. The true value of this book is in the experience and lessons conveyed by the author-pitfalls, best practices, interesting ideas (. rubber suspension, suspensionless cars) and racing and building experiences. For someone looking to refine their design or study a successful designer's advice, this book has a great deal of value.
Here is a thorough guide to build and modify your race or rally car. Descriptions of champion circuit, rally and hill-climb cars from Formula 750 to Formula One will help you keep your project in perspective. This is a simple and easy to follow do-it-yourself guide and is a must-have for race, rally or hill-climbing enthusiasts.
Additional Product Features. Place of Publication. Allan Staniforth was originally a news reporter but is now a racing car consultant, applying lessons learned in 45 years as a successful competitor and car constructor. He lives in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Country of Publication.
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The book gives details on all aspects of competition car building, including tools and construction techniques, tyres, suspension and steering, aerodynamics, classic competition cars and vital data.
Written by. Allan Staniforth. Manufacturer: J H Haynes & Co Ltd Release date: 7 January 2002 ISBN-10 : 1859608469 ISBN-13: 9781859608463.
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