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by Karl Ludvigsen


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Mercedes Grand Prix W196 book. Start by marking Mercedes Grand Prix W196: Spectacular Silver Arrows 1954-1955 as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Rare and dramatic images from the world-famed Ludvigsen Library evoke the drama of the W196’s races under the direction of burly team manager Alfred Neubauer, while Karl Ludvigsen’s intimate introduction and insightful captions take the reader inside these amazing cars and their creators.

Few racing cars have had the sensational impact of the W196 introduced by Mercedes-Benz in the French Grand Prix on July 4, 1954

Few racing cars have had the sensational impact of the W196 introduced by Mercedes-Benz in the French Grand Prix on July 4, 1954. It was a feast of exotic features from its streamlined bodywork and direct fuel injection to its inboard brakes and valve-spring-free straight-eight engine. The W196 scored a one-two debut triumph 40 years to the day after a one-two-three victory by Mercedes in the same event.

Mercedes-Benz W 196 R. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. Mercedes-Benz W 196 R. 1954 - 1955. The Mercedes-Benz W 196 R designed for the 1954 season met all the demands of the new Grand Prix formula decreed by the sport's governing body, the CSI (Commission Sportive Internationale): a capacity of 750 cc with or 2500 cc without supercharger, free choice of gas mixture, a racing distance of 300 kilometres or a minimum of three hours.

had the sensational impact of the W196 introduced by Mercedes-Benz in the French Grand Prix on July 4, 1954.

Rare and dramatic images from the world-famed Ludvigsen Library evoke the drama of the W196's races under the direction of burly team manager Alfred Neubauer, while Karl Ludvigsen's intimate introduction and insightful captions take the reader inside these amazing cars and their creators. Few racing cars have had the sensational impact of the W196 introduced by Mercedes-Benz in the French Grand Prix on July 4, 1954.

Karl Ludvigsen is respected as a close and knowledgeable observer of, and participant in, the world motor industry. Bought this book as I bought other books by Ludvigsen. The photo quality is excellent with full pages devoted to a photo. In addition to his industry activities as an executive with GM, Fiat and Ford and head of a consulting company, he has been active for over 60 years as an author and historian. Many photos are period I have never seen before especially those inside the factory showing the cars being produced.

The Mercedes-Benz W196 was a Formula One racing car produced by Mercedes-Benz for the 1954 and 1955 F1 seasons

The Mercedes-Benz W196 was a Formula One racing car produced by Mercedes-Benz for the 1954 and 1955 F1 seasons. Successor to the W194, in the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss it won 9 of 12 races entered and captured the only two world championships in which it competed. Firsts included the use of desmodromic valves and Daimler-Benz developed mechanical direct fuel injection adapted from the DB 601 high-performance V12 used on the Messerschmitt Bf 109E fighter during World War II.

Mercedes Grand Prix W196. Spectacular Silver Arrows 1954-1955

Mercedes Grand Prix W196. Spectacular Silver Arrows 1954-1955. Introduction by: Karl Ludvigsen. Format: Paperback, softback, 128 Pages. Publisher: Enthusiast Books. Series: Ludvigsen Library. Karl Ludvigsen is respected as a close and knowledgeable observer of, and participant in, the world motor industry.

Karl Ludvigsen (born 24 April 1934, Kalamazoo, Michigan). In 1958–59 he served in the US Army Signal Corps in West Germany. Ludvigsen is best known for his work over 50 years as a journalist, author and historian.

Few racing cars have had the sensational impact of the W196 introduced by Mercedes-Benz in the French Grand Prix on July 4, 1954. It was a feast of exotic features from its streamlined bodywork and direct fuel injection to its inboard brakes and valve-spring-free straight-eight engine. The W196 scored a one-two debut triumph 40 years to the day after a one-two-three victory by Mercedes in the same event. Its two seasons, 1954 and ’55, took iconic Argentinean driver Juan Manuel Fangio to his second and third world championships against strong competition from Ferrari and Maserati. Stirling Moss, Hermann Lang, Piero Taruffi and Karl Kling were other drivers of these post-war Silver Arrows in epic contests at Monaco, Monza, Zandvoort, Silverstone, the Nürburgring and other classic tracks. Rare and dramatic images from the world-famed Ludvigsen Library evoke the drama of the W196’s races under the direction of burly team manager Alfred Neubauer, while Karl Ludvigsen’s intimate introduction and insightful captions take the reader inside these amazing cars and their creators.

Comments: (2)

Xal
If you have an interest in the history of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows. This book presents a very thorough history of this racing car and, the impact that it had on the world of formula one racing.
Heraly
Karl Ludvigsen has compiled an intimate view of one of the most esteemed Grand Prix race cars.
He provides in in-depth view of the many aspects that propelled these cars to legendary status.
Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix W196 : Spectacular Silver Arrows, 1954-1955 (Ludvigsen Library) download epub
Automotive
Author: Karl Ludvigsen
ISBN: 1583882502
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Automotive
Language: English
Publisher: Iconografix; 1st edition (October 1, 2009)
Pages: 128 pages