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by Joel E. Finn


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Clubs, beaches, beautiful people Caribbean. International finance, political intrigue, competitive racing capers. Although the obvious focal point of Caribbean Capers is the major race meetings held in 1957, 1958 and 1960 (why not 1959? Brush up on your world history!), the book takes until page 86 to get there. The first two chapters are devoted to a history of Cuban automobile racing and the background to the events leading to the three Cuban Grands Prix covered in the book. That chapter on the history of Cuban racing is an achievement in and of itself, there being very little in English-or, apparently, for that matter, Spanish-on the topic.

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Carribean Capers book. Caribbean Capers captures the dramatic story of Cuba's major sports car races, with all the international flavor, political intrigue and competitive action that characterized the island nation at that time.

Caribbean Capers book. This is a compelling story, filled with unexpected twists and maneuverings.

The three Cuban Grand Prix races brought the excitement of the world’s best sports cars to one of the world’s most .

The three Cuban Grand Prix races brought the excitement of the world’s best sports cars to one of the world’s most glamorous playgrounds.

The Cuban Grand Prix, also known as the Havana Grand Prix, was a sports car motor race held for a brief period in the late 1950s in Havana, Cuba, last raced in 1960

The Cuban Grand Prix, also known as the Havana Grand Prix, was a sports car motor race held for a brief period in the late 1950s in Havana, Cuba, last raced in 1960. There is an exclusive report in the newspaper Zig Zag by the man who allegedly kidnapped Fangio and a note by Fangio.

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Grand Prix, Fidel Castro, Vintage Cuba, Havana Club, Varadero, Beaches In The World, Cuban, Most Beautiful Beaches, Florida. F1 Racing Sports Car Racing Race Cars Ferrari F1 Classy Cars Sweet Cars Bugatti Maserati Car Show. Portago leading the First Grand Prix of Havana 1957, Cuba. Cuba en blanco y negro. 1957 Cuban GP in Color – The Chicane. Before Castro's) Before the Revolution.

The Cuban Grand Prix was a sports car motor race held for a brief period in the late 1950s. The race is now defunct, having been held for the last time in 1960 The race was established in 1957 as the Batista Government envisioned creating an event to attract wealthy tourists, particularly from the nearby United States. A street circuit was established on Malecon Avenue on the beachfront of Havana.

1957 Cuba GP, Havana : Eugenio Castellotti, Ferrari 121 LM ( Richard Kimberley Racing, Retired.

Sportwagen Racen Maserati Bugatti Havanna Cubaanse Sigaren Cuba. 1957 Cuba GP, Havana : Eugenio Castellotti, Ferrari 121 LM ( Richard Kimberley Racing, Retired.

Cars - Motorsport Books. Author Joel E. Finn, ISBN: 9780964776951, 360pp. Caribbean Capers - The Cuban Grand Prix Races of 1957, 1958 & 1960. Hard-bound with dust jacket. Indexed with Bibliography. Society of Automotive Historians - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot Award Winner, Outstanding Book of 2010.

Caribbean Capers: The Cuban Grand Prix Races of 1957, 1958 & 1960, by Joel Finn. The three Cuban Grand Prix races brought the excitement of the world's best sports cars to one of the world's most glamorous playgrounds. This is a compelling story, filled with unexpected twists and maneuverings. Author Joel Finn, who was one of the timing officials at the races in 1958, has gathered a riveting account from original correspondence and interviews with participants as well as rare records from the organizers. More than 500 images of memorabilia and historic photographs of the cars, drivers and events-- many never before published-- as well as meticulously compiled charts of the race entries and race results insure that this will remain the authoritative account of the events in Cuba during the Golden Age of sports car racing. 360pp. Hard-bound with dust jacket.

Comments: (7)

Gagas
look you have to be interested in this era of racing but if you are the pictures alone are worth the price of the book! just looking thru the book at the drivers of time past made me come alive !!!!! some fun some racing some hanging out some partying !!!!!!!!!!! what a bunch of characters the drivers were!!!! all with their own personality!! this is a great book! like getting into a time machine and almost like being there! !!!!!! this is my kind of book!!!!!!!!!!!!
LØV€ YØỮ
Great book about a topic I never knew existed. Cannot wait to make a movie about it.
Goldendragon
Very informative. Will highly recommend
Gadar
Amazing photos and a lot of detailed information about the Cuban Grand Prix.
Survivors
great book
SlingFire
Ganz Perfekt, gerne wieder. Schnelle Lieferung auch ins Ausland. Vielen Dank.

Tolles Buch und deshalb auch großen Dank an Joel E.Finn.
Xanna
This is an Great book 500+ illustrations and 360 pages,Small hardcover but heavy.It is a great companion to the long out of print and rare expensive Bilingual English/Spanish Book: Grand Prix De La Habana A Miami/From Havana to Miami,1989,207 pages,black and white and color,published by Miami Motorsports(Rafael"Ralph"Sanchez),And Jorge Cunill as Author,it has results,as well as foreword by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss in English and Spanish.It has 206 pages, No Isbn, and It covers the Miami Street Grand Prix races of the 1980s up until 1988.This New Book Caribbean Capers covers the Cuban Grand Prix and the Libertad 1960 Race(The Murderous Regime's Attempt at holding the race) and is as just good despite it's expensive price. It has some of the photos and Information thanks to the Out of Print book aforementioned but it has so many Rare Color Photos as well as Black and White,As Well as Covering the Races Prior to the Famous 1957 and 1958 and the Fangio incident,These Races however Were Rally races run from the Countryside to The City,And for a couple of years, there is even great information on the drivers and personalities involved.The 1960 Camoradi Corvette that Ran(I wish there was more info on it)and other Corvettes one which was a red/black one that the driver might Have been Jorge Galtes.And A Car(Black and White Photo)which caught my Eye that is called "Tangana Special" or Outburst Special that a few were built(possibly 2 more were Built),it was a Cuban Built Special,I wish there was more info on it like what engine it had and who might still own one if they exist.(The car was powered by an Mercury Engine which explains Montclair lettering right above Tangana,from what I have gathered the other two cars were possibly Buick Powered,but another source said they were all Mercury Powered,292Cubic Inch engines,these cars were done by Rebull out of his Shell Gas Station On El Malecon.) This Book is A Must for Cuban/Cuban-Americans, People interested in A Free Cuba and Racing Fans. Also it does not praise Batista or Castro nor does it add too much to the MYTH of A Cuba that was Over Run by the Mafia.In fact it shows With The Races Itself How Prosperous the Island was Prior to 1959.
Caribbean Capers The Cuban Grand Prix Races of 1957 1958 and 1960 download epub
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Author: Joel E. Finn
ISBN: 0964776952
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Racemaker Press (2010)
Pages: 360 pages