Author: Ian Bamsey, Hardbound, 160 Pages, ISBN: 9780953352418, 1st Edition, 2004
This is the fascinating inside story of the high performance racing cars that Bentley developed to win Le Mans six times.
This great technical adventure is traced from the original 3.0-litre Bentley that made fastest lap of the inaugural Le Mans race in 1923, through the 4.4-litre, 'Speed Six' and 'Blower' Bentleys of the pre-war era to the 200 mph 'EXP Speed 8' of 2001-2003.
Researched and written by the Editor of Race Tech and Race Engine Technology magazines; this book includes a wealth of fresh material.
That includes technical appraisal of the 21st entury cars in unprecedented detail, made .sible by the enthusiastic co-operation of members of the EXP Speed 8 technical team.
Altough containing much technical material, book is written in a manner that makes its content accessible to all racing enthusiasts.
Photographs in the book include technical insights are atmospheric race shots.
Also included are comprehensive car specifications and detailed profiles of Vintage and contemporary Bentley Le Mans cars.
Ian Bamsey has written a number of acclaimed books on Le Mans cars, including technical studies of such classics as the Jaguar MRs, the Ferrari 312 and 512 models and the Porsche 917s.
Twice winner of the Jet Media Excellence Award for technical writing, lan was founder editor of both Racecar Engineering and Race Tech magazines.
He is acknowledged throughout the motorsport industry as its leading specialist technical writer.