F5000 Thunder The Titans of Road Racing 1970 - 1981

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By: Ray Bell, Tony Loxley .



  • 450+ colour and black and white images
  • limited, numbered edition of 1500 copies, signed by the author Tony Loxley
  • numbers 1 to 50 will be leatherbound collector's editions and autographed by the author Tony Loxley and selected former drivers of the Formula 5000 (names to be advised)

They were the loudest, fastest, most exhilarating racing machines on earth. The Formula F5000 was evil, wicked, mean and nasty, and as such, captured the imagination of motor racing crowds in the USA, England, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. They — at one point — even challenged the superiority of Formula One machines, and at times were the fastest cars around, but sadly, their reign was short lived. Today however, these Titans of road racing haven't been forgotten by the hundreds of thousands of motor racing fans world-wide who will never forget their Chevrolet - powered, fuel- injected scream, and in Australia, New Zealand and the other aforementioned countries, they are enjoying a resurgence that has the crowds flocking back to remember the 'good' times of the '70s and early '80s

Formula 5000 expert Ray Bell and author Tony Loxley have assembled some of the biggest names from those heady days of Formula F5000 racing, to tell their stories of what it was like to drive, work on and publicise this incredible division: Adding to this, local and international drivers such as Kevin Bartlett, Vern Schuppan, Jon Davison, John Wright, Alan Jones, Larry Perkins, John Bowe, Alf Costanzo, John Walker, Peter Gethin, Bob Muir, Niel Allen, Sam Posey, Teddy Pilette, John Goss, Graeme Lawrence, Chris Amon, Derek Bell, John Surtees and many more, have given their impressions in their own words of the head-snapping power, excitement and atmosphere from those F5000 days of Thunder that will never be forgotten.


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ISBN 13: 9780980858938
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Hard Bound, Colour ill
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9 Reviews

  • 5
    F5000 Thunder

    This more a tome than a book! Some great stories about the people and cars of the time.

  • 5
    F5000 Thunder The Titons of Road Racing 1970-1981

    Excellent read

  • 5
    F5000 Thunder

    Found the book overall to be very informative with lots of photos.A little disappointed that there isnt more NZ photos .

  • 5
    Great book. The best book

    Great book. The best book about F5000.

  • 4

    A wonderful recollection of a great era. A few small inaccuracies by Ray Bell

  • 5

    From what i've read so far it brings to life what it was like to watch these open wheelers race. Has forewards, chapters on & from the drivers/men who raced them. The photos are fantastic. i would recommend this to anyone. Ray Bell & Tony Loxey & Full Throttle publications have produced a fantastic book.

  • 5
    The book is a gift

    The book is a gift for later on in the year. I am sure it will be a good read.

  • 5
    A quality book befitting the best formula ever in open wheel racing.

    Even though the book covers the Australian F5000 series enthusiasts world wide will appreciate the quality of the book, the intersting articles and absolutely stunning photographs. In South Africa we ran a combined domestic Formula 1 and F5000 series in the late 60's to early 70's which was by far the best era in our racing. The book brought back wondeful memories. A great addition to any enthusiasts collection. Many thanks as well to the Automoto team, the book was superbly packed and arrived in Cape Town in perfect condition.

  • 5
    great service

    It was worth the wait. Thanks guys.

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