Monzanapolis - The Monza 500 Miles The endless America-Europe challenge

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Author: Aldo Zana, ISBN: 9788896796528, Hardcover, Published in 2017, 275 pages

When the Americans came to Monza to show Europeans how to race on oval tracks. When Monza hosted the fastest races in history. When the European pilots first refused the challenge and then, driving Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, were sonorously beaten. It's an intriguing history of 1957 and 1958, that this books uncovers for the first time since its title,

“Monzanapolis”, synthesis of the two worlds, Europe and America, and their most famous race tracks: Monza and Indianapolis. The challenge among pilots, cars, technologies and mindsets on the two sides of the Atlantic ocean began in 1905 and for 50 years had plenty of interesting events: the Europeans went in America to win (and did it two times) and the Americans came to France and Italy (winning only once). All these races, at their time very important and famous, but nearly forgotten today, are described in detail in this book.

 

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  • 5
    Monzanapolis - a good book on a rarely reported race

    Posted by Bryan on 11th Dec 2017

    The two Monza 500 races were on the face of it a mismatch of formulae with little merit. The back story of the genesis of the race, and the covert intentions of the organisers behind the scenes are of interest but not covered by this book. The races themselves are well covered by this book, with an excellent supply of photographs to provide the atmosphere of the event.
    The printing and paper quality is excellent, justifying the price and while some details are missing, this book is a worthwhile addition to anyone interested in the efforts of Europe to race at Indy, and Americans in Europe in the early years of organised racing.
    A long overdue effort to try and put these two races into context.

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