Author: Terry O'Neill, Hardbound, 256 Pages, ISBN: 9781845847876, 1st Edsition, August 2015 -
A concise history of the North American Racing Team
Starting out ini the second half of the 1950s, NART existed for three decades, during which it experienced successes on the tracks of America and Europe. It also suffered financial difficulties, and argumenls with track organisers.
This book explains what NART was, how it was formed, and what it achieved over three decades of competition. It wasn't just sports cars that were entered in racing, NART competed with Formula One cars and Formula Junior cars as well.
Whilst NART's owner, Luigi Chinetti, was never as finacially stable as his rival team owners, he able to make deals deals with Ferrari that enabled him to purchase the latest specification sports cars at the end of a season, in order to attract the best drivers for NART. It was also an opportunity to lease the cars on a race-by-race basis, an arrangement that appealed to some of Chinetti's clientele.
Whilst success on the track was significant, problems were never far away. Working on the cars with a limited number of staff, and not receiving spares from Ferrari on time, NART always appeared to be in a state of crisis.
No matter ... despite the difficulties, the formula worked well for Luigi Chinetti, and the acronym NART has rightly become legendary.
* Describes Luigi Chinetti's achievements prior to the of NART
* Chinetti's unique relationship with Enzo Ferrari formation of the North American Racing Team
* An Insight int how NART Functioned
* Why and and how NART was involved in Formula One
*The fall-out with the Le Mans organisers and subsequent consequences
* The question of who drove the NART car to victory at Le Mans?
* Examples of vehicle purchase documents from Ferrari
* Reveals the payments made to drivers for their services
* Includes details of NART entries for races in America and Europe