Driving Forces

by Peter Stevenson


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Grand Prix racing in the late 1920s through the early 1930s was 'owned' by the powerful, state-backed Italian teams with drivers like Nuvolari and Varzi, but by the end of the 30s, the Germans dominated. Driving Forces by Peter Stevenson tells the human story of the men, their women, and their machines that made the German dominance possible. It is the classic story of daring individuals facing the ultimate challenge both physically and morally.

Driving Forces focuses on the lives of two of the world's greatest racing drivers: Rudolph ('Rudi' the Rain Master) Caracciola and Bernd Rosemeyer. The cast of characters reads like the European roll call of the Grand Prix greats: Louis Chiron (France), Achille Varzi (Italy), Giuseppe Campari (Italy), Dick Seaman (Great Britain), Hans Stuck (Germany), and, the greatest of them all, the 'Maestro' Tazio Nuvolari (Italy). Peter Stevenson follows the career of Rudi Caracciola from his youthful 'great escape' from the occupying Belgian forces to his first ride with Mercedes and then on to greatness as the top driver for that German team. Caracciola's life is intertwined with that of his greatest rival Bernd Rosemeyer of the Auto Union team. Rosemeyer's story is a tragic one of a youthful, talented, and well-loved racer who's love affair with racing, and Germany's outstanding aviatrix, Elly Beinhorn (the Amelia Earhart of Germany), led to his death in 1938.

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  • Publisher: Robert Bentley, Inc Publishers
  • ISBN: 0837602173 (0-837-60217-3)
  • ISBN-13: 9780837602172 (978-0-837-60217-2)
  • Format: Softcover 292 pages
  • Date Published: 07-2000


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