Eagle Book of Cars & Motor Sport

Eagle Book of Cars and Motor Sport has an introduction by Marcus Morris which states that it was only sixty years previously that the petrol engine began to replace the horse and change our mehtod of transport. This book see Stirling Moss at the height of his fame in all manner of cars. Car workings are explained, along with how they are designed and manufactured.

Original Price : Unknown

Published by : Hulton Press Ltd in 1958

Edited by : Peter Roberts

Dimensions : 21cm x 26.5cm with 192 pages.

Selected highlights:
  • Suck, squash, bang, blow - the cycles of a 4-stroke explained.
  • Cars from the early part of the century are already considered as vintage.
  • The Lotus 7 is priced at £1,036 7s 0d. What would they now be worth?
  • American Hot-Rods are shown - with some weird ideas of streamlining.
  • Rallying and Hill Climbing are still popular.
  Introduction page 7
CHAPTER 1 How a Car Works 8
2 How a Car is Made 18
3 Car Design 31
4 Veterans of the Road 40
5 Those Vintage Years 50
6 Sports Cars and 500's 58
7 Share the Wheel with an Ace 72
8 The Best of them All 81
9 Grand Prix Racing 91
10 Behind the Scenes 108
11 Great British Cars 124
12 American Hot-Rods 134
13 Build Your own Car 144
14 Hill Climbing 154
15 Rallying Around 162
16 Fastest in the World 173
17 Maid of All Work 178
18 The Shape of Things to Come 185