Tony Southgate From Drawing Board to Chequered Flag: The Autobiography of One of Motorsport’s Most Prolific and Versatile Racing Car Designers


The author’s 38-year career as a racecar designer brought him into contact with many of the most colorful personalities in the sport. He was solely responsible for almost 50 cars, contributed to the design of a further 25, and was able to claim the ‘triple crown’ of major victories: his cars won the Indianapolis 500, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. He writes about the challenges and stresses of designing and developing safe and race-winning cars, of periods of sadness after fatal accidents, and constantly pushing the boundaries of design technology. The wealth of color and black-and-white pictures and drawings are testament to the talent and versatility of this brilliantly successful designer.

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