This lavishly illustrated volume vividly chronicles Alberto Ascari's legendary racing career. Award-winning author Karl Ludvigsen describes Ascari's foray into racing on Bianchi motorcycles, Ascari's 1940 Mille Miglia race; his win at the 1948 San Remo GP in a Maserati; his spectacular success in back-to-back world titles with Ferrari in 1952 and 1953; his frustrating move to Lancia in 1954; up through and including Ascari's devastating and fatal crash at Monza.
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Karl Ludvigsen has a distinguished record of accomplishment at senior levels throughout the worldwide motor industry. He has received wide recognition for his work as an editor, journalist, historian and author. Not only has he been employed at senior levels with Ford of Europe, Fiat North America, and General Motors, but he has also been involved in editorial roles with Motor Trend magazine, Auto Age, and Sports Car Illustrated and Car and Driver. Ludvigsen is in demand from the press of North America and Europe as a source of information on industry trends, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences. Currently, Ludvigsen acts as Chairman of Ludvigsen Associates Limited (a consulting company), Managing Director of Euromotor Reports Limited and Director of Ludvigsen Library Limited.
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Book Description Haynes Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111859606806