Phil Hill, Yankee Champion: First American to Win the Driving Championship of the World

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9781888978100: Phil Hill, Yankee Champion: First American to Win the Driving Championship of the World

This revised, expanded edition includes a lengthy new final chapter, an extensive index, 114 photos printed on 48 pages of premium gloss paper. Photographs come from over 23 sources and include work by: Louis Klemantaski, Dave Friedman, Bob Tronolone, Jim Sitz, Bernard Cahier, Geoffrey Goddard, Peter Coltrin, and Griffith Borgeson.

William F. Nolan documents the extraordinary life and career of Phil Hill, from his days as a youngster driving his aunt’s Packard, to his six-year stint as a driver for Enzo Ferrari, with whom in 1961 Phil Hill became the first American to win the Grand Prix Driver’s Championship.

The book describes in detail Hill’s early drives in MGs and Jaguars, in addition to his many private and factory Ferrari drives, and his later entries with ATS and Cooper GP cars. This expanded edition goes on to cover Hill’s races with Carroll Shelby’s Cobra team, Ford's GT40s, and Jim Hall’s Chaparrals, as well as Phil Hill’s life as a family man and his work as one of the foremost classic car restorers. An updated "Table of International Successes" and a seven page index complete this high quality hardcover book.

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Eight of William F. Nolan's 70 published books deal with competetive motorsports. As a racing journalist Nolan attended the major events from Nassau to Monte Carlo, covering these races for Motor Trend, Sports Car Graphic, and Car & Driver. During the 1950's and 60's he knew all the top drivers, and wrote the first profile ever published on Dan Gurney.

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