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Sport books
Author: Michael Pearson
ISBN: 1904312632
Subcategory: Miscellaneous
Pages 250 pages
Publisher MX Publishing (June 8, 2009)
Language English
Category: Sport books
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 348
ePUB size: 1444 kb
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by Michael Pearson


The story concerns Mike Brookes and his Pegasus Car Company as they attempt to build and enter a two car team for the 1957 Targa Florio road race in Sicily.

The story concerns Mike Brookes and his Pegasus Car Company as they attempt to build and enter a two car team for the 1957 Targa Florio road race in Sicily.

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This book has had me baffled. Firstly, I won it a few weeks ago on a goodreads giveaway. I can't think why I would have entered - no offence to the book; but I'm really not interested in cars or motor racing. For me cars are boxes on wheels meant for getting me from A to B. The end. OK, so I entered and won and thought I ought to give it a go. At this point I had it in my head that this was someone's autobiography about their career in the car business, and getting a racing car ready to take to This book has had me baffled.

Being familiar with Michael Pearson's previous work which has centered on Naval History, A Ribbon of Road in the Moonlight shows how versatile a writer he is. In this book that tells of a small motor manufacturer and the determination of its owner to build a sports car and assemble . . In this book that tells of a small motor manufacturer and the determination of its owner to build a sports car and assemble a team of mechanics, drivers and financiers with a view to winning one of the most prestigious road races of the era. Set in the early 1950's it captures the fascination with speed and glamour, much sought after in the post war years

He selects the Targa Florio as it is the toughest road race in the world, combining a car breaking mountain section with a long flat-out 180mph straight.

He selects the Targa Florio as it is the toughest road race in the world, combining a car breaking mountain section with a long flat-out 180mph straight.

The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor. And the highwayman came riding, Riding, riding, The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door. The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes (1880–1958). A Ribbon of Road in the Moonlight.

He selects the Targa Florio as it is the toughest road race in the world combining a car breaking mountain section with a long flat-out 180mph straight. Brookes problems are many - he has no budget no engine and no tyre contract however he does have one ace to play : himself. Books related to A Ribbon of Road in The Moonlight - The Targa Florio the Toughest Road Race in the World All Pegasus Had to Do to Survive Was Win. Skip this list.

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The story concerns Mike Brookes and his Pegasus Car Company as they attempt to build and enter a two car team for the 1957 Targa Florio road race in Sicily. Pegasus build road-going sports cars but Brookes wants to take them onto an international stage to compete with the likes of Ferrari, Maserati, and Mercedes. He selects the Targa Florio as it is the toughest road race in the world, combining a car breaking mountain section with a long flat-out 180mph straight. Brookes problems are many - he has no budget, no engine, and no tyre contract, however, he does have one ace to play : himself. Mike Brookes is a superb designer and has several innovative ideas to put into the car. In addition to overcoming all the problems with the car, Pegasus also has to contend with the 1956 Suez crisis, which severly affects the car market; consequently they are being hounded by their bankers. They also have to overcome industrial espionage and the possible cancellation of the race itself, but finally the cars line up on the grid for a race which by now represents nothing less than the survival of the company itself.
Garne
Writing motor racing fiction with a historical backdrop isn't likely very easy. Burt "BS" Levy probably does it better than anyone out there. This effort earns a grade of "C". Kept me entertained for several hours. I'll pass the book on to my gearhead friends.
Nnulam
I'm going to give this book better than a "C"... it deserves an "A"! Very much in the style of B.S. Levy's works but more focus is given to the racing. I really enjoyed the perspective of an English auto manufacture for the main hero. If you like European sportscar racing and you like a great read... buy this book!