Stories from Those Who Lived the Legend
book about Ferrari
that is packed with
of these fabulous cars
and carries the words
of the people who matter
fail to be
ANOTHER BOOK ABOUT FERRARI? And why not? There are certainly loads of fans
with a passionate interest in the beautiful Italian cars, lots of photographs
to be found and lots to say.
In his introduction to Ferrari: Stories from Those Who Lived the Legend,
author John Lamm warns: Don't even think of Googling the word "Ferrari" on the
Internet unless you have plenty of time! And time he has most definitely taken
with this compelling book the result is one of the most comprehensive
records of the history of Ferrari and those who lived that history, with many,
many photographs of the stunning cars themselves.
Meticulously researched and exquisitely illustrated, Ferrari: Stories from
Those Who Lived the Legend tells the complete story of these unique and
iconic cars. From the record-setting Formula One cars raced by Scuderia Ferrari
to the exquisite road cars created in Maranello, Ferrari has produced some of
the most sensuous vehicles ever created.
Master photographer and long-time Road & Track writer John Lamm tells
the Ferrari story through the words of the people who breathed life into the
legend. Ferrari: Stories from Those Who Lived the Legend features extensive
interviews with those who created the story of Ferrari the famous racers,
star designers and celebrity owners. These first hand accounts meld with historical
photography and the gorgeous images to make Ferrari: Stories from Those Who
Lived the Legend a window on Ferrari that has never been seen before.
Names from the pages of history include: Phil Hill; Mario Andretti;
Dan Gurney; Ralph Lauren; Carroll Shelby; Sergio Pininfarina; Dario Franchitti;
Paul Frére; Sergio Scaglietti; Franco Gozzi; Luca Cordero
Di Montezemolo; Giorgetto Giugiaro; Sam Posey and Brian Redman.
Ferrari: Stories from Those Who Lived the Legend is well indexed with
information and references easy to find. There are quotes from high-profile
people, including the designer Ralph Lauren, whose first car was a Morgan. Although
he went on to buy a Porsche, he was smitten with another car he came across
in London. "Then I saw this black conver-tible with this beautiful shape… it
was a Daytona Spider. It got me hooked." He now owns a Ferrari 250 GTO. The
book is a tribute to all those who have been involved with Ferrari over the
years and cannot be missed by Ferrari fans.
Ferrari: Stories from Those Who Lived
the Legend by John Lamm, is out now in hardback and available from all good
bookshops at an RRP
of £40. ISBN 978-0-7603-2833-0.
John Lamm is a respected motoring journalist and photographer who covers the
topic of supercars in magazines such as Road & Track.
He is the author of many books, including Motorbooks'
A History of the Supercar.