Gulf-Mirage 1967 to 1982 (WSC Giants) (Paperback)

By Ed McDonough

Veloce Publishing, 9781787111752, 128pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/15/2012)

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Description

Gulf-Mirage 1967 to 1982 details the origin and history of the Mirage sports cars, designed by the British-based John Wyer Automotive firm to contest the various versions of the World Sports Car Championship between 1967 and 1975, funded by the Gulf Oil Corporation.

The cars began as developments of the Ford GT40, but they soon assumed their own identity. After 1975, the Mirage was no longer in John Wyer hands, but the name lived on, and the marque remained a significant player in the World Championship for some years. This book includes the developmental and race history, with a full list of all events and individual chassis numbers.


About the Author

Ed McDonough was born in the USA but has lived in the UK and France for many years. He has raced saloons, sports cars and single-seaters from the late 1950s, and took part in the World Championship Sports car Races in the 1970s at a time when the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33s were competing. He was UK Chairman of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club for 10 years, and was European Editor of Vintage Racecar Journal, as well as contributing to Autocollezioni , Auto Italia, Porsche Post and other journals. Ed still competes in historic races and is Track Tester for online motoring magazine Retro-Speed, specialising in some of the rarest and most exotic historic racing cars.