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Can-Am Cars in Detail: Machines and Minds Racing Unrestrained Hardcover – 1 Aug 2010


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: David Bull Publishing,U.S. (1 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935007114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935007111
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 29.2 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 643,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Pete Lyons launched his career in motorsports journalism by covering the Can-Am, and he says it spoiled him forever. While he also enjoyed Formula One, long-distance sports cars, Indy cars, the Trans-Am, Formula 5000, rallying, off-road racing, and motorcycles, the Can-Am suited the lawless side of his soul. This is his third book about those epic days. Pete and wife Lorna live in Big Bear City, CA, in the service of two cats. Peter Harholdt combines his love of cars and racing with his professional talents as a photographer of fine arts for museums and collectors. From racing in the 24 Hours of Daytona to shooting for the Smithsonian, White House, and the Louvre, he is uniquely qualified to convey the technical details as well as the beauty of these cars built for speed. He has developed a portable studio that allows him to create remarkably detailed portraits of cars in any environment or locale. Peter lives in West Palm Beach, FL with his five golden retrievers and partner, Donna Tribby.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By steven cavana on 17 Jun. 2011
Format: Hardcover
What a fantastic book. The quality of the photo's is amazing, they really bring you up close to these incredible cars. This must be the first book to provide such up close detail of the Can-Am cars. There are in-depth chapters on 22 cars, including 4 Mclarens & 3 Porsches as well as Ferrari's attempt at Can-Am: the 612P. The pages are of high quality and the book arrives with a presentation cover box. Well worth a look.
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By David Buckden on 28 July 2012
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At the time we were only getting a glimpse of the CanAm here in England. I never imagined we'd eventually be able to see these fabulous cars in such detail. This book is sumptuous - Pete's text so informative and detailed and Peter's pics absolutely superb. If you're tempted but a bit worried about the price, I'd say don't be: it's worth every penny and then some!
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This book makes me very happy! The quality of the pictures and of course the cars. What a selection of powerful beasts, I love it!
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Amazon.com: 14 reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Great Book, Typical Pete Lyons details and anecdotes! 17 Mar. 2011
By DCNW - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a very nice book that puts a cap on the Pete Lyons landmark books on Can Am, which he covered during that incredible era of racing. Its more of an art book, obviously, than his original efforts, but, Can Am cars are works of art now, rolling masterpieces in their own right. I might have included a few other Can Am cars, but the logistics in creating this book were not trivial. I saw one of the book shoots at Infineon Raceway, and it was done to the highest professional photography standards, basically monopolizing access to a priceless car for nearly an entire day, turning a paddock into a photo studio. Lyons is a world authority on the subject, and all of his books are must have, including this one.

I was not happy with Amazon's packing of this book, it was simply loose in the box, with no wrapping, and they had put an inventory sticker on the case, which was hard to get off. These are art books and should be wrapped in some manner, shipping expensive books the way they shipped the one I bought- idiotic!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Full-page color photos blend with technical specs to make car enthusiasts drool 19 Nov. 2010
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
No serious transportation or auto history collection should be without Can-Am Cars in Detail; for despite its hefty price tag, it's an outstanding and unique coverage unequaled elsewhere. 22 cars featured here in an oversized, lavish edition complete with slipcase are not all the great ones from the series, but they're some of the best - and have been restored to original splendor and photographed in detail here. Full-page color photos blend with technical specs to make car enthusiasts drool.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Stunning 4 Feb. 2011
By Dr. Stephen A. Stuart - Published on Amazon.com
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This book doesn't capture all of the cars, nor does it capture all the most well-known cars; but boy, it does capture some beautiful machinery and tells some amazing stories. Any fan of this era of racing, or any one who likes elegant and track-worn cars should buy this book. Stunning!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An Outstanding Addition To Any Collection 26 Dec. 2010
By JSR - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This text is one of the best books in my library. It features 22 cars from the Can-Am series. Pete Lyons is well known as an automotive writer. As noted in another review, some of the cars are not the most important, but all significant and interesting. Peter Harholdt's photographs are outstanding, all of the cars are in beautiful shape. Kudos to David Bull Publishing for putting this book on our shelves. Companion volumes on the USRRC, and other series would be most welcome in my library.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Well finished but incomplete 28 Dec. 2010
By Kimberly G. Carter - Published on Amazon.com
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Kudps for Bull Publishing and their fine quality product; I would have expected the Penske/Sunoco Lola T70 and McLaren M6 to be part of this tribute; perhaps they were excluded because the 917/30. Great story lines with set of exquiste photos; slip cover of the M20 is a nice bonus.
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