144 pages | 10 B/W Illus.
First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
1. Prologue: The Cultural Significance and Global Importance of Motor Sport David Hassan 2. Motor Sport in France: Testing-ground for the World Éamon Ó. Cofaigh Daredevils and Early Birds: Belgian Pioneers in Automobile Racing and Aerial Sports During the Belle Époque Thomas Ameye, Bieke Gils and Pascal Delheye 3. From Dictatorship to Democracy in Spain: The Iconography of Motorcyclist Angel Nieto Teresa González Aja 4. Before Fittipaldi, Piquet and Senna: The Beginning of Motor Racing in Brazil (1908–1954) Victor Andrade de Melo 5. The Great Race Across the Sahara: A History of the Paris to Dakar Rally and Its Impact on the Development of Corporate Social Responsibility Within Motor Sport David Hassan and Philip O’Kane 6. A History of the ‘Triple Crown’ of Motor Racing: The Indianapolis 500, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Monaco Grand Prix Philip O’Kane 7. NASCAR Stock Car Racing: Establishment and Southern Retrenchment Ben Shackleford 8. Epilogue: The Evolution of Motor Sport Research David Hassan
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