Racer-turned-car-builder Carroll Shelby constructed his Cobra sports cars for fast fun on and off the track. His battles with Ferrari, which were largely underwritten by the Ford Motor Company, became the stuff of legends, as did various Cobra iterations and the brave drivers who took turns behind the wheel. Michael L Shoen documents the heyday of this bitter conflict in The Cobra-Ferrari Wars. The thoroughly researched 368-page book covers the combatants, the owner/team managers and 27 sanctioned races where the two marques went head to head in fierce competition. More than 530 original photos, drawings, blueprints and documents add to this historic battle. Order your second-edition copy for $100 ($135 for international orders) at www.cobraferrariwars.com.


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