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Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

3 Ratings: 4.7
A book by A.J. Baime

Product Description   By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business … see full wiki

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Author: A.J. Baime
Genre: Sports, Nonfiction
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
3 reviews about Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle...
review by . February 26, 2010
A surreal account of the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari inf the 1960's
I first heard about this book on the Adam Carolla Carcast.   I was a really big fan of the GT40 race car from playing Gran Turismo 3 on the Playstation due to the car's aggressive styling, impressive handling, and unique exhaust note (again...all from playing the game).  I decided to pick up this book to get the backstory on the GT40 having no idea just how entwined this story was to all of auto racing.      The names of the real-life characters in this book resonate …
Quick Tip by . February 26, 2010
An amazing historical look back at the battle between Ford and Ferrari in the 1960's
review by . June 25, 2009
Up front, I need to acknowledge that I have almost no interest in automobile racing competition. However, I did enjoy seeing the 1966 film starring James Garner, Grand Prix, and reading James MacGregor's book, Sunday Money: Speed! Lust! Madness! Death! A Hot Lap Around America with NASCAR (2005). That said, I now acknowledge that A. J. Baime's Go Like Hell is one of the most entertaining as well as one of the most informative books I have read in many years. Moreover, it is much less about automotive …
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