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FIA HISTORY

This fabulous book by Ray Hutton, sometime editor-in-chief of Autocar, was quietly produced for the FIA General Assembly in 2004 and has hardly been seen since. Not only does it describe with authority some of the great events in motorsport’s more distant history but the recent history tells much of what has been going on at the top levels of the sport.

According to WorldCat no library in the world has a hardcopy but you can download a pdf by clicking the link below. The Editor puts this title among his top ten favourite motoring books – what a  shame it hasn’t had a wider circulation but thanks to CAMS for getting hold of a copy.

Federation Internationale de l’ Automobile Centenary 2004

JAP DRAWINGS

Here are some of the surviving factory drawings of
relevant engines –  as found in a street in Wolverhampton many years ago ….

Click on the coloured link to download a pdf file

Image (559) JAP740X

 Image (559) JAP7439

Above: JTOR/KTOR Gear Cover from 1924

 

Image (560) JAP7406

Image (560) JAP7406

Above: JTOR/KTOR Driveside crankcase from 1924

 

Image (561) JAP7405

Image (561) JAP7405

Above: JTOR/KTOR Timingside crankcase from 1924

 

Image (479) JAP7405_10490

Image (479) JAP7405_10490

Above: JTOS 8/80 Timingside crankcase from 1936

 

Image (308) JAP7406_13493

Image (308) JAP7406_13493

Above: JTOS 8/80 Driveside crankcase from 1936. Timing cover to follow.