Harnessing Horsepower

The Pat Moss Carlsson Story

Harnessing Horsepower The Pat Moss Carlsson Story
Foreword by:

Stirling Moss

Foreword by:

Eric Carlsson

Format: Hardcover, 160 Pages
Item: 192355
ISBN: 9781845843069
Illustrations: 150 color & b/w ill
Size: 8.0 x 10.0 x .25
Weight: 1.875 lb.
Published: June 15th 2011
Price: $49.95
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The book covers the life of one of the greatest women rally drivers of all time: Pat Moss Carlsson. Pat had a highly successful show-jumping career before moving into motorsport, going on to become European Ladies Rally Champion no fewer than five times. In 1960, with her co-driver Ann Wisdom, she won the Liege, the toughest rally of all, a win as iconic in motorsport terms as her brother Stirling’s famous one on the Mille Miglia  .Featuring 150 evocative pictures, this is an intimate and unique account of one of motorsport’s most formidable women.
Stuart Turner has enjoyed a lifelong involvement in motorsport, both as competitor and team manager.   After becoming British Champion navigator, he went on to manage the BMC Competitions.  He is now the Chief Executive of the Motorsport Safety Fund, which produces safety training material to help the sport. In 2009, Stuart received the Prince Michael Award of Merit, the Motor Sport Association’s most prestigious award for services to British motorsport.   Stuart is uniquely qualified to write a book about Pat Moss Carlsson, because he not only navigated for her on British rallies, but was her team manager at BMC. He also rallied with Pat’s husband, the legendary Erik Carlsson, with whom he won the RAC Rally.
"BOOK OF THE MONTH. A thoroughly entertaining read. Moss was a remarkable woman and this is a fitting tribute. Highly recommended." – Octane "Stuart is uniquely qualified to write about Pat because he not only navigated for her on British rallies, they took the first win by a Mini together, but was then her team manager at BMC." – BRSCC "There is some cracking content in Stuart Turner's account of Sir Stirling's late sister's life. The first few chapters mainly cover her love of horses, but there are still some great anecdotes about her early days. In fact, by the time Turner even touches on Moss' career on four wheels – starting with a 1936 Morris Ten – most people will already be hooked." – Classic & Sports Car "Stuart Turner's experience as a rallying contemporary of Pat Moss adds colour and depth to this well-informed biography of one of Britain's greatest drivers." – Classic Cars "Author and former BMW team boss Stuart Turner knew Pat well and apologises for not being detached from his subject, but he shouldn't. His insight adds depth to a wonderful story, told with humour. Worth every penny." – MotorSport
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