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Triumph of the Red Devil : The Irish Gordon Bennett Cup Race 1903 (Lynch 2002) SIGNED ex lib

Triumph of the Red Devil  : The Irish Gordon Bennett Cup Race 1903 (Lynch 2002) SIGNED ex lib
Triumph of the Red Devil  : The Irish Gordon Bennett Cup Race 1903 (Lynch 2002) SIGNED ex lib Triumph of the Red Devil  : The Irish Gordon Bennett Cup Race 1903 (Lynch 2002) SIGNED ex lib Triumph of the Red Devil  : The Irish Gordon Bennett Cup Race 1903 (Lynch 2002) SIGNED ex lib
Triumph of the Red Devil  : The Irish Gordon Bennett Cup Race 1903 (Lynch 2002) SIGNED ex lib
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Signed by the author on title page. Story of the landmark 1903 GORDON BENNETT RACE in ireland won by the Belgian Driver Camille Jenatzy ("The Red Devil" so-called due to his red hair ad beard) aon his 60hp Mercedes . This race took place shortly after the diasterous Paris-Madrid event which was halted due to widely publicized carnage among the drivers and the crowds on the unsecured route. The Irish event ran like clockwork and showed how it could be done, thus in effect saving international motor racing from being outlawed in many countries . The author is an acknowledge expert on irish motor sport history.  Lynch brings the event to life, the people, the times, the significance of it all. Super Book, that is now out-of-print, 176 pages with many previously unseen photos. Ex library, generally very good but has su=ome damage to the title page where the libary label has been removed and also the jacket has a thump-rip repaired at the spine/front cover hinge.