By Luigi Orsini and Franco Zagari ISBN 8879113062 Published by Giorgio Nada Editore, £49.95
This Book Offers everything that you could ever wish to know about Stanguellini, the Italian racing car manufacturer so well known for its Formula Junior cars of the 1950s.
Beginning two generations before Vittorio Stanguellini turned to building racing machinery, the book travels through the firm’s trials and tribulations up to 1971 when, with Formula Junior dead and its Formula Three programme shelved, it had its last roll of the dice with the Momo Mirage 2+2 sportscar.
Supporting the story, this exceedingly attractive book is packed with technical specifications of each model, a full race results section and photographs galore, covering everything from the firm’s founder posing with Enzo Ferrari and Tazio Nuvolari in the 1920s to a guide to Stanguellini’s museum. Indeed, the photos are the main strength, with more than 1000 of them sprinkled over the 384 pages. BSJ