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The Daily Mirror World Cup Rally 40: The World's Toughest Rally in Retrospect

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Lasting six weeks and covering 16,000 miles from London to Mexico City via some of the most varying, tortuous and difficult terrain on three continents, the 1970 World Cup Rally was a unique high-speed event, attracting many serious works teams such as Ford and British Leyland.  Despite the tremendous amounts spent choosing and developing new cars, completing months-long r ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 15th 2010 by Veloce Publishing
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Mike
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As the title suggests, this book by prolific rally writer Graham Robson covers the essentially one-off World Cup Rally (there were a few attempts to try it again with considerably less luck) that saw rally cars going throughout Europe and South America.

The book starts with a quick explanation of how the idea for the rally came about, then delves into the cars (from major players like Ford, Triumph, BMC, Citroen), the personalities, and finally, the rally itself with all it's attendant trials, vi
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Lee
May 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Nice enough recap of World Cup Rally let down in a couple of editing related areas. No proof reading apparently as several typos that should not have been there if proof read as opposed to spell checked. Also book had a tendency to repeat snippets of info several times as if the reader is too stupid to get the info first time round. Pictures also lacked informative captions - often just repeating info from the main text which told you nothing about what you were looking at.

Despite this it certai
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