To Finish First: My Years Inside Formula One Can-Am And Indy 500

Author(s): Phil Kerr

Motoring | Secondhand

The 1960s and '70s were the golden years of motor racing and Phil Kerr was part of that world. This book tells the inside story of those years - the triumphs and the tragedies, the deals and the disasters. From Phil's early years in Auckland and his teenage friendship with Bruce McLaren, through their first years away from New Zealand achieving better and greater things in motor sport, and on to the inside workings of those two great racing teams, the text is accompanied by plentiful colour and black and white photos, many never published before. Contents include: The Early Years; Driver to Europe; Working for Jack; Racing with Brabham; Stirling's crash; Brabham's Winning Years; Back with Bruce; Classic Races; The First Big Deal; 1970 - the Nightmare; After Bruce; McAlfa; The Sponsors and the Deals; The Comeback; The Indy case; Fulfilling Bruce's Dream; The Final Season; Coming Home. First published November 2007.


Product Information

Phil Kerr has spent more than 50 years immersed in the world of motorsport. He is currently managing director of the McLaren Group and has a stunning CV including management roles in a large number of racing and motoring organisations. Includes: director, Brabham Racing Organisation; joint managing director and Formula 1 team director, McLaren Racing.

General Fields

  • : 9781869419394
  • : Random House New Zealand
  • : Random House New Zealand
  • : 1.418
  • : November 2007
  • : 260mm X 193mm X 31mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : August 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Phil Kerr
  • : Hardback
  • : 1st Edition
  • : 796.720922
  • : Very Good
  • : 320
  • : colour illustrations