History of IMSA
1976 to 1997
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The Nissan GTP &
Group C Racecars
First Published in 2002,
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When Don Devendorf and John Knepp got together to form Electromotive Engineering of El Segundo, California, little did they realize that they were setting in motion a train of events which would sooner, rather than later, bring to them and the mighty Nissan GTP cars they promoted, developed and raced, no less than four IMSA Camel GT Championships.
Here, for the first time, is the story of Nissan in racing fro 1984 to 1993, the GTP Era. The full story of Electromotive and NPTI is told, with interviews with Don Devendorf, John Knepp, Geoff Brabham, Trevor Harris, Kas Kastner, Ashley Page, and many others of the crew that won the IMSA Camel GT Championship from 1988 to 1991.
The story of the European Group C Nissans, using chassis from Marches to Lolas fro 1985 to 1992 is also told. Interviewed are many of the drivers and technicians, such as Mark Blundell, Julian Bailey, Dave Price and Bob Bell.
Arguably the fastest of the Group C cars of this Golden period, a Nissan Group C car still holds the qualifying pole position record at Le mans fro 1990.
Foreword by Geoff Brabham
5 Chapters, 159 pgs. 111 color photos
Chapter 1 - Electromotive, the American Nissans
Chapter 2 - 1990, NPTI
Chapter 3 - The European Group C Nissans
Chapter 4 - 1990 World Championship
Chapter 5 Nissan Racing in Japan
Appendix - Power & Torque tables from "Elvis", Chassis Number ZX 8701
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