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First Principles: The Official Biography of Keith Duckworth OBE

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The names 'Keith Duckworth' and 'DFV' are practically synonymous, such is the reputation of the famous F1 racing engine which he designed. Whilst there are books covering the technical aspects of the DFV engine, and other designs from Cosworth, the company which he founded with Mike Costin, there are many gaps in the story of Duckworth's career, before and after Cosworth. This book comprehensively fills those gaps, taking the reader into the world of Britain's finest 20th century engineers. It was a world consisting of far more than motorsport, embracing an astonishing variety of mechnical devices, including aircraft, boats, and motorcycles â?? particularly Triumph, for whom he was a consultant during his retirement. A man of strong convictions and high integrity, Keith Duckworth OBE cared passionately about his work, fitting almost every aspect of his life around it. His northern industrial roots, the ups and downs of his personal life, his health problems, and his generous support of charities and business start-ups, combine to create the story of one of motorsport's - and engineering's - most endearing and enduring characters.

About the Author

Trained as an engineer at Rolls Royce Aero Engines and Bath University, lifelong motorhead Norman Burr has been a technical journalist most of his working life. It was Keith Duckworth's enthusiasm for aviation, rather than his better-known motor sport contribution, that provides the connection, but as an accomplished author in both areas, Norman Burr is ideally positioned to chronicle the life of this legendary engineer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845845285
Author:
Burr, Norman
Publisher:
Veloce Publishing
Subject:
Automotive - General
Subject:
Motor Sports
Subject:
Sports
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20150731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color photos
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.84 x 8.15 in

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