Must have book for Automobile enthusiasts, first ever book on automobile industry by an Indian.
120 YEARS on WORLD'S GREATEST RACE TRACKS & IN INDIA
By Adil Jal Darukhanawala
Not many know that motorsport began the moment Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz had their two and three-wheeled contraptions powered by the first petrol-burning internal combustion engines ready in the 1880s! From the very first motor sport event in the world – the 1894 Paris-Rouen Trials to Lewis Hamilton’s winning drive to clinch the 2014 F1 World Championship in Abu Dhabi, cars adorned with the three-pointed star have blazed a trail in global motor racing that no other car maker can match, especially given the diverse disciplines in which it has competed in over the last 120 years.
Written in a lucid manner by an authority on the marque and motorsport – Adil Jal Darukhanawala, who needs no introduction as the pioneer automotive journalist in the country, ‘Mercedes-Benz WINNING’ plugs an even more important gap in the automotive history of the three-pointed star. Just as its motorsport heritage spans 120 years so does its advent on Indian roads, in one form or the other! However, there never was any record or publication on the history of the brand in India until now and Adil Jal Darukhanawala fills a big chapter in the history of not just Mercedes-Benz in India but his India effort also updates the glorious history of the brand globally!
Lavishly produced with a unique design incorporating over 970 images, many of them hitherto never published before, and with over 1,97,000 plus words spread over 405 pages, this hefty tome is the definite history of Mercedes-Benz on the world’s greatest racetracks and also its continuing run to dominate the Indian mind over 120 years!
Adil Jal Darukhanawala has been an incurable motorsport fanatic as well as a man who made motoring journalism his life for now well close to 40 years. As both a journalist and historian, he has been ideally placed to chronicle, record and deliver top notch automotive content over the last four decades, having spearheaded magazines like Car & Bike International, Overdrive, Car India, Bike India, CV India, ZigWheels and also www.zigwheels.com. If that’s not all, his personal involvement in the classic car movement as also the motorsport arena in India has ben prodigious, his body of work far too numerous and detailed to bear mention here! Other automotive books authored by him have been the highly acclaimed Classics & Thoroughbreds and the impressively informative AutoTech.