Frank Reisner, a Hungarian-born, American educated chemical engineer, turned a youthful passion for cars into one of the most famous small production sports car building companies in the world. From modest beginnings based in the automotive mecca of Turin, Italy throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, Intermeccanica conceived, designed and produced a dozen different models that shook the motoring world and went on to find homes in museums and collections from Europe to the United States to Japan. Most notable of these models are the Apollo, the Italia and the Indra. From there it was on to California, where Reisner revolutionized the Porsche replicar market with his groundbreaking fiberglass Speedster design, followed by the Roadster RS, which the company continues to produce at its Vancouver, BC, Canada headquarters. Along the way, Reisner and Intermeccanica dealt with, and in one case sued, the largest automotive manufacturers in the world, all the while maintaining an independent streak and maverick spirit that would come to define the man and his company.
"You have to applaud Veloce for the fringe subjects it publishes, such as this glossy tome on Intermeccanica. With the aid of founder Frank Reisner's widow Paula, and access to the factory records of the Hungarian entrepreneur, McCredie covers the full saga from first FJ racer to the successful replica business." - Classic & Sports Car "This superb book tells the story of the marque, a real David and Goliath story if ever there was one, and features some rare family photography never before seen ... an enthralling tale ... long overdue and superb." - Total Kitcar
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 15th February 2010
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 25.0 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.23