Monday, 3 June 2013


Susy Franco, stepdaughter of the author Roy Smith, presents to the great José Froilán González his own personal copy of Amedee Gordini - a true racing legend.

Although more famous for his drives in a Ferrari, José Froilán González - now in his 91st year - drove for Amedee Gordini in 1950, along with Juan Manuel Fangio. The pairing came to Europe following Fangio's showing in the Gordinis in 1949.

González, one of the greatest drivers of the era, kindly wrote a foreword for the book as did his old friend Sir Stirling Moss who, although he did not drive for Gordini, raced wheel-to-wheel with the little blue cars and remembers, as does Froilán González, the tenacity of the Gordini team and the man.

The presentation to Mr González was made in Buenos Aires on behalf of the author on May the 31st 2013.

Amédée Gordini – a true racing legend
By Roy Smith.

This is the story of a man, a team, and their life and times, as well as a complete record of all their achievements and failures. It logs the financial and personal cost of racing in the prewar and postwar periods. It tells of how the mighty car company Renault became involved with them in the late 1950s, and how Amedee Gordini became known throughout the world as one of the greatest engine tuners of his time. More info.