I first met celebrated automotive engineer and constructor Giotto Bizzarrini in 1981, and this work contains insights from numerous interviews we did over the years, photos from his personal family archive, and much more. Subjects covered include his years at Ferrari and the creation of the legendary 250 GTO, why he left Maranello, working with Lamborghini, Iso, ATS and ASA, his company and the cars he made from 1965-1969 (Grifo 5300, Strada, GT America, P538, etc.), the AMX/3 adventure, and more! The text also has a number of never-heard-before atmospheric tales such as how racing a Ferrari 275 GTB with a Strada led to the sale of a car. Filled with period photos and contemporary color photography, this is a great inside look at the heady gran turismo days of the 1950ds and ’60s, from the perspective of a man who was at the center of much of it.