Chris Willes

Auto racing engineer and author of: 

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Chris Willes

Auto racing engineer and author:

About the Book

I was a young engineer hired right out of college in 1986 by Electramotive.  I experienced the innovation, creativity, and passion the team used to successfully transform this car into a multi-time champion. 

Going back to the drawings and files I saved from that time, and collaborating with many of the people who worked at Electramotive, I have chronicled the challenges we faced and the solutions we used to go from a mangled heap of metal to champagne-soaked celebrations in one of the most incredible periods of time in motorsports. 

This book contains:

  • The beginning of Electramotive's racing history in 1975 with the Datsun B210 and 280ZX race cars.

  • The design and development of one of the first Electronic Engine Control Processors.

  • The full description of the 1/7th-scale moving ground plane wind tunnel.

  • The design and build of the Nissan 300ZX V-6 race engine.

  • All the IMSA race storylines from 1985 to 1989.

  • Professional photos and never seen before in-shop photos compliment this 12-chapter, 400+ page, 9" x 12" coffee-table style book.

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