"The Swiss Wiz" was the nickname of Edi Wyss when he was a race mechanic in England at McLaren around 1970. The play on words sounds like "The Swiss magician" and characterizes precisely what was most appreciated about him, his absolute mastery of technical craftsmanship and his hands-on way of quickly finding a creative solution for every problem in the racing car.
In his autobiography, Edi Wyss tells how his passion for racing and sports cars led him, at a young age, first to the Swiss racing scene and then to the international racing circus around the globe.
He has experienced successes with may of the personalities with whom he worked, including Joakim Bonnier, Denny Hulme, Andrea de Adamich, Peter Gethin, Alain de Cadenet, David Weir, Gordon Johncock, Herbert Müller, Jo Marquart, Clay Regazzoni and Peter Sauber.
After adventurous projects as a designer of racing sports cars, he returned to the Zurich Oberland where, he created a small, very special workshop where collectors of top-class historic sports and racing cars have their valuable cars restored and looked after.
The book offers a glimpse behind the scenes of racing in the 1960s and 1970s, the booming racing scene with historic vehicles of more recent years and the business of restoring high-quality sports cars in the present day.
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