Client: Daniel Simon LLC | Time: 2011 – 2013 | Credit: Creator, Writer, Designer, Photographer, Producer
The Timeless Racer Episode 1 is Daniel’s second book after Cosmic Motors, and was published in 2013 by Design Studio Press. It has text in English, German, and French, and was released in three different editions: Standard, Limited (1113), Pitlane (333) . A Japanese edition was released by Tokyo publisher Born Digital.
Episode 1 is the beginning of a planned series, exploring a fictional past and future of motor racing on ground, on water, in the air, and in space. The series presents fantasy vehicles by the fictitious Italian racing team Masucci Motors, between the years from 1916 and 2615. The story’s hero is Vic Cooper who travels through time to live his dream as a Masucci factory driver in the most challenging motor races of all time. This first book focuses on Vic’s first travel to 2027, and spotlights the extraordinary endurance cars Masucci X7 and the Prideux-Martin MF27. The 1981 Masucci X5 is added to shed some light into the recent history of Masucci.
The foreword has been written by racing legend Jacky Ickx, who raced in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s for many famed teams such as Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Brabham or Lotus. He is the only driver to have won in Formula One, Can-Am, Le Mans, and the Paris-Dakar rally.