The reason for this book was the commemoration of Elisabete Jacinto and her team entering competitions with a truck for ten years.
It was published in 2012, and it is a limited edition, not for sale in bookshops and exclusively accessible as a gift. It is an album of photographs, with captions both in Portuguese and in English, where it is possible to follow this driver’s adventures and misadventures. The author of the photos is Jorge Cunha, and some of them appear for the first time in this book.
Irina no Master Rali
Irina no Master Rali is an adventures book based on the true story of Elisabete Jacinto having ridden her motorbike at the Master Rally, a cross-country event from Moscow to Istanbul.
The book was written with young people in mind and it has a strong educational component. The background is fiction, with a dynamic and ambitious young girl who dreams to enter this rally riding a motorbike.
To create the necessary conditions to do so she makes an agreement with her father, which includes obtaining excellent marks in all subject matters at school. Irina manages to do so and sets off for the rally, where she goes through awesome adventures.
This book is illustrated by Jo Bonito and was published by Plátano Editora in 2010. It is for sale in its bookshop, 31, Av. de Berna, Lisbon, or in this publisher’s site. It is also possible to order it at any bookshop.
In a partnership with Luis Pinto-Coelho, the second volume of “Os Portugas no Dakar” comic strip deals with the most significant aspects of Elisabete Jacinto’s part in the Paris-Dakar Rally, when she was the only Portuguese woman to enter it on a motorbike, as well as those of all the other Portuguese drivers who took part in it between 1998 and 2001.
It is really a work of art when we consider how expressive Luis Pinto-Coelho’s drawings are.
It was published by Plátano Editora and may be bought at Plátano Editora bookshop, 31, Av. de Berna, Lisbon, or in this publisher’s site. It is also possible to order it at any bookshop.
“Os Portugas no Dakar” Volume 1 tells in comic strips the stories of the Portuguese motorcycle riders who took part in the Paris-Dakar Rally. It was a partnership with Luis Pinto-Coelho. The idea arose in 2001, at one of the last streaks of the Paris-Dakar rally. The work took some time, and the first volume was published in 2003. In it the true stories of the first Portuguese who entered the Paris-Dakar Rally riding motorcycles between 1991 and 1994 are told in a somewhat funny way. This comic strip book is officially recommended for reading by youngsters.
It is for sale at Plátano Editora bookshop, 31, Av. de Berna, Lisbon, or in this publisher’s site. It is also possible to order it at any bookshop.