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#1 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:38

I was wondering if any one had recieved the birmingham superprix book by ss colins and david page and if so where because i have ordered it from amazon and still haven't recieved.

Has the book been canceled or delayed :confused:

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#2 Alan Cox

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 13:04

I received notofication from Veloce, before Christmas, that it was now available. Perhaps bigears can confirm.

Edited by Alan Cox, 10 January 2010 - 13:06.


#3 bigears

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 13:29

Aha, you are not the only one! My father had the same problem.

The book was slightly delayed and on top of that the Veloce publishers are relocating to new premises before Christmas.

I am sure that the book is being distributed now or very soon. The reason Amazon have cancelled some orders because they thought they would get the copies before Christmas. But it wasn't and they decided to cancel some orders people have made.

I assure you that the book is not cancelled, it is just some minor niggles to sort out with the printing, distribution and other things. I am sure the book will be out this month. :)

I would suggest, keep an eye on this page of Veloce's website:

http://www.veloce.co...d...Motorsport

It seems that it is for sale now or very soon.



#4 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 14:18

thanks for the info bigears :clap: looking forward alot to the book as i am another fan of the superprix also :D

#5 retriever

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 15:14

thanks for the info bigears :clap: looking forward alot to the book as i am another fan of the superprix also :D


Motoring book & DVD wholesaler Menoshire record the book as now in stock so retailers who feed off them such as Chaters and Motorbooks will have or will very soon receive their stock.

96 pages, 139 ill. incl. 30 colour. s/b. (stiffish covers). A title in the Those Were the Days series.

ps. support the specialist bookshop


#6 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 19:57

you where right big ears about amazon cancelling orders, emailed amazon and they said that was the case so have re ordered it and looking forward to recieving it, hopefully next week :)

#7 bigears

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 20:15

I hope people (and you as well) will get the book very soon. I would like to hear from you all about the book!

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 19:00

Bought a copy of 'Superprix' from Chaters at the Autosport Show on Thursday. Havn't read it all yet, but the history of how the event came into being and ended is really interesting. Well done and well worth £15!

I was working in Birmingham in the 80's and remember having to make an excuse to pop out while the 'on the street' events were on. The Superprix was a really great experience for spectators and being able to pop into a local pub between races was special.

#9 bigears

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 19:23

It is official, the book is for sale now as I went to the Autosport show today.

To be honest, I wasn't too sure if it would be sold at the show so I thought I would visit the Hortons bookshop stand and I was pleased to see copies of the book at the front!

I looked in Chaters and it was there as well.

DJO, I hope you will enjoy the book and revive your memories of the events there!

#10 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 18:44

finally recieved the book today, waiting on the table after i arrived back from school and it is extremly good, especially the images and the history of all the festivals held before the superprix in the 60's and 70's, the only dissapointment is the lack of full results from the f3000 races and also the support races but is still excellent :D

Hopefully you will have to write an update in the future if the event returns :lol:

Congratulations David :clap:


#11 bigears

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 21:14

Glad you enjoyed it. It was a challenge to find the information to fit it and writing it down into a book! The English language is not my main language as I communicate in BSL (signing) due to my deafness.

I understand about the lack of complete results. It is due to the space in the book available. Although you still can find the F3000 results from the BSP on the Internet. I can recommend the Racing Database website for you. I will take notice of that.

People tend to remember the F3000 (and a little bit of BTCC) more races so that was the focus of the races in the BSP book.

I take it that you ordered it from Amazon? I wasn't expecting them to sell the book this week!

#12 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 21:40

I ordered it from amazon but i am sure they passed on the order to the transportbookshop, the one in your link. :)

Edited by tyrrellp346wheels, 18 January 2010 - 21:40.


#13 Barry Boor

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:29

Big Ears, have you checked your P.M.s lately?

#14 Rob29

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:06

Just discovered that I have 2 copies of this book,one still in plastic wraper :wave: Can't remember how this happened,but if anyone interested needs one I will gladly donate as an xmas prezzie.