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#1 paulhooft

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 19:28

Back in the early sixties,
he was my first racing Idol,
Jimmy and Dan came later..
Even today, the lay back style I drive my MX/5..
is like the way Stirling drove his Racing cars..
or at least..
I vagely hope...
And he could tell you it came all the way back from some Nino Farina..
So I have collected some books by and about him.
First to say that I really enjoyed his title as a SIR
I really think he has proven himself more than enough to get that one.
ok
Now I have :
some pocketbooks signed by Stirling himself when I saw him at Zandvoort, some 10 years ago..
The Books My cars, My career: together with our.. Doug Nye
I really liked and enjoyed that one,
and found it very, very good reading
and since this sunday: brand new brought in Rotterdam:
By Robert Edwards...
Stirling Moss. My Autorised Biography
Both , to my regret,
not signed,
Hope to see Sir Stirling agian someday...
and there is another book about Stirling Moss in the square book Ludvigsen series..
so I am a little bit puzzled...
How good is that one..
Kindest Regards
Paul Hooft

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#2 Doug Nye

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 19:41

:up:

#3 Wolf

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 20:58

I have 'All but my life' by Moss and Purdy and 'Design and behavoiur of the racing car' by Moss and Pomeroy. I recommend both highly (well, the latter actually can't be recommended highly enough, IMHO).

#4 Vitesse2

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 21:35

Paul - surely it is hardly necessary to ask whether a book by Karl Ludvigsen is good or not? He's a TNFer! It MUST be good!! :clap:

#5 paulhooft

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Posted 23 September 2002 - 07:06

I was not asking if it was good or not:
But My cars my Career already has a lot of stirling's own information, so has his new book..
and I was a little bit of asking what information i could find in the other ones,
(and I already have some pocket books too, like Purdy )
Paul

#6 karlcars

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Posted 23 September 2002 - 07:25

Thanks for the thumbs up, Doug!

I think the strength of my book is its wonderful photographs, if I do say so myself. In fact the creation of the book was inspired by the fact that I found so many great photos of SM in my files. In think in this respect it stands up very well against the Edwards work, even though I didn't have access to SM's personal archive.

And then, having done SM, one thing led to another in the "square book" series...

Next book, by the way, will be on Emerson Fittipaldi!l You heard it here first!

#7 paulhooft

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Posted 23 September 2002 - 15:33

Hi Karl..
Thanks for the reaction:
The book is on my list of books that I plan to buy:
And I already have Fangio, Ascari,Gurney ( including the 1970's Eagle one..)
The Classic GP car, a very good book, but to thin...
the softcover Indy Books..
and a many others...
all in there own way, very good reading..
Please more on Indy: essp the 20-30's, non Watson roadsters and 60's
Greetings
Paul

#8 petefenelon

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Posted 23 September 2002 - 16:04

Originally posted by karlcars
Thanks for the thumbs up, Doug!


Next book, by the way, will be on Emerson Fittipaldi!l You heard it here first!


Actually, I didn't - it was advertised in this month's Motor Sport. :)

pete