Posted 12 November 2006 - 16:43
Posted 12 November 2006 - 16:49
We have discussed their origin previously, it being determined that it was in the late 1960s, the exact year escaping me at the moment.
Posted 12 November 2006 - 21:20
Posted 21 November 2006 - 04:26
I am mystified by one part of the book though - in the preamble to the list of graded drivers, it states that any of them "may compete in full international eveents ..." but it also says they may NOT "compete in events for racing cars of the International Formula 3" ... anyone know why? Was F3 not FIA sanctioned at the time?
Oh well, I guess I'll stow it in it's hiding place for another 30 years!
Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:18
Posted 21 November 2006 - 09:30
When Formula Junior started in 1959,graded drivers were banned from that,I guess that carried forward to F3 in 1964?
Originally posted by jimmyc
If you look at the calendar you will see many F3 races listed. F3 was meant to be a developmental formula, so drivers in the top echelon were not allowed to compete.
Newest yellow book I have is 1992.It has graded driver list.Anyone know if this still exists as I do not recall seeing one in recent years? Incidently more recent FIA yearbooks I have seen were blue not yellow and too expensive to bother with.
Posted 21 November 2006 - 09:49
Posted 21 November 2006 - 14:34
Originally posted by Stephen W
Sitting on my workstation desk is a copy of the 1976 Yellow FIA book. WH Smiths used to have these and I would wait for the January Sales to pick up the previous year's copy cheap. I have the 1973, 1975 & 1976 editions; '76 was the last year that Smith's stocked the book. It used to be available as either a 'stiff' back or a plastic backed book. After '76 you had to order it and as has already been stated it wasn't cheap!
You area tighta--e Steve aren't you !!! Were you, like me, born in Yorkshire?
Posted 21 November 2006 - 17:02
Originally posted by Mallory Dan
You are a tight a--e Steve aren't you!!! Were you, like me, born in Yorkshire?
Perish the thought!
Lancastrian through and through; mind you I am always careful with my money and am very cautious when it comes to spending! Unlike Yorkshire folk who never part with any money if they can help it!
Any road up, what's wrong with getting old FIA books at discount prices? You're just jealous that you didn't think about it first!
Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:08
Posted 26 November 2008 - 14:19
It is interesting to note how the history of the FIA and the CSI moves around a bit over the years in subtle ways, as does the explanations of the Sporting Power. The 1981 edition contains a synopsis of the FIASCO War that is one of the better around, by the way.
The IMRRC has a few editions of the Sporting Code, one from the 1930's and one from 1950 that make interesting reading when one puts everything in context.
Posted 26 November 2008 - 14:59
Posted 26 November 2008 - 15:18