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#6001 red stick

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 00:57

Nothing good on Keke as far as I know, a missed opportunity on an interesting and under-rated driver. I've read a couple on Enzo, and the one I liked best was the excellent book by Richard Williams, re-published fairly recently in paperback I think. On Colin Chapman it's more difficult, the 'family approved' work by Jabby Crombac is a shallow portrait of the man that appears to have been compiled by members of the ACBC fanclub. The later work by Mike Lawrence Colin Chapman Wayward Genius is very much better, I recognised the man that Mike wrote about, though it tails off rather towards the end, and the coverage of the DeLorean business is a little unconvincing, the book that really gets to the bottom of that particular can of worms has yet to be written, and probably never will be. There are also useful insights in Andrew Ferguson's Team Lotus the Indianapolis Years, Robin Read's Colin Chapman's Lotus, and Hugh Haskell's Colin Chapman Lotus Engineering. You wouldn't have to pay much for the rather superficial Crombac book, but the others can be difficult to find, I've seen astonishing prices being asked for them.


I wish Williams would publish more on auto racing--it's inevitably insightful and seems decently researched.

The Lawrence book on Chapman is odd--about 75% of the way through he either lost interest or was faced with a final, we're not joking this time deadline--either way the result being a rather rushed ending, not in keeping with the rest of the work.

I'm astonished that Ferguson's book, which was just reprinted a few years ago, when I picked up a copy for $40 or so, is now back in the rare book stratosphere. :eek:

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:20

Thank you for all your reviews and suggestions. Thanks you, vitesse2, for sharing the link to that informative website.

Some more questions:

Is Niki Lauda's "To Hell and Back" highly recommended?

Are there any bios/books on the great technical minds of F1 (aside from Colin Chapman) like Gordon Murray, Adrian Newey, Ross Brawn, Harvey Postlethwaite, John Barnard, Mauro Forgheiri?

#6003 red stick

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:37

Thank you for all your reviews and suggestions. Thanks you, vitesse2, for sharing the link to that informative website.

Some more questions:

Is Niki Lauda's "To Hell and Back" highly recommended?

Are there any bios/books on the great technical minds of F1 (aside from Colin Chapman) like Gordon Murray, Adrian Newey, Ross Brawn, Harvey Postlethwaite, John Barnard, Mauro Forgheiri?


Not so much F1, but on the design and development of race cars in general two recent, and I assume still readily available, well-received books were Peter Bryant's Can-Am Challenger and Tony Southgate's From Drawing Board to Chequered Flag.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:48

Is Niki Lauda's "To Hell and Back" highly recommended?

Yes.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:05

CAVEAT EMPTOR

all of us have already searched (i.e. at amazon, abebooks) for an odd topic..
Mostly one is astonished to get one or more results..

BUT: mostly these results are a rather new method to get your money.These are not cheap (20-50 Euros-for awful print-outs)

Print on demand of Wiki-articles for the searched topic. And this is done 'automatically'. No editor, no copyrights (there are no copyrights on Wiki-articles), no mentioning of the author(s).

http://en.wikipedia..../VDM_Publishing

Explains the situation. I'm ashamed--it was invented in Germany!!

Best regards Michael

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 18:30

Michael:

Yes, a good warning. I fell for a book mentioning Velocette on Amazon, published by Books LLC. Turned out to be nothing but Wikipedia text. The cost was about $15, I recall, but that was the cost of a lesson for me.

Frank

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 18:39

I'd not been sucked in, mainly because the cost seemed too high to me to start with. I like how they claim that these are for people who can't see Wikipedia in their original form, yet as far as I can see they are only available online and that two or three cost about the same as a cheap computer.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:46

Michael:

Yes, a good warning. I fell for a book mentioning Velocette on Amazon, published by Books LLC. Turned out to be nothing but Wikipedia text. The cost was about $15, I recall, but that was the cost of a lesson for me.

Frank



'Poor' Frank. I thought you are a PRO ??!!
But ok $15 is not too much!

Regards Michael

#6009 Tuboscocca

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:50

I'd not been sucked in, mainly because the cost seemed too high to me to start with. I like how they claim that these are for people who can't see Wikipedia in their original form, yet as far as I can see they are only available online and that two or three cost about the same as a cheap computer.



.....people who can't see Wikipedia?? Are these political restricted countries (we all know them)??
On the other side ,people in these countries can't buy at amazon via creditcard either.
Very thin argumentation from the suppliers in my opinion..

Regards Michael

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 09:23

Not so much F1, but on the design and development of race cars in general two recent, and I assume still readily available, well-received books were Peter Bryant's Can-Am Challenger and Tony Southgate's From Drawing Board to Chequered Flag.


Just to add to Mark's comments, I would thoroughly recommend Tony Southgate's book - a wide range of experience during a period of huge change in motor sport. Well written and entertaining too!
And, while nothing to do with F1, David Gordon's book on Derek Bennett and Chevron is a wonderful story. I'm not very technical but this book, and the first half of Colin Chapman - Wayward Genius, explains so much about pre-Ground Effect car design. Wayward Genius is a good story too; the early history of Lotus and Chapman is really brought to life. You're back in North London in the 1950s, with Colin and Hazel at a wind-swept Silverstone, racing, inspiring, infuriating, wheeling and dealing.......


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:11

I've had this book for a couple of days now. Difficult to find a reason to put it down; you know the next pages will be as poignant and evocative as those you've just finished. The articles are well-selected and easy to appreciate: Pete's writing is powerful but so smooth as to be transparent, and is both an inspiration - lovely to know the art can be done so well - and frustrating - another reminder of how unlikely it is that you'll be able to do it that way.

I was particularly affected by the back-to-back "chapters" on the two Hills. Each of them drew a lachrymal reflex.

Good work, Mr Lyons. I'd like to see your chapter on your own self.

Cheers and thanks,


I've just finished reading Pete Lyons book Fast Lines (3 days, just couldn't put it down) and I have to agree what an absolutely fantastic piece of work it is too. The article on Graham Hill fully deserved its award in 2006, while the piece on the Goodwood Revival simply whetted my appetite for the 2011 edition this weekend. To be able to convey the passion for racing we all have is exceptional.

For those who have yet to purchase a copy, I heartily advise you to do so, I am sure there will be plenty for sale at Goodwood. I also hope that there will be a second edition containing another 55 articles to be enjoyed.

Colin

#6012 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:16

Anthony Carters new MOTOR RACING book The Pursuit of Victory 1930-62 is now out .

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 21:15

Those of you off to Goodwood this weekend and hoping to pick up a book or two while you’re there should be aware that the vendor areas have grown again, to accommodate the myriad of antique clothes and luggage vendors. The book sellers are therefore well spread out.

Chater’s main stand is outside the confines of the circuit, near the Bonhams tent. Clive has his usual first-class mix of the new and the old. Chris Bayley Automobilia is also there, and has a good range of driver biographies and marque histories at fair prices. Ben Horton is in the usual vendor area, and is charging his usual eye-watering prices. Spencer Elton has his traditional position, diagonally opposite Ben, but with a bigger pitch which he’s sharing with artist Nicholas Watts.

Spencer actually sold me a book I’d never heard of: The Story of ERA was written by John Lloyd and published by Motor Racing Publications in October 1949. Forty-odd pages of text, two columns to a page. There’s a handy, car-by-car, appendix provided by Rivers Fletcher, but no index. It’s very much of its time. A photograph of the E-type Grand Prix car is captioned, ‘… had such a programme received sufficient financial backing in 1937/38, (the car) might have contributed something against the mighty German propaganda machine which profited so much from the Mercedes-Benz and Auto-Union pre-eminence in the International Racing World.

Lloyd concludes the book by noting ‘we would be well advised to learn the lesson of the political and economic benefits which, with so little exception, we have allowed other nations to reap. Our engineers are capable enough – is it that our manufacturers are too apathetic?’

I wonder what he made of BRM?


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Posted 16 September 2011 - 22:10

The Story Of ERA is reprinted in full in the Brooklands Books ERA Gold Portfolio. The original was part of the MRP scrapbook series, there were a couple of annuals in the series as well.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 22:17

Yep, excellent little volume. I managed to pick up a very reasonably priced copy from America on eBay, which came with several ERA-related articles culled from US magazines.

Interesting to contrast that caption against what Lloyd says on page 28 though:

The new International Formula ... had perhaps dazzled many people with its intention and prevented them from examining it in the cold light of reason.

As two of those "many" can almost certainly be identified as Messrs Mays and Berthon, perhaps that gives us an insight into Mr Lloyd's views of BRM ;)

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 22:26

The Story Of ERA is reprinted in full in the Brooklands Books ERA Gold Portfolio. The original was part of the MRP scrapbook series, there were a couple of annuals in the series as well.

Plus Klemantaski's Photo Album (which will set you back about £50 these days), the first editions of Harrison's "Austin Racing History" and Walkerley's "Grands Prix 1934-39" and two I've never seen: Benjy's "Bentleys at Le Mans" (currently 150 quid at Pook's :eek: ) and Kent Karslake's "French Grand Prix 1906-1914".

Edited by Vitesse2, 16 September 2011 - 22:33.


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Posted 18 September 2011 - 02:47

I've just been re-reading Mike Hawthorn's Champion Year. I had been looking for info on the 1958 season and didn't remember even owning the book. There are a lot of interesting anecdotes, like Vanwall testing wire wheels vs. solid wheels early in the season, and Mike giving his opinion: "solid wheels don't 'give' enough ..."; a nice little passage about how he followed Fangio around Reims towards the end of the race, just appreciating the maestro's style. He mentions the British Grand Prix being on television -- I'd love to see that. Talked about how Lofty England hinted around about starting a new Jaguar sports car team for '59 and wanted his opinions on other drivers. Wonderful tidbits throughout that give a picture of travel and the pace of life in the late '50's, etc.

This nostalgia trip is really hitting the spot on a cold Saturday night, and I'm only half way through. Certainly beats watching "chick flicks" with my wife and daughter.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 09:34

I have just looked at a copy of the new David Venables book 'Bentley: A Racing History' published by Haynes. For those of you expecting something similar to the excellent racing histories of Alfa Romeo and Bugatti by the same author be prepared to be disappointed. Of particular note is the high quantity of poorly produced photos. Normally I don't mind a few grainy photos on the basis that a poor picture of a rare subject is better than no picture. However, I was amazed at how many of the photos were of low quality and in my view the subject matter was not highly unusual. I would have thought there are plenty of good quality Bentley racing images out there. Overall the book did not inspire me to get the wallet out which was a shame as I was looking forward to another David Venables work.

On the plus side I have looked at Janos Wimpffen's new book on Elva by David Bull Publishing. Looks very good and is available for a reasonable £48.74 on Amazon. A lot of paper for the money.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 00:23

I'm slightly biased because I edited the Elva book--and David Bull is a good friend who needs our help right now--but I think it's absolutely fabulous!

Frank

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:21

I'm slightly biased because I edited the Elva book--and David Bull is a good friend who needs our help right now--but I think it's absolutely fabulous!

Frank



Frank don't worry --ordered already through a German bookdealer friend...and Watkins Glen--too!!

Best regards Michael

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:38

The following press release may be of interest to some of you:

CHATER'S RELOCATES TO HOOK
Chater's, the UK's leading motor and motorsport bookseller, is heading back to Hook, Hampshire, to newly refurbished premises which will increase the company's floor space and, most importantly, include a customer showroom. The move will take place on Monday 10 October.
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"Our current set-up is operationally fine but has no showroom and I have felt for some time that this was to our detriment. We want the public, booksellers and publishers to know that a warm welcome awaits, along with a dedicated area to sit, talk and browse, as well as ample parking."
Chater's Motoring Booksellers will relocate to Unit 25/26, Murrell Green Business Park, London Road, Hook, RG27 9GR. The showroom will be open each weekday, from 9am to 5.30pm.

For further information, please contact Ray Barker, Chater's Group of Companies, on 0044(0)1256 765433 or email [books@chaters.co.uk.]




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Posted 21 September 2011 - 13:22

I'm slightly biased because I edited the Elva book--and David Bull is a good friend who needs our help right now--but I think it's absolutely fabulous!

Frank


Personal or business support, Frank?

I have a business suggestion-find a way of making the Publisher's Editions available this side of the pond without incurring the postal charges from the US-perhaps having Chaters as a European agent for example

I've never met DB , but I admire his work and he has my personal best wishes

Paul Dishman

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 17:21

Are there any new books seen at The Works lately?
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 20:35

Are there any new books seen at The Works lately?
Paul

Not that I've seen, unfortunately.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 21:08

Are there any new books seen at The Works lately?
Paul


It's some time since I've seen anything interesting there but I'll be able to check the local branch tomorrow. It seems to be a bit like buses - nothing for ages then several appear together.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 21:14

I got a book aboutiJohn Force about a month ago and Christopher Hilton's Regga from The Works online, but not much in the way of the motorsport books since that flood at the start of the year. Though the F1 season reviews seem to be sticking around at my nearest branch, even at 99p.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 18:46

I posted this on the main TNF board earlier today but on reflection, it makes more sense to put it here. Smokey Yunick's own publishing house, Carbon Press now ships to customers in Europe. I've recently bought Smokey's "Best Damn Garage In Town" as an EPUB format e-book. The website is http://shop.carbonpressonline.com/

#6028 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 21:51

Picked up in a French supermarket this week, a book published by the French sports newspaper, L'Équipe, covering the Le Mans 24 hour race and featuring pictures taken from their own archive. The book also includes essays about the more significant races (in French) by Philippe Joubin. It scores heavily for me with its photo choice, the majority of which I can't recall seeing before. Possibly their photo archive comes low in the rankings when authors/publishers are seeking motor racing photos. Cover price is €26 (discounted where I bought it) or currently available from Amazon for £22.14. A fine cover picture of SCM heading the sprint as he makes for his Aston DBR1.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 22:53

I posted this on the main TNF board earlier today but on reflection, it makes more sense to put it here. Smokey Yunick's own publishing house, Carbon Press now ships to customers in Europe. I've recently bought Smokey's "Best Damn Garage In Town" as an EPUB format e-book. The website is http://shop.carbonpressonline.com/


Sorry to burst your Smokey bubble, but this book was a disappointment, at least to me, and especially for the price (of the hard copy, anyway). Smokey really should have hired an editor. Many of his stories were repeated, and the writing was amateurish at best. In most cases his attitude was refreshing, even funny, but in some cases it was tasteless, even crude.

Frank

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:39

I have just seen a glowing review - but not the book itself - of a work on NASCAR history: Daniel S. Pierce. Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2010. 360 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3384-1.

The review, which can be accessed here, claims that the book 'surpasses all previous attempts by authors--works written by both motorsports journalists and a wide variety of academics alike--in its ability to traverse stock car racing's evolution from its origins within the culture of bootlegging corn liquor across the American Southeast to its current role as a globally popular sport driven by loyal fans and the necessary support of corporate sponsorship.'

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:50

Personal or business support, Frank?

I have a business suggestion-find a way of making the Publisher's Editions available this side of the pond without incurring the postal charges from the US-perhaps having Chaters as a European agent for example

I've never met DB , but I admire his work and he has my personal best wishes

Paul Dishman



Totally agree re: availability of Publisher's Editions.

#6032 Alan Cox

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 17:44

Only one week left to take advantage of Veloce's current 45% discount on any motoring book. Enter 20years discount code on the order form. Offer closes midnight 30th September.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 17:45

I posted this on the main TNF board earlier today but on reflection, it makes more sense to put it here. Smokey Yunick's own publishing house, Carbon Press now ships to customers in Europe. I've recently bought Smokey's "Best Damn Garage In Town" as an EPUB format e-book. The website is http://shop.carbonpressonline.com/


Yes I have seen the book too,
when I was in Molsheim, Alsace, France, 2 weeks ago.
but it was sealed..
so I could not look into it..
Is it any good?

Paul

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 18:48

Yes I have seen the book too,
when I was in Molsheim, Alsace, France, 2 weeks ago.
but it was sealed..
so I could not look into it..
Is it any good?

Paul

Can't say Paul - I haven't started reading it yet as I'm finishing Terry Lovell's "Bernie's Game". I have seen mixed reviews (see post 6033 above) but Smokey was one of my heroes so I'm going to enjoy it anyway.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 20:34

Personal or business support, Frank?

I have a business suggestion-find a way of making the Publisher's Editions available this side of the pond without incurring the postal charges from the US-perhaps having Chaters as a European agent for example

Paul Dishman



That's is a good idea, but it is no good expecting Chaters to invest in buying in this particular type of expensive special stock and then buying the more readily available standard editions from Amazon!

Chaters need customer support across the range not just for specials.

Please note I no financial interest in the company other than being a 25 year customer of Menoshire wholesale, this now having metamorphosed into Chaters Wholesale.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 14:39

Just received the continuos Le Mans saga - this the 1949-1959 period - by Quentin Spurring. As with the previos 1960s and 70s editions it dwels at a lot of details about the various entries of each year. As usual with lots of pictures and statistics. Haven't heard wheather the 30s or the 80s (or any other decade) will be next, but I'm looking forward in expectation!

Jesper

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 18:05

New book:
Watkins Glen the Street Years 1948-1952
Author(s): Phillipe Phillipe Defechereux

In 1948 Watkins Glen staged the first official American race for sports cars since the Vanderbilt Cup races of the early years of the century. This book is about the transformation of post-World War II racing in America and how road racing became a leading sport in the US, beginning at Watkins Glen and followed by Sebring, Daytona, Laguna Seca and other circuits.

These historic first five years are fundamental to road racing in America when the race was staged through the village streets and neighboring countryside until a permanent track was built in 1953. The races introduced famous international marques such as Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, Allard, Healey and Cunningham and encouraged a pantheon of great drivers to develop, among them, Briggs Cunningham, John Fitch, Phil Walters, Phil Hill, Jim Kimberly and Walt Hansgen. Later, from 1961 to 1980, Watkins Glen was the site of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.

Cameron Argetsinger, a lawyer and leader in upstate New York, was the man with the dream and the story of how he made it all happen against enormous odds is told in detail. It includes anecdotes and interviews contributed by many of the early participants, and has exclusive color photographs taken during years when color photography was practically unknown.

In 2011, Watkins Glen celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first Formula 1 Grand Prix. Had the early Sports Car Grand Prix of 1948-52 not taken place and quickly become a huge popular success, Watkins Glen would long ago have disappeared in the annals of history. Instead, it remains to this day a challenging race track, with two nationally televised events each year, and it is the home of the world’s first Motor Racing Research Library.

Over 300 photographs provide vivid and fascinating illustrations of the men and machines who threaded together every part of this extraordinary story. Full race results and statistics for all entrants in the 13 races run between 1948 and 1952 are also provided in detail. A final chapter shows how many of the race cars from the early years are now highly valued and are prize-winners at concours events.

Product ID: 15150
Price: $49.00

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#6038 red stick

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 18:34

Is the Defechereux book a new book, an update of this earlier work, or a reprint with better pictures?

http://www.amazon.co...9...1984&sr=1-3

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 22:50

Is the Defechereux book a new book, an update of this earlier work, or a reprint with better pictures?

http://www.amazon.co...9...1984&sr=1-3


I just ordered the new book, and I have a copy of the 1998 book. I'll compare them and let everyone know as soon as possible.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 23:02

With regards to the Defechereux book, I just found this on the Dalton Watson web site, apparently they are the publisher. Sounds like a quality book:

"A few copies have been hand carried from Singapore and are now available as of September 1 in the USA

Available around later September 2011 in the UK and USA, this is a fully upgraded and updated book, one that will do even fuller justice to Cameron Argetsinger and his towering accomplishments. The abundance of unique and exclusive color photos, now at last reproduced luminously within the full chromatic range, is simply dazzling. This should make the Watkins Glen community very proud of their racing heritage."


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 00:48

Poking around the Heynes website for forthcoming books I found this interesting title.

Team Lotus
My view from the pit wall
By: Peter Warr

Peter Warr was best-known for his management of the Lotus Formula 1 team, where he was one of Colin Chapman's closest allies as well as the man who nurtured the early Formula 1 careers of Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell. Frank, informative and beautifully written, his memoir remained unfinished at the time of his death in 2010, but the bulk of his work was done and thankfully can be published. This long-awaited inside story, which is of particular interest for its author's thoughts on Chapman and all the drivers he worked with, will be relished by all motor racing enthusiasts.

This book is due to be published in JANUARY 2012.

Hardback, 234 x 156mm, 288 pages, 30 colour & 30 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 9780857331236
Book No: H5123
Web price: £19.99


http://www.haynes.co.../...5&langId=-1

#6042 red stick

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 02:32

I just ordered the new book, and I have a copy of the 1998 book. I'll compare them and let everyone know as soon as possible.


I have a copy of the earlier book as well--I'll be interested in your findings.

The Argetsinger book on F1 at Watkins Glen arrived today and looks very interesting from my initial, hurried while packing for Petit Le Mans glance through it.

Edited by red stick, 28 September 2011 - 02:37.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 06:27

MOTOR RACING The pursuit of Victory 1930-1962 , Anthony Carter , Veloce Publ.

Carters second book , set up in pleasant style along the lines of his first book , nice informative captions with some very good and interesting period chapters . At 170+ pages with 160+ b/w plus 50+ colour pictures etc. never published (all new to me !) !. 30's pictures incl. voiturette (Reggie Tongue) , F1 pictures etc, a fine book at a decent price. A must to me !

#6044 Alan Cox

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 15:57

MOTOR RACING The pursuit of Victory 1930-1962 , Anthony Carter , Veloce Publ.
Carters second book , set up in pleasant style along the lines of his first book , nice informative captions with some very good and interesting period chapters . At 170+ pages with 160+ b/w plus 50+ colour pictures etc. never published (all new to me !) !. 30's pictures incl. voiturette (Reggie Tongue) , F1 pictures etc, a fine book at a decent price. A must to me !

My copy arrived today (with Veloce's 45% discount :up: ). I agree with Bjorn, a very interesting collection and not quite what I had been expecting. The Reggie Tongue archive is great to see, and I note that the author writes that it was only late in the day that it surfaced, via custodian David Morris. As such, it is good to see that so much space has been devoted to it, with plenty of pre-war interest. Other sources include Bob Dance's own private collection, and a number from Pat Carvath, of BRMs. Mr Kjer and DCN also merit acknowledgements :)

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 19:57

The Argetsinger book on F1 at Watkins Glen arrived today and looks very interesting from my initial, hurried while packing for Petit Le Mans glance through it.


Mine arrived yesterday and it is very well done. Kudos to all those involved. Highly recommended... :up:

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:33

PORSCHE and Metzger due out in October...

http://www.pmmbooks....hop/3/index.htm

According to this webpage, Peter Morgan publishes the long awaited Metzger biography....

Best regards Michael

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:35

RACING CAR TRANSPORTERS AT WORK by David Cross with Bjørn Kjer has gone to the printer !

Edited by Bjrn Kjer, 05 October 2011 - 07:36.


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:24

RACING CAR TRANSPORTERS AT WORK by David Cross with Bjørn Kjer has gone to the printer !



Bjorn--will the finished books be delivered in an old RACETRANSPORTER??Would be stylish!!

Good luck

Michael

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:46

Ha-ha , that's a good one , I'll pass it on as I live in Denmark.......

Edited by Bjrn Kjer, 05 October 2011 - 15:35.


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 13:20

Ha-ha , that's a good onre , I'll pass it on as I live in Denmark.......


I know you live in Denmark--but does this circumstance qualify as an excuse??

Regards Michael, from the certified humour-less Germany!!