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#6051 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 15:36

Oh yes to me it does , being very poor , I dont go to the UK driving an old transporter delivering books ! So I will still pass it on to David !y

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#6052 Tuboscocca

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 17:38

Oh yes to me it does , being very poor , I dont go to the UK driving an old transporter delivering books ! So I will still pass it on to David !y

Sorry Bjorn--it was only meant as a joke!!
But the idea is still good.Maybe David can arrange something? I remember Chris Knapman of Collector's Carbooks has had a old Librarybus, which he used..

Best regards Michael

#6053 Rob Ryder

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 18:06

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#6054 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 20:28

Michael , don't sorry , it really is a good joke , and thanks to RR for the Knapman picture , I totally forgot that car !

Bjørn

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:28

Oh yes to me it does , being very poor , I dont go to the UK driving an old transporter delivering books ! So I will still pass it on to David !y


...and not helped by the fact, that you all have to pay "Fat Tax" in the future ! :p

PS We are eagerly awaiting your book, Bjorn !

#6056 Rob Ryder

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 08:54

Posted on behalf of Bjørn Kjer

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#6057 Allan Lupton

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 13:22

Michael , don't sorry , it really is a good joke , and thanks to RR for the Knapman picture , I totally forgot that car !

Bjørn

IIRC Chris Knapman's vehicle was a travelling library in its previous life, and I suspect that it's been sold as Chris seems to be retiring.

#6058 Tuboscocca

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 16:45

Kimberley's Racing Sportscar guide--question:

I have the Ferrari 512 (from our esteemed TNF member Pilota) and Porsche 917.

There was an advert in the Allen GT40 book on two others in this series:

Porsche 956 and Lancia LC2.

Were they ever published???

Thanks Michael

#6059 helioseism

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 18:39

Kimberley's Racing Sportscar guide--question:

I have the Ferrari 512 (from our esteemed TNF member Pilota) and Porsche 917.

There was an advert in the Allen GT40 book on two others in this series:

Porsche 956 and Lancia LC2.

Were they ever published???

Thanks Michael


Michael -- I am pretty sure that the only two in the series were the ones you have. I have never seen any others.

I have occasionally toyed with the idea of maintaining a list of "books that never were" in this thread. It would help us out in these questions. What do people think?

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#6060 Tuboscocca

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 20:04

Michael -- I am pretty sure that the only two in the series were the ones you have. I have never seen any others.

I have occasionally toyed with the idea of maintaining a list of "books that never were" in this thread. It would help us out in these questions. What do people think?



Thank you very much! And YES great idea...

From time to time I'm ''concerned'' to have missed a book, hence my question (and I know it is an absolute Luxury-concern!!)

But please do not include the BRM Vol. FOUR in your list--as a certain TNF-member maybe not to amused....

Regards Michael



#6061 helioseism

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 00:08

Thank you very much! And YES great idea...

From time to time I'm ''concerned'' to have missed a book, hence my question (and I know it is an absolute Luxury-concern!!)

But please do not include the BRM Vol. FOUR in your list--as a certain TNF-member maybe not to amused....

Regards Michael

I was also thinking of a "books in the works" list to help us keep track of projects that are in gestation. BRM V4 would go there.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:32


Great idea to list the ones that were announced but never published. A few to start with:

-Ferrari: Racing in North-America 1948-1988 (Nowak-Finn); announced by Dalton Watson
-Les Anglaises au Mans, Vol. 2 (Pascal); EPA
-Carlo Abarth Foto Storia (Cosentino); FAZA
-24 Heures du Mans 1923-1992, Tome 3 (Moity-Teissedre); Bartholomey



#6063 Tuboscocca

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:19

Great idea to list the ones that were announced but never published. A few to start with:

-Ferrari: Racing in North-America 1948-1988 (Nowak-Finn); announced by Dalton Watson
-Les Anglaises au Mans, Vol. 2 (Pascal); EPA
-Carlo Abarth Foto Storia (Cosentino); FAZA
-24 Heures du Mans 1923-1992, Tome 3 (Moity-Teissedre); Bartholomey


Proviz,

the last one was (re-)published last year: the 3-volume Le Mans 1923-2010. So I would delete this one??

But the others , you mention, I have almost forgotten over the years!!Thank you for reminding us!

Regards Michael

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:59

Proviz,

the last one was (re-)published last year: the 3-volume Le Mans 1923-2010. So I would delete this one??

No, this is a different volume. The idea was that the 2 volume story would be supplemented by a third that would include the non-qualifiers and so on - I guess that by the time they got it ready they decided to update the whole lot instead. The 3 volume set is very different from the 2 volume as well, lots of new photos and so on.

#6065 john winfield

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:42

Good idea Frank!
I've always liked the three slim hardbacks produced for Donington and Tom Wheatcroft in the mid-1970s: The Grand Prix Tyrrells (Doug Nye), The Maserati 250F (Denis Jenkinson) and The 4-Wheel Drives (Alan Henry).
'In preparation', according to the flyleaf, were 'Supercars for Supermen - German GP Cars of the 1930s (David Hodges), The Coopers (Cyril Posthumus) and The Eagles (Karl Ludvigsen). I've never seen these titles in the 'Donington Monomarque' series - were they ever published? If not, I wonder how much work had been done by the authors before the titles were cancelled - I know KL has written more recently about Dan Gurney's Eagles but I can't remember whether David Hodges wrote about the 1930s. And I know Doug Nye's book on Coopers, but not one by Cyril Posthumus.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:21

Proviz,

the last one was (re-)published last year: the 3-volume Le Mans 1923-2010. So I would delete this one??

But the others , you mention, I have almost forgotten over the years!!Thank you for reminding us!

Regards Michael



I guess the latest 3-volume opus does cover a lot of what was intended for the original "Tome 3", but unfortunately it only randomly deals with the Test Day, which was supposed to be one of the key subjects in "Tome 3".
But I agree, the authors' ideas, at least, may have been satisfied with "Le Mans 1923-2010".




#6067 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:37

Good idea Frank!
I've always liked the three slim hardbacks produced for Donington and Tom Wheatcroft in the mid-1970s: The Grand Prix Tyrrells (Doug Nye), The Maserati 250F (Denis Jenkinson) and The 4-Wheel Drives (Alan Henry).
'In preparation', according to the flyleaf, were 'Supercars for Supermen - German GP Cars of the 1930s (David Hodges), The Coopers (Cyril Posthumus) and The Eagles (Karl Ludvigsen). I've never seen these titles in the 'Donington Monomarque' series - were they ever published? If not, I wonder how much work had been done by the authors before the titles were cancelled - I know KL has written more recently about Dan Gurney's Eagles but I can't remember whether David Hodges wrote about the 1930s. And I know Doug Nye's book on Coopers, but not one by Cyril Posthumus.

No, none of those ever appeared.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:57

Seeing Cyril Posthumus's name reminds me. I bought his German GP book at Goodwood. With the rain it got, well, damp. Not enough to stick the pages together but enough to make it smell decidedly musty.
Does anybody know a way of getting rid of the musty smell? Suggestions so far:
Sunny windowsill;
Airing cupboard;
Microwave (Someone suggested but I'm dubious);
'Brut' spray (or similar)


#6069 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:22

As it's on semi-gloss paper, I'd be very careful! I'd suggest fanning out any still damp pages and leaving the book in a normally heated room - not an airing cupboard and DEFINITELY NOT in a microwave - until the pages have dried properly. Direct sunlight or excessive heat could cause the pages to crinkle.

Then try the suggestions here: http://reviews.ebay....000000002151191

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:52

It's a problem I had once, and sorting it out isn't something to be rushed. I asked an antiquarian bookseller friend, he advised leaving the book open somewhere near a window, turning the pages as each pair dried. It took several weeks, the book was almost as good as new in the end, though a few pages were slightly cockled. It's currently residing under a couple of feet of other books to try to flatten it.

#6071 john winfield

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:06

[quote name='Vitesse2' date='Oct 10 2011, 09:37' post='5331560']
No, none of those ever appeared. (The Donington Series)
Oh well, never mind. Thank you Vitesse.
About twenty years ago I remember Donington selling off many copies of the three original books. Perhaps they over-committed back in the 1970s, or were disappointed by sales at the time, and cancelled future titles.

Edited by john winfield, 10 October 2011 - 11:07.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 13:41

Great idea to list the ones that were announced but never published. A few to start with:

-Ferrari: Racing in North-America 1948-1988 (Nowak-Finn); announced by Dalton Watson
-Les Anglaises au Mans, Vol. 2 (Pascal); EPA
-Carlo Abarth Foto Storia (Cosentino); FAZA
-24 Heures du Mans 1923-1992, Tome 3 (Moity-Teissedre); Bartholomey

Let's add:
Gilles Villeneuve (Formula 1 Legends) by Pierre Menard and Jacques Vassal. In fact, there were to be a number of others in addition to the Lauda, Fangio, Moss, Ascari, Prost and Senna volumes that were published. They are listed on the fly leaf of the extant volumes but I don't have one to hand to list the rest.

Red Mist by Nigel Stepney. Whatever happened to him and his "where the bodies are buried" book then?

Formula 1 Yearbook 2009 by Luc Domenjoz. A real shame they stopped publishing this yearbook in English. Fortunately I managed to get the French edition.

I am still patiently (more-or-less!) waiting for Inside Track by Phil Hill, Steve Dawson and Doug Nye (see http://philhill.com/?page_id=117). Although I signed up for updates about 3 years ago I haven't had any so far...

Jonathan



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Posted 10 October 2011 - 15:41

Gilles Villeneuve (Formula 1 Legends) by Pierre Menard and Jacques Vassal. In fact, there were to be a number of others in addition to the Lauda, Fangio, Moss, Ascari, Prost and Senna volumes that were published. They are listed on the fly leaf of the extant volumes but I don't have one to hand to list the rest.

Intended were:

Brabham, Clark, G Hill, Stewart, Fittipaldi, Villeneuve,Piquet,Mansell, Schumacher...

Regards Michael



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Posted 10 October 2011 - 15:44

Red Mist by Nigel Stepney. Whatever happened to him and his "where the bodies are buried" book then?

From this publishing house I only have 'Rosie's bar.'

And planned was for the 50th bithday a 'complete' Lola book...

Regards Michael

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 16:30

I was also thinking of a "books in the works" list to help us keep track of projects that are in gestation. BRM V4 would go there.


Others "in the works" mentioned in these pages but yet to appear include :

Lord Howe - author unknown - mentioned June 2009

GP Alfas - Simon Moore - mentioned August 2009 as being due in 2010, the occasion of Alfa's centenary

Edited by monoposto, 10 October 2011 - 16:42.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 17:01

Should we also have a list of books that were published but shouldn't have been?

And I'm sure that every author has a list of books that he or she would like to write--or perhaps began then dropped.

Frank

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 17:03

The Brian Redman autobiog...meant to be in the works for some time.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 17:48

The Simon Moore GP Alfa book is still in the pipeline

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 18:30

Never seen this one:

550 Maranello da competizione - the story behind the 2003 GT Champions
Keith Bluemel / Michael Cotton
216 pages, 26x26 cm, hardcover.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 19:05

A friend of mine went along to the Bill Boddy day at Brooklands and found himself at lunch with Mr and Mrs Tony Brooks. They were both very charming and CASB happily chatted away about racing in his time.

The good news is that the manuscript of his autobiography is written. He is choosing photographs and writing captions. His grandchildren persuaded him that he must get his story down on paper and he has chosen to do it alone rather than with a motoring historian.

I will be early in line for a copy. :clap:

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:02

I am still patiently (more-or-less!) waiting for Inside Track by Phil Hill, Steve Dawson and Doug Nye (see http://philhill.com/?page_id=117). Although I signed up for updates about 3 years ago I haven't had any so far...

Jonathan



Same here! Hoping for something soon, though.....

Jack

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 15:23

Coterie Press announced a couple of years ago that Johnny Stipler was working on a biography of Jacky Ickx...

Edited by Tom V, 11 October 2011 - 15:24.


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Posted 11 October 2011 - 16:42

Coterie Press announced a couple of years ago that Johnny Stipler was working on a biography of Jacky Ickx...



and quite actual: McLaren the WINS, and an updated version of McLaren Cars.

Does anyone know of the WINS book??

And furtemore Jeremy Walton is working on a BMW book (update of his excellent BMW Sportsbook??), at Coteries..

Regards Michael

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 16:50

Bruce McLaren Scrapbook NEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

to be published by Harper Collins NZ

http://www.harpercol...3=9781869508944

Available also through Amazon.co.uk, and certainly others??

Regards Michael

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 17:07

And another McLaren title:

McLaren: The Art of Racing [Hardcover]
Maurice Hamilton (Author)

Prestel(Publ) 304 pages March 2012

(Source amazon UK)

Regards Michael

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 17:42

It would have been nice to know size , number of pages and pictures as well......

Thanks for the tip!

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 21:28

You could try e-mailing Harper Collins. I agree that a publisher's blurb should include that sort of basic information. if they get enough of that type of request, they might appreciate the need.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 22:14

Ok, here we go. I will post three lists of books that were either announced but never published; announced but then published with a different title; or are still being worked on (maybe). I volunteer to maintain and update these lists periodically as more information become available. Please post or send me a PM with corrections!

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 22:14

Books that never were - These books were probably never published, and likely never will be:
Updated 15-Oct-2011

"500 cc Racing" by Bruce Gordon. To have been published in the Dalton Watson/Beaulieu series, listed on the end flap of "Goodwood" by Garnier in 1980.

"550 Maranello Da Competizione - The Story Behind the 2003 GT Champions" by Keith Bluemel and Michael Cotton.

"Alfa Romeo 158/159" by DS Jenkinson. ISBN 0-904568-29-6. Never published. To have been published by White Mouse Editions, listed on the back flap of "Mercedes Benz Grand Prix Racing 1934-55".

"American Endurance 1999 - ALMS USRRC & Le Mans", announced in 1999.

"Anatomy Of A Bugatti Royale" by Gerald Wingrove. To have been published by Haynes in 1993.

"Bean (The)" by Jonathan Wood. Announced as part of the Macdonald Automobile History series, but never published. Wood published a version in the Shire series.

"Board Tracks (The)" by George Moore. To have been published by Hungness in 1976. Advertised in "Illustrated History Of The Indianapolis 500 (The)", 2nd edition.

"BRM Vol. 1", NOT the Nye book, but to have been published as part of the Transport Source Book series in 2001.

"Camaros 1966-1984 (The)" by Richard Langworth. To have been published by Motor Racing Publications in 1986 in the Collector's Guide series. ISBN 0900549947.

"Carlo Abarth Foto Storia" by Cosentino. To have been published by FAZA.

"Cars Of Le Mans 1987 (The) - A Car By Car Specification". Listed in the back of "Kimberley's Racing Sports Car Guide No. 2 - Ferrari 512".

"Coopers (The)" by Cyril Posthumus. Listed on end flap of the three books in the Donington Monomarques series as a future title, but never published.

"Creating The Ford GT40 - America`s First Le Mans Winner" by Teske, Lyons & Smith. To have been published by SAE in 2007. ISBN 0768009219

"Cyclecars And Light Cars" by Michael Worthington-Williams. May have been an unreleased book in the Dalton Watson Beaulieu Books series.

"Eagles (The)" by Karl Ludvigsen. Listed on end flap of the three books in the Donington Monomarques series as a future title, but never published.

"Ferrari F1 Annual 1999" by Alfieri. Announced by Automobilia, but not published.

"Ferrari - Racing in North-America 1948-1988" by Nowak and Finn. Announced by Dalton Watson

"Fire And Rain - The History of the Ulster Grand Prix" by Alistair McCook. To have been published by Appletree press in 2003. ISBN 0862818761

"Formula 1 Legends Series" by Pierre Menard & Jacques Vassal. According to the flap of No. 2 (Ascari), 15 books were planned. Of these, six were published: No. 1 (Fangio), No. 2 (Ascari), No. 3 (Moss), No. 9 (Lauda), No. 12 (Prost), and No. 13 (Senna). The missing ones are No. 4 (Brabham), No. 5 (Clark), No. 6 (G. Hill), No. 7 (Stewart), No. 8 (Fittipaldi), No. 10 (G. Villeneuve), No. 11 (Piquet), No. 14 (Mansell) and No. 15 (M. Scumacher).

"Formula 1 Yearbook 2009" by Luc Domenjoz. No English edition.

"Golden Age Of The Italian Racing Car" - Griffth Borgeson. To have been published by Norton in 1995. Author deceased.

Group A History by Jesper O. Hansen. Link. As of 13-Oct-2011, the author says it is unlikely to be completed. Link.

"Group B Source Book" by Trevor Alder. To have been published in the Transport Source Book series.

"Helio Castroneves - The Spiderman Of Indy" by Castroneves & Alexandre Peconick. To have been published by Sports Publishing in 2007, ISBN 1596700084. Probably replaced by "Victory Road: The Ride of My Life" by Castroneves, published in 2010.

"International Sports Car Racing" by Gregor Grant. To have been published by Foulis, probably in 1954. Listed in an advertisement in "Formula 3 Yearbook 1953-1954".

"Kimberley's Racing Sports Car Guide - Porsche 956". Listed on flap of "The Ford That Beat Ferrari, 1st Edition", but not published.

"Kimberley's Racing Sports Car Guide - Lancia LC2". Listed on flap of "The Ford That Beat Ferrari, 1st Edition", but not published.

"Lagonda (The)" by W.A. Osman. Announced as part of the Macdonald Automobile History series.

"The Last British Hero - The Mysterious Death of Grand Prix Legend Richard Seaman" by Phil Shirley. Extensively discussed here. Still listed at amazon: link

"Le Mans 24 Hour Race" Annuals by Moity & Teissedre -- no English editions for the years 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1994.

"Les Anglaises Au Mans, Vol. 2" by Pascal. To have been published by EPA.

"Lola - The First 50 Years", to have been published in 2008 by Red Mist books. The Red Mist website has vanished, but the book is still isted on Amazon. ISBN 0955662214. Link

Maserati 250F by Barry Hobkirk. Link.

"Maserati Dizionario" -- listed at this website.

"McGovern/Bevan - Saloon Car Champions" by Martyn Evans. To have been published in 2001.

"Mein Mann Der Rennfahrer" by Elly Rosemeyer. English edition. While it was never published, there is at least one copy, which may be an author's proof, that was owned by Earl Howe and is now in private hands. Also, it is stated in "It Beats Working" by Eoin Young that a German collector bought another copy in a second-hand bookshop in Zurich in 1960.

"Montlhery" by Boddy as an edition published by the Motoraces Book Club (MBC), not as the well-known Cassell edition. However, JM Dent who owned MBC seems to have purchased the remaining stock of the original Cassell edition, and MBC leaflets offered it as a free gift to new subscribers. For more discussion of what was published as MBC editions, start here.

"My Checkered Past - An Autobiography" by A.J. Foyt. To have been published by Harper in 2006. ISBN 0060572086

"OSCA - The Truth And The Rumors" by Phillipe Olczyk. Announced in 2003. Still on this website.

"Peugeot (The)" by William Court. Announced as part of the Macdonald Automobile History series.

"Porsche 906" by Phillipe Olczyk. Announced in 2003.

"Racing Cars and Recordbreakers 1922-39" by TR Nicholson.

"Racing The Porsche 911 - From Monte Carlo 1965 To GT1" by Bill Oursler and Mike Cotton. To have been published by Osprey in 2000.

"Red Mist" by Nigel Stepney. To have been published in 2008. ISBN 0955662249.

"Reliant Scimitar (The)" by Adrian Ball. To have been published by Motor Racing Publications in the Collector's Guide series.

"Sebring 12-Hour Race 1962 Photo Archive" by Robert C.Auten. To have been published by Icongrafix in 1996.
"Sebring 12-Hour Race 1965 Photo Archive" by Robert C.Auten. To have been published by Icongrafix in 1996.

"Supercars For Supermen - German Grand Prix Cars Of The 1930s" by David Hodges. Listed on end flap of the three books in the Donington Monomarques series as a future title, but never published.

Tony Brooks biography by Mike Lawrence, replaced by "Tony Brooks - Poetry In Motion" by Tony Brooks.

"Trans-Am 1966-1972" by Tim Tuttle and Daniel Lipitz. To have been published by MBI in 2002.

"Tyrrell" by Alan Henry. To have been published by Crowood in 2002, but probably canceled due to the Hilton and Hamilton books which were also published in 2002.

Edited by helioseism, 16 October 2011 - 02:23.


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Posted 11 October 2011 - 22:14

Books with title changes between annoucement and publication:
Updated 14-Dec-2011

"Automobiles of Gabriel Voisin (The)" by Pascal Courteault, ISBN 0-904568-51-2. Eventually published as "Automobiles Voisin", in French, with a separate English translation by Peter Hull: ISBN 0-904568-72-5.

"Baja - 1000 Miles To Glory" by Marty Fiolka, published instead as "1000 Miles To Glory".

"Bred To Win - Twenty Years Of The Suzuki GSX-R" by Marc Cook, published instead as "Suzuki GSX-R - A Legacy of Performance".

"Decade Of Innovation - Honda's Ten Years In CART" by Kirby & Oreovicz, published instead as "A Winning Adventure - Honda's Decade in CART Racing".

"Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Stock Car Racing" by Richard Sowers, published instead as "Complete Statistical History Of Stock Car Racing (The)".

"Ferrari F1 2000 - The Analysis Of A Modern Grand Prix Car" by Wright, published instead as "Ferrari Formula 1 - Under the Skin of the Championship Winning F1-2000".

"Jackie Stewart '69" by Eric Dymock, published as "Jackie Stewart: World Champion". Original title appears on the uncorrected proof, as reported by Vitesse2.

"Leader Card Racers - A Passion For Speed" by Gordon White, published instead as "Leader Card Racers - A Dynasty Of Speed".

"Martin Brundle - Behind the Wheel" by Brundle & Maurice Hamilton, published instead as "Martin Brundle - Working the Wheel".

"Motor Racing - The Hulton Getty Picture Collection", published instead as "Motor Racing: The Early Years/Die Anfänge des Motorsports/Les Débuts de la Course Automobile". ISBN 3-8331-1354-5.

"Racing Hondas" by Colin MacKellar, published instead as "Honda GP Racers". Motorcycles.

"Riley RM Series" by John Price Williams, published instead as "Riley - The Legendary RMs".

"Rod & Custom Magazine In The 1950s", published instead as "Rod & Custom In The 1950s".

"Stock Cars Of The 90s" by Pearce, Blake and Kinrade, published instead as "Stock Car Racing Chronicle - The 1990s".

"Team Lotus - The Senna Years" by John Tipler, published instead as as "Ayrton Senna - The Team Lotus Years".

"Ultimate Stock Car Racing History (The)" by Richard Sowers, published instead as "Complete Statistical History Of Stock Car Racing (The)".

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#6091 helioseism

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 22:14

Books in the works? Still some hope that these may appear.
Updated 22-Dec-2011

"Adventure On Wheels - A Race Through Life" by John Fitch, a second edition of his 1959 autobiography. Scheduled to be published by Race Legends in 2004.

Alan Stacey biography by his nephew, Alan Stacey. Link.

"Argentine Grand Prix Races 1971-1981" by Hernan Lopez Laiseca. To have been published by Iconografix in Oct. 2011, but has vanished from Amazon.com in the US, and is not listed at the Iconografix web site. However, it is still on the amazon.co.uk site: link.

"Around the Raceway" by Terry Walker. Announced by author on 04-Oct-06, but the web site he listed has vanished. Link

"BMW Ultimate Drives Vol. 2 1983-2011" by Jeremy Walton. To be published by Coterie.

Bob Mitchell biography by his son, Mark. Australian motorcycle sidecar champion. Link.

Brian Redman autobiography, by Redman & ??. As of 11-Feb-2011, Bill Wagenblatt reports that Redman is considering having Wagenblatt work on the book after Redman and Michael Keyser parted ways, but nothing has been decided. Link

"BRM Vol. 4" By Doug Nye.

Chequered Flag Racing Team and Graham Warner by Richard Heseltine. Link.

"Circus Life - Australian Motorcycle Racers in Europe in the 1950s" By Don Cox. Has this been published? Link.

"Conversations with a Winner - The Ray Nichels Story" by William LaDow. Originally announced in 2003, now scheduled for release in late summer 2011, according to this site.

"Cooper Monaco Type 61M" by Chuck Brandt. Author mentions it on 28-Apr-06. Link.

"Dan Gurney - All-American Racer" by Gordon Kirby. Scheduled to be published by David Bull in 2005, has an ISBN number (1893618501), but still not out.

Dave MacDonald biography - MacDonald Family. As of 03-Oct-2007, Henri Greuter reported it was underway. Link

"Ferrari 330P4 - The Complete Story" by Nathan Beehl & Paul Skett. ISBN 0954694635. Listed on Amazon UK. As of 12-Oct-2011, Beehl says that book has not been started yet, but still hopes to do it. Link.

Ferrari brochures 1945 - 1964 by Nathan Beehl. Link.

"Ferrari 641/2 - Evolution & Development 1989-1991" by A. Matthews. Link.

Ferrari Postcards by Nathan Beehl. Link.

Ford GT40 by Ronnie Spain. Apparently not an update to his classic work, but a second book on the subject. Link.

"Graham Hill Scrapbook Volume 2". Status unknown.

Grand Prix Alfa Romeos by Simon Moore. As of 10-Oct-2011, David McKinney states that it is still in the pipeline. Link

Group C book by JM Templer. Link.

Howden Ganley Autobiography. Reported on 25-Nov-2007 that it is in progress. Link

"In-line Ferraris" by Antoine Prunet & Franco Lombardi. As of 07-Jan-2008, Prunet stated it was nearly finished. Link

"Inside Track" by Phil Hill, Steve Dawson and Doug Nye. Link

"Jacky Ickx" by John Tipler. To have been published by Coterie press in 2007.

"Jaguar Gauld Mine" and "Maserati Gauld Mine", both by Graham Gauld. Listed here. According to the author, the Maserati book is to be published in 2012, the Jaguar book is less certain. Link.

John Barnard Biography. Link.

"John Surtees Autobiography" by Surtees & Robert Edwards. Announced by Time-Warner in 2006, but still unreleased.

Lord Howe biography. On 26-Jun-2009, Ted walker states that a book is being written. Link

Macau Grand Prix 60th Anniversary by Philip Newsome. To be published in 2013. Link.

"McLaren - The Art Of Racing", by Maurice Hamilton. To be published by Prestel in 2012. Link

"McLaren - The Cars 2nd Edition", to be published by Coterie. Link

"NASCAR Engines - The History Of America's Racing Engines" by John Carollo and William Holder. Scheduled to be published by David Bull in 2005, has an ISBN number (1893618463), but still not out.

Nick Loudon photography book. As of 04-Jun-08, Andrew Kitson hinted that a book will be out in "months to come". Link

Pete Lovely biography by Martin Rudow. Link.

"Pole Position Rex Mays" by Bob Shelling. Announced in 2003, finally being published in November 2011 by Dick Wallen according to a flyer I received on 7-Oct-2011.

Rondeau by John Starkey.

Rudolf Caracciola book by Simon Davis. Link.

Sports Car Racing in the South Vol.2 1959-1960 by Willem Oosthoek. Link.

"Sunset on Kyalami Vol. 2" by Gary Kegel. Publication depends on sponsorship. Link.

"Talbot-Lago Grand Sport" by Peter Larsen. To be published by Dalton Watson. From the end flap of "Watkins Glen, the Street Years 1948-1952".

"Time and Two Seats Data Book" by Janos Wimpffen. Covers the same races as the original "Time and Two Seats" but with additional information such as more chassis numbers plus corrections of mistakes--very little text and photos, mostly data. Link.

"Time and Two Seats Decade Book" by Janos Wimpffen. Update that covers 1999-2009. Link.

"Time and Two Seats GT Photo Book" by Janos Wimpffen. Covering 1993-1998. Far future. Link.

"Tony Brooks - Poetry In Motion" by Tony Brooks. To be published March 2012. Link.

"Twice Around the Clock - The Yanks at Le Mans Vol. 1 1923-1976" by Tim Considine. Link.

USRRC History, by Mike Martin (grimeheel). As of 26-Feb-2007, author says book is being finished. link

"Water Speed Record - The Definitive History", by David Tremayne. To have been published by Haynes in Sept. 2010, then June 2011. ISBN 1844254739. Link.

"Zagato-Bodied Maserati A6G 2000 (The)" by Walter Bauemer. To be published by Dalton Watson. From the end flap of "Watkins Glen, the Street Years 1948-1952".

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#6092 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 22:16

This may have already been mentioned here, but if not:

http://www.speedreaders.info/


I don't know how one becomes a reviewer, but certainly many TNF "bookers" would be excellent at it.


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Posted 11 October 2011 - 23:25

Re Boddy's Montlhéry book: JM Dent owned Motoraces Book Club at the time and seem to have purchased the remaining stock of the original Cassell edition - I have seen Motoraces leaflets offering it as a free gift to new subscribers.

"Racing Cars and Recordbreakers 1922-39" by TR Nicholson. The only pre-War volume of Blandford Press' "Cars of the World in Colour" series which didn't appear. I believe there were plans for a post-War series too, but these were probably cancelled when Warne produced their Olyslager series.

Another "never published" is an English edition of Elly Rosemeyer's "Mein Mann Der Rennfahrer": only one copy known to have existed, having turned up when the library of Earl Howe was sold. Presumably a review copy or proof, it was purchased by Chris Nixon. Whereabouts now unknown?

"Graham Hill Scrapbook Volume 2"?

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 06:29

"Jacques De Rahm - Il 'Signorino' E La Sua Scuderia Maremmana" by Daniele Cantini. Announced in 2004.

Frank, ONE to delete:

http://www.libreriad...asp?IDBook=7428

Published in 2004 and existant (a friend has a copy)

Regards Michael

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:11

Ok, here we go. I will post three lists of books that were either announced but never published; announced but then published with a different title; or are still being worked on (maybe). I volunteer to maintain and update these lists periodically as more information become available. Please post or send me a PM with corrections!

Superb work! Many thanks.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:42

How about Dick Seaman, the last British hero? Allegedly contains allegations (hopefully that'll keep m'learned friends happy!) that Seaman was working as a British spy and that...allegedly...the 'team doctors' ensured he didn't survive his crash at Spa.

Was listed here and there, was it suppressed, ever written, never written?

Any conspiracy theories welcome!

#6097 Vitesse2

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:02

How about Dick Seaman, the last British hero? Allegedly contains allegations (hopefully that'll keep m'learned friends happy!) that Seaman was working as a British spy and that...allegedly...the 'team doctors' ensured he didn't survive his crash at Spa.

Was listed here and there, was it suppressed, ever written, never written?

Any conspiracy theories welcome!

I was hoping nobody would mention that! It was discussed here at some length, but I suspect that the opprobrium heaped upon it by real motor sport historians meant that the publishers took a long hard look at the synopsis, did a bit of perfunctory research and then concurred with DCN that it was complete and utter UMBALA.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:20

Two from White Mouse Editions listed on the back flap of "Mercedes Benz Grand Prix Racing 1934-55":

"The Automobiles of Gabriel Voisin" by Pascal Courteault, ISBN 0-904568-51-2. Eventually published as "Automobiles Voisin", in French, with a separate English translation by Peter Hull: ISBN 0-904568-72-5.

"Alfa Romeo 158/159" by DS Jenkinson. ISBN 0-904568-29-6. Never published.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:33

I was hoping nobody would mention that! It was discussed here at some length, but I suspect that the opprobrium heaped upon it by real motor sport historians meant that the publishers took a long hard look at the synopsis, did a bit of perfunctory research and then concurred with DCN that it was complete and utter UMBALA.

Aha....I must have missed that, as a relative newbie here...thanks for the clarification...

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:09

Books that never were - These books were probably never published, and likely never will be:

"Motor Racing - The Hulton Getty Picture Collection". Announced in 2001.

This was published in 2001 by Könemann, with text by Brian Laban in English, German and French as "Motor Racing: The Early Years/Die Anfänge des Motorsports/Les Débuts de la Course Automobile". Getty Images packaged the book and are credited on the jacket and in the bibliographic details. ISBN 3-8331-1354-5. Title is slightly misleading, as the "early years" end in 1960!