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#6401 helioseism

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:36

Updated list of books that never were with NEW additions


Books that never were - These books were probably never published, and likely never will be:
Updated 23-Mar-2012

"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.

NEW: "Bettenhausen Story (The) - A Complete Illustrated History Of The World's First Family Of Auto Racing" By Carl Hungness. Advertised in Racing Cars magazine Vol. 1 No.2. To have been published in 1977.

"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.

NEW: Lofty England Autobiography, to have been written by England and Doug Nye. Proposed to PSL (Patrick Stephens Limited) but rejected. Link.

"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.

NEW: Sitges book offered by Peter Schomer, but never published even after collecting pre-publication deposits. Link.

"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.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:41

Updated list of books in the works, with NEW additions and deletion of titles that have actually appeared.


Books in the works? Still some hope that these may appear.
Updated 23-Mar-2012

"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.

NEW: Alan Mann Autobiography, by Mann and Tony Dron. Reported by Doug Nye to be substantially complete and to be published by Motor Racing Publications. Link.

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

NEW: BRM V-16 In Camera

"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

NEW: Haynes Lotus 72 Manual

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

"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.

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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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:28

Thanks for the updates.

Here's my update on Inside Track: At Amelia Island someone in the business told me that "even Doug doesn't know when it's coming out."

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:51

NEW: "Bettenhausen Story (The) - A Complete Illustrated History Of The World's First Family Of Auto Racing" By Carl Hungness. Advertised in Racing Cars magazine Vol. 1 No.2. To have been published in 1977.


I believe this was published in 1982 as Go! The Bettenhausen Story by Carl Hungness. ...I have a copy that Tony Jr. autographed for me. A nice addition to the library of any Indianapolis fan.

Available through several sources, including here




#6405 helioseism

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:49

I believe this was published in 1982 as Go! The Bettenhausen Story by Carl Hungness. ...I have a copy that Tony Jr. autographed for me. A nice addition to the library of any Indianapolis fan.

Available through several sources, including here



Ah, thanks! I'll move it to the title change list.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:16

I'm pretty sure there should have been a third volume of William Court's "Power and Glory" - think it was mentioned at the time.

#6407 red stick

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 13:15

There's also Gordon Kirby's history of Newman-Haas Racing, Mario's Team, which was to have been published last summer by Racemaker Press, but both Kirby's website and the publisher's are silent on a release date. I suppose the team's withdrawal from IndyCar could have led to a delay to add a brief coda, but again, no word.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 15:46

Is William Court still with us?
His Power and Glory part 1 and 2 are some of my most favourite books..
Paul

I'm pretty sure there should have been a third volume of William Court's "Power and Glory" - think it was mentioned at the time.


Edited by paulhooft, 24 March 2012 - 17:21.


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 15:59

Is William Court still with us?
His Power and Glry part 1 and 2 are some of my most favourite books..
Paul


I know he's well regarded by most, but I bought his Grand Prix Requiem and for me his writing style made it almost unreadable, though I don't doubt I'm in a minority. I've tried to get into it several times, but couldn't manage more than a few pages before giving up. I think he was something in the legal profession, I'd have titled it This Grand Prix Conveyance in squirly script.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 17:01

Thanks to everyone for the additions and corrections, keep 'em coming!

I found this interesting book on the Racemaker Press website:

Frank Lockhart: American Speed King

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 21:41

I like to hear more about this book as it could be a great one..
Paul

Thanks to everyone for the additions and corrections, keep 'em coming!

I found this interesting book on the Racemaker Press website:

Frank Lockhart: American Speed King



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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:19

Updated list of books in the works, with NEW additions and deletion of titles that have actually appeared.


Books in the works? Still some hope that these may appear.
Updated 23-Mar-2012

Ferrari brochures 1945 - 1964 by Nathan Beehl. Link.

Ferrari Postcards by Nathan Beehl. Link.


An update:

Ferrari Brochures 1945 - 1964 was launched at Retromobile. The published title is "The Sales Drive from Maranello" and it covers the official Ferrari brochures from 1940 - 1964. I doubt it will have much appeal for Nostlalgia forum readers, as it is a very specialised subject. Although launched at Retromobile there were certain aspects that we weren't happy with, and we have gone to the great cost of reprinting some sections, so there is a delay in delivering copies, but they will be ready in about a month. The delay is a bit disappointing but we want the product and the content to be the best possible.
The postcard book is 95% ready. The published title will be "A Postcard from Maranello", and it is about the early official Ferrari b/w postcards. It features more than 200 postcards, many of which have not been published before. This will be a few months yet as continued research has brought new information to light, and this is being added.

Nathan

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:36

I believe that William Court is no longer with us, but apologies to he and his family if I am incorrect: I think it was always his intention to write a third volume.

His writing style is indeed individual. The use of classic verse to accompany each chapter suggests a classic education - I think he may have been a barrister, which might explain the florid style. I love it, but each to his/her own.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 14:04

I enjoy Court as well, he's probably the best WRITER to cover motor sport, as opposed to historian pure.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 14:40

I enjoy Court as well, he's probably the best WRITER to cover motor sport, as opposed to historian pure.



I hope Doug's not reading this!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 16:22

I enjoy Court as well, he's probably the best WRITER to cover motor sport, as opposed to historian pure.


As Professor Joad might have said, "It all depends how you define 'best'..." I'm sure we've had a thread on this subject in the past, but for me the winner for style and readability is Pete Lyons.


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:51

Two new Italain titles:

Mauro Foghieri: http://www.libreriad...b...86&PAgenv=2

Gulio Cabianca: http://www.libreriad...b...00&PAgenv=1

Both seen at Libreria dell'automobile..

Regards Michael



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Posted 27 March 2012 - 16:10

..and a spanish one

Jarama Volume 1+2 (1967--1992)...Volume 3 and 4 to follow.. (only 120 Euros, but HEAVY)


http://www.libromoto...8-84-938571-2-7

Regards Michael

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 18:58

and another one from Spain:

Pedralbes 49 Euros

http://www.libromoto...8-84-614-8064-7

Regards Michael

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 21:02

On the subject of Le Mans, I've just noticed that Amazon now has a listing for Haynes's 1980s volume of the event's history, again written by Quentin Spurring and to be published in August of this year. The first three volumes have all been excellent, so I look forward to this one with much anticipation!


That's good news. I've got the 1970s edition, and found it very enjoyable and informative.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:03

New copies of Anthony Pritchard's Scarlet Passion - Ferrari's Famed Sports Prototypes and Competition Sports Cars 1963-73 are currently available on Amazon.co.uk at around £10 or less including p&p.

http://www.amazon.co...p;condition=all

Quite a bargain for this beautiful book. Postage outside the UK will be more as it's a fairly heavy book.

Edited by john winfield, 28 March 2012 - 08:05.


#6422 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:12

Thank you for that - just placed an order ! 9,01 incl. p to Germany - quite a good bargain.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:22

Thank you for that - just placed an order ! 9,01 incl. p to Germany - quite a good bargain.


A bargain £7.81 to sunny Dorset, I expect Amazon are slightly puzzled about this sudden rush of orders.


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:37

Thank you for that - just placed an order ! 9,01 incl. p to Germany - quite a good bargain.


Good, I hope your copy arrives quickly Ralf and is in the condition described. Kayemod too. Good value if so.

Sometimes, especially when there's remaindered new stock in the hands of fairly big Amazon sellers (I'm not certain this is the case here but it might be), it works to our advantage. They tend to use automated pricing software, tracking the lowest current offer. It just takes one seller to set a low price, the others come tumbling down and, for a while, until they notice, bargains are to be had!

Still hoping it might happen with John Wyer, Joel Finn, Janos Wimpffen.....



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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:42

Still hoping it might happen with John Wyer, Joel Finn, Janos Wimpffen.....


John, I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you, especially with that last one!


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 19:04

New copies of Anthony Pritchard's Scarlet Passion - Ferrari's Famed Sports Prototypes and Competition Sports Cars 1963-73 are currently available on Amazon.co.uk at around £10 or less including p&p.

http://www.amazon.co...p;condition=all

Quite a bargain for this beautiful book. Postage outside the UK will be more as it's a fairly heavy book.

A similar deal is available from Amazon in the U.S. I just ordered a copy for $12, used but brand new, plus $4 shipping. Quite a bargain.

Edited by red stick, 28 March 2012 - 19:05.


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:43

Forthcoming Carrol Shelby biography by Rinsey Mills


this is what Gayle and Peter Brock wrote about the book in their newsletter:

New Shelby Biography
This is the Real Deal
Speaking of books, we are now taking pre-orders for the Shelby Biography written by Rinsey Mills that will be released April 21st. With each book we are including a 6"x9.25" archive photo reprint of Carroll and I that was taken to promote the Driving School back in '62.


I highly recommend this book. Rinsey Mills, noted UK author and automotive historian has left no stone unturned in the quest to produce the complete study of a remarkable life. With Carroll's collaboration, Rinsey has carried out extensive research and conducted numerous interviews with Carroll, family, friends and those who have worked with him. I, as many (especially Carroll), have been working with Rinsey for a few years now as he's been researching and writing this book. This biography is not the usual fluff. Here at last is the real, raw, high octane truth, right from Shelby's first memory as a child through to the present day. Mills has it all in fascinating detail that can be as outrageous as it is funny. It's all there including the whole deeply researched early automotive history in Texas with Jim Hall, Shelby's racing days in Europe and, of course, the legendary Cobra and Ford eras, as well as the years with Toyota and Chrysler. It also includes Carroll's "lost" years in Africa. It's all etched deeply in the pages of this fantastic 400+ page volume that took Mills several years to research and write.

I personally recommend this fine book as one of the most interesting and intriguing biographies you'll ever have a chance to read. Having spent several years of my life with Shelby I thought I knew more than most...I wasn't even close. Rinsey has it all! Go here to order yours now and we'll ship it and the archive photo to you the moment they arrive.

Michael

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:57

New copies of Anthony Pritchard's Scarlet Passion - Ferrari's Famed Sports Prototypes and Competition Sports Cars 1963-73 are currently available on Amazon.co.uk at around £10 or less including p&p.

http://www.amazon.co...p;condition=all

Quite a bargain for this beautiful book. Postage outside the UK will be more as it's a fairly heavy book.


I'm glad I got my order in yesterday, and got an e-mail this morning to tell me the book has been sent, but I've just clicked on the link to find that the price has risen overnight to £6.75, a £1.74 increase. Can't blame them, but they must have been encouraged by the sudden rush of TNF-inspired orders.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 13:24

Got my shipping information today, too.
Good that we have been quick to order the books ! ;)

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 19:22

I'm glad I got my order in yesterday, and got an e-mail this morning to tell me the book has been sent, but I've just clicked on the link to find that the price has risen overnight to £6.75, a £1.74 increase. Can't blame them, but they must have been encouraged by the sudden rush of TNF-inspired orders.

FWIW, got my shipping confirmation today, and when I looked the price for newly placed orders had gone from $12 to $12.49. Still a steal.

#6431 red stick

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 19:27

Forthcoming Carrol Shelby biography by Rinsey Mills

Good to know. I'd asked about this book several weeks ago and, based on Brock's recommendation, am looking forward to all 400+ pages.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 21:18

Good to know. I'd asked about this book several weeks ago and, based on Brock's recommendation, am looking forward to all 400+ pages.

Red Stick

there is a MBI (Motorboks Intl) version for 21 April..and the (imported??) from Haynes for May...and they differ in the number of pages 464 against 500+..

Confusing..?But anyway, after such a long research and a competent AC Cobra specialist as author--certainly no risk!!

Regards Michael

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:17

Red Stick

there is a MBI (Motorboks Intl) version for 21 April..and the (imported??) from Haynes for May...and they differ in the number of pages 464 against 500+..

Confusing..?But anyway, after such a long research and a competent AC Cobra specialist as author--certainly no risk!!

Regards Michael

I had not noticed that--nearly 90 pages difference in length. British readers require larger print?  ;) We'll have to see if any reviewers note the reason for the discrepancy.

Thanks,
Mark


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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:47

It's springtime:

the next 'easter-egg': Tony Brooks : Poetry in Motion is now available (i.e amazon uk)..

Regards Michael

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:55

I had not noticed that--nearly 90 pages difference in length. British readers require larger print?  ;) We'll have to see if any reviewers note the reason for the discrepancy.

Thanks,
Mark



Hi Mark

this information stems from the 'bookdepository' page--so no garuantee!!

Michael

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 20:19

It's springtime:

the next 'easter-egg': Tony Brooks : Poetry in Motion is now available (i.e amazon uk)..

Regards Michael


Received E mail from them today saying it's been delayed until "13-18 April".


#6437 Jeff Weinbren

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:37

There's a new book out in South Africa about "Supervan" (Sarel Van Der Merwe), :-


The Clint Eastwood of South African motorsport is shooting from the hip - and this time it is in the form of a tell-all book that explores the man, the racing legend and the serial womaniser.

Sarel van der Merwe, 65, is not known for being coy.

He is famous for calling a spade a “blerrie” shovel and his autobiography Supervan and I is guaranteed to be more of the same.

According to the publishers’ description, the book is no holds barred - typical of the man who won the SA Rally Drivers Championship a record 11 times.

“The cars, the races, the rivalries, the women...”

“Welcome to the world of Sarel van der Merwe, South Africa’s greatest racing driver. It’s time to fasten your seatbelt for the ride of your life,” they say.

“Van der Merwe is a living legend and considered the most gifted driver ever to come out of this country, winning both off-road and on the track, but he’s been utterly uncompromising in his approach. Since he and his alter ego, Supervan, have been racing, Sarel has been super-competitive, scratching paint off racing cars from Kyalami to Le Mans.”

“And he’s certainly pissed some people off.”

The book reveals Supervan’s big rivalries, run-ins with team owners, frequent disagreements with motor sports authorities, and tells all about the cars, the race tracks, the colourful characters and, of course, the women he encountered.

But he takes it an important step further, by discussing why SA motorsport is no longer what it used to be.


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:04

There's a new book out in South Africa about "Supervan" (Sarel Van Der Merwe), :-


The Clint Eastwood of South African motorsport is shooting from the hip - and this time it is in the form of a tell-all book that explores the man, the racing legend and the serial womaniser.

Sarel van der Merwe, 65, is not known for being coy.

He is famous for calling a spade a “blerrie” shovel and his autobiography Supervan and I is guaranteed to be more of the same.

According to the publishers’ description, the book is no holds barred - typical of the man who won the SA Rally Drivers Championship a record 11 times.

“The cars, the races, the rivalries, the women...”

“Welcome to the world of Sarel van der Merwe, South Africa’s greatest racing driver. It’s time to fasten your seatbelt for the ride of your life,” they say.

“Van der Merwe is a living legend and considered the most gifted driver ever to come out of this country, winning both off-road and on the track, but he’s been utterly uncompromising in his approach. Since he and his alter ego, Supervan, have been racing, Sarel has been super-competitive, scratching paint off racing cars from Kyalami to Le Mans.”

“And he’s certainly pissed some people off.”

The book reveals Supervan’s big rivalries, run-ins with team owners, frequent disagreements with motor sports authorities, and tells all about the cars, the race tracks, the colourful characters and, of course, the women he encountered.

But he takes it an important step further, by discussing why SA motorsport is no longer what it used to be.

Where can obtain this book from Jeff?


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:04

There's a new book out in South Africa about "Supervan" (Sarel Van Der Merwe), :-


The Clint Eastwood of South African motorsport is shooting from the hip - and this time it is in the form of a tell-all book that explores the man, the racing legend and the serial womaniser.

Sarel van der Merwe, 65, is not known for being coy.

He is famous for calling a spade a “blerrie” shovel and his autobiography Supervan and I is guaranteed to be more of the same.

According to the publishers’ description, the book is no holds barred - typical of the man who won the SA Rally Drivers Championship a record 11 times.

“The cars, the races, the rivalries, the women...”

“Welcome to the world of Sarel van der Merwe, South Africa’s greatest racing driver. It’s time to fasten your seatbelt for the ride of your life,” they say.

“Van der Merwe is a living legend and considered the most gifted driver ever to come out of this country, winning both off-road and on the track, but he’s been utterly uncompromising in his approach. Since he and his alter ego, Supervan, have been racing, Sarel has been super-competitive, scratching paint off racing cars from Kyalami to Le Mans.”

“And he’s certainly pissed some people off.”

The book reveals Supervan’s big rivalries, run-ins with team owners, frequent disagreements with motor sports authorities, and tells all about the cars, the race tracks, the colourful characters and, of course, the women he encountered.

But he takes it an important step further, by discussing why SA motorsport is no longer what it used to be.

Where can obtain this book from Jeff?


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:48

New book on the INTERSERIE in the making.

Palmier is doing a new book on the Interserie 1970-75.

They are seeking photographs...

http://leblogdotedit...erie-1970-1975/

Best regards Michael

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:03

As Professor Joad might have said, "It all depends how you define 'best'..." I'm sure we've had a thread on this subject in the past, but for me the winner for style and readability is Pete Lyons.

I find Pete's writing an absolute joy. I'd rather lost touch with his work until, as a result of a tip here, I ordered directly from his web site his Fast Lines, and picked it up in person from his stall at Laguna Seca. He's a delightful man, even more enthusiastic in person than he is on the page.

And boy, on the page, he has a turn of phrase which I so envy. Of Jim Clark: 'He was not superman, really, but he showed us how super a human could be. He was one of those rare racing drivers who could elevate our comprehension of racing, our appreciation, our wonderment. We can be proud of our sport if people like him are involved.'

For TNFers who haven't purchased Fast Lines yet, in appearance it's not unlike Michael Oliver's Tales from the Toolbox - a paperback with relatively small, relatively few but highly distinctive black and white images. In structure and content, think of Nigel Roebuck's Inside Formula 1. That was a selection of Roebuck's 'Fifth Column' articles for Autosport. Fast Lines is a collection of 55 of Lyons' columns of the same name from Vintage Racer.

Incidentally, having plucked it down from the shelves just now, I see that Roebuck's book only went up to '88. That leaves plenty of material for a second or even third volume. I wonder, could he be persuaded to spend the next close season making a further selection of favourites?

Rgds

Paul



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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:08

Ford GT 40 Owner's Manual

This title is in the pdf catalogue (Haynes) forseen for April 2012.

Has anyone heard of this book??

Amazon.uk doesn't list it.

Regards Michael

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 18:04

Shadow DN1,
From Supervan's facebook page:-

TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS: My book will be sold for R190.00 at all leading bookstores countrywide also on Kalahari and Exclusive Books websites to order by post. It will be available in stores as from Monday, 2 April and available in eBook format from Amazon from Thursday, 5 April and to buy in hard copy form when it is available to buy overseas which is about 2 or 3 months after the publication date.

Jeff.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:22

I have just recieved through the mail my copy of "McLaren - The Art of Racing" by Darren Heath and Maurice Hamilton. So far I have only had a chance to glance through some of the pages and accompanying text, but I must say the book is an absolute work of art. The photographs are just stunning and on glossy art paper they literally leap from the page. With Maurice Hamilton's text complementing the pictures this is one of the best coffee table photo books on formula 1 you can find. It's not cheap at £99.95 rrp, but Amazon have it for £64.35 and in my opinion it is worth every penny!

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:55

Received E mail from them today saying it's been delayed until "13-18 April".


Just had an e-mail to say that it's been despatched...

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 19:08

Supervan And I will be available through Amazon, both UK and US.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 14:30

It's springtime:

the next 'easter-egg': Tony Brooks : Poetry in Motion is now available (i.e amazon uk)..

Regards Michael


duly arrived this morning from Amazon UK

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 14:32

I have just become aware of the "IZOD INDYCAR SERIES 2011 HISTORICAL RECORD BOOK" (342 pages) through the agency of Mr. H. Donald Capps. The volume is an amazing statistical compilation, long needed, on the U.S. tradition of major league open wheel racing. Unfortunately its comments on page 6 regarding the 1920 and 1946 seasons, are in error. The faulty information about 1920 is repeated on pages 43 and 77. There is further confusion on page 44 as well. Once again the past AAA mythology, created mostly by Russ Catlin and passed on later by Bob Russo, shows its irradicable strength! It never ever ends.

It is singularly unfortunate that many who aspire to correct past errors and mistakes, remain totally confused and in error themselves. Such is the case here for pages 6, 43-44, and 77. In the past both Russ Catlin and Bob Russo engaged in this type of "corrective" activity. However, as a serious first try, this new IZOD record book is still a great, great tome. All interested in the past big-time American racing tradition will want and need a copy of it. There hitherto existed nothing as complete and as detailed as this! Now the entire statistical "bare bones" of the U.S. major league "open wheel" automobile racing 1909-2011 is laid out. The actual races, cars, and drivers behind all this raw statistical data must be quite an epic or story!!!

The volume incorporates much of the statistical AAA and USAC material that Ken McMaken and myself first published and supplied in the early 1980s. Back in 1984 I was thrown out of CART racing because of it all, with the accusation that much of our information was totally "made up" by Mr. Ken McMaken and myself. Now it has become "official" IndyCar racing data. Such are the ironies and vagaries of a long life. PRINTZ

Edited by john glenn printz, 09 April 2012 - 13:52.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 14:55

duly arrived this morning from Amazon UK



Mine is on its way (so they say!!) to Germany , that takes of course longer!!

Michael

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 17:26

Available as a pdf here: http://media.indycar...d_Book_INT6.pdf

I have just become aware of the "IZOD INDYCAR SERIES 2011 HISTORICAL RECORD BOOK" (342 pages) through the agency of Mr. H. Donald Capps. The volume is an amazing statistical compilation, long needed, on the U.S. tradition of major league open wheel racing. Unfortunately its comments on page 6 regarding the 1920 and 1946 seasons, are in error. Once again the past AAA mythology, created mostly by Russ Catlin, shows its irradicable strength! It never ends.

In any case, now the entire statistical "bare bones" of the U.S. major league "open wheel" automobile racing 1909-2011 is laid out. The racing history behind all this raw data must be quite a story!!! The volume incorporates much of the statistical AAA and USAC material that Ken McMaken and myself first published and supplied in the early 1980s. Back then I was thrown out of CART racing because of it all. Now it has become "official" IndyCar racing data. Such are the ironies of a long life. PRINTZ