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#6451 Tuboscocca

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 14:35

Bob Wollek ,le champion marginal

New biography (the first?) on Bob Wollek..To be published by Le Mans Racing in June 2012.
A4 format ,sb, 260 pages billingual f/e, 39,90 Euros..


Regards Michael

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 16:46

The treasures of Formaula 1 second edition by Bruce Jones

This is an 64 pager (!!), unspectacular telling the story of Formula 1 from 1950--today..

BUT: there are many pockets glued in the book, which contain facsimiles of Programs, Poster, contracts, letters, memorabilia (i.e. Roger Williamson), cutaways etc.

All drawn from the Donington Collection.

Best is a Brian Hatton cutaway of the (4WD) BRM P67, misleading captioned as G Hill's 1962 championship winning P57.

The book is comparable with the Senna book ,that with the pull- out memorabilia.

Regards Mchael

#6453 Pete Stowe

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:44

Just noticed (on the Club Lotus Avon webpage) details of this new book by Tom Barnard:

"Tom Barnard, who was one of the earliest Lotus drivers, has just published his autobiography 'I Gathered No Moss'.

In 1954 the original Team Lotus was formed with Mike Anthony, Peter Gammon, and Colin as drivers. That autumn Tom went to see Colin to discuss running two Lotus models in a new Team he was forming for the 1955 season. The result was the Six Mile Stable with Tom and Dmitri Kasterine in Lotus Climaxes, and Noel Cunningham Reid in a Lister Bristol.

For the next three years Tom drove in as many events as possible. His 1957 successes included three Firsts, six Seconds, and seven Thirds. As a result of this he qualified for full membership of the British Racing Drivers' Club.

The book is a full autobiography and includes a childhood spoiled by World War Two, an amusing account of his time in the army, his creation of the Barnard Formula Six, and his many projects as a race track designer in the UK and abroad.

Available by post for £11.99 including P&P.
Please make cheques out to "T. Barnard". 128 Furzebrook Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5AR
(Note postage outside the UK increases the cost.)

An order form for Tom's book can be downloaded from his Facebook page."


There's also a little more info on his Facebook page

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 16:26

The treasures of Formaula 1 second edition by Bruce Jones

This is an 64 pager (!!), unspectacular telling the story of Formula 1 from 1950--today..

BUT: there are many pockets glued in the book, which contain facsimiles of Programs, Poster, contracts, letters, memorabilia (i.e. Roger Williamson), cutaways etc.

All drawn from the Donington Collection.

Best is a Brian Hatton cutaway of the (4WD) BRM P67, misleading captioned as G Hill's 1962 championship winning P57.

The book is comparable with the Senna book ,that with the pull- out memorabilia.

Regards Mchael


I'm sure that I've seen the above book remaindered......

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:04

I'm sure that I've seen the above book remaindered......


Most likely the first edition, which was published in 2009.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:08

Just noticed (on the Club Lotus Avon webpage) details of this new book by Tom Barnard:

"Tom Barnard, who was one of the earliest Lotus drivers, has just published his autobiography 'I Gathered No Moss'.

In 1954 the original Team Lotus was formed with Mike Anthony, Peter Gammon, and Colin as drivers. That autumn Tom went to see Colin to discuss running two Lotus models in a new Team he was forming for the 1955 season. The result was the Six Mile Stable with Tom and Dmitri Kasterine in Lotus Climaxes, and Noel Cunningham Reid in a Lister Bristol.

For the next three years Tom drove in as many events as possible. His 1957 successes included three Firsts, six Seconds, and seven Thirds. As a result of this he qualified for full membership of the British Racing Drivers' Club.

The book is a full autobiography and includes a childhood spoiled by World War Two, an amusing account of his time in the army, his creation of the Barnard Formula Six, and his many projects as a race track designer in the UK and abroad.

Available by post for £11.99 including P&P.
Please make cheques out to "T. Barnard". 128 Furzebrook Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5AR
(Note postage outside the UK increases the cost.)

An order form for Tom's book can be downloaded from his Facebook page."


There's also a little more info on his Facebook page


Peter,

the only mentioning of Tom Barnard I found is in Lotus 1947-60 (Smith/Nye)...ordered my copy already!!

Michael


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 17:09

Most likely the first edition, which was published in 2009.



Had the FIRST edition the pull-outs too??

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 18:30

Had the FIRST edition the pull-outs too??

Michael


Yes, but I don't know if there is any overlap between the two editions, or if the new edition's "treasures" are all different.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 22:36

Most likely the first edition, which was published in 2009.


Just had a quick look at Amazon and, yes, its the first edition I've seen remaindered. It was in the book shop in Clark's village in Street, Somerset if anyone's interested.


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 00:19

Book review

Frank Lockhart - American Speed King
Sara Morgan-Wu and James O'Keefe
Racemaker Press
2012, 256 pages, Hardcover, 10.5" wide by 9" tall
$75

This book covers the brief racing career of Frank Lockhart from 1923 to his death in 1928 attempting to set the Land Speed Record. The book is primarily photographic. There are 25 pages of text covering Lockhart's life and racing career; 165 pages of black and white period photos; 17 pages of tables listing Lockhart's racing results, speed records and poles; and 36 pages of appendices on the intercooler patent; the Land Speed Record Car; the tire issue, Lockhart's estate inventory; the statement from Stutuz on the pedigree of the 1928 Stutz special at the Indianpolis 500; the testimony of William Sturm on Lockhart's character; and Lockhart family documents such as marriage licenses and birth/death certificates. A bibliography and index are also included.

In my opinion, the photographs are what make this book a "must-have" for enthusiasts interested in American auto racing of the 1920s. Except for a few cases where the originals were clearly of inferior quality, the photos are of very high quaility with excellent reproduction and printing. The bulk of the images (72 pages) cover Lockhart's racing career. Another major portion (63 pages) covers the Land Speed Record attempts. Of particular interest to me in this section are images of the car under construction. Finally, the photo section has images of Lockhart's cars after his death as they continued to be used by other drivers into the early thirties.

Since I am not an expert, others will have to find the inevitable errors that exist in historical works. Since my copy contained an erratum slip correcting a date in one of the photo captions, I expect that the authors have been diligent in their quest for accuracy.

As a side note, it is stated on the end flap that this book is one of the Racemaker Press American Racing History Series. Morgan-Wu and O'Keefe are working on "Peugeot Racing In America", covering the Pre-WW II history and scheduled for publication in 2012. In addtion, the catalog that came with the book has a listing for "One Fast Car - The Birth of Hisso Racers: Adapting Aero Engines to Dirt Track Racing During the Early 1920s" by Thomas L. De Fazio. It is listed as coming in Winter of 2011.

Highly recommended.


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:25

Just had a quick look at Amazon and, yes, its the first edition I've seen remaindered. It was in the book shop in Clark's village in Street, Somerset if anyone's interested.

Which is a branch of The Works - I've seen it in their shop in Bath.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 22:56

Was in The Works in Hemel as well sometime ago.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 00:37

I had a flick through the copy I saw in Glenrothes a few weeks back and decided it against it. I have warned againt these Encyclopaedia type books for birthdays and Christmasses (sp?), as I'm sure I contain more knowledge that the book does and also possibly trying not to inflate Bruce Jones' wallet, which one imagines must be bulging with the vast volumes of F1 encylcopaedias containing his name that come out each year.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 14:12

I had a flick through the copy I saw in Glenrothes a few weeks back and decided it against it. I have warned againt these Encyclopaedia type books for birthdays and Christmasses (sp?), as I'm sure I contain more knowledge that the book does and also possibly trying not to inflate Bruce Jones' wallet, which one imagines must be bulging with the vast volumes of F1 encylcopaedias containing his name that come out each year.


Nice present for a youngster I thought. Can't decide if suitable yet for my 7 year old nephew..

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 17:22

Yes, but I don't know if there is any overlap between the two editions, or if the new edition's "treasures" are all different.

The treaures are the same in both editions, and the text seems virtually identical - there may have been some updating of the most recent years.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 17:25

The treaures are the same in both editions, and the text seems virtually identical - there may have been some updating of the most recent years.

Alan thanks!!

Even if Bruce's wallet got thicker, I can live with that book..

Michael

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 17:27

Blink and you'll have missed it - Veloce are offering 50% off all books for tomorrow only (8.00am 10th April - 8.00am 11th April). Type in the code MAD2012 in your on-line order.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:40

Since there have been many new additions lately, thanks to Tuobosocca and others, here is an updated list of Books In The Works. NEW books and those NOW OUT are indicated.


Books in the works? Still some hope that these may appear.
Updated 09-Apr-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.

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.

NEW: "Bob Wollek, Le Champion Marginal". To be published by Le Mans Racing in June 2012. 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 V-16 In Camera

"BRM Vol. 4" By Doug Nye.

"A Chequered Life: Graham Warner and The Chequered Flag" by Richard Heseltine. To be published October 2013. 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 641/2 - Evolution & Development 1989-1991" by A. Matthews. Link.

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

NEW: Ford GT 40 Owner's Manual, Haynes, to be published in April 2012. Link.

NEW: Frank Gardner biography by Tony Whitlock. 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

NEW: Interserie 1970-75, to be published by Palmier. 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

Haynes Lotus 72 Manual

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

NEW: "Mario's Team" by Gordon Kirby, history of Newman-Haas racing. To have been published in summer 2011, status unknown. Link

NOW OUT: "McLaren - The Art Of Racing", by Maurice Hamilton. 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

NEW: "One Fast Car - The Birth of Hisso Racers: Adapting Hispano-Suiza Aero Engines to Dirt Track Racing During the Early 1920s" by Thomas L. De Fazio. To be published by Racemaker Press "in Winter of 2011". Link.

Pete Lovely biography by Martin Rudow. Link.

NEW: "Peugeot Racing in America", pre-WW II history, by Sarah Morgan-Wu and James O’Keefe, to be published by Racemaker Press in 2012. Link.

"A Postcard From Maranello" by Nathan Beehl. Ferrari postcards. Link.

NEW: "A Record Of of United States National and Championship Racing to 1920", two volumes, by Don Capps. 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.

NOW OUT: "Tony Brooks - Poetry In Motion" by Tony Brooks. 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 10 April 2012 - 04:19

Updated Books that never were with NEW additions.

Books that never were - These books were probably never published, and likely never will be:
Updated 09-Apr-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.

"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.

NEW: "Donington" by W. Boddy, Classic Reprint by Veloce, to have been published in 2009 but probably cancelled after the author's death. Still listed on Amazon. Link.

"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.

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.

NEW: "Power And Glory Vol. 3" by William Court. Author deceased.

"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.

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

NEW: "Texas Legacy Vol. 2 - Tales From the Golden Days Of Midget Racing in Texas" by Philip LeVrier. To have been published in 1985, according to the ad at the back of "Texas Legacy Vol. 1". Author deceased,

"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 10 April 2012 - 04:20

And finally the title change list with a NEW addition.

Books with title changes between annoucement and publication:
Updated 09-Apr-2012

"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".

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. Published insetad as "Go! - The Bettenhausen Story" in 1982.

"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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Posted 10 April 2012 - 14:06

Updated Books that never were with NEW additions.

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

I have heard that this is alive and progressing. Dan Lipitz is doing it, I do not know if Tim Tuttle is still involved. I believe that David Bull Publishing is in the picture.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 20:15

For those in the Bristol area who might be into things on two wheels as well as four, The Works has copies of "Bristol Speedway 1928-1949" by Bamford & Jarvis (Tempus 2006) at a remarkably cheap £2.99.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 21:21

For those in the Bristol area who might be into things on two wheels as well as four, The Works has copies of "Bristol Speedway 1928-1949" by Bamford & Jarvis (Tempus 2006) at a remarkably cheap £2.99.



Vitesse--were there races for cars too???

BTW amazon.uk has it for 1.47 GBP (+pp) new!!

Many thanks Michael

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:24

A couple of interesting Lola books spotted on eBay....

http://www.ebay.co.u...ME:B:EF:GB:1123

http://www.ebay.co.u...ME:B:EF:GB:1123




#6475 bradbury west

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:58

A couple of interesting Lola books spotted on eBay....
http://www.ebay.co.u...ME:B:EF:GB:1123


If Ian Bamsey covers the Lolas as well as he covers the Lotus 25, Vanwall and Auto Union in his other vols, the book is well worth buying IMHO.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 17:32

Question please:

Wasn't there a biography (in French??) on Gérard DUCAROUGE??? Might be some years ago..

Can't find anything current or OP.

Thanks Michael

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 19:08

Talking about Gérard Ducarouge, there's a wonderful interview/document today on "mémoire des stands" about the Man.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 21:31

If Ian Bamsey covers the Lolas as well as he covers the Lotus 25, Vanwall and Auto Union in his other vols, the book is well worth buying IMHO.
Roger Lund

The Lola book is, indeed, of similar standard to the other Bamsey volumes in the 'Technical appraisal' series and, while the design and photo reproduction leaves a bit to be desired, I would agree with Roger that they are all useful additions to the bookshelf.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:19

Talking about Gérard Ducarouge, there's a wonderful interview/document today on "mémoire des stands" about the Man.



I've seen this--and it brought me to my question!!
Miichael

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#6480 Tuboscocca

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:20

The Lola book is, indeed, of similar standard to the other Bamsey volumes in the 'Technical appraisal' series and, while the design and photo reproduction leaves a bit to be desired, I would agree with Roger that they are all useful additions to the bookshelf.



And you can by it for roughly 4 GBP!!

http://www.editions-...s,fr,4,D015.cfm

Michael

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 13:11

And you can by it for roughly 4 GBP!!

http://www.editions-...s,fr,4,D015.cfm

Michael



Astonishingly, the very same book is currently £64.95 on Amazon, used copies on there are almost £20.00, and of course they will be plus postage.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 15:21

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.

Talking about Pritchard's Scarlet Passion: I ordered it on 28th March, received acknowledgement of the order with a delivery estimate of 6 May. It arrived yesterday, 13th April, from Wales. Sixteen bucks. Very nice book. GREAT book for that price.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 15:40

Astonishingly, the very same book is currently £64.95 on Amazon, used copies on there are almost £20.00, and of course they will be plus postage.



I think they have bought stock--Postage is about 13 Euros in Europe, if you buy more it stays at 13 Euros...

Regards Michael

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:37

I think they have bought stock-

No, they probably found them behind something else in the stockroom! :lol: It's been out of print for years, but as an ex-bookseller I can assure you these things happen ;) Some years ago several dozen copies of "Racing 1500s" emerged from the depths of either Chaters' or Menoshire's basement where they'd slumbered for at least 15 years. When Menoshire used to operate out of an old shop in Acton you would not have believed what was in their basement! Mint copies of the paperback edition of Jenks' "The Racing Driver" still in original bales of 36 ...

#6485 red stick

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:55

Talking about Pritchard's Scarlet Passion: I ordered it on 28th March, received acknowledgement of the order with a delivery estimate of 6 May. It arrived yesterday, 13th April, from Wales. Sixteen bucks. Very nice book. GREAT book for that price.

I had the same experience. And the same seller had a copy of Peter Warr's Team Lotus: My View From the Pitwall, available for pre-order in the U.S. on Amazon for $23.14, for $16.25 plus $4.00 shipping. It arrived from Wales yesterday. Copies are listed today for $17.25.

This Trans-Atlantic book buying spree seems like cheating!


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 18:00

One of the joys of being a bookseller is finding old stashes of books that you thought you no longer had! I've done that several times over the years, but recently I moved so found even more. Among the finds was a box containing 10 copies of Karl Ludvigsen's history of Ilmor, Prime Movers. Years ago I frequented an ancient car museum in Denver, Colorado. They had a dusty old bookstore, and it still offered copies of many 1950s titles. I bought a few then eventually asked what other books they had in storage. What they found eventually made them, me, and my customers all happy!

On the other hand, some old books seem to breed on the shelves, as coat-hangers are known to do!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 18:58

No, they probably found them behind something else in the stockroom! :lol: It's been out of print for years, but as an ex-bookseller I can assure you these things happen ;) Some years ago several dozen copies of "Racing 1500s" emerged from the depths of either Chaters' or Menoshire's basement where they'd slumbered for at least 15 years. When Menoshire used to operate out of an old shop in Acton you would not have believed what was in their basement! Mint copies of the paperback edition of Jenks' "The Racing Driver" still in original bales of 36 ...



Vitesse, ok!! Maybe they found them at a french whole saler??

I once found an original wrapped book (on motoring) from 1938 in the cellar of a bookshop (in the 70s) in Munich..just forgotton!!

Fine moments for 'us'!!

Michael

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 19:04

The Racing 1500's is in fact, a very good and complete book!!!

Vitesse, ok!! Maybe they found them at a french whole saler??

I once found an original wrapped book (on motoring) from 1938 in the cellar of a bookshop (in the 70s) in Munich..just forgotton!!

Fine moments for 'us'!!

Michael



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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:40

Question please:

Wasn't there a biography (in French??) on Gérard DUCAROUGE??? Might be some years ago..

Can't find anything current or OP.

Thanks Michael



Dear Michael,

This rings a bell with me. Found these details on the internet:-
"Gérard Ducarouge" by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster.
ISBN 13: 9786130791803
Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
Publication date: 5/5/2010

Regards,

Simon.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:58

Dear Michael,

This rings a bell with me. Found these details on the internet:-
"Gérard Ducarouge" by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster.
ISBN 13: 9786130791803
Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
Publication date: 5/5/2010

Regards,

Simon.

Ugh! That's one of those nasty collections of Wikipedia articles. :rolleyes:

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 15:33

Ugh! That's one of those nasty collections of Wikipedia articles. :rolleyes:



Simon and Vitesse,

both thanks...

Oh yeah, Mr Miller that's a warning...WIKI-reprints!! Expensive and useless...

I'm ashamed, I confused Gerard Ducarouge with Pierre Dupasquier, there was a french book on his decades with Michelin..another senior moment..

Regards Michael

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 22:35

Ugh! That's one of those nasty collections of Wikipedia articles. :rolleyes:

Here's the first two sentences of the Wikipedia entry for VDM publishing

VDM Publishing is a German publishing group based in Saarbrücken, Germany, with offices in Argentina, Latvia, Mauritius and Moldova. Submissions are neither peer reviewed nor edited. Its book production is based on print on demand technology.

VDM publishing's imprints—Alphascript, Betascript, Fastbook Publishing and Doyen Verlag—specialize in publishing and selling Wikipedia articles in printed form via print on demand, in e-commerce bookstores.

Now I'll know what to avoid if I remember

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 22:55

I am told that Amazon (US) no longer allows these "publications" to be sold via its site.

Frank

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 23:15

I am told that Amazon (US) no longer allows these "publications" to be sold via its site.

Frank


I sent an e-mail off to Amazon about 18 months ago about those "books" and belive you me, it takes a lot to get me to complain about anything. Got back a bog standard reply really, but I felt better for getting it off my chest.


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:08

I am told that Amazon (US) no longer allows these "publications" to be sold via its site.

Frank


Apparently not the case as this example shows: Link

Edited by helioseism, 19 April 2012 - 01:09.


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:16

Apparently not the case as this example shows: Link



BTW: when you do a detailed research on abebooks (at least in Germany) you have now the option to filter real books from 'print on demand'..
I was astonished that more than 50% of the hits were POD books (Miller et al)...

But we have discussed that already!!

Regards Michael

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:32

BTW: when you do a detailed research on abebooks (at least in Germany) you have now the option to filter real books from 'print on demand'..
I was astonished that more than 50% of the hits were POD books (Miller et al)...

But we have discussed that already!!

Regards Michael

Not necessarily a good option in every case though. Some legitimate publishers have licensed POD editions of out of print titles or have their own POD operations. I was looking for an obscure military history book published 20 years ago by a local history group in Surrey the other day and the only two hits on ABE were POD - I suspect the author, who is now better-known than he was then, may have retained/acquired the copyright. However, given that both quoted about £25 and I only really wanted the thing to check a few references which might or might not be in it I decided to put in a library interloan request for it! :lol:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:49

Not necessarily a good option in every case though. Some legitimate publishers have licensed POD editions of out of print titles or have their own POD operations. I was looking for an obscure military history book published 20 years ago by a local history group in Surrey the other day and the only two hits on ABE were POD - I suspect the author, who is now better-known than he was then, may have retained/acquired the copyright. However, given that both quoted about £25 and I only really wanted the thing to check a few references which might or might not be in it I decided to put in a library interloan request for it! :lol:

Vitesse , agreed...
Not all PODs are Wiki-garbage..
There are some privately published Bugatti titles in Germany ,which are absolutely of highest quality..
But as I said earlier: you give a key-word (anything) in the amazon or abe search mask, and 100% sure there is a title containing 'your' keyword, and 100% it's of the Miller-variety..
Best regards Michael

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 19:51

I am delighted to report that a long-awaited book has just landed on my doormat - 'Tony Brooks - Poetry in Motion', the great driver's immensely overdue autobiography, has just been released by Motor Racing Publications - ISBN 978-1-899870-83-7. We leaned on Tony for 15 years before finally persuading him that one day his grandchildren really will want to know what Gran'pa did. He wrote it himself, it's very detailed and packed with information and insight, and for every enthusiast of a certain age it is surely a must have. Dave McKinney has provided the racing record and a hugely impressive analysis of Tony's successes. Some great photograph features, too...

DCN

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 21:42

Dave McKinney has provided the racing record and a hugely impressive analysis of Tony's successes

Thanks for the plug, Doug, but I did little more than edit what Tony provided me with

Greatly looking forward to seeing the book