Has anyone read the Tony Robinson book yet? What type of book is it: "Next week we went to Monza", "The new car had twin wishbone rear suspension", "Stirling said to me ..." or "We drove to Sicily in shifts - 12 hours on, 12 hours off"?
The book is rather on teams and cars. Almost only F1 (sportscars and Indy during the BRP period).
The two years with Alf Francis and the 250F Maserati are very interesting with the relations with the factory and the changes of colour (long before Scuderia Cento Sud...).
Also the less well know history of the Moss Cooper Alta.
Of course there is an other book on BRP: "Making a legend" and some chapters look similar (the BRP chassis/chassis story) but in Robinson's book all is seen from an other side and more precise. The end of the Cooper story is also seen from inside.
The relationship with Chris Bristow is well written but there are less comments on other drivers. Bernard White receives also some lines.
Most of the photos are from private collections, unpublished before. The captions do not always say where taken so it's a game to find the places...