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#7251 helioseism

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 17:29

Seeing as I managed to not include a number of items, here once again is a newly updated list of books in the works.

Books in the works? Still some hope that these may appear.
Updated 13-Jul-2013

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

NEWLY ADDED: "Around the Circuit - Racing car transporters and support vehicles at work" by David Cross. To be published by Dalton Watson in late summer 2013. Sequel to "In the Paddock". Link.

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

"Autocourse Official Illustrated History of the Indianapolis 500: Revised and Updated Second Edition" by Donald Davidson and Rick Shaffer, to be published on Oct. 1, 2013 by Icon Publishing. Link.

NEWLY ADDED: "Bahamas Speed Weeks 2nd Edition" by Terry O'Neil, to be published by Dalton Watson late Fall, 2013 ahead of the 2013 Bahamas Speed Weeks Revival 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.

"The Bonneville Salt Flats" by Peter Vincent. Stance & Speed publications. 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

NEWLY ADDED: "Briggs Cunningham" by Richard Harman, to be published by Dalton Watson in September 2013. Two volumes, 800 pages, to be released at the Lime Rock Cunnigham event. Link

"BRM Vol. 4" By Doug Nye.

"The Cars of Trans-Am Racing: 1966-1972", by David Tom, to be published Oct. 15, 2013 by CarTech. Link.

"A Chequered Life: Graham Warner and The Chequered Flag" by Richard Heseltine. To be published October 2013. Link.

Colin Crabbe Autobiography.

"Conversations with a Winner - The Ray Nichels Story" by William LaDow. Originally announced in 2003, now scheduled for release in August 2013, according to this site.

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

"Corvette", by Karl Ludvigsen, new two-volume edition of "Corvette - America's Star Spangled Sports Car", to be published in 2014 by Robert Bentley 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

"The Development of the Modern Sports Racing Prototype" by Ian Wagstaff. Due to be published on Sep. 15, 2013 by Veloce. Link.

"Don Prudhomme: The Story behind the Snake" by Don Prudhomme and Bill Stevens, to be published on Jan 2, 2014 by Sports Publishing. Link.

"Fateful Eight: the Story of the Duesenberg Single Overhead Cam Engines and Cars" by Joe Freeman. Racemaker Press. 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.

"First Principles: The Official Biography of Keith Duckworth" by Norman Burr, to be published Sep. 1, 2014 by Veloce Link.

Ford GT40 by Ronnie Spain. Two volumes, currently scheduled to appear at the Goodwood revival, September 2013.

Ford GT 40 Owner's Manual, Haynes, to be published in February 2014.

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

NEWLY ADDED: "Grand Prix Zandvoort" by Mark Koense and team. To be published Autumn 2013. Link1 Link2

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 Shelby American: Wrenching and Racing with Carroll Shelby in the 1960s", by John Morton, to be published on Nov. 15, 2013 by Motorbooks. Link.

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

"Inspired to Design: F1 cars, Indycars & racing tyres: the autobiography of Nigel Bennett" by Nigel Bennet, to be published Nov. 1, 2013 by Veloce. 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.

"Le Mans Legendary Race Cars: 90 Years of Speed" by Stuart Codling et al. to be published on Nov. 15, 2013 by Motorbooks. Link.

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.

"Mario's Team" by Gordon Kirby, history of Newman-Haas racing. To have been published in summer 2011, on hold pending oucome of health problems of Carl Haas.Link

"Maserati: A Century of History The Official Book" by Luca Dal Monte et al., to be published March 1, 2014 by Nada. Link.

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

"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.

"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.

"Porsche Racing History" - Randy Leffingwell, to be published by David Bull. Leffingwell web site.

NEWLY ADDED: Racecars series from Coterie Press. The first one, "Ferrari Racecars: 1966-1983" is now available. Future subjects in the six-book series are Brabham, Lotus, March, McLaren and Tyrrell. Link

NEWLY ADDED: "Racing Demons – Porsche and the Targa Florio" by Michael Keyser, Mark Koense and Enzo Manzo. To be published in August 2013. Link.

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

"Red Mist" by Nigel Stepney. To have been published in 2008. ISBN 0955662249. Recently rumored to have been scheduled for publication in Dec, 2012. Link.

"Return to Glory!: The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Racing Car" by Robert Ackerson, to be published Dec. 15, 2013 by Veloce. Link.

"Riverside International Raceway: A Photographic Tour of the Historic Track, Its Legendary Races, and Unforgettable Drivers" by Pete Lyons, to be published on May 13, 2014 by Spry Publishing. Link.

Rondeau by John Starkey.

Rudolf Caracciola book by Simon Davis. Still in progess as of July 2013.Link.

"Second To One: The Great Drivers Who Never Won Indy" - by Joe Freeman, Gordon Kirby and Tom Saal. Racemaker Press. Link

NEWLY ADDED: "Sports Car Racing in the Mid-Atlantic States, 1953-1962" by Terry O'Neil, to be published by Dalton Watson in Fall 2013 Link

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

"The Supercharging Story" by Karl Ludvigsen, to be published by Haynes link, delayed due to production of new edition of Karl's Corvette book link.

"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.

"Trans-Am 1966-1972" by Tim Tuttle and Daniel Lipitz. To have been published by MBI in 2002. Now said to be back in development and to be published by David Bull. Link.

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

USRRC - United States Road Racing Championship 1963 - 1968, by Mike Martin (grimeheel), Dead Pedal Press. As of Mid-June, author says book is due to be published in September 2013. Link to order form.

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#7252 Simon Davis

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 18:45

I don't think this book has been announced on this forum yet, but apologies if it has.

There is a German language book on the Gabelbach hillclimb due in September, entitled "Die Legendären Gabelbachrennen". The author is Göran Cialla. Details are available at:-

http://www.gabelbach...x.php?page=news



#7253 fbarrett

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:29

Pete Lyons is the man for that. Superb wordsmith, a fount of knowledge on GP and Can-Am, and he know Don Nichols.


Powderf1nger:

I have it on very good authority that Pete Lyons is beginning work on a Shadow book, covering the whole saga with the full cooperation of Don Nichols, to be published by the inestimable David Bull!

Frank

Edited by fbarrett, 14 July 2013 - 01:30.


#7254 kayemod

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:19

Wow! :up: :up: Let's hope the project will see the light of the day and it won't take ages to complete.


Yes, especially in view of the fact that Pete, the best writer Autosport ever had, claims to be 102 years old in his current TNF profile.


#7255 red stick

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 15:01

Wow! :up: :up: Let's hope the project will see the light of the day and it won't take ages to complete.


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#7256 ensign14

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 16:05

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#7257 P0wderf1nger

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 16:06

Powderf1nger:

I have it on very good authority that Pete Lyons is beginning work on a Shadow book, covering the whole saga with the full cooperation of Don Nichols, to be published by the inestimable David Bull!

Frank

Thanks Frank, those are the pieces to make up a very fine jigsaw indeed!

Rgds

Paul

#7258 David Wright

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 19:02

What happened to the John Fitzpatrick autobiography?

#7259 helioseism

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:40

World champion by technical knockout
A racing season with Porsche - 1969
Publishing: Petrolpics
Author: Helmut Zwickl
Format: 24 x 28 cm, Hardcover in a slip-case
Pages: 232
Illustrations: ca. 250 colour and black-and-white images
Language: English
Extras: limited edition of 1.500 numbered copies

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:19

World champion by technical knockout
A racing season with Porsche - 1969
Publishing: Petrolpics
Author: Helmut Zwickl
Format: 24 x 28 cm, Hardcover in a slip-case
Pages: 232
Illustrations: ca. 250 colour and black-and-white images
Language: English
Extras: limited edition of 1.500 numbered copies

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Frank you beat me by a few hours!!

This is an expanded re-issue of Zwickl's old book from 1969. The difference is mainly the photos!!!And available in ENGLISH!!

Regards Michael

#7261 Ren de Boer

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:09

What happened to the John Fitzpatrick autobiography?


Good question! I sent him a few photographs of his participation in the 1981 Dubai Grand Prix (an invitation saloon car race with Citroën CX), about which I interviewed him during the Porsche Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca in 2011, as he didn't have them and wanted to include them into his autobiography, but that is the last I have heard about it. Will drop him a line.

#7262 Ren de Boer

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 13:25

BTW, during the FIA GT Series round at Zandvoort a fortnight ago, I did an interview with Sébastien Loeb in which he told me that an updated version of his autobiography 'Ma Ligne de Conduite', published in 2010, will be out next September.

I quite liked the original one, in which he revealed the true story behind his broken collarbone in 2006 (not due to a mountainbike accident, as the official explanation was, but to a motocross incident, which was forbidden in his contract) and he openly tells the story about his rather difficult life as an adolescent: parents divorced, no prospect of work in the Alsace region, working in Germany, where he didn't speak the language, bored to death, tried dope and all that, until somebody entered him for a rallying contest with a fully-paid season in a Peugeot 106 was the main prize. The rest, as they say, is history...

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 17:09

Seeing as I managed to not include a number of items, here once again is a newly updated list of books in the works.

Books in the works? Still some hope that these may appear.
Updated 13-Jul-2013


USRRC - United States Road Racing Championship 1963 - 1968, by Mike Martin (grimeheel), Dead Pedal Press. As of Mid-June, author says book is due to be published in September 2013. Link to order form.

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I can now say the files for the USRRC book have been sent to the printer. :up:

Here is a link to the Kickstarter campaign I launched to raise funds for printing: http://www.kickstart...in-words-photos

The unfortunate bit is that the book is not available through Kickstarter outside of North America, due to photo copyright restrictions. Once published, I can sell outside of North America. I just can't market/advertise it worldwide.

If the Kickstarter campaign is successful I will have international order info on my blog: http://grimeheel.blogspot.com/

I do have a small selection of photos and a race story from each year of the series available through Kickstarter.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:03

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I can now say the files for the USRRC book have been sent to the printer. :up:

Here is a link to the Kickstarter campaign I launched to raise funds for printing: http://www.kickstart...in-words-photos

The unfortunate bit is that the book is not available through Kickstarter outside of North America, due to photo copyright restrictions. Once published, I can sell outside of North America. I just can't market/advertise it worldwide.

If the Kickstarter campaign is successful I will have international order info on my blog: http://grimeheel.blogspot.com/

I do have a small selection of photos and a race story from each year of the series available through Kickstarter.


Excellent! -- I just pledged $100.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 16:35

Excellent! -- I just pledged $100.

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Frank,
Thank you very much.

#7266 helioseism

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 21:35

Forthcoming books:

Maserati 250F in Focus
Anthony Pritchard
Veloce
Due April 15, 2014
Link

Maserati 250F Owner's Workshop Manual
Ian Wagstaff
Haynes
Due Jan 2, 2014
Link

Rumor:
Alfa Romeo, The Magnificent Monopostos (Author: Moore)
Due late 2013
Link

#7267 Tuboscocca

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 16:44

World Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers Peter Higham (Haynes)
seems to be published, found it on two sites..

On the bookdepository site even with 34% reduction...

Best regards Michael


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 23:42

And some sellers on Amazon are trying to sell it at about a 500% mark-up.

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:42

And some sellers on Amazon are trying to sell it at about a 500% mark-up.


Yes Ryan..the reduction disapeared-- was obviously only for hours? Now they are at a normal price..Never understood the 'mark-ups' on new books???

Another 'Caveat emptor'...

Regards Michael

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:34

Yes Ryan..the reduction disapeared-- was obviously only for hours? Now they are at a normal price..Never understood the 'mark-ups' on new books???

Another 'Caveat emptor'...

Regards Michael


Chaters have World Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers in stock at £157.50. i.e. same price as Amazon.

I know who I would rather buy from any day. Just nip down (or up) the M3 to personally acquire a mint boxed set!

Support the specialist bookseller



#7271 Tuboscocca

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 12:45

Forthcoming books:

Maserati 250F in Focus
Anthony Pritchard
Veloce
Due April 15, 2014
Link

Maserati 250F Owner's Workshop Manual
Ian Wagstaff
Haynes
Due Jan 2, 2014
Link

Rumor:
Alfa Romeo, The Magnificent Monopostos (Author: Moore)
Due late 2013
Link


And more from Veloce for the future:

Keith Duckworth biography: http://www.veloce.co...d...0Biography

Nigel Bennett http://www.veloce.co...d...0Biography

300SL in racing (1952) http://www.veloce.co...d...Motorsport

Regards Michael


#7272 helioseism

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 13:40

Unfortunate news -- "The Development of the Modern Sports Racing Prototype" by Ian Wagstaff, has been postponed indefinitely according to Veloce.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:25

Good question! I sent him a few photographs of his participation in the 1981 Dubai Grand Prix (an invitation saloon car race with Citroën CX), about which I interviewed him during the Porsche Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca in 2011, as he didn't have them and wanted to include them into his autobiography, but that is the last I have heard about it. Will drop him a line.


Spoke to John's son-in-law yesterday evening and he said the project is still very much on, although he didn't know when the book will be out.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 13:17

I was looking at my 2000 edition of Steve Small's Grand Prix Who's Who and see it was priced at £19.99 and now I see the new edition is priced at £70. The book has grown from 600-odd pages to 800-odd but how can a 250% price rise be justified? I accept that in this age of discounting it can be bought for less but such a huge price hike is ridiculous!

#7275 E.B.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 13:42

I believe it is based on 20p per typo.

I don't have the 2000 edition, but compared to the 1993 edition the new one is far bigger in all 4 dimensions (ie. it takes a lot longer to read too), hardback with sturdy protection versus paperback, full colour versus all black and white photos, and is printed on much higher quality paper as well.

It is undeniably very expensive, but in terms of value for money it is possible to do far worse, especially at just £56 on Amazon these days.





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Posted 04 August 2013 - 14:50

It is undeniably very expensive, but in terms of value for money it is possible to do far worse, especially at just £56 on Amazon these days.

I would agree. Steve's 3rd edition weighed 2 kilos, while his current effort weighs in at more than double that. It's not just that it has 200 more pages, they are so much larger so the additional content is substantial. I was lucky to find a copy on Amazon from Specialist Book Supplies for £44.75 inclusive.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 19:24

I would agree. Steve's 3rd edition weighed 2 kilos, while his current effort weighs in at more than double that. It's not just that it has 200 more pages, they are so much larger so the additional content is substantial. I was lucky to find a copy on Amazon from Specialist Book Supplies for £44.75 inclusive.

Not sure how many of you are aware, but Specialist Book Supplies is Chaters by another name.

#7278 E.B.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 21:54

Not sure how many of you are aware, but Specialist Book Supplies is Chaters by another name.


Thanks for the warning :up:


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 13:40

I was in a charity shop today and they had a copy of Robert Edwards Stirling Moss biography - autographed by the man himself.

So, what can you offer me as a swap for an un-autographed copy? (seriously) Please send a PM.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:42

Here's a preview of the book and film we are making about the history of the Dutch Grand Prix, hope you like it...




#7281 257gary

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 20:55

I’m always on the look out for a bargain buy and good read!

 

Found it with the book "Morgan at Le Mans" written by David Dowse.

 

Have a look on the following link to Amazon. Purchased my copy for 19 pence plus postage.

 

http://www.amazon.co...rgan at le mans

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 23:32

I have been browsing The Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers by Peter Higham. At first glance it is quite an impressive work of research, nice edition with an elegant case, good quality paper, lots of driver's images. Being written by a single author has the advantage of consistence and style but on the other hand has the disadvantage of a certain blandness, particularly when getting out of the comfort of the anglo-saxon world. A multi-country team would  have added perhaps a liitle bit more colour to some profiles, putting them in the context of racing in each country. It doesn't seem to be targeted for specialists, rather for a larger audience with some degree of affinity with motor racing and enough curiosity to try to know more about the drivers (that´s where I stand). Not much then about any insights, controversies or quotes, rather a career description underlining the most important moments of each driver's sporting life, thus, reasonably fulfilling its objective of being a reference book. Don't expect any particular stunning discovery about anyone in particular, though I collected some new information about pre-WWII drivers (where my knowledge admittedly is rather poor). No particular mistakes I have detected - I wasn't looking for them either. But he should decide once and for all if Uccle is in Brussels (as in birth place of Michel Neugarten) or Wallonia (as in death place of Roger Laurent)! Actually, Uccle is in Brussels, not Wallonia. A final point: I can understand the author's coherence in respecting the criteria he has established himself but the drawback is that he faces sometimes insurmountable obstacles in providing information about some obscure drivers that won by chance a IMSA or Group 6 race. The bio on Enrico Grimaldi (who?), for instance, is more about Lela Lombardi than him as Higham could not find any relevant information about the subject.

 

Is it worthwhile to buy it? The answer of course depends on your degree of interest and the largesse of your purse (and all the others interesting books on the market you will have to renounce to pay for this one). I would say for those with more than 1000 posts here probably not. Others, with less expertise, perhaps yes. Kudos fot the author for trying anyhow and for all the undeniable effort he put on it, it will stay as reference even for those who might have a project of doing something far more thorough and insightful (if they can find a publisher, of course).



#7283 Tom V

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 13:09

A while ago I read Steve Rider’s autobiography.   It turned out to be a big disappointment.  Most of the chapters are about F1, no surprise there..  The book is full of errors and has obviously never been proof read…  Didn’t know that there was a Group C race at Donington in  “1995”…  or Adelaide  being the first F1 race of the season etc….  The biggest disappointment however was the chapter on the BTCC.    It would have been nice to finally get some background stories on the drivers etc from somebody who was associated with this series for  a very long time.   This could have been a good read, instead what we got was another cliché book.



#7284 Tuboscocca

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 13:52

I have been browsing The Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers by Peter Higham. At first glance it is quite an impressive work of research, nice edition with an elegant case, good quality paper, lots of driver's images. Being written by a single author has the advantage of consistence and style but on the other hand has the disadvantage of a certain blandness, particularly when getting out of the comfort of the anglo-saxon world. A multi-country team would  have added perhaps a liitle bit more colour to some profiles, putting them in the context of racing in each country. It doesn't seem to be targeted for specialists, rather for a larger audience with some degree of affinity with motor racing and enough curiosity to try to know more about the drivers (that´s where I stand). Not much then about any insights, controversies or quotes, rather a career description underlining the most important moments of each driver's sporting life, thus, reasonably fulfilling its objective of being a reference book. Don't expect any particular stunning discovery about anyone in particular, though I collected some new information about pre-WWII drivers (where my knowledge admittedly is rather poor). No particular mistakes I have detected - I wasn't looking for them either. But he should decide once and for all if Uccle is in Brussels (as in birth place of Michel Neugarten) or Wallonia (as in death place of Roger Laurent)! Actually, Uccle is in Brussels, not Wallonia. A final point: I can understand the author's coherence in respecting the criteria he has established himself but the drawback is that he faces sometimes insurmountable obstacles in providing information about some obscure drivers that won by chance a IMSA or Group 6 race. The bio on Enrico Grimaldi (who?), for instance, is more about Lela Lombardi than him as Higham could not find any relevant information about the subject.

 

Is it worthwhile to buy it? The answer of course depends on your degree of interest and the largesse of your purse (and all the others interesting books on the market you will have to renounce to pay for this one). I would say for those with more than 1000 posts here probably not. Others, with less expertise, perhaps yes. Kudos fot the author for trying anyhow and for all the undeniable effort he put on it, it will stay as reference even for those who might have a project of doing something far more thorough and insightful (if they can find a publisher, of course).

 

Nextfast--thank you for the 'warm-hearted' warning...If you look around you can get it for almost the half-price, not stretching your budget too much...

 

Best regards Michael



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 15:54

Klemantaski (Paul Parker)  planned for September by Haynes???

 

http://www.amazon.co...mantaski+parker

 

Amazon has no date, Haynes doesn't have it on their homepage....Bookdepository has it still for 05 september 2013

 

Delayed, deleted ??

 

Best regards Michael


Edited by Tuboscocca, 23 August 2013 - 15:57.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 13:44

Has anyone already seen the Chas Parker Silverstone book, and the Amedee Gordini??? Both now available.

Many thanks Michael

I have the Gordini book by Roy Smith. I've just 'learned' from it that Mike Hawthorn drove a Bugatti at the 1956 French GP as a team mate to Maurice Trintiganant.  :mad:

Otherwise the book is well researched, but a bit too 'dry'. It features some interesting stories, though, but I would not say it's very well written. 



#7287 seb333

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 17:52

Klemantaski (Paul Parker)  planned for September by Haynes???
 
http://www.amazon.co...mantaski+parker
 
Amazon has no date, Haynes doesn't have it on their homepage....Bookdepository has it still for 05 september 2013
 
Delayed, deleted ??
 
Best regards Michael


Michael,

I've posted that question on the Klemcoll blog and this has been answered through a new post:

http://klemcoll.word...is-klemantaski/

It seems that there will be some updates for this book.
Seb

#7288 Tuboscocca

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 18:47

Michael,

I've posted that question on the Klemcoll blog and this has been answered through a new post:

http://klemcoll.word...is-klemantaski/

It seems that there will be some updates for this book.
Seb

Dear Seb--thank you very much--other publisher, other date-BUT worth waiting...I had the honour to meet Klemantaski (he sat in a very hot Ferrari,with a blanket on his legs) at the Mille Miglia, co-driving with Peter Sachs. His only comment was : 'I's no race any more...'

 

He kindly signed my Entry-list.

 

Best regards Michael



#7289 Alan Cox

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:33

'Racing Demons - Porsche and the Targa Florio' by Michael Keyser, TNF's Mark Koense and Enzo Manzo was reviewed in this week's Autosport although release date appears to be imminent. A few sample pages here - looks good

http://www.google.co...&bih=752#imgdii=_



#7290 Tuboscocca

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 17:11

Another Hunt/Lauda book
 
 
 
Has anyone seen this one???
 
I see no 'Rush' to buy this one...
 
regards Michael


#7291 terry mcgrath

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 16:00

quick report.

I went to Lime Rock on the weekend and picked up a copy of the Cunningham book heavy heavy and a heavy price $350.00 USD leather bound $1,200

I brought it back to Oz as hand luggage managed to sneak pass the check in people.

A very quick look there is a huge amount in it but from a jaguar perspective it appears it there could have been a little more research but going through it in detail.

Certainly a superb undertaking

terry



#7292 Tuboscocca

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 21:03

quick report.

I went to Lime Rock on the weekend and picked up a copy of the Cunningham book heavy heavy and a heavy price $350.00 USD leather bound $1,200

I brought it back to Oz as hand luggage managed to sneak pass the check in people.

A very quick look there is a huge amount in it but from a jaguar perspective it appears it there could have been a little more research but going through it in detail.

Certainly a superb undertaking

terry

Before you fork out 350$  here are some sample pages:

 

http://www.daltonwat...mple_lo_res.pdf

 

Looks very good, but what are the differences to the 'old' MBI Cunningham book, apart from more photographs and deeper research....

 

Regards Michael



#7293 karlcars

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 17:02

I envision a number of updates to this site as Haynes is having a radical reappraisal of its book projects that is resulting in the cancellation of a fair number of efforts that are in their pipeline -- two dozen or so.

 

This author's history of supercharging is affected -- Haynes will now no longer publish it. Any publishers listening?



#7294 Vitesse2

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 21:50

I envision a number of updates to this site as Haynes is having a radical reappraisal of its book projects that is resulting in the cancellation of a fair number of efforts that are in their pipeline -- two dozen or so.

 

This author's history of supercharging is affected -- Haynes will now no longer publish it. Any publishers listening?

Sorry to hear that, Karl. But given the amount of crap they've been publishing of late I'm not entirely surprised they're retrenching - it looks to me like Old Man Haynes has put his foot down and insisted they go back to what they know and understand.

 

There's been some coverage of this in the local press, but it mainly concentrates on the closure of the distribution centre, which is just about the only employer of any note in Sparkford. Given that they're saying that they're going to realign the manuals business towards online and digital, I suspect that puts the print works in doubt as well. Ultimately that could leave the whole Sparkford site at risk so in due course I would fully expect to see what remains of editorial relocated to the museum site just up the road ...

 

EMPLOYEES at Haynes Publishing Group in Sparkford are facing an uncertain future after the group announced the closure of its distribution centre in the village.

 

The group has also announced a "small number" of redundancies are to be made within its books division following a six month strategic review of the business.

 

The group has said it intends to focus on the areas with the largest growth potential and expand its digital offering and platforms.

 

As a result of these changes, it is restructuring parts of the UK business.

 

The group has now started a consultancy period for staff across its Haynes books division and distribution teams, with a small number of redundancies – voluntary and, if necessary, compulsory – proposed from the books division.

 

It is also closing its distribution site in Sparkford and outsourcing this entire function to an external provider – with all staff transferring to the new partner under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations.

 

Chairman, John Haynes said: "The review has enabled us to focus on the core strengths of the business and we are confident we now have the right strategy in place to return the business to growth.

 

"This involves returning to our grass roots, while adapting to modern needs by enhancing our digital capabilities and expanding our presence in the professional market through our HaynesPro software.

 

"Regrettably we will need to reduce UK staffing levels in this process but we need to focus our business on our strongest performing areas to drive growth.

 

"We will of course offer all the support we can to those who will need to find new positions."

 

http://www.thisissom...tail/story.html



#7295 helioseism

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:55

I am dismayed by this news about Haynes, and I don't really see how canceling books such as Karl's Supercharging book and the Klementaski book is consistent with the stated need to "focus on the core strengths of the business".

 

It seems to me that the whole business of publishing historical motor sport books is imploding and shrinking. There seems to be a significant decrease in the number of new book announcements. Also, in addition to Haynes, we have these situations:

 

Veloce – publishing more and more pet books and car buyers guides

Iconografix – putting more emphasis on trains, canceled at least two recent motor sport titles

Automobile Quarterly – gone
Don Capps can’t get his book published
Mike Martin got only 5% of his Kickstarter request for his USRRC book
 
To be fair, there are companies still publishing good stuff, like
David Bull
Coterie
Dalton Watson
McFarland
Crowood
Coastal 181
Racemaker Press
Stance & Speed
Arcadia
Bentley
Bookmarque
 
 
And there are significant publishers in languages other than English like Petrolpics, Motorbuch Verlag, ETAI, Nada, Palmier. And thankfully we have labors of love like the books on Zandvoort, Cunningham and Speed Demons. But all in all it does not look good to me.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 14:13

I just heard of the apparent stalling of Mike Martin's book about the USRRC. I certainly hope that some publisher will pick it up, as from what I have seen it is a very good book and a worthy addition. This USRRC has been greatly underreported and Mike's book must be published. Unfortunately, self publishing is expensive and unpalatable, so unless one has deep pockets it is not a viable alternative.

 

On the other hand, I have two projects going at the present time that both have publisher support. Stay tuned...

 

Tom



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 20:35

 

I am dismayed by this news about Haynes, and I don't really see how canceling books such as Karl's Supercharging book and the Klementaski book is consistent with the stated need to "focus on the core strengths of the business".

 

I imagine Mr Haynes was referring to manuals. They generate wider margins, on far higher revenues.

 

I wish everyone in Sparkford well, especially Mark Hughes and his team. 



#7298 midgrid

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 15:22

Another Hunt/Lauda book
 
 
http://www.amazon.co...=Hunt vs. Lauda
 
Has anyone seen this one???
 
I see no 'Rush' to buy this one...
 
regards Michael


Judging from this review, it's not worth buying.

Has anyone read this book on the same subject?. It looks like it should be a worthwhile read, looking at the identities of the author and publisher.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 18:08

Popped into to Motorbooks in London today only to find out the disappointing news that they are closing down at the beginning of October.  That does, however, mean that much of their stock (not the recently published items) of car, rail, maritime and military books is now half price.  So if you were planning a visit I suggest you make it soon.

 

Jonathan



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 19:57

Sad news - another victim of internet selling (Amazon) and the abolition of RPM on books.