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#1201 philippe charuest

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 21:21

60£ ouch ! . i still have the 1967 french translation of "all arms and elbows" .the french title is "pied a la planche " i bought it 50cent  ;)

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#1202 Ivan

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Posted 18 October 2005 - 23:00

Just started reading Jo's book after having it for a month. I just finished reading the Fittipaldi section. That was very funny how Jo lit into him.

#1203 petefenelon

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:22

Had to point this one out:

Janos Wimpffen's Time and Two Seats on Ebay, for a mere 60-odd quid at the moment:

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

If you don't have it - you should. There is no substitute for it.

#1204 green-blood

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:03

you're not the seller are you??!!!??

#1205 petefenelon

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:23

Originally posted by green-blood
you're not the seller are you??!!!??


:D No, the only way you'd get my copy of TATS is out of my cold, dead hands -- it took me long enough to get hold of one!

#1206 green-blood

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:50

Just wondering was that a bump!!!

Looks like bidding will be against delears and big collectors.. I'll keep an eye out.

#1207 Vitesse2

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 21:06

Originally posted by green-blood
Just wondering was that a bump!!!

Looks like bidding will be against delears and big collectors.. I'll keep an eye out.

I'd predict a final price of about £140: there are two dealers bidding already (I've bought from both and been beaten out several times by one of them). I've pm'd you the one I think will win .... :cool:

#1208 ensign14

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 21:14

"An unwanted gift"???? Who on earth would (a) have such thoughtful friends/relatives and (b) basically shit on their generosity by flogging a masterpiece? I only hope it's a fortuitous duplicate.

#1209 Bill Wagenblatt

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 17:27

Originally posted by petefenelon
Had to point this one out:

Janos Wimpffen's Time and Two Seats on Ebay, for a mere 60-odd quid at the moment:

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

If you don't have it - you should. There is no substitute for it.


I would also recommend Janos's new book, Open Roads and Front Engines. It is the first in a series of photographic companions to Time and Two Seats. I have just started going through it and there are an amazing number of photographs that haven't been published before.

Bill

#1210 green-blood

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 18:57

hmm, is it closely linked or jsut coveringt he same period??

#1211 green-blood

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 22:03

I'd predict a final price of about £140



Got it, and at about that price if you include the postage.... which is a decent saving on teh specialist stores :D <- dont they do bigger smiles than that

#1212 glyn parham

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 09:42

I have just ordered through Amazon The RAC Rally in Pictures 1960's, 70's & 80's is there anyone here who knows about this book and when it will be published. Amazon are saying that release date is 1st November and I am intrigued to know if this will indeed be the case.

Nice to see Fudjones join the forum and give an update on his re-release of his GT40 book. I supplied Fud with some photos for the original publication and I hope that all goes well for you.

Glyn

#1213 Bill Wagenblatt

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 15:11

Originally posted by green-blood
hmm, is it closely linked or jsut coveringt he same period??


I would say Open Roads is the 1st volume of a pictorial companion to Time and Two Seats. Open Roads covers 1950 to 1960/61.

Bill

#1214 Bill Wagenblatt

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 17:38

I just received a book titled, “The Gurney Eagle Formula One Car” by Dave Friedman. I think it was published to go with the GMP 1/8 die-cast Eagle. I don’t like die-cast models, but the book is good. It is a small book (5.5” x 9.5”) about 80 pages. As with most Friedman publications this is a book of photographs. There are about 74 black & white photos each with a brief caption. I would estimate that about 60% of the photos have been previously published, but there are some gems to be found. The first is a photo of Gurney sitting in a plywood mockup discussing cockpit size with Len Terry. In the background is a plywood template of the complete chassis. The book attempts to include at least 1 photo of the Eagle in every F1 race.

As there are not to many books published on the Eagle F1 effort and this books nicely captures the career of the Eagle F1 I feel it is worth the US$20 I spent for it. I found it at this link.

http://www.gmpdiecas...0Scale#R0100101

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 17:40

Originally posted by Bill Wagenblatt


I would also recommend Janos's new book, Open Roads and Front Engines. It is the first in a series of photographic companions to Time and Two Seats. I have just started going through it and there are an amazing number of photographs that haven't been published before.

Bill


Not available on this side of the pond yet. :(

hopefully though, by Christmas

Paul

#1216 Doug Nye

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 20:58

Originally posted by petefenelon
Jo Ramirez - Memoirs of a Racing Man
Unconditionally recommended. It's been well worth the wait.


Just received my copy courtesy of those price-cutting SOBs at Amazon - he wrote with feeling - and I would like to endorse Pete's considered opinion. In my view the only problem with Jo's memoirs is that they come up tantalisingly short of downloading everything he must hold in his head - a wonderful repository of major-league motor racing lore... Otherwise, as Pete writes, unconditionally recommended... I think the insights on Ron Dennis are priceless!

DCN

#1217 Ivan

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 20:37

Finished Jo's book last week. :up:
First off it seemed like it was a few hundred pages too short.
The first hand fact that Ron Dennis is wacko. He may be a great business man but has no personal touch at all. And that the team REALLY was behind David Coulthard to win a title, when all you saw was them (Ron) brow beating him.

#1218 petefenelon

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 00:46

Originally posted by Doug Nye

I think the insights on Ron Dennis are priceless!

DCN


As a semi-related aside, I noticed a couple of Lisa Dennis's Mac and Lauren books in a local remainder shop today. I'm not sure there's much insight into the relationship between Mika and David, or Kimi and JPM in them -- but there's still more reading in one of them than the average Hilton quickie biography ;P
(but they did look like good books for kids of about 4 getting to grips with reading, they promote fair play and teamwork, so they're quite admirable from that point of view -- or they might be good reading for Autosport employees looking for something with more intellectual substance than press releases!)

And with that I'm off for Champcar and GrandAm in Mexico - see you all in towards the end of next week.

#1219 Rob Ryder

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 09:26

Originally posted by Doug Nye

Just received my copy courtesy of those price-cutting SOBs at Amazon.....
DCN


Doug, taking of Amazon... any news on a publication date for BRM Vol III :blush:

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#1220 Pete Stowe

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 18:50

"A Mini and the Last Liege" is an interesting personal account by Mike Wood of his experiences on the 1964 Spa-Sofia-Liege Rally in a works Mini-Cooper driven John Wadsworth. This 44 page booklet costs £4.95 (plus 50p post & packing in the UK) from JM Wood, 5 Lamb Row, Sabden, Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 9DX.

"Issigonis: The Official Biography" by Gillian Bardsley.
This is a comprehensive, analytical, objective and very readable account of the life and career of Sir Alec Issigonis, drawn from family and industry sources, and in particular his own notepads and sketches. In a motor sport context, as well as obviously covering the Mini & the Lightweight Special, Bardsley also highlights the importance of a young Issigonis’s early 1930s experiments with Austin 7 specials (mainly at Shelsley) as he developed his design skills. A highlight are the illustrations showing some of his original design sketches, such as the Alvis TA/350, but it’s all fascinating stuff, particularly if you’re interested in the rise and fall of the British Motor industry. Highly recommended; further details can be found at www.iconbooks.co.uk.

#1221 Doug Nye

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 19:02

Might I take this opportunity to recommend (highly) Gillian Bardsley's biography of Alec Issigonis.

It's a terrific piece of work in which she addresses in forensic detail every significant aspect of Issigonis - man, engineer, artist, aesthete etc etc. I think this will be recognised as a landmark work. Gillian is archivist for the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust at Gaydon, and has enjoyed terrific access to some extraordinary records, diaries, notebooks etc.

Her book is 'Issigonis - The Official Biography' - but don' be put off by its stuffy title. The publisher is Icon Books and it's ISBN 1 84046 687 1 - see .

All usual disclaimers. I know Gillian but I've never heard of Icon Books before.

DCN

#1222 Charles Helps

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 19:58

Originally posted by Pete Stowe
...
"Issigonis: The Official Biography" by Gillian Bardsley.
... further details can be found at www.iconbooks.co.uk.

Make that http://www.iconbooks.co.uk/ No final full stop :)

#1223 EcosseF1

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 16:23

I got the following as birthday presents last month:

1) Piers Courage - Last of the Gentleman Racers by Adam Cooper

2) The Jack Brabham Story - Jack Brabham with Doug Nye

Both books have been discussed here before at some length, I can only say if you don't have either you really should.

I'd like to see a similar book to the Brabham title on JYS as no one has really done a "proper" bio on Sir Jackie IMHO.

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#1224 red stick

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 04:08

I like Nye's book on Brabham a great deal and wish someone (gee, preferably Nye) would do a similar treatment on Stewart. Ludvigsen's book is somewhat thin, although in fairness I think all of his books in that series are meant more as introductions to their subjects than full blown bios like Nye's Brabham book. I also have Collings's Stewart biography but haven't had a chance to read it yet. What does anybody think are its shortcomings, if any?

By the way, I'm new to this forum, having discovered it just last week, and I've lost a fair amount of time in the interim reading this thread from beginning to end. I'm thrilled to find a group of people intelligently (by and large) discussing racing books, something I've spent the last five or so years collecting (they go out of print, and then get outrageously expensive, so you've got to budget and buy them accordingly) and reading (not as many as I would have liked).

Thanks to those from the threads of a few years ago who recommended Cimarosti's Complete History of Grand Prix Motor Racing. I was not aware of the book, purchased a copy off eBay, and have enjoyed it immensely.

#1225 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 15:24

Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it is too dark to read.
-- Grouch Marx



#1226 green-blood

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 22:28

A page or two back there was a discussion about how contributors here have ever growing piles of unread backlog material and how I wished I could break a leg so I'd have time to get thru some of mine.... well I didnt break a leg but I did have to go have my appendix taken out... not fun :eek:

So for the record if you have 40 odd books to get thru' a stint in hospital is really not the way to go - trust me. :(

On a happier note, I won that "time and 2 seats" ebay auction and the thome was duely delivered - WOW! and I am now half way thru Mr Nye's fantastic "Cooper Cars" history. I've at least another week on the couch to get thru that one :D

#1227 Vitesse2

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 14:13

Originally posted by humphries
When I buy a motor-racing book, which is far too often according to my wife, one of the first things I check out is the Acknowledgements/ Bibliography. My confidence in the contents of the book depends a lot on the names that are listed.

The Circuito Pescara 24/39 book got off to a flying start as there was a lot of primary source material mentioned. I was relieved that the "Black Books" were not mentioned because that would presage a straight lift of information and lazy research work. Pleasingly there was "new" additional information about some of the races but then glaring mistakes were spotted. Duncan Hamilton was credited with victory in the 1934 Coppa Citta' di Pescara race instead of Hugh Hamilton, another British driver appears as Richard Rose in the Targa Abruzzo when it should have been Tim Rose-Richards. Confidence drains away a little and you wonder about how many other mistakes there are, of which you cannot correct.

Nonetheless, despite its soft cover and price, the book is a worthwhile buy and we could do with more histories of annual races that capture the atmosphere of a race and the place.

Certainly worth buying.

John

This is one of the titles currently available in Libreria dell'Automobile's sale, as mentioned by dretceterini. There's also a good pictorial book on Nuvolari, which I passed up at full (inflated UK) price when it first came out.

I took the opportunity to go through their whole racing stocklist and picked up a couple of other titles of personal interest (thanks Stu - I just blew €100 on that lot! :rolleyes: )

If anyone is still looking for a copy of The French Sports Car Revolution by Blight, they appear to still have copies - UK stocks are long exhausted! Price is €102.77, which is less than the original UK price of £95. I also spotted Sheldon Vols 1 and 2 and some of the old Sheldon Factbooks. Those aren't in the sale, but their website is pretty easy to find your way around.

#1228 red stick

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 14:51

In a similar vein, this UK-based eBay seller is apparently making room for more by offering about two dozen classic racing books about Hawthorne, Moss, Stewart, Fittipaldi, etc., several of which have been mentioned on this thread.

http://search.ebay.c...gre98829QQhtZ-1

#1229 Vitesse2

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 16:27

Can anyone provide opinions on either of these French-language titles? Firstly one on the Dieppe races:

Un siècle de compétition automobile à Dieppe.
Edité par l'association des anciens d'Alpine Renault. 2003.

Secondly, one on Spa, published this year:

Spa-Francorchamps
Histoire d'un circuit de 1896 à nos jours
par R. Bovy, Th. Galle et H. Maudoux.

#1230 D-Type

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 23:53

Originally posted by green-blood
~ but I did have to go have my appendix taken out... not fun :eek:

So for the record if you have 40 odd books to get thru' a stint in hospital is really not the way to go - trust me. :(
~

If i remember right fro about a century ago the problem is that all your friends tell you jokes to cheer you up, not realising how much it hurts to laugh! Or did your reading include Touch Wood, All Arms & Elbows or Smokey Yunik's book?

#1231 sandy

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 07:42

Just received my copy of Historic Racing Cars in Australia by John Blanden. Big (460 photos, 444 pages), glossy and fascinating. It is not so much that it is about current HRC in Aust but more about every racing car of note that ever competed in that country. They are all there, 250Fs, Lago Talbots, 555 Ferrari, Alfa P3s and so on. If you ever wondered where some Alta, HWM, Cooper Bristol or Maserati 4cm etc., went - it was possibly Australia and here is its history.

Well researched, written and illustrated. (Surprising how many cars disappeared when they returned to Europe).

Some ingenious indiginious specials also.

Re the Ferrari 212 Export berlinetta 1951, page 213, rumoured it is said, to be available for $25,000 Aust in 1978, well it was no rumour, I sat in it in a Frankston dealership, price starting at $29,000. Later offered in 2003 in London at $1,500,000.

#1232 green-blood

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 20:45

well d-type in hospital I got thru "the unfair advantage" - Mark Donoghue, a few rib ticklers in there, like seriously who needs 1300 bhp :lol:

try expalining to your 11 month old daughter why daddy cant pick her up!!!

#1233 David Beard

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:34

I've just bought what I consider to be a real bargain: "Nowhere to hide:The story of Royale Racing Cars" by Paul Lawrence, from Chaters, reduced to £3.99!
Nice quality paper and production, very readable, lots of photos, good chassis number list at the back. The cover is set off by one of Andrew Kitson's lovely multi mage renderings, which I'm sure I've seen before...must have been here on TNF?

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 21:34

I bought a book about Jim Clark, written by himself in 1966 (from Marabout Editions) in French. Do some of you have this book and what are your remarks?

Regards,

Michel

#1235 Vitesse2

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 21:50

Bluelite, that was one of the first motor racing books I bought (in English though). The English title was "Jim Clark at the Wheel" and it was quite successful in its day. A very good account of his career up to that point: I presume the Marabout edition is a translation of the second edition, which goes up to round about the Indianapolis win in 1965.

I don't think Jim actually wrote it himself though. Perhaps Graham Gauld might care to comment on that?;) :)

#1236 bluelite

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 22:47

You were totally right Vitesse2;

The French translation was written by Philippe de Barsy. On the inside there is written: "Il constitue l'édition française, mise à jour, de Jim Clark at the wheel, publiée par Arthur Barker Limited, Londres". Graham Gould should indeed know who did wrote the book, as he is being thanked by the author. The Chapter "Ma Philosophie de la course" is signed by Jim Clark...

For those who are interested, a picture of the cover:

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#1237 Delfi_r

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 14:25

Perhaps this is of 'general' interest, Alvolante said :

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J. Palacio con Pegaso en los entrenamientos del GP de Mónaco de 1952 © Alfredo De la María / © Mario Laguna
J. Palacio with Pegaso at training session - 1952 Monaco GP © Alfredo De la María / © Mario Laguna


ENASA, Wifredo Ricart and the project Z-102
The Pegaso Z-102, technical data and power test at the factory
The styling: bodies by ENASA, Touring, Saoutchik and Serra
History and present condition of around fifty cars, which represent all Pegaso models. Owners' views
Superbly illustrated with more than 200 old black and white and colour photographs, many previously unseen
Miniatures and collectible Pegaso related items

Period Pegaso related press reports and bibliography

About 200 pages in 30x22 cm hardback


New Pegaso book coming soon. Subject to changes.

FIRST EDITION ONLY AVALAIBLE IN SPANISH

ORDERING BY E-MAIL TO:
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#1238 petefenelon

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 14:42

Originally posted by Doug Nye


Just received my copy courtesy of those price-cutting SOBs at Amazon - he wrote with feeling - and I would like to endorse Pete's considered opinion. In my view the only problem with Jo's memoirs is that they come up tantalisingly short of downloading everything he must hold in his head - a wonderful repository of major-league motor racing lore... Otherwise, as Pete writes, unconditionally recommended... I think the insights on Ron Dennis are priceless!

DCN


Jo was very much in evidence as "Grand Marshal" at the Mexico City Champcar/GA meeting - immensely popular (he was getting cheers almost as big as the local drivers) and looking very much the same as ever, although not in a McLaren hat ;) -- for anyone who reads Spanish, his book is out in paperback over there, and at least at the circuit seemed to be selling extremely well - many of the local fans seemed to have their noses buried in copies of it during downtime on track. Unfortunately the one thing that seemed to occur on "manana" time was his autograph session, so I didn't get the chance to thank him for such an excellent book... Jo is treated as a real hero over there, and there's obviously an immense amount of respect, affection and admiration for him. The locals seem to know and love their sport (the crowd for the Champcar race made the stereotypical Monza tifosi look tame, especially when Timo Glock punted local hero Mario Dominguez, and in GrandAm Luis Diaz could barely move without being mobbed) and have a keen awareness of their sporting heritage. I was most impressed.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 15:24

Bluelite, that was one of the first motor racing books I bought (in English though). The English title was "Jim Clark at the Wheel" and it was quite successful in its day. A very good account of his career up to that point: I presume the Marabout edition is a translation of the second edition, which goes up to round about the Indianapolis win in 1965.

I don't think Jim actually wrote it himself though. Perhaps Graham Gauld might care to comment on that?

And now:
I am waiting for someone from Scotland to jump in,
let see what happens...

Paul Hooft

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#1240 dretceterini

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 00:33

By any chance, does anyone have an extra copy of Orsini's Mille Miglia book that they would be willing to sell at a realistic price?

#1241 MichaelM

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 01:11

A new book out is "I Never Look Back" by Kjell Qvale.

This book covers his whole life (well what he has lived of it
so far!) including the BMC importer days, the Huffaker racing
endevours, the Jensen Healey/Interceptor period and the
Mangusta stuff. Busy guy...

Bought it from BMC San Francisco for 24.95 + tax + shipping.
Their phone number is 415-776-7700.

#1242 red stick

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 14:13

Has anyone seen, or better yet, read a copy of The Unser Legacy, Gordon Kirby's newly released book on the Unsers? I'm thinking of ordering one as a Christmas present and wonder if it's on the order of his Andretti bio, which I liked, if it's in some form (photos, breadth, quality of writing, etc.) a lesser effort, or if it's just an update of his late 80's bio, Unser: An American Family Portrait, with more and better pictures. Any critiques appreciated.

#1243 Niky

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 20:26

Hi to all again! I was just visiting the Amazon website and found "Motor Racing: Reflections of a Lost Era". Any comments on that particular book? Is it good? New info? The review mentioned: "Illustrated with 300 extensively captioned photos, many previously unpublished." Your comments are welcome! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!! Niky

#1244 petefenelon

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 17:55

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

I was looking at Mike Fuller's excellent Mulsannescorner site today (link here)

and saw:

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Please tell me this isn't the update to Ian Briggs' excellent Endurance Racing 1982-91. Please please please.... I couldn't cope with Ian's wonderful book being Starkeyed.

#1245 Rob Ryder

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 20:17

Originally posted by Niky
Hi to all again! I was just visiting the Amazon website and found "Motor Racing: Reflections of a Lost Era". Any comments on that particular book? Is it good? New info? The review mentioned: "Illustrated with 300 extensively captioned photos, many previously unpublished." Your comments are welcome! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!! Niky


Hi Niky :wave: :wave:

I have this book as an early Xmas gift. The book is exactly as described, and I have never seen any of the photos before, these being the authors own personal pics. The book covers the late 1960s to end of the 1970s, mainly F1 but with some sportscars. The photos are not your usual track-shots but mostly pits and paddock shots, of excellent quality. Boy, did it bring back a few memories for me.

There is not a lot of reading in the book, being more a coffee-table album type than a reference work. That said, if you want to curl up with a single Malt on a cold winter night, this is a book that will bring a broad smile and warm feeling.

At the full price I would say it was a little expensive, but at the current Amazon price worth every penny (cent).

Rob

#1246 Herbert

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 21:28

Originally posted by red stick
Has anyone seen, or better yet, read a copy of The Unser Legacy, Gordon Kirby's newly released book on the Unsers? I'm thinking of ordering one as a Christmas present and wonder if it's on the order of his Andretti bio, which I liked, if it's in some form (photos, breadth, quality of writing, etc.) a lesser effort, or if it's just an update of his late 80's bio, Unser: An American Family Portrait, with more and better pictures. Any critiques appreciated.


I bought the book a few weeks ago. Sadly I do not know Kirby's book from the 80s. But the new one could be an update of it because on one of the first pages it is written: "First published in 1988 by Anlon press", and later on the same page: ""All information regarding the Unsers and their careers from 1989 and beyond compiled and written by the MBI Publishing Company research team."

So the "new" book is probably an update, but not written by Kirby himself (who I think now publishes his books with David Bull). I don't know who really wrote the new parts, but they do not really offer in-depth information. So for example Juniors career is described very briefly. His Alcohol-related problems aren't mentioned etc.
I think it is no coincidence that the book was just released before the Unser Museum in Albuquerque opened... They wanted to sell a book about the whole family, so they took the old Kirby book and re-freshed it.

One positive aspect is that there a some nice pictures, but I don't know if they were published before.

#1247 red stick

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 00:32

Thanks, it sounds like you've got it pegged.

I finally saw a copy in Barnes and Noble yesterday and was impressed with the quantity and quality of the pictures, although I also do not know if they were previously published, but was underwhelmed by the text. It works as a good beginner's guide to the family, and has a lot to offer about the brother's exploits in the 50's and 60's (Louie, Jerry, Bobby and Al), but does seem to come to a narrative stop about 1988.

I missed the item in the first pages about its production history, which explains a lot.

#1248 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 19:59

Hello, all.

Does anyone have opinion of "Ferrari in Camera", by our own esteemed Mr. Nye, published by Palawan? I have several Palawan books, am a Ferrari owner and enthusiast, and a fan of Doug's, so it seems natural I should own a copy, but my God.......the price!

What say you all?

Jack

(I searched the thread for comments but couldn't find any...but my search skills are not the sharpest, so sorry if I missed someone's posts on the subject).

#1249 bluelite

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 13:33

Graham Gould sent me an answer about the Marabout-book of Jim Clark ("Jim Clark" by Jim Clark).

I hope it is ok for him if I post his answer here:

Dear Michel,

I have been in Australia for the past three weeks but saw your message on Atlas. the Marabout paperback was produced shortly after I wrote Jim Clark's autobiography. It contains some additional photographs. Other versions of this book were also produced in the United States and, I think, Germany.
My subsequent biographies of Jim are much more inclusive and ironically we were due to start on a second "autobiography" to be called "The First Ten Years are the Hardest" when he was killed.

Best wishes
Graham Gauld



#1250 green-blood

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 23:28

In the light of the loss of Jabby Crombac, Chris Nixon and LJKS this year, the still missed Jenks amongst others - surely its time for someone to chronical the life/times/dedication/idiosyncracies (if I spelded that right it will be a miracle ;) ) of the journalists who brought us the races/drivers/truth/lies/pain over all these years.

I know there are a heap of "talking heads" type collections on motor racing and that wouldnt do these giants justice, but maybe not specifically about the authors of print media/books who have brought us so much.

In some cases before its too late. (James Allen can't live forever ya know :| )