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#1301 helioseism

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 20:26

The book "Lotus - '61-'71: Design Revolution", published in 1972 by Robert Bentley, is the first US edition of "Story Of Lotus - 1961-1971 - Growth Of A Legend", published in the UK in 1972 by Motor Racing Publications. The "Story Of Lotus" was reprinted in 1978 and 1982 by MRP and perhaps by Bentley. There are different covers for the original printing and the 1978 reprint. I've attached thumbs of the covers. I believe that the contents of every version of the bbok is identical, but perhaps DCN can further enlighten us?


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Posted 03 January 2006 - 23:34

Here's my vote for the single most unnecessary auto racing book EVER...even more so than the similiarly vanity press-produced photo book on/for Buckshot Jones. Buckshot at least won races at the junior league level.

"Tiago Monteiro - Best of Formula 1, 2005", is the name of the first book devoted to the F1 career of the Portuguese driver, who was crowned best rookie of the year in 2005 in the motor racing category. The book is illustrated by many photographers from World Racing Images, who followed Tiago throughout the season on the 19 circuits that made up the world championship season.

The selection of pictures retained for the book reflects the talent and the professionalism of the three artists of the agency, Jad Sherif, Jean-François Galeron and Laurent Charniaux. The written work also comprises comments from Tiago Monteiro himself with comments from every round. The book is available in any FNAC and has been published in both English and Portuguese.

"The photographs are really spectacular and I thought that it would be the best gift that I could make in this end of the year to all those who have followed my career and to all my supporters who have helped me to be stronger," explained Tiago. "The final result corresponds perfectly: the book is simple but is of great quality. I think that anyone who reads it will be more than happy to add it to their collection."



#1303 petefenelon

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 01:55

Originally posted by theunions
Here's my vote for the single most unnecessary auto racing book EVER...


Flamin' Nora. I thought that two biographies of Jenson Button were overkill. I thought that The Formula One Young Guns was absolute overkill. But short of a biography of Patrick Friesacher I can't think of anything more likely to cause me to gnaw my own leg off at the futility of it all.

I've met Tiago. He's a genuinely nice lad, really does enjoy his racing, and is far from the worst driver to have been elevated to F1 this decade - I think he has a moderately bright future ahead of him, in fact. But he hasn't done anything like enough to be worthy of a biography, yet.

#1304 philippe charuest

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 18:01

a book on Monteiro will be at least more interesting then the zillion and one book published on Senna ;)

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 14:36

Today I bought a copy of the Braunbeck's Sport Lexikon (reprint of 1994). Some of you have this book already and I would like to know what you think about it.

#1306 David Beard

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 16:34

Having received the enyoyable Jo Ramirez book for Keke Rosberg's 57th birthday, I flew through that in time for another excellent present at Christmas from my sister-in-law in the form of DCN's latest version of "Powered by Jaguar". It's wonderful, of course, and much more likely to be referred to on a regular basis than the Ramirez sort of book.....thus I do wish it had an index. Books with such substantial content but no index always frustrate me...

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 19:54

Originally posted by David Beard
Books with such substantial content but no index always frustrate me...



:up: Particularly for those of us whose advancing age makes us frequently wonder, "Now where did I read that?" Surely modern software makes indexing easier than it was in days gone by. Or am I just showing my ignorance of the printing industry?

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 21:51

Does anyone recall a book titled IIRC "Sports Car Championship"? If I'm not mistaken it dealt with the sports prototype races from the late 60s up through 1971. My copy was lost during a move some time ago and I've had no luck finding a replacement copy anywhere.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 23:05

Anthony Pritchard. One of those books typical of the 50s and 60s where the photos were kept to separate sections of plates and a nice Baskerville typeface. Published by someone like David & Charles, or Queen Anne Press IIRC.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 23:34

Originally posted by David Beard

Having received the enyoyable Jo Ramirez book for Keke Rosberg's 57th birthday...

Seldom have I anticipated a book with such relish, but IMO it was merely 'ok'.

It should have been fantastic; instead I found it fairly weak in the main - and too little time was spent on the details, especially from his early career.

Very disappointing...

#1311 Vitesse2

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 23:47

Originally posted by ensign14
Anthony Pritchard. One of those books typical of the 50s and 60s where the photos were kept to separate sections of plates and a nice Baskerville typeface. Published by someone like David & Charles, or Queen Anne Press IIRC.

:smoking:
Close. Although it looks like a D&C book at first glance.

It was published by the wonderfully eclectic Robert Hale, who were based in fashionable SW7 and did lots of racing driver biographies, a few other motor sport books like Motor Racing Year and loads of specialist military history, all of which was subsidised by their extensive library fiction list. That's when publishing was still an occupation for gentlemen. Sic transit gloria ....

Anyway, Sports Car Champioship was published in 1972, ISBN 0 7091 3349 9

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 07:32

From Grandprix.com http://www.grandprix...ns/ns16089.html

A new book about Bernie

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Formula One commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone has signed a deal with sports book publisher Kraken Media for the publication of an authorised account of his role in the development of F1 since 1971. The company has published similar works on Manchester United and Diego Maradona. The books will run to around 1000 pages and will cost $3,000. The publishers say that they will print only 10,000 copies, which is the normal print run for a motor racing book, It will be interesting to see how it sells. Kraken says it will have access to behind the scenes material and are hoping to move on make a documentary on the same subject.

We will let you know if we are sent a review copy.


$3000 Wow :eek:

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 09:11

Telegraph story here. It seems to be an art book about F1 along the lines of the Ali G.O.A.T. book rather than about Ecclestone per se.

Think they need to cut the publishing run down by about 90% to get it to sell.

#1314 Hieronymus

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 10:50

Originally posted by petefenelon
My Christmas present to myself this year was a nicely-priced copy of Stewart and Reich's Sun On The Grid. It doesn't claim to be the definitive history of South African racing, but it has a damn good go at covering all races of international importance up to 1967. Arguably the 'golden age' of racing in ZA was still to come but this is a fine book, very much 'of its time' in style and form and content, that covers its subject matter with enthusiasm, a fine degree of detail, and perhaps most of all an excellent selection of b/w photos.

Did Reich and Stewart ever try to cover the late 60s/early 70s, when ZA and the surrounding countries had their own rather thriving F1 scene and the endurance races continued to be a major draw? Is there a (direct, spiritual, or de facto) sequel?




You must have the reprint-edition...the one without colour photos!!

Sorry, no sequel. Ken says that a book like that will not sell due to a lack of interest? The only interest will perhaps come from abroad, since the locals seems to have no interest whatsoever in South African motor racing history. Only a very small band of enthusiasts out here.

I guess the sum total of South African motor sport (pre-1975) can be found in a handful of books. SUN ON THE GRID, SPRINGBOK GP, The South African GP (B. Bishop), JOHN LOVE (Adri Bezuidenhout) and Greg Mills's FOR THE LOVE OF IT.

I understand that compatriot, André Loubser's book on the history of the KYALAMI circuit will see the light in fortcoming weeks.

#1315 philippe charuest

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 15:43

dont be too sad ,that is at least four time more books published on the south african motosport then on the canadian :) . i only know one book on the canadian motosport history its RPM by pierre luc published in 1971

#1316 Darren Galpin

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 16:02

Philippe - try "Sports Car Road Racing in Western Canada" by Tom Johnston, which can be found at www.granvilleislandpublishing.com. They also publish Dick McDonnell's book on the history of Albertan motorsport. This is recommended.

#1317 philippe charuest

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 20:46

look interesting but 120$ ouch!. i just received today the book "grand prix 1945 1965" by mike Lawrence . it wasnt at the top of my buying list but i only paid 10.00$ for it on E-bay so and the book is brand new . just bought "BRM "by raymond mays and "starting grid to chequered flad "by p.Frere both in PB but again i didnt even pay 10$ for the two books, normally i like more hardback but the original BRM by Mays in hard back and in decent shape is quite expensive.anyway i have a question. in that book Gp 1945-65 pages 88 theres a pictures .it say john surtees on a yeoman cooper at spa 61. well it doesnt look like a cooper not a t53p for sure,was it a special fairing done by the yeoman credit team

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 20:48

The closest thing to an affordable copy of Weguelin's "English Racing Automobiles" as you're likely to find these days.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

The usual disclaimers apply.

#1319 Dennis Hockenbury

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 04:04

Originally posted by Twin Window
Seldom have I anticipated a book with such relish, but IMO it was merely 'ok'.

It should have been fantastic; instead I found it fairly weak in the main - and too little time was spent on the details, especially from his early career.

Very disappointing...

Stuart, I can relate to your views on the Ramirez book.

I would have loved more detail on his early years, and certainly more on Ron Dennis who comes across as a very complex and at times, highly indifferent person.

But in the overall, I enjoyed the book, perhaps due to any lack of expectations on my part.

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#1320 Doug Nye

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 17:47

Originally posted by David Beard
DCN's latest version of "Powered by Jaguar"...likely to be referred to on a regular basis .....thus I do wish it had an index. Books with such substantial content but no index always frustrate me...


Yes, sorry Dave - for me it's always a toss-up between packing in 6-8 more pages containing hopefully entertaining gen and more pictures - or an index. Publishers can't sensibly afford both. In most cases I have always gone for the former, though I do quite like indexing. When I feel like that, I lie in a darkened room until it wears off...but I do hear what you're saying - ( V4 should have an index for all the BRM volumes, if we survive that long ). :rolleyes:

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#1321 Doug Nye

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 17:50

Originally posted by helioseism
The book "Lotus - '61-'71: Design Revolution", published in 1972 by Robert Bentley, is the first US edition of "Story Of Lotus - 1961-1971 - Growth Of A Legend", published in the UK in 1972 by Motor Racing Publications. The "Story Of Lotus" was reprinted in 1978 and 1982 by MRP and perhaps by Bentley. There are different covers for the original printing and the 1978 reprint. I've attached thumbs of the covers. I believe that the contents of every version of the book is identical, but perhaps DCN can further enlighten us?


I never updated any of the text so far as I recall - nor was I given the chance to. I wanted to correct some of balls-ups, but I think at least one of the reprints was a direct dot-for-dot copy of the original. I do recall that the original red cover faded terribly if exposed to direct light through a window, and one often sees copies with the red almost completely razed to yellow or cream-grey...

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#1322 petefenelon

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 20:41

Originally posted by Doug Nye

I do quite like indexing. When I feel like that, I lie in a darkened room until it wears off...but I do hear what you're saying - ( V4 should have an index for all the BRM volumes, if we survive that long ). :rolleyes:

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Eeeek. I "inherited" management responsibility for my company's publications team for a couple of years and the single task that I most admired my senior tech author for wasn't her ability to turn our turgid engineer geekspeak into English, but her ability to mark up and index documents so it actually looked like someone had thought about it rather than just using concordances and automatic markup! Making a useful index for a document set approaching 1000 pages is Bloody Hard Work -- isn't it hard enough sorting out chassis histories?;)

#1323 Doug Nye

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 21:11

:cool: There's a trick to it mate.... and it pre-dates computers.

Not many people know this. You ain't seen me, right?

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#1324 David Birchall

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 23:34

Originally posted by Doug Nye


I never updated any of the text so far as I recall - nor was I given the chance to. I wanted to correct some of balls-ups, but I think at least one of the reprints was a direct dot-for-dot copy of the original. I do recall that the original red cover faded terribly if exposed to direct light through a window, and one often sees copies with the red almost completely razed to yellow or cream-grey...

DCN


Yes... Is it too late to get my money back?

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 18:50

Today I got "The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From The World's Greatest Manufacturer" from the Toyota-launch at Valenciennes. It is not a book about racing, but do any of you have read it?

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 19:43

Yes I have read it, a good study for a purchasing manager who wants
to understand how to go about selecting suppliers.
Basically I would say it is an in depth look at Toyotas approach
to management principles and quality control.

Just to be clear......it is not about CHECKING the quality but about
ENSURING it throughout the whole design/engineering an production
process.

#1327 David Beard

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 19:48

Originally posted by bluelite
Today I got "The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From The World's Greatest Manufacturer" from the Toyota-launch at Valenciennes. It is not a book about racing, but do any of you have read it?


All about that "Kaizan" stuff? :

#1328 macoran

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 19:52

Among one of the principles that is covered, although I doubt Toyota could
really work well with Keizan or Kanban.
Toyota goes deeper.

#1329 petefenelon

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 17:57

Originally posted by bluelite
Today I got "The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles From The World's Greatest Manufacturer" from the Toyota-launch at Valenciennes. It is not a book about racing, but do any of you have read it?


Does it tell you how to acquire design data from other constructors' LANs, and for that matter how to cheat in the WRC with bent turbochargers? :(

#1330 David Beard

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 18:00

Originally posted by macoran
Among one of the principles that is covered, although I doubt Toyota could
really work well with Keizan or Kanban.
Toyota goes deeper.


I thought Toyota were pioneers of Lean Manufacturing, Just in Time, Kanban and all that intermingled stuff, as well as Poke Yoke on the make it right in the first place front....?

#1331 macoran

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 18:16

Exactly what I tried to imply by saying "Toyota goes deeper"
Keizan, Kanban and what have you seem to be one second
"too" late !! . for them.

#1332 macoran

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 18:18

I once visited a French automobile manufacturer and saw a fitter trying to do up nuts
with the wrong tools.
The fitter actually on that post had gone off ill and his tool box was locked.
The replacement fitter wasn't even from the same production line !!!

#1333 petefenelon

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 12:22

Some interesting stuff in the shops. There's a photographic companion volume to Derek Lawson's "Sun, Rain and Even Snow" that features hundreds of Oulton photos - it's gorgeous stuff if you're a fan of the Northern clubbie scene in particular but it's a wince-making 80 quid.

I was very impressed by the Ed McDonogh/Peter Collins book on Alfa Tipo 33s. Lots of depth and good pics on a very neglected and evocative series of sports cars. I wasn't massively impressed by Ed's books on Vanwall and the Sharknose (they were handsome enough but I didn't feel they added much to what's already out there), but this is a real leap in the depth of his work.

Picked up the paperback edition of Joel Finn's book on the 250 Testa Rossa V12s. Now that is a fine book for 20 quid - loads of good photos, full of racing and development history and personal anecdotes, individual chassis histories, and facsimilies of individual car specs. A very full book that I can see myself getting a lot of pleasure from!

David Dowse's account of Morgan At Le Mans may be too recent for a lot of people here but I really enjoyed it, it's very much a personal account of a brave but rather troubled programme, and a good account of modern sports car racing.

#1334 bradbury west

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 17:06

The sequence of shots of David Wansborough in, and being extricated from, the lake at Oulton are fascinating in themselves. Impossible to re create..........

RL

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 17:08

Forgot to mention the important bit........... in CUT 7 in practice for the TT.

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#1336 Doug Nye

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 15:18

Janos Wimpffen's heavyweight 'Open Roads & Front Engines - World Championship Sports Car Racing in Photographs, 1953-1961' crashed through the door here this morning - the first of his photo companions to his invaluable 'Time & Two Seats' data books covering the sports, GT and endurance World Championship series since just after the old king died...

It's published by David Bull Publishing, printed in Hong Kong and the monochrome reproduction is very good indeed - not so convinced by the sprinkling of colour shots but they all seem to be unusual subjects, interesting pix so I am presuming the originals were chosen for their content rather than quality. Janosz has added nice meaty captions - there are hundreds of photos I have not seen before and this is plainly another 400-page must have. It's only been here three hours but on the kitchen scales it weighs nearly 4lbs, seems heavier...absolutely worth a very close look. ISBN 1893618 48X. COO!

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#1337 petefenelon

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 16:14

Originally posted by Doug Nye
Janos Wimpffen's heavyweight 'Open Roads & Front Engines - World Championship Sports Car Racing in Photographs, 1953-1961' crashed through the door here this morning - the first of his photo companions to his invaluable 'Time & Two Seats' data books covering the sports, GT and endurance World Championship series since just after the old king died...

DCN


I saw a copy at the weekend and have one on order -- my only concern is that TATS and a series of Wimpffen photo books will mean that I probably need a new home to keep them in! Concur with your assessment of the BW photography, it's reproduced beautifully. The only comparable book I can think of is the "Automobile Year Book Of Sports Car Racing", a fine collection of sports car pics from early 50s to early 70s with some trenchant Jenks captions, but this is much more eclectic.

#1338 Bill Wagenblatt

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 18:57

Originally posted by Doug Nye
Janos Wimpffen's heavyweight 'Open Roads & Front Engines - World Championship Sports Car Racing in Photographs, 1953-1961' crashed through the door here this morning - the first of his photo companions to his invaluable 'Time & Two Seats' data books covering the sports, GT and endurance World Championship series since just after the old king died...

It's published by David Bull Publishing, printed in Hong Kong and the monochrome reproduction is very good indeed - not so convinced by the sprinkling of colour shots but they all seem to be unusual subjects, interesting pix so I am presuming the originals were chosen for their content rather than quality. Janosz has added nice meaty captions - there are hundreds of photos I have not seen before and this is plainly another 400-page must have. It's only been here three hours but on the kitchen scales it weighs nearly 4lbs, seems heavier...absolutely worth a very close look. ISBN 1893618 48X. COO!

DCN


I received a copy in early December and throughly enjoy it. One of those books that I keep returning to. Not only because its to heavy to hold for long but I keep finding great photos. Along with Janos earlier book, Time and Two Seats, I recommend keeping them on the lowest shelf, if it were to fall off and hit someone it could cause serious injury.

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#1339 Allen Brown

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 16:58

'sandy' mentioned this back in November, but John Blanden's "Historic Racing Cars in Australia" is an excellent book, completed by his son after John's death in 2004. I got mine from Horton's at the NEC and can hardly put it down.

If you're interested in the lives of old racing cars, I cannot recommend this too highly.

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#1340 Dennis David

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 23:00

I recommend keeping them on the lowest shelf, if it were to fall off and hit someone it could cause serious injury.

I'll have to make room next to the Grand Prix Suisse, Excellence Was Expected and The Legendary 2.3 tomes in my hernia inducing section. :p

#1341 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 14:59

I would wholeheartedly agree with steveL (post 1260) about the Getty Images book entitled "Motor Racing". A bargain at £19.99, or even less from some sources.

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It's follows a similar theme to John Tennant's "Motor Racing - The Golden Age" which was published a year or so ago, but I think it has the edge.

It's one from a series that Getty have done, including "Aircraft" and "Cars", and I notice tha it was published in 2001 - I first saw it at the NEC: why has it never been promoted before now?

#1342 Dennis David

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 21:53

Picked mine up at 1/2 priced books for $12.95.

#1343 green-blood

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 13:01

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Originally posted by Doug Nye
Janos Wimpffen's heavyweight 'Open Roads & Front Engines - World Championship Sports Car Racing in Photographs, 1953-1961' crashed through the door here this morning - the first of his photo companions to his invaluable 'Time & Two Seats' data books covering the sports, GT and endurance World Championship series since just after the old king died...

It's published by David Bull Publishing, printed in Hong Kong and the monochrome reproduction is very good indeed - not so convinced by the sprinkling of colour shots but they all seem to be unusual subjects, interesting pix so I am presuming the originals were chosen for their content rather than quality. Janosz has added nice meaty captions - there are hundreds of photos I have not seen before and this is plainly another 400-page must have. It's only been here three hours but on the kitchen scales it weighs nearly 4lbs, seems heavier...absolutely worth a very close look. ISBN 1893618 48X. COO!

DCN
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Ah darn it, I bought TATS a while ago, its like the internet on paper, if you wanna gotta havta know, well just open it, and the info is there. I'd decided not to buy the photo accompanement especially when I read it was to be a 4 parter !!!! But know I have to... cheers Doug

Be very careful with this link, you could end up in debt to your credit card and to your carpenter for new shelving!!

Open Roads & Front Engines

Time and Two Seats

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 14:09

OR&FE is a superb book. It showed up while I was home for Thanksgiving and my briefings. It was simply too big & too heavy to bring back over here. I saw more than a few photos that were new to me and some that I didn't even realize that existed. A wonderful book for a great era. And I do have all these type books on their own shelves.....

#1345 philippe charuest

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 22:28

is there any good book on E.R.A other and more affordable then the one by David Weguelin

#1346 petefenelon

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 23:06

Originally posted by philippe charuest
is there any good book on E.R.A other and more affordable then the one by David Weguelin


There is a Brooklands Books 'gold portfolio' that includes a lot of contemporary and modern ERA articles as well as a full facsimilie of John Lloyd's "The Story Of ERA" (original editions of which also cost a good few bob).

Available for about £15 and well worth having.

ISBN 1-85520-267-0

#1347 Hieronymus

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 05:23

Two books on Southern African racing, due for release on 11 February:

SPRINGBOK SERIES (350 pages, deals with Sports car racing series of the mid 60s and early 70s.

FIRST LOVE, SECOND TINGLE (230 pages, covers the racing life of Rhodesian Sam Tingle).

Will inform you about the quality as soon as I have them.

#1348 petefenelon

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 12:03

Originally posted by Hieronymus
Two books on Southern African racing, due for release on 11 February:

SPRINGBOK SERIES (350 pages, deals with Sports car racing series of the mid 60s and early 70s.


Now that I could be very interested in, thanks for the heads-up.

#1349 Rob29

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 12:42

Originally posted by Hieronymus
Two books on Southern African racing, due for release on 11 February:



FIRST LOVE, SECOND TINGLE (230 pages, covers the racing life of Rhodesian Sam Tingle).

Will inform you about the quality as soon as I have them.

Love that title! Where can I order this?
Also reviewed in todays Autosport is 'Les Grands Prix de Monaco Formula3' Would be interested if anyone has seen this before I spend 30Euro.

#1350 Hieronymus

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 12:59

I hope to get the books on Sam Tingle and the Springbok series in 11 February. I was told that the books will launched on that day here in Cape Town.

I'll give you a brief report on the quality as soon as I have them and also the contacts details where you can order.

TINGLE will sell for R100 (about 13 Euro) and SPRINGBOK SERIES for R250 (±33 Euro).

SPRINGBOK will have nice photos and also short race reports, as well as full result tables. Also input and comments from drivers. Will also incorporate the South African saloon car racing series of the time.