Jump to content


Photo

The book thread: In memory of Pete Fenelon


  • Please log in to reply
7722 replies to this topic

#1401 Hieronymus

Hieronymus
  • Member

  • 2,031 posts
  • Joined: May 02

Posted 13 February 2006 - 07:45

Originally posted by Hieronymus
due for release on 11 February:

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


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


SPRINGBOK SERIES written by Greg Mills is now availible. A very good account of sports car/saloon car racing in South Africa during late late 1950s untill the 1980s. The book has 332 pages, A4 size. Hundreds of photos (mostly b/w). Input from several drivers, both local and of international fame. Last 30 or so pages of this book, have results of all the major international sports car races that were held in Southern Africa.

Very nice book. It sells for R250 (ABOUT 33 Euro). Only 1000 books were printed. Several copies have already been sold at the past weekend's historic race meeting in Cape Town, so hurry up for what's left.

Book can be ordered from Ecurie Zoo:

voszoo@global.co.za

Advertisement

#1402 dretceterini

dretceterini
  • Member

  • 2,991 posts
  • Joined: May 02

Posted 13 February 2006 - 09:48

Originally posted by macoran
The Grand Prix Car Volume one by Laurence Pomeroy
4th Impression 1964 265 pages

The Grand Prix Car Volume two by Laurence Pomeroy
4th Impression 1965 340 pages

The Grand Prix Car 1954/1966 by L.J.K.Setright
2nd Impression 1968 420 pages

The Pomeroy volumes are still in the “foil” the books were purchased in.
They have been “read”…….but with such loving care ( no I do not wear silk
gloves ) that they can be considered “new” for books of this age.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A set of 3 pocketbooks by Erwin Tragatsch published 1968 each +/-250 pages
“Le dictionnaire marabout des voitures de sport et de competition »
Vol 1 Abarth to D’Yrsan
Vol 2 Eagle to Melkus
Vol 3 Mercedes to Zoller

I dare say they are about “mint”
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
60 vetture ai Raggi X …..by Giovanni Cavara about 100 A3 size cutaways.
Mint condition.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
and more !!!!!!!




All books in absolute perfect condition (my office always air conditioned) !!!

Of course CIF are for the buyer ex Rotterdam.
I will be taking them on E-bay/other internet sites/auction soon
Any TNF bidders ? want a first go ?
I’ve got pics ready on ………www.macoran.zuza.nl

I need your e-mail to register you on line and you will receive your password by mail.


My E-mail is dretceterini@hotmail.com

Stu

#1403 Bob Brzezinski

Bob Brzezinski
  • Member

  • 245 posts
  • Joined: September 03

Posted 13 February 2006 - 21:49

Originally posted by Jack-the-Lad
Hello, all. I hope I'm posting this in the proper forum. I would like to purchase the following books. Please send a private message if you should have one for sale. Many thanks.

Jack

Ferrari in Camera

Piloti Che Gente

Mon Ami Mate


Check this link. They have a copy of Piloti Che Gente listed for sale:

http://www.motorspor...rrariBooks.html

#1404 green-blood

green-blood
  • Member

  • 706 posts
  • Joined: May 00

Posted 14 February 2006 - 11:07

my Open Roads & Front Engines is in teh post since Friday, the poor postman's back must be broken.... I have sympathy for him and all I just WANT IT NOW :p

#1405 sandy

sandy
  • Member

  • 1,064 posts
  • Joined: August 03

Posted 15 February 2006 - 02:33

Originally posted by Allen Brown
'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.

Allen


Your right Allen, it really is excellent - addictive in fact. Every time I pick it up something new is noticed.

#1406 Hieronymus

Hieronymus
  • Member

  • 2,031 posts
  • Joined: May 02

Posted 15 February 2006 - 07:08

Originally posted by Hieronymus


SPRINGBOK SERIES written by Greg Mills is now availible. A very good account of sports car/saloon car racing in South Africa during late late 1950s untill the 1980s. The book has 332 pages, A4 size. Hundreds of photos (mostly b/w). Input from several drivers, both local and of international fame. Last 30 or so pages of this book, have results of all the major international sports car races that were held in Southern Africa.

Very nice book. It sells for R250 (ABOUT 33 Euro). Only 1000 books were printed. Several copies have already been sold at the past weekend's historic race meeting in Cape Town, so hurry up for what's left.

Book can be ordered from Ecurie Zoo:

voszoo@global.co.za


Forgot to mention that fellow TNF members also had a hand in this book.

Some excellent contributions from ry6. Don Capps and Atlas F1 are also quoted in the book.

#1407 green-blood

green-blood
  • Member

  • 706 posts
  • Joined: May 00

Posted 16 February 2006 - 13:14

wow, ORFE arrived yesterday while I was home from work ill, what great timing, I nearly forgot my sickness during the afternoon, beig male however my cold is of course the equivalent of the plague!!

#1408 red stick

red stick
  • Member

  • 2,288 posts
  • Joined: October 05

Posted 16 February 2006 - 14:41

Anybody know when Michael Argetsinger's bio of Walt Hansgen will be available? I got a note from IMRRC at Watkins Glen the other day saying they are having a publication party for it the first of April, and you can preorder it on Amazon.uk, but so far I have seen nothing that indicates when or from whom one may purchase it in the US. Any help appreciated.

#1409 Antoine Pilette

Antoine Pilette
  • Member

  • 253 posts
  • Joined: September 05

Posted 16 February 2006 - 14:59

Michael sent me an email for the new year and the book is going to be presented at Amelia Island too.
I might go to WG for April 1st :up:

#1410 red stick

red stick
  • Member

  • 2,288 posts
  • Joined: October 05

Posted 16 February 2006 - 15:57

Great. Apart from private presentations, any news about general availability or distribution?

#1411 bradbury west

bradbury west
  • Member

  • 4,567 posts
  • Joined: June 02

Posted 16 February 2006 - 16:24

Just catching up with buying books from my list of "must haves".

OR&FE arrived this morning along with Maserati Tipo 151, the last monster.

Well, that has occupied most of the day so far. Both are absolutely superb, in content and presentation. Along with Emotions Ferrari they seem to be definitive of their type. Brilliant.

I bought them via Motor Books, with whom I have not dealt previously, being happy to use Mill House from their early days, until they lost direction a while back, and of course, Connoisseur Carbooks, so convenient for callers. I use Chaters, whom I find excellent and also Motor Media , also good.

Motor Books were excellent, with my order being taken studiously last Friday, with delivery by courier-type van today, Thursday, well within their stated 7 working day delivery, well packed and presented, so I recommend them.

Roger Lund.

#1412 Paul Medici

Paul Medici
  • Member

  • 441 posts
  • Joined: August 99

Posted 16 February 2006 - 23:53

Antoine - I've already made reservations, hope to see you there. Hard to believe it's been almost a year since the Collier tour.

red stick - David Bull Publishers has an 800 number on their website that you may call for info.

Also received the Maserati Tipo 151 book recently - outstanding work. In addition to tons of Maser photos there are many images of cars that raced with the 151, including one absolutely incredible color shot of Pedro in the 330 TRI/LM at the Bridge in 1962.
.
.
.
.

#1413 humphries

humphries
  • Member

  • 918 posts
  • Joined: February 03

Posted 17 February 2006 - 14:08

Just bought another four books; a habit I am trying, unsuccessfully, to stifle.

In the self-indulgent category is "Emotions Ferrari", a beautifully presented book. For a "data junkie" like myself it is just about worth the price. Also in this category is OR&FE, the companion volume to the monumental "Time and Two Seats". The concentration on the lesser lights is what I like. There are a couple of caption errors but nonetheless a good buy.

"Ecce Homo, Sternberk - stoleta historie 1905-2005", is a good effort at providing an overview of the history of this Czech hill-climb and race. Some of the photographs are a little hazy and it is no TATS for detail but it is a worthwhile acquisition and certainly evocative. There are two sections that provide translations of the text, into English and German, which is useful!

The other book is the late John Blanden's revised and expanded "Historic Racing Cars of Australia".
As I have a copy of the 1979 book I can say this is an improvement on what was a great book in any case. Best buy of the lot. Now if only someone would sub Doug Nye to do the same thing with "Theme Lotus" and his Cooper book.

John

#1414 David Beard

David Beard
  • Member

  • 4,883 posts
  • Joined: July 02

Posted 17 February 2006 - 15:57

Originally posted by humphries
Now if only someone would sub Doug Nye to do the same thing with "Theme Lotus" and his Cooper book.

John


Absolutely. I enjoyed the update by Doug on his "Powered by Jaguar"...the same would be nice on the Lotus book especially....

#1415 ian senior

ian senior
  • Member

  • 2,139 posts
  • Joined: September 02

Posted 20 February 2006 - 09:50

Originally posted by bradbury west
I bought them via Motor Books, with whom I have not dealt previously, being happy to use Mill House from their early days, until they lost direction a while back, and of course, Connoisseur Carbooks, so convenient for callers. I use Chaters, whom I find excellent and also Motor Media , also good.


Roger Lund.


Have Mill House had some problems? I haven't bought anything from them for a while, but I always found them very good.

#1416 macoran

macoran
  • Member

  • 3,989 posts
  • Joined: August 05

Posted 20 February 2006 - 10:09

Originally posted by macoran
it would be great if Mill House would respond to e-mails
they might take in a few of my orders


It received an answer a month or so later after sending them the following
question by mail:
"Don't you people ever read your e-mails? "

I had asked for a scan of 2 pages to see what the format was like.
They eventually answered that because of copyright reasons they
weren't allowed to do that.

OK I can understand that, but as you can see from my quoted post
nr. 1285 my complaint was the lack of answer.

I got my scans alright,..... from a fellow TNFer.

I ordered the book, and must say even by normal post(non air-mail)
was sat down browsing through this wonderful and informative
book a mere 8 days later.

So, as far as I am concerned there is nought wrong with their service
when you order and pay.
Their on line order/parcel tracking system is even a great help too.

#1417 bradbury west

bradbury west
  • Member

  • 4,567 posts
  • Joined: June 02

Posted 20 February 2006 - 15:12

Whilst I may be doing a grave injustice to Mill House, I can only speak as I found.

When Mike stopped being on the other end of the phone, especially when it became harder to get an answer, engaged time and again, placing an order seemed to become harder, taking longer etc. With Mike, as with Chaters, it was handy being able to discuss the book in question for an opinion etc. as it is with the chap at Motormedia. It seems to be the difference between an enthusiast selling books, and a bookseller who happens to be taking an order for a specialist motoring book from an enthusiast.

I always understood in business that the basic process of taking an order/getting money from a customer should be as simple and painless as possible for the customer.

I have no problem buying from Millhouse's tent at Goodwood

RL

#1418 green-blood

green-blood
  • Member

  • 706 posts
  • Joined: May 00

Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:07

hey macoran, dont ya ever read you emails!!!! Mate I'm still hoping you'll send me that password so I can check out your Pomeroy stuff....or is it gone??

PM me please

#1419 philippe charuest

philippe charuest
  • Member

  • 701 posts
  • Joined: March 01

Posted 21 February 2006 - 16:05

one set of the pomeroy book was sold on e-bay last week for 230£ and theres another one now with two days of bidding left at 103£ so far, btw i just received "racing the fifteen hundreds by Venables" bought it from "the motorsport collector" in Chicago they are very swift and efficient i recommend the place, now im waiting for a "power and the glory 1906-1951 by W.Court " that i ordered from england so i dont expect the same efficiency ;)

Advertisement

#1420 Ray Bell

Ray Bell
  • Member

  • 53,748 posts
  • Joined: December 99

Posted 24 February 2006 - 02:35

Not long now until the Michael Argetsinger book is released...

Is anyone going to the release/s?

#1421 petefenelon

petefenelon
  • Member

  • 4,815 posts
  • Joined: August 02

Posted 24 February 2006 - 10:51

Originally posted by philippe charuest
i just received "racing the fifteen hundreds by Venables"


I like that book, a lot. It has good racing and techie history, doesn't leave out the personal touches, and is very atmospheric and well-written. A pity nobody carried on and did a really good postwar history of Formula Two -- which is something I've always wanted to see. (Particularly the '72-'84 2.0l F2...)

#1422 ensign14

ensign14
  • Member

  • 36,870 posts
  • Joined: December 01

Posted 24 February 2006 - 11:11

There was the Tristan something Haynes book, which was more an introduction, with photos that seemed to be reproduced in black-and-black.

#1423 petefenelon

petefenelon
  • Member

  • 4,815 posts
  • Joined: August 02

Posted 24 February 2006 - 11:24

Originally posted by ensign14
There was the Tristan something Haynes book, which was more an introduction, with photos that seemed to be reproduced in black-and-black.


Yes, the "Drive It!" one, which I have. It doesn't really have much depth, but some of the murky pictures are quite interesting. Mike Lawrence has covered loads of the F2/F3000 history in his Reynard, March and Tauranac books, David Gordon's covered some of the history from a Chevron point of view, Jeremy Walton touches on a lot of it in Unbeatable BMW -- and there's snippets in various works on Lotus etc. There is loads of raw data on F2, most of the source materials are out there, and a lot of the stories have been told from the point of view of one marque or another, but (at least in the English language) a lot of the actual story remains untold - Alpine, Renault engines, Elf sponsorship, the return of the Ferrari engine, the Japanese angle, etc. Had I the spare time to actually write something serious about racing, it'd be a narrative history of F2 from '64-'84... but I suspect that falls into the "labour of love" category which I won't have time to think about for another 30 years ;P

#1424 philippe charuest

philippe charuest
  • Member

  • 701 posts
  • Joined: March 01

Posted 24 February 2006 - 17:56

yes its sad that theres no real good book on the formula 2 history on the ( 1000c 64-66 period ) and the (67-71 1600cc period ) and why not the 2 liter period , its also true for the formula three i know theres a book done by B.Cowdrey on the screamers (any report on it cause the book is a bit expensive ?) ) but theres no book on the 1600cc 71 -74 period

#1425 philippe charuest

philippe charuest
  • Member

  • 701 posts
  • Joined: March 01

Posted 24 February 2006 - 18:05

Originally posted by Alan Cox
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.

Posted Image

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?

bought it yesterday from a bookstore here in montreal (wich is a notable event by itself theres not much of that kind of stuff here). great value a lot of good pictures for a fair price, some small errors in the caption and the french translation is horrible but still its a good book

#1426 philippe charuest

philippe charuest
  • Member

  • 701 posts
  • Joined: March 01

Posted 24 February 2006 - 18:57

im still searching for books on the twenties . and i saw a book on ABE call the "the roaring twenties by C. Posthumus 1980) does someone have it , is it good

#1427 Vitesse2

Vitesse2
  • Nostalgia Forum Moderator

  • 23,853 posts
  • Joined: April 01

Posted 24 February 2006 - 23:41

Originally posted by philippe charuest
im still searching for books on the twenties . and i saw a book on ABE call the "the roaring twenties by C. Posthumus 1980) does someone have it , is it good

A good general introduction, well illustrated in a large format. The race reports aren't as detailed as those in "Power and Glory" by William Court, but the pictures make the book. Another one worth seeking out which has some good 1920s (and other) pictures is "Pit and Paddock" by Michael Frostick (Moorland, 1980) : sources vary from Klemantaski and Beaulieu to the Biscaretti, Fiat Centro Storico and other company archives.

#1428 Ray Bell

Ray Bell
  • Member

  • 53,748 posts
  • Joined: December 99

Posted 25 February 2006 - 00:54

A shame nobody seems interested in the imminent release of our good friend's book on motor racing in the US through the fifties and sixties...

#1429 WDH74

WDH74
  • Member

  • 1,127 posts
  • Joined: March 03

Posted 25 February 2006 - 02:26

Originally posted by Ray Bell
A shame nobody seems interested in the imminent release of our good friend's book on motor racing in the US through the fifties and sixties...


Eh? What book's this then? (he says in his best Monty Python bobbie voice). Or are you referring to Michael A.'s book (which I'll likely try to get)? Or even Toly's Ghost ?

Sorry, I've not checked into this thread in a while, since the budget's been tight lately and I shouldn't be giving myself ideas....but I do enjoy the history of the US scene in that period.

Many Thanks!

-William

#1430 Ray Bell

Ray Bell
  • Member

  • 53,748 posts
  • Joined: December 99

Posted 25 February 2006 - 02:49

Yes, Michael Argetsinger's book...

Principally about Walt Hansgen, but weaving the full story of the development of road racing in America in through his life. Very thoroughly researched, and written by someone who was there!

#1431 HDonaldCapps

HDonaldCapps
  • Member

  • 2,482 posts
  • Joined: April 05

Posted 25 February 2006 - 13:47

I am awaiting some sort of word as to when Mike Argetsinger's book on Walt Hansgen the post-war era of road racing is going to be released. Nothing from Mike or David Bull as of yet. When I know something, I will pass it along.

Plus, I got something from Burt Levy a few days ago that Toly's Ghost is on its way to the printers. Finally.

#1432 Ray Bell

Ray Bell
  • Member

  • 53,748 posts
  • Joined: December 99

Posted 25 February 2006 - 21:27

Spoke to Mike the other day about it, Don... the release is fully planned and imminent...

#1433 HDonaldCapps

HDonaldCapps
  • Member

  • 2,482 posts
  • Joined: April 05

Posted 26 February 2006 - 13:58

Here is information from the IMRRC that might be of some interest:

Saturday, April 1,at 1 p.m. - We celebrate the publication of Michael Argetsinger’s book, “Walt Hansgen, His Life and the History of Post-War American Road Racing.” To add to the atmosphere, we hope to have Bob Millstein’s Jaguar and Bill Gilles’ Stanguelini on display, both cars raced by Hansgen. Free.

Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m. - Gary Doyle returns to the Center to discuss his newest book, “Ralph De Palma: Gentleman Champion,” and pre-war racing at Indy. Free.

I am in absolute agony that I will miss both of these events.... These are two great folks who not only can write, but can give outstanding presentations. Mike and Gary are both wonderful people and I can only begin to express how much I would wish to be there for their presentations.

If you can possibly make it to the IMRRC, these are two dates you will definitely want to be there.

#1434 Ray Bell

Ray Bell
  • Member

  • 53,748 posts
  • Joined: December 99

Posted 26 February 2006 - 22:34

That will be the third presentation of Mike's book, Don...

The first is at the Amelia Island Concours on March 9-12. Then there will be a book signing at Sebring's 12-hour race the following week.

That will be most appropriate, for it will be forty years that meeting since Walt's last race... he finished second with Mark Donohue in a 7-litre Ford. Sebring was also among his first serious race outings, he having driven there from New Jersey in 1952 in an MG TD with his friend Randy Pearsall.

Walt then went on to drive in every 12-hour at Sebring until his final race.

They finished tenth and drove the car home again... a 2000 mile round trip plus the race. Compare that to the assembly of people from Holman & Moody and Ford generally, a veritable armada, to get the monster Ford through the race in 1966!

The title of the book is, as Don has recorded, Walt Hansgen - His life and the History of Post-War American Road Racing

With Walt having raced at Bridgehampton in 1951 and then to race on through to that great sports car era of the sixties, it certainly covers a period of development, exciting racing and times very different to today. Which is kind of what it says in this part of the Amazon review.

The 1950s and 1960s were a time of tremendous change in racing. In this exciting, fast-paced biography author Michael Argetsinger shows how Walt’s life encompassed the conflict between amateur and professional racing, the extraordinary advances in technology, and the joyful ambition of his era. The result is a vivid account of the remarkable history of post-war American road racing.


I know that Mike has virtually lived and breathed this book for the past few years. It's the achievement of something very important to him, I'm sure most here would echo his sentiments.

I don't think there would be many people more qualified to complete this 400-page testimony to a great driver and a great era...

#1435 Twin Window

Twin Window
  • Nostalgia Host

  • 6,609 posts
  • Joined: May 04

Posted 27 February 2006 - 21:48

Frustrated as I was at not being able to 'do' the Stoneleigh show as I would have liked (due to being on 'duty') I nevertheless managed to grab one or two items - one of which was the recent book on Stefan Bellof.

As the book is written in German I can't read a word of it, but - as always - the photos are in English. :D And I'm delighted, as it portrays a man who was uncanilly similar to my pal Jo Gartner (as I observed from the [only] time I observed the two of them sitting side-by-side in Jo's motorhome at Spa, 1982).

So, mainly for those somewhat sentimental reasons, it's a most welcome addition to my shelves; but I imagine that the book in question would also be of interest to anyone who witnessed this particular driver's blinding turn of speed at any number of F2, GpC, or even F1 races during his all-too-short career...

#1436 macoran

macoran
  • Member

  • 3,989 posts
  • Joined: August 05

Posted 27 February 2006 - 21:58

Where would one be without photos in English !!!

#1437 bradbury west

bradbury west
  • Member

  • 4,567 posts
  • Joined: June 02

Posted 28 February 2006 - 11:17

I have just received a copy of Georgano's Encylopaedia from Simon Lewis Books. Now I know why I should have bought it years ago.

RL

#1438 ian senior

ian senior
  • Member

  • 2,139 posts
  • Joined: September 02

Posted 28 February 2006 - 11:32

Originally posted by bradbury west
I have just received a copy of Georgano's Encylopaedia from Simon Lewis Books. Now I know why I should have bought it years ago.

RL


Incudes a nice little section on DRW, which was pleasing to me (and you I'm sure). Georgano is an essential item on anyone's bookshelves.

#1439 petefenelon

petefenelon
  • Member

  • 4,815 posts
  • Joined: August 02

Posted 28 February 2006 - 11:39

Originally posted by bradbury west
I have just received a copy of Georgano's Encylopaedia from Simon Lewis Books. Now I know why I should have bought it years ago.

RL


In some respects I'm glad it's not been updated, because it captures racing just at the point where it was emerging from being a niche sport into being a global media circus and there's room for a lot of backwaters; in other respects an edition in about 1980 or 81 would cover my favourite era in the sport's history.

Advertisement

#1440 bradbury west

bradbury west
  • Member

  • 4,567 posts
  • Joined: June 02

Posted 28 February 2006 - 12:31

Ian,

Marcus Pye was kind enough to send me the bit about DRW when I spoke to him about the research in the first place. With another couple of apt quotes about Dave and Jack from what I regard as people of consequence in the racing world, they will make a nice little credit on the inside front page. I have just had some amazing good fortune, out of the blue, from the early days.

RL

#1441 HDonaldCapps

HDonaldCapps
  • Member

  • 2,482 posts
  • Joined: April 05

Posted 28 February 2006 - 15:14

Has anyone seen the Nassau book yet? I am under the impression that it is now out and should have been delivered.

#1442 zakeriath

zakeriath
  • Member

  • 697 posts
  • Joined: October 05

Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:22

The Donnington stand at Stoneleigh was pushing Tom Wheatcrofts autobiography "Thunder in the park" , any reviews on this book yet.

#1443 petefenelon

petefenelon
  • Member

  • 4,815 posts
  • Joined: August 02

Posted 01 March 2006 - 14:35

Originally posted by zakeriath
The Donnington stand at Stoneleigh was pushing Tom Wheatcrofts autobiography "Thunder in the park" , any reviews on this book yet.


I'm part-way through it - got a signed copy from Mill House late last week.

It's not the last word in literary merit, but it's a book told with sheer bubbling enthusiasm for life - not just racing. Wheatcroft comes across as the ultimate 'rough diamond' - bit of a tough guy in life and in business but with a passion for his sport and a heart of gold. I'm just coming up to the part about Roger Williamson, which I'm expecting to be very moving - some of the tales of running Derek Bell have been highly amusing. Definitely a book with a lot of charm and insight and hair-raising tales, and I'd say certainly worth your attention.

#1444 m.tanney

m.tanney
  • Member

  • 341 posts
  • Joined: January 03

Posted 01 March 2006 - 22:34

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps
Has anyone seen the Nassau book yet? I am under the impression that it is now out and should have been delivered.

Veloce 's website lists it as "Coming Soon". Amazon.co.uk has April 24th as the release date.

I'm looking forward to it, too. Should be a great book. Certainly a fascinating subject.

Mike

#1445 Hieronymus

Hieronymus
  • Member

  • 2,031 posts
  • Joined: May 02

Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:21

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.

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.


The book by Greg Mills on Sam Tingle's racing life is now out.

The book is called LOVE FIRST, TINGLE SECOND and subtitled "Sam Tingle's Motorsport Scrapbook".

The A5 size book contains 230 pages with photos of Tingle's racing career in Rhodesia and South Africa. Very nice photos and also some text, newspaper clippings, copies of interesting letters, etc are featured in the book.

Book sells for R100 (13 Euro) and can be ordered from

voszoo@global.co.za

#1446 Paul Medici

Paul Medici
  • Member

  • 441 posts
  • Joined: August 99

Posted 02 March 2006 - 14:52

I had lunch with Mike Argetsinger and his wife Lee yesterday to cheer the arrival of his new book. David Bull send him a copy on Tuesday and also sent one to Mike’s father Cameron who just celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday.
Since three of my photos appear in the book, I tried sneaking away with it under my raincoat, but Lee caught me. Guess I’ll have to wait until the presentation at the IMRRC on April 1st. Maybe Mike will allow me sit in the Stanguellini that Walt Hansgen once raced.
For those who subscribe to Vintage Motorsport magazine, Mike's book is highlighted in the David Bull catalogue which is included with the latest issue.
.
.
.
.

#1447 philippe charuest

philippe charuest
  • Member

  • 701 posts
  • Joined: March 01

Posted 02 March 2006 - 15:53

any idea of the price range of that Argetsinger book , history of road racing in north america is always something im looking for.........i received my copy of power & glory 1906-1951 by W.Court yeeeaaahh :)

#1448 Ray Bell

Ray Bell
  • Member

  • 53,748 posts
  • Joined: December 99

Posted 02 March 2006 - 20:29

Originally posted by philippe charuest
any idea of the price range of that Argetsinger book, history of road racing in north america is always something im looking for.........i received my copy of power & glory 1906-1951 by W.Court yeeeaaahh :)


The Amazon review I quoted before has it at $49.95.

What photos did you contribute, Paul? And how excited was Mike?

I certainly hope I can get to the Tulsa event next year and go on to meet Mike and his father.

#1449 Paul Medici

Paul Medici
  • Member

  • 441 posts
  • Joined: August 99

Posted 03 March 2006 - 00:01

Ray - Mike selected photos from the 1962 Bridgehampton 400K race; two of Walt in the E-Type roadster and one of the Maser 151 in the Cunningham pits. He was in great spirits and was so pleased that the publisher was able to get a copy of the book to his father ON his birthday. After almost three years of work that was pretty good timing. At lunch he was already discussing his next project.
If you can make it to Tulsa and the Glen next year consider a stop in Chicago - a couple of TNFers would like to buy you beer.
.
.
.
.

#1450 Ray Bell

Ray Bell
  • Member

  • 53,748 posts
  • Joined: December 99

Posted 03 March 2006 - 01:17

Shame I don't drink the stuff...

It's sort of in the lap of the gods, really. I have put a proposal to the Tulsa Centenary Committee and I'm hoping they'll find a way to get me the return flights. I'll find my own way around and places to stay, but the obstacle of getting across the oceans is the big one.

And Chicago is definitely a prospect, unless Mike is in Watkins Glen at the time. I have one contact in Ripon Wisconsin who is going to be giving me a lift one way or another... but I also want to see how timing goes with the big Historic meetings at Elkhart Lake and Watkins Glen. I must, surely, fit at least one of those into my trip!

You got any wine?