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#2401 Allan Lupton

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 14:57

Originally posted by PRD


I live in the UK and have bought from Amazon in the US, France and Germany with no problem


As I said, a funny outfit. I have no doubt that most transactions work well, but my one cited did not, and was not explained.

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#2402 sterling49

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 21:22

Originally posted by PRD


I live in the UK and have bought from Amazon in the US, France and Germany with no problem


I have bought regularly from Amazon and Play.com, but am very wary nowadays after Postman Pat delivered my CD consignment with a request for an extra £10.00 or so for HM Customs :eek:

What seemed like a bargain, turned out to be a real PIG IN A POKE! :cry:

#2403 Doug Nye

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 21:29

With a very considerable crash, I am delighted to report that a copy of the great Bernard Cahier's two-volume photo-biography arrived here last week. Entitled 'F-STOPS, PIT STOPS, LAUGHTER & TEARS - Memoirs of an Automotive Photojournalist' this rivetting work is published by Michael Keyser's Automotive Marketing Associates imprint, ISBN 0-9760392-3-5.

In period through the 1950s to the 1980s Bernard was the ultimate insider, on close personal friendship terms with most of the leading racing drivers. Many of his peers - including those renowned cynics of the British press (plus Henry Manney who was always an honorary Brit) - were greatly amused by Bernard's look-at-me-too habits, always arm round the winner, centre of the action.

But as a genuinely engaging, helpful, friendly guy, Bernard became something of a leader of the press brigade and - ultimately earned himself a position as Goodyear's racing PRO. The access he achieved was almost unrivalled, and this is reflected not only in his very readable, detailed and engaging text but also in his WONDERFUL photographs.

I am very impressed by the two volumes' balance of photos to text - always a tricky choice to get just right - and also by Michael Keyser's company's design. At the very least every enthusiast should take a good look with a view to buy. There are reservations, the photo-printed binding does not spell quality for one thing and the two-volume slip-case is like a heavy-gauge Kellogg's packet - unless production quality has improved on impressions later that the one I received - but - I promise - you, Bernard Cahier's long-awaited memoirs should not disappoint.

There is no colour photography - but the black-and-white photo content is in many, many ways mind-blowing - putting the enthusiast reader right there. Bernard is also a real character with a fascinating story to tell, not least his spectacular war service. I'm a convert.

On a personal basis, Michael Keyser comes across as a complete loony, but he is certainly one with his heart in absolutely the right place. It is to his enormous credit that he has brought this project to fruition, and that through him Bernard is now sharing so much with the enthusiast public. Apart from the insignificant reservations mentioned above, I love it.

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#2404 FLB

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 22:32

Originally posted by philippe charuest
never ever buy anything used or from a third party true Amazon they are a bunch of crook ,the third party i mean not Amazon they are great for new book . but that kind of good deal like you mention in your post , i do some every week true ebay , but if you want a specific book at a decent price , not the the ridiculously good deal but the decent price theres always ABEbook

Amazon Marketplace is very uneven. There are sellers who will offer good deals, but others that will try to absolutely rip the very life out of you. I've bought Adam Cooper's Piers Courage biography for 40$CDN, but I've also seen Mike Lawrence's March book for 300$CDN...

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 00:15

Originally posted by Doug Nye
With a very considerable crash, I am delighted to report that a copy of the great Bernard Cahier's two-volume photo-biography arrived here last week. Entitled 'F-STOPS, PIT STOPS, LAUGHTER & TEARS - Memoirs of an Automotive Photojournalist' this rivetting work is published by Michael Keyser's Automotive Marketing Associates imprint, ISBN 0-9760392-3-5.

DCN


Doug,

Thanks for those enthusiastic comments (about the book, BC, and Michael Keyser himself!). I've had my copy ordered for what seems like a year and anticipate receiving it soon.

Speaking of which...can you give us a hint as to when your collaboration with Phil Hill will be out?

Thanks.

Jack

#2406 Doug Nye

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 13:48

Phil book should be completed towards the end of this year - with luck and the Almighty on our side... Lot of work, fantastic colour photography by Phil himself, 1947-1962.

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#2407 James Page

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 14:28

Originally posted by FLB

Amazon Marketplace is very uneven. There are sellers who will offer good deals, but others that will try to absolutely rip the very life out of you. I've bought Adam Cooper's Piers Courage biography for 40$CDN, but I've also seen Mike Lawrence's March book for 300$CDN...


The implied values of both are emphatically the wrong way round here! The Piers Courage biography is my favourite motor racing book - it's fantastic. The March book, on the other hand, was the most disappointing thing I've ever read. Having had such high hopes for it, I gave up two-thirds of the way through…

#2408 Allen Brown

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 16:30

Originally posted by James Page
The March book, on the other hand, was the most disappointing thing I've ever read. Having had such high hopes for it, I gave up two-thirds of the way through…

Really? I rather enjoyed it.

Allen

#2409 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 21:25

Originally posted by Doug Nye
Phil book should be completed towards the end of this year - with luck and the Almighty on our side... Lot of work, fantastic colour photography by Phil himself, 1947-1962.

DCN


Thanks, Doug. I haven't anticipated a book so much since, well, since I was a kid waiting for "Phil Hill: Yankee Champion" to finally reach my mailbox! (I still have it, too!)

Jack

#2410 bigears

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 22:10

Are both the same books?

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Both books are made (published I assume) by ACLA Editions with the Jean Alesi cover written by Stephane Barbe and the Eric Bernard cover written by "Collectif" :confused: according to this website.

I want to know if they are different books so I can buy them or just buy the 1989 F3000 with theJean Alesi cover on it.

Thank you.

#2411 ensign14

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:22

I think they're the same. The description below on your link says "Cartonnage éditeur illustré Nombreuses photos couleurs. Par Stéphane Barbé, Christian Courtel et Jean-Luc Taillade. 137 p. Très bon état." Maybe an Autocourse-like deal where some were printed up for Bernard's sponsors?

#2412 James Page

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:48

Originally posted by Allen Brown
Really? I rather enjoyed it.

Allen


’Fraid so, Allen. I thought his writing style was almost unreadable. I appreciate that I'm probably in the minority, though.

#2413 bigears

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 09:36

Originally posted by ensign14
I think they're the same. The description below on your link says "Cartonnage éditeur illustré Nombreuses photos couleurs. Par Stéphane Barbé, Christian Courtel et Jean-Luc Taillade. 137 p. Très bon état." Maybe an Autocourse-like deal where some were printed up for Bernard's sponsors?


Thank you very much for clearing it up. Thankfully I have bought the book with the Jean Alesi cover as the photo was taken from the Birmingham Superprix (the lovely cover would make a nice scan to add into my growing photo collection of Birmingham Superprix!;))

#2414 helioseism

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 04:39

First time I've seen this one:

"Ford GT40s and the New Ford GT" (March 2007), limited run,hardbound, by Al Axelrod, Brian Winer, and Wallace Wyss, 224 pages, 130 black and white, 62 color photos.

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#2415 rudi

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 20:47

Originally posted by Allan Lupton
Amazon is a funny outfit: I found that Amazon Germany had Halwart Schrader's Deutsche Autos 1885-1920 at a sensible price, so went through every step (which included the system recognising me as a customer with my correct details) until it told me it could not send the book to my address (which is in the UK, a member of the EU, etc. etc!)
Amazon UK said that it was a matter for Amazon DE but that outfit never came up with a rational explanation.
I bought one from an eBay shop in Germany which had no problem sending it to me.


Same happened to me yesterday.
In fact, the sellers do not ship out of Germany as shipping rates quoted by Amazon are usually less than the German Post international rates.
In such a case, you have to contact the seller and agree on the shipping costs.

#2416 green-blood

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 21:58

gotta agree, very few of the UK based Amazon partners will post to Ireland - your loss lads

#2417 Roger Clark

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 08:03

Originally posted by Roger Clark
In the WB column of the latest Motor Sport, he refers to The Strasbourg Sunbeams by Neville S Webb. A postal address in Australia is given. Does anybody know anything about this book?

WB says: "Webb sorts out the confused past and present of the four cars built for the 1922 French Grand Prix - and the 1.5-litre Sunbeam racing engine..." which has left me a little confused. A Sydney bookseller, http://www.autobookw...exd.asp?ID=7176 also refers to 1.5-litre engines.

I've just obtained this book from the above bookseller, and very good it seems. It contains detailed history of the four cars built for the 1922 Grand Prix well illustrated with contemporary and modern photographs. The author owns chassis number 1, the car driven by Segrave in the Grand Prix, to which he has fitted an engine from one of the "invincible" Darracq voiturettes, hence the connection.

Recommended as a companion to Anthony Heal's great "History of Sunbeam Racing Cars"

#2418 macoran

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 20:47

Just happened across Profile Publications Nr.96 on the V-16 BRM.

Hideously expensive for 6 printed and folded A4 sheets (making a booklet of 12 pages).

Anybody know where a list of all the Profile Publications can be found ?

#2419 Tim Murray

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 02:06


[B]Profiles[/B] 		

(published by Profile Publications Ltd)		

		

[B]No	Title					Author[/B] 

1	1908 & 1914 GP Mercedes			Anthony Bird

2	Rolls-Royce Phantom I			George A Oliver

3	V-12 Hispano-Suiza			William Boddy

4	Jaguar XK Series			John Appleton

5	Lanchester 38 & 40 HP			Anthony Bird

6	Duesenberg J & SJ			T R Nicholson

7	Bentley 3½- & 4¼-litre			George A Oliver

8	Vanwall Grand Prix Car			Denis Jenkinson

9	Auburn Straight-Eight			Charles L Betts Jr

10	Type 35 Grand Prix Bugatti		Godfrey Eaton

11	Alvis Speed 20 & 25			T R Nicholson

12	Ferrari Tipo 625 & 555			Keith Davey & Anthony Pritchard

13	Model T Ford				Anthony Bird

14	Type RL Alfa Romeos			Peter Hull & Luigi Fusi

15	M.G. Magnette K3			F Wilson McComb

16	Jowett Javelin & Jupiter		D B Tubbs

17	40/50 Napier				Ronald Barker

18	1926-27 1½-litre Delage			Cyril Posthumus

19	4.5-litre S-type Invicta		J R Buckley

20	Le Mans Replica Frazer Nash		Denis Jenkinson

21	1914 GP Vauxhall			Laurence Pomeroy

22	6½-litre Bentley			Darell Berthon

23	Fiat Tipo 508				Michael Sedgwick

24	Ford Mustang				William S Stone

25	Single-Cylinder De Dion Bouton		Anthony Bird

26	Leyland Eight				Hugh Tours

27	Talbots 14/45 - 110			D B Tubbs

28	1933 24-litre Napier-Railton		William Boddy

29	4½--litre Lagondas			George A Oliver

30	Alfa Romeo Type 158/159 GP		David Hodges

31	6-cylinder Delaunay-Bellevilles		Michael Sedgwick

32	30-98 h.p. Vauxhall			John Stanford

33	Aston Martin 1½-litre International	Dudley Coram

34	Delage Series D8			J R Buckley

35	Cord Model 810 & 812			William C Kinsman

36	Jaguar C-type				John Appleton

37	1911-1913 Coupe de l'Auto Sunbeams	Michael Sedgwick

38	6-cylinder O.M.				Douglas Armstrong

39	Austin 7				D B Tubbs

40	Double-Six Daimler			William Boddy

41	Bugatti Type 57 Series			H G Conway

42	A-series & L-series Connaughts		Keith Davey & Anthony Pritchard

43	1900-05 Horizontal-engined Wolseleys	Anthony Bird

44	Lancia Lambda				D B Tubbs

45	M.G. M-type				F Wilson McComb

46	Stutz Vertical Eight			Mark Howell

47	3- & 3½-litre Hotchkiss			Michael Sedgwick

48	Lotus Elite				David Phipps

49	1905 3-cylinder Rolls-Royce		George A Oliver

50	The Touring G.N.s			William Boddy

51	F.W.D. Alvis				Peter Hull

52	1, 2 and E Series Morris 8		Michael Sedgwick

53	3½-litre Delahaye			J R Buckley

54	Mercedes-Benz 300SLR			Denis Jenkinson

55	1897/1907 Stanley Steamers		Anthony Bird

56	3-litre Bentley				Darell Berthon

57	Duesenberg Model A			Charles L Betts Jr

58	1500 cc H.R.G.				Ian Dussek

59	1934 GP Auto Union			Cyril Posthumus

60	A.C. Cobra				Keith Davey & Anthony Pritchard

61	1907 & 1908 Racing Italas		Cecil Clutton

62	4-cylinder Amilcar 1920-1929		T R Nicholson

63	"Bullnose" Morris Cowley		Lytton Jarman & Robin Barraclough

64	1½-litre Squire				Jonathan Wood

65	Plus-Four Morgan			Eric Dymock

66	Cooper-Bristol F2			Keith Davey & Anthony Pritchard

67	Single Sleeve-valve Argylls		George A Oliver

68	Chitty Bang-Bangs			William Boddy

69	Brescia Bugatti				Godfrey Eaton

70	Wolseley Hornet				D B Tubbs

71	Healey Silverstone			Peter Browning

72	Porsche Type 356, B & C			Jerrold Sloniger

73	1912-1914 GP Peugeots			William Court

74	Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8			T R Nicholson

75	"Bloody Mary"				John Bolster

76	Touring Riley Nines			George A Oliver

77	3½-l V8 & 4½-l Straight-8 Jensens	J R Buckley

78	Maserati 250F Grand Prix		Denis Jenkinson

79	1906 GP Renault				Cyril Posthumus

80	Trojan					Anthony Bird

81	F.W.D. Miller				Griffith Borgeson

82	Meadows-engined Lea Francis		Michael Sedgwick

83	T.T. Replica Frazer Nash		John Teague

84	12-cylinder Sports/Racing Ferraris	Hans Tanner

85	Alfonso Hispano-Suiza			William Boddy

86	18/80 M.G.				F Wilson McComb

87	P.2 Alfa Romeo GP			Peter Hull & Luigi Fusi

88	Lincoln Continental			William S Jackson

89	B.M.W. 328				Denis Jenkinson

90	Ford GT40 & Mark II			William S Stone

91	Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost		Anthony Bird

92	A.C. Six				D B Tubbs

93	Ballot 2LT Series			Paul Frère

94	Packard 8- & 12-cylinders		Smith Hempstone Oliver

95	"Traction Avant" Citroëns		Michael Sedgwick

96	V-16 B.R.M. GP				David Hodges & Harry Mundy

		

[B]Cars in Profile[/B] 		

(published by Profile Publications Ltd)		

		

[B]No	Title					Author[/B] 

1	246SP - 330P4 Ferraris			Paul Frère

2	4½-litre Lago-Talbot			Cyril Posthumus

3	F1 Repco-Brabhams			Doug Nye

4	Chaparral 2, 2D & 2F			Pete Lyons

5	Porsche 917				Paul Frère

6	Alfa Romeo Monoposto Type B P3		Peter Hull

7	Facel Vega				Michael Sedgwick

8	McLaren M8				David Hodges

9	4½-litre Bentley			Darell Berthon & Anthony Stamer

10	Matra MS80				Gérard Crombac

11	Jaguar D-type				John Appleton

12	Rolls-Royce Phantom II			George A Oliver


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#2420 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 07:31

I was in Waterstone's in Bluewater yesterday and thumbing through books I shall later buy through Amazon or Abebooks and two very impressive books are the newish autobiography by Colin Seeley, and the latest Barry Sheene book. Each retail at £30 and £20 at Waterstone's but Amazon are selling a secondhand copy of the Seeley book for about £18. It's a hefty tome with some rarely seen pictures, and the one that really impressed was of George Brown on Super Nero at the Ramsgate Sprint with DSJ in the crowd. Aluminium 'dustbin' fairing and my 'home track'. :up:

#2421 macoran

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 10:16

Thank you for that Tim

and a Thank you to M.Cambridge who mailed me personally

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#2422 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 00:05

Here's a post about a book that hasn't been published, but should be.

Perhaps our own DCN could prevail upon Mr. Miles Collier to publish a Palawan-quality book about the cars (and architecture) of his spectacular museum in Naples, Florida. I have been lucky enough to view the collection several times, including the libraries and shops, as well as to see some of the cars in action at historic racing events and rallies. Photography isn't allowed in the museum, which would make the book even more appreciated.

What say you all?

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#2423 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 08:24

:smoking: Anybody noticed that the Gauldmine has been published ?

#2424 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 08:26

:blush: Correct name of the book is :

FERRARI GAULD MINE

#2425 Graham Gauld

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 08:43

For the record this is a book that my son Lance and I have published based on some of my columns in Prancing Horse, the magazine of the Ferrari Club of America, under the headline "Gauld Mine" and features stories about all sorts of Ferrari related things from power boats to drivers and mechanics. These are very short so making it an ideal book to take to the toilet with you - so long as you don't flush it down the toilet as the paper is totally unsuitable. There are also some of my feature articles from the magazine such as on Fabrizio Violati and his Maranello Rosso collection and the story of Lord Selsdon who won the first post-war Le Mans race with Luigi Chinetti. If you like quirky little stories about people and cars you might like it. More details from www.smrh.co.uk and it will be available from some of the specialist motoring bookshops around but not the big national chains of bookshops.



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#2426 Graham Gauld

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 08:49

Sorry had difficulty copying the full download for the pic. Try this.

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#2427 green-blood

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 09:49

great stuff, not being a subscriber I've only sen one or two of these articals, would this be your prefered purchasing site Graham?

any chance of a coupon code????


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Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:53

Has anyone here read Anthony Pritchard's 'Lotus, The Competition Cars' ? It came out some time last year, and being impatient, I'd already had it on order with Amazon for weeks. The book seems fine to me, everything in the period I remember seems pretty good, though I got the impression that the Author's admiration for Chapman the Man has been kept well under control. It contains a lot of interesting anecdotal stuff that I haven't seen anywhere else, and the only possible criticism I could make based on my own experiences, is that the part covering 78 & 79 development is a bit different from what I've seen and heard elsewhere.

Any comments from TNF's Lotus experts?

#2429 petefenelon

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 15:59

Originally posted by kayemod
Has anyone here read Anthony Pritchard's 'Lotus, The Competition Cars' ? It came out some time last year, and being impatient, I'd already had it on order with Amazon for weeks. The book seems fine to me, everything in the period I remember seems pretty good, though I got the impression that the Author's admiration for Chapman the Man has been kept well under control. It contains a lot of interesting anecdotal stuff that I haven't seen anywhere else, and the only possible criticism I could make based on my own experiences, is that the part covering 78 & 79 development is a bit different from what I've seen and heard elsewhere.

Any comments from TNF's Lotus experts?


I don't consider myself a dyed-in-the-wool Lotus expert, but it's a pretty good companion to the Crombac biography in particular - it has quite a bit about the FJ/F2/F3/FF cars that you won't find in many other places. That's really the main gap it fills - that and the GT exploits of the Esprit and Elise. There are better books on the early days, the Elite, F1, Indy, and the open sports racers (the Brooklands compilation is hugely definitive).

Pritchard's always readable (and as you say he does go right back to the people in question wherever possible) and he has a good selection of pics in it, but I thought it was a bit pricy at the RRP - for the amount of new material in it I'd say it's worth maybe 20-25 quid.

I'd be interested to hear what David Beard and some of the other Lotus completists think?

As an aside I think there's still scope for a little book on the 47 and 62, which are some of the least-written-about cars in the Chapman menagerie. Pritchard has just enough to whet the appetite.

#2430 philippe charuest

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 17:40

Originally posted by petefenelon


I don't consider myself a dyed-in-the-wool Lotus expert, but it's a pretty good companion to the Crombac biography in particular - it has quite a bit about the FJ/F2/F3/FF cars that you won't find in many other places.

true and its exactly what i was hoping for when i bought the book .a complete list of the sports car and all the small formula cars (and some not so small like the formula A/5000 and tasman ), theres already enough stuff published on the 25-49-72 ect and on the indycars.

#2431 Frank S

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 23:23

Autobooks/Aerobooks in Burbank, California, will host Wallace Wyss for a signing of his "SHELBY, The Man, The Cars, The Legend", fom 10am to 2pm on Saturday, 28 April 2007. He says he may also still have a couple copies of his very limited run of "The Ford GT40 and the New Ford GT", an example of which is fetching a premium on eBay at the moment, item # 270107745509.

http://www.autobooks...y.php?id=000114

#2432 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 20:18

Originally posted by Doug Nye
With a very considerable crash, I am delighted to report that a copy of the great Bernard Cahier's two-volume photo-biography arrived here last week. Entitled 'F-STOPS, PIT STOPS, LAUGHTER & TEARS - Memoirs of an Automotive Photojournalist' this rivetting work is published by Michael Keyser's Automotive Marketing Associates imprint, ISBN 0-9760392-3-5.

In period through the 1950s to the 1980s Bernard was the ultimate insider, on close personal friendship terms with most of the leading racing drivers. Many of his peers - including those renowned cynics of the British press (plus Henry Manney who was always an honorary Brit) - were greatly amused by Bernard's look-at-me-too habits, always arm round the winner, centre of the action.

But as a genuinely engaging, helpful, friendly guy, Bernard became something of a leader of the press brigade and - ultimately earned himself a position as Goodyear's racing PRO. The access he achieved was almost unrivalled, and this is reflected not only in his very readable, detailed and engaging text but also in his WONDERFUL photographs.

I am very impressed by the two volumes' balance of photos to text - always a tricky choice to get just right - and also by Michael Keyser's company's design. At the very least every enthusiast should take a good look with a view to buy. There are reservations, the photo-printed binding does not spell quality for one thing and the two-volume slip-case is like a heavy-gauge Kellogg's packet - unless production quality has improved on impressions later that the one I received - but - I promise - you, Bernard Cahier's long-awaited memoirs should not disappoint.

There is no colour photography - but the black-and-white photo content is in many, many ways mind-blowing - putting the enthusiast reader right there. Bernard is also a real character with a fascinating story to tell, not least his spectacular war service. I'm a convert.

On a personal basis, Michael Keyser comes across as a complete loony, but he is certainly one with his heart in absolutely the right place. It is to his enormous credit that he has brought this project to fruition, and that through him Bernard is now sharing so much with the enthusiast public. Apart from the insignificant reservations mentioned above, I love it.

DCN


My copy landed with a thud on the doorstep this afternoon -- on a Saturday no less! I can only echo Doug's comments. Not much has gotten done since it arrived....

#2433 Frank S

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 22:35

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps


My copy landed with a thud on the doorstep this afternoon -- on a Saturday no less! I can only echo Doug's comments. Not much has gotten done since it arrived....

Happened here today, too. O my.

#2434 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 23:02

Originally posted by Frank S
Happened here today, too. O my.


Where's mine? Must be some sort of administrative screwup......

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#2435 RA Historian

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 16:42

I know that mine is on the way......my Visa card has been charged!
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 19:27

Originally posted by Jack-the-Lad
Here's a post about a book that hasn't been published, but should be.

Perhaps our own DCN could prevail upon Mr. Miles Collier to publish a Palawan-quality book about the cars (and architecture) of his spectacular museum in Naples, Florida. I have been lucky enough to view the collection several times, including the libraries and shops, as well as to see some of the cars in action at historic racing events and rallies. Photography isn't allowed in the museum, which would make the book even more appreciated.

What say you all?

Jack


That would be a good idea. At least a small and cheap booklet to sell or give-away to visitors as a souvenir and for more informations about the cars.
Monsieur Slavic did that for his collection...17 years ago? I still have the booklet somewhere in a box that his youngest daughter gave to me.. I hope!

#2437 f1lass

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 20:12

Hi Guys

Hoping you could help me with a title of a book

I got it out of the library a while back and tried to find it on Amazon... found something I thought sounded like it... arrived today... not the one I wanted... but then that's what happens when you try to find something not knowing the title.

It was about British Grand Prix drivers, told you quite a bit about their backgrounds as well as covering their careers... There was also information about circuits linked to the particular drivers... some of them were obvious like Peter Gethin with Monza where he had his only win but others were less obvious.

It wasn't a new book when I had it out of the library... probably published at some point in the 1980s or 1990s...

Any help would be much appreciated
Carole

#2438 David McKinney

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 22:26

This the one?
http://www.speedtvbo...tails_25195.ncm

#2439 Barry Boor

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 22:39

I have just finished the Lost Generation - and it certainly is everything that members have stated earlier on this thread.

It is a terribly sad book, but well written and very enjoyable despite its desperately upsetting subject matter.

HOWEVER, one thing that I learned from the book - and it pains me to mention it but I feel I must - is the shocking attitude of Graham Hill towards flying safety.

There are several quotes from people who have flown with Graham and their memories do him little credit. NGH was always one of my heros, and still is, though perhaps to a somewhat lesser degree now.

It would appear that his eventual demise was almost certainly going to be as a result of some reckless action on his part in his aeroplane... it's just such a dreadful shame that he had to take Tony Brise and those other fine young men with him.

It hurts me to write these words but it is an emotion I feel that I must express.

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#2440 D-Type

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 23:00

Originally posted by f1lass
Hi Guys

Hoping you could help me with a title of a book

I got it out of the library a while back and tried to find it on Amazon... found something I thought sounded like it... arrived today... not the one I wanted... but then that's what happens when you try to find something not knowing the title.

It was about British Grand Prix drivers, told you quite a bit about their backgrounds as well as covering their careers... There was also information about circuits linked to the particular drivers... some of them were obvious like Peter Gethin with Monza where he had his only win but others were less obvious.

It wasn't a new book when I had it out of the library... probably published at some point in the 1980s or 1990s...

Any help would be much appreciated
Carole

That sounds like Grand Prix British Winners by Maurice Hamilton, Guinness Publishing 1991, ISBN 0-85112-505-0

#2441 Peter Darley

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 19:07

The main consignment of my book, "Jim Clark - Life at Team Lotus", has now arrived in England and should be in the shops the first week in May.

I would like to say "thank you " to those of you who have waited, and hope you think the wait was worth it.

#2442 RA Historian

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 03:44

With a thud, Bernard Cahier's book hit my step today. I have not had a chance to do anything other than a quick flip through, but from what I have seen, it is going to be a very pleasant several weeks of evening reading. The photos are numerous and the anecdotes are great. All from a fellow who was there and saw it all.

My introduction to international racing was in the 1950s through the pages of Road & Track. Cahier was its European correspondent, and I avidly read all his GP and Sports Car reports, learning about the sport. With Cahier's first person narrative, there was a personal element in the reports which made the articles come alive.

I was in the press room at the Phoenix CART race in April, 1992, when Adam Cooper, who was there for some reason or other, introduced me to a fellow wandering around the room. It was Bernard Cahier. I was so taken by finally meeting the fellow who was so instrumental in my lifetime immersion in the sport that I am afraid that I did little more than stammer as we spoke. But I did thank him for all those R&T articles of so many years before.

With that background, I know that I am in for a reading treat.
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#2443 dretceterini

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 05:15

Finally finished Christian Huet's book on Buccilai, and want to let anyone interested to know it's well worth the money...

#2444 kevthedrummer

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 13:15

I've just taken delivery of four books that I've been meaning to read for a while. 'Piers Courage, The Last of the Gentleman Racers', 'Archie and the Listers', 'Greg Moore, A Legacy Of Spirit' and 'Rapid Response' by Steve Olvey. Should keep me amused for a few days :)

#2445 pilota

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 14:05

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps
My copy landed with a thud on the doorstep this afternoon -- on a Saturday no less! I can only echo Doug's comments. Not much has gotten done since it arrived....

Mine has also landed - you guys must have big letter-boxes :) - mine had to be carried (by a man who has probably got a hernia by now).
First the niggles - no colour photos, and the captions are all over the place.
But, those minor comments aside - what fabulous books. Bernard's war stories are amazing, and wasn't the motor racing world a totally different place in those days? A great read with great behind the scenes stories and great photos - love the one on p.65 of Farina's visor!
Can highly recommend.
Nathan

#2446 f1lass

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 17:48

Hi Guys

Have just ordered The Lost Generation today off Amazon, estimated delivery 3rd - 8th May.

Should be interesting, as I know virtually nothing about Williamson, Brise or Pryce other than very basic details of how they died. My interest in the history of F1 mainly focuses on 1970-73 with some exceptions, and the mid-70s is something I know very little about.

Will post my impressions here once I have read it.

Does anyone have anymore information about the English version of the book on the Rodriguez brothers?

Carole

#2447 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:53

Has anyone heard if/when the Rodriguez brothers book will be out in English?

Thanks.

Jack

#2448 bradbury west

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 12:22

My two vol Cahier and the Darley Jim Clark book arrived this morning. I endorse totally what the others have said. I bought mine from Chaters, 3 days from order to delivery, so cannot fault them

BTW, in their sale items they have Birdcage to Supercage down to half price so if you missed it earlier for whatever reason, it is now a bargain. No doubt everything is listed on their website.

Roger Lund.

#2449 M Needforspeed

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 21:01

Originally posted by Jack-the-Lad
Has anyone heard if/when the Rodriguez brothers book will be out in English?

Thanks.

Jack


Pedro 917 just a few days ago said on a PM English version should be for end of summer .Image will be of better quality and there will be a world wide release of the Book

#2450 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 03:03

Thank you. I missed Pedro's post.

Jack