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#2651 RS2000

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 22:35

From MB:
"I am drafting my book for the period 1970 to circa 1980 inclusive. I want to include personal stories of all those involved with the MN series during this time, and this includes the crews, organisers, marshals, back runners or spectators. Everyone has a story to tell.
I am writing the book from the perspective of informed involvement, but it is not a book about Mick Briant. Also, it is not a series of pictures, but a series of personal accounts & stories backed up by a few photos. For the purposes of my book, the experiences of car No 120 are just as important as George Hill or Bill Gwynne winning the rally."

Let's me off then.....I only did MN events in 68 & 69...

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#2652 sterling49

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:43

Originally posted by RS2000
From MB:
"I am drafting my book for the period 1970 to circa 1980 inclusive. I want to include personal stories of all those involved with the MN series during this time, and this includes the crews, organisers, marshals, back runners or spectators. Everyone has a story to tell.
I am writing the book from the perspective of informed involvement, but it is not a book about Mick Briant. Also, it is not a series of pictures, but a series of personal accounts & stories backed up by a few photos. For the purposes of my book, the experiences of car No 120 are just as important as George Hill or Bill Gwynne winning the rally."

Let's me off then.....I only did MN events in 68 & 69...


The '70's for me, I will have to get the old grey matter working..........

#2653 RS2000

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 15:09

The first MN Championship book, covering the 1969 season.
Find it if you can...
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:05

"Unraced...Formulae One's Lost Cars" what a disappointment for the 25 GBP, lot of flannel about what could have been but few real facts about some of the cars, I appreciate that this would have been difficult to uncover, but to pad the text out with personal unsubstantiated rumour is not on in a technical book. Book goes in the box for the next village hall jumble sale.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 22:39

Originally posted by gary76
"Unraced...Formulae One's Lost Cars" what a disappointment for the 25 GBP, lot of flannel about what could have been but few real facts about some of the cars, I appreciate that this would have been difficult to uncover, but to pad the text out with personal unsubstantiated rumour is not on in a technical book. Book goes in the box for the next village hall jumble sale.


It's a pretty book but it certainly isn't on my shelves. One of the things that got me hooked on Atlas was the epic thread on unraced F1 cars; I think a selective survey of a few recent cars at least one of which has nothing to do with F1 was a bit wide of the mark. I think it's probably too specialist for the general F1 reader and not specialist enough for the Atlas/Ten-Tenths hardcore types.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 22:57

Ahem - I don't know if anybody might still be in interested - but this evening, at 23.56BST - a fat lady walked onto the stage, cleared her throat, and began to sing about "BRM Volume 3"....

:smoking:

#2657 MichaelM

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 00:02

Way cool. Of course now you realize we'll start bugging you about when
Vol 4 is coming out...

No rest for the wicked.


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#2658 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 01:30

Originally posted by Doug Nye
Ahem - I don't know if anybody might still be in interested - but this evening, at 23.56BST - a fat lady walked onto the stage, cleared her throat, and began to sing about "BRM Volume 3"....

:smoking:


Congratulations, Doug! (When will she give us an encore with a song about the Phil Hill book?)


Jack :D

#2659 Dennis Hockenbury

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 02:43

Most welcome news Doug, and a worthy accomplishment. More than a few are looking forward to this installment...

Thanks

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#2660 Rob Ryder

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 07:06

Brilliant news Doug... I'm sure it will be well worth the wait :clap:

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#2661 green-blood

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:47

well done Doug

Amazon have Vol 4 due for delivery in november

#2662 petefenelon

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 15:05

Splendid news. Now, Doug, after Vol 4 there's the little matter of the Atlas History of the F2 Car 1964-1984... ;)

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 16:08

:clap: Excellent news!

After the the Phil Hill book, if I may suggest I would like to see the Autocource History of the Grand Prix Car 1906 - 1945......

#2664 Doug Nye

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 07:04

Good grief! Well - grief anyway. 'Phil Hill' is progressing - fantastic material, I can't tell you how good his stuff is - but we really will not spoil that one through haste. F2 - gulp - I'm afraid that falls into the same general category as Connaught and The Complete Encyclopaedia of Motor Sport in 30 volumes...attractive but unlikely.

As for VWV's suggestion, that is PRECISELY what the original idea was with 'Autocourse', three volumes, starting with the most saleable which was 1945-65, then the most topical which at the time was 1966-199wheneveritwas, and my pet project was going to be 1906-1940. That was the volume which didn't make sense to the publisher, since little advertising revenue could be expected from Palmer Cord, Mors, Th. Schneider, Weigel etc... So it has stayed between my ears ever since. I'd still like to do it though, if spared, since the photo archive now available is stupendous.

DCN

#2665 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 12:56

Thanks for the update, Doug.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 16:30

Originally posted by Doug Nye
Good grief! Well - grief anyway. 'Phil Hill' is progressing - fantastic material, I can't tell you how good his stuff is - but we really will not spoil that one through haste. F2 - gulp - I'm afraid that falls into the same general category as Connaught and The Complete Encyclopaedia of Motor Sport in 30 volumes...attractive but unlikely.

As for VWV's suggestion, that is PRECISELY what the original idea was with 'Autocourse', three volumes, starting with the most saleable which was 1945-65, then the most topical which at the time was 1966-199wheneveritwas, and my pet project was going to be 1906-1940. That was the volume which didn't make sense to the publisher, since little advertising revenue could be expected from Palmer Cord, Mors, Th. Schneider, Weigel etc... So it has stayed between my ears ever since. I'd still like to do it though, if spared, since the photo archive now available is stupendous.

DCN


66-85 and the updated 66-91 version, and anyone who doesn't have them should swear off buying anything else until they've devoured the mass of anecdotes, engineering insights, pictures and hard data in them!

You're not the first writer to say F2 would be interesting but impossible. If I make it to retirement age with my marbles intact I might have to just write the damn thing myself (as I doubt I'll have the free time until then!)

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 01:29

Today through the courtesy of Paul Zimmermann at the Motorsports Collector I was able to flip through an advance copy of John Zimmermann"s (no relation to Paul) upcoming book about Dan Gurney and the Eagle racing cars. The actual for sale copies will be arriving in a few weeks. But, this will be one book to get. Lots of photos, good text answering many questions and explaining many mysteries. Every Eagle is chronicled, including the F-5000 and F-Ford cars. AAR projects such as the Trans Am Plymouth program, the McLeagle, and the Toyota GTO & GTU IMSA efforts are also in it.

I've got my 75 bucks set aside to get it as soon as Paul starts selling them. Based upon what I saw today, this is one book I will really enjoy reading.
Tom

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 09:23

:wave: I have Power & Glory Vol.1 by W.Court . Is Vol. 2 as good ? at £ 40+postage worth it ?

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 18:53

I am currently engrossed reading "Jim Clark, Racing Legend" by Eric Dymock. It has some wonderful photos and describes a Clark that I saw racing often at Brands.It describes how Jim loved showing off driving (not in a bad way though) and made me even more appreciative of the times I saw him in many different cars. Also, in that era, us mere mortals could drive a car similar ( I use the term loosely!) and see just what he achieved in say a Lotus Cortina. I had a Cortina, and the memories of Jim on two wheels around Bottom Bend come flooding back......the sheer balance and class of the maestro, so hard to compare todays stars that only ever drive F1 cars, that hardly ever get out of line.Coming up August Bank Holiday, I would, 40 odd years ago be preparing for the Brands Bank Holiday Monday Meeting...........priceless! F2 in the sun and Jim driving in maybe three races on the same day ;)


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#2670 petefenelon

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 21:14

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
:wave: I have Power & Glory Vol.1 by W.Court . Is Vol. 2 as good ? at £ 40+postage worth it ?


Vol. 2 is slightly different in format, instead of a race-by-race/year-by-year format Court covers a few key races and key personalities in detail and links the rest of the history together through these. The writing style is the same, the B/W illustrations are just as good and the production values are excellent. I find Court a splendid writer to enjoy a chapter or two of with a good Scotch, he's so conversational. Yes, he's a slightly showy writer - then again he was a barrister and they're all theatrical - but I find his work superb. Grand Prix Requiem is also well worth getting hold of.

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 12:36

I fully fully endorse PFs comments above, vol 2 was shelved for years as Court just couldnt get a publisher, to me it reads like he adapted it for a less hardcore audiance, but even at that it reads like good science rather than just facts or just fiction

Gran Prix requirm is pretty poigniant stuff.

such a pity we never got a vol 3, I wonder what Court really woudl have thougth of the 80s and 90s politics

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 13:31

Originally posted by Doug Nye
... and my pet project was going to be 1906-1940. That was the volume which didn't make sense to the publisher, since little advertising revenue could be expected from Palmer Cord, Mors, Th. Schneider, Weigel etc... So it has stayed between my ears ever since. I'd still like to do it though, if spared, since the photo archive now available is stupendous.

DCN


Doug, I know I am leaning on an open door here, but,

looking back on the Motor Sport thread et al, and the discussion about Bill Boddy's Montlhery and Brooklands books, at least he had the application and interest to write the works, criticised on TNF or not, so we have a record of the events and people at those circuits, by someone more or less contemporaneous, and invariably accurate, ( Rivers Fletcher's recall being flexible, I gather) so there is a base line for future historians.

Thus, IMHO, it is critical that a detailed history of the early days should be considered, rather than just the picture books with captions seen recently, although I like those. There is a wealth of knowledge available from reputable sources, I suspect, from people who have researched the eras, or specific aspects thereof, so there should be no guesstimates etc, and as Doug has said, some of the picture archives are superb, (certain persons of foresight had the sense and opportunity to save very many glass plates from destruction) and more seem to emerge via TNF etc., which, coupled with modern photo technology for perfect reproduction could lead to the definitive work on the period.

In a future generation the core knowledge of events, amassed over the years through simple interest as enthusiasts, and the ability to put them in perspective will have gone, never to be replaced, I am afraid. Period accounts were not always reliable, W F Bradley, if I understand the situation, being invariably wont to put his own spin on his accounts of events.

I am of the view that we should all lobby publishers and the various editors of the classic car journals to seize their place in history by commissioning such a work. It is also not unlikely that some very rich enthusisats might see fit to underwrite the commissioning costs of such a tome, happy to see their name listed prominently in the credits, judging by how much they seem to spend to win in historic racing. I know the same applies to the early days everywhere else....

Sorry to ramble on.

Roger Lund.

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 14:50

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Originally posted by Doug Nye
... and my pet project was going to be 1906-1940. That was the volume which didn't make sense to the publisher, since little advertising revenue could be expected from Palmer Cord, Mors, Th. Schneider, Weigel etc... So it has stayed between my ears ever since. I'd still like to do it though, if spared, since the photo archive now available is stupendous.

DCN
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YES!!!:

But, in my opinion we most of all need a Good Book about the 1919 - 1933 period!!

Paul Hooft

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 16:54

I have seen "Kings of The Nurburgring" by Chris Nixon in several bookstores, and am considering investing in it. Has anyone purchased it, and would they recommend it? Nixon received major acclaim for his other works, so am I safe in assuming that this work is up to his usual standard?

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 19:18

Originally posted by COUGAR508
I have seen "Kings of The Nurburgring" by Chris Nixon in several bookstores, and am considering investing in it. Has anyone purchased it, and would they recommend it? Nixon received major acclaim for his other works, so am I safe in assuming that this work is up to his usual standard?


Very much up to scratch. Starts off with a brief history of the track and then continues with portraits of some of the drivers to have won GPs or the 1000km there - covering the drivers, their Ring races and the background to racing at the time. The pictures are a little variable - there are some astonishingly good ones, and some pretty dire older photos, but the general level is excellent. Production values are very good, and it's a handsome and large book. Nixon's more at home with personalities than technicalities, so it's rich in anecdotes and quotes.

I got a definite sense that the periods Nixon enjoyed writing about most were the 30s and 50s, which would fit with most of the rest of his output, but all of the book is highly entertaining and informative.

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 21:09

Great to see the Rodriguez book being advertised by British book-sellers.

Sadly, at £90, I won't be purchasing it. :(

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 21:34

Originally posted by COUGAR508
I have seen "Kings of The Nurburgring" by Chris Nixon in several bookstores, and am considering investing in it. Has anyone purchased it, and would they recommend it? Nixon received major acclaim for his other works, so am I safe in assuming that this work is up to his usual standard?


A great book for the script and the photos. I could not resist reading it in the order of my favourite drivers, so Jim was first :up: and then Jackie, Jacky and Graham. A great addition to my collection.

Beware it is not an easy book to read in bed, better in an armchair or at a table, it is rather large!


Sterling

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 21:36

I enjoyed the book too, Sterling, but I remain and always will remain very disappointed not to see Dan Gurney included.

But then maybe I am just a teensy weensy bit biased....

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 21:39

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Barry Boor
I enjoyed the book too, Sterling, but I remain and always will remain very disappointed not to see Dan Gurney included.

But then maybe I am just a teensy weensy bit biased....
[/QUOTE

Agreed Barry, I thought about Dan's lovely Eagle's today, as I was in Rye Harbour, that was a beautiful car!

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 21:42

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Great to see the Rodriguez book being advertised by British book-sellers.

Sadly, at £90, I won't be purchasing it. :(


I will look around, surely there must be a deal somewhere? I still have to purchase "Time And Two Seats" and Peter Darley's great book....me thinks I will have to get a paper round again :rotfl:

#2681 Mark A

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 22:15

Originally posted by RS2000



Left hand seat on MN road rallies. Champion with Harold Morley (who is still rallying in his current Barbados abode).
Right hand seat on stage rallies with (LHD) Vatanen until replaced somewhat suddenly - which indirectly elevated Dave Richards towards where he is now.

Mick Briant was of right hand seat MN fame. His regular left hand seat occupant is no longer with us so I could recount some dubious actions of his when I was a Clerk of the Course...but I'd better not.

A new road rally book on the lines of Eddie Green's "Nineteen to the Dozen" or Dave Orrick's "Night Moves" would indeed be welcome - but the whole truth being recorded would probably not help continuation of the sport today...


I'd love to find one of the old MN books, having done quite a bit of Historic Rallying in the late 90's with a lot of the guys who rallied on those events it was always amusing to hear their stories from the MN events while understanding why they had just whipped you on that event. :lol: :lol:

#2682 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 00:12

Originally posted by sterling49


I will look around, surely there must be a deal somewhere?


This started me thinking (quite an accomplishment). Could we organize to purchase certain books as a group and therefore get some sort of discount? (As a practical matter, I would imagine those of us in the US would have to buy as a separate group due to shipping costs.)

Jack.

#2683 Tom Glowacki

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 00:31

My copy of "Dan Gurney's Eagle Racing Cars" by John Zimmerman from David Bull Publishing arrived yesterday.

$75.00 and well worth it. It has separate chapters on each of the cars, including several that did not make it to the track, such at the 1969 F1. Typical Bull high quality paper and photographs, very few of which I've seen before. My only quibble is that it focuses on the works cars, almost to the exclusion of the customer cars and the results tables in the back ignore the customer cars for the most part.

Gurney is quoted extensively on his rocky relationship with Toyota. Carroll Shelby, his partner at the outset, barely rates a mention.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 07:44

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Great to see the Rodriguez book being advertised by British book-sellers.

Sadly, at £90, I won't be purchasing it. :(

£59.39 from Amazon.

Jonathan

#2685 Herbert

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:03

Where can I order the new Dan Gurney book? It's not (yet) available at Amazon. Can you only order it directly at Bull's Publishing?

There are some quite interesting books published in German this autumn. One book is about nearly 30 yeras of Jägermeister's involvement as a sponsor. They supported Graham Hill in F2, Hans Stuck in F1 and a lot of touring car und sportscar teams. It is written by Eckhard Schimpf who was responsible for the program at Jägermeister.

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Then there will be a book about the Porsche 908.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:00

The prices on motor racing books is going up and up, along with the quality it must be said, I suppose we will have to pay as it is a small market, but I'm so happy to see so many quality subjects being covered

here's the cover for the Rodriguez book in English, from Haynes

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#2687 Tom Glowacki

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:39

www.bullpublishing.com is the place to order the Guirney book. If $75 seems steep, check out the prices on the premium edition, $525, and the publisher's edition, $225.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 16:44

Originally posted by Herbert
Where can I order the new Dan Gurney book? It's not (yet) available at Amazon. Can you only order it directly at Bull's Publishing?

There are some quite interesting books published in German this autumn. One book is about nearly 30 yeras of Jägermeister's involvement as a sponsor. They supported Graham Hill in F2, Hans Stuck in F1 and a lot of touring car und sportscar teams. It is written by Eckhard Schimpf who was responsible for the program at Jägermeister.

Link

Then there will be a book about the Porsche 908.

Link


Herbert, both books look excellent, will they be published in English? I have a great book on Ronnie Peterson, (pictures at least) because I cannot read Swedish!

Sterling

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 11:57

speaking of eric dymock

"Jim Clark, Racing Legend" by Eric Dymock

A book he has done in conjunction with paul skilleter PJ publishing on the history of Ecurie Ecosse will I believe be available before Xmas. Paul Skilleter is the author of a number of book including the Jaguar sports car and Jaguar saloon car both published by Haynes and co author of the Sir William Lyons biography. More recently he has completed a fantastic book on the biography of Norman Dewis Jaguars noted test driver and highly acclaimed by the aston martin team manager of the 1950's.
see www.paulskilleterbooks.com
I had the privilage of driving around norman dewis whilst he was in Western australia some years back. It was noted he had driven over one million miles at over over 100 miles per hour!

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 12:22

the Norman Dewis book is fantastic, fingers crossed this pair will deliver a fab history of Ecosse

#2691 Mark A

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 20:13

Originally posted by terry mcgrath
speaking of eric dymock

"Jim Clark, Racing Legend" by Eric Dymock

A book he has done in conjunction with paul skilleter PJ publishing on the history of Ecurie Ecosse will I believe be available before Xmas. Paul Skilleter is the author of a number of book including the Jaguar sports car and Jaguar saloon car both published by Haynes and co author of the Sir William Lyons biography. More recently he has completed a fantastic book on the biography of Norman Dewis Jaguars noted test driver and highly acclaimed by the aston martin team manager of the 1950's.
see www.paulskilleterbooks.com
I had the privilage of driving around norman dewis whilst he was in Western australia some years back. It was noted he had driven over one million miles at over over 100 miles per hour!



Wasn't the Eric Dymock Jim Clark book published years ago?

Be interesting to see the Ecurie Ecosse Book, I already have the one by Graham Gauld which is very good.

#2692 Mark A

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 20:16

Originally posted by Tom Glowacki
www.bullpublishing.com is the place to order the Guirney book. If $75 seems steep, check out the prices on the premium edition, $525, and the publisher's edition, $225.


Amazon in the UK have it on pre-order for under £20. Just ordered it. (Estimated delivery 3rd Sept)

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 20:25

Originally posted by Mark A



Wasn't the Eric Dymock Jim Clark book published years ago?

Be interesting to see the Ecurie Ecosse Book, I already have the one by Graham Gauld which is very good.


I think the Dymock one is the book that was originally published as "The Jim Clark Book" back in the mid 90s, reprinted with more pictures? If so, I really enjoyed it - very well written, and it wasn't afraid to criticise Jim where necessary, without being in any way disrespectful.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 20:40

Originally posted by petefenelon


I think the Dymock one is the book that was originally published as "The Jim Clark Book" back in the mid 90s, reprinted with more pictures? If so, I really enjoyed it - very well written, and it wasn't afraid to criticise Jim where necessary, without being in any way disrespectful.


I have just finished reading this book and it gave me an insight to a side of Jim that I just never had any idea about. Some superb pictures and a veritable steal for just over 12 pounds, a great addition to my collection.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 20:46

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
:wave: I have Power & Glory Vol.1 by W.Court . Is Vol. 2 as good ? at £ 40+postage worth it ?

Yes and yes. Court is a beautiful writer.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 22:05

Originally posted by NRoshier
Is Anthony Pritchard still writing? I have enjoyed his work so far, though I cannot source his Alfa book.


On a related note, has anyone seen Anthony Pritchard's new book on the Mille Miglia? Any good? It's an event I've always wanted to learn more about (that and the Targa Florio), and I could actually afford this one. Plus I've read a couple of Mr. Pritchard's other books (the one on sports racing cars springs to mind) and found them good to read.

Apologies if this book has been covered elsewhere in this thread. I've lost track of where I left off the last time I looked!

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#2697 RS2000

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 17:37

Seems there's more than one book on the MN Rally Championship in the pipeline..
http://www.photohistoric.com/blog.php

#2698 Mark A

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 19:06

Originally posted by RS2000
Seems there's more than one book on the MN Rally Championship in the pipeline..
http://www.photohistoric.com/blog.php


Nice link, just found a picture of a car I've navigated in in recent years with it's new owner. (Alun Rees car from the 68 Bristowe).

Looks like another interesting book for the future.

#2699 Rob Ryder

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 19:23

Amazon are offering "Sports Car Racing in Camera, 1960-69" by Paul Parker at £19.80 (saving £10.20).

http://www.amazon.co...2741_pe_snp_003

Looks like a good offer... ordered mine ;)
Rob

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#2700 Mark A

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 20:17

Originally posted by Rob Ryder
Amazon are offering "Sports Car Racing in Camera, 1960-69" by Paul Parker at £19.80 (saving £10.20).

http://www.amazon.co...2741_pe_snp_003

Looks like a good offer... ordered mine ;)
Rob



Does anyone know what this book is like, got the amazon email about it.