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#3001 Vitesse2

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 18:27

Originally posted by ensign14
French one "A Batons Rompus", from about 1969 IIRC.

The same book was published in 1972 in German as "Jacky Ickx. Meine glückliche Karriere" by Jacky Ickx and John J. Goossens.

There's also a picture book but I can't remember the title ("Mes Souvenirs" or something like that?)

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#3002 Tom Vandenhecke

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 21:11

Originally posted by COUGAR508
Whilst I'm here, does anyone know of any Jacky Ickx biographies (in English or otherwise?).

Coterie Press announced that Johnny Tipler is currently working on a Jacky Ickx biography. Finally I would say, a proper biography has been long overdue.

#3003 Tom Vandenhecke

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 21:13

Originally posted by Vitesse2

There's also a picture book but I can't remember the title ("Mes Souvenirs" or something like that?)


"Mes souvenirs noirs et blancs" written by Dennis Asselberghs

#3004 sterling49

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 23:08

Originally posted by Peter Darley

In the current issue of 'Octane' there is a supplement called 'Gear', in which the booksellers Hortons reckon that the book will be a collectors item and double in value next year, since it has virtually sold out.

USUAL DECLARATION OF INTEREST.

Peter Darley

Jim Clark - Life at Team Lotus. [/B]


The book arrived today, I should be attending important work correspondence....but I cannot put this fantastic book down.........Limited Edition too, what a steal......will report more fully later :up:

#3005 Vitesse2

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 00:12

Originally posted by Tom Vandenhecke


"Mes souvenirs noirs et blancs" written by Dennis Asselberghs


That's the one :up: :)

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 00:40

Originally posted by Tom Vandenhecke
Coterie Press announced that Johnny Tipler is currently working on a Jacky Ickx biography. Finally I would say, a proper biography has been long overdue.



That's excellent news. Thankyou.

#3007 helioseism

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 02:11

Received flyer from art Evans advertising his latest:

"Golden Gate Remembered"

Covers 1952-1954 sports car races at San Francisco Golden Gate park.

"...a collection of race reports, results, driver biographies and contemporary reportage".

Softbound, 8.5 X 11 in, 164 pages, $32.95 + 5.95 shipping & handling (rate probably only for USA)

Art Evans, 800 S Coast Pacific Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 USA

#3008 dretceterini

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 03:08

I would LOVE to see a re-issue of the Orsini Mille book Mille Miglia:Una Corsa Italiana from circa 1990, but with an English (andd languages other than Italian) translation...

#3009 sterling49

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 19:23

I am completely ensconced in Peter Darley's book "Jim Clark Life At Team Lotus" a superb stroll through the sixties in a time when I was a young teenager. I am currently on the Brands Hatch Chapter, it does feature Oulton, Snetterton, Silverstone,Crystal Palace and Goodwood also.The memories come flooding back, the old dressing room in the paddock, the great August Bank Holiday meetings when Jim would be racing in four cars (I fell asleep during the F2 race, because I flown back from France the previous day, and arrived home in the early hours :yawn: I remember sitting on the bonnet of dad's Cortina on South Bank). A truly spectacular set of photos, not yet seen before and some taken from unusual track positions. I also love the fact that they are in black and white, period you might say. Alongside each race photographed is a cover picture of the corresponding Race Programme (of which I have nearly all, but cannot find.......)

Such a superb book, I think this is likely to be my all time favourite, as I wander through I can hear the fab four singing "Help"...it really triggers the memories. Fantastic!! Thank You Peter :wave:

#3010 helioseism

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:06

New book of interest:

"Damn Few Died in Bed - Memories of a Life in American Automobile Racing 1930-1975"

Andy Dunlop and Thomas Saal

$39.95

Racemaker Press

Quote from the web site:
"The remarkable story of Andy Dunlop, a master mechanic and crew chief who spent almost fifty years in American automotive competition. In a book that captures the essence of American dirt track racing, Saal's skillful interviews with Dunlop bring out the highs and lows of the amazing life of a chief mechanic on the championship trail in the Fifties and Sixties. This volume is a true testament to Andy and many others who lived and sometimes died on the edge, preparing cars and driving them to their limit."

The web site also advertises the forthcoming book "Walter Marr: Buick's Amazing Engineer" by Beverly Rae Kimes and Jim Cox.

#3011 green-blood

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:05

hey

Pomeroy, The Grand Prix Car Vol 1&2

these are going for bargain money right now

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...VQQcmdZViewItem

US shipping needed, but thats ok for those in, eh, the US, coinsidering the value (or lack of) the dollar, this is a super opportunity

#3012 Allan Lupton

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:03

Originally posted by green-blood
hey

Pomeroy, The Grand Prix Car Vol 1&2

these are going for bargain money right now

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...VQQcmdZViewItem

US shipping needed, but thats ok for those in, eh, the US, coinsidering the value (or lack of) the dollar, this is a super opportunity

Went for $570 to which one would have had to add p&p of say $55 to UK which translates as about £310, so a natural level was found (cf. abebooks)

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 05:55

The Cesare de Agostini book "Nino Farina" is published.
If interested: Libreria del Automobile site or other italian bookshops.

#3014 Paul Parker

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 11:43

I recall buying my copies of the Pomeroy books for something like £3 each during the mid-1960s.

Personal circumstances led me to selling my complete collection (about 120 books at the time that included some early Autocourse and Automobile Years) for £45 in 1970.

C'est la vie!

#3015 Vitesse2

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 15:45

Originally posted by Vitesse2

The same book was published in 1972 in German as "Jacky Ickx. Meine glückliche Karriere" by Jacky Ickx and John J. Goossens.

... and there's a copy on eBay.de on "buy it now" ending soon. Item # 280173199374

#3016 COUGAR508

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 20:43

I have been flicking through one of my recent purchases, Racing in The Rain by John Horsman. It looks fascinating. Before I read it in earnest, can people confirm whether it is really as good as the reviews suggest?

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 21:13

Originally posted by RS2000
Sorry Lewis, none of the 6 books about you are on my Xmas list. This will be, if out in time.
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Any news on this book yet?

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 21:24

Originally posted by COUGAR508
I have been flicking through one of my recent purchases, Racing in The Rain by John Horsman. It looks fascinating. Before I read it in earnest, can people confirm whether it is really as good as the reviews suggest?


A brilliant book, by one of the best, my favourite time for the Gulf Team was the GT40 and 917s, but it is a superb read and great photos also. I received mine as a Xmas present, along with the perfect partner for it, the Vic Elford story. :up:

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 21:34

Originally posted by RS2000
Sorry Lewis, none of the 6 books about you are on my Xmas list. This will be, if out in time.
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Moved to the top of my Xmas list, who has it for sale though :confused:

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#3020 RS2000

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 22:27

I Emailed him a couple of weeks ago, partly because I had 3 photos he was asking for but also to ask about this. No reply. Maybe same old story - out of control of author once publisher gets hold of it.

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 14:33

Originally posted by Paul Parker
I recall buying my copies of the Pomeroy books for something like £3 each during the mid-1960s.

Personal circumstances led me to selling my complete collection (about 120 books at the time that included some early Autocourse and Automobile Years) for £45 in 1970.

C'est la vie!

:cry: Ouch!

I sold my Porsche 356SC for less than $2000 in 1967, so I can certainly share in your pain!

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 15:38

Originally posted by RA Historian
:cry: Ouch!

I sold my Porsche 356SC for less than $2000 in 1967, so I can certainly share in your pain!


I sold my '56 Speedster in 1968 before I went to Viet-Nam for a similar pittance....

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 21:30

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps


I sold my '56 Speedster in 1968 before I went to Viet-Nam for a similar pittance....

Col, brothers in uniform and brothers in, shall we say, misguided car sales......

#3024 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 00:16

Tom, It never crossed my mind that the damn thing might actually be worth something some day, especially when the money offered seemed like a good deal at the time. Plus, it was evident that I would not be needing a car for a long while...... and it was a bit clapped out at the time as well, so.... Let us not mention the 1964 Mercury Marauder with the 427 that was also had for pennies by someone making me an offer for a car that was driving me crazy.....

#3025 COUGAR508

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 17:29

Originally posted by sterling49


A brilliant book, by one of the best, my favourite time for the Gulf Team was the GT40 and 917s, but it is a superb read and great photos also. I received mine as a Xmas present, along with the perfect partner for it, the Vic Elford story. :up:



What i like about the book is that it goes into great detail about the times both before and after the "glory days", and also covers some adventures in USAC. It has really re-fired my interest in sportscar racing from that period. Highly recommended.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 17:37

Originally posted by COUGAR508



What i like about the book is that it goes into great detail about the times both before and after the "glory days", and also covers some adventures in USAC. It has really re-fired my interest in sportscar racing from that period. Highly recommended.


Both books are superb, they really do compliment each other, the complete tale is told and in the case of the Vic Elford book, it even discloses that he lived in Ash village. 28 years ago I had my wedding reception there in the village hall :eek: A superb journey through club rallies to the highest pinnacle of racing, and still he showed his support of 7Oaks M.C.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 18:34

Hi I wonder if any have some proposals to books on Tyrrell cars or (and) Ken Tyrrell,
I have already KEN TYRRELL The authorised biography by M.Hamilton
And KEN TYRRELL Portrit of a motor racing giant by C.Hilton and The Grand Prix Tyrrells by D.Nye


And I wonder is her more books In Donington Monamarques series exists it more than the three first (Tyrrells , Maserai 250F, 4-whell Drives) in the books it written that (Supercars for Supermen , The Coopers , The Eagles) is in preparation, exists it more than three books in this series?

#3028 Vitesse2

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 21:39

Originally posted by tobbe j

And I wonder is her more books In Donington Monamarques series exists it more than the three first (Tyrrells , Maserai 250F, 4-whell Drives) in the books it written that (Supercars for Supermen , The Coopers , The Eagles) is in preparation, exists it more than three books in this series?

No. Only the first three in the series were published.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 22:07

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps


I sold my '56 Speedster in 1968 before I went to Viet-Nam for a similar pittance....


...and I bought my first Speedster when I returned from Vietnam in 1970.

:wave:

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 22:43

Originally posted by Jack-the-Lad


...and I bought my first Speedster when I returned from Vietnam in 1970.

Jack


Was it gray (well, something close to it) with red interior? And did it have a rollbar? Dent (actually dents, one big and several small) in the passenger door? Crease on the left rear fender? Abarth exhaust? "I Hate To Change The Damn Plugs!" written on the inside of the engine lid? Two (or was it three?) SCCA dash plaques on the dash?

If not, I can breathe easy....

#3031 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 00:29

Originally posted by HDonaldCapps


Was it gray (well, something close to it) with red interior? And did it have a rollbar? Dent (actually dents, one big and several small) in the passenger door? Crease on the left rear fender? Abarth exhaust? "I Hate To Change The Damn Plugs!" written on the inside of the engine lid? Two (or was it three?) SCCA dash plaques on the dash?

If not, I can breathe easy....


mmmmmmmmmm....not quite. Tangerine (non-original) with black, 1958 Super. Loved it. The car I most regret selling (after the 1973 2.7RS, that is). I bought it in San Diego in 1970 and sold it in Florida in 1973. I've had a few others since then, but none ever satisfies quite like the first.....

Jack.

#3032 helioseism

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 01:54

New (to me) USA drag racing pictorial books:

Northern Ohio Drag Racing Memories Volumes I and II - An Illustrated History of Northern Ohio Drag Racers
John Shapiro
Approx. 110 pages each, $24.95+$6 S&H each.

Link

Same author is advertising this on eBay, also for $24.95+6:

Funny Car Match Racing - East

#3033 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 04:56

I recently purchased a book called Maranello ...Images between the old & the new millenium by a native of the town, Luca Giovanelli. It basically consists of photographs of Maranello as it once was and as it is now; not just the Ferrari works but the town in general. I highly recommend the book for those who are interested not just in Ferrari, but also the environment in which the company was born and still flourishes. The book is in Italian, English and German.

The book is not widely distributed, and if any TNFers would like more information I encourage you to contact Sr. Giovanelli directly at lucarita6971@hotmail.it His English is quite good, so don't worry if you don't speak Italian. I found him to be very accommodating, and I'm sure he would be glad to send some images from the book if asked.

Jack

#3034 helioseism

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 23:57

Has anybody ever seen a copy of this book or have any information on its status??

Ferrari 330P4, the Complete Story
Nathan Beehl and Paul Skett
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Written Image Ltd; Standard edition (1 Sep 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0954694643
ISBN-13: 978-0954694647

It's listed on Amazon UK, but a web search did not yield any reviews, cover images, or booksellers that actually have it in stock. I did not find a web site for the publisher.

Also, I am thinking of starting and maintaining a thread listing books that were announced but never published, so we can all stop looking for them. Another useful thread might list books in progress or planned. What do people think of these ideas?

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 09:13

Originally posted by helioseism
Has anybody ever seen a copy of this book or have any information on its status??

Ferrari 330P4, the Complete Story
Nathan Beehl and Paul Skett
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Written Image Ltd; Standard edition (1 Sep 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0954694643
ISBN-13: 978-0954694647

It's listed on Amazon UK, but a web search did not yield any reviews, cover images, or booksellers that actually have it in stock. I did not find a web site for the publisher.

I'm afraid that this was a premature announcement by, shall we say, an over-enthusiastic publisher.
Neither Paul or myself have started writing this book yet, although we have plenty of research material, and we still feel that there is a market for a book that covers these fabulous cars in detail that goes beyond the championship races.
In the meantime, if you are looking for new Ferrari related books, there is my latest - "Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer - the Road & Race Legends" by Fiorano Publishing. www.fiorano-publishing.co.uk.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 13:23

> Neither Paul or myself have started writing this book yet

Sigh... I think that's a new peak of optimism from Amazon isn't it?;)

Sounds like it should be a fascinating book though!

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 13:59

Originally posted by petefenelon
> Neither Paul or myself have started writing this book yet
Sigh... I think that's a new peak of optimism from Amazon isn't it?;)
Sounds like it should be a fascinating book though!

Pete
On this occasion it's not Amazon's fault. The publisher has registered the book with ISBN, who in turn notify Amazon and others, although we don't even have a signed contract with this publisher.
We hope it will be fascinating, and full of new and previously unpublished photos and information.
Nathan

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 15:17

Nathan --

Thanks for the information. I would certainly buy a copy of the 330P4 book, and I'll take a look at the BB book.

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 22:11

:wave: I would love to see a book on Scuderia Centro Sud and/or Scuderia Serenissima/SSS/Volpi !

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:36

Have just finished "Winning is not Enough".
Did it change my views/opinion on JYS as a person (previously very positive but not at the higher level of a few) or a driver? Overall, no. Some very positive images of the most personal kind, some negative in the field of his assessment/judgement of others. One (non-motorsport) industry figure I have personally found behaving despicably to customers is a man JYS seems to consider a near saint.
There are those who might cast accusations of fawning cronyism about some of the "people" comments. Probably not justified but there is a slight flavour of it. The most hardened Royalist might baulk a little at some of the enthusiasm shown in that area.
What the book does underline is the limited period of actual competition driving to be covered, compared to the rest of life. I wanted more revellations from that period. Some of the events are now long enough ago to expect more but it is clearly not his style. I also did not really want to read an extended advert for the Mayo Clinic, an institution of undisputed excellence maybe but one far removed from the aspirations/affordability of ordinary people and thus something of an irrelevance to them.
Well I'm sure that's upset somebody, despite it being positive overall...

#3041 RS2000

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:37

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
I would love to see a book on Scuderia Centro Sud

So would I.

#3042 Adam F

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 12:04

Having recently received my copy of "Ecurie Ecosse" by Eric Dymock, I can throughly recommend it.
At £60 it is not cheap, but its 270 pages are packed with both fascinating photographs and text.

It is available from Paul Skilleter at http://www.paulskill....com/eebook.php

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 12:24

But is it worth getting if you have the Graham Gauld book? (As well as the David Murray one?)

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 20:23

Originally posted by RS2000
Have just finished "Winning is not Enough".
Did it change my views/opinion on JYS as a person (previously very positive but not at the higher level of a few) or a driver? Overall, no. Some very positive images of the most personal kind, some negative in the field of his assessment/judgement of others. One (non-motorsport) industry figure I have personally found behaving despicably to customers is a man JYS seems to consider a near saint.
There are those who might cast accusations of fawning cronyism about some of the "people" comments. Probably not justified but there is a slight flavour of it. The most hardened Royalist might baulk a little at some of the enthusiasm shown in that area.
What the book does underline is the limited period of actual competition driving to be covered, compared to the rest of life. I wanted more revellations from that period. Some of the events are now long enough ago to expect more but it is clearly not his style. I also did not really want to read an extended advert for the Mayo Clinic, an institution of undisputed excellence maybe but one far removed from the aspirations/affordability of ordinary people and thus something of an irrelevance to them.
Well I'm sure that's upset somebody, despite it being positive overall...



Some good points. My one main criticism of the book would be his unquestioning praise of some of the people JYS did business with. I would also have welcomed more analysis of those relationships which were not quite so rosy.

#3045 Vitesse2

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 01:50

Originally posted by COUGAR508
I would also have welcomed more analysis of those relationships which were not quite so rosy.

Agreed. I'll post a more comprehensive critique tomorrow, but the fact that Max Mosley features only once in the index goes a long way to illustrate your point. Bernie features a few more times, but it somehow comes across as damning with faint praise ....

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 15:09

most definetly there is lot of new material and it is very well presented and packaged in hardcover and with a limited edition leather bound edition with metal EE badge on cover and apart from that you can never have enough books anyway!

But is it worth getting if you have the Graham Gauld book? (As well as the David Murray one?)

Having recently received my copy of "Ecurie Ecosse" by Eric Dymock, I can throughly recommend it.
At £60 it is not cheap, but its 270 pages are packed with both fascinating photographs and text.

It is available from Paul Skilleter at http://www.paulskill....com/eebook.php

#3047 bradbury west

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 19:16

An e mail from Veloce Publishing indicates that that they are again offering a promotional 40% discount on their titles in the run up to Christmas. See their website
Roger Lund.

#3048 RS2000

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 17:19

Originally posted by bradbury west
An e mail from Veloce Publishing indicates that that they are again offering a promotional 40% discount on their titles in the run up to Christmas. See their website
Roger Lund.


I called in this afternoon and the place was full of unopened boxes of new stock from the printers and another delivery was in progress. I confirmed 40% applies.
For anyone thinking of visiting them, admission is via a dodgy-looking doorway next to "Bojangles" and then only after pushing an intercom button to get the door unlocked!
I think they must be trying to re-create the atmosphere of a "speakeasy" during prohibition in the USA...

#3049 Huw Jadvantich

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 15:20

One more new book with Hamilton and McLaren it is "The Drivers" available from the Bruce Mclaren Trust.
In this case the Hamilton is the Kiwi of Hamilton jet fame who raced a Bentley at Brooklands. The book is about fifty kiwi racing drivers, so clearly Mclaren Hulme and Amon are in it, but also Thackwell, Ganley, Shelly, McRae and Nicholson (other kiwi GP drivers) as well as drivers who excelled in lower formulas.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 16:38

Originally posted by Huw Jadvantich
One more new book with Hamilton and McLaren it is "The Drivers" available from the Bruce Mclaren Trust.
In this case the Hamilton is the Kiwi of Hamilton jet fame who raced a Bentley at Brooklands. The book is about fifty kiwi racing drivers, so clearly Mclaren Hulme and Amon are in it, but also Thackwell, Ganley, Shelly, McRae and Nicholson (other kiwi GP drivers) as well as drivers who excelled in lower formulas.

Wot! No UK distribution?