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#4551 red stick

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 20:05

Maybe they've decided to edit this one...

Frank


:)

The note is ambiguous. If splitting it into two volumes is editing . . .


That said, I was looking forward to reading this volume. Along with the Nye/Phil Hill book. And the Brian Redman autobio. Looks like next year is shaping up to be epic.

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#4552 P0wderf1nger

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:24

What a wonderfully imperfect market the world of motor racing books is. At the Goodwood Festival I picked up a VGC copy of Helck's 'Great Auto Races' for a third of the price at which another seller 100 yards away was offering it, and last week I went to Amazon UK to see if I could buy David Wilson's 'The Racing Zborowskis'. My options were a used copy at £136 ...or a new one for £49!
Hey ho.
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#4553 Vitesse2

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:26

What a wonderfully imperfect market the world of motor racing books is. At the Goodwood Festival I picked up a VGC copy of Helck's 'Great Auto Races' for a third of the price at which another seller 100 yards away was offering it, and last week I went to Amazon UK to see if I could buy David Wilson's 'The Racing Zborowskis'. My options were a used copy at £136 ...or a new one for £49!
Hey ho.
Paul

[smug mode] You missed it when the new price was reduced to twenty quid then ..... :p [/smug mode]

#4554 P0wderf1nger

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:35

[smug mode] You missed it when the new price was reduced to twenty quid then ..... :p [/smug mode]

Not for the first time on TNF, all I can say is ... bugger!

#4555 Vitesse2

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:37

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#4556 P0wderf1nger

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:43

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Thanks, you've just given me an idea for my Goodwood Revival outfit!

#4557 helioseism

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 15:11

New book:

We Were The Ramchargers - Inside Drag Racing's Legendary Team
AUTHOR(S): David Rockwell
This book takes you behind the scenes with the group of Chrysler engineers who, from the 1950s through the 1970s, became one of the most successful and influential drag racing teams of all time. The only team of engineers from an automobile manufacturer to drag race successfully, the Ramchargers broke the most time barriers in drag racing history and earned the most National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Super Stock titles during the sport’s golden era of factory competition.

Dave Rockwell, a Ramcharger himself, interviewed more than 40 team members, competitors, and track operators for We Were the Ramchargers, the first book to provide inside details on all elements of the Ramchargers story.

In addition to chronicling the races they won and legendary cars they developed (including the High and Mighty, 426 Hemi, and first Funny Car), Rockwell opens corporate and personal files to take readers behind the doors at Chrysler (showing, among other things, how the Ramchargers helped pioneer the platform team concept), while revealing the personalities of the men who made it all happen.

Published By: SAE International
Date Published: August 2009
Pages: 302
Binding: Hardbound
$39.95

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#4558 red stick

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 00:20

Coming in October:

Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman by Matt Stone and Preston Lerner.

http://www.amazon.co...-...8206&sr=8-5

#4559 helioseism

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 02:53

New book:
Audi Quattro: The Rally History
Authors: Reinhard Klein / John Davenport
2009
252 pages, 400 color photos
Hardbound, English
€ 52.50
From its first outing at Monte Carlo in 1981 the Quattro turned the world of rallying upside down. Its superb traction and seemingly limitless power thrilled enthusiasts wherever the car appeared. Author John Davenport follows the story rally by rally, presenting all the cars from the Audi 80 to the Quattros and the Coupe S2, and providing comprehensive statistics. World-famous rally photographer Reinhard Klein also followed the Quattro revolution and here shows his most beautiful colour pictures.

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#4560 bigears

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:12

I have returned from my enjoyable holiday from Barcelona.

I have visited the Montjuich Park and had a walk around the circuit. It was very interesting.

Anyway, is there any books about the old Spanish street circuit?

Thank you.

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 11:55

On Montjuic itself, "40 Años De Historia del Automovilismo en el Circuito de Montjuïc" by Javier del Arco de Izco. Bilingual English-Spanish. Was 40 euros new IIRC, bargain, big cube of a book on quality paper.

On the Pedralbes races, "Los Grandes Premios Internacionales de la Penya Rhin" by Pablo Gimeno Valledor. Again bilingual. The latter cost me £50 a couple of years ago, it seems to be going for three times that now...

#4562 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 13:11

Coming in October:

Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman by Matt Stone and Preston Lerner.

http://www.amazon.co...-...8206&sr=8-5


I think I'll wait for the reviews before splashing out on this one....

Jack.


#4563 red stick

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 15:01

I think I'll wait for the reviews before splashing out on this one....

Jack.


Lerner's work is fairly well-regarded, I thought, particularly his Scarab history. I'm not familiar with Stone's. I guess we'll see.

#4564 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 17:47

Lerner's work is fairly well-regarded, I thought, particularly his Scarab history. I'm not familiar with Stone's. I guess we'll see.


I tend to think of Stone more as an editor than a biographer/historian, and I'm always a little suspicious of biographies that appear so close on the heels of the subject's death. The fullness of time always reveals more of one's life.....and usually the most interesting parts.

Jack.


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 17:59

I tend to think of Stone more as an editor than a biographer/historian, and I'm always a little suspicious of biographies that appear so close on the heels of the subject's death. The fullness of time always reveals more of one's life.....and usually the most interesting parts.

Jack.



True enough, although Newman's driving career was largely over two decades ago. I'd be curious to know how much he cooperated in the endeavor before his death, or if this is, indeed, a quicky bio.

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 15:45

I tend to think of Stone more as an editor than a biographer/historian, and I'm always a little suspicious of biographies that appear so close on the heels of the subject's death. The fullness of time always reveals more of one's life.....and usually the most interesting parts.

Jack.


Jack:

Right. He used to edit Motor Trend; am not sure if he still does. He wrote the book McQueen's Machines.

Frank

#4567 helioseism

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:13

New book coming next year:

Sports Car Racing in Camera 1950-59
by Paul Parker
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Haynes Publishing (15 Jun 2010)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1844255522
ISBN-13: 978-1844255528
Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 22.9 x 3 cm
$52.95

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#4568 helioseism

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:28

More new books to wait for:

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Le Mans 24 Hours 1960-69: The Complete History
by Quentin Spurring
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Haynes Publishing (15 Aug 2010)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1844255840
ISBN-13: 978-1844255849
Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 25.4 x 3 cm
$69.95
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Water Speed Record: The Definitive History
by David Tremayne
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Haynes Publishing (15 Jul 2010)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1844254739
ISBN-13: 978-1844254736
Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 22.9 x 2.8 cm
$62.95
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Gerry Marshall: His Authorised Biography
by Jeremy Walton
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Haynes Publishing (15 Jun 2010)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1844256480
ISBN-13: 978-1844256488
Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 22.9 x 2.8 cm
$52.95
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Alfa Romeo & Mille Miglia
by Andrea Curami
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Giorgio NADA Editore (15 Jul 2010)
Language English
ISBN-10: 8879114964
ISBN-13: 978-8879114967
$44.95
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#4569 Peter Darley

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 15:42

Coterie are taking orders via their website for UK delivery next month

http://www.coteriepr.../CP_Home_01.php

Can confirm that book is at the Printers, and should be on sale from the middle of this month

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 14:57

Is there a good English biography of Rudolf Caracciola?

Have searched the forum and threads, but can't seem to find one. After reading books about Seaman and Rosemeyer, and Neubauer I wanted to follow this up. I know he has an autobiography, which I'll get, but I always prefer the independent viewpoint of a biography.


#4571 Vitesse2

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 15:26

Is there a good English biography of Rudolf Caracciola?

No. Nor a bad one either.

There's been nothing published in English about Caratsch before or since "Racing Driver's World". Mölter's two books (both only in German) are the only recent works.

#4572 MichaelJP

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 15:31

No. Nor a bad one either.
There's been nothing published in English about Caratsch before or since "Racing Driver's World". Mölter's two books (both only in German) are the only recent works.


I'm amazed given that he always features in "greatest driver" lists - surely it would be worthwhile at the least for a publisher to get an English translation done of the Mölter work?


#4573 Mark Godfrey

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 23:06

To elaborate on the subject, there are two English language translations of Caracciola's book(s) -- that is the early autobiographies.

Rudolf Caracciola: Mercedes Grand Prix Ace, an autobiography. Translated by Charles Meisl, Foreword by George Monkhouse (Foreword dated 1955). Published by GT Foulis.

A Racing Car Driver's World - Rudolf Caracciola, published by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy NY (1961) Translated by Sigrid Rock.

Though the text starts with the same story, the 1961 book contains an additional 8 or so chapters, an epilogue, and more extensive race record, but no index.
Photo selections appear to be unique to each book.

Mark



#4574 Alan Cox

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 21:55

Today acquired "Stirling Moss - All my races" by Sir Stirling and Alan Henry. Haynes £30.
585 events individually listed up to Easter 1962 - including races, hillclimbs, trials, rallies, record attempts, with a fine selection of photographs from a fair proportion of them, and some new shots among them. Initial impression - not disappointed and pleased to have it.

#4575 helioseism

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 19:41

The latest Oosthoek Maserati book has now been released:

Tipo 60 and 61 | The Magnificent Front-Engined Birdcages
Willem Oosthoek and Michel Bollée
2009
344 pages
275 black and white and 149 color photographs
Hardbound with jacket
In English
€ 135.00
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#4576 helioseism

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 20:06

New books of interest from La Libreria dell'Automobile:
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ALFA ROMEO 2 ANNI DI CORSE 1930-1931
Publisher: Il Fiorino
Reprint of the publication by the Ferrari Racing Team illustrating the participation of the Alfa Romeo cars to the National and International motoring races.
Publishing Date: 2009
Text: Italian
Binding: Softbound
Pages: 64
Size: cms. 14x23
Pictures: 100 illustrations
Price: € 20,00
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LA MIA TARGA: DIARIO DELLA TARGA FLORIO 1966-1975
Author: Nino Minutoli
Publisher: Edizioni Sfameni
The author, a historian of the motor racing and amateur photographer, followed for ten years the Mille Miglia race which he calls “the greatest race in the world”. The volume is a collection of all his experiences and photographic evidences.
Publishing Date: 2009
Text: Italian
Binding: Softbound
Pages: 178
Size: cms. 17x24
COL Pictures: 12
B/W Pictures: 160
Price: € 20,00
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CIRCUITO DEL MUGELLO - LUOGHI PERSONE AUTOMOBILI ED ALTRE STORIE...
Author: Andrea Marsili Libelli
Publisher: Focus Press
Second volume on the Mugello race track, here with more attention to the places, the people and all the cars involved. Witnesses, results and protagonists are included.
Publishing Date: 2009
Text: Italian
Binding: Hardbound
Pages: 220
Size: cms. 30x28
Pictures: 584 COL & B/W
Price: € 65,00
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#4577 helioseism

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 21:30

New book about the Simeone collection:

The Simeone Foundation Museum
The Spirit of Competition
By Frederick A. Simeone, MD.
Preface by Mario Andretti
Photograph by Michael Furman
Coachbuilt Press, 2009, $185
Hardbound, 13 x 9.5 inches

Copies can be ordered from www.simeonemuseum.org

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#4578 ensign14

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:36

This could be an interesting read:

Dangerous Curves: The Terri O'Connell Story

The American Bob Cowell. Not sure though how much is about racing though...

#4579 D-Type

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 19:29

My family are well trained and buy me motor racing books at car boot sales and charity shops.

I have a duplicate copy of Grand Prix Racing - The Enthusiast's Companion by Anthony Pritchard. If anybody would like it please send me a PM.

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#4580 Ivan

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 23:31

Has anyone read this book yet? Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans by AJ Baime.
Or this one, Performance at the Limit: Business Lessons from Formula 1 Motor Racing by Mark Jenkins.

Edited by Ivan, 18 September 2009 - 23:57.


#4581 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 02:47

Has anyone read this book yet? Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans by AJ Baime.

It's quite entertaining, but by no means a scholarly history that you would expect from, say, a Doug Nye or a Karl Ludvigsen.

Jack.


#4582 Mark Godfrey

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 17:04

Can anyone tell me the focus of the 2003 paperback "Restoration & Miscellaneous: Road & Track on Henry Manney at Large & Aboard"? A compilation of Henry Manney's race coverage would interest me, but from the title I am not sure this Brooklands book will contain any.

Unfortunately the (non transportation) used book dealers are listing copies at $150 to $300! I think one accidentally priced it with the decimal point off, others followed suit, and now they seem to really believe it is quite valuable!

Mark
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#4583 Jan Holmskov

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 18:02

Mark,

I have a paperback with the title Road & Track Henry Manney At Large and Abroad. It was published in 1989 by Brooklands Books and has 104 pages. I think that it is the book that you refer to.

The Abroad articles are amusing stories on how to travel and survive in various European countries, Tunesia and Mexico. At the time they were written (1960-75) it was probably more of an adventure to travel than it is today. The At Large articles are shorter pieces on cars, car people and racing. However, they are not race reports.

The book is nice to have but probably not worth USD150-300. At my university they had an almost complete run of R&T and I remember reading many of the articles in the library.


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Posted 24 September 2009 - 18:47

Mark,

I have a paperback with the title Road & Track Henry Manney At Large and Abroad. It was published in 1989 by Brooklands Books and has 104 pages. I think that it is the book that you refer to.

The Abroad articles are amusing stories on how to travel and survive in various European countries, Tunesia and Mexico. At the time they were written (1960-75) it was probably more of an adventure to travel than it is today. The At Large articles are shorter pieces on cars, car people and racing. However, they are not race reports.

The book is nice to have but probably not worth USD150-300. At my university they had an almost complete run of R&T and I remember reading many of the articles in the library.


Jan


I have the book too. I was a big fan of HNM's when I was a teenager. Imagine....covering the European scene in that era, driving from race to race in your Ferrari 250GTO. Quite a life, a shame that it had to end so soon and with so much prolonged anguish.

Jack


#4585 Mark Godfrey

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 18:56

Thanks for the information on the focus of the Henry Manney book. Perhaps the "Restoration & Miscellaneous" was added to the title for a 2003 edition (ISBN 1870642473).

I have a run of magazines for his years at Road & Track, but would have been happy to spend US$15-20 for a compilation of race reports. I read that he covered Europe for Gus Vignole’s MotoRacing tabloid before going to R&T.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 03:55

New book from Auto Net Carbooks:

Jim Clark | Eine Rennfahrerkarriere in Porträts
Benno Müller
2009
160 pages
120 photos
Hardbound with jacket
language: German
€ 29.95

Jim Clark, 1936 in Schottland geboren, war der alles überragende Fahrer der 60er Jahre. Er wurde 1963 und 1965 Weltmeister und gewann insgesamt 25 Große Preise. Mit seinem bescheidenen und dennoch aufgeschlossenen Wesen war er ein hervorragender Botschafter seines Landes und seines Sports. Der Porträtfotograf Dr. Benno Müller stand in einer ganz besonderen Beziehung zu Jim Clark. Er erlebte bereits mit wie der junge Schotte 1960 auf der Solitude zum ersten Mal in Deutschland für Furore sorgte. Ebenso war er an dem tristen 7. April 1968 dabei, als Clark am Hockenheimring zum letzten Mal an der Start ging. In den dazwischenliegenden Jahren war Dr. Benno Müller zu Jim Clarks Lieblingsfotograf, der Schotte hingegen zum Lieblingsmotiv des Landarztes geworden. Dieses Buch zeigt die eindrucksvollsten Aufnahmen, die Dr. Benno Müller während Jim Clarks einzigartiger Karriere gemacht hat.

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#4587 Mark A

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 22:50

New book from Coterie press:
1965- Jim Clark & Team Lotus - The UK Races
by William Taylor

The latest release from Coterie Publishing is an in-depth photo essay of the cars and drivers competing in a complete season of British motorsport. Detailing every major class and formula, saloons and single-seaters, it sees the legendary drivers such as Stewart, Hill, Gurney, Brabham, Surtees and McLaren competing hard against the formitable talent of Team Lotus and works supported drivers Jimmy Clark, Mike Spence, Jack Sears, Sir John Whitmore, Pedro Rodriguez, Brian Hart, Peter Revson and Ray Parsons.

Copiously illustrated with nearly 200 hitherto unseen photographs from the Peter Darley Archive, the book not only captures the unique atmosphere of the time but also lists the race results for every class in which Jim Clark competed and records the thrills and spills as they unfolded for Colin Chapman's record breaking Team Lotus in 1965.

With new contributions from Jack Sears, Sally Swart (Stokes), Bob Dance and David Hobbs, '1965: Jim Clark & Team Lotus - The UK Races' is not just an invaluable record of Jimmy's early life and times but also a uniquely colorful depiction of an important period in British motor racing history. One which like many other Coterie publications is sure to become a coveted collectors item.

Available late August.
208 pages / 197 B&W photos.

$49.95 plus shipping
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Coterie are taking orders via their website for UK delivery next month

http://www.coteriepr.../CP_Home_01.php


Can confirm that book is at the Printers, and should be on sale from the middle of this month



Just had an email from Chaters today to say my copy is on the way.



#4588 David Wright

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 16:09

Its a nice book. Mine arrived a week ago from the publisher. I was a little disappointed they only included grids for the headline race, and not all of them, but the results are nice to have.

#4589 Mark A

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 16:34

Its a nice book. Mine arrived a week ago from the publisher. I was a little disappointed they only included grids for the headline race, and not all of them, but the results are nice to have.


It's a nice book as you say with some great pics, but........ Why do Coterie seem to keep changing the size of their books! All their original books were the same size, but they are all over the place now.

#4590 helioseism

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:59

New book time...

From The Pitstop Bookshop, Perth:
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Pedals and Pistons : An Autobiography
Price: $A99.95
Availability: New Title now in stock
Author: Procter, Peter
Published: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
No. Pages: 214
Dimensions: 21 x 27
Description: Peter Procter was a success at most things he tried and represented Great Britain in the World Cycling Championships. Getting into motor racing by accident, he raced and rallied for many teams including Ken Tyrrell, Team Lotus, Alan Mann, Broadspeed, Rootes Group and Ford. His career ended in 1966 after a fiery accident at Goodwood. This highly entertaining book tells of the trials and tribulations of motor sport in the 1950s and 1960s. A great read!
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For those following "The Details Only" thread here is a book with 700 photos of wheels:
RUOTE DA CORSA: RAGGI IN ACCIAIO IN LEGA DAL 1939 AL 1970
Author: Gino Giugno
Publisher: Fotograf
Over 700 pictures reproducing the cars with racing wheels from 1939 up to 1970: wire wheels, bimetallic wheels, light alloy or steel wheels.
Publishing Date: 2009
Text: Italian
Binding: Softbound
Pages: 348
Size: cms. 17x24
B/W Pictures: 700
Price: € 59,00
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IL MISTERO DELLE MOTO INGLESI DI FERRARI
Author: Nunzia Manicardi
Publisher: Edizioni Il Fiorino
The story of Enzo Ferrari and the reason why, only for the 1932-34 seasons, he decided to include into his team motorcycle drivers also who, on board of the powerful English Rudge bikes, won three editions of the Italian Motorcycle Championship. A never told before story with many never published before documentation.
Publishing Date: 2009
Text: Italian
Binding: Softbound
Pages: 206
Size: cms. 17x24
COL Pictures: 55
B/W Pictures: 100
Price: € 14,00
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CUORE E ASFALTO - BRUNO RUFFO
Publisher: Leopoldo Bloom
The biography of Bruno Ruffo, the winner of three World Motorcycle Championships. Forewords by Marco Simoncelli and introduction by Francesco Zerbi, Claudio Costa, Giovanni Petrucci and Luciano Nicolis. Dedication of Giacomo Agostini, Loris Capirossi and Valentino Rossi.
Publishing Date: 2009
Text: Italian
Binding: Hardbound
Pages: 240
Size: cms. 23x28
Pictures: 125 B/N & COL
Price: € 30,00
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Jochen Rindt: Champion Lost
(Hardcover)
by David Tremayne (Author)
Price: £30.00
# Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (3 Jun 2010)
# ISBN-10: 1844254720
# ISBN-13: 978-1844254729
Even today, when motorsport fans speak of car control they mention Jochen Rindt. Bernie Ecclestone believed he was the top talent of his era, Jackie Stewart said he was one of the cleanest drivers he had ever raced against, and he remains the sport's only posthumous World Champion. This investigation of Rindt's mercurial career paints the portrait of a man taken long before he reached his true potential and puts an underwritten character into his real perspective, as one of the greatest Grand Prix drivers of all time.
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Flat Out! Europe's Greatest Motor Racing Circuits
David Venables (Author)
Price: £24.99
# Hardcover: 176 pages
# Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing (3 Jun 2010)
# ISBN-10: 0711034818
# ISBN-13: 978-0711034815
This exciting new book provides readers with a detailed study of some of Europe's most famous motor racing circuits, bringing the history of these spectacular venues to life. The circuits covered include Brooklands, Goodwood, Silverstone, Le Mans, Reims, Hockenheim, Nurburgring, Imola, Monza and Monaco/Monte Carlo Spa. Covering everything from the history, origin and development of each track, to the famous drivers who took to the tarmac and the amazing cars they drove in; both historic and contemporary, this is a must have read for every motor racing fan. Other areas examined include significant events and famous races that took place at each site, as well as a brief look at the many teams which performed there. Written by leading motor sport historian David Venables, this fantastic new book is a celebration of these magnificent sporting venues and the exhilarating feast of men and machines which have entertained enthusiasts for decades. Fully illustrated throughout with a variety of photographs, drawings and detailed diagrams showing the development of the circuits over the years, this is the book that motor racing enthusiasts have been waiting for!
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Porsche and Me
by Hans Mezger (Author), Peter Morgan (Author)
US List Price: $69.95
# Hardcover: 208 pages
# Publisher: Peter Morgan Media Ltd (15 April 2010)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1906712085
# ISBN-13: 978-1906712082
# Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 25.4 x 1.9 cm
The autobiography of Porsche's most talented engineer. Hans Mezger joined Porsche in 1956 and within a few years was responsible for the design of both the early 1960s F1 engine and subsequently led the design of the six cylinder 911 engine. In 1965 he became head of the new race design office under the charismatic Ferdinand Piëch. Mezger led the development of all the iconic race prototypes of the 1960s, climaxing in the unforgettable 917 program. He was a principal contributor to all sixteen of Porsche's victories in the famed Le Mans 24 Hours. When the McLaren-TAG F1 team came to Porsche for a turbo engine in the 1980s, he led the design and development that resulted in three consecutive F1 constructor's titles. This personal account of a dedicated and loyal Porsche engineer will touch every enthusiast's heart and underline why the name of Porsche is so respected today.
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#4591 Peter Darley

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:00

Its a nice book. Mine arrived a week ago from the publisher. I was a little disappointed they only included grids for the headline race, and not all of them, but the results are nice to have.

1965. Jim Clark & Team Lotus . The UK Races

This book is reviewed in the November issues of Motor Sport, Octane (Book of the Month), and Classic & Sports Car

Peter Darley


#4592 MattKellett

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 19:40

Ayrton Senna - The Team Lotus Years by Johnny Tipler


I'm thinking of buying this book, if anyone has it, would you mind giving a quick review.

#4593 Mark A

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 20:01

Ayrton Senna - The Team Lotus Years by Johnny Tipler


I'm thinking of buying this book, if anyone has it, would you mind giving a quick review.


I haven't looked at the book for a while so took it off the shelf before posting and it reminded me how much I enjoyed it along with loads of great pictures.

There are probably things in there that the historians would cringe at but as a F1 fan who really only started to appreciate Senna in his last few GP's at Williams it was good to read about his years at Lotus.

#4594 ensign14

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:46

If you're anywhere near a Works remainder outlet, hie yourself hence with a crisp fiver in hand and seek Anthony Pritchard's "Sports Racing Cars". They'll even give you change.

#4595 red stick

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 18:25

If you're anywhere near a Works remainder outlet, hie yourself hence with a crisp fiver in hand and seek Anthony Pritchard's "Sports Racing Cars". They'll even give you change.


Excellent book. My only quibble is not including the Audi R8.


#4596 RS2000

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 22:09

If you're anywhere near a Works remainder outlet, hie yourself hence with a crisp fiver in hand and seek Anthony Pritchard's "Sports Racing Cars". They'll even give you change.


Got the change today but all the nearby public conveniences were free of charge...

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#4597 tonyb

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:45

Lister-Jaguar - Brian Lister and the cars from Cambridge

By Paul Skilleter


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Written by award winning author and publisher Paul Skilleter, this is the first of PJ Publishing’s Jaguar Connoisseur pictorial series. It is based on the largely-unpublished archives of Ted Walker’s Ferret Fotographics, augmented by many additional photographs and memorabilia - most never seen before - supplied by Brian Lister himself, and also by Edwin ‘Dick’ Barton, Lister’s first racing mechanic.

Through this extensive and unique selection of several hundred high-quality monochrome photographs, plus rare period Kodachromes, the book tells how - often in his own words - Brian Lister evolved a series of sports racing cars which culminated in the all-conquering Lister-Jaguars of the late 1950s. Also included is material on the remarkable Archie Scott Brown, the handicapped motor racing hero who from almost nowhere, rose to take on established stars such as Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Tony Brooks and Roy Salvadori - though his story is tinged with tragedy, as he died in an accident at Spa in May 1958.

The story of Brian Lister and the Lister-Jaguars evokes the late 1950's era of glorious front-engined sports cars driven by the top drivers of the day. The Lister-Jaguar won at almost every circuit in Britain and, entered by Briggs Cunningham, was virtually unbeatable in America. It continued to keep the Jaguar name in the forefront of sports car racing long after the D-type became obsolete. The green and yellow cars from Cambridge were simply the best of their kind, and added lustre to Jaguar's name and to the reputation of British engineering.

Sections include:

* The Tojeiro-JAP and Brian Lister’s early motor sport adventures
* The first Listers: the Lister-MG, Lister-Maserati and Lister-Bristol
* Archie Scott Brown and the first Lister-Jaguar
* The Lister-Jaguar ‘knobbly’
* The Lister-Jaguar Costin
* Lister-Jaguars in historic racing
* Brian Lister's scrapbook
* The Le Mans Sunbeam Tigers
* The Lister story continued: Lister XJ-S and Lister Storm.

To the same large (24 x 30cm, ~9 x 12in) format and high production values as PJ Publishing’s much-acclaimed Mike Hawthorn, Norman Dewis and Ecurie Ecosse books, Lister-Jaguar - Brian Lister and the cars from Cambridge will extend to approx. 250 pages.

Also available: Special leather-bound limited edition of only 120 numbered books in slip-cases carrying the famous Lister enamel badge, each copy signed by Brian Lister and the author.

The std edition has a cover price of £50 but is available for limited pre-publication order at £42.50. The leather edition is £150. Both plus P&P (or can be collected).

Pre-publication orders are welcome via Paul's website. Special pre-publication price and no cards charged until book is available!

A number of forum members have helped with proof reading the book for which many thanks. And, of course, there are lots of Ted's photos to look at!

Publication date is now Spring 2009.

Here are a few advance page spreads:

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#4598 RA Historian

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 17:54

Looks to be an excellent book and one that I would like to have.

Two questions, though:

1-Does it cover US racing in detail?

2-Does it cover the Chevrolet engined cars that raced in the US, principally the Kelso, Pete Harrison, Art Huttinger, etc., cars?

Tom

#4599 helioseism

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 01:40

New books.

From Chater's:
Wheelspin & Smoking Tyres
(Due November)
Author: Duerden K / Barker R
ISBN: 978-0-85184-074-1
£39.99
Many previously unseen photographs, this book captures the essence of a age of motor racing the 1950s and into the 60s. After honing his skills on the tracks, Keith Duerden's camera took him from Coniston Water with Donald Campbell to the pioneering days.
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From La Libreria Dell'Automobile:
QUANDO SCATTA NUVOLARI: STORIE, VELOCITA’, PASSIONI
Publisher: Silvana Editoriale
A big photographic exposition in Mantova on Tazio Nuvolari: lots of never published before photographs taken by the driver himself and restored by 2575 negatives. The images offer an intimate portrait of Nuvolari witnessing his great sensibility.
Publishing Date: 2009
Text: Italian/English
Binding: Softbound
Pages: 288
Size: cms. 23x28
COL Pictures: 250
Price: € 35,00
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From Takahara:
Tribute to Tyrrell
23.5X29.7cm
146 pages
ISBN: 978-4-7796-0771-4
Yen 1,500
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#4600 rwills

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 10:47

Does anyone know where I can get hold of a copy of the EJ Potter book Michigan Madman? I've got one but wanted to give one as a Christmas gift. It is a funny read.

There was this site in the US http://www.teshio.co...an_EJPotter.htm but I didn't get a response from the email and the phone number goes to some strange recorded message.

There is one second hand on Amazon but in excess of $100!!!

http://www.amazon.co...u/dp/B0006RCF0K

Any ideas?

Roger