Posted 05 September 2005 - 23:27
To reply to Seppi-0-917pa, tag 1033.
As one of the authors of "The Ford THat Beat Ferrari", here are the details about the new edition. The old plates may have been dumped - we never found them - so we rewrote all the text and captions, changing some bits, because in the intervening twenty years since the first edition, we have discovered a lot of new info. Photos could have been a problem, because it would appear that the first publisher may not have returned all the photos to their rightful libraries - however, we had many copy prints, plus I spent many happy days ploughing through the libraries of Ford, LAT, Autosport and Ferret again to seek new interesting pics. And we found a lot of new interesting pics, and there is much more colour than in the first edition. 350 colour out of 850 total pics, with many double page spreads. So it is not just a reprint, it really is a completely new edition, and we have added a chapter at the end to show a pic of each original racer as it is now - for example Adrian Newey opposite-locking his way round Goodwood last year - and the final chapter brings us up to date with the new Ford GT. The edition out now is the Standard edition. Next month there will be a leather bound/slip cased Limited Edition, signed by both authors and Jacky Ickx who wrote our Foreword. In November a very special Owners Edition will be published. The leather binding will be more sumptuous and the slip case with feature a facsimile original aluminium chassis plate with the chassis number of YOUR car - if you own one. If the current owners don't take up the offer by 31 December 2005, then these very special Owners Edition books will be up for general sale. I signed at least 65 books on the three days I was at the Festival of Speed in June, and I then signed all copies that the booksellers had - so Chaters, Car Collectors, Millhouse and Hortons may have some signed copies left.
On another tag, 1092, there is much talk about Mark Hughes. There are two Mark Hughes, and both worked for AutoSport. The earler Mark is now Publishing Director for Haynes, and the guy who published "The Ford That Beat Ferrari", Second Edition.