A promotional leaflet arrived the other day advising the Maurice Louche, (Emotion Ferrari) is issuing a heavily revised edition of his original work on the history of the Mont Ventoux hillclimb from 1902 to 1976. Publication date, he tells me, is early 2008. The original was issued in 1984 and is long out of print. The new work will feature some 850 photos, many revised and edited, plus new ones, b./w and colour.
A further revision in a couple of years will see a new copy of his work on the Tour de France Auto, again out of print since the 1987 original. His other works remain available, seewww.editionsmauricelouche.com
In a box of old programmes etc which arrived recently, I found a delightful US book from 1951, I think;
Sports Cars and Hot rods, a Fawcett book at 75cents.
Period write ups on how to hop up your car, supercharging, reviews of current sports cars, mostly British, but also European, plus road racing. It features US cars such as the Crosley , the Edwards, the Fitch and the Muntz Jet, and from mexico, the Nacional.
There is even a profile of the Cooper 2 seat road sports and the very seldom mentioned Triumph Bullet, post 1800 and pre TR2. I used to know the chap who had both the prototypes.
Is this little book a one-off or was it part of an annual series?. It is brilliant, at 143 pages it is like a compendium of different magazines, nothing like it today, I suspect.