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#1 RTH

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 16:30

Do forgive me if I make a little plug for the work of a fellow long time TNF member. who has been posting on this forum for  at least 16 years

Gary Critcher as many of you will know has a career background in broadcasting  on the technical staff of BBC ,ITV,Sky, F1 TV digital , Discovery and several others. As a life long motor racing enthusiast and competitor....  over 40 odd years Gary has purchased a vast collection of photographs and their rights as well as an archive of thousands of hours of racing and behind the scenes footage.

Over the last year Gary has been compiling his first book in 123 pages  softback on calendared art paper for best photo printing clarity his first compilation of  racing images  - but not the usual pictures  these have in the main been taken in pits paddock and infield by competitors , mechanics  and supporters  , so you get an insight in to  off guard moments of famous drivers and engineers and above all the cars at close quarters from the 1960s and 1970s.

Printed in both B&W and colour  with captions and explanatory notes it is lovely  to look through and captures the atmosphere of the period  superbly  -  it is published this week.

 

It will not be in the shops  it will never be on Amazon. You can mail order it direct from Gary and pay by paypal via his website             http://www.shutterandspeed.com/

 

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Gary has been tremendously helpful with supplying material for the TNF film shows I have been looking at the book today it would make a lovely Christmas present for your motor racing friends or indeed solve SWMBO present dilemma in buying it for you .

A pound from each sale goes to the  Grand Prix Trust Charity as well. A special version is also available with a DVD from the late brilliant Freddie Barratt films from the early  1960s paddock at Silverstone .

 

Apology for the plug but I really do think fellow TNfers would like it . Thanks  ( ps I am not in any way involved)


Edited by RTH, 23 November 2018 - 16:32.


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#2 Gary C

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 18:36

Thanks indeed, Richard. It's been a fun time pulling out sets of negatives and slides that I have had for over twenty years in some cases (and finding some hidden gems along the way), trying to decide which photos to use and then finding their stories. For that I must thank a few TNF habituees; Duncan Rollo, Barry Boor, Tim Murray and also Twinny. Along the way I have been helped with identification for a few pitlane names and faces,  people like David Luff (ex-Brabham, McLaren etc), Bob Dance (Lotus, Brabhams) and Doug Garner (Gold Leaf Team Lotus) stepped up for me and not forgetting the legendary Chalkie Fullalove who actually found for me a set of 35mm colour slides from Indy from 1966, 67,68,69 and 71. After asking if I could scan them for him (which I did) he calmly asked if I'd like the slides themselves! I have used some images from 1969 Indy in the book, namely with the Brabham team and Team Lotus who had a torrid time at Indy that year, so bad that in the end they withdrew their entry and didn't race, so these images, which include Graham Hill, Mario Andretti and Colin Chapman, all taken in the pit garage and pitlane must be quite rare. Intimate they certainly are! Incidentally, Team Lotus mechanic Doug Garner helped me with identifying people in those pictures, including himself in about 4 of them. Imagine coming across photos of yourself that you haven't seen before after nearly 50 years!

  And of course I must thank our own Richard Hinton (who actually put the germ of an idea of producing a book into my head way back in May) and Michael Hipperson too who I interrogated about the 'ins and outs' of producing a book myself. Brilliant stuff, all of you. You all do realise, don't you, that I may well call on your services again when I get stuck into Volume 2!

Oh, almost forgot, with the Limited Edition (£20 instead of £15, limited to 100 copies wordlwide) you get a DVD of some of the film from my archive, a film made by a friend of mine of the demo's of cars and drivers from just before the 67 British Grand Prix; Moss/Jenkinson, Fangio, Salvadori, Mays, Etancelin, Brooks, Hamilton etc are featured.


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#3 Rupertlt1

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 22:20

So is the blue #126 a Foglietti? RGDS RLT



#4 Gary C

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 22:29

It's an Osca photographed in Monaco, Colin Vandervell's car

#5 cooper997

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 22:52

Looks interesting, so have ordered a limited edition to wing its way to Australia. Please sign the copy, Gary.

Stephen

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 07:44

It's an Osca photographed in Monaco, Colin Vandervell's car

Colin Davis?

#7 Tim Murray

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 08:07

Colin Davis finished 12th in the 1960 Monaco FJ race driving Osca #126 entered by Scuderia Serenissima:

http://www.the-fastl...a2/FJ60_E23.htm

#8 Gary C

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 08:37

Sorry lads, yes Colin Davis it is

#9 Dale Harvey

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 21:11

Looks interesting, so have ordered a limited edition to wing its way to Australia. Please sign the copy, Gary.

Stephen

Me too.

Dale.



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Posted 24 November 2018 - 23:37

Looks great. Ordered!

#11 Gary C

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 08:55

With any luck, all the orders i have received will be in the post by Tuesday at the latest. I do hope that everyone who has ordered likes the book.



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Posted 25 November 2018 - 18:19

This covers the exact era when I fell in love with all things "car competition", so I have to order it to relive those so much more informal days. Thank you Gary and already looking forward to Vol 2 and more!



#13 E1pix

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 16:58

Congratulations, Gary!

#14 cpbell

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 17:18

Sadly, I can neither afford to buy this at the moment, nor do I have the shelf space. :cry:   Otherwise, I'd have ordered it.



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Posted 26 November 2018 - 17:35

Gary, put my name on a copy too please, mandatory signature inside if you can, I would rather pay via a Gregory Peck please Gary.

#16 D-Type

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 18:08

It's on my Christmas list.    :rolleyes:



#17 Dick Dastardly

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 21:12

Have just ordered a signed edition...



#18 Gary C

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 18:33

Lads, those of you in the UK who ordered last week should be starting to receive your copies now. I hope you like it.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 21:49

Arrived this a m, Gary. Nice job, well produced, excellent content, takes you back, jogging the memory. Very well packed too. Well done.
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 16:21

Lads, those of you in the UK who ordered last week should be starting to receive your copies now. I hope you like it.

 

Very much so Gary, it arrived today

 

Thanks very much



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 21:48

Lads, just to let you all know, this morning I suffered a hard drive failure to my main PC,  meaning I can't at the moment produce the dvd that goes with the Limited Edition of the book.  It looks like a complete re-install of Windows. So, I'm hoping to be up and running again by this time next week. I think I have contacted everyone whose order is outstanding (only about 4 people), all the others are in the post.  Just wanted to let you know if you order from this point onwards ther emay be a slight delay. I will endeavour to contact people who order anyway.  Thanks. I'm getting some good feedback from people who have received the book, I'm glad it's going down so well.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 22:21

My book and DVD arrived today. I’ve yet to play the DVD but the book is very impressive, thanks Gary.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 19:15

Just convinced my wife to order it as a Christmas present!



#24 Peter Morley

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:48

Received copy number 7 at the end of last week and it improved a dull weekend considerably.

As expected there are plenty of photos but the captions must also be applauded, being plentiful and informative.

Anyone who doesn't think that racing revolves around Ferrari and is interested in the less well known cars, drivers and teams will enjoy it.

There are loads of more expensive books that aren't as interesting as Shutter & Speed, it is great value for money.



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:42

It really proves despite plenty of naysayers if you are prepared to put the work in to create something appealing and indeed then do your own marketing website and dispatch- self publishing is a viable possibility for motor sport themed books. I do know  there are plenty out there  who would like to write a book.



#26 Dick Dastardly

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 13:29

Arrived this am, many thanks



#27 Gary C

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 14:34

I'm glad you enjoyed the book, Peter.

  Indeed RTH, after initially chatting with you and then Michael Hipperson I started to properly think about producing a book. I have an archive of motorsport film, that was my starting point about 20-odd years ago and naturally enough still images have followed on. My archive is always available for books, newspapers, magazines and documentaries, but in reality I was lucky to have one image published per year. So, after talking with Richard and then Michael I decided to do it myself and get some of the the pictures out there for people to enjoy.



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 22:29

...just to let everyone know that my computer problems of the weekend are now over and I'm back to sending out orders on the book.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 14:51

Arrived today. Many thanks Gary. Looking forward to Volume 2. 



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 18:51

...just wanted to alert anyone who hasn't purchased the Limited Edition of the book but wants to, today I reached number 75....that's out of 100 copies worldwide, without any form of advertising, which has pleased me no end, so if you would like one then please order relatively quickly as I know it is going to be featured in 'Autosport' this week (I think) plus a few other publications before Christmas. All the best!



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Posted Yesterday, 19:21

Arrived this a m, Gary. Nice job, well produced, excellent content, takes you back, jogging the memory. Very well packed too. Well done.
Roger Lund

 

I can only echo Roger's comments. No. 26 arrived here in the chilly hinterlands of North Carolina this afternoon and kudos to Gary for what is an excellent job. Very well done!

 

It really proves despite plenty of naysayers if you are prepared to put the work in to create something appealing and indeed then do your own marketing website and dispatch- self publishing is a viable possibility for motor sport themed books. I do know  there are plenty out there  who would like to write a book.

 

As a matter of following up on what Richard suggests, there will be a panel at the 2019 3rd Drive History Conference on this very topic as it relates to automotive books in general, but certainly includes those on motor sport. I have to agree with Richard and the suggestion that this is still possible even today. What Gary has done is really quite something that is missing from the publishing field today: an interesting book on an interesting topic at a fair price that is a quality product.

 

Perhaps Gary should speak at one of Richard's meetings on this very important topic?



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Posted Yesterday, 20:57

Mine arrived today. Very nice book, indeed. Look forward to volume 2.