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#9001 SamoanAttorney

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 16:26

It must be the season for new books.............for those who like the thunder of a V8 - the full story of 20 years of Corvette Racing

 

https://www.silverwo...7I1fPT-bKJYmE4s

 

If it is as good as the first Corvette book that Nigel wrote it will be well worth the price.



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#9002 Regazzoni

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 07:39

Right - the day draws nigh. The publication date is 2 August, and details are on Amazon; Kindle edition also available. Pleasingly , there are some healthy pre orders as (bizzarely )it is the 7th best selling book on NASCAR this morning , despite only one chapter even being about NASCAR .

 

Excited  :clap:         

 

This is a good book, really liked it. John can write. Relaxing and thoughtful read about a shared interest: cars.

 

PS: The NC500 would best done on motorbike. That's my aim, at least.



#9003 john aston

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 08:26

Many thanks - I'm delighted you enjoyed Driven. Just had first review from the magazines -Classic Cars - and it was very positive ,which is nice. I expect more to follow over coming months.   



#9004 Regazzoni

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 08:50

Have you come around to review the Gordon Murray door stoppers?

 

I like your reviews too, I trust them, articulated and to the point.

 

Many thanks - I'm delighted you enjoyed Driven. Just had first review from the magazines -Classic Cars - and it was very positive ,which is nice. I expect more to follow over coming months.   

 

 



#9005 karlcars

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 17:07

Hi Colleagues,

 

As mentioned earlier I’ve totally updated and overhauled Porsche - Excellence Was Expected, bringing the Porsche story right up to the just-launched Taycan. 

 

The thing is this: Bentley Publishers are offering a $50.00 discount and free shipping in continental USA. If you order between now and Sept 17, you would get a free promo poster if you live in continental USA.

 

You just have to mention code EX-19-KEL.

 

Something to consider perhaps and all my very best,



#9006 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:45

Hi Colleagues,
 
As mentioned earlier I’ve totally updated and overhauled Porsche - Excellence Was Expected, bringing the Porsche story right up to the just-launched Taycan. 
 
The thing is this: Bentley Publishers are offering a $50.00 discount and free shipping in continental USA. If you order between now and Sept 17, you would get a free promo poster if you live in continental USA.
 
You just have to mention code EX-19-KEL.
 
Something to consider perhaps and all my very best,


Mine was delivered last week.

:wave:

#9007 john aston

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 17:01

Have you come around to review the Gordon Murray door stoppers?

 

I like your reviews too, I trust them, articulated and to the point.

 I am indeed doing the speedreaders review of Gordon Murray's book. I just need a spare week  to read it and to do it justice.

 

Delighted with the speedreaders review of my own effort  which was posted today



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Posted 15 October 2019 - 14:01

Still in NYC after being in Hershey last weekend to pick up the Nicolas-Joseph Cugno award from the Society of Automotive Historians for my book about Reid Railton. Nice people and an enjoyable occasion. Also received a gong for my article about Tucker in Collectible Automobile -- second award for that story.

 

Up to my ears at the moment working on my book about the history of supercharging -- turbos too of course!

 

Keep an eye out for "Karl Ludvigsen's Fast Friends" -- a labor of love, now available.



#9009 P0wderf1nger

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 12:04

Hello TNFers - long time no speak.

 

Forgive me, but this request for advice is only indirectly about books. I need to create more shelf space for them, so the magazines have to go. They relate to periods I'm never likely to write about, and without indexes they're not viable as research material, so can no longer justify the shelves they occupy.

 

I'll be more precise as each lot goes up on eBay, but here's what what will be going:
Autosport, 1978 to some point early this decade
Motor Sport from when it went retro to very recently
F1 Racing from early on to some point early this decade
Octane, a full run except for three or four early ones
Grand Prix International, I'm not sure what I have

Bonhams catalogues, including two of the Williams sale that never happened
Goodwood programmes until they got silly

 

Is there a TNF thread where I can highlight each lot?

Thanks and happy reading.

 

Paul



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Posted 21 October 2019 - 23:51

Does any one have contact information for Paul House, who published a book on Ken Miles ? Or could forward an inquiry to him through pm, or otherwise ?

 

Michael Scott.



#9011 Tim Murray

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 02:54

Paul posts here as Hse289, so you should be able to PM him yourself:

https://forums.autos...r/11993-hse289/

#9012 group7

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 18:02

Thank you Tim !  PM sent.

 

Michael



#9013 karlcars

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 11:19

Karl Ludvigsen Honored by Society of Automotive Historians for 

"Reid Railton: Man of Speed"

 

 

LONDON (Oct. 19, 2019) - Karl Ludvigsen's book, "Reid Railton: Man of Speed," has won the coveted Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot Award (English) for 2019. Presented by the Society of Automotive Historians in the United States, this award is made each year to the book that best advances the understanding of the history of the automobile.

 

Supported by Railton's daughter Sally Railton Joslin, "Reid Railton: Man of Speed" is the first book dedicated to the life and career of Reid Antony Railton, automotive engineer par excellence and the creator of an extraordinary range of cars. He rose to renown during the 1930s as chief engineer at Thomson & Taylor, Brooklands-based racing-car builders. There he realized the dreams of that era's top men of speed, including Tim Birkin, Malcolm Campbell, Whitney Straight, John Cobb, Raymond Mays and Goldie Gardner. His great cars powered them all to sensational racing and record-breaking success.

 

"It was the joy of a lifetime to have the opportunity to write about Reid Railton, whose work I have admired for many years," said Ludvigsen. "I was especially happy for my work to be honored this year, when the SAH celebrates its 50th anniversary. It is also significant for readers to be reminded of Railton at a time when the Bloodhound, another great British land-speed venture, is nearing its first major trial in South Africa. Its aerodynamicist wrote the book's Foreword!

 

"I was lucky in finding revealing Railton vignettes such as his solving of a mysterious noise in a Hudson prototype. For a 21st-century audience I endeavored to set Railton's work within the context of his times so it could be better understood by the modern reader. I hope this contributes to a better appreciation of the career of an engineer who deserves to be ranked among the greats of Britain and the world."

 

Published by Evro Publishing in April 2018, this magisterial two-volume work by one of the world's foremost automotive historians tells Reid Railton's personal and professional story in superb detail and fascinating depth. Set against the turbulent background of the 1930s and 1940s, its special focus is on Ludvigsen's interpretation of Reid's unique insights - amounting to genius - and technical accomplishments. All are illuminated in 1,000 images in this superbly designed and beautifully produced book.

 

The Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot Award (English) is this book's fifth award and its second in the United States. Its other awards are the Mercedes-Benz Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy (presented by the Guild of Motoring Writers), the Royal Automobile Club's Specialist Motoring Book of the Year, the Michael Sedgwick Award (presented by Society of Automotive Historians in Britain) and Best Automotive Heritage Book (presented by the Automotive Heritage Awards).

 

About the author:

Karl Ludvigsen is respected as a close and knowledgeable observer of, and participant in, the world motor industry. In addition to his activities as an executive with GM, Fiat and Ford and head of a consulting company, he has been active for over 60 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor he has some six dozen books to his credit, most concerning cars, drivers, racing and technology, his life-long passion. Many have been garlanded for their high standard of writing and research. The 2019 SAH award is Ludvigsen's fifth Cugnot prize. He and his wife Annette live in Suffolk, UK.

 

About the book:

Reid Railton: Man of Speed (ISBN 9781910505250) is published by Evro Publishing, price $220 (US) or £150 (UK). Its two volumes, jacketed hardbacks, total 848 pages and are presented in a slipcase.

 

U.S. Media Contact: Judy Stropus, 203-438-0501; cell 203-243-2438;  

jstropus@earthlink.net


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#9014 P0wderf1nger

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 13:03

Many congratulations Karl - richly deserved, it's a hell of a book.

 

Back in London, the Royal Automobile Club hosted its annual Motoring Book of the Year awards last night. 

 

The late John Haynes won the Club's inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. An image of his beaming smile was the backdrop to Simon Taylor interviewing Mrs Haynes and their surviving sons.

 

Simon gracefully juggled the roles of MC and winner when he was given the Specialist Motoring Book of the Year Award for 'John, George and the HWM’s: The First Racing Team to Fly the Flag for Britain'.

 

And Matthew Field won the Motoring Book of the Year Award for 'The Self-Preservation Society: 50 Years of the Italian Job'.

 

Many congratulations to them too!

 

Paul 



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Posted 31 October 2019 - 16:55

Karl, great to see you again at Hershey after a mere 41 years! Congratulations on your awards. Spending time with Tom Warth is always fun, too.

 

Found a few good books there: #12 of 100 leatherbound copies of Ferrari in Camera by Geoff Goddard and Doug Nye plus Wolfgang Von Trips by Julius Weitmann and Richard Von Frankenberg.

 

Frank



#9016 Steve L

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 18:37

Congratulations Karl, a super book.

Looking forward to your George Eyston companion volume ;o)!

#9017 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 19:49

Congratulations to Simon, Karl and Michael on their respective awards.

#9018 fbarrett

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 22:09

Does anybody know what's going on with David Bull Publishing?


I've been told that they are the publishers of the late Michael Lynch and Luigi Chinetti, Jr., forthcoming book on Chinetti/NART. Can anyone confirm?

When I attempt to access the web site I get a message that it is a "private site", password required.

EDIT: A message on the FB page says they are currently unable to fill any orders. That sounds rather ominous.


Jack:

David's 2011 accident continues to cause problems, but he is hanging in there. I visited him in Phoenix twice this year. He went through a tough time physically but is now doing better and living in an apartment on his own. He is indeed involved with the Luigi Chinetti Sr. biography. The book was started by Michael Lynch, who unfortunately passed away before completion. Now, his widow, along with David, Luigi Jr., Janos Wimpffen, and yrs trly are finishing the book.Although David's office remains open (with Tracy at the helm), he has effectively ceased selling, and much of the stock has been wholesaled off.

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#9019 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 03:33

Jack:
David's 2011 accident continues to cause problems, but he is hanging in there. I visited him in Phoenix twice this year. He went through a tough time physically but is now doing better and living in an apartment on his own. He is indeed involved with the Luigi Chinetti Sr. biography. The book was started by Michael Lynch, who unfortunately passed away before completion. Now, his widow, along with David, Luigi Jr., Janos Wimpffen, and yrs trly are finishing the book.Although David's office remains open (with Tracy at the helm), he has effectively ceased selling, and much of the stock has been wholesaled off.
Frank


Thank you for that information, Frank. It fills in a lot of gaps. I wish David were doing better but it sounds not as dire as I feared. Is there an expected publication date for the book? Will it be published by Bull or another house?

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 12:07

I think of David often; he, Michael Argetsinger and myself had numerous memorable moments during Michael's run of Bull Publishing books and the subsequent events associated with them. I remember Michael once commenting that we'll look back on that period as some of our favorite days, he was correct.

Frank - my Dad has subscribed to Automobilia and I saw your Books column. Well done; we really enjoy the magazine.

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 19:57

Thank you for that information, Frank. It fills in a lot of gaps. I wish David were doing better but it sounds not as dire as I feared. Is there an expected publication date for the book? Will it be published by Bull or another house?

 

Jack:

 

I haven't seen a schedule, but a lot of work remains. I'm not sure who will publish it, but David is the chief wrangler. I am looking to interview anyone who knew Luigi Sr.

 

Frank



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 23:55

Jack:
 
I haven't seen a schedule, but a lot of work remains. I'm not sure who will publish it, but David is the chief wrangler. I am looking to interview anyone who knew Luigi Sr.
 
Frank


Thanks, Frank. That’s a bit disappointing. I had heard (incorrectly, apparently) that the book was nearly finished when Michael died and that mostly indexing, appendices, etc. were left to finish.

Jack

#9023 LordAston

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 13:41

Is anyone on here going to go and buy the Ultimate Editions by Porter Press or have they and what are their opinions?



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Posted 16 November 2019 - 14:31

Karl, great to see you again at Hershey after a mere 41 years! Congratulations on your awards. Spending time with Tom Warth is always fun, too.

 

Found a few good books there: #12 of 100 leatherbound copies of Ferrari in Camera by Geoff Goddard and Doug Nye plus Wolfgang Von Trips by Julius Weitmann and Richard Von Frankenberg.

 

Frank

 

Frank,

 

Finally! We got to meet after all this time. And, yes, being around Tom Warth is always fun since you never quite know what he is up to at the moment. He does remember to thank me from time to time for allowing him to live in a lifestyle he appreciated back in day given the number of books I bought from him.

 

I was not surprised that Karl's book earned the Cugnot award. When he did his talk on Railton at the 2018 Argetsinger Symposium and I then read the book, there was no question that it was a contender.

 

Thanks to Joe Freeman, I received my copy of Mike's book on Bobby Marshman. An excellent book. It was also great to see Marya once again at the Friday night reception for this year's symposium; it had been too long and we had much to catch up on. Plus, it is great to see Brian given his much deserved recognition by Michael for his help and support with the book. Along with Kevin Hughey and Bill Green, Brian played an important role in Mike's writing the book. We should be thankful to Brian for his role in making the book go from idea to reality.



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Posted 16 November 2019 - 14:39

Thanks to Joe Freeman, I received my copy of Mike's book on Bobby Marshman. An excellent book. It was also great to see Marya once again at the Friday night reception for this year's symposium; it had been too long and we had much to catch up on. Plus, it is great to see Brian given his much deserved recognition by Michael for his help and support with the book. Along with Kevin Hughey and Bill Green, Brian played an important role in Mike's writing the book. We should be thankful to Brian for his role in making the book go from idea to reality.

Don - I so appreciate your kind comments, I'd have loved to have been there. I humbled and honored to have my name associated with Michael and Bobby. Marya is a wonderful lady that reminds me so much of Michael. The friendship with the Argetsinger's has been one of the greatest rewards of my life.

#9026 Steve L

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 15:06

Does anyone have a copy of Sunbeam Racing Cars by Anthony Heal to hand please? I'd be very grateful to know if there is much content about the Sunbeam Tiger and Tigress cars when rebuilt by Sir Malcolm Campbell.

#9027 Steve L

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 18:16

As a follow up to my last post, I see there is a biography of Louis Coatalen (Sunbeam and Humber engineer) written by Anthony Heal's son Oliver Heal being released early next year by Unicorn Publishing.



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Posted 16 November 2019 - 21:11

Does anyone have a copy of Sunbeam Racing Cars by Anthony Heal to hand please? I'd be very grateful to know if there is much content about the Sunbeam Tiger and Tigress cars when rebuilt by Sir Malcolm Campbell.


There’s a complete chapter devoted to the cars after their purchase by Campbell. It details the Reid Railton redesign and says that one car was modified to Railton’s design by Thomson & Taylor and the other by Robin Jackson, but doesn’t specify which was which.

The racing record of the cars up to WW2 is described but again without distinguishing between the two cars. There the story ends; there are no details of the cars’ post-war history.

As in the rest of the book, there are many wonderful photos, plus a cutaway drawing showing the Railton redesign.

#9029 Steve L

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 11:48

Thanks Tim. I have the book but cannot access it at the moment!

I cannot recall Robin Jackson's involvement being mentioned before. Interesting...

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 07:06

My review of One Formula , by Gordon Murray and Philip Porter  is now on the speedreaders.info website . I enjoyed it , loved the illustrations, felt I wanted more text  and am still wincing at the price . And I bought the cheap edition .