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The British motorsport scene has always been renowned for brave innovation and this was certainly the case during the exciting time described by this book. An enthusiast’s reflective pot-pourri, in words and intimate paddock scenes, photographed in black and white and color beginning from the mid-1950s and through the 1960s, when motor racing was still accessible to all, and, finally the 1970s when overt sponsorship and television changed the sport forever, a defining era. Illustrated with 300 extensively captioned photos, many previously unpublished. Including continental race circuits, the cars and the personalities.

eBook ISBN: 978-1-845848-26-2 (9781845848262)
Print ISBN: 9781904788102 (9781904788102)

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 57802 KB
  • Print Length: 339 pages
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd. (12 Feb. 2015)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TKJBX9E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Stirs wonderful memories

46 people found this helpful.
 on 7 October 2005
By DriverJohn
Motor racing is all about progress, and we shouldn’t stand in the way of it. But while the technology has progressed, the human side of the sport has been diminished. This book provides some wonderful memories of an age when you could get close to what was happening at the track, and has had me enthralled since being given it as a birthday present.

Quality nostalgia

9 people found this helpful.
 on 2 August 2011
By K. K. Jakubczyk
This has been on my Amazon wishlist for some time – so it was nice to finally pick it up as a present to myself. Having spent the last couple of evenings dipping in and out of this tome I can safely say that I am very happy with my purchase.

un bijou!!!

9 people found this helpful.
 on 1 May 2011
By Ferdinand Ernest
This is one of the most beautiful motor sport books I have in my library until now! Only inside paddock impressions that show us how accessible the sport was; normal, human and hospitable, top craftman’s work, unspoiled and really dangerous. Total absence of securituy people and boasting hospitality managers… ah, what a beautiful epoque! A must have for every amateur of the history of motor sport!!!

BEYOND EXPECTATION’S…..

 on 13 July 2012
By hotslot132
I bought this because of reviews and descriptions and it DID NOT DISAPOINT….

lovely book

One person found this helpful.
 on 21 June 2013
By Anthony J. Thompson
A great good quality hardback book with a good mix of pictures and script and very informative

More great images

 on 27 January 2013
By david m baker
I bought this as a companion to Anthony Carter’s “Pursuit of Victory 1930 – 1962” and wasn’t disappointed. Buy this as a present for young F1 enthusiasts to show them what proper Grands Prix were like with drivers who didn’t think that they were prima donnas. Highly recommended.

Great memoirs

 on 17 May 2013
By Allen Gough
An interesting book based on the travels of a motor racing fan in a golden age,worth buying for the image of a matra f1 car about to take to the public road!
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