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Old 7 Feb 2017, 10:53 (Ref:3710684)   #181
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Johnny's claim that , with Gachot and Hulkenberg, he was the only F1 driver to win Le Mans wasn't even nearly wrong.. ever hear of Rindt, G Hill , Gurney, Amon, Pescarolo etc, etc?

Sadly , it is a sloppily written book but still one which, with some rigorous sub editing , might just have been the book its subject deserved .
One thing that did jump out was the "after Senna passed away McLaren needed a replacement...." line - odd that one slipped through the editing process. On the whole though I'm enjoying Johnnys book more than Marks.
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Old 7 Feb 2017, 12:48 (Ref:3710703)   #182
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Yes, that would make for an interesting read. A fighter and someone who's raced in a diverse number of categories, wasn't he also World Stock Car Champion once too?
1973 World Superstox Champion, which he won at Wimbledon. I know coz I was there.
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Old 8 Feb 2017, 15:12 (Ref:3710987)   #183
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One thing that did jump out was the "after Senna passed away McLaren needed a replacement...." line - odd that one slipped through the editing process. On the whole though I'm enjoying Johnnys book more than Marks.
Marks?

Has Blundell got a book out?!
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Has Blundell got a book out?!
No, he's really into the latest M&S food magazine.....
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Well, I read Johnny's book last week and quite enjoyed it. Possibly because I always felt closer to him than many others, having been a member of Racing for Britain and having taken my wife to our first race meeting together at Brands on that fateful day in 1988 - even more fateful as I shunted my MGB on the way.... I didn't scrutinise the facts closely or check the history books - I just enjoyed what was an amusing if fairly lightweight read.
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Old 9 Feb 2017, 13:29 (Ref:3711227)   #186
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No, he's really into the latest M&S food magazine.....
And who in their right mind wouldn't be?
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How was the B? Fixable I hope.
Yeah, I had it repaired, although that turned out to be expensive as when they started removing panels they found a lot of rust! In the end though, it just wasn't the same. I flogged it and bought a Golf GTi.....
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The Jack Brabham Story, a good read on the great man, and that era of Formula1 racing and also racing sports car and anything that paid money.
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Old 4 Sep 2017, 07:56 (Ref:3764391)   #189
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Another one that is interesting and a little bit different-Memories of James Hunt written by Christopher Hilton.
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