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Old 3 Oct 2017, 05:18 (Ref:3771440)   #1
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Allan Moffat's new book

There is a new autobiography of Moffatt out written in conjunction with well known motoring writer John Smailes.

It caní t be expected to be a best seller by some people, as I see Big W have it for sale at $20 compared with a RRP of $39.99
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Old 3 Oct 2017, 06:03 (Ref:3771444)   #2
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It caní t be expected to be a best seller by some people, as I see Big W have it for sale at $20 compared with a RRP of $39.99
Big W often do that with new books. The first few weeks of sale are at a huge discount to give it a kick along. Wait a few weeks and it will be back up again, if you want it, buy it now, or wait a year until its on the throw out table.
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Old 3 Oct 2017, 06:14 (Ref:3771447)   #3
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I've started reading it.

Enjoyable so far. He doesn't pull any punches when writing about Norm Beechey or Bob Jane.
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Old 3 Oct 2017, 06:20 (Ref:3771448)   #4
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Read the extract on the Fox Sports site. Looks like a good read.
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Old 3 Oct 2017, 22:49 (Ref:3771625)   #5
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I might pick this up whilst its half price.
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Old 5 Oct 2017, 04:54 (Ref:3771959)   #7
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I just bought my copy from the local Big W for $24.00. Seems to be their regular shelf price now that sale finished.

Moffatt And Smailes will be laughing if lots of sales at these low prices, as authorís royalties are based on Recommended Retail Price and not Sale Prics
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I just bought my copy from the local Big W for $24.00. Seems to be their regular shelf price now that sale finished.

Moffatt And Smailes will be laughing if lots of sales at these low prices, as authorís royalties are based on Recommended Retail Price and not Sale Prics
Big W nearly always have new releases well under the RRP.

If does appear that for Allan first impressions really count. Has me wondering about my one and only meeting with the great man as a pimply teenager.


Did you pick-up the Alan Jones autobiography?
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Big W nearly always have new releases well under the RRP.

If does appear that for Allan first impressions really count. Has me wondering about my one and only meeting with the great man as a pimply teenager.


Did you pick-up the Alan Jones autobiography?
Ive read the Alan Jones book. That was pretty straight forward which I enjoyed as I cant stand reading something that's all fluff and PR. Some good tales especially about his time at Williams and life after F1. No love for Larry Perkins.
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Old 5 Oct 2017, 07:40 (Ref:3771990)   #10
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The AJ book is another one I'll add to the collection.

Also considering tracking down a copy of the Skaife book.
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Have got both, but not read them yet.

Most recently I read the Jack Murray book by his son Phil, very entertaining although the structure of the book made the overall picture a little hard to follow as it dealt with the different areas of his life separately - trials, motor racing, travel, water skiing, etc - he had a very full life! Some of the stories are well-known but I would challenge anyone not to learn something new from the book.
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Old 9 Oct 2017, 03:48 (Ref:3773124)   #12
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Ive read the Alan Jones book. That was pretty straight forward which I enjoyed as I cant stand reading something that's all fluff and PR. Some good tales especially about his time at Williams and life after F1. No love for Larry Perkins.
Most of those he had a go at you could predict. Not sure why he got stuck into Jimmy Stone of all people.

Not 100% convinced the book isn't a brown paper bag job.
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After meeting Allan at the 1000 and how he was in terms of personality, I won't be rushing out and buying the book.
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After meeting Allan at the 1000 and how he was in terms of personality, I won't be rushing out and buying the book.
Can you elaborate?

And was this meeting at this years 1000?
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