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Old 9 May 2003, 21:21 (Ref:594907)   #61
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I don't know if you can read Portuguese or Spanish, Ayse....

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Old 13 May 2003, 13:10 (Ref:597795)   #62
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Any suggestions on where to find these books, either new or good second hand? Usual web searches are failing miserably.

"Directory of World Sportscars" - Michael Cotton (Group C, IMSA)
"Directory of Classic Sports-Racing Cars" - Mike Lawrence (50s)
"Directory of Sports Prototypes and GT Cars" - Anthony Pritchard (60s)

Also is "Time & 2 Seats" - Janos Wimpffen available now and for the forseeable future. Like others I would love a copy, but really can't justify the cash at present. I would hate to find out it was out of print when I can afford it though.
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Old 13 May 2003, 14:04 (Ref:597857)   #63
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The Pritchard and Lawrence books are listed at chaters.co.uk for 20 each. Try Collectors Carbooks or any of those people who advertize in the small ads in Motor Sport as well, they can put you on a waiting list if necessary, or even a book search thru one of the High Street bods.

Get the Wimpffen books now and worry about the expense later, I am sure they will go up in value and down in availability. Eat less, don't drink, forget soap.
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Old 13 May 2003, 14:59 (Ref:597919)   #64
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Also is "Time & 2 Seats" - Janos Wimpffen available now and for the forseeable future. Like others I would love a copy, but really can't justify the cash at present. I would hate to find out it was out of print when I can afford it though.
Self published, so the book will be as available as he is.

Incidently, he's a full-time writer for dailysportscar these days, as well as working on his followup book. When they get their webshop up and running, I expect they'll be selling T&2S.
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Old 18 May 2003, 23:31 (Ref:602971)   #65
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Three of my very favourites:

Mon Ami Mate: The bright, brief lives of Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins. - a really terrific read, but sadly costs 55. Worht it though, you'll keep it forever.

Villeneuve by Gerald Donaldson. About Gilles, as mentioned by a previous poster, and again, a terrific read, a really great story. It reveals that not only was Gilles the racer that we all know about, but his financial struggles in his early days beggar belief. He was one determind sob.

Managing a Legend. Autoboigraphy of Ken Miles, the manager of Stirling Moss. This was at a time when racing drivers having managers was unheard of. I particularly enjoyed the chapter 'How Not To Buy a Maserati.'

A Different Kind Of Life by Virginia Williams. The story by Frank's wife about her life with him, before and after his accident. A gut wrenching read, a hell of a book. This book is out of print, which is a shame, 'cos every fan of the contempory F1 scene should read it. It tells of the times when Frank Williams was so poor he often couldn't pay the rent for his room in the house he shared with friends, so they'd rent him the sofa, and when he couldn't pay that they'd let him sleep in the Mini van outside.
The Frank we see on the TV just doesn't reveal anything about the true character underneath.
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Old 19 May 2003, 09:14 (Ref:603155)   #66
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Managing a Legend. Autoboigraphy of Ken Miles, the manager of Stirling Moss. This was at a time when racing drivers having managers was unheard of. I particularly enjoyed the chapter 'How Not To Buy a Maserati.'
Ken Gregory , unfortunately we will be denied a Ken Miles autobiography.

However I second your recommendations.
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Old 19 May 2003, 18:25 (Ref:603751)   #67
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Oops! Well spotted, thanks.
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Old 19 May 2003, 20:35 (Ref:603861)   #68
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Is there a biog of Ken Miles? After finally getting to watch the Cobra/Ferrari Wars this weekend (many thanks again Allon FS), he comes across as quite a character.
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Old 19 May 2003, 22:13 (Ref:603965)   #69
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Dunno, there's an article about him in Great Moments In Speed by Olney, said he could be irascible and kind in different moments, contemptuous yet deeply interested in botany; Georgano's encyclopaedia has him as sardonic yet gentle. And, Heebeegeetee, he was born in Sutton Coldfield (as was yrs trly)....Would like to know more about him as well, I've thought he must have been the most talented driver never to have participated in a Grand Prix.
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Old 20 May 2003, 00:38 (Ref:604082)   #70
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I think a post on the historic forum is called for......
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Old 20 May 2003, 18:14 (Ref:605030)   #71
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Old 21 May 2003, 05:49 (Ref:605543)   #72
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i just bought a book Colin Chapman wayward genius. Has anyone else here read it???????
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Old 21 May 2003, 19:36 (Ref:606154)   #73
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No. I've got(as I've said above) Combac's biography of Chapman, which is a very good read indeed.
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I'm sure many of you have, like me, been waiting for quite some time now for the Ayrton Senna biography, "The Life of Senna" by Tom Rubython. Well having forgotten about it for a while I did a search of the internet and tonight and discovered that Amazon (with Waterstones) are still saying that it has yet to be published, but I found that Smith's were quoting this: http://www.whsmith.co.uk/WHS/Go.asp?...4136810&DB=220

Is that release date true or have they made it up? A trip down to my local Smiths tomorrow may be in order.
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