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Old 11 Nov 2017, 18:49 (Ref:3779946)   #196
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Both are really worth the read - Amazon UK has copies of The Brothers Rodriguez at around £60 - a bargain.
I picked up my Rodriguez brothers book today. Wow! It's a big and heavy one! There's a slight tear on the dust cover but I can live with that. It must have been a real labour of love for author; it looks and feels it and it looks great! Really happy with it.
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Old 29 Nov 2017, 07:27 (Ref:3783965)   #197
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I must disclose that I was involved in this book but despite that it turned out well. Anyone interested in GT Racing in the modern era should grab a copy.

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Old 1 Jan 2018, 22:15 (Ref:3790217)   #198
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Received Darren Banks's excellent 'Stephen South-The way it was' book and John Davenport's 'Gr.4 From Stratos to Quattro' effort.

Thoroughly enjoying both!
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I was given Adrian Neweys book "How To Build A Car" for Christmas - I've got stuck into it and so far it's a good read
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I was given Adrian Neweys book "How To Build A Car" for Christmas - I've got stuck into it and so far it's a good read
I've heard good things about the book. I may have to add it to my ultra long list of desired books. Is there much about the man and his early days as a designer or is it loaded with the modern F1 stuff? The latter leaves me a bit cold.
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I've heard good things about the book. I may have to add it to my ultra long list of desired books. Is there much about the man and his early days as a designer or is it loaded with the modern F1 stuff? The latter leaves me a bit cold.
There's a bit of childhood/school days background and then it's into F1 and Indycar (the Indy stuff was quite interesting as I didn't know he'd done any of that). I'm about half way through the book now and it's into the McLaren period Leyton House and Williams dealt with!) so depending on your definition of 'modern' that may or may not be of use!

It's certainly an interesting read and some of the insights into performance (or lack of) of the various cars he worked on are easy to correlate to things I remember seeing (eg. the relatively poor early season performance of the 94 Williams).
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Anyone interested in Britain's sports car industry will find Oliver Winterbottom's biography A Life In Car Design a fascinating read.

Oliver's career began as a Jaguar apprentice in the 1960's, where he graduated to the drawing office. From there he moved to Lotus, where he was responsible for design of the Elite/Éclat range. He was to return to Lotus (more than once!) but after that he was responsible for the wedge-era TVR's, followed by spells in the US & China.

For an engineer, Oliver makes a great writer - he pulls no punches & tells it as it is (always has, always will!). Well worth getting hold of a copy.
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Anyone interested in Britain's sports car industry will find Oliver Winterbottom's biography A Life In Car Design a fascinating read.

Oliver's career began as a Jaguar apprentice in the 1960's, where he graduated to the drawing office. From there he moved to Lotus, where he was responsible for design of the Elite/Éclat range. He was to return to Lotus (more than once!) but after that he was responsible for the wedge-era TVR's, followed by spells in the US & China.

For an engineer, Oliver makes a great writer - he pulls no punches & tells it as it is (always has, always will!). Well worth getting hold of a copy.
Thanks for the recommendation John, that sounds like my kind of read.
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Thanks for the recommendation John, that sounds like my kind of read.
You won't be disappointed! It's an extremely good reader. Publisher is Veloce.
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I surprisingly liked the book: A State of Freedom, by Neel Mukherjee.
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