Home Mobile Forum News Cookbook FaceBook Us T-Shirts etc.: Europe/Worldwide. eBay Motorsport Links Advertising  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides  
Related Sites: Overdrive BTCC Diecast Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > General Forums > Armchair Enthusiast


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 30 Jul 2019, 07:02 (Ref:3920350)   #1
coppice
Racer
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Australia
Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Posts: 474
coppice should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridcoppice should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridcoppice should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
DRIVEN - An Elegy to Cars, Roads and Motorsport

...is my third book , but the first on this subject. It is published on Friday by Veloce.



It is a big read -157 ,000 words and covers a lot of ground. It is autobiographical (teenage marshal stuff , high jinks in Sevens etc ) , includes reflections on and critique of F1 over the 40 odd years I have been addicted and also covers the delights of long road trips,my doomed love affair with Ferrari and some NASCAR adventuring for good measure.



But there's more! Possibly of the most interest to tentenths folk is an account of a year in British motorsport. I attend over 20 events, from Goodwood to banger racing , BTCC to vintage trials and drag racing to rallycross etc. I interview as many people as possible, from weekend warriors in historics to teenage drag racers, from BTCC racer to former F1 drivers, from a 70s Le Mans winner and a WTCC winner to one Guy Martin .



More on Amazon or Veloce , or my own website www.refugeoftheroads.co.uk



Yes , this is blatant self promotion , but as the book has cost me 900 hours of time, 6000 miles of driving, countless phone calls etc and as nobody except JK Rowling makes money out of books you might be able to forgive me
coppice is offline  
Quote
Old 30 Jul 2019, 11:48 (Ref:3920388)   #2
VIVA GT
Subscriber
Veteran
 
VIVA GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
England
Leicestershire
Posts: 4,033
VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!
Quote:
Originally Posted by coppice View Post
...is my third book , but the first on this subject. It is published on Friday by Veloce.



It is a big read -157 ,000 words and covers a lot of ground. It is autobiographical (teenage marshal stuff , high jinks in Sevens etc ) , includes reflections on and critique of F1 over the 40 odd years I have been addicted and also covers the delights of long road trips,my doomed love affair with Ferrari and some NASCAR adventuring for good measure.



But there's more! Possibly of the most interest to tentenths folk is an account of a year in British motorsport. I attend over 20 events, from Goodwood to banger racing , BTCC to vintage trials and drag racing to rallycross etc. I interview as many people as possible, from weekend warriors in historics to teenage drag racers, from BTCC racer to former F1 drivers, from a 70s Le Mans winner and a WTCC winner to one Guy Martin .



More on Amazon or Veloce , or my own website www.refugeoftheroads.co.uk



Yes , this is blatant self promotion , but as the book has cost me 900 hours of time, 6000 miles of driving, countless phone calls etc and as nobody except JK Rowling makes money out of books you might be able to forgive me
Your high pressure sales technique has worked on me, I'll be sending my 12.99 to Amazon for a copy later!
Good luck with the sales
VIVA GT is offline  
__________________
Incognito: An Italian phrase meaning Nice Gearchange!
Quote
Old 1 Aug 2019, 12:20 (Ref:3920651)   #3
VIVA GT
Subscriber
Veteran
 
VIVA GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
England
Leicestershire
Posts: 4,033
VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!
Update! Mr Amazon has told me that my book will be delivered on Wednesday. I will post a review of my thoughts once I've read it (which may not be until the end of the month).
VIVA GT is offline  
__________________
Incognito: An Italian phrase meaning Nice Gearchange!
Quote
Old 1 Aug 2019, 17:46 (Ref:3920695)   #4
coppice
Racer
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Australia
Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Posts: 474
coppice should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridcoppice should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridcoppice should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
Enjoy - already on Kindle, and official publication is tomorrow . Started writing it at 9 am, 1 January 2017 so it's bubbly at Maison Coppice tomorrow !
coppice is offline  
Quote
Old 30 Aug 2019, 15:48 (Ref:3924852)   #5
VIVA GT
Subscriber
Veteran
 
VIVA GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
England
Leicestershire
Posts: 4,033
VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!VIVA GT is going for a new lap record!
Quote:
Originally Posted by VIVA GT View Post
Update! Mr Amazon has told me that my book will be delivered on Wednesday. I will post a review of my thoughts once I've read it (which may not be until the end of the month).
Just coming to the end of a relaxing week's holiday in Devon. I brought two books with me to read, The Self Preservation Society (The Italian Jobe being my all-time favourite film), and Driven - an elegy to cars, roads and motorsport.
I decided to start reading Driven first and found it easy reading, amusing and quite informative. Being of the same generation as the author (I'm a couple of years younger), a lot of his thoughts, opinions and interests (from Vulcan Bombers to the Radio One Funday at Mallory Park in the 70's) were in-line with mine.
I say 'go out and buy a copy' it'll be 12.99 well spent!
VIVA GT is offline  
__________________
Incognito: An Italian phrase meaning Nice Gearchange!
Quote
Old 14 Sep 2019, 17:33 (Ref:3927942)   #6
coppice
Racer
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Australia
Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Posts: 474
coppice should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridcoppice should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridcoppice should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
Glad you enjoyed the read; Had a good review in Classic Cars and a cracking one on speedreaders.info so far .
coppice is offline  
Quote
Reply

Bookmarks




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Racing Cars on Public Roads markjtaylor Motorsport History 20 29 Nov 2009 19:57
Lola racing cars driven by Chris Craft Barriebrdc Motorsport History 9 28 Dec 2006 16:11
what 'sensible' cars have you driven sunflower Road Car Forum 37 23 Jul 2003 10:45
IRL on the roads? Crash Test IRL Indycar Series 15 4 Feb 2002 16:08
Brock Yates and "manly cars driven by manly men" Franklin ChampCar World Series 11 25 May 2000 14:45


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:13.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2018 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.