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Old 27 Dec 2017, 09:14 (Ref:3789278)   #1
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Book recommendations

To while,away the time until we get some proper news, would anyone care to nominate any good books, especially new ones.

To kick off, Damon Hill's autobiography Watching the Wheels is very good. For Christmas I got Adrian Newey's autobiography How to Design a Car, not finished it get, but it USA fascinating insight I to the world of motor racing and what goes in to getting a car in track and working well. The latter book has been available in Asda for £10.

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Old 27 Dec 2017, 09:28 (Ref:3789281)   #2
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Not necessarily what you had in mind Sean, but this is a book and it was a Christmas present from my son, who happens to work for Porsche. A very large (17.5"x12") book of photographs from the 2016 Le Mans.....
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Old 27 Dec 2017, 09:44 (Ref:3789287)   #3
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Not necessarily what you had in mind Sean, but this is a book and it was a Christmas present from my son, who happens to work for Porsche. A very large (17.5"x12") book of photographs from the 2016 Le Mans.....
Lucky you. Was it just made for company use?

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Old 27 Dec 2017, 12:12 (Ref:3789314)   #4
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Okay ......

Not the cheapest book around @ £75 but worth EVERY penny .....

'25 years of GT Racing"

An appreciation of Stephane Ratel and the SRO Organisation.

400+ pages with an awful lot of pics that I haven't seen before and some great articles on drivers, cars and series ............

Big coffee table book but a real work of art!
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Old 6 Jan 2018, 14:41 (Ref:3791007)   #6
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Every year my commanding officer buys me a great Motor-Racing book for Christmas. This year she excelled herself and bought me three:
How to build a car by Adrian Newey was the first that I read and found it both interesting and entertaining. (Although I'd never met the guy I always assumed he was a bit stuffy & serious, now I know that's not the case). Plus, the more I hear about life at Williams F1, the less fun that all sounds!
The second was The Mechanic, the secret world of the F1 pitlane by Marc 'Elvis' Priestley. Marc was a McLaren mechanic and it's a very interesting to learn some of the behind the scenes information about things that happened such as 'spygate' and so on.
I've now just started the third, Life to the Limit - my autobiography by Jenson Button. I've only just started this one, but it is written in a very entertaining style almost as if JB is sitting next to you telling the stories.
When I've finished these I have my own Christmas present to myself to read, The Last Train to Cockfosters, which is a five volume set written about his life and motorsport by British Legend Dave Brodie. I've read extracts from this on his website and typically it's not as polished as the others I've mentioned (according to the notes on the bookmark, this was intended by the author) but id does seem to be full of very interesting and typically outrageous stories which I am looking forward to reading.
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Okay ......

Not the cheapest book around @ £75 but worth EVERY penny .....

'25 years of GT Racing"

An appreciation of Stephane Ratel and the SRO Organisation.

400+ pages with an awful lot of pics that I haven't seen before and some great articles on drivers, cars and series ............

Big coffee table book but a real work of art!
Grab it while you can as it is almost sold out. Glad you liked, took 18 months of graft, not perfect but close...................
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Just bought Champion Racing: A Little Bit Of Magic a few days ago. Goes from the teams beginnings to disbandment to the present day of Champion Porsche and Champion Motorsport.

Got mine direct from Champion Motorsport, and probably the cheapest place to get them unless you want a used one from Amazon or Ebay.
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I got this xmas the Haynes book on the Group C Jaguars. I still haven´t read it but seems ok for the the price.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jaguar-XJR-...s=Jaguar+XJR-9
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The Quentin Spurring books about the history of Le Mans 24H are worth reading...
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The Quentin Spurring books about the history of Le Mans 24H are worth reading...
They are the best motor racing history books I have ever read.
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Just bought Champion Racing: A Little Bit Of Magic a few days ago. Goes from the teams beginnings to disbandment to the present day of Champion Porsche and Champion Motorsport.

Got mine direct from Champion Motorsport, and probably the cheapest place to get them unless you want a used one from Amazon or Ebay.
I found that in a bookstore locally but had a dilemna. Buy it or for the same price the 2005 and 2006 FIA GT annuals. I didnt have enough cash to buy all three It was a hard choice but FIA GT was what got me into sportscar so I went with that.

Still have the Champion book on the list though.

I have enjoyed the Haynes book on various aircraft so the Jaguar Group C title looks pretty appealing.

Apparently there is a book regarding the Prodrive Ferrari 550 underway, possibly for release sometime this year.
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For anyone interested in 'behind the scenes' life in at the more specialised end of the British motor industry, Oliver Winterbottoms's "A Life in Car Design", published by Veloce, is a riveting read.

Oliver began life as a Jaguar apprentice in the early 1960's before moving on to Lotus where he was responsible for the design of the Elite & Éclat, amongst other things. Subsequently he went on to design the 'wedge' range of TVR's, but later returned to Lotus, as well as working in the industry in the USA & China.

For an engineer, Oliver is an excellent writer, both informative & entertaining. He pulls no punches & tells it as it is - always has & always will! No doubt the book will have ruffled a few feathers but it's a damn good read.
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AJ Baime's Go Like Hell is an excellent telling of the Ford vs Ferrari battles of the 60s.

Tony Southgate's book is great.

I'm trying to get through Jenson's at the moment, but his ghostwriters appear to be studying for their GCSEs.
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GCSEs? Johnny Herberts's little helper struggled at playschool, judging by some of the errors in the end product...
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