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#16 robert john

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Posted Dec 03 2010 - 01:08 PM

"The Cruel Sport" by Robert Daley is good. "My Years with Ferrari" and "The Art and Science of Grand Prix Driving" by Niki Lauda were a couple of my early favorites. I enjoyed the Autocourse annuals and wish I had some from the 60's era. I recently picked up one from a thrift store, the 79 edition, for 50 cents. I already have it but couldn't pass it up for that price.
Some of those already posted look interesting to me. Think my motorsport library is going to get bigger very soon.  ;)

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#17 steve lord

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Posted Dec 09 2010 - 11:41 AM

"Faster" by Jackie Stewart. -His diary of his last year in racing. Very intense.

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Posted Dec 09 2010 - 08:14 PM

Kings_of_the_Nurburgring.pdf

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#19 mdw1961

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Posted Dec 10 2010 - 02:54 AM

In view of the fabulous GT mod, I'd recommend (if you can find it and afford it) "The Certain Sound" by John Wyer. It covers Wyer's involvement with Aston Martin, Ford and Mirage through the '50s, '60s and '70s. Covering similar ground (and a lot easier to find/buy) is "Racing in the Rain" by John Horsman, who worked for Wyer in the Gulf teams.

I'd also recommend two books with similar titles - "Alf Francis - Racing Mechanic". Alf was mechanic to Stirling Moss for many years and it is a fabulous read. "Racing Mechanic" by Ermanno Cuoghi is also good. He was head mechanic for the Gulf teams and later Ferrari during the '70s.

Finally, the most entertaining read is undoubtedly "Touch Wood" by Duncan Hamilton, 1953 Le Mans winner. Funny, poignant and downright outrageous at times!

Happy reading!

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Posted Dec 10 2010 - 10:47 AM

View Postnes, on Dec 09 2010 - 08:14 PM, said:


Thanks, nes! :thumbup:

#21 Chris Amon

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Posted Dec 26 2010 - 10:45 AM

View PostKingkat, on Aug 12 2010 - 04:07 PM, said:

I am getting interested in the stories of some of the greats, Clark,Stewart, Moss,Fangio,etc.

Any good books to recommend?
I am anxiously awaiting the next book about Jochem Rindt,next year. Looks like a good read.

I know many of you have some great books out there to recommend.................................... :thumbup:


Just to note: is the Ludvigsen book on Moss any good? Not looking for just a pictorial, but an in depth recount of his career and life.


You may be intersted in some of the books mentioned in this thread: http://srmz.net/inde...?showtopic=5580

#22 Nunya88

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Posted Dec 26 2010 - 01:38 PM

View PostDavid Wright Lo67, on Aug 14 2010 - 03:43 AM, said:

Not perhaps an obvious choice but I enjoyed Mark Donohue's racing autobiography - The Unfair Advantage.
One of the most immersive motorsports book I have ever read I really enjoyed this one a lot(Maybe my avatar gives me away though :P ) I also very much enjoyed the already mentioned "Racing in the rain" by John Horseman,Chaparral Can-Am and prototype race cars by Dave Friedman,I would also recommend "Dan Gurney's Eagle racing cars" by John Zimmerman and
"Mark Donohue technical excellence at speed" by Michael Argetsinger.


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#23 JASE

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Posted Dec 29 2010 - 05:07 AM

For immersing you in the world of the 'golden age' of racing, nothing I have read so far is better than 'Cars At Speed' by Robert Daley, first published in 1961 and still available today.

If you need something that has really good photos as well however ('Cars At Speed' has none), the best 'coffee table' book I've come across is 'The Jack Brabham Story' by Jack Brabham & Doug Nye. I also scored 'Legendary Race Cars' by Basem Wasaf for Christmas and would definitely recommend it too.

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Posted Dec 29 2010 - 05:14 AM

Oh, and a BIG thank you to Nes for that 'Kings Of The Nurburgring' pdf, looks amazing!  :hat-tip:

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Posted Jul 19 2011 - 10:54 AM

View PostRoyal, on Aug 14 2010 - 04:13 AM, said:

Something I've read more than once and still over at Amazon:

Nigel Roebuck:

"Grand Prix Greats: A Personal Appreciation of 25 Famous Formula 1 Drivers"

Agreed...Nigel Roebuck is one of my favorites.  "Chasing The Title" is also excellent and features a nice chapter on the 1967 season.

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Posted Sep 02 2014 - 01:16 PM

View Postnes, on Dec 09 2010 - 08:14 PM, said:


Many thanks!! :bowdown2:

#27 Pete Gaimari

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Posted Sep 04 2014 - 09:18 AM

You thanked someone who hasn't been on the forum in 1 1/2 years. That's the danger of bringing up old threads.

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Posted Sep 16 2014 - 09:23 AM

Pete has reason, anyway
you're wellcome.

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Posted Jul 04 2017 - 05:04 AM

Not long ago baught myself book with long title
'Can-Am 50th Anniversary: Flat Out with North America's Greatest Race Series 1966-74'
https://www.amazon.c... by george levy

It's about Can-Am series, year by year. I'm now in the middle of 1969 season. But already I can recommend this book to anyone interested in motorsport of that era. Great pictures by Pete Biro, story, intresting imputs from drivers and mechanics are all there. So if you have free space on the bookshelf and some free money - buy it :D (price is down to 30$ now at Amazon, instead of 55$ when book was released last year)




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