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Eoin is sadly no longer with us, but his enthusiasm and love of motor sport is alive and well here.

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2243. MICHAEL TURNER - JOCHEN RINDT /JACKIE STEWART .   Vintage Christmas card published by Royle with a wonderful Michael Turner picture of the 1969 British Grand Prix: "Jochen Rindt, Lotus-Ford contesting the lead with Stewart's Matra just before stopping to rectify damage to the rear aerofoil" 7.5in x 4.5in. Good unwritten condition. £8  
2231. CATERHAM SEVENS.   Chris Rees 1996 MRP title covering all aspects of the Seven. Foreword by Jonathan Palmer (the JPE variant is covered here in detail) and an article on “Caterham Sevens and Me” by Chris Rea. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w throughout. Hardback in good condition (ex-library so it has a couple of stamps on the endpapers and title page and a shelf no. on the spine but otherwise good with a tight binding and clean pages. 7.5in x 10in pp.208 £12.  


1700.    A RECORD OF GRAND PRIX AND VOITURETTE RACING. The "Wisden" of motor racing in full, hardbound form. Paul Sheldon and Duncan Rabagliati's exhaustively researched reference series has race by race accounts, starting grids, results sheets and a wealth of other information. I have one volume left, 8.5in x 12in hardback in very good condition:

1700c.    Vol. 6 1954-1959 pp.331  £120



2222.     HISTORIC FORMULA JUNIOR. Volume 7 2009-2010  .   Duncan Rabagliati and Richard Page. 2011. In the same format as the “…Grand Prix and Voiturette…” titles listed above this is equally authoritative. Hardback in as-new condition. pp.285. Signed by authors Rabagliati and Page and certified no. 52 of a limited edition of 70 copies) £75  
2225.     FORMULA ONE REGISTER RECORD BOOK -1966.   Paul Sheldon, Duncan Rabagliati and Yves De La George. The first volume in a supplementary series to the “…Grand Prix and Voiturette…” books, this covers Formula 1, 2, 3, US NAT. Championship and TASMAN races in even more detail. spiral-bound softcover book in poor but readable condition. (plastic spiral binder is starting to deteriorate but no loose pages) pp.240 £30  



2223.     FORMULA ONE REGISTER FACT BOOK: FORMULA 3 .   Paul Sheldon and Duncan Rabagliati.1990.
Like the other titles this series does what it says on the cover: A full race-by-race record of F3 races with grids, results, fastest lap etc. etc. Not quite as much detail as the Grand Prix series (no race reports for example) but packed with hard data. We have the following volumes:

1947 to 1952. spiral-bound softcover book in poor but readable condition. (plastic spiral binder is starting to deteriorate but no loose pages) See pic:8in x 11.5in pp.239

1953 to 1955. spiral-bound softcover book in good condition.(plastic spiral binder is starting to deteriorate but no loose pages) 8in x 11.5in pp.223 £25

2221.     MOTOR RACING CIRCUITS IN ENGLAND THEN AND NOW. Peter Swinger .   A comprehensive account of all the race circuits in England,whether long-vanished, in constant use or revised. Period photographs and plans show variations in layouts over the years and the text gives the history of more than 50 tracks. Fascinating.  Softcover book in excellent as-new condition. 8in x 10in   pp.160.   £15   
  2219.     LE MANS WINNERS POSTER.   Rather on the lines of the 'Goodyear victories' posters this one, produced by the ACO, Auto Hebdo and the Ville du Mans for the 2000 race shows all 67 winners to that date - which means there's not a single Audi on it! Quarter folded from original publication (with the programme, I think) and in very good, clean condition it will frame beautifully.  17.5in x 23in. £25  
2210.    CHROME DREAMS.   AUTOMOBILE STYLING SINCE 1893.   A study of the aesthetics of car design rather than the technicalities, this is an interesting history of the development of the motor car. Illustrated with rather stylised line drawings rather than photographs. Hardback with dustwrapper in very good condition (a couple of marks and a tiny amount of edge rubbing to the dustwrapper)  6.5in x 9in   pp.310    £10  
2208.     QUARTER MILE.  The Drag Racing Book for Spectators and Competitors. 198..   A nice look at the UK drag racing world in the late 1970s/early 1980s but with some historical content too. Lots of photographs of cars in action and constructional details and paddock shots. Ex-library softcover item in OK condition (some surface rubbing to the cover) 7.5in x 9.5in. pp.160. £8  
2202.     A GUIDE TO MOTORSPORT CIRCUITS OF THE WORLD.  Tony Sakkis 1993.  Comprehensive guide giving essential details for the travelling race goer or journalist; How to get there, where to stay, and most interestingly, what it's like. Every circuit has its own atmosphere, be it awful or wonderful. A great reference book. Softcover item in good condition ( a little edge rubbed) 6.5in x 9in. pp. 192.  £5  

2195.     TIME AND TWO SEATS.  FIVE DECADES OF LONG DISTANCE SPORTS CAR RACING. Janos Wimpffen 1999.   The World Sports Car, Grand Touring and Manufacturer's Championships. . One of those books which really needs no introduction; a classic work of epic proportions which will be known to most collectors.  This covers pretty much every aspect and every race of sports car racing  not just in the UK and US but worldwide from 1953 to 1998. Every race is described in detail, and with a full results table. Most are illustrated with period photos and an attention to detail which is mind-boggling. Pretty much the ultimate reference book for sports car racing, it's well- laid out and easy to navigate despite its scope. If you need to look up (for example) how Pedro Lano and Ernesto Tonquist fared in the 1954 Buenos Aires 1000km it's here- their Ferrari 225E suffered brake failure on lap 9:-)  A huge labour of love by author Wimpffen, the historian for the Bruce McCaw collection and the Motorsport research Group, this runs to two volumes, over two thousand pages and 8.5kg (18lb) Two volumes in twin slipcase with silver lettered bookcloth all in very good condition. 9.5in x 12.5in x 5in pp.2256   £850  

IMAGE COMING SOON 2189.     BEWLEY CARS - .   This is an oddity: a letter from Blakedown Design Services of Kidderminster in May 1986 plus copies of design drawings for the Bewley 500 /1100cc cars, plus a copy of the general arrangement drawing for the "proposed "Lita" car. There is also a reference in the letter to John Corbyn "as another constructor has already supplied a number of chassis.. named Jedi"  excellent condition. The letter is A4 and the three design copies are A2 (approx. 19 in x 13in).  £10  



2186.     AUTOMOBILE SPORT - .   Started as a rival to the venerable Autocourse, these motor sport annuals cover major international motor sport: Formula One, Rallying, Le Mans, American racing etc. etc. It didn't last long - a shame as they are fine annuals with a wealth of writing and photographic talent (Nigel Roebuck, Mike Doodson, Jeff Bloxham, Keith Sutton, Randy Leffingwell etc. etc.).


2186a     Automobile Sport 81-82- .    The first year of publication. Hardback with dustwrapper in excellent condition. 8.5in x12in. pp.208.  £10





2177     THE POST WAR TOURING CAR. Graham Robson. The cover image gives a clue to the approach taken here. this is not  an exhaustive history of all makes and models but highly selective, "leading you through the Alvises, Aston Martins, Singers, Facel Vegas, Lanchesters, Ferraris and Maseratis.. Citroens, Studebakers, Alfa Romeos and Lotus Cortinas...." Published by Haynes but with the imprint of Thoroughbred & Classic Cars magazine. Illustrated. Hardback with dustwrapper in very good condition. (a little fading to the spine) 7in x9.5in. pp129.  £9     
2174.     MY GREATEST RACE - by 20 of the finest racing drivers of all time.    The drivers are: Mario Andretti, Jack Brabham, Juan Fangio, Emerson Fittipaldi, Graham Hill, Denny Hulme, Jacky Ickx, Raymond Mays, Stirling Moss, Roy Salvadori, Jackie Stewart, Johnny Lurani, Philippe Etancelin, Piero Taruffi, Huschke von Hanstein, Froilan Gonzales, Innes Ireland, Paul Frere, Olivier Gendebein and Toulo de Graffenried. Published by the Jim Clark Foundation. Hardback in reasonable condition (ex-library) Good dustwrapper. 9in x9.5in pp.139.  £10     
2169.     JAGUAR XJ LONG WHEELBASE.  .   Original luxury press launch brochure for this extended wheelbase version of the 2004 Jaguar flagship XJ model. Includes a CD-ROM with 40 press photos and text. Hardback with dustwrapper in excellent condition 14in x5.5in pp.29  £18    
2159.     ROSEMEYER! A new Biography. Elly Beinhorn Rosemeyer and Chris Nixon 1989.    An enlarged and updated version of the book originally written by Rosemeyer's widow in 1938. Working with Chris Nixon this has a great deal more information ad an additional two chapters.  Rare now.  Softback book in very good condition. 7in x 9.5in. pp.191 £45  
2150.     FANGIO - The Life Behind the Legend.  Gerald Donaldson.  Extensively researched 2003 book on the 'Maestro' Softback book in good condition (light creases/edge rubbing to cover ). Illustrated. 6in x9in pp.294.   £1  
2149.     DIRECTORY OF CLASSIC PROTOTYPES AND GRAND TOURING CARS  Anthony Pritchard.  Excellent book covering some 32 different manufacturers from Abarth to Tojeiro with a chapter/history of each and the principal prototype/GT competition cars they made. Race details and incidents, plus lots of photographs make this far from the worthy but dull reference work the title suggests but rather a good read, albeit with a wealth of historical detail. Softcover book in good condition (light creases/edge rubbing to cover) . 6in x9in pp.212.   £25  

















2148.   AUTOCOURSE SALE!   Following the acquisition of a couple of collections we now have a bit of an overstock on Autocourse.  Collectors know this definitive Grand Prix annual well: Nothing else has such an authoritative collection of data, stats and analysis of the GP season each year. We currently have the following at reduced prices. Get yours while stocks last...

AUTOCOURSE 2009-10     Excellent condition with very good dustwrapper   pp.  £30

AUTOCOURSE 2005-06     Excellent condition with very good dustwrapper   pp336.  £25

AUTOCOURSE 2002-03     Excellent condition with very good dustwrapper   pp272.  £25

AUTOCOURSE 1999-2000     Excellent condition with good dustwrapper (some surface scratches)  pp288.  £20

AUTOCOURSE 1998-99     Excellent condition with very good dustwrapper (small crease on top edge of back top edge).  pp.288  £20

AUTOCOURSE 1997-98     Excellent condition with similar dustwrapper (two tiny corner rubs) in removable plastic sleeve.  pp.280  £20

AUTOCOURSE 1996-97     Excellent condition with very good dustwrapper   pp272.  £20

AUTOCOURSE 1995-96     Excellent condition with good dustwrapper (some light scratches and imprints of handwriting from using it to rest on)  pp.  £20

AUTOCOURSE 1993-94     Excellent condition with good dustwrapper (light surface scratches and marks but nothing unsightly)  pp288.  £20

AUTOCOURSE 1992-93     Excellent condition with good dustwrapper.  pp.288  £25

AUTOCOURSE 1991-92     Good condition with rather tired (torn/repaired but complete) dustwrapper.  pp.288  £20

AUTOCOURSE 1989-90     Excellent condition with very good dustwrapper.  pp.287  £25

AUTOCOURSE 1988-89     Excellent condition with faultless dustwrapper.  pp.272  £30
AUTOCOURSE 1988-89     Excellent condition with very good dustwrapper.  pp.272  £25

AUTOCOURSE 1986-87     Good condition with poor dustwrapper (a piece is missing from the back).  pp.272  £25

AUTOCOURSE 1984-85     Very good condition with OK dustwrapper (front tear repaired and some edge rubbing evident).  pp.256  £25

AUTOCOURSE 1983-84     Very good condition with OK dustwrapper (quite extensively edge rubbed).  pp.256  £30

AUTOCOURSE 1975/76. International Motor Racing and Rallying Review but most people collect these for the Formula One content which is superbly detailed. Every race of the 1975 season is covered in detail with photos and statistics as well as off-track action. There's a photo on page 119 captioned "Elf PR man and journalist Eoin Young does the Haka- not a pretty sight!" Also the (in)famous incident at Barcelona where the team personnel worked on the circuit guardrails themselves is here. An article by Jackie Stewart on the retirement of Graham Hill is prefaced by a hastily added page recording his death in an air accident on November 29th and paying further tribute to "our sport's finest ambassador.. a universally loved personality and a fine British Sportsman"   Hardback in good, clean, tight condition (one corner board slightly rubbed) in similarly good dustwrapper in plastic protective sleeve. 9.5in x 13in. pp208  £100


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