Eoin Young's Collector's Column no. 20
“Forza Amon” Signed Collector’s Edition.
Chris Amon won the Le Mans 24-hour race for Ford with Bruce McLaren in 1966 and would lead the works Ferrari and Matra Grand Prix teams during a career in Formula One that lasted an amazing 14 years. He started racing with a Maserati 250F on New Zealand circuits at the age of 18 and a year later he was racing a Formula 1 Lola in Europe. At the end of the 1977 season he retired from racing and returned to run his family farm. Regarded as a brilliant talent, he is the only survivor of the Kiwi “Trio at the Top” – Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and Chris.
“Forza Amon” was published by Harper Collins (New Zealand) in 2003, a biography written by Eoin Young with close co-operation from Chris.
Sir Jackie Stewart wrote a laudatory foreword. “God blessed him with the most amazing talent for driving racing cars. He must have been one of the most skilful and natural drivers ever to grace Formula One….Why Chris never won a Grand Prix is a conundrum that few people who were around at the time will ever fathom. It was nothing to do with his driving abilities…Chris was one of the best racing drivers I ever knew or saw in action.”
The few remaining hardback copies of the 239-page book have been signed by Chris Amon and the author and are offered for sale as a special collector’s edition in mint dustwrapper. Also included is a photo of Chris signing the book.
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Eoin Young is a
who left a bank job to join Bruce McLaren and help set up his racing
More or less. He arrived in the UK in 1961 as a freelance journalist,
the Formula Junior season with Denny Hulme, joined McLaren in 1962.
director of team. Established Motormedia 1966. Started weekly "Autocar" diary
page in 1967 -- it ran until 1998. Covered CanAm, Indy and GP series.
In 1979 established as a dealer in rare motoring and motor racing books
and ephemera. Still trading with regular lists. Autobiography "It
Beats Working" published in 1996. with its sequel "It Still beats
in 2003. After more than three decades based in the UK he has now returned
to his native New Zealand.
The stock of
books and ephemera is constantly changing.
here to view the current catalogue.