Eoin Young's Collector's Column no. 29
Frank Gardner- live on stage!
The Aussies have produced an absolutely superb DVD featuring a dapper Frank Gardner in blazer and flannels – no sign of the ubiquitous towelling hat! – on stage in Sydney in 1999. There is an MC who prompts from time to time but it’s an incredible 95-minutes of pure Gardner at his laconic best. I loved it and I know you will too. It’s one long laugh and never mind that you might have heard one or two of the tales before. They’re folklore, part of our racing heritage, after all. When Porsche couldn’t find a German driver brave enough to drive the prototype 917 Porsche in the 1000 Kilometres at the old Nurburgring in 1969, they signed Frank and David Piper. “David stopped after one lap and said he was too young to die, so I drove the rest of the race.” They finished 8th. “That night Porsche gave me a leather suitcase full of Deutschmarks…and an Iron Cross!”
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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.