Our Amazon Bookstore

Apologies if you have visited our web site and tried to use the link to our Amazon store. All of our current stock is listed there, but is showing as “Unavailable” for reasons that we cannot, as yet, resolve. All of these books are in stock, so if there is one that you are interested in please email us for price and delivery.

We will continue to pester Amazon customer service to try and resolve the problem. Hopefully it won’t take too long, but it has taken nearly two weeks so far and still (as of 11/7/2015) they cannot sort it out.

coming soon; Hunt v Morgan and GT40s at Le Mans

No F1 or NASCAR Sprint Cup this weekend (apologies to the truck series), so just a preview of a couple of things that I am working on in my Setting the Record Straight series.

The first one will be on the notorious James Hunt and Dave Morgan incident on the 3rd October 1970. I’m prompted to this one because of Tom Rubython’s book on the former where, in amongst a whole series of things that should never have appeared in a serious book, he raised the last corner crash at Crystal Palace. I was there and saw the whole thing, so I’ve got something fairly well advanced that will talk about the 1970 F3 season in general and that race in particular.

Also in production is something on the record of the Ford GT40 at Le Mans. This one comes from the erroneous utterings of one Jeremy Clarkson who has claimed that the GT40 won the Sarthe classic 4 years running, when it plainly did not.

Both of these are taking a lot of research to make sure that what I write will be as factually accurate as I can make them; that’s what setting the record straight is all about.

Thanks to all of the people that have read my posts here over the months. I hope that I can keep you entertained. Both of the above articles should be posted here before the end of April. Feel free to challenge me on any racing incident that you would like to know more about.

Le Mans 24 Hours 1960-69: The official history of the world’s greatest motor race – book review

This is one of a series of albums that each look at a separate decade of the Le Mans 24 Hour race and, as the title indicates, this one revisits the years 1960 to 1969.

The book therefore covers one of the most significant transitions, that of front engine to mid engine, and also of the Ford versus Ferrari battles of the mid years of that decade.

Each year is alocated around 30 pages of text and photos with all of the significant sub plots highlighted, including some of the rarities and unsung heros getting a mention. The range of pictures is excellent with both black & white and colour shots included and the captions are well done too.

The entry lists and results tables come from the organiser and so are accurate even down to some of the less familiar designations and this provides an important reference for historians (contemporary reports were not always complete or accurate).

It is a big book and well worth owning if you have an interst in this era. The reference sections are very useful, but the photos make this a book that you can pick up and browse through at any time. At £40 it isn’t cheap, but worth every penny. However, clicking on the link below can bring you the book at at much more advantageous price.

Le Mans 24 Hours 1960-69: The official history of the world’s greatest motor race (24 Heures Du Mans)

Coming soon – motor sport book reviews

I have an extensive library of motor sport books and am always adding to my collection. One of my followers here has mentioned that I sometimes recommend books related to posts on this blog, but could I comment on new books, so over the winter I’m going to start adding reviews of motor racing books here.

These things are always personal, but I’ll try to be objective. I’m not sure where I’ll start, but expect a mixture of new books and also some old classics that I think should be part of your library if you can find a copy.

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