This is a guide to the world’s motor racing facilities, from classic Grand Prix and sports car venues, to temporary dirt tracks and old airfields, including tracks that are still current and others that have long ago disappeared. Written in 1989, the book has never been updated – publishers are welcome to make me offers.
It was a great success at the time, selling around 40,000 copies, which was a huge number for a motor racing book in that era. I have seen it described as “fascinating” and “an absolute treasure” but I am proud of it because it was my first published book.
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I still have this – it was one of my favourite books when I was growing up. It taught me that there is every bit as much wonder in the Salzburgring and Brno as there is in Silverstone or Brands Hatch. And I continue to be fascinated by how a modern Grand Prix at Anderstorp would look.
that is good information for me, thanks
I love this book, and the illustrations (from the era long before Google Earth) were absolutely superb. It’s a shame it was never updated, but I suppose there are a lot of websites that provide similar information (albeit considerably more briefly) these days.
Have just picked up a copy on ebay, i look forward to reading it thanks Joe.
I have this book and still use it as a reference. I would love an updated copy though.