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Racing and All That

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From the blurb;
"This is a book about motor racing and motorcycle racing past and present, written by Britain's two greatest living motorsportsmen - Stirling Moss and Mike Hailwood. Moss was easily the country's most acclaimed Grand Prix driver during the halcyon years of the fifties and early sixties. Similarly, Mike Hailwood will surely forever stand as Britain's most successful racing motorcyclist ; his domination of the first half of the sixties in every category of two-wheeled competition was virtually absolute. That both men have recently made successful comebacks to their sports is an indication not just of their ability, but of their determination too. 

Here Moss and Hailwood give their honest and forthright views on the state of modern Motorsport and draw fascinating comparisons with how it was in their day. There are chapters on the "characters" of motor racing, on the financial problems, on loyalty and on "driver power". Both men give detailed and compelling accounts of the accident which - dramatically and potentially tragically - put them out of the game and explain how and why they made their startling returns. They look also at the heroes of yesteryear, and Hailwood in particular has some surprising revelations as to which motorcyclists he feared most back in the sixties. 

Indeed it is the unexpectedness of much of the comment that characterises the book. But above all, a wealth of sagacious and often innovative thoughts and reflections provides a new insight not only into the twin sports of car and motorcycle racing, but also into the authors themselves."

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Includes a dust-jacket in very good condition. 

Item details

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Stirling Moss and Mike Hailwood
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1980
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
155
Publisher:
Pelham Books
Title:
Racing and All That

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From the blurb;
"This is a book about motor racing and motorcycle racing past and present, written by Britain's two greatest living motorsportsmen - Stirling Moss and Mike Hailwood. Moss was easily the country's most acclaimed Grand Prix driver during the halcyon years of the fifties and early sixties. Similarly, Mike Hailwood will surely forever stand as Britain's most successful racing motorcyclist ; his domination of the first half of the sixties in every category of two-wheeled competition was virtually absolute. That both men have recently made successful comebacks to their sports is an indication not just of their ability, but of their determination too. 

Here Moss and Hailwood give their honest and forthright views on the state of modern Motorsport and draw fascinating comparisons with how it was in their day. There are chapters on the "characters" of motor racing, on the financial problems, on loyalty and on "driver power". Both men give detailed and compelling accounts of the accident which - dramatically and potentially tragically - put them out of the game and explain how and why they made their startling returns. They look also at the heroes of yesteryear, and Hailwood in particular has some surprising revelations as to which motorcyclists he feared most back in the sixties. 

Indeed it is the unexpectedness of much of the comment that characterises the book. But above all, a wealth of sagacious and often innovative thoughts and reflections provides a new insight not only into the twin sports of car and motorcycle racing, but also into the authors themselves."

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Includes a dust-jacket in very good condition. 

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Stirling Moss and Mike Hailwood
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1980
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
155
Publisher:
Pelham Books
Title:
Racing and All That

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