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ISBN: 9780857041890
AUTHOR: Bryan Apps
Jim Clark to Jackie Stewart
Jim Clark to Jackie Stewart
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It has been said that if you can remember anything about the sixties you weren’t really there, but this entertaining book challenges that assertion on behalf of all those whose ‘highs’ came through motor racing.

It is also said that a single picture is worth a thousand words and the author’s superb illustrations and memories of motor races in the 1960s, bring that era vividly back to life.

Every Formula 1 World Championship event is included and, for good measure, the Monte Carlo Rally, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Targa Florio, raced over the mountainous Sicilian roads. In addition to Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart, the book also features the achievements of Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham, Graham Hill, John Surtees and all the other famous drivers of the period. The cars of the 60s are given due prominence but it is always remembered that it was the drivers, with their incredible skill, courage and competitive spirit, who were the real heroes of the age.

A total of seven drivers won Formula l World Championships in the 1960s. Motorcycle Racing World Champion John Surtees gained his in a Ferrari in 1964, after exchanging two wheels for four; Graham Hill won his driving a B.R.M. in 1962 and a Lotus-Ford in 1968; Jack Brabham won his in a Cooper-Climax in 1960 and in a Brabham-Repco in 1966; the American Phil Hill won his with a Ferrari in 1961, and Denny Hulme gained his World Championship title with another Brabham-Repco in 1967.

The achievements of all these drivers and their cars, along with many others, are recorded in this book, each expertly depicted through the author’s inimitable illustrations.

Bryan Apps, an Oxford graduate, has been an Anglican priest in the Diocese of Winchester for 50 years. When he was a young curate in Andover his 97hp Mobile Church attracted the interest of the international Press. His passion for motor racing was ignited at the age of twelve by a visit to Goodwood in 1949, and he corresponded with Raymond Mays, who was both the originator of the E.R.A., and the instigator of the B.R.M.

Bryan’s paintings of racing cars and drivers from the earliest days of the sport are wonderful evocations of their period and they led to lasting friendships with Manfred von Brauchitsch, Ken Tyrrell, and many of the most famous racing drivers from before and after the Second World War.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 189 0, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published September 2012.

Open Cockpits & Straw BalesOpen Cockpits & Straw Bales - £19.99
In Straw Bales and Open Cockpits, Bryan Apps, through his superb paintings, captures the excitement of the cars and drivers who risked everything in what turned out to be the final days of unrestrained competitive motor racing, when cars were still operated by controls which any motorist would easily recognise today, racing drivers were clearly visible in their open cockpits.
Silverstone ShadowsSilverstone Shadows - £19.99
In this, Bryan Apps' second book based on his remarkable collection of photographs and memorabilia, he recreates the ‘up-close’ excitement of the paddock and the pits during the twelve British Grands Prix races held at Silverstone, and one at Brands Hatch, in those memorable years between 1985 to 1997 which witnessed no less than six wins by British drivers.
When Toys Were FunWhen Toys Were Fun - £19.99
In this fascinating and highly illustrated book, Rev Bryan Apps appeals to the child in us all by recalling the toys and games of our past. From dolls and prams to model locomotives and tin plate toys, the reader is taken back to a pre-electronic age when the imagination was the main ingredient of childhood play.
Out of the ShadowsOut of the Shadows - £24.99
Roger Lane's now historic photographs, most of which have never been published before, provide a nostalgic look back at this era of the sport. Together with his first hand experiences we can re-live the days of Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Jack Brabham and Jochen Rindt amongst others. This book is a unique testament to a vanished but much lamented world of magnificent men and their magnificent machines.
The Goodwood RevivalThe Goodwood Revival - £14.99
The spirit of The Goodwood Revival is captured in this stupendous new book by master-photographer Andy Stansfield, containing over 140 action-packed images which exude nostalgia for the glories of Britain’s motor racing past.
When Motor Racing Was FunWhen Motor Racing Was Fun - £19.99
This fascinating book by Bryan Apps offers a unique record of the days when motor racing was fun, as seen through the eyes of those who were famously, and sometimes hilariously, associated with it. Anecdotes abound, and the text is supported by motor racing memorabilia and the author’s own paintings, many of which are now the treasured possessions of the drivers themselves.
 
 
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