Motor Racing Circuits in England -Then and Now By Peter Swinger. 160 pages.
‘Motor Racing Circuits In England, Then And Now’ takes you on a fascinating journey through all of England's motor racing circuits, from the famous ones which still exist such as Donington, Brands Hatch and Silverstone, to the many long lost ones such as Thornaby, Rufforth and Ibsley which only the most devoted enthusiasts will recall in detail. The book contains extensive detail about each track, as well as an extensive selection of revealing photographs, race program covers, as well as maps of the different circuits. The 160 pages really do delve into the richness of England’s motor racing heritage, and is essential reading for anyone interested in motoring racing history.
The Birth of Formula 1 (DVD) 63 minutes
This DVD is a must for anyone interested in Formula 1 history. Using rarely-seen archive footage, it begins with the very first race, at Silverstone, in 1950. We see Guiseppe Farina, Juan Manuel Fangio, Luigi Fagioli and Reg Parnell do battle on the converted airfield racetrack. We then witness, in colour, three races from 1951, when the supercharged Alfa 159Bs went head-to-head with the 4.5 litre Ferraris at Reims, Silverstone and the Nurburgring. Farina, Fangio and Parnell are joined by Jose Froilan Gonzales and Alberto Ascari as the peaceful summer days are shattered by the thundering engines and cheers from the packed grandstands. The DVD concludes with the German GPs of 1953 and 1954 when Britain’s Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn compete as Maserati, Mercedes and Cooper start to challenge the established order.
The Formula One Miscellany By John White. 192 pages
There is something for all motor racing fan in The Formula One Miscellany. Formula One's World Championship dates back to the middle of the last century and has developed a reputation for glamour, glitz and glory. Within these pages, the reader will learn hundreds of fascinating facts about the sport on a whole range of topics, from cars and drivers to teams and tracks. Painstakingly researched by motor racing fanatic John White, it includes all the major facts and stats in Formula One up to the end of the 2015 season, The book also contains driver biographies, track descriptions, team information, details of famous head- to-head battles and much more and is an excellent reference source.