Cassell Illustrated £30
Motor Racing: the golden age by John Tennant
A must for every race fan
Tuesday 09 November 2004
There are few books about motor sport as big as this, even fewer as good, and none so evocative of the early years of motor racing. It captures the glamour, the intrepid nature and the fears of those who took part in motor racing from the beginning of the 20th century.
John Tennant has not been bound by a need to give us a succession of winners but instead has hunted down the unusual, the unknown and the unpublished. The result is a dazzling collection of images giving life to the changes that have taken place, from the time before motor racing became a high-speed procession of advertising hoardings. The cultural and social elements in motor sport are revealed in many of nearly 300 photographs, as are the sense of fun and the colourful personalities in competition.
In monochrome on fine art paper, it is a book no student of motor sport nor any serious enthusiast should be without.
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