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been bound by a need to give us a succession of winners but instead has hunted down the unusual, the unknown and the unpublished.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.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 'The Fappening': Rihanna 'nude pictures' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
- 2 Frank Lampard equalises for Manchester City against Chelsea: how the internet reacted
- 3 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 4 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Downton Abbey series 5, episode 1, review: Revolution still seems far off
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written
Friends 20th anniversary: The highs and lows of the cast's careers since TV series ended in 2004
Downton Abbey series 5, episode 1, ITV, review: There’s revolution in the air, but one lady’s not for turning
Foo Fighters: 2015 tour dates announced for Sonic Highways
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God