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Sports Car Racing in Camera 1950-1959 Hardcover – February 1, 2011

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About the Author

Paul Parker is the author of four previous titles in Haynes’s In Camera series covering sports car racing and Formula 1 in the decades 1960-69 and 1970-79, and his work has also been published in Octane, Motor Sport and the Daily Telegraph. He lives in Switzerland.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844255522
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844255528
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,854,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the fourth of Paul Parker's "In Camera" books that I've head the pleasure of reading and it is as excellent as the others. Although the photos are wonderful, what sets these books apart from many other racing picture books are Parker's insightful captions. You wouldn't think that photo captions could be exciting or funny, but Parker really brings the drivers, cars and times to life in a very few words.

Unfortunately, this title seems to have had a very spotty print run. The first copy I purchased (from another source) had a broken binding and pages that weren't cut cleanly. The second copy I purchased (this time from Amazon) had ink smeared over one of the few color pages. The third copy (exchanged by Amazon for the returned second copy) seems fine. I haven't encountered these quality control problems with the other books in the series. Do yourself a favor and check your copy as soon as it arrives.

But, with that aside, this is a wonderful book!
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GREAT BOOK a must read, 2 nites of reading and 1 month of review & i aM STILL ENJOYING IT.
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I COULD SEE A FEW OF THESE CARS OR THEIR CIVILIAN OFFSPRING ON THE ROADS IN THE LATE 50'S AND SIXTIES.
THE YEAR BY YEAR FORMAT SEEMS TEDIOUS, BUT THE VERBIAGE MAKES UP FOR IT. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW THE FORCES THAT DROVE SPORTS.RACING CARS IN THOSE FORMATIVE YEARS, THIS IS AN EXCELLENT BOOK.
I SAW THESE CARS AND SOME OF THE AMERICAN AND A COUPLE OF EUROPEAN DRIVER'S AT CALIFORNIA EVENTS. AND MANY YEARS LATER, AT THE MONTERREY HISTORICALS.
I DROVE A T.C M.G AND RODE TO COLLEGE IN BOTH AN ALLARD AND A KAISER DARREN. LATER OWNED THE ALLARD.
THE BOOK IS GENEROUS IN COVERAGES OF THE CARS, DRIVERS AND SURROUNDING PERSONALITIES. POLITICS AND VARIOUS COUNTRY'S QUIRKS ARE WELL EXPLAINED.
CLEARLY, IT WAS A VERY SERIOUS WAY TO HAVE A LOT OF FUN. IT SOUNDED AND SMELLED RIGHT. THERE'S PORSCHE'S AND ALL OTHERS, WITH THE ENGINES IN FRONT WHERE THEY BELONG!
THE BOOK CONVEYS THE WORLD OF THE ERA RACING CORRECTLY, AT LEAST IT FITS INTO MY MEMORY PERFECTLY. IS IS A DETAILED ACCOUNT, FOR A TRUE STUDENT OF THE VINTAGE "SPORTS CAR".
JUST GET IN IT AND GO.
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Great photos and informative captions that provide a insightful view of the era. The paper and printing quality is not great, but it is a great value.
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