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Tales from the Toolbox: A Collection of Behind-the-Scenes Tales from Grand Prix Mechanics Paperback – February 15, 2010
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The Kindle version does not do justice to the photos, they are just too small and lose something in translation. I'd like to see the paper version sometime to compare.
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I have ever interesting.This is not the first I have like this.Published 7 months ago by Patricia Fishenden
Great collection of stories. A better picture of "behind the scenes" of the GP races in the 1950s and 60s. Great read. I would recomment it heartily.Published 9 months ago by Tommy C. Bartlett
really enjoyed reading about the mechanics who worked on the Formula 1 cars during the 60s and 70s.Published 11 months ago by Richard Ingham
A great book about formula 1 racing from the mouths of the mechanics on how they worked and how little they got paid..Its just incrediblePublished on April 26, 2014 by Glenn N.
I got this and couldn't stop reading it. Shows what working for a team was like in the 50's and especially the 60's. Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by William R Richardson