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The second book in Veloce's new "Those were the days ..."? series, which takes a nostalgic look at times past.
Packed with 150 never before published & wonderfully evocative photos taken between 1961 & 1966 when the famous & popular circuit closed.
A concise text tells the story behind the pictures about how accessible motor racing used to be ...
Tony Gardiner was a regular spectator at Goodwood before the popular Sussex track was forced to close in 1966. His fascinating photos remind us of an era of motor racing very different from today’s, and illustrate an amazing variety of machinery, from Lotus Cortinas to Aston Martin Zagatos.
This book is a unique photographic record of motor racing at Goodwood in the sixties, recording scenes of everything from the Tourist trophy to Members Club Meetings, portraying the atmosphere at this famous Sussex Circuit. From a collection of nearly five hundred photographs, just one hundred and fifty have been chosen to be reproduced in this book ...
Book Review by Steve Lister for The 500 Owners Association Magazine,
Motor Racing at Goodwood in the sixties, by Tony Gardiner is, as it says in the foreword, an unashamed exercise in nostalgia. It provides a pictorial record of Goodwood on race days. That includes the paddock, and spectators as well as circuit shots during six International Easter meetings, four Tourist Trophies and fourteen BARC Club meetings. Of course, by the sixties, it really means 1961-1966. The last club meeting took place in July 1966 as the circuit was deemed not able to cope with tile increasing speeds of the competing machinery.
It is primarily a picture book with some atmospheric photographs of Cobras, GTO's, E-Types, Astons, Minis and Corvettes as well as a good sprinkling of single seaters. The period transporters look great! There is mention of who won particular races, but no detailed results. I particularly like the pencil drawings; illustrating Cooper, Frazer Nash and A.C. The Goodwood circuit and local area are described nicely and there are comments on the Motor Industry and Social Scene of the time.
At £12.99 the book represents good value for money. It is published by Veloce and is one of several in the "Those were the days" series. Nash fans might like "Alpine Trials and Rallies 1910 -1973", others may fancy "Funky Mopeds", also from Veloce.
Review by Dave Pollard for The Sunday Times, January 2006
RACING DOWN MEMORY LANE
If summer cocktails at the Goodwood Revival seem a long time ago a new book may help you get through the winter months. Featuring 150 photographs — many never before published — Motor Racing at Goodwood in the Sixties documents the racetrack’s years from 1961-66. Published by Veloce, the work evokes the nostalgia and glamour of one of motor sport’s most enduring venues.
"The colour illustrations are of absolute top quality." - Motorsport magazine, May 2005
Review from Classic Lotus Racer, February 2005
Tony Gardiner uses 150 previously unpublished photographs to illustrate the 96 art paper pages. The volume is arranged in chronological order covering the years 1961 to 1966. The book has an introduction to each year and then is made up of high quality reproductions of black and white photographs with the detailed captions giving a good amount of information. In addition, Gardiners own pencil sketches highlight some of Goodwood's more exciting moments that his camera did not catch.