The next best thing to being there! Covering the pre-WRC 'Rally of the Forests' period. An incredibly detailed and highly illustrated review of a great era of rallying. Over 250 photographs, most of which are published for the first time. Reproductions of rally documents, including regulations, programmes, road books, and crew notes.
This book truly represents an enthusiast‘s view of the RAC Rally: allowing you to relive the events if you were there, or offering the next best thing if you weren‘t. Tony always took a week of his annual leave to watch 'The RAC', and reckons he covered more than 28,000 miles chasing rally stages around the country. Luckily for us, he always took his trusty Zenit camera and recorded hundreds of moments of RAC Rally action, each now frozen in time for posterity. These images, which have not previously been published, have an energy which brings the rally back to life and reminds us how far removed modern rallying is from the much simpler pre-WRC era.
For all who love the ‘Rally of the Forests' period of top level rallying, here is an incredibly involving evocation of three decades of great motorsport. All aspects of the event are covered including rare photos from manufacturers' archives, rally documents (regulations, programmes, road books, crew notes), and a full colour cutaway illustration of a famous winning car.
This publication has full approval of the Royal Automobile Club and the Motor Sports Association.