Motor Racing At Goodwood in the Sixties

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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.

Synopsis


Goodwood in the sixties epitomised all that was good about the British motor racing scene. It was a circuit where anybody could have a go, and yet the established greats like Stirling Moss would be there too. It was a circuit where Minis rubbed shoulders with Ferraris and Ford Galaxies, MGBs diced with Triumph TRs and Morgans, and clubman’s races were as keenly fought as RAC Tourist Trophy events. Most of all Goodwood was accessible and informal: spectators with no special privileges could get really close to the action, examine the cars in the paddock, and meet the great drivers of the day.
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.

About the author


Tony Gardiner, who lives in Worthing, England, is a highly experienced professional illustrator, most of whose subjects relate to the 'Golden Age' of motor sport: the 1950s and 1960s. He has maintained a strong lifelong interest in motor sport, including club events, rallies and sprint races, as a spectator, official and competitor. Tony first became interested in motorsport in 1957 when the Ecurie Ecosse team of D Type Jaguars won at Le Mans. Other forms of motorsport, including rallies like the Monte Carlo and Liége-Rome-Liége, with competitors driving over Europe’s mountain roads and snow-covered goat tracks at high speed, captured Tony’s imagination.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845844-96-7 • eV number: eV4496 • Published: December 2011 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £9.99 / $18.99 / €10.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V249 • Hardback • 19x20.5cm • £12.99 • 96 pages • pictures • ISBN: 978-1-903706-49-7 • UPC: 6-36847-00249-7. Price subject to change, P&P extra.


Motor Racing At Goodwood in the Sixties

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