The fascinating, funny, sometimes controversial autobiography of Stuart Turner, one of the leading motorsport figures of the past 50 years. In this book, one of motorsport’s most engaging and enthusiastic characters writes frankly, revealingly and above all modestly about guiding BMC and Ford to rally glory.
Here is the autobiography – fascinating, funny, sometimes controversial – of Stuart Turner, one of the leading motorsport figures of the past 50 years. In a career that spanned an exciting period in the automotive business, he reckons to have had two major pieces of luck. He joined British Motor Corporation as Competitions Manager when the Mini Cooper was coming on song, then, some years later, moved to Ford as the Escort was starting to shine.
In this book, one of motorsport’s most engaging and enthusiastic characters writes frankly, revealingly and above all modestly about guiding BMC and Ford to rally glory.
“An extraordinary autobiography which recalls all the highs and lows of a life spent in motorsport ... by a man whose successes are too numerous to mention, and whose infectious sense of enjoyment remains unparalled” – Autosport.
About the author
Stuart Turner is the author of over 20 books on motorsport, business and public speaking; he is a winner of a Benedictine After Dinner Speaker of the Year Award.
After being Britsih Rally Champion navigator for three years, Stuart was Sports Editor of Motoring News before heading the BMC Comptitions Department when Mini Coopers were winning Monte Carlo Rallies. He later headed Ford's Motorsport operation and led the company to many successes.
He is now the voluntary CEO of the Motorsport Safety Fund, a registered charity producing publications and films to help keep the sport safe.
His latest book – Harnessing Horsepower – is about the life of Pat Moss Carlsson, one of the greatest women drivers of all time. Stuart navigated for her on British rallies, but was then her team manager at BMC. He also rallied with Pat’s husband, the legendary Erik Carlsson, with whom he won the RAC Rally.