Gentleman Jack

The Official Biography of Jack Sears

Jack Sears was one of the principal organisers of the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon. This is THE official biography of a fascinating entrepreneur, sportsman and gentleman. Packed with facts straight from the man himself and illustrated with over 150 unique photos this is a must have piece of motoring history.


Gentleman, entrepreneur, and excellent racing driver, this is the fascinating story of John ‘Jack' Sears, or Gentleman Jack as he was popularly known. As Sir John states in the foreword “Jack was the gentleman that I should have been. He had the grace, while I only had the title. I often told him that he should have had it rather than I, but he wasn't buying. Although he started racing several years before I did, our careers took a parallel path for much of the way, and this gave me the privilege of getting to know him really well. That he was an outstanding driver is obvious, and you will have had this reaffirmed by the time you have read this book.” This incredibly detailed biography not only tells of Jack's amazing motoring career from his perspective, but of the whole Sears dynasty. The businesses, the friends, the highs and the lows. Packed with facts straight from the man himself and illustrated with over 150 unique photos, this is a must-have piece of motoring history.

About the author

Born in Edinburgh, Graham Gauld has been a motoring writer for over fifty years. He was editor of the Scottish weekly motoring magazine Motor World, and later editor of Historic Racing and Historic Motor Racing magazines. A regular contributor to motoring publications all over the world, Graham has a photographic library dating back to 1953.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845846-86-2 • eV number: eV4686 • Published: July 2014 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £18.99 / $31.99 / €26.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V4151 • Hardback • 25x20.7cm • £24.99 • 160 pages • 154 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-84584-151-5 • UPC: 6-36847-04151-9. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

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