British Touring Car Racing in Camera: A photographic celebration of 50 Years

Overview

The first official British Saloon Car Championship was held in 1958, so 2008 marks the 50th anniversary of this ever-competitive, highly popular form of racing, now called the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). This book will be a photographic sweep over the entire 50 years (with a preamble about pre-1958 saloon car racing), presented in the style of our Formula 1 in Camera titles, using as much color as possible.   As the overview below shows, there have been plenty of well-known and exciting ...
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Overview

The first official British Saloon Car Championship was held in 1958, so 2008 marks the 50th anniversary of this ever-competitive, highly popular form of racing, now called the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). This book will be a photographic sweep over the entire 50 years (with a preamble about pre-1958 saloon car racing), presented in the style of our Formula 1 in Camera titles, using as much color as possible.   As the overview below shows, there have been plenty of well-known and exciting cars over the years, and numerous notable drivers too, including World Champions such as Mike Hawthorn, Jim Clark and Graham Hill and colourful characters such as Gerry Marshall, Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams and Tony Lanfranchi.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844254699
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 6/15/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham Robson, the world’s most prolific author of motoring books with over 120 to his name over the past 35 years, knows this subject very well indeed, and has first-hand memories of saloon car racing back to the early sixties. His recent Haynes title Boreham: 40 years of Ford’s motorsport dream factory, won the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Montagu Trophy in 2004.
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