Silverstone: The Home of British Motor Racing

Silverstone: The Home of British Motor Racing

by Chas Parker

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Silverstone: The Home of British Motor Racing by Chas Parker

The former wartime airfield at Silverstone is Britain’s most important motor racing circuit and is best known as the home of the British Grand Prix, which was first staged there in 1948. This magnificent book tells Silverstone’s entire history, covering the great races, influential characters and unforgettable events, as well as the evolution of the circuit itself. The book is profusely illustrated, including plenty of rare photographs that have not been published before. Produced with the full assistance of the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) and Silverstone Circuits, this is the last word on the history of the much-loved ‘home of British motor racing’.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857330727
Publisher: Haynes Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Chas Parker is a motorsport writer who started his working life in the field of astronomy, as press officer for the Royal Greenwich Observatory. During this time he obtained a degree in mathematics and physics from the Open University. He has contributed to the Philips Encyclopaedia of Astronomy and Patrick Moore’s Yearbook of Astronomy. His main interest, however, is motor racing, and he spent many years taking photographs at different racing circuits around the UK, amassing a collection of many thousands of color transparencies. For some time he has worked as a sub-editor for Motorsport News, and he also reports on events such as the Goodwood Revival meeting and Festival of Speed.

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