Donington Park : The Pioneers (Special Anniversary Edition)

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Donington Park : The Pioneers (Special Anniversary Edition)

Donington Park : The Pioneers (Special Anniversary Edition)

DS (A) Please note that this book will be launched on October 24th, so orders will be sent by the end of October.

Author: John Bailie

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Limited to 85 copies, each individually numbered and signed by Kevin Wheatcroft and the author. Finished in dark blue Oxford Library Buckram cloth finish, silver foil blocked cover and silver edging to text pages. Presented in silver foil blocked slip case.



 



85 YEARS - DONINGTON PARK’S FIRST CAR RACE - 1933 80 YEARS - TAZIO NUVOLARI WINS DONINGTON GRAND PRIX - 1938 45 YEARS - TOM WHEATCROFT OPENS GRAND PRIX COLLECTION - 1973 25 YEARS - AYRTON SENNA WINS EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX - 1993.



 



 



This isn’t a book just about motor racing. It's about people. It’s about the pioneers who created Britain's first permanent true road racing circuit...firstly for motor cycles in 1931 and then also for cars from 1933. 



It’s about the phenomenal success and dramatic progress that saw the circuit expand from loose-surfaced tracks created for horse-drawn carriages to hosting four pre-war Grands Prix, the first in 1935, the final two the "Silver Arrows" Grands Prix of 1937 and 1938. It's about how the Army took over during the war years and the many attempts that came very close to bringing racing back in the 1960s with innovative, state-of-the-art facilities...and it describes the Tom Wheatcroft era from 1977, son Kevin’s revival of the track in 2010 and the New Vision of MSV's first full season in 2018. 



Researched, written and designed by John Bailie, the book includes many new photographs plus documents, maps and diagrams, unique then-and-now images, illustrations by the author, personal anecdotes and memories, together with extracts from on-the-spot race reports by Bill Boddy MBE, founding editor of Motor Sport magazine. 

Publisher: John Bailie

Status: Latest Releases

Binding: HBD

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