For a fiver, this is pretty good value, even though it barely dips a toe into any of its myriad subjects.
In short, it is an anthology of some of the most memorable moments in ths history of sport – predominantly athletics, boxing, cricket, golf, horse racing, the Olympics, rugby union, soccer and motor racing. In the latter chapter, David Smith chronicles Mike Hawthorn’s victory at Reims in ’53, Moss at Monaco in ’61, Jim Clark’s 1965 Indy, Mansells tyre failure in Adelaide and the fleeting moment during the 1991 Spanish GP when Mansell and Senna were a fag paper apart at 200 mph down the main straight. Curiously, he also chooses Le Mans 1955, which might have been memorable for all the wrong reasons, but it hardly constitutes a ‘great moment’, as advertised on the front cover. The same could be said for cricket’s D’Oliveira affair.
Use of pictures is somewhat sparse, but it’s rich in memories, however briefly the respective writers may deal with them.