The International Motor Racing Guide
By Peter Higham
ISBN 893618 20 X
Published by David Bull Publishing, £35.99
So, who did win the 1966 Avusrennen? And, while you’re at it, can you tell me who won the ’69 Spanish touring car title?
I think you’ll find that Udo Schutz and Jorge de Bagration are the names you’re fishing for.
That’s the beauty of this book — look beyond its detailed coverage of F1, Le Mans, Indy 500 and NASCAR, etc and there are thousands of little-known nuggets that make this tome more than a superb reference — it’s a dipper-inner-and-outer that entertains as well as informs.
With a new publisher, the indefatigable Higham has packed over 900 pages with 40 percent more facts than his first edition. But despite this, its neat layout makes the info readily accessible.
The 1993 Czech Touring Car champion? That’ll be Vaclav Bervid. PF