By Maurice Hamilton
Published by Collins Willow, £18.99
Over a year on, and it still seems odd that Ken Tyrrell is no longer with us. And if you want to know why his death left such a gaping hole in the lives of everyone he met, this is the book to read.
It is a tender yet very honest account of the life of Tyrrell the man, and Tyrrell the team.
Motor Sport readers will know much of the story of the Jackie Stewart era. More fascinating still are the inside lines on the Scheckter, Depailler, Pironi and Alboreto eras, and the team’s gentle decline into the midfield.
Hamilton is one of the very best motorsport writers, given the right topic; reporting on ‘Uncle’ Ken’s somewhat idiosyncratic, warm, tender, funny and dignified manner has tapped an inspirational vein. DM