Trevor Tarring and Mark Joseland
This first biography of a famous name, begun by Joseland and completed by Tarring, tells us that the GN and Frazer Nash cars are only a fraction of the work of this creative engineer, ranging from WWI fighters through WWII gun turrets to atomic bomb triggers. And if there’s more detail than you needed on machining uranium or DC generators, it at least indicates the huge range of projects that Frazer-Nash was involved in after the cars, and the complexity of his businesses. The book gives a good picture of Archie, churning out patents from his bomb-proof bunker on Kingston Hill, but also a capable driver, golfer, skier and ‘forger’ of one single banknote leading to trouble with the Revenue.
Published by Frazer Nash Archives, ISBN 978 0 9570351 0 2, £35