Just in time for the celebrations comes this official history, by respected auto-historian David Venables, of the world’s first motor race circuit. WB contributes the Foreword and applauds Venables for so thoroughly expanding on his own racing history of the Track.
It is a deeply impressive work which incorporates the motorcycle racing and the aviation which eventually, due to WWII, displaced racing. Broadly chronological, the book also includes a foray into oddball elements at the Track. Venables even applauds the economic productivity of the site after its closure as he makes clear, there was no realistic way the circuit could have been revived. The current Mercedes development is also included, and the book finishes with appendices and maps by historian Tony Hutchings.
With hundreds of wonderful sepia photographs, this is both a reference work and a visual treat. And it’s only £.30! GC
Published by Haynes, ISBN 9781844253296, £.30