I have been a fan of Masten Gregory since my first meeting, the Daily Express Trophy at Silverstone in May 1958, when he won the unlimited sportscar race and came a creditable, if unspectacular, third in the Formula One main event.
I followed his progress as well as I could, mainly through the reports in Motor Sport, then later Motoring News and other motoring publications.
I searched the intemet in vain for a few years in the hope of finding at least a website with some details of his career. Then a few months ago I found the wvvw.mtcabooks.com site, and learned that a biography was being written.
I now have my copy and can confirm that it is informative, well-researched and well-written, and includes much human interest as well as racing chronology. Masten comes out of this work as a complex character, but the main impression is of a brave, skilled driver who probably was better than the bare results suggest
The book can be obtained directly from the above website, and its author is Michael Cox, an American from Kansas City who works as a pharmacist in Missouri.
I hope this will be of interest to Masten fans and to all enthusiasts who remember the motorsport scene of the 1950s and ’60s.
Mike Plant, Tillingham, Essex,