by Chris Nixon
ISBN: 85184 066 3
Published by Transport Bookman Publications, £39.95
Painstakingy edited by acknowledged pre-war grand prix expert Chris Nixon, The Robert Fellowes Collection is a wonderful assortment of images from the continental glands prix of the period 1934-39. Fellowes’ work remained unseen for many, many years — he died from war wounds in 1945 —until purchased at auction by contemporary historic collector and racer Neil Comer.
The collection captures the spirit of pre-war racing and features snapshots of many of the era’s gods — Nuvolari, Caracciola and Rosemeyer, as well as the fearsome racing machines produced by Auto Union and Mercedes.
The quality of the photography improves throughout the book and each image is accurately and insightfully captioned by Nixon. HH-F