The Man and His Cars
by Julian Balme
If you’re getting sick of the politics of modern motor sport, why not take a look back at one of the most likeable men in post-war racing? ‘Walker the Talker’ not only came out of a deadly era unscathed, nobody seems to have a bad word to say about him either.
As a driver and team owner Walker competed in most forms of motor sport and this exhaustively researched tome covers them all, including his long patronage of the Monte Carlo Rally. Balme has carried out extensive interviews with Walker’s wife Mavis and sons Kevin and Sean (who was a successful racer in his own right) as well as many of his contemporaries. There is also a fascinating insight into his Westway aeroplane model business, with which he funded his racing.
Illustrated with hundreds of excellent pictures, this book is a special tribute to Walker and his familiar gold and green machines. ACH
Published by Coterie Press ISBN 978 1 902351 47 6, £75