The Motor Sport gift guide: Books


Part two of the Christmas gift guide, focusing on our favourite books of 2016

Brian Redman: Daring Drivers, Deadly Tracks

The RAC Motoring book of the year, Redman’s autobiography is a book like few others. It focuses on just a few years and few tracks, the most fearsome of both. ‘Frank, outspoken, amusing and often sad, it’s not only a colourful picture of one of our finest drivers, but a damn good read’, we said when reviewing it in the May 2016 issue. You can read an extract of the book in the April issue.

RRP £50 – Evro Publishing – buy now from our shop

An Estate Car Named Desire

Martin Gurdon takes readers on a thoroughly entertaining and touching journey through his life via obscure and often random cars. ‘Anything adorned with a purple Triumph Herald estate scores marks for style – and much of the writing that follows is as colourful as the cover.’

RRP £12.99 – Duckworth Overlook

Toy Car Wars

‘We defy anyone with a soul not to love this.’ It’s a book that is perfect for anyone who collected model cars – so everyone. It’s Dinky vs Corgi vs Matchbox, the big three, explored in great detail that is guaranteed to spike every reader with nostalgia. 

RRP £20 – The History Press

Damon Hill: Watching the wheels

Unquestionably one of the books of the year. The 1996 World Champion honestly tells of his struggle to escape his father’s shadow, ‘quite simply, this is a fascinating and a brilliant read’, concluded our review earlier in the year.

RRP £20 – Pan Macmilan – buy now from our shop

Tom Kristensen: the book 

Like the great Dane’s career, it’s massive and a huge success. A project of his own, The Book is his life in pictures from childhood to today via becoming the most successful Le Mans racer of all time. 

RRP €93.68 – self-published

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