A Chequered Life – Graham Warner and The Chequered Flag | Richard Heseltine | Hardback

This is the first and only account of the Chequered Flag race team and its charismatic founder, Graham Warner.


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This is the story of Graham Warner and his plucky London-based dealership/race team, the Chequered Flag, which bested all-comers in most major motorsport disciplines. Former RAF man Warner competed at international level as a sports car driver, created the Gemini brand of Formula Juniors as a manufacturer, fielded cars on behalf of Lotus, Brabham and McLaren as an entrant, and as a talent spotter, he gave Jim Clark his maiden start in a single-seater, later running drivers such as Jackie Stewart, Jackie Ickx, Piers Courage and many more on motorsport’s nursery slope. Having reached the pinnacle of Formula One with a privateer Brabham, Warner changed tack and fielded the fearsome Lancia Stratos with memorable success in rallying, before returning to his first love of aviation. Here for the first time is the full story of one of the unsung heroes of motorsport.

  • The first and only book on the subject
  • Graham Warner has previously ignored requests to do a book
  • Taps into massive nostalgia for historic motor sport
  • Covers a golden era in rallying in addition to circuit racing
  • Many images from Graham’s own archive
  • Many iconic marques and models included
  • Features anecdotes about more than 20 famous F1 drivers
  • Offers a behind-the-scenes look, warts and all
  • Also appeals to aviation enthusiasts
  • Includes the restoration of a Blenheim bomber


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