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CP Posted - 12 Oct 2016 : 21:50:27
The V8 Sleuth had decided to do things differently with the 10th anniversary of PBs passing and published a book featuring the histories of the cars that he raced at in the Bathurst 500/1000.

What were peoples thoughts on it?

EDIT: Topic changed with Wrighty's suggestion.
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Wrighty05 Posted - 07 Jun 2020 : 20:34:43
Noonan DJR book sold out through his site.

Still available in other places but good result for them.
Fast by Ferracci Posted - 05 Jun 2020 : 18:13:56
There is a Lauda book coming out that was previewed on Midweek Motorsport last week, it features a photo from every single race he ever started, from F1 to ETCC to hillclimbs to the Nissan Pulsar he raced in the 1984 Australian Grand Prix support race
CP Posted - 05 Jun 2020 : 00:42:09
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Originally posted by Wrighty05
Also thinking of shelling the coin for the DJR book. For those that have it, is it good for the enthusiast, not just the DJR fandom?



'Tis good. It does delve into the Bathurst history of the cars and the afterlife of them, assuming the cars made it that far.

Wrighty05 Posted - 04 Jun 2020 : 18:41:42
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Originally posted by Henry

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Originally posted by Wrighty05

Think Iím getting the new Niki Lauda book tomorrow
Looking forward to it

a new Lauda book?? Do tell!



Maurice Hamilton wrote it.

Iíll find a link for you.

Also thinking of shelling the coin for the DJR book. For those that have it, is it good for the enthusiast, not just the DJR fandom?

Edit: Lauda book link
https://www.booktopia.com.au/niki-lauda-maurice-hamilton/book/9781471192913.html
Henry Posted - 04 Jun 2020 : 10:28:25
quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty05

Think Iím getting the new Niki Lauda book tomorrow
Looking forward to it

a new Lauda book?? Do tell!
Wrighty05 Posted - 02 Jun 2020 : 22:49:47
Think Iím getting the new Niki Lauda book tomorrow
Looking forward to it
Fast by Ferracci Posted - 02 Jun 2020 : 21:30:25
Pinepac had two yellow Mustangs (as well as the Group A XE)

Wally Kramer had a Mustang in 1985 & 1986, and Kevin Clark raced another one in 1986 too. Bo Seton had one too, that may have been sold to one of these others though

So at least 7 of them raced in Australia
CP Posted - 01 Jun 2020 : 11:44:51
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Originally posted by CP

Speedcafe were giving away signed copies of Brett Murray's autobiography and I just happened to win one.

From the chapters I read so far, he does seem like quite an interesting character.



I am quoting myself, for good reason.

I finished this yesterday and it wasn't too bad a read.

There is a whole chapter alone dedicated to the A1GP ****storm that enveloped the lead up to the 2009 event and that the sponsor at the time didn't really exist and never paid up, kinda like a similar product that was all the rage last year.

Anyway, onto the DJR book and I have made it past the XD/XE Falcon and the Sierra chapters.

Were the two DJR ponies, the Pinepac and Laurie Nelson Mustangs the only four Group A cars in existence, or are there more out there?
Wrighty05 Posted - 26 May 2020 : 16:20:32
Yeah I have got his Holden books in the past and they are good.

As an enthusiast and a fan I can somewhat justify the cost but not if Iím just one. I would read that DJR book in a heartbeat, but wonít pay that amount. Unless I fall arse backwards into cash!
skaifeman Posted - 26 May 2020 : 09:24:56
Noonz definitely makes a buck on the books - even with all the research time IMO.
That said, the final product is fantastic. I got HRT: The Cars (purely because it was the end of the era, so a complete wrap up), and I rate it highly.

He's also releasing a Holden in Motorsport book. Covering ATCC, Rallies, endurance events etc. Again, seeing as Holden is done, it makes a nice 'end of story' book. I may have to splurge.

Wrighty05 Posted - 25 May 2020 : 21:58:46
Would love to have a read of it but canít justify the cost to purchase
CP Posted - 25 May 2020 : 21:13:41
The DJR book should have turned up today for those who preordered it. I'll hook into it when I finish the other one I started reading.
Henry Posted - 24 May 2020 : 08:24:48
Reading ďMy Greatest DefeatĒ, a collection of interviews with champion drivers, discussing the lowest moments in their lives, and how they rose from it. Featured are the likes of Zanardi, Lauda, Pirro, Stewart, Damon Hill, Vatanen, Bobby Unser, Franchitti, Saint, Mario Andretti... compelling read...
Wrighty05 Posted - 21 May 2020 : 09:40:16
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Originally posted by skaifeman

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Originally posted by Wrighty05

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Originally posted by skaifeman

Just finishing up 'Living with a Legend' by Bev Brock.
Apart from all her own 'fluff' it does give an insight into the team, mainly the Commodore HDT era. A few cheeky digs at Holden/Crennan throughout as well (as well as lots of good stuff too).





PB hated everything about that book


Because of inaccuracies, or he didnít want people to see Bevís point of view on Brocky?





Well he never read it for starters
CP Posted - 19 May 2020 : 14:36:57
Speedcafe were giving away signed copies of Brett Murray's autobiography and I just happened to win one.

From the chapters I read so far, he does seem like quite an interesting character.

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