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CP
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Posted - 12 Oct 2016 :  21:50:27  Show Profile  Visit CP's Homepage Send CP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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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thought for a second this was going to be a thread on all of PB's liveries on the VF Commie....

haven't seen the book...

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I think it was for sale at Muscle Car Masters. Only time I've seen it. I don't think it's in stores.



























































































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Posted - 12 Nov 2016 :  12:47:17  Show Profile  Visit CP's Homepage Send CP a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
It is available on Noonz's website, and it I found it quite an interesting read. The upcoming HRT book should be good too.

EDIT: There will be a magazine featuring every Ford Falcon supercar. It should be a good read for those who have the Brock magazine, and those that were smart enough to pre order the HRT book.

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Posted - 06 Sep 2017 :  10:53:48  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I thought it was going to be Wally's cars!
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Wrighty05
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Posted - 06 Sep 2017 :  14:32:55  Show Profile  Click to see Wrighty05's MSN Messenger address Send Wrighty05 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
The HRT book is pretty good. Got it today

RIP05

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RIP LJ - loved and never forgotten.

"It was dry for the second go-around. Grice, nervous, worrying about his Bathurst jinx, ran 2:25.9. The amazing Brock, using every last centimetre of bitumen, yet keeping the car straight and balanced and at full noise, came back with a staggering 2:20.0 as if to say: "Match that". And people just shook their heads, bit their lips and wondered who would be second".

The Peter Brock trophy is now where it belongs.
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Posted - 06 Sep 2017 :  14:40:06  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty05

The HRT book is pretty good. Got it today


Worth the $150 price tag? I'm always of the assumption that there won't be much in it that I didn't already know - or find out with little research.


"Fordís Bathurst winning bonus didnít even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977
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Posted - 06 Sep 2017 :  15:15:06  Show Profile  Click to see Wrighty05's MSN Messenger address Send Wrighty05 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman

quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty05

The HRT book is pretty good. Got it today


Worth the $150 price tag? I'm always of the assumption that there won't be much in it that I didn't already know - or find out with little research.





Yeah not sure about that. I knew most of it, but there's obviously been plenty of work put into it.
There's some good yarns in there that I wasn't aware of. Haven't finished it yet either.

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RIP LJ - loved and never forgotten.

"It was dry for the second go-around. Grice, nervous, worrying about his Bathurst jinx, ran 2:25.9. The amazing Brock, using every last centimetre of bitumen, yet keeping the car straight and balanced and at full noise, came back with a staggering 2:20.0 as if to say: "Match that". And people just shook their heads, bit their lips and wondered who would be second".

The Peter Brock trophy is now where it belongs.
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Posted - 06 Sep 2017 :  15:35:22  Show Profile Send bundy1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty05

quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman

quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty05

The HRT book is pretty good. Got it today


Worth the $150 price tag? I'm always of the assumption that there won't be much in it that I didn't already know - or find out with little research.





Yeah not sure about that. I knew most of it, but there's obviously been plenty of work put into it.
There's some good yarns in there that I wasn't aware of. Haven't finished it yet either.



Thanks for letting us know.

Well said - sums up the hypocrisy of LG and the fordies -
http://www.v8central.com/snitz3403/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=39351&whichpage=11#875389



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Posted - 06 Sep 2017 :  18:18:40  Show Profile Send Sonic a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman

quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty05

The HRT book is pretty good. Got it today


Worth the $150 price tag? I'm always of the assumption that there won't be much in it that I didn't already know - or find out with little research.





$150??!!

Don't mind paying for a good product but that is a huge price tag!

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Posted - 06 Sep 2017 :  18:23:43  Show Profile Send bundy1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Sonic

quote:
Originally posted by skaifeman

quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty05

The HRT book is pretty good. Got it today


Worth the $150 price tag? I'm always of the assumption that there won't be much in it that I didn't already know - or find out with little research.





$150??!!

Don't mind paying for a good product but that is a huge price tag!



But HRT fans are notoriously good merchandise purchasers - so if any team could command such a price for a book it would be for this one...

Well said - sums up the hypocrisy of LG and the fordies -
http://www.v8central.com/snitz3403/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=39351&whichpage=11#875389



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Wrighty05
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Posted - 06 Sep 2017 :  18:54:25  Show Profile  Click to see Wrighty05's MSN Messenger address Send Wrighty05 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
It's a bit of a read, 400 pages long.

And it was a birthday gift too so it didn't cost me a cent! Although the purchaser was a bit pissed off. I told her it was $120. Didn't realise there was $30 of postage whacked on there too.

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RIP LJ - loved and never forgotten.

"It was dry for the second go-around. Grice, nervous, worrying about his Bathurst jinx, ran 2:25.9. The amazing Brock, using every last centimetre of bitumen, yet keeping the car straight and balanced and at full noise, came back with a staggering 2:20.0 as if to say: "Match that". And people just shook their heads, bit their lips and wondered who would be second".

The Peter Brock trophy is now where it belongs.
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Posted - 06 Sep 2017 :  20:30:38  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty05

It's a bit of a read, 400 pages long.

And it was a birthday gift too so it didn't cost me a cent! Although the purchaser was a bit pissed off. I told her it was $120. Didn't realise there was $30 of postage whacked on there too.


At $120 they had me sold. I figured $10 postage... after I went through the cart I pulled out.
Figured my real car could probably use the $150 more.


"Fordís Bathurst winning bonus didnít even cover the cost of the after-party" - Allan Moffat, 1977

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Wrighty05
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Posted - 06 Sep 2017 :  21:08:39  Show Profile  Click to see Wrighty05's MSN Messenger address Send Wrighty05 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I didn't realise the first Walkinshaw Commodore was the Brock HDT VK raced at Spa in 1986.

I've also recently read the Win Percy biography and that's a pretty good read. Not sure if it's widely available in Australia

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RIP LJ - loved and never forgotten.

"It was dry for the second go-around. Grice, nervous, worrying about his Bathurst jinx, ran 2:25.9. The amazing Brock, using every last centimetre of bitumen, yet keeping the car straight and balanced and at full noise, came back with a staggering 2:20.0 as if to say: "Match that". And people just shook their heads, bit their lips and wondered who would be second".

The Peter Brock trophy is now where it belongs.
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Posted - 06 Sep 2017 :  23:22:13  Show Profile Send Fast by Ferracci a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty05

I didn't realise the first Walkinshaw Commodore was the Brock HDT VK raced at Spa in 1986.



Was that the car that after Spa went to GM Dealersport in for Vince Woodman & John Cleland to drive in the 1986 TT?

I guess I should buy the book for this info, so the Herbie Clips VL that Walkinshaw & Allam drove in the 1987 WTCC at Nurburgring was this car as well? There was another '87 spec one as well that never raced (in 1987 anyway)

quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty05

I've also recently read the Win Percy biography and that's a pretty good read. Not sure if it's widely available in Australia



I've got the Percy book too (my one came with the Silk Cut Jaguar cover rather than the HRT cover though), it really is a great read.

The story of his 1992 year certainly raised my eyebrows
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Wrighty05
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Posted - 06 Sep 2017 :  23:45:39  Show Profile  Click to see Wrighty05's MSN Messenger address Send Wrighty05 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Yeah Cleland drove the 05 after it was left there after Spa. And it was the Herbie Clips car.

Yeah the Percy book was good. 1992 was interesting. But I couldn't agree with his thoughts that he should've won Bathurst in 1994 and 1995.

Edit: can we maybe change the topic title to "Motorsport books" if that's ok with the original poster? Or should we start another?

Anyway, Allan Moffat has an autobiography coming out which is written by John Smailes. Climbing the Mountain. I will be getting that too. Fascinating career. I do remember a Moffat book in 1977ish. Not sure if there's been one since? Others would know.

RIP05

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RIP LJ - loved and never forgotten.

"It was dry for the second go-around. Grice, nervous, worrying about his Bathurst jinx, ran 2:25.9. The amazing Brock, using every last centimetre of bitumen, yet keeping the car straight and balanced and at full noise, came back with a staggering 2:20.0 as if to say: "Match that". And people just shook their heads, bit their lips and wondered who would be second".

The Peter Brock trophy is now where it belongs.

Edited by - Wrighty05 on 07 Sep 2017 21:42:51
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