Saturday, 25 November 2017

Book’s evocative lookback at motor racing

PAUL PARKER is a renowned photo researcher and author whose work focuses on motor racing in

PAUL PARKER is a renowned photo researcher and author whose work focuses on motor racing in the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies.

He has already written eight books in the excellent In Camera series and this latest volume is a worthy addition.

Sports Car Racing in Camera 1960-69, Volume Two returns to take a further look at sports car racing in the Sixties — an evocative but brutal decade in sports car racing and still essentially unchanged from its late-Fifties origins during the first two or three seasons. Ditto the venues.

From the Ferraris, Maseratis, Porsches, Aston Martins, Jaguars et al to the beginning of the rear-engine era and the advent of American interests, sports-car racing underwent a radical transformation from the road-based racers of the previous decade.

Here in colour and monochrome are the machines, their intrepid drivers and the many and varied circuits, some of them still public roads, which provided a stunning period backdrop that remained largely au naturel.



Published this month by Behemoth and priced £45, Sports Car Racing in Camera 1960-69, Volume Two is in bookshops now.



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