Historic Racing News: Books special

This episode is all about books and the tales they tell.

Crispian Besley talks about his new book ‘Driven to Crime’ which investigates the seedier side of the motor sport world, and world-renowned author Doug Nye talks to Paul Tarsey about everything from why Mike Hawthorn wasn’t universally popular in his home town to the tale of the Italian lunch that brought about the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

In a full length, exclusive, interview, Doug also explains his thoughts on Vanwall and their rivals at BRM.

Since the runaway success of Jon Saltinstall’s biography of Niki Lauda the author has been researching and writing a new volume about Jacky Ickx, Unusually, Saltinstall was able to rely on the wholehearted support of Ickx himself, creating a full and in-depth look at the life of the great Belgian driver. Jon Saltinstall explains why he so much enjoyed his time with Jacky too.

Paul Jurd revisits a couple of books by Tim Beavis and Guy Loveridge featuring photographs from the racetracks of the 1960s and ’70s and wallows in the nostalgia from those times. 

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Paul Tarsey