This new book is not a treatise on the competitive spirit that drives all racers toward excellence on the track, but then again, perhaps it is, just not in an analytical how-it’s-done sense. Following on from his previous Motor Racing: Reflections of a Lost Era, author Carter assesses a period (1930-1962) when access to the sport’s main players was far less restrictive than in today’s media-managed paddocks, so the drivers, mechanics and designers consequently became human heroes fans could appreciate as people rather than sound bites mouthing tailored quotes.
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