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I recently picked up a book from library which is mainly about Phil Hill and Von Trip and Ferrari. It's got me interested in catching up on the cars and drivers pre-war and post war into the 60/70's F1. Can anyone recommend one book that covers all this. I know there are dozens about specific drivers and marques but I would like to briefly cover the lot.

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brispencer, the nearest match I can think of would be:

History of Motor Racing, by William Boddy, published 1980. Second hand copies are cheap and available:

History of Motor Racing by William B. Boddy, MBE - New, Rare & Second-hand Books Online at Alibris UK

My own bookshelves are packed with more specific racing books, and I'm sometimes a bit sniffy about the "complete history of everything" books, but the Boddy one is exceptionally good. Plus, ending in 1980ish, it covers exactly the period you're interested in.

Happy reading - I hope this sets you on the course of bankrupting yourself buying endless books, as I have.
 

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brispencer, the nearest match I can think of would be:

History of Motor Racing, by William Boddy, published 1980. Second hand copies are cheap and available:

History of Motor Racing by William B. Boddy, MBE - New, Rare & Second-hand Books Online at Alibris UK

My own bookshelves are packed with more specific racing books, and I'm sometimes a bit sniffy about the "complete history of everything" books, but the Boddy one is exceptionally good. Plus, ending in 1980ish, it covers exactly the period you're interested in.

Happy reading - I hope this sets you on the course of bankrupting yourself buying endless books, as I have.
Many thanks, I've been looking around and I see what you mean about cost. Kings of Nurburgring £125 :wow:
 

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Archie and the Listers is a fantastic book - truly inspirational and one mans determination to compete at the highest level despite a disability
 

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Archie and the Listers is a fantastic book - truly inspirational and one mans determination to compete at the highest level despite a disability
Definitely one of the best driver biographies, excellently written.

There's a thread recommending good motor racing books on the Motor Sport magazine site here:

Recommended Books | Motor Sport Magazine Forum

I even agree with a lot of them!
 

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I have over 500 motor sport / motoring books and used to spend a fortune with Chaters

Alex Zanardis autobiography is a great read and although expensive Mon Ami Mate, written by Chris Nixon detailing the careers of Peter Collins and Mike Hawthorn is a great book
 

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I have over 500 motor sport / motoring books and used to spend a fortune with Chaters

Alex Zanardis autobiography is a great read and although expensive Mon Ami Mate, written by Chris Nixon detailing the careers of Peter Collins and Mike Hawthorn is a great book
A copy of Mon Ami Mate was on the bay last week. I took a pot shot at it but it finally went for £72. I'll keep looking in charity shops :)
 
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