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Heavy Metal : The pursuit of gold through BriSCA F1 stock car racing's

rock 'n' roll years by Randon, Neil Code: 60379 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publication date: 03/02/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2021 Price: AU $39.95
F1 stock car drivers compete in one of the most spectacular forms of motorsport in Britain. Racing in powerful self-built, heavily-armoured, single-seater racing cars on quarter-mile oval tracks, F1 stock car racing is a full-contact sport. During a history that covers eight decades, the sport is often regarded as British motor racing's best-kept secret. Its popularity peaked in the 1970s, with more than 140 meetings in a season that stretched from March until November. HEAVY METAL tells the story of some of the leading stars of the sport during this golden era - notably Stuart Smith, Doug Cronshaw and Willie Harrison. Smith would develop into the man to beat and the ultimate showman, while his life-long friend Cronshaw was an unassuming hero with a huge and loyal northern fan base. Harrison, a veteran who raced through four decades, competed at the highest level despite debilitating injuries suffered as a young child. These men featured in many of the sport's most memorable and infamous races in their quest to become world champion.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2021
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Publication date: 03/02/2021
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 246mm X 171mm
Code: 60379
Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1 - A waiting game; Chapter 2 - Turning adversity into success; Chapter 3 - Teenage kicks; Chapter 4 - Stevenston; Chapter 5 - Mike Parker and the Dynamic Duo; Chapter 6 - 1969; Chapter 7 - Playing catch-up; Chapter 8 - New beginnings; Chapter 9 - Thriving oval racing; Chapter 10 - A new threat; Chapter 11 - Defying the downturn; Chapter 12 - The '75 split; Chapter 13 - Heatwave of '76; Chapter 14 - The darkest day; Chapter 15 - Gimpy for Gold; Chapter 16 - SCOTA'S new champion; Chapter 17 - Times They are A-Changin'; Chapter 18 - The Holland heist; Chapter 19 - New stars emerge; Chapter 20 - Bernard Sparrow and the Daily Mirror; Chapter 21 - Willie's unlucky break; Chapter 22 - Crunch time; Chapter 23 - There's a Wolf at the door; Chapter 24 - Tough times ahead; Chapter 25 - Make or break; Chapter 26 - Resurgence; Chapter 27 - Winding down, winding up; Chapter 28 - Testimonial; Chapter 29 - The Rochdale Rocket's encore; Chapter 30 - The Maestro in retirement; Chapter 31 - Willie's life; Epilogue.