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DRIVEN

An Elegy to Cars, Roads & Motorsport by Aston, John Code: 56134 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publication date: 28/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days Price: AU $20.35
DRIVEN is John Aston's hugely entertaining motoring autobiography. This ambitious and far ranging book begins with his early days as a teenage car enthusiast and race marshal in the late Sixties before covering the wide range of subjects close to his heart. These include the best and worst of Formula One, the icon that is Ferrari, the writer's NASCAR adventure and the delights of long road trips in his beloved Caterham Seven. But that's not all, as you can read about why the NSU Ro80 was a prophet without honour, as well as what the writer thinks about the changing face of motoring journalism. Yes, one J Clarkson is mentioned ... And there's more still, as a major part of the book is a description of a year in British motorsport. The writer's love of the lesser known categories of motor sport illuminates the text, as does his insight into the places, people and machinery making up the sport's diversity. He describes the mood music of events ranging from a round of the British Touring Car Championship to historic race meetings for Cortinas and Minis, before venturing further from the mainstream with drag racing at Santa Pod, speed hillclimbs, autograss and rallying. Oh - he also doubled the average age at a Time Attack meeting. Don't expect objective reporting, as he holds strong opinions, but they are leavened by a tongue firmly lodged in his cheek. Any reader, enthusiast or not, is guaranteed to enjoy reading about these adventures as much as the writer enjoyed having them.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher: VELOCE PUBLISHING LTD
Publication date: 28/06/2019
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 210mm X 148mm
Code: 56134
Introduction 1. Cold War Cool 2. The Little Red Book 3. Marshal Arts 4. Oversteer - A Victim Speaks 5. Escape From Krakatoa 6. Seven, the Magic Number 7. Tracks `n Hills `n Hole Shots 8. Refuge Of The Roads 9. La Mucca Chi Ride 10. The Glittering Prizes 11. Supping With The Devil 12. Southern Comfort 13. Seasonal Variation 2017/18 Harewood 9 April Croft 30 April York Raceway 1 May Cadwell Park 7 May York Autograss 14 May Harewood VSCC 3 June Croft BTCC 10 June Cadwell Park HSCC 17/18 June Santa Pod Summer Nationals 24 June Barbon Manor 1 July Donington Park 7/8 July Shelsley Walsh Nostalgia 22 July Silverstone Classic 28-30 July Oulton Park Gold Cup 28 August Croft Time Attack 3 September Thornborough Autograss 24 September Rally Yorkshire 30 September VSCC Lakeland Trial 11 November The Summer Is Ended & We Are Not Yet Saved Winter Goodwood Members' Meeting 17 and 18 March 14. The Way It Was 15. A Reader Writes Afterword - The Scottish Playlist