First Edition ~1st Printing Hardcover illustrated biography of the two ill-fated race car drivers, fine in near fine jacket, in fresh mylar cover; minor wrinkling at bottom of jacket back, a few small closed tears to jacket folds, slight soiling to jacket spine else a tight square unmarked copy in unclipped dust jacket; first printing with no later printings indicated. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Mon Ami Mate: The Bright Brief Lives of Mike...
Publisher: Transport Bookman Publ. United Kingdom
Publication Date: 1991
Book Description 2001. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. The story of two of Britains greatest race drivers of the 1950s who reached Grand Prix status at the same time, drove together at Ferrari, were friends and rivals on the track and the best of 'buddies' off it: Mike Hawthorn ,the 1958 World Championship and Peter Collins , who famously gave up the chance of the 1956 title in deference to team leader Fangio. At the peak of their careers in 1958, Collins died in a track crash at the German GP , having just won the British GP at Silverstone only days before, and a grief stricken Hawthorn retired at the end of the season only to die in a road accident months later. These two were 'Great Characters' who lived life to the full, both on and off the track, in a way which is just not possible today. Author Chris Nixon investigates what made these two 'tick'. The girls, the practical jokes, the beer, the pubs, the fast cars and a lot of really great motor racing! Terrific book that evokes a lost era and somewhat controversially highlighted some secret and tragic aspects to Hawthorn's life which had previously not been widely appreciated. 377 large pages with lots of superb photos . In Fine condition book in very clean smart (but not quite fine) jacket - which incidentally is a terrific Michael Turner painting of the pair racing side by side at the 1957 German GP . Heavy book so extra postage maybe required, please ask. Bookseller Inventory # A 903
Book Description Transport Bookman Publications, Middlesex, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. v + 377pp, index, bibliography, nearly 300 black and white photographs, many previously unpublished, illustrated endpapers. Green boards, slight bumping to spine head, a few marks to page edges, overall a near VG copy in (colour fading to spine) dustwrapper. Personalised gift dedication from the author signed and dated on title page. Extremely scarce signed copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 019562
Book Description Transport Bookman Publications, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First. From the collection of noted auto-racing photographer Robert Tronolone. Laid-in is a personal letter from author Nixon to Tronolone, thanking him for the loan of his photographs for his upcoming book on the Aston Martin DB3S. Bookseller Inventory # 49103