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Formula 1 in Camera, 1960-69 (In Camera) Hardcover – 29 Jun 2006

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (29 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844252183
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844252183
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 1.9 x 28.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 403,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Paul Parker's interest in motor sport and associated matters stemmed from his childhood experience of exotic machinery.

During the late 1960s/70s he worked in the upper echelons of what was then known as the 'carriage trade' where he had the opportunity to drive all the motoring exotica. This included Aston Martin, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, AC Cobra, all the period Jaguars and much more. This combined with his regular attendance of most of the major British events at Goodwood, Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Crystal Palace et al in period and beyond.

He is a member of the Vintage Sports Car Club and had his first book Sixties Motor Racing, Palawan Press, published in 2000. This was followed by Jaguar at Le Mans 1950-95 Haynes Publishing, in 2001 which was made possible by Karl Ludvigsen for whom Paul worked during the late 1990s as archivist manager. Two years on saw the launch of F1 in Camera 1970-79 which began a series of works featuring F1 and Sports Car racing during the 1950s/60s/70s which continues to this day. A full list of these titles can be found on the author's website www.paulparkerincamera.com in addition to forthcoming projects.

Aside from this the author has raced a Lister Jaguar and written for Octane, Autosport, Classic Cars, Motor Sport, Jaguar World Monthly, Forza, the Daily Telegraph and others plus track tests of assorted machinery including two of the three original 'low drag' E types.

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About the Author

Paul Parker, author of Formula 1 in Camera 1970-79 and former photo archivist for the Ludvigsen Library, is a respected writer and photographic researcher on historic motor racing topics. He lives in Switzerland.


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This book is wonderful. Simply wonderful. For anyone approaching 50 who has or had even a passing interest in motor racing this book will bring back so many evocative memories.
The cars are magnificent; stick thin tyres, mirrors you couldn't see to shave in and safety measures so poor that if they were doubled, it meant that somebody had put a second hay bale out.
I cannot allow the criticism of some of the photos for their lack of sharp detail. remenber, the cameras used then were of a design that had changed little from WW2-and as any schoolboy nows, blur = action.
Haynes-Amazon are to be congratulated on these books. You can actualy smell the burning rubber.
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Summary: Stunning visual record of Formula 1 racing in the 1960's.

This is an amazing book. It is exactly as the publishers synopsis indicates - a truly wonderful photographic account of Formula One racing during the 1960's. Some photo's are a bit on the blurry side - but these are made up in quantity and variety and there are some absolutely stunning photo's of the era. Most of the images are backed up with interesting anecdotes that provide highly entertaining and informative reading.

The book is very well laid out - each year is preceded with a short and concise summary of events that take place that year and is concluded with a page of data covering teams and drivers, results etc. Very concise and not overdone as is the case with so many books of this type.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who cherishes the memories of the Formula One era of the 1960's.
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If you are reading this review - you will probably love this book (which by the way is quite large)
I was born in 1954 - the drivers of the 60s were my heroes - but many magazines had mostly black and white pictures with just a few colour ones.
This book contains a good selection of colour pictures of F1 cars from each year. It includes the famous drivers but also some of the less well known drivers / cars. The picture captions point out some of the more relaxed attitudes of the 1960s (spectator access to pits etc) and lack of safety precautions - some of which now seem just reckless.
If you are not interested in this period this book will not interest you (so if your partner is into current F1, you will be taking a big risk buying this as a gift).
Good value at the price via Amazon - this could be a future collectors item.
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This is a really good book. If you want in-depth facts and figures, this book will not provide that as it was not supposed to. The photos are good, but not as varied as the later books, but that may be down to camera technology.

It was good to see how the F1 cars changed between 1960-1969, and I liked some of the shots of the engines and mechanical hardware. Honda's car with its octopus-like exhuast (McLaren F1 call their current exhaust the octopus) showing outside the back of their car is impressive. I have the bookes covering the later years, and the 1950-59 on preorder. I recommend this and the other books, and hope to see an `F1 in Camera 1990-1999' book.
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Bought as a gift for my formula 1 mad father at Christmas, along with other books from the series. He loves all of them; lots of interesting photos, statistics and notes. Particularly good that the books include minor drivers and teams, as well as those that are more well known.
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