- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (10 July 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1859609600
- ISBN-13: 978-1859609606
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.6 x 27.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Formula 1 in Camera: 1970-79 Hardcover – 10 Jul 2003
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'Nostalgia for those who were there, and a motorsport education for those who weren't' Auto Express
About the Author
Paul Parker's first book, Jaguar at Le Mans, was published in 2001 to excellent reviews. He lives at Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Rainer Schlegelmilch, a German F1 photographer of international renown, supplied the pictures for Haynes's recent large-format book on Michael Schumacher.
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This book includes some of the most brilliant and insightful photographs of the Grand Prix world that I have ever seen. A large number of such books are 99% cars during a race and while this book has its fair share of these shots, it also contains more interesting ones of the people that make the F1 world happen. These are interesting because they show more of the personality of the competitors than simply a driver in a helmet.
It is also of particular interest to see the share of time given to "lesser" teams of the times - if any can be called that. Certainly my fear was that the book would focus each year on the main participants but this was not the case. The inclusion of such minnows was gratifying and rounded out each year.
There are some years when entire teams seem to be missing. As a Williams fan of nearly 30 years I had hoped for more photographs of the team in the period between 1971 and 1977 but, as explained in the introduction, not all races were attended and there are other teams as well. Still looking for decent photos of the Politoys FX-3 and other early Williams cars, but this book has at least provided me with several excellent representations of some of the cars.
Against this very personal (and biased) aspect is the fact that the book contains excellent shots of new drivers each year. As an example, very few books of this stature would include shots of Alan Jones in the Harry Stiller Hesketh or Embassy Hill from 75 and 76.Read more ›
Most of all, the text matches the images for illumination, warmth, and sheer humanity. Brilliant.
Perfect for a trip into Formula 1 from the seventies, ( I remember I was there.) if you like F1, you won't be disappointed with this second volume, a perfect companion for Vol 1. Well worth the money. Lets have a book from the nineties and noughties too.
To that end, it acts as a fine reminder of those people who were ALSO on the grid, and as such, helped contribute to the stories and folklore of the period.
BUT. There is something missing. You see, whilst we have lovely colour photographs of cars that were generally only ever published in black and white, back in the day, the pictures are not generally associated with the action that may have given them notoriety.
It's like seeing the actors of a play going into the theatre at the stage door, but then not actually being able to see the play itself.
The photos used aren't always that good, but that's probably down to the era, because colour photography wasn't generally used for action, unlike today, where it's use is unrestricted. If I'd been able to get this book 30 years ago, I'd be more grateful than I am perhaps in 2012.
The positive thing IS that we are allowed to see these guys in colour at all! I kid you not.
Jim Crawford in a Lotus 72 at Monza in 1975 is one such example, or the photogenic Maki F101 from the same year. Yes, a rubbish performer, but still a looker!
Sadly, we are not shown drivers tackling the great corners (Well, okay, we get Ronnie Peterson in 1970 at Burnenville, Spa), so you won't come away awe-struck, having seen the drivers tackling the humps and jumps, so notorious of some of the great circuits used at the time, which is a pity.
And so to those memories.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant! Absolutely essential purchase for anyone with an interest in the 70s F1 era when racing drivers were proper drivers and circuits were a real challenge with a somewhat... Read morePublished 5 months ago by bluedave 73
Having started to follow formula one in the 70's this photographic collection brought back fond memories. Read morePublished 12 months ago by JEREMY CLATWORTHY
I bought this book for give it away to a friend. He was very happy, and glad to have found something useful. Very good.Published 12 months ago by Mauro 58
As with all "in Camera" Books By Paul Parker just look at the Cover !! These Books are great ..if your .. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Connor McKnight
Excellent photographs from an era long gone - this book captures the raw essence of that era. Iconic cars from the seventies are well documented in photographs in this book.Published on 23 Mar. 2013 by Melody Fair
Excellent photographs from an era when motor racing was at its best - the days when, if you shut your eyes and a car approached you could name the specific engine manufacturer. Read morePublished on 23 Mar. 2013 by Melody Fair