"Sir Stirling Moss is absolutely spot on - Goodwood WAS pure magic, and still IS, come to that. And so is Peter Redman's excellent book of anecdotes. Full of memories, that truly capture Goodwood's magic. Which reminds me of my favourite anecdote about Peter Redman - - but maybe we'll save that for the next book. Fred Dineage M.B.E. (Meridian TV presenter) "It was a privilege to write the foreword to Peter Redman's 2007 nostalgia masterpiece - Goodwood Remembered. I am very pleased that he has done it again with Goodwood Anecdotes. There is nothing quite like first hand accounts of the 'good old glory days', and Peter has extracted and cajoled another superb collection of memories and photographs from a range of enthusiasts who were there on the spot at Goodwood in its famous 'hey days'! While the historians can provide analytical and objective view of the struggles of BRM and Vanwall to sort their new cars out at Goodwood, there is no substitute for hearing - and feeling - what it was like on the day it was happening. Spectator accounts are always lacking in motor racing history books - so thanks to Peter and friends for sharing them with the rest of them. And the 200 new photographs out of personal collections are treasures in themselves. A great job!" Ed McDonough (European Editor of Vintage Racecar, Chief Test Driver for RetroSpeed.com, Motorsport Historian) "It is a splendid book for "dipping" and there are frequent reminders that many of the cars which ran at Goodwood in the earlier are "our" cars and some still race with us today. Overall, the photo coverage is wholly appropriate to the theme." "If you want a delightful wallow in nostalgia this book will indulge you," (VSCC Bulletin, No.280, Summer 2013). "This book is a charming piece of nostalgia which will give much pleasure to those who want to re-live the past, while for those whom it is pre-natal history the book gives an opportunity to pick up at least an impression of what they have missed. Recommended." (The Automobile, June 2013)
About the Author
Peter Redman was born in Emsworth, Hampshire, in 1932, and received his secondary education as a boarder at The Grammar School, Steyning, in Sussex. The family had moved to Bognor Regis by 1939, so that when the first motor race meeting was held at Goodwood in 1948 he was there, and he attended almost every National and International meeting held at the circuit until its closure in 1966. On leaving school he went into the furnishing business and later he and his wife set up and ran a successful Soft Furnishing Workshop serving the area of East Hampshire and West Sussex. Following a health problem, which forced Peter to give up this type of work, he enrolled (as a very mature student) on a three year, full time City and Guilds course in Technical Graphics at Portsmouth College of Art and Design, and attained two diplomas. He spent the next 15 years in industry as a Technical Illustrator for design, development and marketing with two international companies. Since retiring, he has been busy continuing with free-lance work, which has included commissions of classic cars for their owners and a variety of book illustrations of buildings and machinery as well as interesting vehicles. All the pen and ink illustrations and cartoons in this book are Peter's own work. Over the years, Peter has restored and run several interesting cars including three Daimlers, the oldest being a 1936 Light 15, which he ran for 32 years, and four Trojans, of which the oldest, a 1924 Utility Tourer, he rescued from 29 years in a barn, restored it in a back yard and then ran it for 56 years. It is one of the most original Trojans on the road and photographs of it have appeared in a number of vintage car books.