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Jim Clark: Racing Legend [Paperback]

Eric Dymock
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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International; Second Edition edition (15 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760316899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760316894
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 20 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,298,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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ERIC DYMOCK Trained as an engineer in Glasgow, worked in the motor trade, wrote about cars for local newspapers, and joined the road test staff of The Motor in l962. He went freelance in 1965, and for thirteen years travelled the world covering Grand Prix racing for The Guardian, later for The Observer. He was motoring correspondent of Town (Haymarket), 1966-68, News of the World 1973-75, and The Observer, 1980-82.

From 1982 to 1995, he was motoring correspondent of The Sunday Times, with a weekly column that won the Jet Media Excellence Award outright in 1988. He was also a winner of the Guild of Motoring Writers Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for, "the year's greatest contribution to recording, in the English language, to the history of motoring in a published book."

In 2004 the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers honouring Scots who have achieved excellence in the field of motoring presented him with the Jim Clark Memorial Award. He was nominated for the Ford-supported award for his acclaimed biography of his friend and Scottish motor racing legend, Jim Clark, as well as his motoring column in Scotland on Sunday. The president of the ASMW said: "No other Scottish author has so accurately depicted the tragically short life of Jim Clark. Eric's writing is of a consistently high standard as the large number of best-selling automotive books which carry his name confirms."

A regular contributor to The Glasgow Herald and The Scotsman in the 1960s, between 1974 and 1985 Eric Dymock wrote and researched motoring programmes for BBC2, Thames Television, and the Australian Broadcasting Commission. He was a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4 Going Places, wrote for The Times, Financial Times, and Daily Telegraph motoring sections, and was motoring editor of Sunday Magazine 1982-1985. In 1983-1986 he was motoring editor of Road and Car, the RAC quarterly published by News International with a print run of over 7 million. He worked as classic car consultant for Christie's the auctioneers, and for many years was British correspondent of the authoritative Auto Visie in Holland and was motoring editor of The Business magazine in 2007.

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A Los Angeles radio station disc jockey was broadcasting on Sunday April 7th 1968 - the day that Jim Clark died in his car amongst the rain-soaked pine trees beside the track at Hockenheim, West Germany. "If you are mourning the death of the great driver Jim Clark, put on your headlights". The whole freeway lit up at midday.

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Born in 1936 Jim Clark became champion driver of the world in 1963 and 1965, and narrowly missed winning twice, perhaps thrice, more through mechanical perversity. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars A legend 13 Mar 2014
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The Guy is a legend, If you are into motor racing in the years when racing was racing you will enjoy this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tribute to the master 18 July 2013
This book is without question the finest one can buy on the life and times of Jim Clark. That it is incomplete is no reflection on the author, but a reflection on the subject, for Jim Clark was never one to blow his own trumpet. To produce a finer work than this now, I would judge to be almost impossible. This is a high qaulity volume, into which has gone much thought, and preparation in terms of design and layout. It should form the foundation to anyones collection on 1960's motor racing.
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