Rainer has done it again... I just purchased this book - from of all places - a little bookshop in Australia's beautiful Blue Mountains and I have to say this tome is nothing short of stunning. I publish motor sport books myself ('Formula 5000 Thunder' is our latest effort) and as always his imagery is spectacular and the book an epic in the world of publishing. The easy-to-read lay-out doesn't allow for the photos to be ignored and at well over 500 pages, is a 'must have' for any motor sport fan no matter what genre of the sport they follow. The dedication this man goes to to ensure his images are presented in the right environment means that you, the reader, is taken back to a world that no longer exists, but we all wish could return in the very near future. It was an era when drivers really "drove" the cars, and the tracks didn't allow for a simple mistake. It was a time when the sports cars of the era covered were as fast as any car on earth and the stars of the day spent their spare time racing anywhere and in any category they could; unlike today's hyped up, seemingly spoiled motor racing F1 stars... Too much money, too much everything else. But not the men from this era. What a time to be alive. After buying this book, one can hold tight onto its pages and be transformed back to the great tracks of the era, and you can almost hear the screaming engines as the Porches, Ferraris, McLarens and the like, power past you in coloured and black and white blurs page after page. Oh, to have a Vic Elford or a Jo Siffert running in sports cars once again.
Okay, so I'm waxing lyrical, but this book is a showpiece and to purchase it you will understand where I am coming from. Well worth the money. Tony Loxley.