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Sports Car Classics: Original road tests, feature articles and motoring columns by Eric Dymock (Dove Digital Motoring Book: A Vintage Archive Book 1)
 
 

Sports Car Classics: Original road tests, feature articles and motoring columns by Eric Dymock (Dove Digital Motoring Book: A Vintage Archive Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Eric Dymock

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Renowned motoring writer Eric Dymock selects features, road tests, motoring columns and excerpts from his books on sports car classics. Some material is quoted at length; most are features of under a thousand words, just as they were published between about 1960 and 2010. Dymock adds commentary to expand and illustrate. Two-part ebook for Kindle.

Contemporary features, road tests, motoring columns and quotations from his books are among items Eric Dymock has selected from half a century’s writing about cars. His first choice is what can loosely be called sports cars. Some material is quoted at length; most are features and motoring columns of under a thousand words just as they were published between about 1960 and 2010. Some are full length features of more than 2,500 words and are, for the most part, only lightly revised in Dove Digital house style.

Written for widely different publications, they vary in style. Road tests Eric Dymock compiled for The Motor have a technical bias, distilled from the opinions of the road test staff. Sunday Times readers did not expect anything like that. They read unvarnished personal views gained from hundreds of thousands of miles test-driving virtually every make of sports car in the second half of the 20th century as well as many from the first.

Among the sources used are The Autocar; Eric Dymock’s Blog; BMW Car; Business magazine; Christie’s Auction catalogue; Classic Car Weekly; Dove Publishing:- MG File, The Complete Bentley, Jaguar, Honda the UK story, The Audi File, Ford in Britain Centenary File; The Guardian; The Motor; Motor Racing Publications, The Sprites and Midgets; Pavilion Books, BMW A Celebration; Salisbury Journal; Safety Fast; Scotland on Sunday; Scottish Field; Sunday Herald; Sunday Times; Top Gear the SSCC magazine; The Times.



Contents Part 1
AC; AC Cobra; Alfa Romeo; Alfa Romeo GT; Alfasud; Allard; Audi; Audi Quattro; Audi R8; Alpine (France); Aston Martin; Aston Martin MG Proposal; Aston Martin Virage; Aston Martin DB3S; Aston Martin DB7; Aston Martin DB7 Convertible; Aston Martin V8 Vantage; Austin-Healey, Healey; Austin-Healey 3000 rally car; Austin-Healey Sprite; MG Midget Heritage bodyshell; Bentley; Bentley racing; Derby Bentleys; Bentley Continental R 1952-1955; Bentley Continental R 1993; Bentley GTC 2009; Bizzarini and ISO; BMW; BMW 328; BMW 328 Mille Miglia; BMW 328 and AFN; BMW 507; BMW M1; BMW 850i; BMW 840i; BMW Z3; BMW Z4; BMW Z1; BMW Z3 v Porsche Boxster; BMW 3-series Touring, Z3, and M Coupe; BMW M Coupe; BMW Z4M Coupe; BMW Z8; Bristol; Bristol 401; Bugatti; Bugatti Schlumpf; Chevrolet; Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray; Cisitalia; Citroën SM; Cooper; Cunningham; Daimler SP250; Datsun Z; D-B and René Bonnet; Delahaye and Delage; Delorean; De Tomaso; Facel Vega; Ferrari; Ferrari 166; Ferrari Testarossa; Ferrari 512TR; Ferrari, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo; Ferrari 456GT; Ferrari 348 and Mondiale; Fiat 8V; Fiat X1/9; Fiat-Abarth; Ford; Ford GT40; Frazer Nash; Gordon-Keeble; Honda S800; Honda CRX; Honda S2000; Honda NSX; HRG.

Motoring correspondent of the Sunday Times for 14 years, Eric Dymock holds the Jim Clark memorial award for Scots who have achieved excellence in the field of motoring.

eric dymock on twitter.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2175 KB
  • Print Length: 333 pages
  • Publisher: Dove Publishing Ltd; Vol. 1: AC-HRG edition (10 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0066A0DNM
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars Ho-Hum 14 Dec 2013
By Stephen P. Lloyd - Published on Amazon.com
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OK, bit fell rather flat. Not a very exciting read. Maybe if there's a specific car you're looking for, but not generally
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok 25 Oct 2013
By Mike K - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are looking for purely opinionated history then this book might have some interest for you. As a factual book it is a little lacking.
4.0 out of 5 stars very good reviews worth reading 14 Aug 2013
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what I really liked was the fact that some of the reviews were written in the era of which the car was developed so specifications were not to taken out of context
4.0 out of 5 stars Very British 29 July 2013
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The author is not afraid to express his opinion. He may be partial to British cars. He is loaded on background for many different models. I enjoyed the book
4.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Purchase 30 April 2012
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My husband saw this Sports Car Classic book advertised in his magazine, so I downloaded the Kindle app for my PC, and bought it. How easy was that! He was very pleased with it.
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