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The Golden Age of Formula 1 [Hardcover]

R. W. Schlegelmilch
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5 Nov 2010
Few spectator sports generate such excitement as Formula 1. The name refers to the most advanced and competitive of the FIA's racing formulae. It's a raw combination of speed, skill and that certain hint of daring. Journey back in time to the glory years of the 1960s. Marvel at the vintage cars, big-name champions and heart-stopping victories. All the big names are here: Jim Clark, Jacky Ickx, Jack Brabham--just to name a few. With Schlegelmich's compelling photographs, this exceptional volume takes fans so close they can almost smell the burning rubber and hear the engines roar! Rainer W. Schlegelmilch has been a motor sprots photographer since 1962. His expert lens has covered all the great names in racing. His unique style captures the drama of this action-charged sport.

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  • Hardcover: 215 pages
  • Publisher: teNeues Publishing; Mul edition (5 Nov 2010)
  • Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 3832794360
  • ISBN-13: 978-3832794361
  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 28.6 x 35.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 363,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This amazing compendium brings together the most beautiful machines and the biggest names of the era
--GQ, January 2011

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5.0 out of 5 stars Just like being there - except for the noise! 15 Nov 2010
I was fortunate enough to view Herr Schlegemilch's exhibition of these photographs at London's Proud Gallery in Camden, and I've never before been so impressed by a single photographer's work.

Every period of the "Golden Era" is covered, from early days when these races still had a "Club meeting" feel right up to the last days of the "real" Formula One (Which in my personal opinion ended with the death of the greatest of them all - Ayrton Senna Da Silva - in 1994) and onwards to the present time.

It's really hard to pick a favourite. There were so many that I just wanted to take home with me. My personal favourite would be a B&W of a pensive looking Graham Hill alone with his thoughts. There are so many great pictures here though that it's a good thing this book is available. I could never afford to buy all the prints that I love, but I can afford this excellent volume.

What really makes this work stand out though is the way that the photographer has not simply concentrated on the cars and the action (although his work here is of course stunning) but also on the life of the drivers and the whole "travelling circus" that was F1 back in the days before money and corporate involvement ruined it.

It also reminded me when browsing through the pictures on the wall, what a dangerous business F1 was back in those days. The study of the crashed car at the side of the circuit in Monaco and the expressions on the faces of some of the drivers really brings home how much of a gamble it was back then to pursue your dream of winning a World title.

Worth every penny. If you know someone with even a passing interest in F1 then you've just found their ideal Christmas present.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For all F1 fans - Superb book 3 Feb 2011
For any Formula 1 fans, you must buy this. It really is a superb book. Bought it for my Father for Christmas, then my wife bought a copy for me after seeing how much I loved it. Sensational pictures & history. The quality is outstanding. Very much a coffee table book. Don't underestimate it's size!
And at this price it's an absolute bargain.
Waiting in anticipation for the next book, crammed with colour photos I hope.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The chequered flag is out for this book 3 Jun 2014
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This is a truly wonderful book that perfectly captures the glamour and excitement from this golden era of motor racing. You can almost hear the roar of the engines. The photographs are stunning. A great read with many fascinating anecdotes. It also shows how much driver and crowd safety has moved on - thank God! A perfect gift for any petrolhead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Golden Age of Formula 1 7 Jan 2012
Excellent. Lots of good pictures and information. This was bought as a Christmas present and the recipient was highly delighted. A lovely book for the motor racing fan.
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