on 21 April 2012
Elva cars is a pretty eclectic subject for a lavish book production. But from those of us fascinated by automobile history, three cheers for Janos Wimpfen whose books are always well researched and also for David Bull publishing for taking the risk.
This is the final word on the subject of Elva cars and is a truly worthy addition to the library of anyone interested in British motor sport and one of the progenitors of the UK's pre-eminent position in the sport.
It is a beautifully produced book that has been criticized in some reviews for being a bit too US-centric. I agree that there could be a bit more focus on the UK and European cars in action but it is fair because most Elva cars were sold in the States. I have identified one incorrect caption from a Silverstone race but I would heartily recommend this fine book to anyone hovering over the 'buy now' button.
on 26 April 2012
Elva: The Cars,The People,The History is well up to the high standards set by Bull publishing and Mr Wimpfen,in fact I would go so far as to say that it is amongst the best motor racing titles that I have ever read.
I've always enjoyed watching Elvas race,and never really knew much about the cars or the characters behind them.
This book tells you everything you could care to know.
Such detail and quality is rare,Don't hesitate,press that "buy it now" button !!!
on 25 November 2011
A very comprehensive account of the History of ELVAm the car that used to give LOTUS a run for its money. Well-researched in the States, where I
believe there is still quite a following for the marque, it also gives a good account of the UK scene. I was brought up in Hastings, England, and
remember seeing some of the first ELVA'S clock up the fastest time of the day, driven by Archie Scott-Brown, at the Bodiam Speed Hill Climb. Later
I saw them racing at Brands Hatch. The Book is also well-illustrated, and a worthy volume to adorn an enthusiast's bookshelf.