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Petrolhead Heaven! Brilliant,
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This review is from: Tiff Gear: The Autobiography of Tiff Needell (Hardcover)
This is one for the petrol-head of a certain age. If you were smitten by motor sport at an early age, during the golden age of racing during the sixties and seventies when it was exclusive, dangerous, totally thrilling, and you hung about at race tracks idolising your your heroes, then Tiff is one of us. He got lucky by winning a Formula Ford car in a magazine competition and got to live the dream even though he was not from a wealthy family, the unfortunate requirement for the majority who get to be racers, then as now. Fair enough, he encountered a huge amount of disappointment in his varied career, but is realistic enough to appreciate that he was luckier than millions but unluckier than a few. Certainly one of the most absorbing books I have ever read on the subject, even though there seems to some clumsy editing in parts. Absolutely loved it.