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Great book about a great racer,
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This review is from: Gerry Marshall: His Authorised Biography (Hardcover)
Five stars but I will admit I have not read it. Saw it in a high street bookshop, flicked through it for a while, reading the odd bit and taking in the pictures - and then bought it from Amazon. What does Gerry Marshall mean to you - an FB Viva, FC, Old Nail, Big Bertha, Baby Bertha, that shot of Gerry & Roger Clarke in RS 2000's in the Avon Tour of GB, Only Here for the Beer, Astons, Other ? Based on the pictures I knew I wanted this book. Possibly more pictures of Big Bertha in any one book I have read/looked through. Look out for the Vauxhall & Castrol GTX advert, featuring Big Bertha, Gerry Marshall, a can of GTX and several topless young women - reminds me of reading Custom Car Magazine as a teenager. I never met or saw Gerry Marshall in the flesh, but he was an accomplished racer, a big man with a big reputation. I remember reading about his death, that he pulled the Camaro over, shut it down and then passed away, a fitting end for a road warrior. Reading the first review (by the Camaro's owner) reminded me of the way I felt when I heard about his passing and the way it happened - RESPECT !