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Formula 1 in Camera, 1960-69 (In Camera) Hardcover – 29 Jun 2006
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About the Author
Paul Parker, author of Formula 1 in Camera 1970-79 and former photo archivist for the Ludvigsen Library, is a respected writer and photographic researcher on historic motor racing topics. He lives in Switzerland.
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The cars are magnificent; stick thin tyres, mirrors you couldn't see to shave in and safety measures so poor that if they were doubled, it meant that somebody had put a second hay bale out.
I cannot allow the criticism of some of the photos for their lack of sharp detail. remenber, the cameras used then were of a design that had changed little from WW2-and as any schoolboy nows, blur = action.
Haynes-Amazon are to be congratulated on these books. You can actualy smell the burning rubber.
This is an amazing book. It is exactly as the publishers synopsis indicates - a truly wonderful photographic account of Formula One racing during the 1960's. Some photo's are a bit on the blurry side - but these are made up in quantity and variety and there are some absolutely stunning photo's of the era. Most of the images are backed up with interesting anecdotes that provide highly entertaining and informative reading.
The book is very well laid out - each year is preceded with a short and concise summary of events that take place that year and is concluded with a page of data covering teams and drivers, results etc. Very concise and not overdone as is the case with so many books of this type.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who cherishes the memories of the Formula One era of the 1960's.
I was born in 1954 - the drivers of the 60s were my heroes - but many magazines had mostly black and white pictures with just a few colour ones.
This book contains a good selection of colour pictures of F1 cars from each year. It includes the famous drivers but also some of the less well known drivers / cars. The picture captions point out some of the more relaxed attitudes of the 1960s (spectator access to pits etc) and lack of safety precautions - some of which now seem just reckless.
If you are not interested in this period this book will not interest you (so if your partner is into current F1, you will be taking a big risk buying this as a gift).
Good value at the price via Amazon - this could be a future collectors item.
It was good to see how the F1 cars changed between 1960-1969, and I liked some of the shots of the engines and mechanical hardware. Honda's car with its octopus-like exhuast (McLaren F1 call their current exhaust the octopus) showing outside the back of their car is impressive. I have the bookes covering the later years, and the 1950-59 on preorder. I recommend this and the other books, and hope to see an `F1 in Camera 1990-1999' book.
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