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Formula 1 in Camera, 1960-69 (In Camera) Hardcover – 29 Jun 2006

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (29 Jun. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844252183
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844252183
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 1.9 x 28.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 635,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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This book is wonderful. Simply wonderful. For anyone approaching 50 who has or had even a passing interest in motor racing this book will bring back so many evocative memories.
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.
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Summary: Stunning visual record of Formula 1 racing in the 1960's.

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.
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If you are reading this review - you will probably love this book (which by the way is quite large)
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.
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This is a really good book. If you want in-depth facts and figures, this book will not provide that as it was not supposed to. The photos are good, but not as varied as the later books, but that may be down to camera technology.

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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Bought as a gift for my formula 1 mad father at Christmas, along with other books from the series. He loves all of them; lots of interesting photos, statistics and notes. Particularly good that the books include minor drivers and teams, as well as those that are more well known.
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I have all three books in this series (1970-79 and 1980-89)and this one is the weakest. Having said that it is still a very enjoyable book and well worth having. In fairness the author explains the photographic shortcomings in the introduction. Basically a lack of colour images for the period as photographers shot mostly in black and white due to cost. (the book is full colour) Some photo's are a little on the grainy or blurry side but this can add to the sense of nostalgia. Compared to the other two it doesn't quite match their sense of style and artistry but this is more a case of praise for them than critisism for this one. The general layout follows the pattern of the other two.
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