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Gentleman Jack: The Official Biography of Jack Sears Hardcover – Illustrated, 6 Mar 2008

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd; First Edition edition (6 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845841514
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845841515
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.2 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,063,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Authored by motoring journalist Graham Gauld, the book is a compelling drive through Jack s fascinating life and times, and includes an evocative array of 150 pictures from his personal archive. - Eastern Daily Press, Norfolk -

There are plenty of quotes and stories from the man himself in a concise history of his racing career. - Classic Cars -

Illustrated with hundreds of black and white photos from the Sears collection, the book provides genuine insight into motor sport during this period. It's our book of the month! - Australian Classic Car -

Graham Gauld perfectly captures the period flavours and Jack's amazing story. - Club Lotus News -

With contributions from many of Sears' contemporaries in racing, a foreword by his long-time sparring partner John Whitmore and an excellent collection of rare photos, Graham Gauld's book documents the career of this versatile driver well, if a little impersonally, so that the reader feels he would like to know a little more about Jack Sears the man. - Speedscene -

As well as quotes from Sears and his peers the book bulges with photos, many personal, plus results tables, but chiefly some lovely tales from a vanished era. - Motor Sport -

The books covers his entire career and is packed with great black-and-white photos. - Classic Ford -

Most of the photographs are supplied by Jack Sears and so make this book all the more interesting and 'real'. A great read and highly recommended. - Jaguar magazine -

Packed with facts and details from Jack's meticulous memory, this is the record of an outstanding driver and gentleman. - Cars for the Connoisseur -

BOOK OF THE MONTH. 'Gentleman Jack' is long overdue a biography. Scottish historian Gauld has done a fine job of tapping into the dapper Norfolk farmer's sharp memory and amazing photo archive. - Classic & Sports Car -

That he was an outstanding driver is obvious, and you wilI have had this reaffirmed by the time you have read this book. Packed with facts and detail direct from the man himself, and illustrated with over 150 unique photos, this is a must-have piece of motoring history. - Startline -

Yet another of Veloce s impressively presented volumes that s more than just something for the coffee table to impress visitors. In fact I will issue a warning here. If you decide to spend over twenty quid on this book don t leave it on the coffee table or it will follow the path of my review copy which is now in East Anglia with a friend who picked it up off mine, started to read it and became so engrossed it left with him. - The Motor Cycling Club -

This is a very readable and comprehensive book on one of the UK s perhaps lesser-sung motor sport heroes. - Vintage Racecar -

A chronological account of Sears' 15-year span as a a racing driver, based on research by the author, input from the man himself and interviews with his associates and competitors. --Lotus Club International

About the Author

Born in Edinburgh, Graham Gauld has been a motoring writer for over fifty years. He was Editor of the Scottish weekly motoring magazine, Motor World and later Editor of Historic Racing and Historic Motor Racing magazines. A regular contributor to motoring magazines all over the world he has a black and white and colour photographic library dating back to 1953.

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A thoroughly good read relating to the days of motor racing when drivers were gentlemen and racing was fun. A book to read from cover to cover.
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A most enjoyable biography of a great racer and a real gent! Enjoyed it right the way though and it also makes an excellent reference book for the future of a great era in motorsport and its characters of the time.
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I have met Gentleman Jack. He is a lovely man and the book is great too
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HASH(0x94b571d4) out of 5 stars Gentleman Jack Official Biography of Jack Sears 13 Jan. 2009
By Edward F. O'Brien - Published on Amazon.com
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Jack was raised by a manufacturing father; began racing cars in his youth and became one of England's great drivers. The story covers how he became involved in auto racing to the "Glory Days" of racing for Carroll Shelby and winning with the now infamous Daytona Coupes. Amazing stories include tales about Bob Bondurant, Allen Grant and other top American drivers trying to learn the European way of racing. Imagine the day Jack shows up with a giant American Ford Galaxy 427 prepared by Holman & Moody, trounces the Jaguar competition and goes on to win that championship...with a Galaxy! It's a good story well presented in the book. This is a really good read for the auto racing historian that covers the 50s & 60s, probably the best days of racing in history! Carroll Shelby, Bob Bondurant, Jack Sears members of a very elite racing group who played hard, raced hard, and some even died in the racing arena; many times referred to the Cobra Ferrari Wars.
HASH(0x953160fc) out of 5 stars Haven't Received the Book Yet 12 Jan. 2011
By Allen Grant - Published on Amazon.com
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I haven't received the Book yet. The address may be wrong. Please let me know if the book was returned. If it was, please send it to: Allen Grant, 330 McCormick Terrace, Sequim, WA ,98382.

I can be reached 24/7 at 360-910-2272.

Thank you,

Allen Grant
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