A new introduction and tribute by author Jeremy Walton. Gerry's rural upbringing and the story of how he came by his first car, a Ford Popular. The first forays into motorsport, sprinting various cars, before Gerry's first race in a Mini at Brands Hatch in 1964. The ten-year relationship with Bill Blydenstein and DTV (Dealer Team Vauxhall) racing Vivas, Magnums, Firenzas and the legendary V8s, including 'Big Bertha' and 'Baby Bertha'. The races, the incidents, the wheeling and dealing and the parties. The full story of Gerry's racing career on- and off-track up until 1978.