Goodwood Anecdotes is the second book by Peter Redman recalling events at the Goodwood motor circuit in the early years, and includes personal stories from 47 of his friends and acquaintances. Their unique and often amusing anecdotes, together with more than 200 of their photographs, bring to life those wonderful days spent watching the famous, and not so famous, driving fantastic machines of various shapes and sizes. Contributors include several racing drivers, an engine tuner, a team mechanic, a marshal and an officer of the law. Most of their tales, like the photographs accompanying them, have never previously been published. - the young man who built himself a kit-car so that he could go motor racing and went on to become a works driver for two of the top sports car teams of the day. - memories of Mike Hawthorn by a friend who knew him before he was famous, who shared his love of Riley sports cars and who owns Mike's car to this day. - of cycle racing, which started at Goodwood before motor racing and continues to this day. - and much more.
Goodwood Anecdotes and its earlier, companion book, Goodwood Remembered, will be of great interest to anyone who remembers those times and for the huge number who follow historic motor racing or want to know more of the roots of modern motor sport.
Publisher: IM Publications LLP