A pictorial view of many famous racing circuits that have fallen prey to nature. With superb photography from Gavin D. Ireland and accompanying text from S. S. Collins, Autodrome is a must-have coffee table book.
To follow his previous memoir of fallen European circuits, S. S. Collins returns with another insightful pictorial view of more race tracks, this time widening his approach to include those outside Europe. Again, enchanting photography is provided by Gavin D. Ireland.
The third in the series, Gavin D. Ireland looks at long forgotten Speedways, the temples of speed that have been returned to nature. Along with amazing photographs taken by S. S. Collins, Speedway proves to be an essential addition to any motor-racing fan’s bookcase.
Commissioned by the Brooklands Museum, this is an essential read for any motor-racing fan. Detailing the history behind one of Britain’s first and fastest circuits, 100 Years looks at the how the track has been used for both the automotive and aviation industries.
Published in 2007 as Brooklands celebrated its 100 year birthday, David Venables looks at the history behind this Surrey circuit, its use as both a temple of speed where landspeed records were set and drivers raced each other, and also as a centre of aviation development.
Chas Parker details the history of one of Britain’s most adored racing circuits, Brands Hatch. Covering the early pre-war years when the track was primarily used for motorcycling races, through its British Grand Prix heyday to its current renaissance under the ownership of Jonathan Palmer’s MotorSport Vision company.
Paul Eustace takes a look at the history of one of Britain’s founding speedway teams, based at the Banister Court Stadium in Southampton. Starting out in 1928, the team became successful and although the dirt oval no longer exists, roads around the subsequent residential development bear fond memories of Banister Court and Charles Knott.