Archive for Author 'John Aston', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Adrian Newey
If only really smart people can design race-winning cars then just how smart must someone be whose designs have won over 150 Grands Prix? An unexpectedly gifted writer, Newey reveals the man behind the cliché of the geeky designer in his ivory tower.
by Nick Skeens
If volatility of temperament is a measure of competence then Barnard should be counted a genius. And he is, because he really was. The exasperating perfectionist who cut down anyone and anything in his way makes for an intense story.
by Brian Redman, Jim Mullen
A really good biography of a great racer and a hugely decent man who survived his pro years—often barely—with enough good cheer to retire at age 52 and still remain active in historic racing.
by Johnny Herbert
Today this gifted all-round driver is praised for an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of his sport on his broadcasts for Britain’s Sky Sports F1 channel but this autobiography skips over a few bits in the name of telling a grander story.
by Stephen Bayley
If the car is an extension of a celebrity’s personality, then a car crash is . . . well, that’s the question this author, critic, columnist, consultant, broadcaster, curator, and museum director examines.
by Russell Bulgin
Unicorn. Hen’s teeth. Unobtainium. The book, that is. Published posthumously by his colleagues this anthology presents some of the towering—and not just because he was 6’7”—British journalist’s choicest automotive musings.
by Chas Parker
First used in 1947 by a bunch of friends for some off-the-cuff racing—running over a sheep in the pursuit of speed—this former airfield drew only a year later a crowd of 100,000 for its first proper British GP. Here is the whole story, from then to 2013.
by David Tremayne
An important photographer, an important period, expect to be entertained and delighted and moved the way only images can do.
by Damon Hill
A candid and intense look at a life that became complicated way before the author took up racing and became world champion.
by David Maraniss
Greatness comes before the fall, and Detroit was once great. You’ll wish you’d had the chance to experience it yourself but until it becomes great again, this book will have to suffice.
by David E. Davis
An acquired taste, and best to consume the bombast in small doses. Still, a distinctive and colourful voice that immeasurably enriched automotive journalism.