Motor Racing at Oulton Park in the 1970s

Motor Racing at Oulton Park in the 1970s
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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781845841645
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In the 1970s, Formula 5000 was more than filling the gap left by contemporary F1 cars and the major races at the popular Cheshire circuit of Oulton Park, the Gold Cup and the traditional Good Friday meetings, were as spectacular and exciting as ever. New events such as the Avon Tour of Britain brought occasional visits from established stars such as James Hunt and Graham Hill competing alongside Roger Clark, Billy Coleman and other great names from the world of rallying. Meanwhile, in Formula Ford and F3 the stars of the future were to be seen. World champions to be, Alan Jones, Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet raced regularly at Oulton as did future F1 team owners Eddie Jordan and Tom Walkinshaw. Stir into the mix saloons, single seaters and sports cars vying for glory in a growing number of national championships and one-off club races and you have the recipe which kept Oulton Park at the forefront of British motor racing. The new, shorter Foster's circuit, introduced in 1974 meant more laps per race and more action for the spectators. The pictures in this book capture the era perfectly and bring it back to life. With 100 color and black and white photos, many previously unpublished.

The author

Peter McFadyen has been photographing motor sport since the 1960s and his work has appeared in many books including the leading annual, Autocourse. For many years, he contributed photographs and race reports from Oulton Park, Aintree, Donington and other UK circuits to magazines such as Motoring News (now Motorsport News) and especially Autosport. His first volume in the series "Those were the days" covered racing at Oulton Park in the 1960s and was published in 2006. Currently, he races a Lotus Elan in the  Classic Sports Car Club's (CSCC) Swinging Sixties series and other classic races. He is also a member of the Lotus Drivers Club for whom he has served as Competition Secretary and as Editor of the club's magazine, Chicane, to which he is still a regular contributor.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781845841645
Illustrations: 100 color & b-w ill
Size: 8 in x 7.5 in x 0.375 in / 203.2 mm x 190.5 mm x 9.525 mm
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