MOTOR RACING AT BRANDS HATCH IN THE EIGHTIES

Chas Parker
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By the start of the 1980s, the Brands Hatch motor racing circuit in Kent had become firmly established as one of the world’s classic tracks. It had grown from humble beginnings as a motor cycle grass track to become an internationally renowned facility, hosting top-class motor sport. During the following decade, under the stewardship of its entrepreneurial managing director, John Webb, this enviable position was reinforced, with the circuit hosting five consecutive Grands Prix, two at very short notice, from 1982-86, along with a host of other major international meetings as well as smaller, club events.   Chas Parker spent many years visiting the track, and amassed an impressive collection of thousands of color transparencies, the majority of which are previously unpublished.  This book picks up where his previous volume, Motor Racing at Brands Hatch in the Seventies, left off. It offers a very personal account of visits to the world’s busiest motor racing circuit during a decade of excitement and change, both on and off track, in the form of a scrapbook using the author’s own photographs, taken as an ordinary spectator from the public enclosures.
Format:
Format Trade Paperback 96 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9781845842147
Size:
Size7.50 in x 8.10 in x 0.25 in / 190.50 mm x 205.74 mm x 6.35 mm
Published:
Published Date July 1st, 2009
Chas Parker
Chas Parker’s experience of motorsport publishing includes roles as a sub-editor and occasional contributor to Autosport and Motorsport News, Britain’s leading motorsport weeklies. He has written several motorsport books, including Haynes's Brands Hatch: The history of Britain’s best-loved motor racing circuit and Silverstone: The home of British motor racing, plus Jaguar D-type, Bugatti Type 35 and Lola T70 Manuals. He lives in East Sussex.
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