What the magazines said about...
"It is those glory days of non-stop action, raucous noise ... the smells of burnt oil and clutch smoke and, above all, the tuneful baritone blare of racing car exhausts ... those are the things ... that this book encapsulates so brilliantly.
If you knew British motor racing back then ... then every page of this marvellous book will bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. If you didn't, you might just begin to understand what you missed." www.the-automobile.co.uk
This beautifully printed 240-page title ... it's a vivid record of the British racing scene ... evocative and superbly composed images.
At last the work of this little known ... (photographer) ... will rank alongside heroes such as Louis Klementaski and Alan Smith." www.classicandsportscar.com
"Book of the Month" "the more we delved, the more we loved it. And that's due in no small part to Duerden's sheer enthusiasm for what he was photographing. Focusing largely on the 1950s and, in particular, his beloved Goodwood and the British Grands Prix of the era, what really astounds us is the fact he didn't even have a press pass. He certainly knew how to frame an image and we love the shots. Credit must also be given to Goodwood historian Robert Barker for his efforts with the captions, all of which are genuinely informative." www.classicandperformancecar.com
"...as a professional photographer in other fields, racing was a passion, not a job, until retirement brought time to publish this well-presented work...
... an enjoyable trip back."
From the time he first had a camera while still at school, it seemed inevitable that Keith Duerden would go on to a career in photography. Motor racing was just one of many subjects which caught his attention during this formative stage. With many previously unseen photographs, this book captures the essence of a golden age of motor racing. Featuring wellover 300 photographs of the early post-war motor racing scene, from the late 1940s, through the '50s and on into the 60s, drivers featured include the first nine Formula One World Champions, Farina, Fangio, Ascari, Hawthorn, Brabham, Phil and Graham Hill, Clark and Surtees together with many of their contemporaries such as Moss, Gonzalez, Villoresi, Taruffi, Trintignant, Behra, Salvadori, Collins, Parnell, Gerard and Schell. Amongst the Grand Prix cars represented are Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Gordini, Vanwall, Connaught, BRM, Cooper, Lotus and Brabham with sports cars including Jaguar, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lagonda and Porsche racing at Goodwood, Silverstone, Crystal Palace, Brands Hatch and Le Mans. After honing his skills on the tracks, Keith Duerden's camera took him from Coniston Water with Donald Campbell to the pioneering days in the North Sea via the Ulster motorcycle TT at Dundrod, a record London-Moscow-London road trip and on into a career in industrial photography and film making.
Hardback, £29.50 plus postage, 224 pages with over 400 photographs
Large landscape format (230mm x 295mm) ISBN 978-0-85184-074-1
Published by Transport Bookman Publications Ltd
SIGNED COPIES are available direct from me. Please see 'Catalogue' to order.