Raymond Mays' Magnificent Obsession

By: Apps, Bryan

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Large hardcover in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper. First edition, pp 208, colour illustrations, appendix, index. Laced with fascinating anecdotes, Raymond Mays Magnificent Obsession reveals a pivotal figure in motor sport history, and describes the author s enthusiasm for BRM, detailing his visit to Raymond Mays, in Eastgate House, Bourne, in 1963. Focussing on Mays early years and successes in motor racing in the 1920s, this book follows his progress to becoming a national celebrity. His famous White Riley s successes at Shelsley Walsh and Brooklands are covered, leading on to the building of the ERAs, which led by Mays himself represented the UK in voiturette races on the Continent. ERA s story unfolds with references to all the races in which the team took part. After WWII, Mays achievement in building an all-British Grand Prix car, with the financial support of the British Motor Industry, is detailed, going on to describe how, after many changes, a BRM driven by Graham Hill won the 1962 World Championship. With the help of Mays letters to the author, this book covers the whole history of BRM, until its demise in 1976. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED.

Title: Raymond Mays' Magnificent Obsession

Author Name: Apps, Bryan

Edition: 1st Edition

ISBN Number: 1845847865

ISBN-13: 9781845847869

Location Published: Veloce Publishing Ltd: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Categories: Motoring

Seller ID: 011898