SOLD to Germany: The History of Brooklands Motor Course 1906 – 1940, William Boddy

This book is the REVISED edition of what we may call William Boddy’s life’s work. This edition is the DEFINITIVE book on the Brooklands history. In the year 1948 W. Boddy published The Story of Brooklands ‘The World’s First motor Course, in which he had compiled all the records of the Brooklands Automobile Racing Club (BARC). This he had written down in a very colourful way, bringing us back to the years 1907 – 1924 on the legendary circuit. In 1949 Volume 2 was published and in 1950 Volume 3. Together the three volumes were combined in the 1957 first edition of this book. Bill Boddy has personally revised and updated the book which led to this final and most complete edition. This book is a must-have for historians interested in the British racing history. Enthusiasts will like the book very much too. The first part, up to 1924 reads like a big adventure. Read how Locke King and his wife built the worlds first motor circuit, read about the eccentric and piratic characters like Malcolm Campbell, Count Louis Zborowski, his ‘gang’, and the immortal Chitty Bang Bang aero engined monster cars. Parry Thomas the genial inventor/ engineer with his Leyland racing cars and of course Bentley and the ‘Bentley Boys’. Further on in the 1930’s you will be introduced to John Cobb and his massive Napier Railton, Raymond Mays and his ERA, Dixon and his unbeatable ‘Brooklands’ Riley… Well, sit down, read and enjoy!
This heavy book is in near FINE, excellent, condition, the dust jacket is also in near FINE, excellent, condition! All the pages are bright and clean. The dust jacket is now protected by a high quality Brodart polyester film archival jacket cover. Please study the many photos of the actual book carefully, they form part of the description. “Enjoy the Ride!”

SOLD to Germany.


Title: The History of Brooklands Motor Course 1906 – 1940
Authors: William (Bill) Boddy
Language: English (GB)
Publisher: Grenville Publishing Company Ltd London
Year: 1979, revised FINAL edition
Pages: 362
Cover: hardcover
Condition: Near FINE, excellent
Dust jacket: YES, near FINE, excellent
Weight: 1428 gr.
Size: 25.5 x 19.5 x 3.8 cm.

Additional information

Weight3.2 kg
Dimensions25.5 × 19.5 × 3.8 cm


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