Jim Clark at the Wheel The World Motor Racing Champion's Own Story.
Clark, Jim

New York, NY: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1965. F 210 pages; black and white photograph illustrated section; useful lists of results, analysis, competitions record, awards, championships, list of principal cars used, more; the jacket information notes that the book "...gives the reader a candid self-portrait that helps explain why many experts regard him as the foremost racing genius today..."; an autobiographical account by British racing driver James [Jim) Clark (1936 - 1968) "...He seemed set for another championship year until his death on 7 April 1968 in a minor Formula 2 race at Hockenheim. The Lotus swerved off the track at high speed into trees, killing Clark instantly. The most likely explanation is thought to be a puncture. Clark's death stunned the motor racing world. In the most competitive of sports he was admitted to be master by those who raced against him. Juan Manuel Fangio, five times world champion, described him as 'the greatest driver in the world'. His incredible car control, race craft, and ability to nurse an ailing car to victory were matched by his sportsmanship...." (Colin Dryden rev. in the ODNB); "First American Edition" stated on copyright page; some light edge, tips wear to dustjacket; endpapers a bit spotty; clean and in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24135)


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