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Endurance Racing at Silverstone in the 1970s & 1980s (Those were the days...)

Chas Parker


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Changes to regulations for sports car racing in the late 1970s paved the way for a golden era of endurance racing in the 80s, with the likes of Porsche, Lancia, Jaguar and Mercedes all vying for the World Sportscar Championship. The Silverstone 6-Hour and 1000km races became a cornerstone of this championship and the event was often used by the teams as a warm-up to the all important Le Mans 24-Hour race, which followed it on the calendar. This book charts the progress of the races, year-by-year from 1976, through the era of the Group C cars, up to the end of the eighties, with previously unpublished accounts and photographs of each event

Praise For Endurance Racing at Silverstone in the 1970s & 1980s (Those were the days...)

"It spans the glory days of BMW 'Batmobiles' and Porsche 935s to the awesome grids of Group C. It's written by Chas Parker, who took nearly all of the great photographs, too." – Classic & Sports Car

"Another in Veloce's prolific 'Those were the days …' series, this is almost like reminiscing about a bunch of great races with a mate. Rather than being a professional journalist, Parker's an enthusiastic knowledgeable amateur and a pretty good photographer. Both of these characteristics show through in the book." – Thoroughbred and Classic Car Owners Club

Veloce Publishing, 9781845842772, 96pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2010

About the Author

Chas Parker has written a number of books about motorsport, including Haynes Manuals for the D-type Jaguar and Bugatti Type 35 and others. He was short-listed, together with co-author Philip Porter, for the 2017 RAC Motoring Book of the Year Award for his book on the 1953 Le Mans-winning C-type Jaguar.