Books & Mod­els Tales of trans-usa ad­ven­tur­ing, a for­got­ten rally ace and South African mo­tor sport

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By Wal­ter’s Side By Chris­tian Geist­dör­fer, £35, delius-klas­ Geist­dör­fer re­flects on a life­time of ral­ly­ing. There’s far more to it than the Group B years too. The His­tory Of Mo­tor­sport By Jörg Walz, £30, deliusklas­ A year-by-year ex­am­i­na­tion of the evo­lu­tion of mo­tor sport. Not in great depth, but it in­cludes facts you prob­a­bly never knew. Mo­tor Assem­bly in Ire­land By Bob Mont­gomery, £20, Pre-1984, a quirk of Ir­ish law meant the coun­try had a mo­tor in­dus­try, build­ing cars from all over the world. This is its fas­ci­nat­ing story. The Golden Days of Thomp­son Speed­way & Race­way By Terry O’neil, £162, dal­ton­wat­ The op­ti­mistic birth, event­ful life and un­timely death of a race­track, told in stag­ger­ing slip­cased, twin­vol­ume depth. All th­ese books are avail­able from Chater’s, many at a dis­count. See

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