Formula 1 in Camera 1960-69, Volume 2 is a second look at surely the most exciting, perilous and ever varied period in Formula 1, from the end of the 2.5-litre/750cc supercharged era (1954-1960), via the small, delicate and sometimes beautiful 1.5-litre machines of 1961-65 to the 3-litre racers in 1966.
It was a decade that rendered front-engined Grand Prix cars finally obsolete, to be replaced by technically superior rear-engined machines. Ultimately wider tyres, better brakes and the emergence of aerodynamic wings and spoilers dramatically increased cornering and straight-line speed.
Finally with the advent of the much faster 3 litre machines and following the multiple crashes during the 1966 Belgian GP, the injured Jackie Stewart began his at first much maligned safety crusade which changed motor sport forever.
Legendary figures of the era, including Jack Brabham, Phil Hill, Graham Hill, Jim Clark, John Surtees, Denny Hulme and Jackie Stewart, feature throughout this visually stunning and highly nostalgic book, together with some of the now long forgotten and obscure, which is brought to life as usual through the author's rich commentary.
About the Author:
Paul Parker is the author of Formula 1 in Camera, 1950-59, Formula 1 in Camera, 1960-69 and Formula 1 in Camera, 1970-79 (volumes 1 and 2), along with sister titles covering sports car racing in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Additionally he has written Sixties Motor Racing with Michael Cooper, Jaguar at Le Mans 1950-95, Races, Faces, Places and Klemantaski: Master Motorsports Photographer. He is a freelance writer and photo researcher, with work published in Octane, Motor Sport, Classic Cars, Forza!, Jaguar World Monthly and The Daily Telegraph.
'We have been great admirers of Parker's previous histories and have reproduced extracts in Octane before now. This is arguably his best effort yet. You know what to expect: a decade's worth of Formula 1 imagery with extended - and well-researched - accompanying captions. And the images really are hugely evocative. ...
'There are so many wonderful images here, it's all too hard not to sound gushing. Countless books are churned out along these lines, but some cost considerably more and a great many have meaningless captions. This is a superb effort and great value.
- Octane, BOOK OF THE MONTH, December 2015
'Parker's excellent series continues with a second look at GP racing in the '60s. ... The standard is set early, with a fabulous picture of the Ferrari mechanics pushing a pair of 246 Dinos along the Monaco waterfront, and continues with shots taken at familiar circuits but from different locations. The '64 Belgian GP, for instance, includes a great photo taken from the Masta Kink, with spectators on the verges, plus trees and lamp-posts nearby. Reproduction is excellent, and the captions full of information.'
- Classic & Sports Car, November 2015
'It's a chronological trip through the decade, with splashes of fact-rich text and captions as supporting acts to some wonderful images ... a cocktail of beauty, opposite lock, humanity and accessibility. ... Marvellous, in a word.'
- Motor Sport, December 2015