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READ Touch Wood î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¼ [PDF / Epub] ☀ Touch Wood By Duncan Hamilton – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk Duncan Hamilton won the classic Le Mans 24 Hours race in 1953 co driving his workcentered C Type Jaguar with Tony Rolt In 1954 the same pair finished second losing to a much larger engined V12 Ferrari Duncan HaGrand Prix cars which he subseuently mislaid in a French coal hole After a hugely eventful racing career only Duncan could get himself fired by Jaguar for winning the Rheims Hours race in he eventually hung up his racing helmet in As Earl Howe wrote in the original foreword to this book though the drivers of this age were fiercely competitive there were also friends to meet stories to tell and almost certainly a party to be enjoyed Duncan Ha. A rip roaring tale of motor racing from back when men were men driving on the edge at crazy speeds and being killed was almost inevitableLiving in Ireland I was shocked I had never heard of Duncan Hamilton he was Irish and a phenomenally successful racing driver with many wins including the Le Mans 24 Hours race 'Touch Wood' is a fascinating memoir filled with incredible scrapes and fantastic tales of daring do some so outrageous as to be almost unbelievable But it's all trueThe races close shaves and tragedies are told in such a casual conversational manner as to be both exhilarating and shocking at the same time This book really brings home how brave and perhaps foolhardy racers were back before seat belts fire suits crash helmets and car safety cells were commonplace for race cars travelling at 200 mph'Touch Wood' is a great read even if you are not a motor racing fan

Touch WoodGrand Prix cars which he subseuently mislaid in a French coal hole After a hugely eventful racing career only Duncan could get himself fired by Jaguar for winning the Rheims Hours race in he eventually hung up his racing helmet in As Earl Howe wrote in the original foreword to this book though the drivers of this age were fiercely competitive there were also friends to meet stories to tell and almost certainly a party to be enjoyed Duncan Ha. A rip roaring tale of motor racing from back when men were men driving on the edge at crazy speeds and being killed was almost inevitableLiving in Ireland I was shocked I had never heard of Duncan Hamilton he was Irish and a phenomenally successful racing driver with many wins including the Le Mans 24 Hours race 'Touch Wood' is a fascinating memoir filled with incredible scrapes and fantastic tales of daring do some so outrageous as to be almost unbelievable But it's all trueThe races close shaves and tragedies are told in such a casual conversational manner as to be both exhilarating and shocking at the same time This book really brings home how brave and perhaps foolhardy racers were back before seat belts fire suits crash helmets and car safety cells were commonplace for race cars travelling at 200 mph'Touch Wood' is a great read even if you are not a motor racing fan

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Touch Wood ↠ Duncan Hamilton won the classic Le Mans Hours race in co driving his workcentered C Type Jaguar with Tony Rolt In the same pair finished second losing to a much larger engined V Ferrari and by the narrowest margin in years In all Duncan Hamilton competed in nine of those great Le Mans endurance classics Having cut his racing teeth in such pre war cars as the R Type MG and the Bugatti Type B Duncan graduated to one of the immortal Lago Talbot. Hamilton starts his racing career at age two by figuring out how to get the wheels of his pram moving while still in it This results in him somersaulting down thirty eight steps to the garden below and knocking himself unconscious for several hours Thus begins an adventurous lifeHe survived WW2 after crashing planes and having at least two ships sunk from underneath him During his racing career he was ejected from a number of cars suffering many injuries and concussions but still carried onTo get over an all night drinking hangover he needed a double brandy just two hours before starting the 24 Hours of Le Mans which he and his co driver won There are also a couple of other instances where he had mid race drinks of alcohol for various reasons Not exactly an anti drinking and driving poster boyIt was not all fun and games because it was an era of motor racing where drivers were killed on a regular basis But somehow Hamilton survived it all and got to write an exciting and surprising book of racing in the 50's If this is an era you are interested in I can't imagine a better book READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Duncan Hamilton

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Duncan Hamilton ß 6 READ Milton was certainly a little larger than life and this book tells the story of a man who wasn’t just one of the most successful drivers of the s but also the man who trespassed at Brooklands who spent the war in the Fleet Air Arm accidentally trying to drown American Admirals and who was once stopped for speeding on the Cromwell Road rushing to take part in a TV program on road safety It is a must for any classic car enthusiast’s bookshe. Another old school book written some fifty years ago but simply un put down able A rare glimpse into the pre commercal world of motor racing Funny and engagingly written Loved it