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  1. Martin Bull Martin Bull says:

    I m hugely enjoying reading this book It s far than a motoring memoir it s discursive, stimulating and a downright pleasure to read The author and I are obviously of the same generation and so part of the fun for me is getting the many cultural, social and historical references The style of the book and the writing remind me of James Hamilton Paterson s Empire Of The Clouds it s rather like chatting with a fellow enthusiast over a few beers in your favourite pub.This book will find a permanent place on my shelves highly recommended.


  2. nigave nigave says:

    I have rarely read a motoring book with such a wonderful understanding of cars, motorsport and all in between as this book His rememberances concur so often with my own Thank you, John Aston for writing this.


  3. Janet Crampton Janet Crampton says:

    Such a well written, clever and witty book The author draws on a vast array of knowledge, not only of cars but literature, places, culture, memories too Recommended.


  4. Winton Wanderer Winton Wanderer says:

    Lovely prose an educated read..


  5. S. O. Howe S. O. Howe says:

    John writes entertainingly and eruditely. did I spell that right He talks of things that I knew, and still know, about, Graham Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, Jim Clarke, Lewis Hamilton. Need I continue He mentions things that had my wife and I suddenly crowing about in our remenising as we both curled up with laughter at his superb descriptions We both looked at each other and wondered if we had met him on her track days with Club 89 and Goldtrack I was waving the flag at the entrance tp the pit lane when she wrapped her Pug205Gti up at Oulton Park back in 92 Rosemarie, the bossess of Club 89, was most upset as she wanted her to go racing We ve been topgether ever since I can agree with a lot that John says, racing back in the wild and wooly days was a lot of fun, if a tad dangerous But then what sport isn t Chess and dominoes excepted We both had fun with the BTCC boys, Chris Hoy was a total Gentle Man and a star, as was Jan Odor.Getting relaxed as a newt in the Octagon at Brands with Tim Harvey and Dave Pinckney was fun, especially when they auctioned off John Cleland s team shirt off his back He spent the rest of the night in my Club89 fleece It ws a cold night and I nearly froze to death Copious amounts of Alcohol Anti Freeze helped John Aston puts up some compelling arguments about how to run International Motorsport and make it fun and exciting for the spectators I agree with him Get rid of the fancy and complex wings n things and make it all down to the driver Give EVERY team the same amount of funds, as they do in the NFL, and let them work out how they re going to spend it No one team, hello the prancing horse gets than anyone else They have a set amount at the start of the season and that s it OK, so there will be a winning bonus, but also a starting bonus.Oh drat I ve got up on my high horse, haven t I StillThis book is a fun read and will keep you entertained and furious for hours on end You will find youself shouting at your mates in the pub as you argue over the finer points Be prepared to lose a few friends You will shout at the book in disagreement one page, only to agree and nod sagely the next It s that sort of book..It will make you laugh out loud, then set you thinking hard It will make you down in the dumps, and then be over the moon.I give it five stars Only cos I can t give it .Enjoy it I am


  6. Rod Mac Rod Mac says:

    A friend who shares the car bug gave me a spare copy and I must thank him again now I ve read it Such a gently honest and open minded writer who clearly has always had a deep love of cars The format is superb and the chuckles numerous I d recommend particularly for the older reader or anyone, like me, who had a car mad dad My own retirement looms and I m so inspired to spend it like the author Outstanding read, thank you.


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DRIVEN: An Elegy to Cars, Roads & Motorsport DRIVEN is John Aston s hugely entertaining motoring autobiography This ambitious and far ranging book begins with his early days as a teenage car enthusiast and race marshal in the late Sixties before covering the wide range of subjects close to his heart These include the best and worst of Formula One, the icon that is Ferrari, the writer s NASCAR adventure and the delights of long road trips in his beloved Caterham Seven But that s not all, as you can read about why the NSU Ro was a prophet without honour, as well as what the writer thinks about the changing face of motoring journalism Yes, one J Clarkson is mentioned And there s still, as a major part of the book is a description of a year in British motorsport The writer s love of the lesser known categories of motor sport illuminates the text, as does his insight into the places, people and machinery making up the sport s diversity He describes the mood music of events ranging from a round of the British Touring Car Championship to historic race meetings for Cortinas and Minis, before venturing further from the mainstream with drag racing at Santa Pod, speed hillclimbs, autograss and rallying Oh he also doubled the average age at a Time Attack meeting Don t expect objective reporting, as he holds strong opinions, but they are leavened by a tongue firmly lodged in his cheek Any reader, enthusiast or not, is guaranteed to enjoy reading about these adventures as much as the writer enjoyed having them

  • Kindle Edition
  • DRIVEN: An Elegy to Cars, Roads & Motorsport
  • John Aston
  • 12 May 2019
  • 1787114392

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