Title: Reg Parnell
Publication Date: 1996
Edition: First Edition
When this book was 1st published, I well remember thinking how Reg Parnell's biography was well overdue, still, the best things are always well worth waiting for. Reg's life as a racing driver was a topsy-turvy affair, after his initial foray in 1934 he had his race licence withdrawn in 1937 after an accident involving & seriously injuring our leading lady race-driver of the day. He got his licence back in time for the '39 season which of course came to a premature end, courtesy of 'Adolf'. Like many others his potentially most effective years as a driver were lost. His application to join the RAF was turned down, as he was told he would be of more use with his transport experience, organising vehicle movements! What a jolly good job he did! as well as what Whitehall had in mind for him, he organised most of the Racing Cars that were 'laying around' at the time into his storage, so come peacetime, the Nation would be as prepared as ever. I have 'rabbited' on to long with this one, so in brief: Designed his own GP Car, Raced & Beat the Best. Set up his own GP Team. Successfully talent scouted and jolly well enjoyed himself. Sadly this human dynamo died age 53 after a very short illness. 208pp inc many photos. Book is in as New Cond in D/J. Bookseller Inventory # A 403
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Book Description: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine copy in hardcover with fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 021651
Book Description: PSL, Somerset, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine in Fine D/w 6.5x9.5 The Quiet Man Who Helped to Engineer Britain's Post-war Racing Revolution. Some good b/w illustrations, interesting biography. No inscriptions, stamps or book plates. Internally clean nd tight. Dust wrapper not clipped, creased, worn or torn. Bookseller Inventory # 10405
Book Description: Haynes, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 061631
Book Description: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1996. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition. 1st 1996. Very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. The quiet man who helped to engineer Britain's post-war motor racing revolution. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. A few marks to covers. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is a little faded to spine and lightly worn to edges. [S]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 2105675
Book Description: Patrick Stephens, England, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. This book. written with Tim Parnell, tells of the quiet man who helped to engineer Britain's post-war motor recing revolution. Includes details of letters, papers and contracts never before published. Bookseller Inventory # 003442
Book Description: Patrick Stephens, UK, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A bluff Derbyshire pig farmer, Reg Parnell cut a distinctive figure in motorsport circles. His wild early driving style and a serious accident at Brooklands led to his licence being withdrawn from 1937 to 1939. Undaunted he bought up unwanted racing cars before the outbreak of World War II and, when peace returned, sold them to form the basis of British post-war racing revival. He built his own Challenger car, teamed up in Italy with Count Lurani to compete in Scuderia Ambrosiana and raced a factory Alfa Romeo 159, a BRM V16 and Aston Martins and later ran the Yeoman Credit team. Inventory # B1540. Bookseller Inventory # 002257
Book Description: Patrick Stephens, England / U.S.A, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 208 Pages. This book. written with Tim Parnell, tells of the quiet man who helped to engineer Britain's post-war motor racing evolution. Includes details of letters, papers and contracts never before published. 208 Pages. Bookseller Inventory # 003441
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