In Motoring and the Mighty, Richard Garrett writes of the vehicles which are, or have been, in the possession of the royal and rich, the beautiful and the brilliant, the powerful and the sinister.
It is a book of cars and, above all, of anecdotes. It provides glimpses into remarkable worlds such as most of us have never seen. It introduces loose strands of history which have never before been woven into books.
You will find comedy here and some tragedy. To gather his material, the author interviewed such diverse people as Hitler’s chauffeur and the head of the United States Secret Service, the Crown Equerry at Buckingham Palace and the men who drove military leaders of World War II. He throws new light on the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo, on Lenin’s Rolls-Royces, and on the fabulous prestige vehicles of the Indian Rajahs.
All this, and much more, is crammed into an entertainingly written narrative which will fascinate anyone who has ever come into contact with that man-made monster of the twentieth century- the motor car.
Richard Garrett is the author of a number of books on motor sport and, more recently, of Atlantic Jet -the story of jet travel over the North Atlantic. . 219 pages.
1971 first edition. Hardback in generally good condition. Dust cvoer also good, some browning to inner flaps and one or two minor scuffs.