Shooting Star. The life of Richard Seaman

£85.00

Author: Chris Nixon
Date of Publication: 2000

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Description

Dick Seaman was Britain’s highest-flying racing driver of the thirties, his performances in MG, ERA and the 10 years out-of-date Delage were extraordinary for one with so little experience that persuaded Alfred Neubauer , the famed racing team manager of Mercedes-Benz to join the team – it’s sole British member.

There were to be difficult times ahead however, for an Englishman in a German Team with direct financial support from the German Governement of the era (you know the one.) in the run-up years to WW2.

Nevertheless he won the 1938 German GP in magificent style in front of all the top Brass and was set fair for a glittering career. He married Erica, daughter of the BMW Boss, and drove the the BMW squad in sports car racing.

Then just as war clouds were gathering the end came in a fiery track crash at Spa in 1939. The book is large landscape format of 200 pages with many wonderful period photos.

Hardback in excellent condition.

Additional information

Weight 1.6 kg
Dimensions 24 × 30 × 2 cm