Wednesday, 1 May 2013


Yesterday Roy Smith signed copies of Amédée Gordini – a true racing legend for historic car specialist Eddie McGuire.

Eddie McGuire is a gentleman racing driver of some note. He owns several historic racing cars including the only racing Gordini sports car that is raced on a regular basis. The Type 23 Gordini GCS19 as driven by Jean Behra. Eddie has a lot of friends so he bought several books and asked Roy to sign them all, each with a special dedication.

Amédée Gordini – a true racing legend
By Roy Smith.

This is the story of a man, a team, and their life and times, as well as a complete record of all their achievements and failures. It logs the financial and personal cost of racing in the prewar and postwar periods. It tells of how the mighty car company Renault became involved with them in the late 1950s, and how Amedee Gordini became known throughout the world as one of the greatest engine tuners of his time. More info.

Independent reviews

'Book of the month' - Classic & Sports Car, May 2013.

'The wealth of information here is staggering, and the race-by-race summary is particularly welcome' - Octane, May 2013.

'Utterly absorbing' - Classic Cars, May 2013.

'Gordini's endless enthusiasm and prolific output make for an involving tale.' – MotorSport, June 2013

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