About the Book
The author Roger Lane was a Flag Marshal for the British Automobile Racing Club when the very first international event was held at the club’s new home circuit of Thruxton in Hampshire on the 15th April 1968. As a keen amateur photographer he was later commissioned byAgfa Gevaert to photograph the colour and atmosphere of international motor racing. This incredible opportunity for an amateur photographer enabled him to photograph the international motor racing scene which included the new Thruxton circuit. Fifty years later his colourful images together with a selection of historical photographs from the BARC archive bring alive the atmosphere of those halcyon days at a circuit which became the fastest in the UK and which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. In this book experience the atmosphere of motor racing in the late 1960’s with reminiscences from Grahame White, the circuit’s first Clerk of the Course and now the CEO of the Historic Sports Car Club, drive the circuit with the experienced racing driver and motoring TV presenter Tiff Needell and learn how the circuit has developed and its plans for the future from the circuit’s own race driver and Managing Director Bill Coombs. Complete with race reports from the action of the early meetings this book is a must for every dedicated motor racing enthusiast.