The Longest Drive of All. Paddy Hopkirk’s Story of the London-Sydney Motor Rally - SIGNED by the Author
First edition. Quarto, pp 47. Laminated illustrated hard boards without dust jacket as issued. Endpaper drawings of the exterior and interior of Hopkirk’s car, the book is illustrated throughout with colour and b/w photographs and with route maps. SIGNED and inscribed: “ To Teresa, Kim & Jonathan Becker with best wishes | Paddy Hopkirk 27/10/69”. Hopkirk came second in the race in a British Leyland Austin 1800 with his co-drivers Tony Nash and Alec Poole.
The book has a small child-like drawing of a car at the bottom of the rear paste-down and a previous owner’s name and date inscription to the ffep, and the front board is a little bowed, but overall the book is in VG condition. A scarce book to find signed.