Private Entrant, Racing with Rob Walker - With a lengthy inscription from Eric Thompson (1965)
London: Cassell & Co
VG / Good+
First edition. Octavo, pp xii, 194. Blue cloth covered hard boards with blue endpapers and in the original dust jacket which has been price clipped. Liberally illustrated with photographs. Rob Walker, heir to the Johnny Walker whisky forture, ran the most successful privateer team in the 1950’s and 1960’s with noted drivers including Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham, Graham Hill and Jo Sieffert. The author, Cooper-Evans worked for Walker Racing Team for two years and so brings an insider’s knowledge to this biography. The book has a long inscription below the preface, by Eric Thompson, who drove for Rob Walker for three years from 1951, in which he remembers his years driving for the team. Thompson says of Walker : “Although outwardly the perfect gentleman, Rob loved parties & went wild”.
VG book which has some bubbling of the cloth to the lower rear board from damp in a Good+ jacket which has damp staining to lower half of rear panel and is rubbed to extremities.