Denis Jenkinson – The Racing Driver

Hardcover Green   Good+ Condition 207 Pages B/W/ illustrations and Drawing. B. T. Batsford Second Impression 1959 Spine has slight tear, see photos. Binding tight and pages unmarked Original price “90” pence in pencil on inside front cover.

When The Racing Driver was first published in the U.S. in 1959, Road & Track magazine called it an “excellent book . . . the best ever written on contemporary drivers and their racing styles and habits.” Years later, Denis Jenkinson’s book has become a classic, highly valued for its historical perspective and views into the personalities of drivers who today seem larger than life.

Denis Jenkinson was a highly respected journalist in the world of motor racing in the 1950s and 1960s. He is perhaps best known for his work as a journalist and racing correspondent for the British magazine, Motor Sport.

Jenkinson was particularly revered for his insightful and detailed coverage of the sport, as well as his technical knowledge and ability to convey the intricacies of racing to his readers. He was known for his ability to communicate the excitement and drama of the races through his writing, which was both informative and engaging.

One of Jenkinson’s most famous contributions to motor racing journalism was his role as a navigator for Stirling Moss during the 1955 Mille Miglia race in Italy. Jenkinson’s detailed route notes and navigational skills helped Moss to achieve a historic victory in the race, and his account of the experience in Motor Sport remains one of the most celebrated pieces of motor racing writing of all time.

Overall, Jenkinson’s expertise and passion for the sport, combined with his exceptional writing ability, earned him a reputation as one of the most influential and respected figures in the motor racing world of the 1950s and 1960s.


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