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Library Muse

I am writing this on the way back to Chicago returning with the CMGC group from the Detroit Auto Show. My favorites at the show were the new Corvette ZR1, the Mustang Bullett, and the water curtain show at the Jeep exhibit. Too much food and drink, with great company over the weekend, plus traveling on Amtrak is always an adventure. Thank you Ann and Jake. For the February we have two additions to the library, Bob Bondurant on High Performance Driving, and Ken Purdy’s Book of Automobiles, the later donated by Jack Feldman.

Ken Purdy’s Book of Automobiles
By Ken Purdy (surprised?)

1972, hardbound, 361 pages, b&w photos

Perhaps you may recall Ken Purdy’s articles from Playboy and other magazines during the 60s. This book is a compilation of 40+ of these stories. Their age will make them contemporary with most of our MGs, if not the owners. I have not yet had a chance to read this book, but am looking forward to it. Topics include Pat Moss, the Chevrolet Brothers, the Targa Floria, and the Jaguar Story. Stories of our youth, written in the not too distant past.

Bob Bondurant on High
Performance Driving

By Bob Bondurant
1998, 4th edition, softbound, 140 pages, b&w photos

From racing Morgan's to Cobras to F1 cars, Bondurant has had an outstanding driving career. And since 1968 having run what is perhaps the acme of race driving schools, his name is legendary in the automotive world. Who better to write a book on the techniques of high performance driving? Even if you never plan to race on the track, knowing the “tricks of the trade” will heighten your enjoyment of the sport and perhaps hone your abilities driving your street car. The book will dovetail nicely with last month’s selection on solo racing.

Wilbur Mennell

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