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MUD OR DUST

Mud or Dust is a nostalgic rewind in black and white of Rallycross through the formative 1967-71 British years.

Author Jeremy Walton initially drove in 1967 Autocross and subsequent pioneering Rallycross events at the North Yorkshire Croft track. Jeremy switched roles to become a reporter for Motoring News, covering the growth of Rallycross from an exploratory televised motor sport into professional Championship weekends.

Through the muddy worst of winter and uncharacteristic dusty days, Rallycross boomed at Cadwell Park (Lincolnshire) for commercial TV’s World of Sport cameras.

An even bigger draw became Lydden Hill (Kent), where the legendary Murray Walker and BBC coverage stimulated such public interest that up to 8 million viewers were claimed.

While Walton scribbled, Peter Osborne and Mike Black photographed the unfolding high octane action.

Presumed lost for many years, the 300+ black and white negatives they captured were recently rediscovered lurking in a dusty garage.

Although having suffered some damage, Osborne has restored many of these historic images and they form the basis of this book, along with samples of Walton's contemporary Motoring News reports.

Walton has also written 7000 words to accompany the 123 original photographs that bring to life the beginnings of this exciting, if somewhat mucky, branch of motorsport.

 

£9.99

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MUD OR DUST

Authors:

Jeremy Walton & Peter Osborne

 

Paperback, 92 pages

 

 

 



£15.99

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SIGNED COPIES

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