Saturday, December 6, 2008

Matchett’s Lord ‘O Mechanics

As you may know, I’m quite fond of Professor Steve Matchett, whose part of the SPEED TV Formula 1’s Four Musketeers’ broadcasting crew... But did you know that Steve has also penned three racing books, prior to his career taking off at SPEED?

And shame on me, but I’ve only managed to read the first part of his trilogy; Life in the Pit Lane: Mechanic's Story of the Benetton Grand Prix Year, which I obtained in hardback many moons ago from an out of print re-seller. I’ve since picked up the second & third volumes; The Mechanic's Tale : Life in the Pit-Lanes of Formula One and The Chariot Makers in paperback, where they’re both parked in the garage awaiting my perusal. But I urge you to check ‘em out...