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Book Reviews - The All-American Hero and Jaguar’s Racing E-types

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Magneto - Best of the Books, June 2020

'... it does what it says on the cover, with the usual Porter Press high production values and comprehensive text by Phillip Bingham.

'As expected the period photography is superb, but the quality of writing is impressive, too, making for an entertaining read rather than a dreary trudge through history.'

 

London Connected (web), May 2020

'The book is handsomely illustrated with period photographs from some of the world's most respected collections, as well as a gallery of studio photographs showing the car as it is today.'

 

Jaguar Journal, July 2020

'Whether you’re a historian, race car buff or just an all-round Jaguar fan, this book would be a nice early holiday present.'

 

Octane, August 2020

''It is nicely presented, superbly and logically designed, with no pointless aesthetic flourishes to confuse the reader, though more aged Octane staff would have prefered a half-point larger font. It looks great value for £60. 

'Similarly, author Phillip Bingham is something of an industry veteran and brings a deft touch to this sprawling topic, the book starting almost as a biography of Cunningham and finishing as a history of a single car.

'It's all here: the graduation to Lightweights, the people and tracks, what happened to the various Cunningham cars, the re-emergence of the Kjell Qvale Lightweight, and, probably most interesting of all, Cunningham's chassis 875027. This car upgraded by Alfred Momo, now owned by Chip Connor and beautifully photographed by Michael Furman, is credited with being the trailblazer for Jaguar's own Lightweights.'

 

Classic Car Weekly, June 2020

'It's surely the definitive work on the American who pioneered the E-type's use in motor sport. In many ways there are two books here - one on Cunningham and another on the E-type's motor sport career.'