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2 edition of Alf Francis found in the catalog.

Alf Francis

Alf Francis

Alf Francis

Racing Mechanic 1948-1958

by Alf Francis

  • 205 Want to read
  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Haynes Pubns .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Car racing,
  • c 1945 to c 1960,
  • Consumer Behavior - Consumer Guides,
  • Automobile Racing,
  • Automotive,
  • Reference

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages360
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11610614M
    ISBN 100854299378
    ISBN 109780854299379

      "Alf Francis - Racing Mechanic". I have a my own copy of the 'Motoring Book Club' edition, but found a hard copy of the original in one of the local charity shops yesterday. No dust jacket, a little faded, but otherwise OK.   Alf Francis’s book details this and its repeat building a new team of single seaters for as you mention. Francis claims that he left at the end of to join Peter Whitehead because he couldn’t face a third Winter of building new cars rather than developing the fleet.

    Alfred "Alf" John Francis (birth unknown – death unknown) was a Welsh professional rugby league footballer who played in the s and s. He played at representative level for Great Britain (non-Test matches) and Wales, and at club level for Treherbert RLFC and Hull F.C. (Heritage No.), as a wing, i.e. number 2 or on: Wing.   Page 1 of 2 - Desert Island Books - posted in The Nostalgia Forum: As an avid collector of motor racing books, I would like to start a new thread - Desert Island Books. Only recently introduced to Atlas F1, I hope long term TNFers will forgive me if this has been done before. Using BBC Radio 4s format for Desert Island Discs, (but sadly the fragrant Sue Lawley is not present to massage your.

    Following the footsteps of Alf Francis in the fifties and Steve Matchett in the nineties, the former McLaren mechanic gives a rare and frank account of this little-seen world. As was the case with Matchett’s first book on the F1 season, Priestly offers a first-hand account of . Alf Francis: Racing Mechanic by Francis, Alf as told to Peter Lewis and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at


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This book includes Francis' racing with Stirling Moss, Alf Francis' story - as told by journalist Peter Lewis - contains abrasive opinion, technical specifications and surprises for those who view motor racing in the late s and early s with rose-tinted spectacles/5. A first class book for anyone interested in motor racing during the imediate post war period.

A story of small underfunded british teams pitting their technical wits against the large well organised German Alf Francis book Italian teams. Alf Francis book told by a Polish mechanic who understandably was not the biggest fan of the Germans.

2 people found this helpful5/5(6). Alf Francis: Racing Mechanic- His own Story Hardcover – January 1, by Peter Lewis (Author), Stirling Moss (Foreword)Author: Peter Lewis. Francis would also be involved in the ATS GT, but Alf Francis–Racing Mechan ic, would be, unfortunately, the only book by that unique and colorful.

Alf Francis is the author of Alf Francis, Racing Mechanic, ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 2 reviews, published )/5. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments.

by Arabian Nights]. Burton, Richard Francis. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Author: Peter Lewis, Hardbound, Pages, ASIN:BVY7SO First Edition, ** Very rare book in good condition** There are few jobs more exacting than that of a racing mechanic.

Hard slogging work to build the car, months of planning, designing and alteration is followed by hectic last minute preparation. **Second-Hand book in good condition**Price: $ Alf Francis (born Alfons Kowaleski or Alphons Kowalewski on 18 June in Danzig in West Prussia, currently Poland, died on 28 June in Oklahoma City, United States) was a motor racing mechanic and racing car constructor.

Francis was born in Danzig but left during World War II, first for Portugal, then by sea to Liverpool in the UK, where he joined the Polish 1st Armoured Division.

This is the first English language edition of the produced Italian book. It depicts the memories of Gioachino Colombo, whose long and successful. £ It is with regret that we have to record that Alf Francis died last month after a short illness.

Alf appeared on the racing scene immediately after the war as mechanic to the rising star Stirling Moss and he looked after the HWM team in the days when John Heath and George Abecassis were forging a lonely path into European motor racing with their British team. Happy Birthday Noah.

14th OctNoah Benjamin, 8lb oz, Born am, (10 days overdue) The cutest chubby chops in the World. Motor racing books, in fact automotive books in general, are not usually referred to as a “good read”, much less a page turner. This one is.

The combination of the outspoken and often stubborn Francis and the efforts of Peter Lewis, who at the time was the Motor Racing Correspondent of “The Observer”, creates a vivid, hilarious, and evocative look at racing on the continent in the early s. Synopsis This is the story of Alf Francis' life as a motor racing mechanic in the years following World War II.

Alf Francis' story - as told by journalist Peter Lewis - contains abrasive opinion, technical specifications and surprises for those who view motor racing in the late s and early s with rose-tinted spectacles.5/5(5).

This book tells the story of Lionel Martin, one half of Aston Martin, and the cars that were so much a reflection of his own personality.

It tells of. £   Although Alf Francis' book Racing Mechanic is generally considered to be one of the classics of Motor Racing literature, the Polish born spannerman himself is a figure of some controversy. To many he is one of the great characters of post-war racing, an intuitive engineer and someone whose hard work and determination kept the Rob Walker team on the road.

Francis, Alf. and Lewis, Peter. Alf Francis, racing mechanic: his own story / as told to and written by Peter Lewis ; foreword by Stirling Moss Foulis London Australian/Harvard Citation. Francis, Alf. & Lewis, Peter. Alf Francis, racing mechanic: his own story / as told to and written by Peter Lewis ; foreword by Stirling Moss.

Sorry to go off topic, but after re-reading the Alf Francis book 'Racing Mechanic' I moved further along the shelf and had another read of Lurani's 'Racing Around The World' and Piero Taruffi's 'Works Driver' both untouched for fifty years or so and cracking good reads.

My old dad chose my boyhood presents well. Alf Francis came over immediately with a welding torch and repaired the frame crack there on the grid – with the Lotus full of fuel – just before the start.

For the race, Richie Ginther led at the drop of the flag but after 14 laps Moss and Jo Bonnier in a Porsche slipped past him. ALF FRANCIS RACING MECHANIC by Peter Lewis and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Alf Da Frè realizza mobili per soggiorno: tavoli e sedie, credenze, madie e divani.

La qualità nell'arredamento per la casa è presente anche negli armadi e nelle madie. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.Alf Francis - Racing Mechanic by Peter Lewis foreword by Stirling Moss and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In his book, actually told to or recorded by Peter Lewis, to whom Francis pays great tribute, Alf tells all, and there is absolutely no indication that he hasn’t written every word himself.

This is a book which reads as Alf thinks and speaks and it is the most enthralling book of its kind, quite impossible to lay aside until every word has.