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  1. 375+

    375+ Karting

    Dec 28, 2005
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    "He who hesitates is lost". I would like to find a few copies of the tribute to Bob Wallace, The Man Who Married Sportscars. I've contacted Jasper but there are no remaining copies. If anyone has some or can direct me to a source I will be most appreciative. Thanks to all.
     
  2. 2NA

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    Waiting for mine. Should have been here weeks ago. :(
     
  3. Jasperlambo

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    #3 Jasperlambo, Jul 9, 2015
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    Sorry to hear that, why didn't you contact me after the first time? I asked you for a some patience, but that has passed by far.

    I will start an investigation with PostNL !

    For some reason a few books (2 so far) sent to the USA did not reach their recipient.
    However, they were sent registered so they should be able to be tracked down once authorities (in this case likely the US Mail, since tracking show they left The Netherlands) are 'forced' to look for them :)
     
  4. vaholtorf

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    I got mine and it is great! Thanks
     
  5. BlueBiturbo

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    I already receive mine too.
    Thanks Jasper.
     
  6. Andrew R.

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    Got mine, thank you!
     
  7. vyprgt2

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    anyone able to post a picture of the book?
     
  8. em42

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    I'll do that tonight.
     
  9. mcg

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    #9 mcg, Jul 10, 2015
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  10. em42

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    You were faster than me!
     
  11. Chaos

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    why was it printed in such limited numbers ?
     
  12. 375+

    375+ Karting

    Dec 28, 2005
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    Jasper,

    Is it possible to do another run of the books? I will take 20 copies. Thanks.

    BP
     
  13. hyenahf

    hyenahf Formula Junior

    May 25, 2004
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    i will take one also...

    regards

    hf
     
  14. Chaos

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  15. Jasperlambo

    Jasperlambo Formula Junior

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    Both books that were 'lost' during transit have finally been delivered by the USPS.

    One of the recipients, that did not complain here, has told me so himself, upon arrival.
    Of the other, I had to learn through PostNL today, 4 days later.

    Anyway, this means 100% of the books shipped has reached their owners !
     
  16. jollygood

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    Email sent.
     
  17. rhyno

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    Jasper, I would buy a copy if you make more!!!
     
  18. cnpapa24

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  19. Jasperlambo

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    sorry, the book is sold out. Only 300 copies were printed and sold pretty fast.
    Afaik there are no plans for a reprint.
     
  20. Olivier NAMECHE

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    BE HAPPY

    A new set is scheduled before the end of the year.

    I'm in partnership with Cristina, it will be a special print, different from the 1st edition.

    I will provide more informations when it will be ready
     
  21. Ellagirl

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    Thanks, missed the first batch,
     
  22. mcg

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    #22 mcg, Sep 12, 2015
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    Olivier,

    If Cristina is open to clarifications for the next edition I have information about the photo on page 100. The picture was taken by Steve Rosa. Dick Lipson owned and drove that car. I'm at the back pushing.

    Andy
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  23. hyenahf

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    Riddell's comments are spot on.

    i first meet bob when i dropped by his shop while i was at phoenix for the US GP. When speaking to him, i got the feeling he grew tired of guys with deep pockets dropping by wanting this and that on done with theirs cars not know much technically, he rather not waste words conversing with them. Bob is have an reputation of being cold and quite, but once he figures you out the crustiness wore off and would speak with in depth openly and honestly.

    We later spoke over the phone a few times years later shortly before he passed away. i ran by the idea that i wanted to do urraco rallye replica. he pretty much said it wasnt a wise venture if you want to be competitive given the durability of the drivetrain and the difficulty of ridding weight with that platform. I relished our conversations and how he took the time to go into detail of the car attributes and faults. if anyone would know it would be him! in fact he suggested instead to build track car out of a 308 very much like car in the photo above which he prepared. I he said the drivetrain was pretty much bullet proof. I recall this car was pretty successful and well known in the region's races.
     
  24. Olivier NAMECHE

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    #24 Olivier NAMECHE, Oct 15, 2016
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    BOB WALLACE, the man who married sportscars

    - deluxe limited edition – only 350x books all numbered – written in english

    One of our heroes, Automobili Lamborghini's first ever test driver : BOB WALLACE.

    This new book is a “special Xmas” gift for all true Automobile passionate & enthusiast.

    180 pages, 400 images & 2,6 kg of weight, in addition you will discover the exact duplication of WALLACE’s racing gloves, a real collector feature.

    The author is Cristina Guizzardi, who is in charge of the factory visits at Lamborghini SpA.

    “Takarabune sarl” in Luxembourg has organized this ultimate print, and was very sensible to the quality result.

    350 units mean it will become very quickly a Collector book due to its rarity !

    Already sold 52x units...

    There won't be enough for all of you, hurry up !!!

    Info & order => info@takarabune.lu
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  25. joe sackey

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    #25 joe sackey, Oct 15, 2016
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    Very nice packaging, a nice tribute to the man.

    However, I wonder why the publisher altered the original iconic image for the book's cover?

    Here below is that original image, taken by Franco Zagari, whose archives went to the Matt & Di Spitzley in the UK.
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