Author Name "Dymock, Eric"
Title Ecurie Ecosse David Murray and the Legendary Scottish Motor Racing Team
Number of photos 500 illustrations
Book Condition New
Number of pages 272 pages
Dimensions 9.25'' x 12''
Publisher PJ Publishing Ltd 2007
ISBN Number 955010225
Availability In Stock
Seller ID 37183
"ECURIE ECOSSE is a name that resonates through motor racing history, and over 50 years since its humble initial sortie on a half-forgotten, draughty Scottish airfield circuit, it is recognised worldwide as one of the most successful private sports car racing teams ever.
Its origins lie in the enthusiasm of a Scotsman called David Murray, a keen and moderately gifted amateur driver who, in the early 1950s, had a dream of creating a Scottish motor racing team. Formula One was his ultimate objective but as a start, in 1952 a team was organised around keen customers of Merchiston Motors, the Edinburgh business run by Murray and his partner, former Brooklands MG tuner W.E. ‘Wilkie' Wilkinson.
This deeply-researched book explores Wilkie's pre-war background with the Bellevue Garage and Brooklands, and Murray's early single-seater career with Reg Parnell, before going on to explain how the team came into being."