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Touch wood : the autobiography of the 1953 Le Mans winner

Author: Duncan Hamilton; Lionel Scott; Doug Nye
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New edition.View all editions and formats
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Duncan Hamilton won the classic Le Mans 24-Hour race in 1953 in his C-type Jaguar, with co-driver Tony Rolt. In 1954 the same pair finished second, losing to a much larger-ended V12 Ferrari - and by the narrowest margin in years. In all, Duncan Hamilton competed in nine of those great Le Mans endurance classics. Having cut his teeth in such pre-war cars as the R-Type MG and the Bugatti Type 35B, Duncan graduated to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Duncan Hamilton; Duncan Hamilton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Hamilton; Lionel Scott; Doug Nye
ISBN: 9781782197737 1782197737
OCLC Number: 882926293
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Duncan Hamilton with Lionel Scott.

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Duncan Hamilton won the classic Le Mans 24-Hour race in 1953 in his C-type Jaguar, with co-driver Tony Rolt. In 1954 the same pair finished second, losing to a much larger-ended V12 Ferrari - and by the narrowest margin in years. In all, Duncan Hamilton competed in nine of those great Le Mans endurance classics. Having cut his teeth in such pre-war cars as the R-Type MG and the Bugatti Type 35B, Duncan graduated to one of the immortal Lago-Talbot Grand Prix cars - which he subsequently mislaid in a French coal-hole. After a hugely eventful racing career - only Duncan could get himself fired by Jaguar for winning the Rheims 12-Hour race in 1956 - he eventually hung up his racing helmet in 1958. This is his story.

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