The Paddy Hopkirk Story
A dash of the Irish.
By: Bill Price with Paddy Hopkirk Foreword: Sir Jackie Stewart, Haynes, hardback, 270 x 210mm, 176 pages, 210 black & white and 40 colour illustrations.
Paddy Hopkirk, winner of the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally, is one of Britain's best-known rally drivers and made the motorsport big time in Mini Coopers. A disarmingly modest man, Paddy originally approached BMC with the plea, 'I do want to drive cars which are capable of winning rallies outright, even if I'm not'. From winning at a 1955 St Patrick's Day Trial in a VW Beetle to the 1990 Pirelli Classic Marathon, won in a Mini Cooper S, his glittering career is described in all its glory, with lots of tales of amusing escapades along the way.
'A great book to sit down and read from cover to cover'.
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CAR Nov 05.