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This latest stunning book from award winning publisher Coterie Press, Ian Walker, The Man and His Cars, explores the life and times of Ian Walker. “Walker The Talker” as he was frequently referred to, was an astute businessman whose life offered many challenges. Ian Walker and Ian Walker Racing were prominent names in motor racing in the 1960’s alongside that of Colin Chapman and Lotus, with whom he enjoyed a great friendship. Ian Walker embraced almost all forms of post-war motorsport, from rallying to racing, from driver to team manager, from car manufacturer to car dealer, all achieved in just ten years.  

His exceptionally high standards of preparation and presentation saw Ian Walker Racing universally recognised as the Lotus ‘B team’. Consequently he would provide drives for three future world champions, Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Sir Jackie Stewart, along with a host of other talented drivers including Mike Spence and Paul Hawkins.  

This exhaustive book looks chronologically at the life of Ian Walker, the cars he built and raced, and the people that were part of his great adventure during the heady period of the 60’s, a time that began the transformation of motor racing into the business it has since become. Each and every copy of IAN WALKER, THE MAN AND HIS CARS is supplied in a deluxe cloth covered slipcase. This Limited Edition (there have only been 1500 copies printed) 208-page book contains 400 images, many from the Walker family archive. Order yours today, before it is sold out!  

Julian Balme is an independent author who regularly writes for leading UK motoring magazines Classic & Sports Car and Octane as well as Vintage Motorsport in the USA. Julian has an art and design background, and his many credits include both book and record sleeve design. He was introduced to the Walker family at an early age and a passion for Lotus and motor racing naturally followed.

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  • ISBN978-1-902351-47-6
  • Size12x12in (297x297mm)
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What the Press say

This history of what  was a relatively shortlived race team looks fantastic, with a wealth  of evocative  images and ephemera.  Yet it’s the words that matter,  and the author  recounts in detail how Colin Chapman’s great mate found fame as both a driver and a team owner,  and how his IWR squad set the bar for presentation and preparation.  As good to read as it is to look at.

Octane – November 2012

This sumptuous tome with it’s Sixties-style slipcase details the life and work of privateer  rallyist, racer  and car dealer Ian Walker in great depth.  It’s both an exhaustive  chronicle and a beautiful object.

Classic Cars – November 2012


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