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Ian Walker: The Man and His Cars - Publishers Edition REDUCED PRICE


For the true collector of rare and fine automotive books, Coterie Press have produced 100 leather bound copies of 'The Man and His Cars' that have been signed and numbered by the author Julian Balme, as well as by Ian's chief mechanics, John Pledger and Ernie Unger. The leather cover of each book is de-bossed with the IWR logo, and each of these very special 'Publishers Edition' books is presented in a deluxe, cloth covered (yellow) 'clamshell' slipcase which has the IWR logo gold-foil stamped on the front. As with several other Coterie 'Publishers Editions' Ian Walker The Man and his Cars is sure to become a highly prized, and valuable collectors item.

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. This 208-page book contains over 400 images, many from the Walker family archive. “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.

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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Ian Walker Publisher's Edition Book Jacket
  • ISBN978-1-902351-48-3
  • Size12x12in (297x297mm)
  • US Price 195.00 - SEE MAIN TEXT
  • UK Price 195.00 - SEE MAIN TEXT
  • EU Price 195.00 - SEE MAIN TEXT
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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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