Jackie Stewart's new book COLLAGE: a 'Grand Prix Album'
29 Mar 2010
For George Harrison he was ‘The Master of Going Faster’ and only last
year GQ placed him on their magazine cover as ‘The Greatest Racing
Driver Who Ever Lived’. Sir Jackie Stewart is also a passionate
collector of Genesis books and it was this that led him to propose a
limited edition facsimile of the 17 Grand Prix albums that take pride
of place in his home.
The ‘extra-large format’ volumes contain cuttings, driver passes,
historical memorabilia, unseen photographs, and notes from legendary
friends such as Steve McQueen and iconic racing drivers such as
Graham Hill and Juan Manuel Fangio.
Genesis now presents these ’collages’ in facsimile, added to which
Jackie has provided personal anecdotes and inside stories. The result
is a high-octane ride through the halcyon era of motor racing that was
both thrilling – and also perilously dangerous.
While savouring all the extreme highs that Formula One had to offer,
Jackie also experienced the profound loss of many fellow drivers. The
triumphs and tragedies of that ‘rocket ship’ decade are now chronicled
in the most dramatic fashion, retelling an exceptional time in Formula
One racing, 1964–‘73.
Including only 99 Deluxe copies, fully-bound in fine-grain black
leather, this new signed limited edition is now available to pre-order
and early reservations are recommended. Finished copies will be
shipping as of May 1st.