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A toilet roll helped demonstrate the distance between the planets, played by the children (Tim Morris).


fit in between the Earth and the Moon. Jon gave away the planets at the end of his show and I hear


BOOK REVIEW


Alfa Romeo Monza by Mick Walsh, published by Porter Press International, ISBN 978-1-907085-44-4 £60


a car that has had continuous, sometimes extremely active, use for over 80 years you start to understand how this can be a large format, hardback with well over 300 pages. I remember seeing the car it features at Vintage Sports-Car Club race meetings in the 1980s, but that was long after its first competitive forays. This book is one of a series that concentrate on


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individual examples of important cars from the past, here it is Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, chassis number 2211130. As well as the full history of this particular car, which was the first of its type to appear at Brooklands, and the one to feature most at the Track, it covers the background to the model’s development and the exploits of its siblings. Amongst these lavishly produced pages are


numerous very well reproduced photos of the car at Brooklands, in the hands of Brian Lewis, John Cobb, Luis Fontes, Anthony Powys-Lybbe, Fay Taylour and others. As well as covering these events in detail, the book goes on to tell the full story of the car's life at other venues and its adventures since the Track closed. With the likes of VSCC hero Patrick Lindsay involved these


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chapters are just as entertaining. £60 is not cheap but this is a beautifully


produced and thoroughly researched book, and as is the modern way, the ‘recommended price' has no doubt been set to accommodate discount- ing from on-line retailers and other book dealers. Even at its full price, it’s good value.


Chris Bass


ou might think a book about just one car would be be hard to fill, but when it covers


Jon was happy to pose for pictures afterwards – here with Tim Morris, his son-in-law and grandson, Mike and Oscar Noto (Tim Morris).


that at least one, the grapefruit, appeared at a school ‘show and tell’ the next day, I’d say job well done Jon!


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