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Formula 1 in the deadly years

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Formula 1 in the deadly years

Postby melville on Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:18 am

Hi everyone! My name is Richard Melville. I am a former racing driver. I drove GT cars in Europe in early sixties, Formula Supervees and Atlantic in the States and Canada, and finally in New Zealand in the mid-seventies.

I have often tried to find a good novel about motor-racing from the driver's point of view, without much luck, so I decided to write one. The novel is about Formula 1 motor-racing driver in the deadly years of the 1970s. I was driving Supervees and Formula Atlantic at that time, and have a good understanding of racing cars and what makes them tick. Here is the link to my website where you may find out more about the book and me: http://MelvilleAuthor.com.
Alternatively you may read the excerpt of the book http://bit.ly/1w2H5n4

Thanks and look forward to conversing with you all.
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Postby Lawrence on Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:52 am

Thanks, will look into it. If you there at the time, why not write a bio or autobio instead of a novel? What is in the novel that is not in real life?
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Re: Formula 1 in the deadly years

Postby melville on Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:10 am

Lawrence wrote:Thanks, will look into it. If you there at the time, why not write a bio or autobio instead of a novel? What is in the novel that is not in real life?

Basically, I didn't drive Formula 1 and the bio wouldn't be exciting enough. Yet, most of the rest of it is from my own life experience.
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Postby Lawrence on Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:59 am

Will have to check it out, thanks.
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Postby melville on Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:29 am

Lawrence wrote:Will have to check it out, thanks.

Lawrence, how did you make out with the book?
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Postby Lawrence on Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:39 am

melville wrote:Lawrence, how did you make out with the book?


Sorry, but haven't had a chance to check it out yet. I am also working on a few books, so not doing much reading for pleasure at the moment.
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