As well as John Aston's book "Driven", Veloce have recently published my late uncle Tony Ambrose's autobiography - "Ever the Bridesmaid". I have self-financed the publication of 500 copies as it was considered to be too dated and too niche for inclusion in their catalogue (fair comment).
My uncle was a co-driver in the BMC works rally team in the 1960's. He came to their notice after co-driving Lyndon Sims to victory in the 1956 RAC Rally in an Aston Martin DB2 !
He won the last ever Spa-Sofia-Liege rally in 1964 in an Austin Healey 3000 - about 200 bhp, rear wheel drive and minimal ground clearance - does that strike a chord? The Liege was a very thinly disguised road race down to Belgrade, with a one hour "rest" halt for a sh*t, shave, shower and snooze, before turning road and heading back home to finish after 4 days of almost non-stop fast motoring. This was probably the best win of his career, co-driving for Rauno Aaltonen.
They went on to win the 1965 European Rally Championship and the RAC Rally in a Mini Cooper 1275s (the only time a Mini won the RAC) and then finished 2nd on the 66 Monte before disqualification.
Retiring from the co-driver's seat, he went on to be part of the organising team of the 1968 London-Sydney Marathon, the 1970 World Cup Rally and the '72 London-Sydney.
The book has its own Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/ambroseautobiography and can be purchased via PayPal. Price including 1st class mail is £17.50 or £18.50 for Tracked / Signed For.
A book review may appear in Low Flying in October / November? just in time to buy for Christmas!
One copy has been signed by Sir Jackie Stewart and Paddy Hopkirk (President of the BRDC) and will be used in some fundraising capacity in the near future for Race Against Dementia.
If I sell enough (standard) copies of the book, profits will be split between RaD and Parkinsons UK in memory of my late father. Please excuse the blatant advertising, but it's all in a good cause (or causes)!