The heady days of 60s & 70s British motor sport and one of its stars are recalled in a new book by a Welsh writer.
‘And you’ll love this one …!’ is the biography of international racing driver Terry Sanger and written by Swansea’s Ken Davies about his talented friend and inspirational privateer of the 1960s & 70s.
Although an extrovert, West Walian Terry never possessed an over-inflated ego even though he moved in business and motor sport circles which are notoriously egotistical.
Multifarious in many ways; a clever engineer who loved anything mechanical, a motorcyclist, international racing driver, entrepreneur, accomplished raconteur, as well as loyal friend and devoted family man.
In the course of writing this book, Ken met with many of the people who’d known Terry and these vivid recollections are included in the fully illustrated book, together with some enthralling and amusing stories, many of which prove that truth is often much stranger than fiction!
Terry first came to prominence on the national racing scene in the 1960s with a Ford Cortina V8 (above) shod with outrageously wide wheels and tyres with which he won the Redex Saloon Car Championship before progressing to the British Saloon Car Championship with a Ford Falcon and then a Chevrolet Camaro. He also competed in F5000 and European Touring Cars and did long distance races.
Terry was elected a Full Member of the British Racing Drivers’ Club in 1973, becoming a Life Member in 1994. He died on 14 August 2013, aged 79.
All profits from the book with go to Castle Combe Racing Trust, dedicated for medical and safety equipment at the popular Wiltshire circuit.