A crunch of gravel on the forecourt outside, a ring at the doorbell – Christmas week, it’s yet another courier delivering something. Ooh goody, this looks like another book within its corrugated cardboard sleeve. I was so thick as a kid that I didn’t even begin to start reading until I was gone eight, almost nine. My dear old mum sat with me for hour after hour, reading to me and encouraging me to read back to her… but it just didn’t click.
Doug Nye: 130 glorious years of fun and fast books
Doug Nye began writing about racing cars at ‘Motor Racing’ magazine in 1963-64. Today he is a multiple award-winning motor sports journalist and author of over 50 years’ experience, with some 70 books to his name. He is Goodwood Motorsport’s founding Historian and consultant and fulfils similar roles for Bonhams Auctioneers and the Collier Collection/Revs Institute in Naples, FL, USA. He is a member of the National Motor Museum Advisory Council at Beaulieu, Hants, and is a regular columnist for ‘Motor Sport’ magazine, while contributing to many other specialist periodicals worldwide.