Autodrome - The Lost Race Circuits Of Europe



  • By S.S. Collins and Gavin D. Ireland
  • Published September 2005 (Available now!) UK
  • £34.99 UK
Bullet Points
  • A beautiful book
  • A nostalgic look at Europe's 'lost' motor racing venues in their heydays and ... and as they are today ...
  • Stunning original photography of every circuit by new name Gavin D. IrelandTrack diagrams show the evolution of the circuits
  • Many period photographs and period memorabilia illustrations such as programme covers/event posters
  • Haunting images capture the spirit of forgotten venues
  • Many of the ‘lost' circuits are under threat: the book includes details of campaigns to save them
Circuits Covered
  • AVUS
  • Brooklands
  • Crystal Palace
  • Keimola
  • Masarykring
  • Montlhéry
  • Monza
  • Nürburgring
  • Reims

Around Europe lie a number of long forgotten monuments, windswept and abandoned. Derelict buildings and crumbling tarmac are all that remain of once great motor racing circuits. From the speed bowls of Monza and Brooklands, to the parkland of Crystal Palace, all are photographed as they are today, but also pictured in their prime.

The Author

After dropping out of a degree in Automotive and Motorsport engineering, Londoner, S.S. Collins went on a mission to write a clear and easy-to-use guide to getting started in motorsport (How to Get started in Motorsport - Veloce). Currently Collins is working in the commercial section of ‘the voice of British Motorsport’ that is the weekly newspaper Motorsport News. Collins is also a regular on entry lists as he competes in sprints, hillclimbs, races, rallies and trials. Collins lives in Beckenham, Kent.

The Photographer

Scott Gavin D. Ireland has just arrived on the Motorsport scene and surprised many with his dynamic shots and will surprise many more when they realise that he was only just finishing off a degree at the time of writing - Gavin is sure to be a star name of the future. Gavin lives in Lancaster.


Cloth hardback. 250mm x 250mm. 176 artpaper pages. 160 pictures (100 colour).

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10 September 2005 Staff

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