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Rare 50th edition Autocourse up for auction.

The chance to own a little piece of motorsport history only comes along once in a while, but Formula One fans now have the opportunity to get their hands on a rare copy of the iconic Autocourse yearbook.

A limited leather-bound version of the 50th edition, covering the 2000 motorsport season, is currently up for auction on the internet site eBay, and represents a genuine chance to own a collectors' item.

The book is in mint condition - having never even been browsed, let alone read - and comes complete with the signature of editor, and legendary F1 journalist, Alan Henry. The leather-binding was a special touch to mark the tome's 50th birthday, and was produced in a limited run of 150. The copy on offer is number 101 of that run.

Autocourse is now in its 58th year, and remains the definitive account of each Formula One campaign, as well as covering other series, major and minor, worldwide. However, while each edition has become a genuine collectors' item in its own right, as the title boasts an unrivalled heritage recognised by the entire motorsport community, the 50th issue was rightly celebrated as a milestone.

The leather-bound collectors' edition being offered for sale on eBay can be viewed - and bid for - HERE.


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Gorgeous George - Unregistered

October 01, 2008 9:47 PM

Nice one Too Good, It's also good to see other Autocourse collectors xchanging views and comments. Yes it's true Autocourse is the book of choice for most if not all F1 teams and drivers for that matter, the reason for varying covers is due to different team and sponsors for that matter wanting different covers. I know of a couple of collectors who specialise entirely in bespoke covers which are worth even more than the public covers. I always used to love as a kid looking at the cover that Autocourse use to publicise the book during the season, only to find that they use an entirely different picture for the final cover, it always blew me away, still does!

GPD - Unregistered

October 02, 2008 3:43 PM

To Fast Eddie. No Eddie I did not work for Hazleton but have just built up a vast amount of info on Autocourse but not Motocourse or Rallycourse. Its rather a long story as to the owners,publishers,editors etc and to long to answer here but Hazleton (Richard Poulter) purchased the Autocourse title from Haymarket Press Ltd who had been the owners since 1964. The original founders and publishers were Rowse & Muir.



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