Mike Hawthorn Golden Boy

Mike Hawthorn
Golden Boy

By Tony Bailey and Paul Skilleter

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Only a few Copies left in the US

This book primarily concentrates on Mike’s personal life together with full details of his racing career, the latter introduced by respected journalist Doug Nye. We have much input from many who actually knew him in daily life and have come forward with their stories. It also includes some relevant articles that have been previously published only in specialist magazines. As well as a standard edition, there will be a signed leather bound Limited Edition presented in a slip case.
Mike’s motor racing career is covered with many photographs, and the book singles out for close examination his special relationship with Jaguar – the cars and the company. This includes a detailed examination of Mike’s role in the 1955 Le Mans disaster, for which many believe he was unfairly blamed, and the circumstances surrounding his death in VDU 881, the 3.4L saloon he fatally crashed on the Guildford by-pass on 22 January 1959.
New information has emerged about many events, especially the day of his death including eye-witness accounts from the Hawthorn’s cottage ‘daily’ and an on-the-spot TT Garage employee. These start early on the morning of his fatal crash, detailing events inside his home up Folly Hill through to when he left the garage for the Guildford bypass and on to what happened at the TT after the crash – these accounts have never been published before.

We have also had access to many personal handwritten letters from Mike to his family while he was away – even to telegrams advising of Leslie’s crash and subsequent death. These are all reproduced and transcribed in the book.

Hard-bound with jacket, large format (9 x 12 approx.), and 447 pages and printed on semi-gloss art paper with jacket with over 1000 photographs and illustrations.

Standard Edition (Only 2 Standard Editions left in the US)

US Orders, Standard Edition $100, including 4-Day USPS Ground shipping.

Non-US Orders, Standard Edition $150, including $50 international postage


Mike Hawthorn

Note: This book will not be available on the internet via Amazon or any of the major retailers. Only by selling direct can this initial low price be achieved.

US Distributor:

Golden Cat Publishing
Attn: Steve Kennedy
8137 Zang Street
Arvada, Colorado 80005

Email: skennedy@ecentral.com
Steve Kennedy  303-489-3955
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