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2019-12-19 07:30

Robin Classen

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While everyone is out and embracing the festivities of Christmas, others prefer to snuggle up with a good book.

There are a wide variety of titles out there but those of a motoring nature are the ones of particular interest here.

Nothing like a good book

Some biscotti or Ouma's rusks and a hot cup of coffee, or a good glass of wine, sets the idyllic setting for which to enjoy some scripted pleasure and switch off from the world for a while.

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Here are a few titles you can snap up just in time for Christmas:

1. Ford Versus Ferrari: The Battle for Supremacy at Le Mans 1966

Ford vs Ferrari book

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Take a trip back to 1966 and relive the moment when Ford finally toppled Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. In keeping with the tradition of the Ford vs Ferrari movie recently released, this provides even more insight as to how the feat was achieved.

You can pick up this title for R569 on Takealot.

2. My Greatest Defeat: Stories of Hardship and Hope from Motor Racing's Finest Heroes

My greatest defeat book

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This book is a collection of the honest and revealing insights into 20 of the greatest racing drivers including legends like the late Niki Lauda and Sir Jackie Stewart.

You can pick it up for R589 on Takealot.

3. What Doesn't Kill You...

Johnny herbert book

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Follow the emotional journey of race car driver Johnny Herbert from the high of becoming the only British driver to win the 24 hours of Le Mans to the crash that nearly ended his career.

You can pick it up for R219 on Takealot.

4. Total Competition

Total competition book

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Ross Brawn and Adam Parr explains what it takes to get to the top of Formula 1. The pair's journey is well-documented and shows that it wasn't all rosebuds and petals, having to constantly improve themselves.

You can pick it up for R185 on Takealot.

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