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Alan Cox - An E.R.A. Album 1973-2010 - privately published by the author / photographer.

Photos of the cars and personalities with captions of chassis numbers, drivers, dates, places. Important coverage of the period after the definitive Weguelin book.

"A hardback book of photographs of E.R.A.s taken in action at VSCC meetings and historic festivals at home and abroad over the period 1973-2010. The book is of A4 size with glossy covers and runs to 74 pages containing over 350 colour and black and white photographs with captions, and features every E.R.A. at some stage of its historic racing career.
Some of the events included are Klausen 1998, Historic Monaco 1997, 2000, 2002 and 2010, Spa 1992, Imola 2000 as well as events at home such as the Bourne Motoring Heritage Day 1999, Shelsley Walsh, Prescott, Silverstone, Oulton Park and Mallory Park."

 

 

Tim May - ERA Man - Historic racing with W.R.G. (Bill) Morris - Morris Publications, 2011 ISBN - 0-9544340-0-5
(For details of availability, contact David Kergon .)

"In the early 1960s, a very young Bill Morris and his friend David Kergon repatriated a 1936 ERA from Southern Rhodesia. This book, written by Tim May, in close collaboration with Bill, tells us what happened over the next forty years. In particular it explains how two ERAs, R12B and R12C, derived from the original car as well as detailing Bill's close involvement with two other ERAs: Prince Bira's R2B Romulus, and GP2, one of the problematic E types.
Bill's friend and fellow enthusiast, Dougal Marr, says that Bill and his fellow competitors "completed remarkable restorations of their cars and were out to show us what real racing had been about in the pre- and immediate post-war era", and he concludes "the time when the cars were seen and heard at their best was in this wonderful post war era of the sixties, seventies and eighties. The stories of their history and development is an essential part of the piece; however it is the people and their code which made it what it was - a golden age".
Historic racing enthusiasts everywhere will enjoy this account which is fully illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs."

 

J R W BARKER - E.R.A. - A CONCISE HISTORY - Transport Bookman Publications, 1992 ISBN - 0851840493

After an overview of the team, individual histories of the individual chassis with black and white photographs and also colour photos from the time of publication.

 

 

 

 

R.M. Clarke (compiled by) - ERA Gold Portfolio 1934-1994 - Brooklands Books ISBN - 1 85520 2670 With 172 pages, 350 illus.

This book in the Brooklands Books Road Test Series is made up of contemporary road tests, specification and technical data, racing. reports, etc.

Note that --- a re-print of THE STORY OF E.R.A. (MOTOR RACING SCRAPBOOK No 3.) by JOHN LLOYD . Publisher: M.R.P. , 1949 is included in “ERA Gold Portfolio”.

 

 

 

 

David Weguelin - THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH RACING AUTOMOBILES LIMITED - and the continuing story of the cars 1933-1980 - White Mouse Editions Ltd. with New Cavendish Books, 1980. ISBN - 0 904568 24 5

This limited edition book covers the history of ERA and details every chassis up to 1980 with racing history and ownership.

This large format 288pp book has an embossed metal ERA badge affixed to the blue and yellow hard cover and comes with matching slip case. (High quality and high price if you can find one!)

 

 

 

Michael McGregor - Raymond Mays of Bourne : The Driving Force Behind the E.R.A. and B.R.M. Racing Cars from Bourne, Lincolnshire - Published by the author, 1994 ISBN 0-9526453-0-0

A chronological photograph album that includes informative notes with each photo.

"Raymond Mays - A photographic remembrance of his racing days
This selection of photographs is from Raymond Mays' own collection found in the attic of Eastgate House after his death and given to Bourne Civic Society for safe keeping. Most were untitled so the dating and placing may not always be accurate. However, every effort has been made to match up with those that were labelled and with his own account in his book 'Split Seconds'. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Bourne Civic Society to help with its aim of establishing the Raymond Mays Memorial Exhibition in Bourne Heritage Centre, Baldocks Mill, South Street"

 

John Lloyd (compiled by) - THE STORY OF E.R.A. (Motor Racing Scrapbook Series - Number 3) - Motor Racing Publications, 1949. Size approx 8.75 x 11". 44 pages plus illustrated plates. Spiro-bound

 

 

 

 

 


Links

The ERA Club
"The ERA Club was formed in 1936 by a group of enthusiasts who wished to support English Racing Automobiles (ERA), Britain's latest racing marque. Up until World War Two the Club was very active and most of the contemporary ERA owners and drivers were members.
After the War the Club was not active again until the mid-1950s when a new generation was establishing the cars as the leading marque in historic racing. Since then the Club has had a more or less continuous existence. It exists as a forum for owners, drivers and anyone who is interested in, and enthusiastic about, ERA."

E.R.A. - The group for motor racing enthusiasts Facebook group.

Raymond Mays (Bourne) 1899-1980. Facebook group.

 

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