Rare Book Review: Senna – Portrait of a Racing Legend by Richard Hawkins and Hugh Gollner

 
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senna portrait of a racer book cover
senna portrait of a racer book cover

 
Overview
 

Title: Senna - Portrait of a Racing Legend
 
Author: Richard Hawkins and Hugh Gollner
 
Photography: Color
 
Publisher: Oxford International Publications
 
ISBN: 0-9524867-0-9
 
Year/Edition: 1994
 
# of pages: 96 pages
 
Photos: Various including Allsport, Autosport, Zoom Photographic
 
Cover: Hardcover
 
Size: 30cm (w) x 30cm (L) x 1.5cm (thick)
 
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5 total ratings

 

Positives


Great presentation and photo selection

Negatives


Nothing major, it is only a photo album


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Posted April 30, 2014 by

 
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One of the harder to find photo books on Ayrton Senna is ‘Senna: Portrait of a Racing Legend‘. This medium-large square hardcover book is similar in size but slightly bigger than Paul Henri-Cahier’s photobook ‘Ayrton Senna – through my eye‘ (reviewed back in 2012).

This book is consists of a chapter of Senna’s early karting and racing then like many Senna books, a chapter for each year from 1984 to 1994. Many familiar and iconic Senna photos (particularly from his McLaren races) are included. Each year has a 1 page double column summary of the major events that year and rest are glorious color photos!

There aren’t any photos in this book now that haven’t been published elsewhere since the photos are from various sources including Allsport, Autosport, Zoom Photographic but when released in 1994, this book was a unique tribute compilation for Senna fans.

Wow Factor or Money Shot: Some of the double page photos are awesome

Suitable for: Senna fans

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Tolemann days

 

 

 

 

 

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JPS Lotus success

 

 

 

 

 

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Camel days

 

 

 

 

 

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Iconic Mansell Senna taxi

 

 

 

 

 

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Unfulfilled promise at Williams

 

 

 

 

 

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