A look at the history of ten of Europe's great abandoned race circuits, as well as contemporary views, shown in stunning photographs.
Around Europe lie a number of long forgotten monuments, windswept and abandoned, the derelict buildings and crumbling tarmac are all that remain of once great motor racing circuits. From the great speed-bowls of Monza and Brooklands, to the parkland of Crystal Palace, this evocative book features both historical pictures, as well as stunning contemporary photography of the circuits as they are now.
Gavin Ireland is an award-winning photographer with a passion for endurance racing and the romantic past of motorsport, as shown by his stunning photography for the books Autodrome and Speedway, both published by Veloce.
Introduced to Le Mans in time to see the last of Audi’s three consecutive works victories with the R8, Gavin has since photographed the event four times. He won the Renault/MSA Young Photographer of the Year award in 2005, partly for his coverage of Scuderia Ecosse’s Le Mans debut with the Ferrari 360 Modena.