By Simon Taylor
In 1950, John Heath and George Abecassis began a British venture, racing their Formula 2 cars all over Europe. The mainly British team, including the young Stirling Moss 'flew the flag' for their country.
A couple of years later, the team decided to focus on sports cars, still competing successfully among other brands well-known brands such as Jaguar and Aston Martin.
The death of Heath whilst racing his own HWM car meant an end to the prodction of sports cars for HWM. Abecassis never raced again.
This two-volume masterpiece illustrates in great detail the story of HWM from its inception, with all the triumphs and tribulations experienced along the way, as well as the significant role HWM played in introducing Britain to the sport
'John, George and the HWMs' is available for purchase here
Below is a clip of Simon Taylor (the author) discussing his writing processes and inspirations for writing the book.