This is an amazing story based on true facts of the single minded passion that grips certain people to achieve great things against all the odds and against everyone’s expectations. Now , I’m the first to admit to being obsessive about achieving my stated aims and ambitions , nothing will stop me , even if it is to my own detriment . But John Bartlett takes this to another level completely . It just so happens that John was a racing driver and so was I , but don’t be put off if you have no interest in motor racing , because this is an object lesson in tenacity and perseverance . Because of my knowledge and experiences in racing I can vouch for the authenticity of most subjects he has covered . If you think motor racing is glamorous , read this book and you may change your mind ! Yes it is dangerous , expensive , time consuming , soul destroying and futile , but once you’ve tried it , there’s no going back , it’s always in your blood ! It’s the same with this book , it’s incredibly well written and gripping , and once you’ve started reading it , you have to keep going , it’s impossible to put down !