Thursday 30 May 2024

Books - Career change?

From globetrotting motoring journalist (!) to autojumble stall holder. Having missed the Jim Clark Rally last weekend, the intention is to be fully fit for a trip to the Borders this weekend.

I have taken a pitch at the Borders Vintage Automobile Club ‘Festival of Motoring’ at Thirlestane Castle on Sunday 2nd of June. The idea is to sell some books, primarily my own self published titles ‘The Scottish Rally Championship 1980-1989’ and ‘Murmurs on Mull 1993-2010’. If you haven’t yet availed yourself of one of these historically interesting and illuminating publications, here’s your chance.

Both books have already gone down well with buyers, especially the photographic section in the Scottish Championship book which features over 350 photographs, the majority of which have never before been published, while the Mull book is compiled from the FULL and complete set of on-event rally bulletins issued during an 18 year period and provides a unique insight into the annual Mull Rally.

And just for a bit of variety I will have some additional books and memorabilia which might just be of interest to Land Rover, Porsche and Jaguar enthusiasts.

Look out for the red Ford Transit Custom. Apparently my pitch is under ‘the tree’ – so hopefully no lightning strikes on Sunday!

I have no idea what to expect but hugely looking forward to it. As ever, cash or card welcome, but no trade-ins or bartering, and no Embassy vouchers, Provi cheques, Green Shield Stamps or empty ginger bottles.

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