A truly unique vintage racer
The author, Neil Bennett, has owned, modified, raced and charted the history of this vintage racer and its enthusiastic owner/drivers. This lovingly produced book chronicles the complete story of the Batten Brooklands Racing Special, from its origins in the mid-1930’s, to the present day.
Here you will find excerpts from the book on the history of this wonderful motor car, built in 1935 by the Beckenham Motor Company. There are technical aspects of its construction, photography of the car over the years, tales of its competition exploits, along with some humorous anecdotes from its enthusiastic owner/driver and author.
“There will be few who have attended VSCC speed events over the last 30-plus years who will not be aware of Neil Bennett and his red and very fast Batten Special. In this well produced volume Neil has set out the history of the car as far as his exhaustive research has enabled him to go.
All in all this is a most enjoyable book, nicely produced and well written with very good illustrations and a feeling of quality; it must be considered a bargain at the cover price and is a worthwhile addition to any motoring bookshelf.”
Extracts from the
Vintage Sports-Car Club
Bulletin No. 304 Summer 2019
“Neil has carried out an enormous amount of development on the Batten, and all of this is set out in this book, together with a fascinating amount of detail about the immortal Ford side-valve V8, so beloved of racers and hot-rodders for more than 80 years.”
“Some cars have more character than others, and few come with as much character as the Batten Brooklands Racing Special.”
Excerpts of foreword by