The Fall and Rise of AC ‘Bluebird’

How a global star became a farmyard wreck – then, thanks to a full restoration, rose again onto the international stage.

By Kevin Shilling.

Number of pages: 190
Format: Hardback A4 Landscape


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Back on Track…

One year on from the launch of my book ‘Reckless! – The fall and rise of AC Bluebird’ I am back at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit on Friday 28 July. I have booked Goodwood for the day, in association with the fine charity, Dementia Support, because so much of my book is centred at this famous motor racing circuit.

It also means that the motor racing circuit can be used as a Track Day event to help raise funds for Dementia Support, a charity of important significance to me. You can also participate in the Track Day auction by visiting where some amazing prizes can be found. Check it out!

Many of the people who I feature in my book will be at the event, including Little Dave, Neil Fouracre, the redoubtable Mr Duncan Brown, who navigated AC Bluebird successfully during the 2019 Mille Miglia. Also, Robin Tojeiro, the son of John Tojeiro, the man who designed the AC Aceca and the AC Ace, that ultimately became the infamous AC Cobra, will be attending the Track Day, but not driving a Cobra.

I’m very pleased that Don Wales can join me at Goodwood. Don is the nephew of land and water spend legend Donald Campbell, and Don is a speed legend in his own right. Don has some amazing stories to tell, so collar him over a coffee to hear of his own speed escapades.

Finally, it is important to remember that the day is all about raising money for Dementia Support, a brilliant charity that ensures every penny raised goes to helping people with Dementia and their families. The reason I’m sponsoring the Track Day again this year is, yes, to hopefully sell more copies of my book, but also because I made a rash promise last year. I promised to sponsor another Track Day if there were no black flags waved by the marshals because someone had been silly on the circuit. I’m not making that promise again. What I will say to those drivers attending on Friday, please be sensible, generous and have fun safely.

Reckless, the fall and rise of AC Bluebird, book by Kevin Shilling