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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I have been asked many times, “when will your book about AC Bluebird be ready?!” Well, I can confirm that “Reckless”, the fall and rise of AC Bluebird, will be launched at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit on Friday 29 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 the famous motor racing circuit.

It also means that the track can be used as a Track Day event to help raise funds for Dementia Support, a charity of important significance to me. You can sign up to the Track Day at

Many of the people who I feature in my book will be at the launch, including Little Dave, Neil Fouracre, the JSW team and the redoubtable Mr Duncan Brown, who navigated the car successfully during the 2019 Mille Miglia.

AC Bluebird, Mille Miglia 2019 Day 2 Final check point in Rome

The Dementia Support team will be organising the day and collecting funds. Their special guest will be Derek Bell, who will have returned fresh from Austria, where he will have been competing against many classic cars, including AC Bluebird, in the Ennstal Classic.

Dementia Support is a special charity for me because across West Sussex it is estimated there are 17,000 people living with dementia and this is expected to increase by 16% by 2025, and 36% by 2030, as the population ages. Every 3 minutes someone in the UK will develop dementia.

Sage House, opened on 8th May 2018, a bespoke, modern, and functional hub. We bring local dementia services together under one roof to provide the latest support, information, advice, and activities to those living with dementia.

Our Wayfinders help guide families with free of charge, personalised advice, and emotional support throughout their dementia journeys.

We also offer Day Breaks for respite care, activities for people with dementia and their carers, therapy rooms, support groups, hairdressing salon, Smart Zone and Daisy’s Café.

Friday 29th July is guaranteed to be a fun day!

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