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Philippe de Lespinay on his upcoming slot car book

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#1 Tim Wilkins

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 11:10 PM

I caught up with Philippe today at the 2018 Checkpoint Cup Can Am race and asked him about the progress of his new slot car book.




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Posted 28 January 2018 - 07:00 AM

Ah, Canadian!!?

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 07:49 AM

Thank you Tim and thank you Philippe....waiting patiently for the book.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 10:49 AM

PDL and all those that worked with you to bring this all together many thanks in advance.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:28 AM

Thank you for the interview.

Wish I was there.  I would have had my pen out with my copy of the first book asking for an autograph!

I am sure that when published cost will not be an object for the second book!

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:21 AM

Sorry to hear that the stories from the pro racing period in the 1960´s
are being shortened and compacted.

I really hope that enough of the story will be left to shed some light
on Jerry Brady, the man that according to legend could drive virtually
anything, even the worst pieces of junk, to victory.

I´ve come to understand that Brady was not the nicest person around
and was not very much liked by his contemporary fellow racers due to
bad mood and behaviour and his general manners.

Therefore it would also be interesting with analysing his partnership
with the late Bob Emott, to my understanding generally regarded as
one of the nicest people around in the 1960´s slot car scene.

Apparently they were both excellent drivers and racers, Bob was also
an excellent craftsman, but how did this ´Good cop, bad cop´ relation
emerge? That would be interesting to know more about.

N´est ce pas, Philippe?
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:21 AM

Glad to hear it's getting there Philippe. 


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:11 PM

Jerry Brady was not the only racer that was disliked by fellow racers, there were quite a few that fit that description in LA too. One in particular had people in AZ that would rather never see him show up for races again.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:41 PM

Thanks Tim, for cornering PdL and getting the straight scoop. I met him twice and he is the world's consumate gentleman and all around great man. I wish he'd get the book out,though. I've been laid up for a while and I'm desperate for some good readin'! God bless PdL!

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

Nothing has changed. It'll be here when it gets here.

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