The book is not a list of the cars that have been traded by the company, but has interesting stories about the
cars, along with some intriguing anecdotal stories and insights into the way the deals came about, the people
involved and the business ethics, or not, as the case may be. A story in point relates to how he sold a car to
a client, who thought that he was paying over the odds, and once the deal was done John immediately offered
him $100,000 more, before he had even paid for it! Buy the book and turn to P.222 to find out more.
The book also covers his early years as a model and photo-journalist, the Talacrest polo team (he also played
for Scotland), his foray into the pop and rock memorabilia scene when he took a sabbatical from the classic
car business at the turn of the century, and much more besides. It is not a book that you need to start at P.1
and read through to the end, but one that you can open at almost any page and find an interesting and
entertaining story, together with a selection of great images of the cars.
It is published by Ginger Beer Promotions Ltd, and printed in full colour on high quality paper, running to 352
Pages in a large hardback format, 25.5cms W. X 30.5cms H., weighing in at some 3kgs. All profits from the
sale of the book will go to John’s preferred charities, The Racehorse Sanctuary and Thames Valley Air
Price: RRP £100
Available for purchase from www.talacrest.com