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BOF

Original Poster:

958 posts

131 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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Had a chat with John today...he has a new book due Feb 2 next year published by Haynes...

Title is;

"Advanced Driving"

Of interest to anyone following the finer points of driving...

BOF

waremark

2,143 posts

121 months

Wednesday 7th September 2011
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So is John still instructing? Any more info?

S. Gonzales Esq.

2,139 posts

120 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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waremark said:
So is John still instructing?
Well he's certainly not wasting his time thinking up clever book titles...

BOF

Original Poster:

958 posts

131 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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waremark said:
So is John still instructing? Any more info?
He called me to see if I wanted to improve my awful driving...he is on 01780-763997 if you wish to contact him...

BOF

ad220

142 posts

135 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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Just received a call from John mirroring the comments of above and also offering futher driving instruction.

He's renewed his ADI for another 4 years so is still instructing.

Must say although I last met John 8 years ago, he was on good form and very chatty!!

Adam

Edited by ad220 on Thursday 8th September 10:10

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ad220

142 posts

135 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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Also noticed the book is available for Pre Order on Amazon

Here's the link
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Advanced-Driving-Become-Ex...

Adam

andy_s

10,786 posts

167 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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S. Gonzales Esq. said:
Well he's certainly not wasting his time thinking up clever book titles...
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Sounds interesting, cheers.

MC Bodge

8,500 posts

83 months

Friday 9th September 2011
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Any idea about the content? How will it differ from other similar books? I'm not knocking it, just curious as I may be interested in buying it.

DocSteve

460 posts

130 months

Sunday 11th September 2011
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I've seen some of the drafts, looks like it will be very detailed and blow Roadcraft out of the water.

John is still instructing, he accompanied me on a track day a few months back and was still on serious form. The guy is a bit of a legend in my opinion.

stefan1

887 posts

140 months

Sunday 11th September 2011
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I've also had a brief preview of the manuscript draft. I think it will be a fascinating book because I gather it will also contain a number of anecdotes from John's near 50 year career as an instructor and co-driver.

I've pre-ordered on Amazon - not one to miss.


MC Bodge

8,500 posts

83 months

Sunday 11th September 2011
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DocSteve said:
I've seen some of the drafts, looks like it will be very detailed and blow Roadcraft out of the water
As Roadcraft is one of the dullest books I've ever read, I should hope it does.

-I've added it to my wish list on Amazon.

ad220

142 posts

135 months

Monday 12th September 2011
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MC Bodge said:
As Roadcraft is one of the dullest books I've ever read, I should hope it does.

-I've added it to my wish list on Amazon.
John stated it was some 85,000 words

tulloch

151 posts

69 months

Wednesday 15th February 2012
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I've just had an email from Amazon cancelling my (pre) order for this book stating that it is "No longer available" Anyone got any inside info on this? Still being advertised on other sites but not in stock.

Speed_Demon

2,436 posts

96 months

Thursday 16th February 2012
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Interested in this too.

MC Bodge

8,500 posts

83 months

Thursday 16th February 2012
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F i F

28,375 posts

159 months

Thursday 16th February 2012
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Amazon still allows you to sign up for a text/email message for when it becomes available

amazon link

MC Bodge

8,500 posts

83 months

Thursday 16th February 2012
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I'm intrigued as to how it will differ from (the non-Porsche bits of) his fairly comprehensive Porsche book.

tulloch

151 posts

69 months

Thursday 16th February 2012
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Thanks for that link. Strange that Amazon should cancel the order when the book is still coming out.

SVS

2,949 posts

179 months

Saturday 18th February 2012
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tulloch said:
I've just had an email from Amazon cancelling my (pre) order
Me too, but you can sign up with Amazon to be notified when it's available. It could simply be that John didn't finish writing or editing the book on time!

DocSteve

460 posts

130 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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I have just come off the phone with John. There have been a few delays with the publishers and he is hoping to hear back from them this week with a view to it being released imminently.

Also, John is keen for business having just renewed his ADI and asked if I would post up his details (he's not a big fan of computers!). Anyone interested in half/full days of roadcraft +/- proving ground or track work, or his own full HPC course should contact John on 01780 763997. He charges £300/day but I would say he is worth it.

Thanks
Steve