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BOF

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931 posts

109 months

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Wednesday 7th September 2011 quote quote all
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

1,928 posts

99 months

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

S. Gonzales Esq.

1,946 posts

98 months

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

BOF

Original Poster:

931 posts

109 months

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Thursday 8th September 2011 quote quote all
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

133 posts

113 months

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Thursday 8th September 2011 quote quote all
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

133 posts

113 months

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Thursday 8th September 2011 quote quote all
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

9,855 posts

145 months

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Thursday 8th September 2011 quote quote all
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

6,234 posts

61 months

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Friday 9th September 2011 quote quote all
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

322 posts

108 months

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Sunday 11th September 2011 quote quote all
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

827 posts

118 months

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Sunday 11th September 2011 quote quote all
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

6,234 posts

61 months

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Sunday 11th September 2011 quote quote all
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

133 posts

113 months

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Monday 12th September 2011 quote quote all
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

147 posts

47 months

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Wednesday 15th February 2012 quote quote all
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

2,058 posts

74 months

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Thursday 16th February 2012 quote quote all
Interested in this too.

MC Bodge

6,234 posts

61 months

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F i F

23,821 posts

137 months

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

amazon link

MC Bodge

6,234 posts

61 months

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

tulloch

147 posts

47 months

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

SVS

2,521 posts

157 months

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Saturday 18th February 2012 quote quote all
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

322 posts

108 months

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Wednesday 22nd February 2012 quote quote all
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
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