THE BOX arrived this evening and 50 copies of Roy Axe: A Life In Style are now in my study. In a few days’ time, you can have one of the books if you order it from AROnline’s shop or Amazon. It’s worth getting one from the home store, though, as you’ll get some colour images included whereas the main production book is entirely mono.
It’s a very personal account of life at Rootes, Chrysler and Rover, reflected in Roy’s amazing career. Along the way, there are more than a few interesting anecdotes as well as some nice insights into the design process of a very varied array of cars as diverse as the Sunbeam Rapier, Chrysler Minivan, Rover 800 and Bentley Arnage. It’s a tragedy that, after spending so long writing it, Roy didn’t get to see the book himself, but I know that he was happy in the knowledge that his story will be shared by generations to come.
Order from AROnline: www.freewebstore.org/cat294986_372150.aspx
Order from Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Style-Autobiography-Car-Designer
I’ve had a few people email to say the book store won’t let them add this to their basket. If that’s happened to you and you want the book, please drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and drop the payment over via the site’s ‘Donate’ button making a note that it’s for the book. Apologies to anyone who’s been experiencing difficulties.