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Tiff Gear: The Autobiography of Tiff Needell
Written with honesty and humor, this is the engaging story of Tiff Needell's life around cars and motor racing. For nearly 25 years Tiff has been a well-known television personality, first on Top Gear – where he worked alongside Jeremy Clarkson – and then on Channel Five's Fifth Gear. Besides this, Tiff had an incredibly varied and long motor racing career that saw him rea ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Haynes Publishing UK
(first published April 7th 2011)
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A thorough accounting on what it takes to become a professional racing driver. (Surprisingly similar to bird dogging any other job.) Tiff explains the challenges with getting to the Holy Grail races involves a lot of overseas work. As well how he transitioned into TV. I learned a lot about the man who I consider the best automotive journalist, as he describes/shows how the vehicle operates versus a lot of nonsense chatter from some others.