More than 20 years have passed since Paul Sheldon first published his definitive record of the history of grand prix and secondary classes of motor racing in the “Record of Grand Prix & Voiturette Racing” series. These – often referred to as the ‘black books’ revealed a level of detail and, indeed, races, previously largely unknown to British readers. Still today they remain one of the most authoritative sources of data and in more recent times the Formula One Register has embarked on a programme of updating with second editions of these well respected works.
The books aim to include a full entry list including race numbers and the chassis numbers of competing cars plus a grid and full results. Up to Volume 12 a description of the race and, where available, a lap chart for Formula 1 races is included.
The 2nd Editions contain a wealth of new information including even some previously unknown races. Chassis numbers have been revised and corrected often where, starting with the information in the first edition, researchers have clarified the situation with, for instance, Maserati, Connaught A type and early Coopers. All chassis changes are listed in an Appendix.

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The Formula One Register has documented the history of the British Monoposto formula from 1958 to 1976.

Originally conceived to encourage the construction, by enthusiasts of limited means, of single-seater racing cars, it struggled to establish a place against competition from Formula Junior until, in the mid-60s it adapted to include a mix of “home-built” and older production chassis. Of course, as the years progressed Formula Junior chassis became eligible, and later still Formula 3 cars. On the engine front, for many years there were two classes – 1000cc and 1500cc until the former was scrapped for 1974. The ready availability of cheap cars and cost control of engines saw the formula blossom from the mid-60s onwards, with large grids and good racing, with many successful “one-offs” such as Jim Yardley’s Beagle, Alan Baillie’s Viking and the Anco of Brian Toft.

The format of this book is the same as previous Formula One Register publications. Each race covered has an entry list, chassis numbers, grid positions, full results with race times and competitors’ fastest laps and a race report. However, in a departure from our normal style, a section has been added to describe – and illustrate with photographs – over 50 of the most important or interesting one-off cars, many of which were more than capable of giving the professionally produced marques a good run for their money.

This hard bound book runs to over 400 pages and retails at £80 plus post & packing





FORMULA 3 500cc & 1000cc

VOLUME 12 (2018)


The next volume in the Formula One Register series documenting Historic Formula Junior and Formula 3 500cc and 1000cc racing is now available, covering the 2018 season.

The format is the same as previous volumes – All Formula Junior races WORLD-WIDE are included. Also included are 1.0 litre and 500cc Formula 3 races.

Each race is covered with entry list, chassis numbers, grid positions, full results with race times and competitors’ fastest laps and for most European races there is a race report. Participation in multi-class races in Australia, New Zealand and the USA are included in a more summarised form, where known. A summary of the Diamond Jubilee Tour is also included.

Published as a Limited Edition of 65 copies, the book runs to over 220 pages, hard bound to match the earlier volumes, fully indexed, numbered and signed.




by Formula One Register with Jerry Sturman

The Formula One Register/St Leonards Press is pleased to announce two new books covering the British Hillclimb Championship from its start in 1947 to 2018.

This is Volume 2 covering 2001-2018

Over this 72 year period the championship has evolved through eras dominated by the Cooper-JAP V-twin in the 1950s, then ex-Formula 1, F5000, F2, FJ chassis and even 4-wheel-drive cars which held sway in the 1960s and 70s before specialist machinery such as Pilbeam, Gould and OMS took over. Similarly, the leading drivers have included names who made their mark elsewhere such as ERA and BRM founder Raymond Mays and legendary all-rounders Ken Wharton and Tony Marsh. More recently, the rather specialised nature of the sport has bred its own particular heroes such as Roy Lane, Martin Groves, Trevor Willis and Scott Moran.

As with other Formula One Register titles, the emphasis is on providing the most comprehensive possible record of every round. For virtually all events, full results are given together with chassis numbers for the majority of cars. A similar record was published by us in 1995, which has been expanded to include chassis numbers as well as some previously missing information and, following extensive research into the various scoring systems used, revised points tables. In conjunction with Volume 1, such a wealth of detail has never before been published.

Each of the two volumes is hard bound. Volume 2 is 373 pages and retails at £75 + £4.50 P&P (UK) or £125 + £7.50 (UK) if ordered together with Volume 1 (use coupon code HCBOTH at checkout)

It may be possible to arrange for books to be collected at events by prior arrangement.