Derek Bennett and Chevron Cars

The life of Derek Bennett and the success story of Chevron Cars are  inextricably entwined. After years eking out a living mending cars in back street garages, Derek rose to become one of the world’s leading builders of racing cars. Chevron is the fairy tale story of how he did it.

Stars such as Alain Prost, Niki Lauda, Brian Redman, James Hunt, Keke Rosberg, Nigel Mansell, Graham Hill, Peter Gethin and Jody Scheckter all drove Chevrons. In his book “Chevron – The Derek Bennett Story” – David Gordon explains how they got on.

About the author and the book

After travelling many thousands of miles to trace the people who knew and worked with Derek, motor racing journalist David Gordon tells the Derek Bennett story and that of his brainchild Chevron Cars, charting the contributions of the many people who played a part in the company’s meteoric rise to success, and relating why it all happened the way it did.

This book is being reprinted in 2018 to mark the 40th anniversary of Derek Bennett’s death and to celebrate 50 years of racing for his iconic B8 sports cars. Derek Bennett designed and built successful racing cars for 13 years from 1965 until his untimely death in 1978, but another four decades later the appeal of those cars shows no sign of waning.

The  reprint is a joint venture between David Gordon and Chevron Heritage Limited. Chevron Heritage is the direct descendant of Derek Bennett’s original Chevron company and is the only supplier of genuine Chevron parts using the original drawings, jigs, patterns and body moulds.  www.chevronracingcars.com

FOREWORD BY BRIAN REDMAN  – £38.50

 

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