This thrilling adventure story for young motor racing enthusiasts is the
first of an intended series upon which Mike Hawthorn embarked on his
retirement, stories with a fictional plot set against the real-life background
of international racing that had been Mike Hawthorn's life.|
'Carlotti Joins The Team' introduces Carlotti Smith, a boy of mixed parentage
whose single passion in life is motor racing. Carlotti idolizes Mike, and his
only wish is to emulate his hero and become a top-line racing driver himself.
He wheedles his way into Mike's acquaintance and in a tremendous event at
Silverstone, risks his life to save Mike from a smash.
The draft of the second story of the adventures of Carlotti was delivered only
a few days before the author's tragic death.
It will be published late in August under the title 'Carlotti Takes the Wheel'.
Hardback, with dustwrapper: Red cloth with gold blocking; 140x205 mm; 166 pages; frontispiece and five text illustrations, all in black and white; cover illustration in colour - all by J E McConnell; cover price 10s 6d net.
Advertised in the Elizabethan Magazine April issue 1959.