Today sees the publication of Tim Hain’s unique photographic tome Lap of Honour. When we designed and built the Lap of Honour site for Tim, he and his agent were working on finding a home for it, and we’re pleased that it’s now been brought to market by sports specialists Pitch Publishing.
Lap of Honour offers a journey back to the golden age of motor racing, through the lens of a revived 60s photographer. Tim Hain revisits his favourite haunts and heroes, and hitches a ride with Sir Stirling Moss, whose colourful foreword kick-starts the journey. ‘I can’t believe Tim has never held a press pass,’ Stirling writes. ‘His pictures are really great.’ Here is a true ‘fan’s eye view’ with evocative pictures and stories spanning 56 years, from 1962 to 2018. At the first Goodwood Revival in 1998, Hain’s interest was reawakened after 35 years. All he wanted was a picture of his first hero; but he went on to photograph Moss in 33 cars, with his input on each, creating a unique portrait of ‘The Maestro’. Tim encounters and interviews other 60s legends, candidly snaps a host of stars on and off the track, and gathers contributions from the likes of Murray Walker and musician Mark Knopfler. Lap of Honour has an intimacy, a sense of humour and a story behind every picture that makes it unlike any other book on motor racing.
On his experience of working with Bookswarm, Tim says:
“I find Simon and Bookswarm to be responsive, creative, easy to work with, eager to interpret my vision in an appropriate way, and above all prompt. I am in safe hands. Bottom line – the page they created helped secure the signing of Lap Of Honour.”
We’re really pleased to have played a small part in Tim’s journey to being a published author, and wish him a happy publication day!