Murray Walker The Last Word
Murray Walker The Last Word. When Murray Walker announced that the 2001 season would he his last as a Grand Prix commentator, a whole era came to an end - This book celebrates his amazing life, from standing as a starry-eyed youngster watching the 1937 Donington Grand Prix, to his own position now as the best-known Formula 1 commentator in the world. It tells how — alongside the huge professionalism and encyclopaedic knowledge — his gaffes have made him into a cult. Packed with affectionate anecdotes from friends and colleagues, a selection of the finest ‘Murray-isms’, and ten specially commissioned cartoons.
The last word explores the man behind the microphone. It chronicles his childhood, wartime service and previous careers, and the path into motorsport, also taking you deep inside the TV commentary box to see him in action. His turbulent and ultimately harmonious relationship with James Hunt is examined, while Martin Brundle pays a heartfelt tribute.