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Book Review: WRC 50

It’s always exciting when a new book arrives from the McKlein stable, and the new ‘WRC 50’ book is no exception.

Written by Markus Stier, the 314-page hardcover epic covers the World Rally Championship from its inception in 1973 right through to the start of the current 2022 season.

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The incredible McKlein photographic archive is forever expanding, which means that the new book includes dozens of never-seen-before images.

Along with their own photos, there are classic shots from the likes of the Colin Taylor Productions archive, and from the late Martin Holmes and Hugh Bishop.

Each era of the WRC is included with a year-by-year description of the championship, including event results and championship pointscores.

Excellent text accompanies the photographic library through Group 4 (1973-1982), Group B (1983-1986), Group A (1987-1996), World Rally Cars (1997-2021) and for the current Rally1 class from 2022 onwards.

The book is mostly a pictorial review of the championship over the first 50 years, making it more of a coffee table took than one that you’ll sit down with each night.

Given the spectacular attraction of rallying though, that’s a good thing.

If you’re a book person and want to keep your collection up to date, this is definitely one not to miss.

Purchase your copy of WRC 50 here

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Peter Whitten

Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.
Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.