For Flux Sake
For Flux Sake
For Flux Sake
For Flux Sake
For Flux Sake
For Flux Sake
For Flux Sake
For Flux Sake
For Flux Sake
For Flux Sake

For Flux Sake

Beer, fags and opposite-lock

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Author Ian Flux
ISBN: 9781910505694

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Contrary to popular belief, ‘Fluxie’ did not enter the world on full opposite-lock, nor did he have a cigarette in one hand and a pint in the other. Destined to race, he never got the biggest breaks but he did become one of motorsport’s most colourful and best-loved characters, someone who has always lived life to the full. His autobiography tells it how it was, covering not only the highs — including five championship titles — but also the many setbacks. Along the way we laugh with him about much of it, particularly the pranks, but also learn about some dark times that he has never previously divulged. This is a very different kind of racing driver’s memoir.
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• Early days: growing up on a farm, first kart aged 6, muddling through in the classroom, lots of laughs — but also sexual abuse from a schoolmaster and an early racing mentor.

• The spark ignites: starting to race in 1970 with a Formula 6 kart, then onwards to Formula Vee; brushing shoulders with Formula 1 working for the Token and Graham Hill teams.

• Grabbing the chances: a Formula Vee title in 1975 leads to Formula 3 and Formula Atlantic, but still with various jobs to make ends meet, including as mechanic to motorcycle racing legend Giacomo Agostini for his four-wheel efforts.

• Diversifying into sports cars: successful adventures in Sports 2000 and Thundersports, winning championships in both, plus Thundersaloons.

• A true all-rounder: going into the British Touring Car Championship from 1988 in a wide range of tin-tops; racing a Jaguar XJR-15 in the big-money 1991 series held at Grand Prix races, including Monaco.

• Championship double in 1996: the ‘golden year’ in the TVR Tuscan Challenge and the British GT Championship, the latter with a McLaren F1 GTR.

• So much else: racing on into recent times, notching up nearly 50 years on track; testing competition cars for Motorsport News; driver tuition and track-day demonstrations.

Format: 234x156mm
Page extent: 304
Illustration: 80 photographs

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“This is one of those driver biographies that really ought to have a health warning... you are going to laugh. A lot.”

“This account of a racer’s life is endearing, frank, shocking, funny and fast paced — just like its author.”

“Long, long overdue… if you’re aware of ‘Fluxie’ you’ll love this book, and if you’re not you’ll still love it. Buy it!”

“This memoir is every bit as colourful as its author… it squeezes in a lot of narrative and zips along well.”

“Covers not only the highs — including five championship titles — but also the many setbacks.”

“Ian Flux is an amusing writer who’s lived a seriously interesting life.”

“One of racing’s cheeky characters… a life lived very much to the full — whether on or off the track.”

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Preston Anderson

Brings back many memories of my days with Embassy

Ulf Mobacken

Very Good Story !

Willi Dr Beck
Fluxie‘s Best

A great book of a great guy. The time when racing was as we loved it. A must in my collection.

Don Prater
Same Old Ian

Ian was a fantastic driver who did not get the breaks he deserved though he lived life to the full and more. You can take Flux out racing but cannot take the racing out of Flux. This book is great with no holds barred, an honest, warts an all, entertaining read from cover to cover. As someone who raced with him in the eighties, I am proud to have known him and respect his talent and achievements. Good luck Ian to you and your family. Don Prater

Ian Sharp
Ian Flux, the life and times of a Bon Vivant

Excellent read, and having known Fluxie I never knew the back story to some of his foibles... Makes complete sense now.

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