Stories of an innocent in the days of rampant police corruption
e-Books on TVR, the Mercedes SLK, life in the police service, Rugby Union for the bewildered and a blog on various motoring matters.
Just making its way onto the international book scene, or at least Kindle, is my new book, When Wheeler Sold TVR. It’s the story of the short time from the inaugural Le Mans Endurance Series race in November 2003, when TVR was at its peak, to four years later when TVR was at – well, I won’t spoil the surprise. You’ll have to read my personal account. It was published in September this year, a bit later than forecast. A bit like Brexit, but this time it really has happened.
Go to the When Wheeler Page It’s interesting, revealing and, unfortunately, rather sad.
See the Old Blugger for images and video of both Brooklands Autumn motor sports day, and the Hampton Court Concours of Elegance, 2019. It was my first visit to the show and, if they run it again, it will not be my last. An excellent day’s entertainment.
Pride of place for this site goes to the two Forces books, the first being Both Sides of the Force, a story of a somewhat naive chap (me) who joined the police at a time when corruption was endemic. The way he tried to avoid its dangers, and failed, is described in a way that has earned 4.5 stars on Kindle. There is a follow-up book, A Tour of Forces, about the balance of his career, spent in various counties.
Also with great reviews is the SLK Guide, which has been recently updated to cover, oddly enough, a non-SLK, the SLC. It looks the same as the SLK, drives the same, has no V8 option and is more expensive. So a testing time for sales staff.
There are a number of car-related articles that will interest anyone keen on cars and motor-racing. Please visit Old Blugger. You could also enjoy a view on life from the standpoint of someone who has always been somewhat bemused by ‘things’ going on around him. Comments welcomed, as are explanations as to why I’m so confused.
I hope you enjoy your stay on Writewheel.uk and, even better, buy some books.
Derek, aka Harvey Yates