Edits

This page has links to books I have edited.


Max cover croppedPaddock to Podium – the mechanic’s view

By Max Rutherford. 2014.

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Here is the back-cover blurb I wrote for the book:

Next time you drive in wet weather, spare a thought to how your car copes with water on the road. Give the credit to motor racing, and a large helping of it to British Formula One driver Jackie Stewart, who tested 400 tyres developed by Dunlop.

There to ensure it all went according to plan was New Zealand motor racing mechanic Max Rutherford, who with joint head mechanic Roger Hill ran the team looking after Stewart’s cars in the first season the Scot won the F1 world championship.

The tyre story is one of hundreds of insightful anecdotes Max tells about the world of motor racing as it entered the modern age, the days of legends like Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham, Stewart, Jochen Rindt, Chris Amon, Denny Hulme and Bruce McLaren.

Max Rutherford was mechanic to several and close quarters observer of them all, his experiences on the circuits of Europe, Britain and America culminating in an award as the best motor racing mechanic in the world.

This extraordinary collection of photographs and precise narrative on what went on behind the public face of motor sport is a compelling read. It begins with Max’s early escapades as a speedway driver in the small New Zealand city of New Plymouth – days I recall as a kid whose father owned one of the cars – and tells of his meteoric rise to be mechanic to motor racing’s champions.


Pou KoreroPou Korero – A journalist’s guide to Maori and current affairs

By Carol Archie. 2007. NZ Journalists Training Organisation, Wellington.

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Media MinefieldMedia Minefield – A journalist’s guide to media regulation in NZ

By Steven Price. 2007. NZ Journalists Training Organisation, Wellington.

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BurrowsA Journalist’s Guide to the Law

By Professor John Burrows. Revised edition 2006. NZ Journalists Training Organisation, Wellington.

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ElectionsCovering Elections – A guide for journalists

By Colin James. 2005. NZ Journalists Training Organisation, Wellington.

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CroppDigging Deeper – A NZ guide to investigative reporting

By Amanda Cropp. 1998. NZ Journalists Training Organisation, Wellington.

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