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johno

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Ken Miles info.
« on: October 13, 2019, 06:36:03 AM »
Is there a book out there dedicated to the life of Ken Miles? nothing here in the UK.  Where did he live in Hollywood? is there pics here showing his house etc.      regards,  john

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 07:37:21 AM »

While it's not a biography, there is a book written by Art Evans entitled Ken Miles Remembered. I'm not aware of another specifically about Ken Miles, which seems strange considering his contribution to racing.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2019, 02:22:37 PM »
yes thats my thoughts too, not only to racing but vehicle developement whilst at shelby american, perhaps this forthcoming film will help gather interest in him, we shall see.   would love to see ( via google map ) where he lived in Hollywood too.

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2019, 11:30:15 PM »
"The book starts off with a complete chronology from birth to death and ends with the eulogy delivered by the author's father and a never-before assembled race record. Miles second-place finish at the 1966 Le Mans was mired in controversy. This book goes some distance toward clarification. Interspersed throughout are articles from period publications. The scrapbook is held together with text by the author, a close friend of Miles and his family."

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 07:07:58 AM »
cliff notes :

ken Miles Building and Racing a Legend
https://buildingandracingalegend.com/ken-miles/
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 09:25:53 AM »

There is/was a book published in the UK,  "Ken Miles the Motoring Maverick "His Early Life Around Cars" a self published self financed book authored by Paul House in the UK 2017.  I checked on several UK motoring specialist book stores with no luck, it may have been a very limited run.
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2019, 07:57:08 AM »
Ken Miles remembered is also available here:
https://www.autobooks-aerobooks.com/product/ken-miles/
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2019, 10:02:15 AM »

I've been contacted by the author (Paul House) of  "Ken Miles the Motoring Maverick "His Early Life Around Cars". He will be publishing a limited run of 75 books sometime in the near future. Hopefully he will respond on here with his contact info.,  as I'd rather not share his contact email without his permission.
The book covers Ken Miles early life in England and the cars he drove while there. Paul can give a far better synopsis of his book, so again I hope he will see these posts and provide details on pre ordering, etc.

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