The Last Train From Yokkaichi, by Alan Henry

Updated: October 29, 2014


Haymarket Media, publishers of F1 Racing, Autosport and, are proud to announce the publication of a new autobiograpy by renowned motorsport author Alan Henry, ‘The Last Train From Yokkaichi’, in the Amazon Kindle store.The book tells a fascinating, often hilarious and deeply moving story about life in the Formula 1 paddock through the eyes of one of its most popular and well-respected writers. ‘The Last Train From Yokkaichi’ is a truly unique insider’s view of F1.From the moment Alan dragged his mother to the 1964 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, through his early forays as a Motoring News office junior, to a career documenting a sport that shaped his life, this book charts the adventure of a boyhood passion that spiralled into a dream job.Alan’s love for racing gifted him lifelong friendships with the likes of Niki Lauda and McLaren boss Ron Dennis, as well as many of motorsport’s unsung heroes. He also endured the tragic loss of drivers whom he considered friends and he offers an unflinching personal view on how to deal with death in motor racing.

In ‘The Last Train From Yokkaichi’ Alan also writes about his dealings with the decision makers such as F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, and looks back at some of the paddock’s biggest egos and most talented individuals.

Alan’s story provides a touching narrative through more than 35 years of F1. ‘The Last Train From Yokkaichi’ takes you inside the extraordinary world of this most glamorous yet occasionally brutal and unforgiving sport.

The full-colour (for Kindle Fire/iPad owners), e-publication goes on general release from October 27, 2014 and will be available for purchase through Amazon Kindle Store at a price of £5.97.

For further details contact Simon Strang, Haymarket Media Group. Tel. 0208 267 5093. Email:

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