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01. (Auto)biographies

A comprehensive guide to Danish motorsport literature, written and researched by Jesper Hvid.
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01. (Auto)biographies

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Alfred Nervø: Ti Aar Bag Rattet, vol. 1: Fra Automobilernes Og Motorcyklernes Barndomsaar (1917), 301 pages, & vol. 2: Fra Flyvemaskinernes Barndomsaar (1918), 250 pages. PROBABLY THE FIRST EVER AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A MOTOR RACER. ALFRED BOTH DROVE AND FLEW. NO DUST-JACKETS.

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Charles A. Lindbergh: Vi - min Flyvemaskine og jeg (1927), 168 pages. TRANSLATED FROM THE ENGLISH - ORIGINAL TITLE UNKNOWN.

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J. C. H. Ellehammer: Jeg Fløj - Nogle Erindringer Fra En Uforglemmelig Tid (1931), 118 pages. BOOK BY DANISH AVIATION PIONEER.

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John Tranum: Nine Lives (1934?), 256 pages. BOOK BY DANISH WING WALKER AND STUNTMAN, WHO WROTE THIS IN ENGLISH.

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Kai Berg Madsen & Hugo Timgaard: En dansker blandt amerikanske Atlanterhavsflyvere (1935), 119 pages. . SEMI-AUTHENTIC BOOK ABOUT CARL SVEND KNUDSEN WHO WAS A DANISH HOTEL MANAGER NEAR ROOSEVELT FIELD WHERE HE MET MANY OF THE FAMOUS AVIATORS OF THE TIME.

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Iwan (Ivan) Smirnoff: Smirnoff Fortæller (1939), 184 pages. TRANSLATED FROM THE DUTCH - ORIGINAL TITLE: SMIRNOFF VERTELT. MOSTLY WW1 MEMOIRS, BUT ALSO CHAPTERS ABOUT 30s RECORD BREAKING FLIGHTS FROM HOLLAND TO INDONESIA AND BACK. SMIRNOFF MARRIED AN ACTRESS FROM DENMARK, WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY THIS BOOK WAS EVER TRANSLATED INTO DANISH IN THE FIRST PLACE. NO DUST-JACKET. BOOK EXISTS WITH A PROPER PICTURE COVER.

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Knud Clauson-Kaas: Et Liv I Luften (1940), 186 pages. DANISH AVIATOR'S 1st AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

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Knud Clauson-Kaas: Med Benene Paa Jorden (1941), 198 pages. DANISH AVIATOR'S 2nd AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

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C. Næsh Hendriksen & Morian Hansen: Fra Slaggebane Til Spitfire (1945), 202 pages. HENNING "MORIAN" HANSEN WAS DENMARK'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL MOTORSPORT "STAR", HE COMPETED AT WORLD LEVEL ON THE EARLY DIRT TRACK OVALS IN EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA, AND LATER JOINED THE RAF IN WW2. NO DUST-JACKET, BUT ONE DOES EXIST.

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[Various editors]: Fra Du Til De - Den første danske ungdomsbog skrevet specielt for dansk ungdom i livets mest skelsættende alder (1950), 350 pages. CONTAINS A CHAPTER ABOUT KNUD CLAUSON-KAAS. NO DUST-JACKET.

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Tage Christensen: Set Og Sket - Af en pressefotografs oplevelser (1959), 148 pages. THE MEMOIRS OF A PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER, WHO WAS PRESENT AT MAJOR EVENTS IN DANISH HISTORY, RELEVANT TO THIS TOPIC ARE THE DEATH OF JOHN TRANUM, THE FANØ RACES, AND SOME OF THE EARLY AVIATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THIS COUNTRY.

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[Unknown author(s)]: Sandheden Om James Dean (1959), 34 pages.

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Ole Olsen og Frode Munksgaard: Ole Olsen - speedway er mit liv (1973), 152 pages. . 1st OF TWO AUTOBIOGRAPHIES IN DANISH ABOUT OLE. AUTOGRAPHED.

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[Unknown author(s)]: Speedway 1: Ole Olsen - Billedkavalkade Over Højdepunkterne I Den Danske VM-Stjernes Karriere (1974), unnumbered pages.

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[Various authors]: Topnavne I Sport 1978 (1978), 96 pages. CONTAINS SHORT BIOS OF MARIO ANDRETTI AND OLE OLSEN, WRITTEN BY FRITS AHLSTRØM AND OLE HENRIKSEN.

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[Various authors]: Topnavne I Sport 1979 (1979), 79 pages. CONTAINS SHORT BIOS OF HANS NIELSEN, OLE OLSEN AND JODY SCHECKTER, WRITTEN BY OLE HENRIKSEN AND FRITS AHLSTRØM.

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[Various authors]: Ole Olsen's Speedway Scrapbook (1980), 128 pages. BOOK IN ENGLISH ABOUT OLE, HAS NOT BEEN TRANSLATED INTO DANISH.

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[Various authors]: Årets Navne I Sport (1981/82), 81 pages. CONTAINS SHORT BIOS OF BRUCE PENHALL, DANISH SPEEDWAY RIDERS, AND NELSON PIQUET.

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Peter Juul: Ene Mand - Hans Tholstrup - vovehals til lands, til vands og i luften (1982), 226 pages. THOLSTRUP IS A DANISH-BORN AUSTRALIAN WHO HAS PERFORMED MANY RECORD-BREAKING FEATS OVER THE YEARS IN VARIOUS MOTORSPORT-RELATED CATEGORIES.

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Niki Lauda: Kapløb Med Døden (1986), 170 pages. TRANSLATION FROM THE GERMAN - ORIGINAL TITLE: MEINE STORY.

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John Tranum: Mellem Himmel Og Jord (1986), 171 pages. REVISED TRANSLATION BASED ON THE FIRST 1935 TRANSLATION FROM THE ENGLISH - ORIGINAL TITLE: NINE LIVES. TRANUM WAS A DANISH AVIATOR.

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Jens Jørgen Brinch: Hans Nielsen - speedwayens gentleman (1987), 84 pages. THE 1st OF 2 BIOGRAPHIES ABOUT HANS.

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Lennart Ege: Flyvningens "Solister" (1987), 139 pages. Contains several short bios of various flight legends..

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Mary S. Lovell: Beryl Markham - eventyrerske i Afrika, Atlanterhavsflyver og forfatter (1987), 333 pages. TRANSLATED FROM THE ENGLISH - ORIGINAL TITLE UNKNOWN. THIS, AND THE FOLLOWING BOOK ABOUT BERYL WERE PROBABLY ONLY TRANSLATED INTO DANISH BECAUSE OF HER FRIENDSHIP WITH THE WORLD-FAMOUS DANISH AUTHORESS KAREN BLIXEN.

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Beryl Markham: Med Natten Mod Vest (1988), 289 pages. TRANSLATED FROM THE ENGLISH - ORIGINAL TITLE WEST WITH THE NIGHT.

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Svend Ove Kjældgaard: Kris Nissen - Jeg Vandt (1989), 188 pages. REPRINTED IN 1997, 207 PAGES, IDENTICAL COVER, BUT INCLUDING AN EXTRA CHAPTER ABOUT KRIS' RACING COMEBACK.

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Nick Horup, Allan Pedersen and Peter Bagge: Erik Gundersen - Mine to liv (1990), 126 pages.

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Erik Nørgaard: Mille - Mændenes Overmand. Den Eventyrlige Beretning Om Skuespillerinden Emilie Sannoms Liv (1992), 119 pages.

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Nils Aage Jensen: Ellehammer - manden der fløj (1993), 64 pages.

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Stig Holm-Madsen: Ved Hegnet - 40 års Racererindringer (1994), 102 pages. A SPECTATOR'S RACING MEMOIRS.

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Ole Lindboe: James Dean - en amerikansk teenager (1994), 121 pages.

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Peter Harry Brown og Pat H. Broeske: Howard Hughes - Den sande beretning (1996), 485 pages. TRANSLATED FROM THE ENGLISH - ORIGINAL TITLE: HOWARD HUGHES: THE UNTOLD STORY.

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Mogens Damkier: Så Har Jeg Set Det Med (1996), 175 pages. MOGENS WAS DENMARK'S FIRST REAL TEST-DRIVER, AND HE WAS THE MAN WHO STARTED THE IMPORTANT MAGAZINE SKANDINAVISK MOTOR JOURNAL.

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Kurt Thyboe: Vi Kalder Dem Helte (1996), 314 pages. ABOUT FAMOUS DANISH AND INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN, INCLUDING ONE CHAPTER ABOUT THORKILD THYRRING.

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Frits Ahlstrøm [editor]: Hall Of Fame - Sportshistorie Og Stjernestøv (1998), unnumbered pages. BOOK ABOUT THE DANISH SPORTING HALL OF FAME, INTO WHICH AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION OLE OLSEN AND ERIK GUNDERSEN HAD BEEN INDUCTED.

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Jesper Christiansen og Mads Kristensen: Han gav dem baghjul - et portræt af speedwaykøreren Hans Nielsen (1999), 191 pages. THE 2nd OF 2 BIOGRAPHIES ABOUT HANS.

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Torben Juhler, Jakob Schultz, Henrik H. Jensen and Jan Sommer: Født til fart - Bogen om Jan Magnussen (2000), 216 pages.

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Flemming Nørgaard: Fra Nul Til Europamester (2000), pages. ABOUT FF1800 DRIVER PEER OLEANDER NØRGAARD WHO BECAME EUROPEAN CHAMPION.

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Nils Finderup: Tom Kristensen - En Le Mans-Vinders Liv (2001), 197 pages. 1st OF UNTIL NOW 6 BOOKS ABOUT TOM'S CAREER. CHEAP PAPERBACK EDITION (224 PAGES) WITH ALTERNATIVE COVER, RIGHT SCAN, .

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Jason Watt: Fordi Jeg Vil - Racerkøreren, der nægtede at give op (2001), 208 pages. CHEAP PAPERBACK EDITION WITH ALTERNATIVE COVER, RIGHT SCAN.

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René Højriis: Michael Schumacher - Verdens Hurtigste! (2002), 159 pages.

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Nils Finderup (editor): Sådan Er Mænd - Ti Mænd Taler Ud (2003), 146 pages. CONTAINS A CHAPTER ABOUT TOM KRISTENSEN.

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Nils Finderup: Tom K & Le Mans (2003), unnumbered pages. ABOUT THE DANE'S UNTIL THEN 7 SUCCESSFUL YEARS AT LE MANS. THIS BOOK IS IN BOTH ENGLISH AND DANISH. WITH DEDICATION.

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Morten Qvistgaard: Røver-Axels fortællinger - fra bydreng til motorkører (2003), 111 pages.

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Nicolai Moltke-Leth: Et glimt af sjælen - Fra elitesoldat til eventyrer (2005), 343 pages. NICOLAI IS NOT WELL KNOWN OUTSIDE DENMARK, BUT HE HAS PARTICIPATED IN AMONGST OTHER THINGS THE DAKAR RALLY.

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Dan Philipsen: Licens Til At Vinde - Et Portræt Af Ole Olsen (2006), 287 pages. 2nd BOOK IN DANISH ABOUT OLE.

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Carsten Frimodt: De Tre Racermusketerer - Legarth Ellekær Conradsen (2007), 316 pages. 3-IN-1 BIOGRAPHY OF JENS CHRISTIAN LEGARTH, JØRGEN ELLEKÆR AND HARTVIG "COGNAC" CONRADSEN, THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT EARLY DANISH OPENWHEEL RACERS.

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Peter Nygaard: Det Hurtige Dusin - Danmarks 12 Hurtigste Mænd (2007), 253 pages. CONTAINS TWELVE SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THE FASTEST DANISH RACING DRIVERS, TOM KRISTENSEN, JAN MAGNUSSEN, JOHN NIELSEN, JASON WATT, NICHOLAS KIESA, KRIS NISSEN, KURT THIIM, TOM BELSØ, THORKILD THYRRING, HENRIK LUNDGAARD, JENS WINTHER AND JAC NELLEMANN.

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Dan Philipsen: Over Stregen - Nicki Pedersen Bag Facaden (2010), 247 pages.

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Peter Nygaard: Tom K - Kongen Af Le Mans (2010), 236 pages.

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Jan Magnussen: En Fiaskos Perfekte Liv (2010), 3xx pages.

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Villy Poulsen: Danske Motorportrætter (2010), 192 pages.

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Günther Bomme: Danmarksmester I Kolbøtter (), pages.

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