Who doesn’t like books, especially ones with Le Mans and racing cars as the focus?
Based upon an enthusiasm for the sport, as well as what he sees as a lack of books about racing for the young reader, Chris Workman is setting out to give a different view on racing at Le Mans.
In his forthcoming book, The Longest Day, Chris gives us a unique view of the 1956 edition of Le Mans, where a dad is able to take his child to their first Le Mans together. It is at this race that Ecurie Ecosse brought their Jaguar D Type home first, giving the Coventry based marque their second win in a row at the prestigious 24 hour race.
Chris, who has had multiple positions in his career encompassing many facets of the sport is now is looking for another challenge. As his kids grew, he bemoaned the fact that there were no good books available for him to share with his kids that portrayed the excitement of the sport. Rather than be complacent, Chris combined his passion with his talent and has come up with a story that can be enjoyed by all generations.
Besides writing the book, Chris is also illustrating the book, of which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Generation Rescue. This organization that provides hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders.
Chris is using Indiegogo to raise funds for the publishing and necessary advertising when the book launches in April 2015.
For more information on the book, which has the approval of the ACO, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Ecurie Ecosse and even Stirling Moss, check out www.longestdaybook.com
For Indiegogo funding information, go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-longest-day-a-childhood-race-adventure