from Jennings Publishing...

To Make A Better Mousetrap

A Biography of the Remarkable Rex McCandless (1915-1992)

This book (first published in 2003) has been reprinted yet again to meet demand and is currently available as detailed...
The book price  25-00

Postage and packing (effective from 1st May 2017):-

U.K. 1st class....6-50     2nd class....3-90
by airmail:-    Europe.... 10-85
surface mail (world-wide).......10-75
airmail (USA & Canada)..........15-90
airmail (Australia & N.Z.)......16-85

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The reluctant author... 

Initially trained in Belfast as a mechanical engineer, I then left a good job in London with AFN Ltd. (makers of Frazer Nash Cars) to work with Bell & McCandless in 1951, on the 4-wheel drive ‘Mule’ project funded by Harry Ferguson.

Although this exciting venture was short-lived, my friendship with Rex was to endure, on and off, for some forty years.  Writing was taken up, mainly as a hobby in 1992 after a lifetime in the aircraft industry but that one year with Rex McCandless was more memorable than any of my subsequent 40 years in engineering.

Photo RLJ

More about the remarkable character that was Rex McCandless...

Rex, talking with Ernie Lyons in 1989...

Some reviews...

R2 at Goodwood 2011...

   Page dated April 2017