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Win a signed copy of The Grand Prix Saboteurs // Joe's spy novel is up for grabs

Published by Mr. C

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On Friday 26 February, motor sport journalist Joe will be hosting his first "Evening With..." event, in front of almost 100 Formula 1 fans in London. The two of us will be in attendance, recording discussions for a future podcast, but to mark the event, this week Sidepodcast is giving away an exclusive signed copy of Joe's book The Grand Prix Saboteurs.

We've discussed the book at length on the Aside with Joe series, but to give a refresher, it tells the most remarkable but true story of three motor racing stars of the '20s and '30s working together as British secret agents during World War II in Occupied France. It is a fantastic read, and we highly recommend it.

Joe spent 18 years researching the content, and when we caught up with him before Christmas he kindly agreed to sign a copy to give away here. We'll be running the competition for the next fortnight, and to enter you simply answer the question below, and submit your details. The competition is open to entrants of all ages, although we're assuming that the lucky few attending Friday's London meet-up will be happier to see the man in person - there are still a few tickets available, should you be at a loose end and in London on Friday evening.

All you have to do, to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, is to answer the following very simple question:

Question: How many years of research is The Grand Prix Saboteurs story based upon?

Once you have your answer, submit your name, email address and answer using the form below.

Please note: This competition has now closed.

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Full terms and conditions

  1. To enter the competition, simply answer the question and complete the entry form published on the web site. By entering into the competition you agree to the terms and conditions stated herein and acknowledge that failure to comply with the rules may result in disqualification.
  2. Only one entry per person is permitted. Multiple or incomplete entries will be deemed to be invalid.
  3. Unless otherwise stated, entries must arrive no later than the published closing date for the competition. Entries received after this time will be allowed only at the discretion of Editors who may extend the closing date without prior notice.
  4. Proof of emailing will not be accepted as proof of delivery and no responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed, mislaid or for any technical failure or for any event which may cause the competition to be disrupted or corrupted.
  5. Employees of Sidepodcast, their agents or members of their families are not allowed to enter any competition. Subject to that rule the Editors' decision as to eligibility will be final.
  6. All entries, photographs, and other material submitted as part of a competition entry shall become the property and the copyright of Sidepodcast. Editors reserve the right to publish them in whole or in part or use them in any way they think fit without the permission of the entrant or payment for such use but subject always to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  7. Unless otherwise stated, Sidepodcast accepts no responsibility for the return of entries, photographs or other personal effects or for loss or damage to such items. Under no circumstances does Sidepodcast accept responsibility for the safe return of any material or its return in an undamaged condition or any liability for loss of or damage to such material.
  8. Except where it is expressly stated that the winner will be the first correct entry drawn from the total entries submitted, or that some other mechanism will be applied, all competition entries will be examined and the prize will be awarded to the entry the judges consider to be the best.
  9. The Editors reserve the right to change the rules applicable to any competition or to void any competition at any time and for any reason. In the event that any competition is so voided, all entry fees will be returned. In particular, in the event of unforeseen circumstances the Editors reserve the right to offer alternative prizes of equal or greater value.
  10. If the winner of a competition is unable to take up a prize for any reason Sidepodcast reserves the right to award it to an alternative winner, in which case the first winner chosen will not be eligible for any share of the prize whatsoever.
  11. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in the disqualification of the entry. Editors reserve the right to disqualify any entry at their absolute discretion.
  12. Editors' decisions are final in all matters concerning a competition. It is a condition of entry to any competition that the entrant agrees to be bound by these rules whether they be published in the relevant online editions of the newspaper or not, and that the decisions of Editors and judges on any matter whatsoever arising out of or connected with the competition are final.
  13. By entering the promotion participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the terms and conditions which will be interpreted in accordance with English law and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Good luck to everyone. If you have any further questions, please let us know in the comments. You have two weeks in which to enter, and hopefully we'll be seeing a few of you in London.