THE Macau Grand Prix is one of the most colourful and spectacular motor events in the world but, for some reason, this has slipped past the publishers. It seems incredible the event has gone unrecorded for so long. However, the situation has been remedied with the release of Colour and Noise. This is the first comprehensive history of the event and the weighty tome is to be launched, appropriately, at the 40th anniversary of the Macau Grand Prix. Author Philip Newsome devoted five years to researching the history of the grand prix and tracked down a wealth of old photographs and stories. Along the way, he became the recognised authority on the event: his book is packed with the glory, excitement and hard luck stories that characterise this unique happening. More than 360 photographs record the development of the race, from a treasure hunt organised among friends in a Macau coffee shop to the multi-million-dollar spectacle that it has become. Many of the photographs have never been published before and show how the development of racing in the Portuguese enclave is fascinating. The book's publication has been eagerly awaited by all those who have been associated with the event. At $295, Colour and Noise is also a must for even the most casual race fans.