Russian Motor Vehicles – The Czarist Period 1784 to 1917
Maurice A. Kelly Ch.Eng R.R.S., M.N. (Ret’d)
This work covers the motor vehicle industry in Russia prior to World War I and provides data on steam vehicles, electric vehicles, motor cars, trucks, motor cycles and military vehicles. The writer spent time in the former USSR researching the book, and to his knowledge it is the most comprehensive account of the subject ever produced. The archives of the Polytechnical Museum in Moscow were consulted in depth, and a large number of Russian books in the author's possession have also been examined to achieve a reliable report.
BMW Café Racers
Many books have been published about BMW motorcycles, but this is the first to cover the evolution of the BMW sportsbike to the BMW cafe racer. A marque not commonly associated with the cafe racer scene, the growing trend of custom BMW cafe conversions is illustrated in detail with stunning images of sporting, racing, and 'cafed' BMWs. From Airheads to Oilheads, modified singles to parallel twins, Fours and Concept 6s - see the 'cafed' side of BMW.
Matra sports cars – MS620, 630, 650, 660 & 670 – 1966 to 1974
This book details the origin and history of the Matra sports cars. Designed and built by a French firm with no history of sports car racing to contest the various versions of the World Sports Car Championship between 1966 and 1974, this series of cars started life with the 2-litre BRM engine before progressing to the Ford V8, and subsequently Matra's own V12 from its then current Grand Prix car. Includes the developmental and race history, with a full list of all events and individual chassis numbers.
Porsche Racing Cars – 1976 to 2005
Follows Porsche's year-by-year progress in top flight racing, and looks in detail at the pure competition cars which brought the German marque such immense success and worldwide acclaim on the tracks. This particular volume begins with the story of the pure racers of 1976 vintage, and takes the reader, car-by-car, through all of the subsequent racing models, including the glorious 956 and 962, up to 2005. An earlier volume covers the years up to and including 1975.
Porsche Racing Cars – 1953 to 1975
Follows Porsche's year-by-year progress in top flight racing, and looks in detail at the pure competition cars which brought the German marque such immense success and worldwide acclaim on the tracks. This particular volume starts with the story of the giant-killing 550 Spyders of 1953 vintage, and takes the reader, car-by-car, through all of the subsequent racing models.
DAF TRUCKS since 1949
This book chronicles the fascinating first 80 years of DAF's history, from being a small Dutch trailer manufacturer through to its acquisition by US truck giant Paccar, and the development of the company to its present position as the top-selling truck in the UK and a major global brand. Buses, cars and army trucks are also covered, as well as details of how DAF has worked with various other truck makers, such as Leyland, International Harvester, Renault, RABA and GINAF, making the book essential reading for truck enthusiasts everywhere.
Grand Prix Ford – Ford, Cosworth and the DFV
A limited edition of 1500 copies. In 1965, Colin Chapman persuaded Ford to underwrite development of a V8 for the new 3000cc Grand Prix formula. Built by Cosworth, the new DFV engine won Lotus four World Championship Grands Prix in 1967. A year later, and now available to other constructors, the engine began its domination of Grand Prix racing.
Grand Prix Ferrari – The Years of Enzo Ferrari’s Power, 1948-1980
Grand Prix Ferrari is a brilliantly comprehensive, accurate account of the most important team in the history of motor racing. The highly readable and informative text is supported by over 200 interesting, and often striking, photographs.
Drag Bike Racing in Britain – From the mid ‘60s to the mid ‘80s
Showcases amazing machines and their riders in the ultimate acceleration sport - drag bike racing. Great photographs are combined with the author's in-depth knowledge, to explore, for the first time, the sport in the UK, and chart its relentless pursuit for ever more speed. The diversity of motive power and machine design is examined, as is the influence of racers from the home of drag racing - America - in this unique and fascinating look at the most thrilling sport on two wheels.
Harnessing Horsepower – The Pat Moss Carlsson Story
Covers the life of one of the greatest women rally drivers of all time, Pat Moss Carlsson. Sister to Stirling Moss, Pat had a highly successful career in show-jumping before moving into motorsport, going on to become European Ladies Rally Champion no fewer than five times.
Tony Robinson – The biography of a race mechanic
The 1950s and 1960s were a revolutionary period in motor sport history, and there are few left who were as close to Formula One in that time as leading mechanic Tony Robinson. Tony started in Grand Prix racing as mechanic to Stirling Moss, and went on to work touring Europe with privateer Grand Prix driver Bruce Halford, before becoming chief mechanic at BRP where he was reunited with (Sir) Stirling. A fascinating account of life in the pit lane.
Motor Racing at Oulton Park in the 1970s
By 1973, non-championship Formula 1 races were history and Oulton Park's feature races, the Gold Cup and traditional Good Friday meeting, turned to Formula 5000 and eventually to National F1 and F2 categories. The races attracted top national and international drivers such as Redman, Gethin, Purley, Guy Edwards and Teddy Pilette, and the racing remained as entertaining and the cars as spectacular as ever. Occasionally, the stars did come back to Oulton, the Tour of Britain bringing Graham Hill, James Hunt and rallying's Roger Clark and Billy Coleman. World champions-to-be Alan Jones, Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell honed their skills in Formula Ford, F3 and F5000, while club racing thrived. 100 superb pictures, many previously unpublished, recall this period of consolidation at the beautiful Cheshire circuit.
BSA Motorcycles - the final evolution
A fresh, much needed appraisal of BSA and Triumph motorcycles designed for the 1971 model year, plus BSA's revolutionary Ariel 3 moped, and the 750cc Triumph Hurricane that was originally planned as a BSA model. This book also presents a comprehensive study of the related promotional and racing events, as well as the US organisation, and an in-depth account of BSA's financial position before and after mid-1971's devastating trading loss announcement.
Alpine & Renault – The Sports Prototypes 1973 to 1978
Roy P Smith
This is the second volume of a story of huge effort, ideas, sweat and tears; it tells of reputations won and lost, and a new technology - turbocharging. The cars, some of the most evocative ever seen, are described in detail - stunningly, creative, slippery aerodynamic designs that achieved many outright victories in championship racing. The long struggle to develop the V6 Turbo engines is depicted, along with the intense pressure put upon the Renault Sport team by the Renault company.
The Little House that didn’t have a home
A story about a little house that has nowhere to live, who sets off on an long and daring journey to find his dream home and a place in the world for himself and his best friend Bear. Come along on this fun-packed adventure to find out if Little House (and Bear) find their very own home!
The Lucky, Lucky Leaf – A Horace and Nim Story
It's a windy autumn day and the forest friends are out catching falling leaves for luck. Nim wants to break his all-time record of five lucky leaves before tea time ...
Worzel goes for a walk! Will you come too?
Taking a dog for a walk is both pleasurable, and essential for any dog. In Worzel Goes For a Walk, children learn there are important rules that need to be followed to ensure that walking the dog is a positive experience for everyone.
Worzel says hello! – Will you be my friend?
Catherine Pickles and her Lurcher, Worzel, take you on a journey, where you will gain an understanding of how dogs think and feel, so that all children can have a wonderful relationship with the dogs in their lives, and all dogs can feel happy, safe, and loved.
Mr Trump goes to Washington – A satirical review of Mr Trump’s election campaign, and his early days in office
In 2016, much to his surprise, Mr Trump was elected President of the United States of America. This is the story of what happened when Mr Trump went to Washington. The author does not envisage it will end well ... Political satire in 3D graphic novel form.
For the quite very actual love of Worzel
Worzel is still an enormous Lurcher with 'issues.' Now in his 4th year with his forever family, life is changing. As the children grow up and spread their wings, Worzel's world should be more peaceful. As life rolls on, a changing of the guard brings new challenges and whilst Worzel might be ready for an easy life, his family has other plans ...
Mazda MX-5 Miata 1.8 Enthusiast’s Workshop Manual
Phenomenally detailed book which covers the car from bumper to bumper. Every detail of important repair and maintenance jobs is covered.
A Cat to Kill For
When a classic car dealer learns that the client who commissioned him to restore a seemingly ordinary old Jaguar has been found dead, he joins with the victim's quirky sister to investigate. They are drawn into a dangerous world in search of a murderer ...
Dairy Cows & Duck Races - the life & times of a young farmer
City boy Philip Dixon quickly realises that he has much to learn when he starts his farming career. Enjoy hilarious incidents, mysterious country ways, romance, and the rewards and hardships of a farming life.
Mazda MX-5 Miata 1.6 Enthusiast’s Workshop Manual
Superbly detailed text with over 1500 photographs, covering every detail of important jobs without resorting to special tools.
Lambretta Ll Series Scooters
Andrea & David Sparrow
The LI series Lambrettas are the machines, in bright colours and with shining chrome, that people of a certain age remember affectionately from their youth.
Porsche 987 Boxster & Cayman – 1st Generation: model years 2005 to 2009 Boxster, Boxster S, Boxster Spyder, Cayman & Cayman S
Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author's years of real ownership experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!