BMW 5 Series
A look at BMW's 5 series in the classic era. Observes model changes and development from 1972, to the end of e39 5 series production. Complete descriptions and pictures of BMW Motorsport cars, plus the exotic tuner specials from Germany. BMW's rise in business internationally is also examined.
Motor Racing – The Pursuit of Victory 1930-1962
Stunning photographs from motor racing history, most previously unpublished, in a book that examines the many facets of Grand Prix racing before the dominance of television. A beautiful look at a fascinating time in motor racing.
1 1/2-litre Grand Prix Racing 1961-1965
The story of a Grand Prix formula largely overlooked due to the perception that the cars were underpowered and hence unspectacular. This perception ignores the significant technical developments that took place, the domination achieved by British race-car constructors and the rise of British drivers Jim Clark, Graham Hill and John Surtees.
The Book of the Ducati 750 SS ‘round-case’ 1974
Although manufactured for only one year - 1974 - the Ducati 750 Super Sport was immediately touted as a future classic. It was a pioneer motorcycle - expensive and rare, and produced by Ducati's race department to celebrate victory in the 1972 Imola 200 Formula 750 race. Owing to its uniqueness and rarity, the 750 SS has become extremely valuable and desirable, fetching prices beyond the most expensive contemporary Ducati; for Ducatisti, it is the Holy Grail.
The complete story of BMW's modern roadsters from Z1 to Z9 is here. All of the qualities that make these cars the favorites for many collectors are defined in detail; and of course, the author includes the Z8 that was featured (or did it star?) in the James Bond film, "The World is Not Enough."
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How to Power Tune Alfa Romeo Twin-Cam Engines
Whether for road or track, this text describes the modifications needed to give Alfa's twin-cam engine more muscle. It covers 1300, 1600, 1750, 1800 and 2000 Alfa Romeo in-line, four-cylinder, twin-cam engines (except GTA and Twin Spark).
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Alfa Romeo 155/156/147 Competition Touring Cars – – The Cars development and racing history
Immediately after saving Alfa Romeo, Fiat decided to enter motorsport wholeheartedly as a means of marketing the brand. This book charts its early attempts at this, and comprehensively describes the development and racing history of the first 'Fiat' Alfa Romeo - the 155 - and the subsequent 156 and 147 models.
American Woodies 1928-1953
Looks at the American Woodies built from the 1920s to the early 1950s, which came in a variety of models including station wagons, convertibles and sedans. Whereas the station wagons were built for functionality, the Woody sedans and convertibles were constructed purely for style.
Race & Trackday Driving Techniques
A complete reference and learning tool for people taking to the circuit in their cars, either for the first time or as a seasoned campaigner. This book is designed to take the reader on a journey of discovery as you unlock the secrets of speed, from the basic principles through to advanced techniques and individual circuit tricks. Designed with learning in mind, the book shows not only what to do to go faster, but also why these techniques work.
The One Minute Cat Manager – Sixty seconds to feline Shangri-la
The One Minute Cat Manager suggests 60-second techniques that anyone can practise with their cat. With expert insight into the inner workings of the feline mind, and analysis of cat behaviour, this book will facilitate a deeper understanding, and stronger bond with your feline friend.
Office dogs: The Manual
A comprehensive guide to dogs in the workplace. Uniquely, this book gives insight from the dog's perspective, whilst also providing plenty of practical advice for making your dog a success in the office! It takes you through the entire process, from gaining the support of your colleagues to policy considerations for the employer.
DRIVEN – An Elegy to Cars, Roads & Motorsport
John Aston's anecdotes, wit, strong opinion and acute observations recount insightful and affectionate portraits of the many facets of motor sport, its people and its places. DRIVEN takes you on a journey from Lake District vintage car trials to drag racing at Santa Pod, NASCAR racing in North Carolina and international events at Silverstone.
Secrets of Speed – Today’s techniques for 4-stroke engine blueprinting & tuning
The process of building 4-stroke engines to a professional standard, from selecting materials and planning work, right through to methods of final assembly and testing, written for the DIY engine builder in an easy-to-understand style, and supported by approximately 200 photographs and original drawings. Containing five engine inspection and build sheets, and the contact details of approximately 45 specialist manufacturers and motorsport suppliers, the book explains build methods common to all 4-stroke engines, rather than specific makes or models. An essential purchase for all engine-building enthusiasts.
Combining materials from Mercedes-Benz's official archives with information collected from professionals involved with the marque, this book provides a unique, never before seen, perspective on how the brand developed its products to provide transportation solutions across some of the most diverse operating conditions in the world. With rare and previously unpublished photos of working trucks in action, this comprehensive book also features historical information, explanations of model codes, descriptions of models and variations from around the world, and shows some of the biggest, 'baddest' and most unusual Mercedes-Benz trucks from around the globe.