Maserati 250F In Focus
The Maserati 250F raced against Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Vanwall for Grand Prix supremacy during the 2500cc Grand Prix Formula years of '54-'60. Stories from leading drivers who raced the 250F, including Sir Stirling Moss, Juan Fangio, and Mike Hawthorn, along with Anthony Pritchard's lively text, helps bring the racing story of this iconic model back to life.
John Chatham – ‘Mr Big Healey’ – The Official Biography
The authorised biography of one of the best-liked bad boys in British motorsport, John Chatham - driver, racer, repairer, rebuilder, tuner, trader and lover of Austin-Healeys. John is so synonymous with Austin-Healeys that the most famous racing Healey in the world, DD300, is so well-known mainly because John campaigned it for decades, notching up tens of thousands of racing miles. But his career embraces far more than one car, and until this biography no-one had attempted to fill in the gaps. With 150 photographs, many previously unpublished, this is an important and entertaining account of one of motorsport's biggest characters.
Jaguar XJ220 – The Inside Story
The Jaguar XJ220 supercar evolved from Jim Randle's sensational 1988 UK Motor Show concept car. The planned production of 350 limited edition cars, each with a price tag of £360,000, was over-subscribed by a factor of four in a single day! In this book, Mike Moreton, ace director of impossible projects, who was headhunted for the XJ220 project by Tom Walkinshaw, relives the extraordinary inside story of this fantastic, hi-tech car.
Wonderful walks from Dog-friendly campsites throughout the UK
Stride out with your dog from a campsite. Follow nearby footpaths and byways to explore the surrounding countryside. This book will guide you on 45 different walks that allow you and your dog to enjoy the diversity of the British landscape, and return to the campsite invigorated and exhilarated.
Fierce Grey Mouse
In a world full of happy, fluffy animals, ONE Mouse wants to be FIERCE. He exercises, eats mountains of porridge and drinks lots of milk. He practises his roaring and pouncing skills. Soon, Little Grey Mouse is Fierce Grey Mouse. But what happens when his friends want to play with Little Grey Mouse and find only Fierce Grey Mouse ...?
Inside the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Styling Department 1971 to 2001
A unique and personal account of young designer's journey after joining that most prestigious of marques, Rolls-Royce. Sometimes eccentric, often humorous, the workings of this uniquely British institution during a period of immense change are described in detail. Generously supported by previously unseen illustrations, the author's story, from his position as designer to Chief Stylist, pulls back the curtain concealing an idiosyncratic institution, motivated as much by pride as the bottom-line.
Ford Small Block V8 Racing Engines 1962-1970 – The Essential Source Book
While many will be familiar with 1960 Ford racing programmes using the very compact pushrod Small Block V8, few know the facts behind the technology employed at Ford during this time. This book gives insight to the confident, logical approach of engineers working at Ford's Engine & Foundry Division. Engineers who made outstanding technical decisions, leading to many major motorsport events being won using larger capacity derivatives of the 1961 221ci Small Block V8 production engine, a power unit introduced by Ford mid-1961 for use in 1962 model year intermediate Fairlanes and Mercurys.
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.