Vintage Books

The following are a selection of books from Amazon that may be of interest to Vintage drivers.

 

Alec Issigonis: The Man Who Made the Mini

Alec Issigonis: The Man Who Made the Mini
Jonathan Wood

Alec Issigonis, the brilliant British designer of the Morris Minor and the Mini, is one of the commanding figures in the history of automobile design and engineering. His ingenious and effective designs had a deep, lasting influence on the evolution of the motor car and on the wider history of industrial design, and he deserves to be ranked with the other giants of the field like Ferdinand Porsche in Germany and Dante Giacosa in Italy. But, until now, Issigonis's career as an engineer and designer, and his strong, single-minded character, have never been the subject of a full-length biography. Jonathan Wood's meticulously researched, penetrating study of this flawed genius of automobile design offers a rounded portrait of his life and work, and places him squarely in the context of his times. Vivid recollections of Issigonis's contemporaries, combined with a critical reassessment of his output, create a balanced view of a remarkable, controversial man. The author also offers a behind-the-scenes impression of the personal and corporate struggles within the declining British car industry, a complex process in which Issigonis played a famous role.

Publisher : Breedon Books      Published : Jun 2005

Backfire: A Passion for Cars and Motoring

Backfire: A Passion for Cars and Motoring
Alan Clark, Robert Coucher (Editor)

Alan Clark’s passion for cars – that he bought, drove and wrote about over 50 years

Publisher : Weidenfield and Nicholson      Published : Sep 2001

Brighton Belles: A Celebration of Veteran Cars

Brighton Belles: A Celebration of Veteran Cars
David Burgess Wise

Celebrated every year in the famous London-Brighton run, veteran cars represent the very dawn of motoring, from the middle of the nineteenth century up until 1904. This book tells a very personal story of the invention of the automobile and the cars that set in motion one of the biggest social revolutions the world has ever seen. At the start of the 1880s, there were just a few primitive horseless carriages whose optimistic inventors were happy if they moved at all, but by the end of the veteran period, the car had become a viable means of transport. Indeed the supercars of the day were capable of 100 miles an hour and the first steps towards mass-production had been made by a well-established industry.

Publisher : The Crowood Press      Published : Jul 2006

Drive On!: A Social History of the Motor Car 

Drive On!: A Social History of the Motor Car 
L.J.K. Setright

This book looks at the remarkable, world-changing history of the car decade by decade and charts how cars have adapted as a result of what society has demanded of them. Separate chapters are devoted to such things as where to stop and what to wear, tyres and wheels, city driving and four-wheel drives, and a series of chapters looks at the technological changes of the last century, from wooden wheels to computer control.

Publisher : Granta Books      Published : Nov 2003

Driving Force: The Evolution of the Car Engine

Driving Force: The Evolution of the Car Engine
Jeff Daniels

This illustrated work traces the evolution of the car engine from the first crude efforts of the late-19th-century pioneers through to the cutting-edge technology of today. From "wick" carburettors to common-rail diesel injection, from "atmospheric" valves to variable valve timing, the clearly written text explores each decade of development, describing the significant milestones and illustrating them with examples of appropriate ground-breaking "classic" engines. The book should appeal to car owners and enthusiasts keen to learn more about how and why engines have evolved into today's highly sophisticated units

Enzo Ferrari: a Life  

Enzo Ferrari: a Life  
Richard Williams

Ferrari, the name itself evokes the world of speed, a world of fast cars, heroic deeds and glamour. This is the story of the man behind the name. Enzo Ferrari never contributed so much as a single sketch to the design of the product that carries his name, other men did that for him. Yet his towering ambition and strategic genius enabled him to outlast his main rivals and to ensure that nothing could diminish the allure of the legend that he created. This biography goes back to Enzo's origins and traces his remarkable rise to prominenc.

Publisher : Yellow Jersey Press      Published : Sep 2002

Jenks: A Passion for Motor Sport

Jenks: A Passion for Motor Sport
Stirling Moss

This volume is about one of motor racing's greatest writers: Denis Sargent Jenkinson, known affectionately as "DSJ2 or "Jenks". His famed column in "Motor Sport" was read avidly for the 40 years he was that magazine's continental correspondent. Over the years he also became an integral part of the motor racing scene, being perceived by the drivers and racing hierarchy as "one of us". He had also participated in motor racing at the highest level, first as the athletic passenger of Sidecar World Champion and later as the famed navigator who pointed Stirling Moss to perhaps the greatest of all motor racing triumphs - the record-shattering victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia round Italy sportscar race.

Maserati - a History

Maserati - a History
Anthony Pritchard

Publisher : Mercian Manuals      Published : Nov 2000

Mr.MG - A Biography of John William Yates Thornley O.B.E. (1909-1994)
Peter Thornley

Publisher : Magna Press      Published : Jan 2003

Sir William Lyons: The Official Biography

Sir William Lyons: The Official Biography
Philip Porter, Paul Skilleter

Much has been written about Jaguar, but here is the first full biography of its founder Sir William Lyons. This inspiring book, written by two eminent Jaguar authors, describes Lyons's early influences, his tentative steps into the motor trade and how, while in his 30s, he established a substantial motor manufacturing business and launched the Jaguar marque. Decades of glory were followed by a period of despair. But at the time of his death in 1985 he knew that, post British Leyland, the company he'd founded 63 years earlier was on a strong path to recovery.

Publisher : Haynes Group      Published : Sep 2001

The Classic Car Paintings of Alan Fearnley

The Classic Car Paintings of Alan Fearnley
Alan Fearnley

Hanging in collections, both public and private, throughout the world, the masterly paintings of Alan Fearnley recreate the legendary classic car marques including Bentley, Bugatti and Ferrari. This hardback reproduces many of his famous paintings.

The Complete Catalogue of British Cars 1895-1975 (Veloce Classic Reprint Series)

The Complete Catalogue of British Cars 1895-1975 (Veloce Classic Reprint Series)
David Culshaw, Peter Horrobin

A comprehensive account of British cars, this book presents a large amount of information - historical as well as technical - in a way which should serve the needs of the dedicated enthusiast and the general reader. Nearly over 700 manufacturers and some 3700 individual models are covered - including technical specification for most cars. A wide selection of photographs feature all the major marques and some minor ones.

The Halcyon Days of Motoring: 1900-1940

The Halcyon Days of Motoring: 1900-1940
A.B. Demaus

The photographs included here, dating from 1900 to 1940, recall a lost age in which intrepid motorists discovered the delights of the open road, at a time when traffic calming, speed cameras and motorways would have been unimaginable. These pioneers often recorded their adventures, and many of their rare images are featured here; most pictures are previously unpublished. Brian Demaus, a renowned motoring author, brings his specialist knowledge to bear - identifying long-forgotten marques from the dawn of motoring history and setting the photographs in their context. The photographs illustrate, for example, camping and picnics, the wayside inn, roadside troubles, garages and workshops, pioneering lady drivers, and even home-built 'specials', to build up a picture of the time when the motor car was a rare sight and a symbol of freedom. Brian Demaus's charming book will appeal to motoring enthusiasts as well as to social historians.

Publisher : Sutton Publishing      Published : Jun 2006

Three Wheeler

Three Wheeler
Malcolm Bobbitt

Three wheelers have played an intrinsic part in the history of the motor vehicle; from Aero Morgans to Coventry Victor, BSA and Reliant, they had their place in motor sport as well as providing essential transport for families. This book takes a nostalgic look at the weird world of the three-wheeled car.

Publisher : Veloce Publishing      Published : Jan 2004

Alfa Romeo 158 and 159

Alfa Romeo 158 and 159
Ed McDonough

The Alfa Romeo 158 & 159, or 'Alfetta', as it was usually known, is the most successful racing car of all time. Launched on to the voiturette racing scene in 1938 it achieved considerable success before WW2 and was brought out again after the war and raced in the period 1946 to 1948 and 1950 to 1951 - the first two years of the Formula 1 World Championship. For much of this time the car was nearly unbeatable. The author has researched the complete history of this legendary car, from conception to retirement, and beyond. Interviews with some of the last surviving personalities associated with the car, and many archive photographs brig the history to life, while a test drive of a restored car provides a unique insight into what it was like to be behind the wheel of the Alfetta.

Publisher : The Crowood Press      Published : Jun 2005

Alpine Trials and Rallies

Alpine Trials and Rallies
Martin Pfunder

From the Austrian rallies of 1910 to the final international races in the 1970s, Alpine rallies were always dangerous and demanding. The predecessor of today's international rally sport, they were an incredible test of endurance for early pioneers and their cars. This book, written by a seven-times Alpine rally competitor features rare photographs and charts the full history of these illustrious motorsport events. It lists all the winners of the Alpine Cups through six decades, details the French Alpine itinerary and charts the successes of British marques Jaguar and Rolls Royce in the event. Martin Pfundner, born in Vienna in 1930, took part in Alpine Rallies in the fifties, and became Clerk of the Course for the 1st and 2nd Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at Zeltweg (1963/64). He is co-founder of Vienna's monthly Autorevue, and editor of the German language version of "Automobile Year". Latest title in the sporting nostalgia series "Those Were The Days...". It is the essential reading for motorsports enthusiasts and motoring historians. It charts how the Alpine trials spread from Austria to Italy, Switzerland, France and Germany.

Publisher : Veloce Publishing      Published : Oct 2005

Autodrome: The Lost Race Circuits of Europe

Autodrome: The Lost Race Circuits of Europe
S.S. Collins

Around Europe lie a number of long forgotten monuments, windswept and abandoned, the derelict buildings and crumbling tarmac are all that remain of once great motor racing circuits. From the great speed bowls of Monza and Brooklands, to the parkland of Crystal Palace. All photographed as they are now, but remembered in their prime. Nine of Europe's greatest abandoned circuits recalled and revisited;Previously forgotten events remembered;Track diagrams help chart the history of the autodromes;Many unique and unpublished period photos, as well as program covers and event posters;S.S.Collins' writing captures the spirit of these forgotten places;Photography by Gavin D.Ireland evokes the faded glory of the 'lost circuits'.

Publisher : Veloce Publishing      Published : Sep 2005

The Bentley Era: The Fast and Furious Story of the Fabulous Bentley Boys

The Bentley Era: The Fast and Furious Story of the Fabulous Bentley Boys
Nicholas Foulkes

"The Bentley Era" celebrates a unique moment in motor-sport, a short period between the wars that was populated with devil-may-care characters who lived their lives as fast off the racetrack as they drove their Bentleys around the famed courses of Brooklands and Le Mans. For a few fast and colourful years during the twenties, the Bentley Boys carried all before them both on and off the racetrack. They, more than any other group of rich young men, embodied the carefree, spendthrift, thrillseeking, sybaritic spirit of the Roaring Twenties. Lavishly illustrated with over 100 fascinating archive shots and filled with numerous facts and anecdotes, the book completely captures the glamour of the age when the legend of the Bentley Boys was born. To set the story in its social and motoring context, the book begins with an introduction to the life and engineering ingenuity of the fabled W. O. Bentley before focusing on the on-and off-racetrack careers of some of the most famous Bentley Boys. The final chapter follows what happened to the Bentley Boys after their golden age was over and the subsequent history of Bentley Motors.

Publisher : Quadrille Publishing Ltd      Published : Nov 2006

BRM V16

BRM V16
Karl Ludvigsen

A bright beacon of hope and promise for Britain’s motor-sports enthusiasts during the drab and rationed post-war years was their knowledge that the country’s leading auto companies and suppliers were banding together to create an amazing new car that promised to put Britain at the forefront in Grand Prix racing. Declaring its intent with its name, British Racing Motor or BRM, the car was a veritable wonder machine shot through with fascinating and revolutionary features. Yet it failed so publicly and sensationally that the V16 BRM has gone down in history as one of motor racing’s most spectacular flops.

Publisher : Veloce Publishing      Published : Aug 2006

BRM: The Saga of British Racing Motors Volume 2: Spaceframe cars 1959-1965

BRM: The Saga of British Racing Motors Volume 2: Spaceframe cars 1959-1965
Doug Nye, Tony Rudd

This volume reveals the tortured history of Britain's most emotionally charged and passionately operated Formula 1 racing team. The first volume covered the birth of BRM, and took readers through the years of the troublesome V16 cars and the 4-cylinder 2.5 litre models of the 1950's. This second volume of a four-volume BRM history takes the story forward into the V8 era with the last of the cars built around a tubular chassis. It covers the most successful period in the Formula 1 team's career, including the World Championship won with Graham Hill in 1962, the first two of his five wins at Monaco and the first two of his three victories in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. Having access to the BRM company files, the authors have been able to delve deeply into the emotion-charged background to the BRM team's final emergence as a Grand Prix front runner, to their involvement in the Tasman races in Australasia and to their first foray at Le Mans with the Rover-BRM gas turbine cars.

Publisher : Motor Racing Publications      Published : Oct 1995

BRM: The Saga of British Racing Motors: Front Engined Cars, 1945-60 Vol 1

BRM: The Saga of British Racing Motors: Front Engined Cars, 1945-60 Vol 1
Doug Nye, Tony Rudd

This work covers the tortured birth of BRM, and takes readers through the years of the troublesome V16 cars and the 4-cylinder 2.5-litre models of the 1950s. Having unique access to the BRM company files, the authors have delved deeply into the emotion-charged background to the BRM team's creation, its near-collapse and then its troubled survival prior to its final emergence as a front-running Grand Prix team. The team's creator Raymond Mays and its great benefactor Sir Alfred Owen, as well as drivers like Stirling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio, Froilan Gonzales, Tony Brooks, Jo Bonnier and many other stars of the past all figure prominently in this remarkable motor racing saga.

Publisher : Motor Racing Publications      Published : May 1994

Brooklands Giants: Brave Men and Their Great Cars

Brooklands Giants: Brave Men and Their Great Cars
Bill Boddy

Woven together into one feast of nostalgia, Bill Boddy's classic books "Brooklands Giants" and "Aero-Engined Racing Cars at Brooklands" have been re-issued in a single combined volume to meet popular interest in the extraordinary machines that roared round the famous banked racing circuit from its inception in 1907 to its demise upon the outbreak of war in 1939. With an enthusiast's delight, the revered author, the long-term Editor of "Motor Sport magazine", describes those adventurous times, the monster cars and their intrepid drivers.

Publisher : Haynes Group      Published : Mar 2006

Brooklands: a Pictorial History
G.N. Georgano

Brooklands: The Complete Motor Racing History

Brooklands: The Complete Motor Racing History
William Boddy

This is a definitive history of the world's first purpose built motor racing course. The author first visited the famous Brooklands Motor Course as a youngster in the 1920s and quickly became a fixture at the track, which a wealthy landowner had built in 1907 and on which motor racing and motor industry testing was to take place through to 1939, when World War II brought it all to a halt. The editor of the magazine "Motor Sport" for more than half a century, Bill Boddy felt the loss of Brooklands to motor racing very deeply and was moved to write its definitive history, which has been long out of print but forms the basis for this completely new edition, incorporating extensive revisions and new material, and is now being issued by Motor Racing Publications as a limited edition collector's item.

The Bugatti Queen

The Bugatti Queen
Miranda Seymour

THE BUGATTI QUEEN is the beautifully illustrated story of an indomitable and fascinating woman, a pioneer of motorsport who revelled in danger. Born in 1900 in a tiny French village, Helene Delangle, aka Helle Nice, became a dancer and a stripper before catching the eye of Ettore Bugatti. Seduced by the combination of machines and speed, Helle Nice went on to have an unprecedented career, competing in numerous Grands Prix and becoming the only woman to drive on the treacherous American speedbowls in the 1930s. She set new land-speed records before a notorious accident which almost ended her racing days. Re-creating her rollercoaster career with authority and panache from many previously unpublished sources, Miranda Seymour reveals the story of an unforgettable life and sheds new light on the extraordinary and reckless world of motor-racing between the wars.

Publisher : Pocket Books      Published : Feb 2005

Bugatti: A Racing History

Bugatti: A Racing History
David Venables

This text provides a full history of Bugatti, from Ettore Bugatti's endeavours with a racing motor tricycle in 1898, through to the building of the first racing T10 at Cologne in 1910, the opening of the Molsheim factory and racing at Indianapolis in 1914. The book examines the personality of Ettore Bugatti, his lifestyle, his factories and the lives and loves of his drivers.

Classic Grand Prix Cars: The Front-engined Formula 1 Era 1906-1960

Classic Grand Prix Cars: The Front-engined Formula 1 Era 1906-1960
Karl Ludvigsen

An illustrated history of the development of front-engined racing Formula 1 cars. The author builds from the technical evolution of the cars, era by era. He accompanies this with insights into the rise and fall of the famous manufacturers whose creations were the ultimate expression of the motoring know-how of their day. Ludvigsen takes the reader from the early days of the Formula 1 Grand Prix car through to the 1950s, giving a glimpse at drivers, managers and engineers who contributed to the classic era of Grand Prix racing.

Publisher : Sutton Publishing      Published : Apr 2000

Classic Racing Engines: Expert Technical Analysis of Fifty of the Greatest Motorsport Power Units

Classic Racing Engines: Expert Technical Analysis of Fifty of the Greatest Motorsport Power Units
Karl Ludvigsen

An overview of 50 classic motor racing engines selected from an 80-year period starting in 1914, when racing engines emerged as a distinct type of power unit. The book highlights each unit's significance in terms of both its racing history and the advancement of technology.

Driving Forces: The Grand Prix Racing World Caught in the Maelstrom of the Third Reich

Driving Forces: The Grand Prix Racing World Caught in the Maelstrom of the Third Reich
Peter Stevenson,

The Glory of Goodwood : The Spiritual Home of British Motor Racing

The Glory of Goodwood : The Spiritual Home of British Motor Racing
Mike Lawrence, Simon Taylor, Doug Nye

A guide to the Goodwood motor circuit, and a celebration of its eventful history and atmosphere. The best drivers of their day - Hawthorn, Brabham, Clark, Moss and Hill - went head to head around Goodwood's famous corners. Alongside the action on the track, Goodwood's very British blend of style, hospitality and derring-do became part of the social fabric of the 1950s and 1960s. The story of Goodwood is brought to life by cherished memories from the great drivers who competed there, including Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart, as well as more recent arrivals like Damon Hill describing the excitement of racing around Goodwood in a historic car. The book is illustrated with nostalgic images from the Goodwood archives.

Publisher : Virgin Books      Published : Sep 1999

Ken Tyrrell: The Authorised Biography 

Ken Tyrrell: The Authorised Biography 
Maurice Hamilton

One of the most respected figures in Formula 1 for nearly four decades, Ken Tyrrell discovered Jackie Stewart and went on to win 33 grands prix and three world championships as an independent team owner. This biography provides an expose of the man himself, and an insight into the drama and excitement of the world of Formula 1 motor racing.

Publisher : HarperCollinsWillow      Published : Oct 2002

Le Mans - The Bentley & Alfa Years 1923-1939

Le Mans - The Bentley & Alfa Years 1923-1939
R.M. Clarke, Anders Clausager

This book covers the colourful vintage years of Le Mans with 43 articles and 17 race summaries by Anders Clausager, when Bentley and Alfa cars dominated the scene.

Maserati 250F

Maserati 250F
David McKinney

The Maserti 250F was one of the most beautiful and successful racing cars of the 1950s and one of the most famous racing cars of all time. Driven in its heyday by great drivers including Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio, and the star of many historic race meetings, te 250F has iconic status. This book presents the 250F story in detail and is fully illustrated with many period photographs. Topics covered include the complete history of the 250F; full details of championship racing; club racing and activity in the Americas and Australasia; and complete chassis listings.

Publisher : The Crowood Press      Published : May 2003

Maserati: A Racing History

Maserati: A Racing History
Anthony Pritchard

A sister volume to First Among Champions: The Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars and Bugatti: A Racing History, this handsome book completes a trilogy devoted to the great motor racing marques of the 1930s and 1950s. It offers a fascinating account of the design, development and competition history of the Maserati cars, and the personalities involved, from the early years when the racing activities depended on private support through to the marque's current revival under Fiat's ownership and Ferrari's guidance.

Publisher : Haynes Group      Published : Jun 2003

Maserati: Sport - Gran Turismo - Grand Prix

Maserati: Sport - Gran Turismo - Grand Prix
Maurizio Tabucchi

All Maserati's production, from 1926 to 2002: racing cars, road cars, engines for cars and boats that were built by other constructors as well as commercial vehicles of the war years, all in a single work that includes the story of the Maserati brothers. From 1887, the year in which Alfieri was born, until the establishment of OSCA plus the story of racing in the early Twenties with Isotta Fraschini and Diatto up to 1992 and the Barchetta. Contains technical layouts of all models produced, sequential chassis numbers of all cars manufactured each year, a description of the modifications introduced in the course of production as well as the number of examples built of each model. Features many original pictures and photographs of cars. Makes it possible to identify every single Maserati made. A story told through the products of one of the world's most glorious car manufacturers.

Publisher : Giorgio Nada Editore      Published : Mar 2003

MG Competition Cars and Drivers

MG Competition Cars and Drivers
Richard L. Knudson

MG established its winning reputation through competition. In 1925, Cecil Kimber set out to build sports cars knowing that racing and competition had to be a prime focus. This epic story by Knudsen, a well-known author/historian on MGs, documents every competition car in extreme and careful detail, starting with Old Number One and finishing with MG record cars.

Publisher : Iconografix      Published : Jun 2006

Montlhery: The Story of the Paris Autodrome

Montlhery: The Story of the Paris Autodrome
Bill Boddy

Updated from original Montagu Motor Books edition – only English language edition of extremely historic motor track, used for innumerable record bids and important track and road races. Foreword by racing driver and record-breaker the late George Eyston, OBE.

Publisher : Veloce Publishing      Published : Sep 2006

Motor Racing (Early Years)

Motor Racing (Early Years)
Brian Laban

Motor sport, in its many guises, is one of the most glamorous sports in the world and one of the most widely watched, by people in virtually every country all over the globe. Motor racing has always had the capacity to create memorable stories and images. From the earliest days of motoring, car manufacturers used motor sport as a proving ground for the machines, but the sport earned an image far beyond that of a mere engineering laboratory. Even before the 20th century dawned, motor racing had a reputation as an arena where almost gladiatorial battles were set before a public only recently accustomed to seeing a motor car of any kind. As motor sport developed from the great days of the inter-city road races to closed road circuits and eventually to purpose-built tracks, it became visually one of the most sensational sports in the world. This is the story of motor racing as it once was, from the early days to the fifties; the story of those Olympians who bestrode the track - from Jenatzy and Boillot, Campbell and Caracciola, to Ascari, Fangio and Moss - and of their cars - the Alfas, Mercedes, Maseratis and Ferraris - giants all of another, more compelling age.

Publisher : Konemann      Published : Jan 2006

Motor Racing: Extraordinary Images from 1900 to 1970 (Golden Age)

Motor Racing: Extraordinary Images from 1900 to 1970 (Golden Age)
John Tennant

This book features extraordinary images of motor racing which give a unique insight into this most dangerous and exhilarating of sports. "Motor Racing The Golden Age" is a unique collection of over 275 images from the last century of racing. Following the design, format and idea of the successful "Football: The Golden Age", this book celebrates all aspects of the motor racing world - the drivers, the fans, the race tracks, the cars, the crashes and pit-stops. It goes further to look at the history behind motor racing - the hill climbs, rallies through cities and even the land speed records. "Motor Racing: The Golden Age" remembers when the cars were fast, the drivers were furious and the photographers the bravest men on the track - a true golden age of both sport and photography.

Publisher : Cassell Illustrated      Published : Mar 2006

Nuvolari 

Nuvolari 
Christopher Hilton

Vivid biography of possibly the greatest racing driver of all time. - Uses dramatic contemporary reports to recreate Nuvolari's great races, including his remarkable victory in the 1935 German GP and his heartrending last stand in the 1948 Mille Miglia. .

Publisher : Breedon Books      Published : Jul 2003

Nuvolari: The Legend Lives Again 

Nuvolari: The Legend Lives Again 
Cesare de Agostini, Gianni Cancellieri

Publisher : Giorgio Nada Editore      Published : Jun 2003

The 1903 Irish Gordon Bennett: The Race That Saved Motor Sport
Bob Montgomery

The 500cc Racing Car (Shire Album)
Colin C. Rawlinson

Publisher : Shire Publications      Published : May 2003

The British at Le Mans: 85 Years of Endeavour

The British at Le Mans: 85 Years of Endeavour
Ian Wagstaff

Every year, scores of British drivers converge on Le Mans to compete in the world's most gruelling motor race; hundreds more support them in the pits and paddock, and many thousands of devoted enthusiasts waving Union Jacks make their annual pilgrimage to cheer them on from the grandstands and spectator terraces. These are their stories of what many regard as the 'British race held in France'. "The British At Le Mans" pays tribute, not just to the people who sat behind the wheel, but to all those who have shared in their successes and disappointments over the past 85 years. In this wide-ranging book, the author takes the reader behind the scenes to reveal the stories behind the stories, many of them as fascinating as the main ones played out on the track.

Publisher : Motor Racing Publications      Published : Jul 2006

The Racing Driver: The Theory and Practice of Fast Driving

The Racing Driver: The Theory and Practice of Fast Driving
Denis Jenkinson

Vanwall: Green for Glory

Vanwall: Green for Glory
Ed McDonough

The Vanwall was one of the Great Green hopes of British motor sport in the 1950s. The brainchild of the industrialist Guy Anthony Vanderwell, the Vanwall Grand Prix car was built to beat the all-conquering red cars from Italy that dominated the Grand Prix scene at that time. Here, Ed McDonough re-presents the history of Vanwall, from the team's slow beginnings after Vanderwell's break away from BRM to the success of the later 1950s and the securing of the very first Constructor's Cup in 1958. He also reappraises the contributions of Costing and Chapman, and offers another interpretation of Vanderwell's part in the story.

Publisher : The Crowood Press      Published : Dec 2003

A - Z of Cars of the 1920s

A - Z of Cars of the 1920s
Nick Baldwin

A listing of all known makes of car in Britain during the Vintage period 1919-1930.

Alfa Romeo (Haynes Classic Makes)

Alfa Romeo (Haynes Classic Makes)
David Owen

Providing an insight into Alfa Romeos covering the history and culture of the marque, its models and designers, driving impressions, quotes from road tests, technical specifications and advice on buying and restoring, together with side bars on subjects such as the P2 World Championship winning Grand Prix car, the twin-engine Bimotore and the new Spider and GTV.

First Among Champions: The Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars

First Among Champions: The Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars
David Venables

The grand prix history of Alfa Romeo, from the building of the Darracq cars in Italy which led to the founding of Alfa in 1910, through the golden years of Vittorio Jano designs including the 158, to the withdrawal of racing after Juan Manuel Fangio clinched the 1951 World Championship in a 159, and the brief return to Formula 1 in the 1970s. It also chronicles Alfa Romeo drivers, cars and results.

Publisher : Haynes Group      Published : May 2000

Vintage Alvis
Peter Hull, Norman Howard Johnson

Alvis Speed Models in Detail: Speed 20, Speed 25, 3 1/2 Litre and 4.3

Alvis Speed Models in Detail: Speed 20, Speed 25, 3 1/2 Litre and 4.3
Nick Walker

A history, description and analysis of the Speed model family of cars made by Alvis Ltd 1932-40. These were and still are among the most desirable high-performance cars of their decade, and with their long, low build they inspired some of the most stylish coachwork of the era. In addition, they pioneered such major motor industry innovations as independent front suspension and an all-synchromesh gearbox. Starting with the Speed 20 of 1932, the author provides a highly detailed technical analysis of each model, covering every aspect of the chassis, running gear, engine and transmission, and going through the SA/SB/SC/SD Speed 20s, the 3 -litre, the Speed 25 and the ultimate expression of the marque, the 4.3. Each receives comprehensive treatment including information on differences from previous models, revisions, the range of bodies available from coachbuilders, performance and behaviour, and appearances in competition. There are also chapters on using the cars today and on the practicalities of ownership, with advice on parts availability, lubricants, maintenance and preservation. Illustrations include specially commissioned colour photography of five outstanding examples, along with archive photographs and Alvis publicity material.

Men and Motors of

Men and Motors of "the Austin": A Century of Car Making at Longbridge
Barney Sharratt

Since 1905, Herbert Austin's Longbridge car factory, known locally as "The Austin" has provided a livelihood for thousands of families in the West Midlands. This is the story of the vehicles produced there, and the factory itself , in the words of those intimately involved in the styling , design, testing and building of cars. It provides historic detail, human experience and social history, and aims to be of great interest to motoring enthusiasts as well as those who have worked at Longbridge under the various ownerships, including BMC, British Leyland, Austin-Rover, BMW and Phoenix.

The Austin Seven (Shire Album)

The Austin Seven (Shire Album)
Jonathan Wood

One of the most famous of British cars, the diminutive but robust 750 cc Austin Seven, introduced in 19822, changed the course of automobile design and proved the viability of the small-capacity four-cylinder car

Publisher : Shire Publications      Published : Apr 1999

The Austin Seven Source Book

The Austin Seven Source Book
Bryan Purves

The Austin Seven is one of the most universally appealing and desirable small cars of all time. It was manufactured in a variety of forms, from simple open tourers to saloons, vans, sports cars and even racers, and left an indelible mark on the course of motoring history. Production of this still world-famous car ceased in 1939 after 17 years, during which time some 291,000 chassis had been made. Originally published in 1989, and re-issued due to popular demand, this is the most complete work of reference ever published on the marque and is essential reading for all Austin Seven owners, restorers and enthusiasts.

Publisher : G T Foulis & Co      Published : Jan 1990

Bentley - Fifty Years of the Marque

Bentley - Fifty Years of the Marque
Johnnie Green, Bernard King, Martin Bennett

Over 80 years have passed since W.O. Bentley designed and built the first 3 Litre Bentley and a car and a name were created to catch the imagination of millions. This revised book traces the development of the Bentley from its beginning in 1919 until 1969.

Publisher : Dalton Watson Fine Books      Published : Jun 2002

The Bentley Era: The Fast and Furious Story of the Fabulous Bentley Boys

The Bentley Era: The Fast and Furious Story of the Fabulous Bentley Boys
Nicholas Foulkes

"The Bentley Era" celebrates a unique moment in motor-sport, a short period between the wars that was populated with devil-may-care characters who lived their lives as fast off the racetrack as they drove their Bentleys around the famed courses of Brooklands and Le Mans. For a few fast and colourful years during the twenties, the Bentley Boys carried all before them both on and off the racetrack. They, more than any other group of rich young men, embodied the carefree, spendthrift, thrillseeking, sybaritic spirit of the Roaring Twenties. Lavishly illustrated with over 100 fascinating archive shots and filled with numerous facts and anecdotes, the book completely captures the glamour of the age when the legend of the Bentley Boys was born. To set the story in its social and motoring context, the book begins with an introduction to the life and engineering ingenuity of the fabled W. O. Bentley before focusing on the on-and off-racetrack careers of some of the most famous Bentley Boys. The final chapter follows what happened to the Bentley Boys after their golden age was over and the subsequent history of Bentley Motors.

Publisher : Quadrille Publishing Ltd      Published : Nov 2006

The Bentley Miscellany

The Bentley Miscellany
Nicholas Foulkes

The Bentley Motor Car Company has a fabulous history of racing and of prestigious road cars - the name is synonymous with what is often referred to as the golden age of motorsport and even today evokes an image of high living and fast driving. Packed with hundreds of facts and figures, the "Bentley Miscellany" has everything a Bentley enthusiast could want to know about these superb driving machines: What the Bentley logos mean, The most (and least!) successful Bentleys, Bentley speeds at le Mans then and now, Bentleys in film and James Bond's Bentley, Famous Bentleys and their owners. These and many other questions are answered in this fascinating compendium, making it a must-have for Bentley's many fans around the world and for all who are fascinated by the aura of a luxury brand.

Publisher : Quadrille Publishing      Published : Nov 2005

W.O. Bentley: the Man Behind the Marque: The Man Behind the Marque 

W.O. Bentley: the Man Behind the Marque: The Man Behind the Marque 
Malcolm Bobbitt

The Bentley motor car is one of the most respected marques in the world. It is synonymous with what is often referred to as the golden age of motorsport. Still the image remains of open sportscars, bearing the legendary winged B emblem, thundering around Brooklands and along the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans. Yet while Bentley motor cars are widely revered, their creator, Walter Owen Bentley, is largely unknown. In this meticulously researched and revealing biography, Malcolm Bobbitt chronicles W.O. Bentley's life and career and his love of machinery, especially motorcycles and motor cars. He records the rise and fall of Bentley Motors, the triumphs of the cars in competition, especially at Le Mans, and the enduring legend these performances created. Undoubtedly W.O. Bentley was one of the outstanding engineers and designers of his era, but Bentley the businessman was less successful. Even during the years when his cars achieved their great victories, the company's existence was tenuous, and Malcolm Bobbitt gives a fascinating account of Bentley's continuous struggle to remain financially afloat. Without massive investment from the wealthy diamond merchant Woolf Barnato, Bentley Motors would not have survived as long as it did. When, during the Depression, Barnato could no longer afford to finance the company, it was taken over by Rolls-Royce. but still the marque - and its reputation for excellence - persisted.

Publisher : Breedon Books      Published : Aug 2003

Coachwork on Vintage Bentleys: 3 Litre, 4.5 Litre, 6.5 Litre, Speed Six and 8 Litre, 1921-31

Coachwork on Vintage Bentleys: 3 Litre, 4.5 Litre, 6.5 Litre, Speed Six and 8 Litre, 1921-31
Nick Walker

All car enthusiasts know, or think they know, what a vintage Bentley should look like. It should have a four-seater tourer body, and should be painted British Racing Green. But Bentleys weren't always like that. When these cars were new, other types of body by many different coachbuilders - saloons, limousines, fixed-head coupes, landaulets, cabriolets, drophead coupes, sedancas de ville - outnumbered the tourers and sports models. This book uses over 200 contemporary black-and-white illustrations and some 50 specially shot colour photographs to tell the story of Bentley coachwork during the 1920s, and up to 1931 when the company went into receivership. Each of the three classes of coachwork - saloons and limousines, drophead coupes, and tourers - is traced through that exciting decade.

Publisher : Herridge & Sons      Published : Dec 2005

Bugatti

Bugatti
Laurence Meredith

Under 8000 cars were buit by Ettore Bugatti between 1910 and 1939 and the survivors are among the most desirable cars in the world. This title documents the cars in detail drawing on the collections of the Bugatti trust. The book uses rare photographs and is aimed at Bugatti owners and enthusiasts as well as anyone interested in motoring history.

Bugatti: A Racing History

Bugatti: A Racing History
David Venables

This text provides a full history of Bugatti, from Ettore Bugatti's endeavours with a racing motor tricycle in 1898, through to the building of the first racing T10 at Cologne in 1910, the opening of the Molsheim factory and racing at Indianapolis in 1914. The book examines the personality of Ettore Bugatti, his lifestyle, his factories and the lives and loves of his drivers.

Crossley  

Crossley  
Mike Eyre, Chris Heaps, Alan Townsin

The History of the British motor industry is littered with names that were once prominent but which have now become a part of history. One of these is the Manchester manufacturer, Crossley - or, to be precise, two companies: Croslley Brothers Ltd (that concentrated on the manufacture of engines) and Crossley Motors Ltd (that produced cars, commercial vehicles - including buses and trolleybuses - and even aircraft and racing cars). This book is a comprehensive and detailed history of both Crossley businesses. The authors have had access, for the first time, to the family archives and the records of the Crossley Register and other enthusiast groups. Alongside the detailed history are comprehensive appendices listing all the various vehicle types produced by the company and the book will be supported by an impressive array of photographs of the assorted vehicles produced.

Publisher : Oxford Publishing Company      Published : Jul 2002

Daimler and Benz: The Complete History

Daimler and Benz: The Complete History
Dennis Adler

The official history of two of the world's pioneering automotive firms, lavishly illustrated with over 400 color photographs (some never before seen), noted author Dennis Adler tells the inside story of 80 years of automotive excellence. June 26, 2006 marks one of the important dates in automotive history: the merger of the Daimler and Benz motor companies. In this official history, written in cooperation with Daimler Motors, noted automobile historian Adler presents a decade-by-decade look at the evolution of one of the world's leading car companies. The book opens in early days of three pioneers, Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach, and the birth of Mercedes, the modern motor car. It describes the Great War years, followed by the merger that created this classic car company in 1926. From there it takes a decade-by-decade approach, tracing the inter-war years, the rebirth after the destruction of German industry in World War II, and the succeeding years of prosperity and automotive excellence. With an introduction by racing legend Sir Stirling Moss, and new and archival photographs (some never before published), this book will become the standard for all Mercedes fanciers worldwide.

Publisher : HarperCollins      Published : Aug 2006

Delage Styling and Design

Delage Styling and Design
Richard S. Adatto, Diana E. Meredith

Very little has been written in English about Delage, the sultry, art deco French car that was a favorite of the rich and famous during the inter-war years. This book seeks to introduce car enthusiasts to this fabulous marque. It describes the beginnings of the company headed by Louis Delage and his team of engineers, and touches upon its early racing history when driver Robert Benoist won the trophies that made the car famous around the world. Subsequent chapters describe the styling and design of the stunning cars built during the golden age of European Continental travel when the Delage chassis was dressed by the best French coachbuilders of the time, including Letourneur & Marchand, Henri Chapron, Marcel Pourtout and Figoni & Falaschi. Examples of each are described and photographed, with images taken at the time of their construction and present day photographs of beautifully restored cars. Reproductions of sales catalogues from the 1930s are also incorporated and the book includes an appendix with 15 pages of technical information and tune up specifications.

Publisher : Dalton Watson Fine Books      Published : Aug 2005

Delahaye Styling and Design

Delahaye Styling and Design
Richard S. Adatto and Diana E. Meredith

Delahaye Styling and Design celebrates the extraordinary coachwork produced in France for the Delahaye chassis between 1920 and the early 1950s. A detailed analysis and race history of this grand French marque is followed by descriptions of individual cars, each section being accompanied by vintage images and Michael Furman's striking modern photography.

Publisher : Dalton Watson Fine Books      Published : Aug 2006

Ford Model

Ford Model "Y": Henry's Car for Europe
Sam Roberts

This text presents a definitive history of the Ford Model "Y", the first "world car" and the car that made Ford a truly international company.

The Model T Ford: The Car That Changed the World

The Model T Ford: The Car That Changed the World
Bruce W. McCalley

Illustrated Ford Models T and a Buyer's Guide (Illustrated Buyer's Guide)

Illustrated Ford Models T and a Buyer's Guide (Illustrated Buyer's Guide)
Paul G. McLaughlin

The Rise of Jaguar: A Detailed Study of the Standard Era, 1928-1951

The Rise of Jaguar: A Detailed Study of the Standard Era, 1928-1951
Barrie Price

This work presents an in-depth study into the growth of SS Cars Limited during the world's worst economic depression, and the metamorphosis of SS into Jaguar.

Publisher : Veloce Publishing      Published : Dec 2004

Lagonda in Detail: 4 1/2 Litre and V12, 1933-40

Lagonda in Detail: 4 1/2 Litre and V12, 1933-40
Arnold Davey

In 1933 the long-established car maker Lagonda introduced its now immortal 4.5-litre model, a large, powerful machine that made a potent rival for the contemporary Bentleys and Talbots. Initially a rather rough and tough car, it was progressively refined by W.O. Bentley in the mid-1930s, and was joined in 1938 by his magnificent V12 4.5-litre car, which provided effortless and silent 100 mph performance. All these cars are highly prized today and fetch enormous prices, based not only on their elegance and pedigree but also on their abilities, which were amply demonstrated at Le Mans. This is the first ever book devoted to these models and Arnold Davey, the Registrar and Historian of the Lagonda Club, is uniquely qualified to write it, offering an in-depth examination of the design, manufacture, evolution and characteristics of the cars, as well as the practicalities of ownership today. Six splendid specimens have been specially photographed to illustrate the text. * Models covered: M45 1933-35, M45R Rapide 1935, LG45 1936-37, LG45R Rapide 1937, LG6 1938-40, V12 1938-40. * Fully illustrated: with 270 colour and black-and-white photographs.

Publisher : Herridge & Sons      Published : Dec 2004

Lagonda: 1899-1999 (Archive Photographs: Images of Motoring)

Lagonda: 1899-1999 (Archive Photographs: Images of Motoring)
Arnold Davey

Publisher : Tempus Publishing      Published : Jul 1999

The Lea-Francis Story  

The Lea-Francis Story  
Barrie Price

Founded in 1895 under the aegis of R.H. Lea, the company originally built cycles and motorcycles but, by the 1920s, was established as a manufacturer of high quality sporting cars. From the 1930s to the 1960s, Lea-Francis specialized in medium-sized cars built with care and the best quality components. Successful in motorsports, "Leaf" was an innovative company, but a lack of regard for good business principles led to fluctuating fortunes throughout the company's long life. This text tells the story of the firm.

Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd      Published : Apr 1998

Maserati: A Racing History

Maserati: A Racing History
Anthony Pritchard

A sister volume to First Among Champions: The Alfa Romeo Grand Prix Cars and Bugatti: A Racing History, this handsome book completes a trilogy devoted to the great motor racing marques of the 1930s and 1950s. It offers a fascinating account of the design, development and competition history of the Maserati cars, and the personalities involved, from the early years when the racing activities depended on private support through to the marque's current revival under Fiat's ownership and Ferrari's guidance.

Publisher : Haynes Group      Published : Jun 2003

The Incredible Blitzen Benz

The Incredible Blitzen Benz
Karl Ludvigsen

Titanic motorcars that blazed a trail of speed before and after the Great War, the Blitzen Benzes were the fastest man-carrying machines of their era. Officially certified as the fastest cars in the world from 1909 to 1919, the 200-horsepower Benzes were winners in races and hillclimbs throughout Europe and America. For the first time the storied feats of the six Type RE Benzes and their colorful owners and drivers are brought vividly to life in this lavishly illustrated book. One of the most evocative names ever bestowed on an automobile, “Blitzen Benz” came to express the ultimate in power and speed. The car itself, with its sharp-tailed body, aggressively beaked radiator and colossal exhaust pipes, still stands as an unrivaled icon of velocity on land. Karl Ludvigsen weaves an engrossing saga of the men and machines of the era — founder Karl Benz and why he was not keen on racing — a talented Belgian who designed a great German engine — how a choleric and driven French racer inspired the first 200 PS Benz — stunning new world records set in 1909 and 1910 — marrying the Benz with American racing hero Barney Oldfield— why the four-passenger model was fastest of all the Benzes at Brooklands.

Publisher : Dalton Watson Fine Books      Published : Oct 2006

MG Competition Cars and Drivers

MG Competition Cars and Drivers
Richard L. Knudson

MG established its winning reputation through competition. In 1925, Cecil Kimber set out to build sports cars knowing that racing and competition had to be a prime focus. This epic story by Knudsen, a well-known author/historian on MGs, documents every competition car in extreme and careful detail, starting with Old Number One and finishing with MG record cars.

Publisher : Iconografix      Published : Jun 2006

The MG File: Model by Model

The MG File: Model by Model
Eric Dymock

MG T Series in Detail

MG T Series in Detail
Paddy Willmer

The T Series MGs epitomise the English sports car. From the TA model of 1936 through to the 1954 TF they all provided the very essence of sporting open-air motoring, and they remain highly prized today. They can also be credited with having launched the British motor industry's export drive to the United States.

Publisher : Herridge & Sons      Published : Jul 2005

MG T Series Restoration Guide

MG T Series Restoration Guide
Malcolm Green

Publisher : Brooklands Books      Published : Oct 1993

Rolls-Royce and Bentley

Rolls-Royce and Bentley
Graham Robson

Elegance and sophistication radiate from the pages of this spectacularly illustrated book about the world's most revered automobiles. Although having the means to ride in high style isn't always a possibility, readers can use this book to live large for at least a little while. This stunning new book: explores the "other" great British invasion with extensive historical details useful for automobile historians and collectors; features primary models such as the classic Silver Ghost and today's Phantom accompanied by 300+ rare and specially commissioned photos and technical drawings. For collectors or dreamers this book is the ultimate guide to Rolls-Royce class.

Publisher : KP Books      Published : May 2006

Rolls-Royce and Bentley: The History of the Cars

Rolls-Royce and Bentley: The History of the Cars
Martin Bennett

This illustrated history covers every model produced by Rolls-Royce, from the little 10hp vehicle of 1904 to their present day luxury cars. All models are illustrated, and technical specifications and chassis numbers are detailed and explained.

Publisher : Haynes Group      Published : Jun 1998

The Humber (Shire Album)

The Humber (Shire Album)
G.N. Georgano

Publisher : Shire Publications      Published : Feb 1990

The Amateur's Lathe 

The Amateur's Lathe 
L.H. Sparey

A reprint of a course of instruction that embraces almost every process that can be achieved on the small-scale (3.5 inch) lathe, together with step-by-step photographs and technical drawings that deal with all the difficulties that could affect the small workshop and lathe owner. Last published in 1986.

Publisher : Special Interest Model Books      Published : Dec 1992

Gears and Gear Cutting (Workshop Practice)

Gears and Gear Cutting (Workshop Practice)
Ivan Law

Gears in one form or another are part of most mechanisms, but they are by no means as simple as they may appear. This book explains simply and comprehensively the underlying theory involved, and in its second part, how to cut gears on a lathe or milling machine.

Publisher : Special Interest Model Books      Published : Dec 1998

Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment (Workshop Practice)
Tubal Cain

Home Workshop Hints and Tips (Workshop Practice)

Home Workshop Hints and Tips (Workshop Practice)
Vic Smeed (Editor)

For nearly a hundred years "Model Engineer" magazine has proved a source of knowledge for a wide variety of engineering practices. Its readership has included many highly experienced engineers, who have answered queries and contributed valuable information in order that everyone involved in the construction and use of machines should be able to extend both scope and skills. Many of the pieces of information regarded as most useful appeared in brief notes or articles, often many years ago, and were never republished. This compilation offers a selection of hints and tips culled from a wide time-scale of the magazine. They may save the reader time and money, and will interest and instruct anyone who works with metal.

Lathework: A Complete Course

Lathework: A Complete Course
Harold Hall

Assuming no previous experience and using the medium of 12 lathe turning projects, this text leads prospective model engineers through all of the basic techniques needed to tackle ambitious projects.

Publisher : Special Interest Model Books      Published : Dec 2003

Milling Operations in the Lathe (Workshop Practice)

Milling Operations in the Lathe (Workshop Practice)
Tubal Cain

Publisher : Argus Books      Published : Dec 1984

Model Engineer's Handbook

Model Engineer's Handbook
Tubal Cain

Workshop Materials (Workshop Practice Series)

Workshop Materials (Workshop Practice Series)
Alex Weiss

description of the many varied materials used by model engineers in their workshops and a reference to finding the right material for a task or an item specified on a technical plan. The book is aimed at those who build locomotives, traction, boat and stationery steam engines, oil, diesel, glow and petrol engines, gas turbines, artillery pieces, farming appliances, road vehicles, horse carriages and clocks. It is also directed at engineers who work with full-size machinery, such as vintage and veteran cars, motor and pedal cycles, traction engines and railways. Materials covered include: iron and steel; non-ferrous metals and alloys; aluminium; brass; copper; hard and soft abrasives; bearing materials; ceramics; refractory materials; glass; silicon; soft and hard woods; plywood; MDF; chipboard; thermoplastics; concrete; coatings; electroplating solutions; fuels; gases; lubricants; polishing materials; pickles; sealants; solders; and adhesives

Electroplating (Workshop Practice)

Electroplating (Workshop Practice)
J. Poyner

Foundrywork for the Amateur (Workshop Practice)

Foundrywork for the Amateur (Workshop Practice)
B. Terry Aspin

engineering since its first publication in 1954, this book explains and illustrates foundrywork skills for anyone involved with metalworking and model engineering.

Publisher : Special Interest Model Books      Published : Dec 1998

How to Cast Small Metal and Rubber Parts

How to Cast Small Metal and Rubber Parts
William A. Cannon

Using this excellent sourcebook as a guide, you can easily make high quality, defect-free castings for almost any purpose ... at amazingly low cost! Just some of the countless uses you'll find for this potentially profitable skill ... making obsolete or vintage car parts, hood ornaments, garden and fireplace tools, kitchen utensils, automotive parts, replacing broken antique parts, reproducing sculpture, plaques, and other art ... all kinds of decorative and useful objects for your own use or to sell! Writing in nontechnical language, author William Cannon provides all the instruction you need to cast any part ... putting an end to those long and often unfruitful scavenger hunts through shops, flea markets, and swap meets. This time- and money-saving second edition of the "bible" on casting small metal and rubber parts guides you through all the basics of foundry work. You'll learn how to reproduce or create new items of brass, bronze, or other metals ... or almost anything made of rubber. Cannon shows you how to organize your own home workshop the equipment you'll need, how much it costs, and how to set it all up! You can even open your own full- or part-time business. You'll discover which metal is better for certain jobs and why, how to choose molding sands, how to design and produce molds, and how to repair castings. Plus information is included on coremaking, casting problems and their causes, finishing castings and correcting defects ... even chapters on grinding, polishing, and buffing. Plus the completely updated and revised information on casting rubber parts will bring up up-to-date on all the recent developments in polyurethane rubber.

Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education      Published : Nov 1989

The Backyard Foundry (Workshop Practice)

The Backyard Foundry (Workshop Practice)
B. Terry Aspin

Engine Builder's Handbook

Engine Builder's Handbook
Tom Monroe

Publisher : Time Warner International      Published : Aug 1996

Forced Induction Performance Tuning: A Practical Guide to Supercharging and Turbocharging

Forced Induction Performance Tuning: A Practical Guide to Supercharging and Turbocharging
A. Graham Bell

This work is aimed at the enthusiast engine tuner and race engine builder. Founded on the author's many years of experience in building, tuning and modifying high-performance engines, it sets out the principles involved in forced induction, supported by tables and numerous illustrations. From basic theory through to building a rugged engine, all the important aspects of supercharging and turbocharging are explained and analysed.

Publisher : Haynes Group      Published : Sep 2003

Four-stroke Performance Tuning

Four-stroke Performance Tuning
A, Graham Bell

Publisher : Haynes Group      Published : Nov 1998

Metal Fabricator's Handbook

Metal Fabricator's Handbook
Ron Fournier, Sue Fournier (Editor)r.

Sheet Metal Handbook

Sheet Metal Handbook
Ron Fournier, Susan Fournier

Publisher : HP Books      Published : Jul 1989

Sheet Metal Work (Workshop Practice)
by R.E. Wakeford

The Haynes Manual on Welding

The Haynes Manual on Welding
J. Storer

The definitive DIY manual on welding. Covers gas, arc, MIG, TIG and plasma welding and cutting techniques. Includes theory, practical techniques, safety procedures and advice on choosing equipment. A practical project chapter shows how to use welding equipment to build a trailer.

Publisher : Haynes Group      Published : Sep 2004

The Science and Practice of Welding

The Science and Practice of Welding
A. C. Davies

Welder's Handbook: A Complete Guide to MIG, TIG, ARC and Oxyacetylene Welding

Welder's Handbook: A Complete Guide to MIG, TIG, ARC and Oxyacetylene Welding
Richard Finch

Automotive Woodworking: Restoration, Repair and Replacement
Rollie Johnson

Publisher : Motorbooks International      Published : Aug 2001

Car Bodywork Repair Manual: The Complete, Illustrated Step-by-step Guide

Car Bodywork Repair Manual: The Complete, Illustrated Step-by-step Guide
Lindsay Porter

A practical guide to the repair and renovation of motor vehicle bodywork for the DIY car enthusiast. This edition has been updated to include the latest techniques and materials that have come on the market since it was first published in 1985. Illustrated throughout with step-by-step photo sequences, it explains how to carry out high-quality bodywork repairs - from removing a scratch to fitting new body panels.The book offers an introduction to welding and cutting, using arc, oxy-acetylene, TIG and MIG equipment and practical information on rust-proofing and treatment, painting techniques to obtain a professional finish, accident repair, repairing glassfibre bodywork, stripping outdoor gear, windscreen replacement, fitting a soft top and accessories.

Publisher : Haynes Group      Published : Jan 2001

Classic Car Electrical Systems Repair Manual

Classic Car Electrical Systems Repair Manual
Dave Pollard

A repair manual on the electrical systems of classic cars. This practical guide covers safety issues, basic principles, tools and techniques as well as chapters on actual projects such as the stripping down of a typical generator.

Classic Car Electrics: Enthusiasts Restoration Manual

Classic Car Electrics: Enthusiasts Restoration Manual
Martin Thaddeus

This book provides clear and complete information for the classic enthusiast who wishes to service repair of improve any motor vehicle. The format allows the reader to take what he needs. The early chapters look at electricity and its properties, while the later look in detail at the various components.

Publisher : Veloce Publishing      Published : Jan 2007

Car Restorer's Manual

Car Restorer's Manual
Lionel Baxter

The restoration of a classic car can, at first, seem like a daunting task. Based on the author's 50 years' experience of restoring classic cars, this book explains how to plan a restoration project and carry out the tasks required, safely and efficiently to a good standard. Advice is given on buying a suitable vehicle for a restoration project, and the techniques involved in the renovation of chassis, bodywork, engine, drive train, running gear and electrics are described using easy-to-understand text and illustrations. Here is a useful guide for anyone contemplating the restoration of a classic car. The book covers: purchasing a car for a restoration project - how to avoid the pitfalls, and the preparation needed before starting restoration; how to assess what work can be carried out on a DIY basis and what to put out to specialists; choosing and using tools and equipment according to the capabilities of the restorer and the extent of the restoration work being undertaken; restoration techniques, including metal cutting and joining (riveting, soldering, brazing and welding), drilling, metal polishing and choosing and using fasteners; and restoration of chassis, monocoque, detachable bodies, interior, engine/drive train, fuel system, steering, suspension, brakes, roadwheels, tyres and electrics. Appendices list useful clubs, suppliers, publications and specialist services

Publisher : Haynes Group      Published : Oct 2003

Classic Car Restoration Manual: The Complete Step-by-step Guide

Classic Car Restoration Manual: The Complete Step-by-step Guide
Lindsay Porter

Repairing and Restoring Classic Car Components

Repairing and Restoring Classic Car Components
Peter Wallage, John Wallage

On modern cars, damaged components are regarded as items to be thrown away and replaced. Spares are readily available, and the high cost of labour makes repair uneconomic for commercial garages. But for a classic car the story is quite different. This book - expertly written and clearly illustrated - shows the enthusiast how to rescue, repair and restore old components. It will be indispensable to people wanting to keep a restored car on the road as well as those undertaking a full rebuild.

How to Paint Classic Cars

How to Paint Classic Cars
Martin Thaddeus

The complete guide Written by a paintwork professional Step-by-step, illustrated procedure Preparing your workshop Colour mixing and matching Includes the art of filling with lead Covers all stages from paint removal to applying a new topcoat Packed with professional tips What to do if something goes wrong. This book takes the reader step-by-step through each stage of preparation from minor repairs, through filling and undercoats to a paint finish fit for a classic car. Over 140 colour photographs illustrate every stage of the procedures.

Publisher : Veloce Publishing      Published : May 2005

Classic Car Interior Restoration Guide: Cleaning, Refurbishment, Replacement

Classic Car Interior Restoration Guide: Cleaning, Refurbishment, Replacement
Kim Henson

A comprehensive step-by-step guide to the interior restoration of a wide range of vehicle types. Starting with advice on just how far to go in terms of outlay and the time needed to achieve the desired results, it also advises on where it may be sensible to enlist outside help. The book illustrates and describes how to strip a typical vehicle interior in order to tackle major refurbishment without damaging the original materials, and how to store them for use as patterns. Further chapters take the reader through structural rectification, to work on sun roofs, hoods and tonneau covers. Wherever possible, the varying types of material that can be used, and alternative approaches to each job, are included. It Covers all stages of vehicle interior enhancement, from cleaning and tidying, through to stripping out and replacing upholstery, repairing seat frames, and renewing trim panels. Other chapters describe how to cure water leaks, rust damage, re-colouring vinyl trim, feeding and maintaining leather upholstery, facia and door capping renovation and dealing with headlinings. Useful contact addresses are included in the appendices.

Publisher : Haynes Group      Published : Feb 1995

How to Restore Metal Automotive Trim

How to Restore Metal Automotive Trim
Jeff Lilly

 


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