AUTOMOBILE YEAR 2009/10 (NO57)

The 57th Edition of this leading motoring annual from innovative new publisher ETAI will continue the same format and high standards of production and content that have been established over half a century. As before, the book will be clearly divided into three sections: firstly, Industry and Markets, which focuses on concept cars, design, new models, economy and markets. Next comes the Sport section, with details of the FIA championships including Formula 1, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the World Rally Championship and the World Touring Car Championship and lastly, the Culture section, which highlights various important events, auctions and automobile history.

Packed with ever more stunning photographs this book remains an essential buy for the true motoring enthusiast.

Over 600 full colour photographs

Additional Information

ISBN: 9782726889343
Hardback/Softback: Hardback
Pages: 300
Black and White/Colour Colour
Publisher: ETAI
Country of origin: France
Year of publication: 2009

Automobile Year 56

The 56th Edition of this leading motoring annual from innovative new publisher Christian Philippsen will continue the same format and high standards of production and content that have been established over half a century.

As before, the book will be clearly divided into three sections: firstly, Industry and Markets, which focuses on concept cars, design, new models, economy and markets. Next comes the Sport section, with details of the FIA championships including Formula 1, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the World Rally Championship and the World Touring Car Championship and lastly, theCulture section, which highlights various important events, auctions and automobile history.

There are also some great new contributors and columnists, including Karl-Heinz Kalbfell (until recently CEO of Maserati and Alfa Romeo), Gordon Murray (who designed several championship winning McLarens), and Pierre Dupasquier (retired responsible for the racing department of Michelin).

Packed with ever more stunning photographs this book remains an essential buy for the true motoring enthusiast.

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ISBN: 9782916206080
Author: Christian Philippsen
Hardback/Softback: Hardback
Pages: 300
Black and White/Colour Colour
Publisher: Philippsen
Year of publication: December 2008

Automobile Year 58 2010/11

As before, the book will be clearly divided into three sections: firstly, Industry and Markets, which focuses on concept cars, design, new models, economy and markets. Next comes the Sport section, with details of the FIA championships including Formula 1, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the World Rally Championship and the World Touring Car Championship and, lastly, the Culture section, which highlights various important events, auctions and automobile history. Packed with ever more stunning photographs this book remains an essential buy for the true motoring enthusiast.

Additional Information

ISBN: 9782726894804
Author: Collective Authors
Hardback/Softback: Hardback
Pages: 300
Country of origin: France
Year of publication: 2010
Edition: Rev ed

BRM:SAGA OF BR RACING MOTORS-3

Continues to reveal – from access to factory records and key personnel – the tortured history of Britain’s most emotionally charged and passionately operated Formula 1 racing team.

Doug Nye is the world’s most respected author and researcher on the historic racing scene, while the late Tony Rudd’s distinguished motor industry career included many years as BRM designer and chief engineer. Little wonder, then, that their first two volumes of BRM – The Saga of British Racing Motors have been hailed as providing the most detailed and authoritative history of a grand prix team ever published.

The first (ISBN: 0 947981 37 3) covers the birth of BRM, taking readers through the years of the troublesome V16 cars and the 4-cylinder 2.5-litre models of the 1950s. The second (ISBN: 1 899870 00 8) volume moves the story forward into the V8 era with the last cars built around a tubular chassis. Now, with Volume 3, we enter the monocoque era, when Graham Hill scored three of his five Monaco GP wins and two of his three in the US GP.

There is also full coverage of the important Tasman cars raced in Australasia, the last of the Le Mans Rover turbine projects and BRM’s involvement in CanAm sports car racing.

There is also full coverage of the important Tasman cars raced in Australasia, the last of the Le Mans Rover turbine projects and BRM’s involvement in CanAm sports car racing.

Having unique access to the BRM company files, the authors were able to delve deeply into the emotion-charged background to all these activities, and fortuitously Tony Rudd’s invaluable input to the text had been completed prior to his sad and unforeseen death.

As with the preceding books, Volume 3 will be printed in 2500 numbered copies. The final volume, which will conclude the saga of BRM, will feature the H16 and V12 cars from 1968 to 1978.

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ISBN: 9781899870646
Author: Nye Doug, Rudd Tony
Hardback/Softback: Hardback
Pages: 432
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Year of publication: 2008

Pirelli World Rallying 33

Martin Holmes’ World Rallying annuals, for the 24th time with the support of Pirelli, are recognised as the leading books on international rallying in the world. Previous editions have established this annual as the leading reference book of the sport, used by the industry, journalists and rally fans all over the world.

Centred on the 2010 World Rally Championships, there is also coverage of the IRC, European, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and African regional championships, and many national championships around the world. All the features are illustrated comprehensively, primarily by Maurice Selden’s photography.

The book also gives a unique appendix of results of all the major national rally championships round the world.

196 pages, over 400 illustrations and 13 maps

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ISBN: 9780954543396
Author: HOLMES, MARTIN
Hardback/Softback: Hardback
Pages: 196
Publisher: Vine House Book
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Year of publication: 2010

Passion for Speed

“Passion For Speed” puts you behind the wheel of the greatest ever sports and racing cars. Nick Mason of Pink Floyd has been acquiring and racing cars for nearly 40 years. With test driver Mark Hales, he has given the pick of his cars a no-holds-barred workout at Silverstone, Donington and Anglesey to find out how they compare under pressure.

Feel the force of a Le Mans Porsche. Relish the challenge of a 1920s Bugatti. Savour the elegant performance of the Ferrari 250GTO.

With specially commissioned photographs of every car, and even a CD unleashing the power and glory of their engine sounds, “Passion For Speed” is the next best thing to being in the driving seat.

Over 400 photographs

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ISBN: 9781847326393
Author: Hales, Mark, Mason, Nick
Hardback/Softback: Hardback
Pages: 208
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Year of publication: 2010

The Technique of Motor Racing

In his prophetic foreword to The Technique of Motor Racing, Fangio anticipates the importance Piero Taruffi’s book would have for a generation of new drivers. Trained as both a racing driver and an industrial engineer, Taruffi provides a unique perspective on the art and science of motor racing. He drove for the works teams of Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, and others, in a career that spanned over 25 years and was crowned by his victory in the 1957 Mille Miglia. First published in 1959, The Technique of Motor Racing has become the standard by which other driving texts are measured. 126 pages, 176 photos & diagrams. HC. SKU: TMR ISBN: 9780837602288

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ISBN: 9780837602288
Author: Taruffi, Piero
Hardback/Softback: Hardback
Pages: 168
Publisher: Brooklands Books Ltd
Country of origin: USA
Year of publication: 1990

Subaru Impreza (Rally Giants Series)

This book describes the birth, development, and rallying career of the turbocharged, four-wheel-drive Subaru Impreza in the 1990s and early 2000s, providing a compact and authoritative history of where, when and how it became so important to the sport.

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ISBN: 9781845840426
Author: Graham Robson
Hardback/Softback: Softback
Pages: 128

Rabbit, Scirocco, Jetta Official Service Manual, Gasoline Models Include Pickup Truck, Convertible & GTI: 1980-1984

In addition to comprehensive maintenance and repair on the 1.6 and 1.7 liter engines, there’s a wealth of specific information on the bigger GTI 1.8 liter engine (which includes modified fuel injection, a special cylinder head, oversize valves, and much more), the Pickup Truck (which uses a different, leaf spring rear suspension), and the Convertible’s top adjustment. Complete tune-up steps and emission control specifications for the fuel-injected and carbureted engines, including the electronic ignition systems found on many models, help ensure that your car will run at peak performance. There is also a comprehensive body repair section, with detailed body dimensions for the sedan, Cabriolet, Scirocco and Pickup. This Volkswagen Rabbit, Scirocco, Jetta service manual covers 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1984 models with gasoline engines. This manual includes both the American-made Rabbit and VW Pickup Truck, and the German-made Convertible, Jetta and Scirocco models built for sale in the United States and Canada. Here is a sample of the kind of up-to-date information you will find: Fundamental automotive concepts, with simple explanations of basic troubleshooting, effective workshop practices and tools. Complete tune-up specifications for all models covered – including those with breakerless transistorized ignition systems, plus troubleshooting and repair of the CIS fuel injection system. Valve adjustment for the overhead camshaft engine, emission control tests, repairs and vacuum line hook ups. Rebuilding disc and drum brakes – including Kelsey-Hayes calipers. Repairing the front suspension and the steering gearbox – including complete service and repair of the power steering system. Repairing the Pickup Truck’s rear suspension. Troubleshooting, replacing or repairing every component of the electrical system – with all the available wiring diagrams from the vehicle manufacturer. Adjusting and rebuilding the automatic transmission and the manual transmission. Adjusting and repairing the sunroof. Plus the comprehensive Volkswagen factory tolerances, wear limits, adjustments and tightening torque specifications. Covering: Lubrication & Maintenance, Brakes and Wheels, Suspension and Steering, Fuel and Exhaust Systems, Engine And Clutch, Electrical System, Body and Interior, Manual Transmission & Automatic Transmission.

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ISBN: 9780837601830
Hardback/Softback: Softback
Pages: 720
Publisher: Bentley
Country of origin: US