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Motorcyclists, if they are any good, make great drivers. On a motorcycle you examine roads carefully for a surface change or a manhole cover, or a slippery patch that could send you to eternity. Nothing sharpens the mind so much as the thought of falling off. pic: Roger Cucksey Velocette
Available digitally or as paperback, MG Classics Book 2 details post-war decades of Britain’s best-loved sports car. A comprehensive account of every model, specs, performance and prices, MG history, racing and record-breaking. Reference material and a good read,authentic, accurate, perfect for MG owners, fans, historians.
In 1904 Wolseley took over a design by John Davenport Siddeley (1866-1953) and Austin departed in a huff to make cars on his own account. Wolseley flourished under Vickers and Morris-Nuffield ownership into a classic middle-class car sold under the slogan “Buy Wisely, Buy Wolseley”. Over the years we had several of a series that remained firmly comfortably middle-of-the road until the 1970s, languishing locked into the fatal grip of British Leyland.
Maybe a tithe or two of Her Majesty’s revenue was filched by Queen Elizabeth the first’s Lord High Treasurer. Besides being the Queen’s principal fixer he was building Burghley House, round which Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts rallied.
Our latest releases and new editions of classic works.
Out of print for twenty years, the 2017 edition of Jim Clark: Tribute to a Champion is newly revised and expanded and completely redesigned in colour throughout. This classic of motor racing celebrates the life and achievements of Jim Clark (1936-1968).
Covers the MGs of 1922-1939 with a detailed history of MG’s foundation by Cecil Kimber and WR Morris, through its struggles in the aftermath of the first world war to its triumphs before the outbreak of the second. Forty-seven distinctive examples of MG are detailed, illustrated and described along with comprehensive specifications.
Covers the MGs of 1945-1965 with a detailed history of MG’s postwar expansion into the export market, development of austerity-era saloons and sedans, and triumphant return to the motor racing track at Le Mans. Forty-one distinctive examples of MG are detailed, illustrated and described along with comprehensive specifications.
Newly revised and expanded, this complete history of Vauxhall includes great Edwardian sports cars like the 1911 Prince Henry and the 1920s 30-98 up to the 2007 VXR8. Over 170 individual models are fully illustrated, with a 200-word description plus a full technical specification.
The definitive Jaguar resource. Includes concept cars, one-offs, race reporting, design methodology and specifications for every landmark Jaguar made: racing Jaguars and road cars such as the Mark 2 saloons and the one-off XJ13, failures and successes right up to the XF and XJ