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Lotus 18

Lotus 18 Author Ian Wagstaff
ISBN-10 1907085033
Release 2017-11-07
Pages 320
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This is the full biography of Stirling Moss’ Lotus 18, chassis number 912. It is the car that drove him to two famous Grand Prix victories, first in Monaco and later at the Nurburgring. You’ll get the full story on both of these incredible victories. The accounts include Moss’ own recollections of the win, and what it was like racing against the likes of Rob Walker. Moss also retells his experience in the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, a victory that would mark his last World Championship Formula 1 victory. 912’s entire 1961 season, including seven other World Championship F1 races, is cover in immaculate detail, and is presented with over 300 period photographs (many of which have never been published), and a full portfolio of studio photography of this amazing Lotus 18.



Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan Author Matthew Vale
ISBN-10 9781847976345
Release 2013-08-31
Pages 176
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The Lotus Elan was Lotus's definitive roadster. It replaced the elegant but expensive Lotus Elite and was the first car to employ the innovative Lotus steel backbone chassis. The original Elan was produced as a two-seat, open-top sportscar and hardtop coupe from 1962 to 1973. The range was extended by the addition of the 2+2-seater Plus 2 from 1967 to 1974. Lotus introduced an all-new front wheel drive Elan in 1989, the M100, which was produced until 1995. Lotus Elan studies the history and development of all the Elans and describes each model in detail. It gives technical details for all models, examines unusual conversions, and includes driving experiences from Elan owners. A complete and readable resource for all Lotus Elan owners and motoring enthusiasts who aspire to own one of these iconic British sports cars. Superbly illustrated with 250 colour photographs.Matthew Vale is a motoring author and passionate Lotus Elan enthusiast.



Lotus 18

Lotus 18 Author Mark Whitelock
ISBN-10 9781845845209
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 192
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In 1960, Colin Chapman sought to identify the most straightforward and uncomplicated way of building a Formula 1 car. The result was his first rear-engined design, the trendsetting Lotus 18. This book charts the 18’s competition history, from its inception, up to 1966 – via sensational victories over Ferrari at Monaco and the Nürburgring.



Ferrari 250 Gto

Ferrari 250 Gto Author Keith Bluemel
ISBN-10 1907085270
Release 2016-02-15
Pages 320
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This magnificent book in the Great Cars series tells the story of a Ferrari 250 GTO with a particularly interesting and varied history. The car is chassis number 4153 GT and it won the Tour de France--an arduous 10-day race-cum-rally--in the hands of Lucien Bianchi and Georges Berger in 1964. That success typifies this car's competition life, for it did virtually every form of motorsport, including endurance racing (it finished fourth in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1963), hill-climbing and rallying. All this is covered in fascinating detail, supported by a fine collection of period photographs, including colour. Any Ferrari enthusiast will enjoy this addition to the Great Cars series.



Lancia 037

Lancia 037 Author Peter Collins
ISBN-10 9781845840761
Release 2008-03-15
Pages 192
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The world of rallying was changed forever on January 1st 1982 with the introduction of the new Group B rules. These gave manufacturers virtually carte blanche to design the fastest car they could for world rally special stages, so long as they built at least 200 identical examples. This is the story of Lancia's mid-engined and supercharged Rally. The reader is taken from initial thinking about the car and conception, through development, to the full history of its rallying lifetime, with the help of the car designer and chief engineer, Ing. Sergio Limone. Featuring many of Limone's own photographs taken during development, and interviews with team members. Illustrated with 250 stunning and rare rally action photos.



Jaguar Lightweight E Type

Jaguar Lightweight E Type Author Philip Porter
ISBN-10 1907085173
Release 2014
Pages 320
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In this book author Philip Porter covers this famous E-Type's active life in every detail, using a wide variety of source material, including factory documentation, to explore the car's race-by-race performances and the trials and tribulations of its development and evolution.



Jaguar Lightweight E type

Jaguar Lightweight E type Author Philip Porter
ISBN-10 1907085203
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 320
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The Great Cars series returns with an in-depth look at the 1963 Lightweight Jaguar E-type, chassis number 49 FXN. This Porter Press series selects individual vehicles that standout in the racing world, and commits to a full biography of them. ? This luminary among Jaguar Lightweight E-types made its race debut at the Nurburgring, freshly modified for aerodynamics and with an incredible engine developed by masterminds Dr. Samir Klat and Prof. Harry Watson. Peter Lumsden and Peter Sargent proved its high-speed potential by running third in the GT class at Le Mans the next year, and three months later, it was the best-placed E-type at the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood, as well as fifth in the GT class. 49 FXN’s successes go on, and you’ll see them all in full across nearly 300 period images, many previously unpublished, and plenty of full color studio photography.



Austin Healey 3000

Austin Healey 3000 Author Simon Ham
ISBN-10 190708570X
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 96
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This first title in a brand-new series of Porter Profiles throws the spotlight on one of the most successful Big Healeys of all time. It is one of few cars to have such a varied history throughout a racing career that spans its entire life. Registered UJB 143, it was a works entry for the Sebring 12 Hours and Le Mans 24 Hours in 1960. After being sold to the privateer Ecurie Chiltern outfit, it was re-registered DD 300 and returned to the famous French enduro in ’61 and ’62. It then passed to Healey stalwart John Chatham and would regularly be raced over the next four decades, in everything from Modsports to sprints and finally historic events. The Healey’s long and successful career continues with its current owners and it is all covered in this fascinating new book, complete with a superb selection of period photographs.



Ultimate E Type

Ultimate E Type Author Quarto Distribution Services
ISBN-10 1907085076
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 528
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This ultra stylish book is an in-depth study of a number of the most famous racing Jaguar E-types, including the 12 lightweights, the Low Drag Coupe, E2A and the early racers. These are the most valuable, the rarest, the most sexy and the most charismatic E-types of all. Author Philip Porter, is no stranger to the subject, having written about 25 motoring books, of which around 15 are on Jaguars.



Ford GT40

Ford GT40 Author Ray Hutton
ISBN-10 1907085688
Release 2018-02-06
Pages 320
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This sumptuous book tells the story of one of the world’s most important racing cars. Always raced in Gulf’s iconic blue-and- orange colours, this Ford GT40, known by its chassis number ‘1075’, won the Le Mans 24 Hours not just once but twice, in 1968 and 1969, and the second victory came after the closest fight ever seen at the finish of this great endurance race. Four other championship wins – at Brands Hatch, Spa, Watkins Glen and Sebring – add to this GT40’s distinction as the very best of its breed, driven by ‘greats’ such as Jacky Ickx, Pedro Rodríguez and Brian Redman. The car’s entire competition life is covered in fascinating detail, together with biographies of its drivers and insights into John Wyer’s crack team that ran it, all supported by a fine collection of period photographs.



Ford Focus RS WRS World Rally Car 1989 to 2010

Ford Focus RS WRS World Rally Car 1989 to 2010 Author Graham Robson
ISBN-10 1787110206
Release 2017-10-15
Pages 176
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When world rallying introduced a new formula for “World Rally Cars”, Ford seized the opportunity. Malcolm Wilson’s M-Sport organization was contracted to do the job, completed the design in less than a year, and spent the next 12 years campaigning this turbocharged, four-wheel-drive car all round the world. Working from state-of-the-art facilities, M-Sport built 97 Focus WRCs, all of which proved to be worthy of World level action when they won 44 World Championship events. Stellar drivers like Colin McRae, Carlos Sainz, Markko Märtin, Marcus Grönholm and Mikko Hirvonen all added to the mystique of an ultra-professional organization, along with substantial support and sponsorship from the likes of Martini, BP, and the state of Abu Dhabi. By building its in-house technical expertise, M-Sport not only engineered and developed the entire car on behalf of Ford, but gradually took over development of the 300bhp, 2.0-litre, turbocharged engine, and led the design of the complex four-wheel-drive transmissions provided by Xtrac. M-Sport’s reputation exploded to the point that when regulations changed, the company immediately produced a new-generation Fiesta WRC, and kept the winning days rolling.



Stirling Moss Scrapbook 1929 54

Stirling Moss Scrapbook 1929 54 Author Quarto Distribution Services
ISBN-10 0955006880
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 162
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The Stirling Moss Scrapbook 1929-1954 tells the story of the formative years of one of the greatest racing drivers of all time.It's all in this book! Moss's meteoric rise through the junior ranks with the little F3 500s, the big break with a borrowed XK120, the highs and lows with HWM when he took on the best in their more powerful Ferraris and shook the big names, the great drives and successes with Jaguar in the TT and at Le Mans, missing a Monte Carlo Rally win at the first attempt by mere seconds, the frustrating years when he put patriotism first and soldiered on with inadequate machinery and, finally, 1954 - the year when it all came right on the international stage.



The British at Le Mans

The British at Le Mans Author Ian Wagstaff
ISBN-10 1899870806
Release 2006-11-30
Pages 280
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Every year scores of British drivers converge on Le Mans to compete in the world's most grueling motor race; hundreds more support them in the pits and paddock, and many thousands of Union Jack-waving enthusiasts make their annual pilgrimage to cheer them on from the grandstands and spectator terraces. This book pays tribute not just to the people behind the wheel, but to all who have shared in their successes and disappointments over 85 years. Designers, engineers, team managers, timekeepers, caterers, media people and marshals are the support troops for the annual battle against the 24-hour clock. Here are their behind-the-scene stories, many of them as fascinating as those being played out on the track.



Sustainable Revolution

Sustainable Revolution Author Juliana Birnbaum
ISBN-10 9781583946848
Release 2014-03-25
Pages 368
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Urban gardeners. Native seed-saving collectives. Ecovillage developments. What is the connection between these seemingly disparate groups? The ecological design system of permaculture is the common thread that weaves them into a powerful, potentially revolutionary—or reevolutionary—movement. Permaculture is a philosophy based on common ethics of sustainable cultures throughout history that have designed settlements according to nature's patterns and lived within its bounds. As a movement that has been building momentum for the past 40 years, it now is taking form as a growing network of sites developed with the intention of regenerating local ecologies and economies. Permaculture strategies can be used by individuals, groups, or nations to address basic human needs such as food, water, energy, and housing. As a species, humans are being called forth to evolve, using our collective intelligence to meet the challenges of the future. Yet if we are to survive our collective planetary crisis, we need to revisit history, integrating successful systems from sustainable cultures. To boldly confront our position on the brink of the earth's carrying capacity and make changes that incorporate the wisdom of the past is truly revolutionary. Sustainable Revolution features the work of a worldwide network of visionaries, including journalists, activists, indigenous leaders and permaculturists such as David Holmgren, Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Starhawk, Erik Assadourian, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Albert Bates, and Geoff Lawton. This beautifully photographed collection of profiles, interviews, and essays features 60 innovative community-based projects in diverse climates across the planet. Edited by anthropologist Juliana Birnbaum Fox and award-winning activist filmmaker Louis Fox, it can be read as an informal ethnography of an international culture that is modeling solutions on the cutting edge of social and environmental change. The research presented in the book frames the permaculture movement as a significant ally to marginalized groups, such as the urban poor and native communities resisting the pressures of globalization. Sustainable Revolution uplifts and inspires with its amazing array of dynamic activists and thriving, vibrant communities. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Lotus 18

Lotus 18 Author Mark Whitelock
ISBN-10 9781845845209
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 192
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In 1960, Colin Chapman sought to identify the most straightforward and uncomplicated way of building a Formula 1 car. The result was his first rear-engined design, the trendsetting Lotus 18. This book charts the 18’s competition history, from its inception, up to 1966 – via sensational victories over Ferrari at Monaco and the Nürburgring.



How to Build a Car

How to Build a Car Author Adrian Newey
ISBN-10 0008293392
Release 2018-09-24
Pages 400
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'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon HillThe world's foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain's greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir.How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian's unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he's been involved. A true engineering genius, even in adolescence Adrian's thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form - he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays. From his early career in IndyCar racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive, engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works. Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, always with a shark-like purity of purpose: to make the car go faster. And while his career has been marked by unbelievable triumphs, there have also been deep tragedies; most notably Ayrton Senna's death during his time at Williams in 1994. Beautifully illustrated with never-before-seen drawings, How to Build a Car encapsulates, through Adrian's remarkable life story, precisely what makes Formula One so thrilling - its potential for the total synchronicity of man and machine, the perfect combination of style, efficiency and speed.



Jim Clark

Jim Clark Author Eric Dymock
ISBN-10 095745855X
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 176
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Out of print for twenty years, a new edition of Jim Clark 'Tribute to a Champion' by Eric Dymock will be published in the spring. Lightly edited and completely redesigned in colour throughout, this eagerly sought classic of motor racing celebrates the life and achievements of Jim Clark (1936-1968), World Champion 1963 and 1965. In the new book, Eric Dymock details his place in motor racing history and total command of Formula 1, portraying him as an individual, nail-biting and insecure, yet the greatest driver in any sort of motor sport. From a Scottish farming family Clark rewrote the annals of American racing at Indianapolis, coming second at his first attempt in 1963, winning in 1965. He seemed a match for any odds during eight dangerous years at the top of motor racing, yet died in an unlikely accident at a minor event at Hockenheim on April 7th 1968. Genius at the wheel was not enough. Rivals' subsequent safety campaigns saved countless lives on and off the track. Eric Dymock observed Clark from before he ever sat in a racing car, covering his professional career as member of The Motor magazine staff from 1962, and then as specialist motor racing correspondent from 1966. This book has photographs of Jim Clark's birthplace, home, memorabilia and archive material from the Jim Clark Room at Duns. The measured analysis throws light on the tense mood of Formula 1 in the hazardous 1960s when Clark narrowly missed four consecutive world titles. Misfortune in the closing laps of the final race of the season twice denied him a unique quartet. Some of his other records remain secure however. Clark's eight "grand slams" (pole position, leading every lap, fastest lap and winning a Grand Prix - his closest rivals Alberto Ascari and Michael Schumacher managed only five) is unlikely to be matched. The new edition will go on sale in the spring at regular bookshop prices for a new generation of Formula 1 fans, as the 50th anniversary of Clark's accident approaches.