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door Michel Zumbrunn
Omschrijving - A reformatted hardback edition of this bestselling title, featuring many of the most exhilarating cars ever made. Includes biographies of all the key designers, a full technical glossary and details of where the cars may be seen worldwide. A lavishly illustrated book that will appeal to classic car enthusiasts.
|Uitvoering:||288 blz, 24.5 x 31.5 x 3 cm, harde kaft|
|Illustraties:||250 illustraties in kleur|
|Uitgever:||Merrell Publishers Ltd (GB, 2012)|
door René Staud, Halwart Schrader
Omschrijving - Auch wenn die Geschichte des Automobils nicht in Großbritannien begann, haben die Briten einen bedeutenden Anteil daran - mit bis heute verehrten Marken und Modellen.
In diesem einzigartigen Bildband setzt der renommierte Automobil-Fotograf René Staud britische Klassiker gekonnt in Szene, angefangen von Legenden wie dem Bentley Speed Six Le Mans bis hin zu Ikonen der 2000er wie dem Aston Martin Vanquish.
Abgerundet wird das Buch von wissenswerten Informationen über die abgebildeten Marken und Fahrzeuge aus der Feder von Halwart Schrader sowie einem Interview mit René Staud über seine Arbeit.
|Uitvoering:||232 blz, 26.5 x 23 cm, harde kaft|
|Illustraties:||220 z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2020)|
door Nick Walker
Omschrijving - This book is a comprehensive illustrated study of coachbuilders and coachbuilding in Britain. The author sets the scene by describing advances in fashions and techniques of coachbuilding in separate chapters on the 1920s, 1930s and the postwar period. He then gives a unique illustrated A-Z coverage of more than 300 British coachbuilders.
In addition, there is a chapter offering useful advice on assessing the condition and likely repair needs of a coachbuilt body today.
|Uitvoering:||224 blz, 29 x 22 x 2.2 cm, harde kaft|
|Illustraties:||50 kleurenfoto's, 400 z/w illustraties|
|Uitgever:||Herridge & Sons Ltd (GB, 2007)|
door Jonathan Wood
Omschrijving - This account examines the history of coachbuilding, beginning with the coachbuilders who for generations had built horse-drawn wooden carriages, and then explaining how they turned their craft to building the bodywork of the first motorised cars.
Using photographs of the different stages of coachbuilding, the author describes the materials, equipment and key techniques involved. Today the profession of coachbuilding is almost a lost art, yet as the restoration of vintage cars seeks to keep the trade alive, this book reflects back on the heyday of the coachbuilt motor car and the skilled workers that made it their craft.
- Continental curtain raisers, 1886-1914
- Slowcoach in the fast lane, 1896-1914
- Heyday of the coachbuilder, 1919-29
- Sunshine before twilight, 1930-9
- The end of the road, 1945 to date
- Glossary of coachbuilding terms
- Further reading
|Uitvoering:||64 blz, 21 x 15 x 0.3 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||32 z/w- en 46 kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||Shire Publications Ltd (GB, 2008)|
Coachbuilding - The Hand-crafted Car Body
Taal: EngelsKopen bij Amazon.nl
door Colin Peck
Omschrijving - In the 1920s, 30s and 40s, wooden-bodied shooting brakes, estate cars and station wagons were commercial vehicles made in Britain, mostly for utilitarian roles. They were built in relatively small numbers, often by small, lesser-known commercial bodybuilding firms, and required high levels of maintenance to ensure anything resembling a long life.
Every chassis from Alvis, Austin and Bentley to Standard, Vauxhall and Wolseley was built as a Woodie at some stage, and they reached the peak of their popularity in the immediate postwar years when steel was in short supply and the majority of new cars were being built for export.
Some vehicle manufacturers sold wooden-bodied utilities under their own name, but most were built in small workshops under contract to vehicle dealerships or selling direct to the general public.
However, labour intensive constriction, high maintenance requirements and the introduction of the unitary chassis by Britain's car makers all contributed to the eventual demise of the British Woodie.
The work of hundreds of small coachbuilder firms is highlighted in this book, and illustrated with 100 rare and previously unpublished photos. The British Woodie is undoubtedly a thing of beauty, and this work is a tribute to the skills of the coachbuilders that built these amazing wooden wonders.
|Uitvoering:||96 blz, 19 x 21.5 x 0.9 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||89 z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2008)|
|Serie:||Those were the days|
door Damien Kimberley
Omschrijving - Coventry, home of the cycle industry, was also to become the birthplace of the motor industry when the Daimler Company became the first in Britain to mass produce cars in the late 1890s. Spearheaded by H.J. Lawson, Coventry soon became a hub of motoring activity, and by the early 1900s was teaming with small and large companies, testing cars, motor-bicycles and tricycles around the local streets and surrounding country lanes.
Many of these companies had previously been established as cycle manufacturers, yet introduced engines to their cycle frames in various forms, as well as producing safer three- and four-wheeled experimental machines. Other companies were established solely as motor manufacturers, many were short-lived, but others would survive and prosper.
This new-found industry soon attracted a new type of worker to Coventry, specialised in mechanical engineering. These men and their families came from all parts of the UK and beyond, and made new lives for themselves in the city. Coventry has been home to well in excess of 100 independent motor manufacturers, but in recent years the city has suffered greatly with the loss of huge companied like Jaguar and Peugeot.
The legacy of many of these historic cars can, however, still be enjoyed through museums and private collections. This outstanding volume is illustrated with 200 archive photographs and ephemera from the collection held at Coventry Transport Museum, and is a valuable record of the motor companies and their machines, as well as the individuals who both founded and worked for these manufacturers.
|Uitvoering:||160 blz, 24.5 x 17.5 x 1.1 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||200 z/w foto's|
|Uitgever:||The History Press Ltd (GB, 2012)|
door Russell Hayes
Omschrijving - For decades the Earls Court Motor Show was the annual pilgrimage for car idolaters, dreamers and even the odd buyer. Millions jostled to see the latest models, gadgets, showgirls, celebrities and leave with armfuls of brochures.
As the Earls Court exhibition centre is demolished in 2016 Russell Hayes returns to the original excitement of the show with this colourful history, including archive images of British, European and American cars at their finest, the landmark models, the heroic failures and the one-offs.
Grab a ticket, muscle into the crowd and join Russell as he relives the glory days of the Earls Court Motor Show in this nostalgic celebration.
|Uitvoering:||128 blz, 23.5 x 26 x 1.9 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||90 z/w- en 40 kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||The History Press Ltd (GB, 2016)|
door Sébastien Canevet, Danny Chabaud
Omschrijving - Comme les bus à impériale, les cabines téléphoniques rouges ou les tailleurs pastels de la Reine, le taxi anglais est une icône incontestée de la Grande-Bretagne et de sa capitale. Beaucoup d'entre nous se rappellent en avoir vu dans un film, un clip de leur groupe musical préféré ou gardé en mémoire après un voyage scolaire outre-Manche.
Ce livre raconte l'histoire de ce véhicule si attachant au travers des nombreux modèles qui se sont succédé de la fin du XIXe jusqu'à nos jours et au-delà, ses aspects techniques, sociologiques, son intérêt, son influence, etc. Illustré de nombreux documents, et accompagné d'anecdotes amusantes ou surprenantes, ce livre séduira autant l'amateur de véhicules anglais, de collection, d'autos anciennes ou atypiques que le néophyte ou simple curieux désireux d'en apprendre davantage sur les "black cabs".
1. Avant les taxis
2. Les premiers taxis automobiles en Grande-Bretagne
3. Les taxis anglais entre les deux guerres
4. Les taxis anglais après la seconde guerre mondiale
5. Le FX4 (1958-1997)
6. Les concurrents du FX4
7. Les TX (depuis 1998)
8. Le métier de cabbie
9. Autour du taxi anglais
10. Acheter un taxi anglais.
|Uitvoering:||192 blz, 29 x 24 cm, harde kaft|
|Illustraties:||436 z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||ETAI (F, 2020)|
Taal: FransKopen bij Amazon.de
door Norm Mort
Omschrijving - This book covers British cars powered by American engines and American cars fitted with British power plants, all built from the 1930s to 1970s. Many of the American-powered British makes offered for sale were often built with everything from trials and rallies to road racing in mind.
For enthusiasts, the American V8 in a British chassis provided fast, reliable touring at a fraction of the cost. In contrast, the American cars fitted with British power plants were often designed with economy in mind.
Brochures, period literature, road test info of the day, factory press kits and over sixty colour photos of restored examples provide detailed shots of the engines and styling that set these Anglo-American cars apart. Decade by decade information allows for direct comparison.
|Uitvoering:||96 blz, 19 x 21 x 0.9 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||100 z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2009)|
|Serie:||Those were the days|
door Dave Boulter
Omschrijving - Whether your interest is police, fire, ambulance, or associated emergency and rescue services, this fully illustrated book of nearly 200 images captures central London's many 999 services going about their daily business.
Photographed live from the streets of central London, many of the images vividly capture the drama of fast-moving response vehicles as emergency crews battle through London's congested streets.
Complementing vehicles from the Metropolitan Police Service, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service (including the latter's cycle response unit and rapid response vehicles), are those of the British Transport Police, City of London Police, and Ministry of Defence Police.
London's Air Ambulance high-speed road vehicles, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, British Red Cross Society, St John Ambulance and private ambulance firms are also highlighted. Mounted and marine unit sections of the Metropolitan Police are not overlooked, nor are their red-coloured Diplomatic Protection Group units and Special Escort Group motorcycles escorting very important people - including royalty.
Dave Boulter offers a real flavour of the modern central London emergency scene, making this lavishly illustrated volume a must for anyone with an interest in emergency vehicles.
|Uitvoering:||96 blz, 23.5 x 16.5 x 1.5 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||180 z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||Amberley Publishing (GB, 2017)|
door Paddy Carpenter
Omschrijving - Cars and vans in high-vis livery, racing to incidents with pulsating lights and blaring sirens are part of the everyday scene in our towns and on our highways.
This book outlines the fascinating story of vehicles in police service, and shows how police forces have always had to react to society's changes, particularly the growth of motor transport.
It explains how the enlargement of the police fleet came from a variety of causes including two world wars, developments in communications, shortage of manpower, new towns and the building of the motorway network.
Illustrations, many in full colour, show a progression from the time when the first police used horses and rowing boats, through the years of black and dark blue vehicles to a colourful era which saw police patrol cars and vans carry an extraordinary range of individual and generally attractive liveries, now all superseded but grouped, identified and compared here for the first time.
Readers who perhaps remember only their local schemes may be amazed to see the variety which was to be found across the two nations - and enjoy a parade of vehicles which ruled the road in their heyday yet so quickly have become memory.
Fasten your seat belts. Let's book on and pursue an intriguing story!
|Uitvoering:||96 blz, 23.5 x 16.5 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||180 z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||Amberley Publishing (GB, 2016)|
door Peter Murphy
Omschrijving - The ambulance service uses a lot of specialised vehicles in the day-to-day role of providing emergency care, routine transport and emergency response. They range from the specially constructed ambulance bodies on commercial chassis to small car conversions. This collection of images show the range of different types of ambulances used in Britain in the twenty-first century.
As well as showing front line ambulances used by the NHS, voluntary aid societies, private ambulances, works ambulances and air ambulances all feature. Alongside all the services the different vehicle marques and coach builders are shown. Each photo shows a particular type of ambulance and, wherever possible, which company provided the conversion to an ambulance.
These show the changes over the past few years both in the boundary of ambulance services, as well as the design of ambulances that are used in Britain as they undertake their vital lifesaving work.
|Uitvoering:||96 blz, 23.5 x 16.5 x 1.1 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||180 z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||Amberley Publishing (GB, 2017)|
door John Minnis
Omschrijving - The arrival of aerial photography came at a particularly significant moment in terms of the visual appearance of England. This selection of photographs makes use of the Aerofilms collection, acquired by English Heritage in 2007 and subsequently digitised and made available on the Britain from Above website.
When Aerofilms fliers first went up in the skies in 1919, they captured a country that, with the obvious exception of some large scale structures such as aircraft hangers and munitions factories, had more or less been preserved in aspic in 1914.
What we are looking at in many of the earliest photographs in this book is essentially Edwardian England, with towns and villages generally quite compact, with fields reaching almost up to the High Streets in many cases, and little sign of the sprawl that was to engulf them in the 1920s and 30s.
The streets of many towns, especially the seaside resorts that provided the aerial photographers with many of their earliest subjects, have an orderly, almost pristine appearance to them, with the Victorian and Edwardian houses undisturbed by any out of place redevelopment.
The purpose of this book is to show just how radically that position changed over the ensuing half century. We trace the outward expansion of places brought about by the availability of the car: the new suburbs and ribbon development.
We see how new arterial roads came into being to meet the needs of motor transport and how the centre of cities start to be rebuilt to accommodate it. We witness the growth of sprawl around road junctions on the edge of built up areas and the arrival of new types of building there to service both cars and people: the filling station, the roadhouse.
We see how the car encouraged more people to go further afield for sport and pleasure: to the seaside, the races or to new forms of attractions such as the amusement park in the country. And we see how public transport changes over the period from trams to buses with the advent of new facilities such as bus stations. The scale of traffic congestion becomes apparent by the late 1930s. In addition, the impact on the landscape of large motor factories and provision for motor sport is made clear.
Contents: Preface - Introduction - England at the dawn of popular motoring - Trams and tram depots - Bus stations, garages and workshops - Motor vehicle factories - Garages and filling stations - Out for the day - By the seaside - The growth of motorised suburbia - The new roads - Rebuilding the cities - New towns, smaller towns and suburbs in the 1960s - Towards the motorway age.
|Uitvoering:||304 blz, 22.5 x 27.5 x 2.5 cm, harde kaft|
|Illustraties:||155 z/w foto's|
|Uitgever:||English Heritage (GB, 2014)|
door Graham Robson
Omschrijving - Covers the entire history, life and times of the famous British high-performance engineering company, from its 1958 foundation by Keith Duckworth, through its often-exciting and always fascinating evolution, expansion and worldwide success in both motorsport and high-performance road cars.
Not only has Cosworth designed and supplied many race car engines, which won F1, CART, and many other Championship races, but it has also produced many celebrated high-performance road-car engines.
In more recent times, its growing expertise in developing electronic data capture components, and in providing ultra-high-tech engine manufacturing facilities, has made it a world leader.
The expansion continues, and in this book the Cosworth story has been brought up-to-the-minute to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the legendary DFV F1 engine.
|Uitvoering:||256 blz, 25 x 25 cm, harde kaft|
|Illustraties:||312 z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2017)|
door Des Hammill
Omschrijving - The result of extensive research, this book chronicles the definitive development history of Coventry Climax racing engines: the first British engines to power Formula One World Championship-winning cars.
Des Hamill, a professional engineer, describes the innovative nature of these wonderful engines, and how racing engine technology advanced through an important era of motorsport.
The comments and anecdotes of those who were there give a real insight to life at Coventry Climax before its takeover by Jaguar in 1963. The author was given free access to Walter Hassan's papers; he also managed to track down and interview all of the surviving key players from the company's motor racing heyday, when it claimed four World Championship wins.
|Uitvoering:||192 blz, 22.5 x 15 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||77 z/w foto's|
|Uitgever:||Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2016)|
|Serie:||Veloce Classic Reprint|
Coventry Climax Racing Engines : The Definitive Development History
Taal: EngelsKopen bij Amazon.nl
door Doug Nye
Omschrijving - The history of the Cooper, HWM, Tojeiro and Lister Jaguar-engined sports-racing cars. Incorporates a comprehensive 32-page chassis register, the result of painstaking research over several years into the ownership and competition life of all known cars, many of which have enjoying a second active life as the stars of the historic racing scene.
Chapters: The Jaguar XK engine - The first Jaguar-powered specials - The HWM-Jaguars - The Cooper-Jaguars - The Tojeiro-Jaguars - The Lister-Jaguars - Later lives and Lister mysteries - On test - Chassis Register.
|Uitvoering:||208 blz, 24.5 x 18.5 x 1.7 cm, harde kaft|
|Illustraties:||180 z/w en illustraties in kleur|
|Uitgever:||Motor Racing Publications Ltd (GB, 2005)|
door Bill Munro, Pat Turner
Omschrijving - The Ferguson name is as important in the field of four-wheel drive as it is in tractor development. This is the story of the research and development behind it and the struggle to get that technology accepted as comprehensively as it is today.
But more than technology itself, "Traction for Sale" tells the story of the men behind it; Fred Dixon, who first though of the idea of a super-safe family car with four-wheel drive, Harry Ferguson, who gave his name and the full weight of his fortune and dedication to it and Tony Rolt, whose unfaltering drive and conviction made it all happen.
Then there were teams of brilliant engineers and mechanics, working at the cutting edge of automotive development. Featured are the stories of Ferguson's fasciating research cars, including the Ferguson-Climax grand prix car, the most famous cars that use Ferguson Formula four-wheel drive, including the Jensen FF, the Indianapolis and Formula One race cars and its systems that use its most important component, the Viscous Control Unit.
This includes the most prominent Group B rally cars and their successors, Ford's Sierra and Scorpio 4x4, many Jeep models, later Range Rovers and Audi quattros and the Jaguar X-Type as well as those for which FFD supplied essential transmission components, the McLaren F1 and Jaguar XJ220 supercars, and family car makers Mazda and Volkswagen.
|Uitvoering:||350 blz, 27.5 x 21.5 cm, harde kaft|
|Illustraties:||300 z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||Earlswood Press (GB, 2019)|
A-Z of Cars of the 1930s (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)
Art Deco and British Car Design : The Airline Cars of the 1930s
A-Z of Cars 1945-1970 (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)
British Specialist Cars, Specials & Kits 1945-1960 : Definitive A-Z Encylopaedia of Low-Volume British Sports Cars
British Family Cars of the 1950s and '60s
Cars We Loved in the 1960s
The Best of Car Magazine - The 70s and 80s
A-Z of Cars of the 1970s (Classic and Sports Car Magazine)
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Laatste update: 26-07-2021