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Jim Hall

Chaparral, Texas and the Invention of Modern Racing Author: Levy, George Code: 52470 Price: AU $45.00 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: MOTOR BOOKS INTERNATIONAL Published date: 31/12/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: December 2020
This character-driven biography of Jim Hall is the first and only look at one of the most influential racing drivers, engineers, and team owners of the twentieth century.

How Not to Be a Professional Racing Driver

Author: Plato, Jason Code: 58865 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 09/08/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2020
'Pure entertainment' Guardian best sports books of 2019 ______ Jason Plato should not be a professional racing driver. Yet somehow, despite almost killing Bernie Ecclestone, stealing JCBs, ending up in a Monaco prison (twice), insulting the royals, making a deadly enemy of a rival who happens to be a trained killer, by a fluke or just because ......

The Brown Bullet

Rajo Jack's Drive to Integrate Auto Racing Author: Poehler, Bill Code: 58995 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS Published date: 10/07/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2020
The powers-that-be in auto racing in the 1920s, namely the American Automobile Association's Contest Board, prohibited everyone who wasn't a white male from the sport. Dewey Gaston, a black man who went by the name Rajo Jack, broke into the epicenter of racing in California, refusing to let the pervasive racism of his day stop him from competing ......

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

The autobiography of CSX2300 Author: Mills, Rinsey Code: 52468 Price: AU $122.22 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PORTER PRESS INTERNATIONAL Published date: 08/02/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book tells the fascinating history of the Daytona Coupe version of Carroll Shelby's fabled Cobra with special focus on one of the six cars built. The fabulous Daytona Coupe, brutally purposeful in both looks and performance, was created to win the FIA World Sportscar Championship and duly did so in 1965.

Mount Panorama: Bathurst

The Stories Behind the Legend Author: Smailes, John Code: 57526 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/10/2019 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

Theres no other motor-racing circuit in Australia that holds the same magic as Bathursts Mount Panorama. Its been home to the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and TT, the Australian Hill Climb Championship, the Bathurst 1000 and now a round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge. To win on the Mountain is still the ......


Meister Bräuser

Harry Heuers Championship Racing Team Author: Schultz, Tom Code: 56995 Price: AU $87.75 (was AU $135.00) Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: DALTON WATSON FINE BOOKS Published date: 30/09/2019 Availability: Sold Out

In early 1959, young Harry Heuer, Executive Vice President of the Peter Hand Brewery, Chicago, Illinois, caught the racing bug. He immediately bought a race carand entered it in the May 1959 Meadowdale USAC professional race. At the same time, Reventlow Automobiles Inc., builder and racer of the Scarab, put both of its 1958 race-winning Scarabs ......


Brock at Bathurst

Peter Brocks Unrivalled Racing Career at Mount Panorama Author: Brock, Bev Code: 57525 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date: 11/09/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

No driver is as connected to a track as the legendary Peter Brock is to Bathurst. October 2019 marks half a century since a shy and bearded Brock first took on the turns of Mount Panorama, the track he was destined to dominate with a record nine wins, earning him the mantle King of the Mountain. That uncanny relationship between driver and ......


My Greatest Defeat

Stories of Hardship and Hope from Motor Racing's Finest Heroes Author: Buxton, Will Code: 56109 Price: AU $40.72 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: EVRO PUBLISHING Published date: 27/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
My Greatest Defeat is a collection of honest and revealing insights into 20 of the greatest living racing drivers; legends of the worlds of Formula 1, Indycar, NASCAR, Le Mans and Rally.


The Men Who Made Formula One Author: Eason, Kevin Code: 55775 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Published date: 23/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

 Formula One is speed, glamour, danger - and eye-watering wealth. Driven: The Men Who Made Formula One tells how a small group of extraordinary men transformed Formula One from a niche sport played out on primitive tracks surrounded by hay bales and grass verges into a 1 billion circus performing in vast theatres of ......


Guy Martin

We Need to Weaken the Mixture Author: Martin, Guy Code: 55763 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: VIRGIN BOOKS Published date: 15/05/2019 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

The million-copy selling truck fitter returns ***Featured on Channel 4*** I cant stop biting off more than I can chew. Maybe Im wearing everything out, but I believe the body is a fantastic thing and it will repair itself and Ill go again. If its running too rich, I dont stop what Im doing, just weaken the mixture and carry on. Since we last ......



(Special order - ordered in as required) Author: Cabart, Daniel and Gautam, Sen Code: 56157 Price: AU $550.00 Format: Hardback / 920 pages Publisher: DALTON WATSON FINE BOOKS Published date: 10/05/2019 Availability: Sold Out

This book is about Ballot the company and its founder, Ernest Ballot, as well as paying tribute to Ernest Henry, the man behind the engines, and the many brilliant racers, designers, and innovators associated with Établissements Ballot, one of the greatest of all French automotive marques that time has almost forgotten.

The fastest ......


Rapid Response

My inside story as a motor racing life-saver Author: Olvey, Stephen Code: 56023 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: EVRO PUBLISHING Published date: 26/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Originally published to great acclaim in 2006, Dr Stephen Olvey's memoir Rapid Response makes a long-awaited return to print - complete with new text and an epilogue by Dario Franchitti - at the same time as the release of a documentary feature film of the same title. This book is a captivating read for all motorsport fans.

IMSA 1969-1989

Inside Story of how John Bishop Built the World's Greatest Sports CarRacing Series Author: Bishop, Mitch Code: 55139 Price: AU $159.00 Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: OCTANE PRESS Published date: 20/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Fifty years ago, a new sanctioning body emerged at a pivotal moment in motorsports history. Racing was on the upswing. New tracks were being built all across the U.S., imported cars from Europe and Japan were flooding the market, designers were pushing limits and drivers were looking for an opportunity to race for more than just a trophy. Into ......


Giorgio Pianta: Una vita per le corse - A Life For Racing

English/Italian Text Author: Limone, Sergio Code: 55739 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: LUCA GASTALDI Published date: 01/02/2019 Availability: Sold Out

The idea to dedicate a book to Giorgio Pianta was born on the occasion of the delivery of two large boxes from his photographic archive, organized “randomly” by his wife, for a “rearrangement mission”: an immense job, plenty of material to examine, rich in quantity and quality. A round up over more than thirty years of Italian motorsport, a lot ......


The Story of the Batten Brooklands Racing Special

and his drivers: 2018 Author: Richard Netherwood Code: 55437 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 119 pages Published date: 10/12/2018 Availability: Sold Out
The book details the life of the Batten Brooklands Racing Special. Written by its current owner, Neil Bennett, it covers the car's construction, competition history and ownership from 1935 to date. Foreword by Simon Taylor.

Racing to the Finish

My Story Author: Earnhardt Jr., Dale Code: 51766 Price: AU $23.39 (was AU $38.99) Format: Hardback / 272 pages Published date: 04/12/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Dale Earnhardt Jr reflects on the recent events of his career---his 2016 concussion and his decision to retire from racing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Donington Park : The Pioneers

Author: Bailie, John Code: 54322 Price: AU $170.00 Format: Hardback / 348 pages Published date: 10/11/2018 Availability: Sold Out

This isn’t a book just about motor racing. Its about people. It’s about the pioneers who created Britains first permanent true road racing circuit...firstly for motor cycles in 1931 and then also for cars from 1933. 

It’s about the phenomenal success and dramatic progress that saw the circuit expand from loose-surfaced tracks ......



Author: Hales-Dutton, Bruce Code: 54375 Price: AU $33.74 (was AU $44.99) Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: DANANN PUBLISHING LIMITED Published date: 07/11/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He died in
an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix for Williams. Senna began his motorsport career in ......


The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen H/C

F1 World Champion Author: Hotakainen, Kari Code: 54902 Price: AU $23.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date: 18/10/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The authorised biography of cult hero Finnish Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkoenen - the closest thing we'll ever get to his autobiography.

TWR and Jaguars V12 Prototype Sports Cars

Inside TWR's World Championship Winning Team Author: Scott, Allan Code: 52358 Price: AU $71.96 (was AU $89.95) Format: Hardback / 400 pages Published date: 15/09/2018 Availability: Sold Out

This is the authors third book in his series on Tom Walkinshaw Racing teams that cover his 15 years as Engine Division Manager and designer of that companys many race winning engines. After instigating the fledging TWRs teams beginnings in engine development as its sole engineer in 1979, TWRs Engine Division had rapidly grown in size producing ......


The Golden Days of Thompson Speedway & Raceway

Sports and Formula Car Events 1945-1977 (Two Volume Set) Author: O'Neill, Terry Code: 52049 Price: AU $258.75 (was AU $345.00) Format: Hardback / 760 pages Publisher: DALTON WATSON FINE BOOKS Published date: 15/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Occasionally a spark of inspiration can become the catalyst for transition. Just such an occasion took place with the construction of Thompson Speedway in 1940, a five-eighth-mile banked oval track, dubbed "The Indianapolis of the East." A road course joined to the oval in 1952 enlarged the track to form the first privately-owned complex where ......


Lang Cooper: Peter Brocks Group 7 USRRC Sports Car, Limited Edition

Foreward by Peter Brock - Hardcover in a Slipcase Author: Heuvink, Ed Code: 51717 Price: AU $134.00 Format: Hardback Publisher: MCKLEIN PUBLISHING (GERMANY) Published date: 01/09/2018 Availability: Sold Out

This book is about a special car in motor sport history. It was designed by Peter Brock, famous for his work on the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupé and the Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray. The Lang Cooper was entered in the American USRRC - United States Road Racing Championship - by no less a person than Carroll Shelby.

Underneath the ......


Moffat Rarities Vol 3 DVD

Classic Australian Motorsport Author: Chevron Code: 51640 Price: AU $39.95 Format: DVD / 240 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 15/08/2018 Availability: Sold Out

There’s no doubt Allan Moffat will forever be one of the greats of Australian motorsport - a relentless competitor, a consummate professional, the driver’s driver.

His dogged pursuit of victory in some of the greatest racing cars to lap our tracks is the stuff of legend and this latest release from Chevron highlights some of his ......


Dyno Don

The Cars and Career of Dyno Don Nicholson Author: Boyce, Doug Code: 51512 Price: AU $51.95 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: CARTECH Published date: 11/07/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
"This book tells the story of Dyno Don Nicholson's cars and career."--Provided by publisher.

Wow Gilles!

Villeneuve. The Undying Legend Author: Colombo, Ercole Code: 57631 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: SKIRA Published date: 15/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Thirty-five years after the tragic death of Gilles Villeneuve, his life and his races, the triumphs and defeats of an unforgettable champion. The private and public, sports and personal life of the greatest F1 champion of all time.

Formula One

The Real Score? Author: Harvey, Brian Code: 9781787110274 Price: AU $89.99 Format: Hardback / 156 pages Publisher: VELOCE PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 17/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Filling the many gaps in Formula 1 records, this book re-writes the racing history books. The history of F1 can be neatly divided into two eras, the first formally ending January 1980 when the terms Grand Prix and World Championship became synonymous, although there would be three more non-championship races after that date. However, up to ......


Mon Ami Mate (2017 Reprint)

Author: Nixon, Chris Code: 48950 Price: AU $125.00 Format: Hardback / 377 pages Published date: 01/06/2017 Availability: Sold Out

Mon Ami Mate is Chris Nixons double-biography of two of Britains finest racing drivers of the 1950s, Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins, who formed a remarkable friendship during their two seasons together at Scuderia Ferrari. With the help of dozens of people who knew them, Nixon has traced the lives of the two remarkable men from childhood, ......


Coventry Climax Racing Engines

The Definitive Development History Author: Hammill, Des Code: 47714 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: VELOCE PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 23/03/2017 Availability: Sold Out

The result of extensive research, here is the definitive development history of Coventry Climax racing engines: the first British engines to power Formula One World Championship-winning cars.Des Hamill, an engineer, describes the innovative nature of these wonderful engines, and how racing engine technology advanced through an important era of ......


Zero to 60

From a Wooden Caravan to a Multi-Million Dollar Business Empire Author: Quin, Tony Code: 47070 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Published date: 01/08/2016 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

From growing up in a wooden caravan to building his own state-of-the-art racetrack, this is the remarkable story of Targa champion, Hampton Downs and Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn. On a frosty and clear morning in the small, Central Otago town of Cromwell, 2012, Tony Quinn and his son Klark stood with an iPad at the edge of an ......


Motor Racing Heroes: The Stories of 100 Greats

Author: Robert Newman Code: 32490 Price: AU $37.00 Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: VELOCE PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 28/05/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Covering almost 100 years of motor racing history, humanity, not simple statistics, is revealed here as the true source of the subjects heroism. Take Andre Boillot; so tired at the end of the 1919 Targa Florio, he made a silly mistake, spinning his car backwards across the finish line - yet he still won. Or Grand Prix winners Robert Benoist, ......


A Second Chance for Sparkie: A Story about Drag Racing

Author: Marie Wallin Code: 32390 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback Published date: 02/04/2014 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Burn rubber, eat smoke and feel the earth rumble! Get to know Sparkie, an old -55 Chevy that is being rescued from the junkyard and becoming a drag racingcar just like her best friend Stockis, a -69 Camaro. Mainly a childrens book, trying to explain drag racing in an easy way. Contains a lot of pictures that car freaks of all ages will enjoy, ......

Trackrat: Memoir of a Fan

Author: MR Bob Englehart Jr Code: 32398 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Paperback / 252 pages Publisher: CREATESPACE Published date: 01/04/2014 Availability: Please contact us for availability
What compels a young man or woman to spend ungodly amounts of money driving a racecar every weekend at the local track, risking life and limb at 150 miles an hour, entertaining friends and total strangers? Author editorial cartoonist Bob Englehart had to find out after witnessing the tragic wreck that killed Boston-area driver Shane Hammond at ......

Craig's Motor Racing Articles

Author: Craig Lock Code: 32605 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 142 pages Publisher: FOREDGE Published date: 10/01/2014 Availability: Please contact us for availability
"There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games." - Ernest Hemingway "Grand Prix racing is primarily a mental contest... it's a battle of strength of wills by the combatants and a magnificent contest, the arena to display and share unique gifts and talents. Perhaps in this 'theatre of ......

In the Red - The 2001 NASCAR with Dale Earnhardt Jr

Author: Jade Gurss Code: 25624 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: OCTANE PRESS Published date: 20/02/2012 Availability: Please contact us for availability
Dale Earnhardt's death is the most prominent moment in NASCAR history, and millions of people around the world know about the tragedy on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. But, only a handful of people know what went on behind the scenes before and after that horrible crash.

Devin - The Man and His Cars

Author: Art Evans Code: 22692 Price: AU $32.95 Format: Paperback Publisher: CHATERS WHOLESALE Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Sold Out
Art Evans' relationship to Bill Devin is unique. From the time of the fifties, they were close friends as well as business associates. When Bill passed on in November 2000, Bill's widow asked Art to deliver the eulogy at the service. Bill Devin created a number of cars as well as the best-selling after-market fiberglass body. Bill's first car was ......

Gentleman Jack - The Official Biography of Jack Sears

Author: Graham Gauld Code: 20282 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: VELOCE PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Sold Out
Gentleman Jack Sears was the first winner of the British Touring Car Championship, in an Austin A105. he was also the first man to beat the previously dominant Jaguar 3.8s in a giant Ford Galaxie. He raced against some of the giants of motor racing, including Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart. Rallies, races, endurance ......
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