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9781471179372

A Race with Love and Death

The Story of Richard Seaman Author: Williams, Richard Code: 60429 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date: 24/05/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

A tragic age and a tragic character, both seemingly compelled to destroy themselves...a chilling reminder of how little control we have over our fates Damon Hill
One of the greatest motor racing stories Nick Mason
Timely, vivid and enthralling … it’s unputdownable’ Miranda Seymour, author of The Bugatti ......

9781471192913

Niki Lauda: The Biography

Author: Hamilton, Maurice Code: 59265 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date: 21/05/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The most comprehensive and detailed biography of Formula One legend Nick Lauda ever published, as told by Maurice Hamilton, who knew him for more than forty years. From the famous rivalry with James Hunt in the 1970s, as depicted in the film Rush, to working with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, Laudas career helped define modern ......

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British Specialist Cars, Specials & Kits 1945-1960

Definitive A-Z Encylopaedia of Low-Volume British Sports Cars Author: Rees, Chris Code: 54351 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Published date: 23/05/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This meticulously researched book tells the story of post-war British specialist cars and the birth of the kit car. As well as familiar names like Lotus, TVR and Ginetta, pioneers like Buckler, RGS and Rochdale are featured, plus long-forgotten makes such as Ashley, Martin and Microplas, many never been seen in a book before.

9781910505311

Hobbo: Motor-Racer, Motor Mouth

The Autobiography of David Hobbs Author: Hobbs, David Code: 51205 Price: AU $99.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: EVRO PUBLISHING Published date: 27/02/2018 Availability: Sold Out

Englishman David Hobbs - `Hobbo to his friends and fans - is one of motor racings most remarkable all-rounders. In a 41-year driving career he raced in almost every imaginable category: endurance sports racers, touring cars, Formula 1, Formula 5000, Indycars, IMSA, Trans-Am, Can-Am and even NASCAR - he has done the lot. 

9781787112278

BRM - A Mechanic`s Tale

Author: Salmon, Richard Code: 50430 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: VELOCE PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 28/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This is the story as told by a man who was both a devoted fan and a loyal team member of British Racing Motors.  He saw and was involved in the repeated failures and humiliating times of the 1950s, through the gradual progress of winning minor races to Jo Bonnier winning the first World Championship Grand Prix in Holland in 1959.  It culminates ......

9781781556405

Vauxhall

Britain's Oldest Car Maker Author: Coomber, Ian Code: 49962 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 26/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The first Vauxhall car left the factory in 1903 and the solely car-making company Vauxhall Motors Ltd was formed in 1907. Famed as a maker of sporting and luxury cars, Vauxhall was bought by the American giant General Motors in 1925. GM took the company into a new era of mass production and turned it into one of the UK top five car companies.
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What Doesn't Kill You... My Life in Motor Racing

Author: Herbert, Johnny Code: 47040 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: TRANSWORLD Published date: 03/11/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Johnny Herbert was one of the most brilliant natural talents to emerge in motor racing, but for all his bravery and prowess, hes lucky to be alive. After becoming British Junior Karting Champion (losing part of a finger in the process), then the Formula 3 title for Eddie Jordan in 1987, he was all set for a glittering debut season in Formula 1 ......

9781847979896

BMC 1100 and 1300 : An Enthusiast's Guide

Author: James Taylor Code: 37391 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Publisher: CROWOOD PRESS Published date: 15/11/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The British Motor Corporations 1100 and 1300 model range was amongst the most successful in the Corporations history, selling more than 2.1 million of all types between its introduction in 1962 and its demise in 1974. World-wide, it was sold under eight different marque names and in two-door saloon, four-door saloon, two-door estate, and five-door ......
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John Surtees: My Incredible Life on Two and Four Wheels

Author: John Surtees and Mike Nicks Code: 32993 Price: AU $109.95 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: EVRO PUBLISHING Published date: 26/06/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Published to mark the 50th anniversary of John Surtees becoming Formula 1 World Champion, in 1964, this long-awaited book is a photographic memoir by the only man to have won World Championships on motorcycles and in cars. Containing nearly 300 photographs from Surtees’ own collection as well as from the world’s finest motorsport picture ......

9781845844134

Chequered Life

Graham Warner and the Chequered Flag Author: Heseltine, Richard Code: 31332 Price: AU $55.50 Format: Hardback / 130 pages Publisher: VELOCE PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 15/12/2013 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The first and only account of the Chequered Flag race team and its charismatic founder, Graham Warner. Accompanied by 150 photographs, many previously unpublished, this is a unique story of a fascinating life in motorsport.
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The Top Gear Years (Softcover) Jeremy Clarkson

Author: Jeremy Clarkson Code: 25965 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Publisher's notes: We know all about the world according to Clarkson. In a series of record-breaking bestsellers Jeremy has revealed it to be a puzzling, frustrating place where all too often the lunatics seem to be running the asylum. But in The Top Gear Years, we get something rather different. Top Gear was once just a television ......
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Steve Rider - My Chequered Career, 35 Years of Televising Motorsport

Author: Steve Rider Code: 25939 Price: AU $39.50 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is an engrossing, fast-paced read, written by well-known TV sports presenter Steve Rider. Rider's passion for motorsport has stayed with him from his first foray into sports reporting in 1978 for Anglia TV, through his time as one of the BBC's leading sports presenters and highly successful spells anchoring Formula 1 coverage for both the BBC ......
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Granville Bradshaw: Flawed Genius? 2/e

Author: Barry Jones Code: 20721 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Paperback / 313 pages Publisher: PANTHER PUBLISHING Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Sold Out
Granville Bradshaw's designs for early aeroplanes, engines, cars and motorcycles quickly brought him fame. His life spanned the development of the aviation and motor industries from those early years up to the classic era of the 1950s. This is a detailed book which places his engineering genius in the context of his time.
9781780910437

Mike Hawthorn - One Glorious Hour: A True Story - July 1958 - Jan 1959

Author: Don Shaw Code: 25550 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: DB PUBLICATIONS Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Sold Out
This is a compelling and moving sports drama, played out in the bloody arena of highly dangerous Grand Prix motor racing of the fifties. It is a real-life story that matches the excitement and suspense of the very best fiction. It is definitely a must-read for all motor racing fans. This story is arguably the most compelling and moving sports ......
9781780910970

Alec Issigonis : The Man Who Made the Mini

Author: Jonathan Wood Code: 25358 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: DB PUBLICATIONS Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Alec Issigonis became famous world-wide because he designed the Mini. However, he had already designed the Morris Minor and had a hand in a number of advanced design projects before the Mini. By the mid-1960s, the Issigonis designed Mini and 1100 models from BMC were dominating the British market and making friends in many other countries. Here is ......
9781855209503

Colin Chapman (Softcover) The Wayward Genius

Author: Mike Lawrence Code: 25817 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Paperback / 276 pages Publisher: BROOKLANDS Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Mike Lawrence's excellent warts and all book on Chapman paints a picture of a man with real genius but more than a touch of Arthur Daly in his make-up. Described as a charmer and a chancer, Chapman had a nasty streak and the book describes how this hero of every motor racing fan was flawed, an idol with feet of clay. From the days when his used ......
9780956565693

In the Name Of Glory - 1976 - The Greatest Ever Sporting Duel

Author: Tom Rubython Code: 24976 Price: AU $30.99 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: MYRTLE PRESS Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
As the sun set on the 1975 season, James Hunt was down and out of Formula One. He had no drive for 1976 and was all washed up. In contrast, Niki Lauda, the new world champion of 1975, was in an entirely different position, with a full year’s contract ahead of him and Enzo Ferrari begging him to sign a new, more lucrative one for years into the ......
9780955010262

A Passion for Speed - The Life and Times of George Abecassis

Author: David Abecassis Code: 23499 Price: AU $149.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: CHATERS WHOLESALE Published date: 01/10/2010 Availability: Sold Out
Publisher's notes: A Passion for Speed by David Abecassis will surely come to be regarded as one of the best researched, most detailed, and best illustrated motor racing biographies of recent years. It is a personal story of passion, struggle and courage in the constant shadow of death, the tale of motor racing when the man behind the wheel ......
9780956565600

Shunt : The Story of James Hunt

Author: Tom Rubython Code: 23445 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 764 pages Publisher: MYRTLE PRESS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
James Hunt is remembered more for his girlfriends and wild personal exploits than for his skills in a race car. But the excesses of his glamorous life cannot hide the fact that he was, in many people's opinion, the fastest driver on the Formula One circuits in the 1970s. In an era dominated by the likes of Emerson Fittipaldi, Niki Lauda and Ronnie ......
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My Championship Year - Jenson Button (aka My Grand Prix Season)

Author: Jenson Button Code: 22498 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON Published date: 01/11/2009 Availability: Sold Out
Publisher's Notes: Jenson Button's re-emergence on the top step of the podium under the management of Ross Brawn has been the biggest story in Formula 1 for decades. MY GRAND PRIX SEASON is Jenson's personal diary of the 2009 season. In it, he takes a race-by-race approach, beginning each chapter with a run-down of everything from details of ......
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Raglan Avec Elegance DVD

Author: David Wegeulin Productions Code: 23200 Price: AU $29.95 Format: DVD / 55 mins Publisher: MOTORFILMS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Sold Out
Producer's notes: Lord Raglan talks to an invited audience at the Bugatti Trust about the great pleasure he has had from Bugattis over a period of 60 years. Fitzroy Somerset, as he then was, used to visit Prescott when a student at the nearby Royal Agricultural College, and joined the Bugatti Owners' Club in 1952. His first Bugatti was a ......
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Jack Lemon Burton Racing Cars DVD

Author: David Wegeulin Productions Code: 23203 Price: AU $39.95 Format: DVD / 45 mins Publisher: MOTORFILMS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Sold Out
Producer's notes: Jack Lemon Burton owned, competed and dealt in practically every type of Bugatti. He is one of the rare Bugattists not only to possess one of the legendary Bugatti Royales but to use it on a regular basis. Using his extraordinary collection of photograph albums and quiet sense of humour Jack takes us on an amusing journey ......
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Brooklands The Birthplace of British Motorsport DVD

Author: David Wegeulin Productions Code: 33118 Price: AU $49.95 Format: DVD / 55 mins Publisher: MOTORFILMS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Sold Out
For 32 action-packed years, from 1907-1939, Brooklands Motor Circuit was the undisputed focus of British motorsport. Brooklands, the World’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, where the World’s Land Speed record was smashed no fewer than three times, a 100 miles was covered in one hour for the first time, the inaugural British Grand ......
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James Hunt - The Biography

Author: Gerald Donaldson Code: 21690 Price: AU $27.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: VIRGIN BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
James Hunt was always a controversial character. This book delves into that character and tells the story of a troubled man who achieved a great deal before realising late in his life that he could do much better. Then, just as his life seemed to be totally turned around, he died of a massive heart attack at only 45. It is a well-researched and ......
9780755315390

Winning is Not Enough

The Jackie Stewart Autobiography Author: Sir Jackie Stewart Code: 21501 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 576 pages Publisher: ALLIANCE DISTRIBUTION SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
Sir Jackie Stewart is one of the most highly regarded names in global sport - winner of three F1 World Championships, 27 Grands Prix and ranked in the top five drivers of all time. On retiring from the circuit, he went on to build an equally impressive international business career. In the 1960s and into the 70s, with his black cap, sideburns ......
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Rolt and Bira - The Forgotten Stars

Author: Neville Hay Code: 21691 Price: AU $99.95 Format: Hardback / 204 pages Publisher: TRANSPORT BOOKMAN PUBLICATIONS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Sold Out
Story of two of the greatest drivers of their times, including triumphs at Brooklands, Le Mans and elsewhere and, in Bira's case, as a private entrant in Grand Prix racing. Interviews with Tony Rudd, Lofty England, Duncan Hamilton and others provide additional insight and recollection. A great read!
9781844545810

Lewis Hamilton - Champion of the World (Paperback)

Author: Frank Worrall Code: 21549 Price: AU $16.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: MACMILLAN DISTRIBUTN SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
At 22, Lewis Hamilton is a bit young to be the subject of a biography, but he has packed more into his 22 years than most people manage in a lifetime. This book tells of Lewis's rise to Formula 1 with the huge support of his father Anthony, who held down three jobs to provide the finance for his family plus Lewis's racing. From his karting success ......
9780753824047

On the Edge: Richard Hammond

Author: Richard Hammond Code: 20725 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: ALLIANCE DISTRIBUTION SERVICES Published date: 01/08/2008 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This is the "B Format" paperback edition of Richard Hammond's story, in his own words except for the part about his huge crash in a jet car and its aftermath. That bit is told by his wife Mindy. Almost everyone has seen the little bloke in the Top Gear team, this book tells where he came from and how he came back from near death to rejoin the ......
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Racing Through Time - Stirling Moss DVD

Author: Chaters Code: 22091 Price: AU $19.95 Format: DVD / 55 mins Publisher: CHATERS WHOLESALE Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Sorry, this is currently unavailable
Producer's notes: Sir Stirling Moss is known throughout the world as the greatest racing driver never to win the Formula One World Championship. However what this notion obscures is his mastery of all types of racing, including rallying; indeed Stirling Moss OBE is arguably the greatest all-round racing driver of all time and was the first true ......
9780752893341

It Is What It Is - David Coulthard (Paperback Edition)

Author: David Coulthard Code: 20726 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: GARDNERS BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
David Coulthard has been in Formula 1 since 1994 and is probably best known for the number of times he has said: "This is going to be my year..." There is a lot more to the well-spoken and very fast Scotsman and this book lets you in on the secret. It takes us from Coulthard's early childhood to his resurgence as a member of the ever-improving Red ......
9780955010248

Golden Boy - Mike Hawthorn

Author: Tony Bailey Code: 20465 Price: AU $239.99 Format: Hardback / 437 pages Publisher: PJ PUBLISHING Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Sold Out

This is an amazingly detailed biography of Britains first F1 World Champion, Mike Hawthorn, with reminiscences from many of those who knew him. The extent of his medical problems, which rendered him unfit for National Service and would have cost him his racing career if made public, is revealed and graphic photographs from Le Mans show ......

9781903088432

Peter Collins - All About the Boy!

Author: Ed McDonough Code: 20391 Price: AU $119.95 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: MERCIAN MANUALS Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Sold Out
Publisher's Notes Peter Collins was one of that group of post-war Englishmen who were fascinated with motors, machinery and competition. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, many of these ‘lads’ turned to motor sport...sprints, hillclimbs and circuit racing. The young son of a Kidderminster garage owner threw himself headlong into the spirit and ......
9781906133023

My Lifetime in Motorsport - SCH "Sammy" Davis

Author: SCH "Sammy" Davis Code: 19808 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 176 pages Publisher: HERRIDGE & SONS LTD Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
SCH (Sammy) Davis was one of the best known motoring witers of the 1950s and 1960s, but he was much more than that. He was one of the original Bentley Boys, raced successfully at Brooklands and much more. Drafted in the 1960s, this autobiography of Sammy Davis tells the story of his whole life from childhood to old age, with many recollections of ......
9780955482601

Tony Marsh - The Great All-Rounder

Author: Tony Marsh Code: 24273 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 269 pages Publisher: PARLEY BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2007 Availability: Sold Out
Tony Marsh was a former British Hillclimb Champion and racing driver. He took the hillclimb title six times in all, with two hat-tricks ten years apart, 1955-1957 and 1965-1967. He also raced sports cars and single seaters up to and including Formula One plus a win in the Index of Thermal Efficiency at Le Mans in 1960 with a 750cc Lotus Elite. He ......
9781893618862

Can-Am Challenger

Author: Peter Bryant Code: 19497 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 400 pages Publisher: DAVID BULL Published date: 01/07/2007 Availability: Please contact us for availability
In Can-Am Challenger the late Peter Bryant delivers a personal, engaging account of a fascinating career in one of the greatest eras in motorsports history. Bryant started his career as a lowly fabricator in Colin Chapman’s original Lotus Cars workshop. He later became a freelance racing mechanic, working at circuits like Montlhèry, the ......
9781903088302

Marathon in the Dust - Innes Ireland

Author: Innes Ireland Code: 19109 Price: AU $89.95 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: MERCIAN MANUALS Published date: 01/07/2007 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This is the story of three men in a car; their journey took them from London, England to Sydney, Australia, a distance of some 11,000 miles. But this is no ordinary travelogue, for it was no ordinary journey; the 7,500 miles to Bombay were covered in 7 days and the 3,500 miles across Australia in a further 3 and half days. The three men, Michael ......
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