Grand Prix’s Winning Colours: A Visual History – 70 Years of the Formula 1 World Championship

Grand Prix’s Winning Colours: A Visual History – 70 Years of the Formula 1 World Championship

Mick Hill’s colorful book is packed with his signature artwork, and skillfully showcases the cars, drivers, and designers that contributed to the history of Formula 1. Beginning with the flags for hosting countries, it goes on to show every winning car, with details of its designers, drivers, and races won. The book also considers drivers’ helmets, from historic leather caps to modern carbon fiber, as well as the world championship stickers from teams and sponsors, a memento for fans to the race meetings they attended. A complete reference of the first 70 years of the F1 championship, this book will appeal to motor racing fans young and old.

Colours of Speed – Porsche 917

Colours of Speed – Porsche 917

The Porsche 917 made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1969. When the FIA raised the engine capacity limit for the sports car championship to five liters in 1968, Porsche saw their chance: within a year, constructor Hans Mezger created the car. The 917 already achieved the goal of overall victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971, and later drove up to 1100 turbo horsepower in the CanAm series. With this book from the Edition Porsche Museum the Company Archive presents the background to the origins, technology, drivers, races and successes of the Porsche 917, with a special focus on the rainy race 50 years ago.

1950s Motorsport in Colour

1950s Motorsport in Colour

It was unusual for sporting events in the ’50s to be photographed in colour, so this archive is a real treasure, capturing the excitement and atmosphere from a golden age of British motorsport. Despite being unpublished at the time they were taken, these original photographs were unearthed 50 years later, sensitively restored, and then published for the first time in this book. Images of Goodwood, Aintree and Brands Hatch feature classic 1950s racing cars such as Triumphs, Jaguars, Mercedes and Porsches. See close ups of the action and many of the well known drivers of the time – Fangio, Taruffi, Stirling Moss, Masten Gregory, and many more. Martyn Wainwright’s love of the sport, and talent for reportage photography shines through in this evocative and authentic collection.

An absolute must for Revivalists and all lovers of classic motorsport, 1950s Motorsport in Colour has been out of print for several years, but is now available again in this new paperback edition as part of Veloce’s “Classic Reprint” series.

Colour Style The Mille Miglia from 1927 -1957

Colour Style The Mille Miglia from 1927 -1957

Cars, Heroes, Curiosities

What exactly did the 24 cars look like in each edition of  the Mille Miglia between 1927 and 1957? What exactly were the colors and details of the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS of Nuvolari-Guidotti (1930) or of the Lancia D24 of Ascari, winner in 1954? A question that is repeated for all the victorious cars in the Mille Miglia, because in their time the color photographs did not exist or were in any case rare, and often the last editions of the race are the ones seen.

This book offers an overview of the 24 victorious cars, interpreted through accurate drawings, which faithfully reproduce the colors and every tiny original detail. The large tables (with side views) are combined with period images that allow you to relive the events of the various editions of the race in a continuous rediscovery.

The volume is accompanied by comments on all editions as well as technical notes (including classifications) and the reproduction of numerous printed and period documents. A work capable of stimulating the imagination of all fans of the “Greatest Race of the World”.

Racing Colours: Motor Racing Compositions 1908-2009

Racing Colours: Motor Racing Compositions 1908-2009

In many respects it is a book unlike many others. It is an individual, as all good books should be. It is quirky, eclectic, eccentric even, but in a world intent on reproducing that which has already been regurgitated I personally felt the need for something a bit more idiosyncratic, I can only hope that you agree!” – Simon Owen

A well known artist specialising in racing car subjects, the late Simon Owen’s detailed, expertly executed work conveys the life, the vibrancy, the essence and passion of motorsports and racing cars, like no other. Simon’s work is a visual feast for lovers of automotive art and motorsport. Over the last few years, Simon had worked on developing a series of stunningly detailed computer-generated digital images, focusing on individual racing cars and their liveries. Seventy-seven of these images have been compiled to create Racing Colours, and each is presented with a relevant quote from a legend of the motor racing world. Along with these beautiful and unique artworks, this book represents a chance to gain a rare peek into the artist’s working methods, revealing some of his developmental work and showing how the digital images were constructed.

Volkswagen: The air-cooled era in colour

Volkswagen: The air-cooled era in colour

The incredibly popular sixties design classics, with their enduring appeal, the original air-cooled Volkswagen cars and Transporters are fully explored in this fascinating book. A unique picture-led chronicle of the Volkswagen story through the 1950s and ’60s, this book makes extensive use of the artwork from contemporary promotional literature for a real ‘retro’ feel. A must have for motoring enthusiasts and VW devotees alike.

Cutaway Colouring 1960 onwards

Cutaway Colouring 1960 onwards

A selection of makes and models

The enthusiasm for adult ‘colouring-in’ has resulted in numerous titles being published over recent months, covering subjects such as flowers, animals and decorative patterns, with links to mindfulness and art therapies. The one area that hasn’t been targeted is the more structured and mechanical approach, which would appeal to the male market. The Haynes classic cutaways fit the bill perfectly, and the variety of cars included in the owners’ colouring manual have wide appeal across all ages. Cutaway Colouring contains over 180 cutaways, along with a brief history about the classic Haynes Manual.

The Art and Colour of GM

The Art and Colour of GM

General Motors has been a world leader in automotive design for 100 years. No other large scale automobile manufacturer has put such energy and resources into creating cars that are as beautiful, colorful, and forward thinking. Coachbuilt Press is honored to tell this important story through the words of the world’s great automotive historians, journalists, and designers: Phil Patton, Terry V. Boyce, Michael Lamm, Jerry Burton, Tracy Powell, Tony Hossain, Lawrence R. Gustin, Jeffrey I. Godshall, Ed Welburn, Ken Gross, and Richard S. Adatto. Unique historical images and artwork are complimented by the insightful, contemporary photographs of Michael Furman. Foreword by Bob Lutz; introduction by Nicola Bulgari; edited by Jonathan A. Stein.

Nürburgring Album 1960-1969 – Nordschleife & Südschleife

Nürburgring Album 1960-1969 – Nordschleife & Südschleife

Reacquaintance is a joy. This book recalls the Nürburgring in the time before the advent of major reconstruction work around the circuit. Those were the days when visitors – separated from the action by nothing but hedges – were free to experience and photograph the drivers and their cars, when you did not have to spend the whole weekend sitting in numbered seats but could wander around the track searching for the best vantage points.

With this book, come along for a spin around the ‘Ring during the exciting 1960s. Unique atmospheric photographs show the ‘Ring with all the colourful hustle and bustle on the track, in the pits and in the paddock, as well as providing diverse impressions of the races themselves. The text and pictures take you from one section of track to the next, starting in the Eifel forest idyll of Hatzenbach to the adventures of the tourist drivers in the Adenauer Forst, then on to flying formula racers at the Brünnchen and to sports cars passing tent cities at the Schwalbenschwanz.

It was only in those days that the ‘Ring could provide its truly unique experiences, and this is the first time they have all been presented together in one single book.

Photos: 103 in colour and 255 in black-and-white

Text in English & German

L’altra Alfa autocarri, autobus e filobus

L’altra Alfa autocarri, autobus e filobus

In Italian and English, 448 pages with 580 illustrations in colour and in monochrome. We co-operated in the production of this publication from Fucina as it concerns the larger commercial vehicles built by Alfa Romeo, based at Milan, in association with numerous different coach-builders. The great number of photographs, advertising material and factory blue-prints with technical and statistical archive material make this volume an almost complete record of Alfa Romeo heavy commercial vehicle production.

 

 

 

 

1902 De Dietrich & The Paris-Vienna Race

1902 De Dietrich & The Paris-Vienna Race

Rare & Unique Vehicles magazine, together with Metropole Druten is presenting a new book featuring a 1902 DeDietrich and the story of the 1902 Paris-Vienna race written by noted German historian, Thomas Ulrich.

It is a hardbound, 148-page colour book with 145 illustrations and infographics.

Table of Contents

  • The De Dietrich Story
  • The Race
    •   The Birth of Motorsport
    • The 1901 Paris-Berlin Race
    • Preparations for the 1902 Paris-Vienna Race
    • Alcohol To The Rescue
    • Gordon Bennett Races
    • The First Gordon Bennett Cup
    • The Second Gordon Bennett Cup
    • Paris-Vienna Touring Trip
    • Paris-Vienna Race: Start and First Stage
    • Gordon Bennett Cup: First Stage
    • Paris-Vienna Race: Neutralized Intermediate Stage
    • Paris-Vienna Race: Second Stage – Bregenz Salzburg
    • Gordon Bennett Cup: Second Stage
    • Paris-Vienna Race: Stage 3: Salzburg To Vienna
    • Paris-Vienna Tourist Trip: The Arrival
    • Side Events and Official Results
    • Personal Accounts
Mike Hailwood – 100 Objects

Mike Hailwood – 100 Objects

An intimate insight into a racing life

Mike Hailwood is a legend. Arguably the world’s greatest ever motorcycle racer, he transcended eras and generations. His two-wheeled racing career began – and he initially made his name – aboard big, British single cylinder machines, then he took to Japanese and Italian four-stroke multis, before finishing on booming V-twins and two-strokes.

He went from the black-and-white era, from one-colour dark leathers and pudding basin crash helmets, to the multicoloured, full-face helmeted, sponsorship driven days of the late 1970s. He found time to do some car racing too, recording a third at Le Mans in 1969 driving a Ford GT40, winning the 1972 Formula 2 European Championship and competing in 50 F1 Grands Prix, his debut in 1963, his last in 1974.

Though the car stats are impressive, the motorcycle ones are astonishing – nine world championships, 76 GP wins, 14 TT victories, his TT victories separated by 18 years, the first 1961, the last 1979. On top of this he was awarded the MBE and then the George Medal for his bravery in rescuing fellow F1 driver Clay Regazzoni in 1973.

It is almost impossible to comprehend the tragic irony that the life of this man, who had risked and survived so much, a hero to thousands for his derring-do, was curtailed as he drove the family car to collect a fish and chip takeaway. That his daughter Michelle died alongside him adds an extra layer to the tragedy.

Mike’s son David survived the accident and here has allowed access to the family’s treasure trove of personal artefacts. These range from the mundane to the magnificent but together they tell the incredible story of Mike the Bike.

Northrop Delta – AB Aerotransport

Northrop Delta – AB Aerotransport

At the beginning of the 1930’s, night air mail services started to become more and more important for European Airlines. Navigation and safety equipment improved drastically and aircraft became much more economical to fly. The introduction of the fast Lockheed Orion by Swissair in April 1932 led to a true revolution within air transport. “Everyone wanted aircraft that flew faster than their existing obsolete Fokker- or Junkers aircraft.

In Sweden, AB Aerotransport’s Managing Director, Carl Florman, became interested in faster airliners as well. In May 1933, Bernt Balchen introduced them to the Northrop Gamma and was interested in a similar Aircraft for his airline. Offers were requested through Northrop representative, Norwegian aviator Bernt Balchen, AB Aerotransport ordered in October 1933, a passenger Delta 1C and in January 1934, a mail aircraft, the Delta 1E.

The operation of both aircraft was marked by problems and challenges for the pilots. It took them some time to master the aircraft. The Delta 1E never entered service, as it crashed on a trial mail flight. In 1937, ABA sold the Delta 1C to Spanish airline Lineas Aereas Postales Espaňolas – LAPE. It remained in civil and military service until well after World War II.

After intensive research, the author (Rob J. M. Mulder) describes in detail the history and operation of these two aircraft. But Bernt Balchen’s role in the story and the visit of a Northrop Gamma to Norway is described. Also, we learn about the history and development Northrop Alpha, Beta and Gamma, as well as the other Deltas. In addition, the military types and their use in Norway and Sweden and other countries is described. The book is illustrated with many photographs, tables, colour profiles by Juanita Franzi, Nils Mathisrud and Torstein Landström Wallmo. Mats Averkvist supplied drawings and was a great support for the author.

Fairey Fox – Caught in the Tides of War

Fairey Fox – Caught in the Tides of War

Aviation historians Edwin Hoogschagen, Yves Duwelz and Amaru Tincopa have teamed up to compile the definitive monograph describing the Fairey Fox. The bomber from 1925, saw extensive service in especially the Belgian and Peruvian air forces, but was very much liked when in service with Royal Air Force (RAF).
The aircraft survived long enough to face the mighty, high-modern Luftwaffe, when German attacked the neutral state of Belgium on May 10, 1940. During their sorties she even managed to down some German aircraft in dog fights.

The authors have managed to correct many misunderstandings and outright myths surrounding the history of the type. The volume gives a detailed description of all aircraft operated, everything well-illustrated of unique and high-quality photographs. In addition, the illustrator Luca Canossa, has made a considerable number of colour profiles, which beautifully help interpret the text.

The Fokker Fours

The Fokker Fours

In September 1929, Anthony Fokker presented his first four-engine aircraft in the United States of America: the Fokker F-32. It could carry up to 32 passengers and was at its time the largest and most luxurious aircraft in the world. Then, unexpectedly, came the Black Thursday at the New York stock exchange and the world changed… Ten aircraft were either completed or in various stages of assembly, before the production was stopped.

The idea of a four-engine aircraft caught on with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Albert Plesman, its managing director, committed to buy aircraft for the Amsterdam-Batavia (now Djakarta, Indonesia) service. The type was to be called the Fokker F XXXVI and was designed to accommodate 32 passengers and a crew of four. A scaled-down version, designated F XXII, was intended for European services carrying 22 passengers. Unfortunately for Fokker, the F XXXVI and F XXII were no immediate success due to the introduction of the far more modern and faster Douglas DC-2. Besides KLM, the only other customer was the Swedish airline AB Aerotransport who purchased a single aircraft.

KLM used their F XXXVI and F XXIIs on the European routes, while AB Aerotransport only used its F XXII on the Malmö-Copenhagen-Amsterdam service. KLM and AB Aerotransport lost each one of their aircraft in accidents, while the remaining were sold to the UK and operated by Scottish Aviation and the RAF. In this book we follow the life of the F-32, F XXXVI and F XXII aircraft and look at other Fokker four-engine projects. This book is illustrated with many photographs, tables, and colour profiles by Juanita Franzi.

Lockheed Model 9B Orion – The Swiss Revolution

Lockheed Model 9B Orion – The Swiss Revolution

The Few’ will be a series of titles where the focus will be on airliners that were only built or operated in a few numbers and flew for a particular airline. This book about the Lockheed Model 9B Orion operated by Swissair is the first title in this series.

At the time of the introduction in Europe of the Lockheed Model 9B Orion, most airliners in service flew at an easy pace of 140km/h. Swissair, the national airline of Switzerland, introduced now an aircraft that could fly at a speed of maximum 360km/h, but the usual cruising speed was around 260 to 280km/h. Nevertheless, the little wooden wonder from the USA flew 50% faster than any other aircraft – a revolution in European aviation. Swissair decided to operate the aircraft with just four passenger seats, as mail was far more important and lucrative to carry.

In this book, the author has described the history of the aircraft with many new details and photographs. Hubert Cance has made a cutaway of the aircraft, while Toni Ruffiner made colour profiles.

Norton Commando: Covers MkI, MkII, MkIIA, MkIII, MkIV and MkV 1968 – 1978 (The Essential Buyer’s Guide)

Norton Commando: Covers MkI, MkII, MkIIA, MkIII, MkIV and MkV 1968 – 1978 (The Essential Buyer’s Guide)

There are lots of books about the Norton Commando; about its history, performance, lineage, and the minutiae of its specification. But none of them will tell you what to look for when buying one secondhand. That’s what this book is about – it is a straightforward, practical guide to buying a used Commando. It doesn’t list all the correct colour combinations for each year, or analyse the bike’s design philosophy, or consider its background as part of a troubled industry – there are excellent books listed at the end of this one that do all of that – but it will help you avoid buying a dud. Point by point, it takes the reader through everything that needs looking at when buying a Commando, plus spares prices, which is the best model to buy for your needs, and a look at auctions, restorations and paperwork

The last of the ‘classic’ Nortons, the Commando remains a collector’s item, and many have been saved, restored and ridden – this book tells the reader how to be part of its ongoing story.

Range Rover Third Generation: The Complete Story

Range Rover Third Generation: The Complete Story

The third-generation or L322 Range Rover was in production during a pivotal period in the history of Land Rover and it took the Land Rover marque firmly into the luxury market at the start of the 2000s, and set the tone for the models to follow.

This book documents the whole story of this milestone model with the aid of more than 200 photographs. It includes:

  • The story of the model’s origins as the L30 project when BMW owned Land Rover
  • The styling, engineering and specification changes introduced over the lifetime of L322 from 2001 to 2012 and a chapter on the model’s career in the USA.

There is an overview of the aftermarket enhancements from the leading specialists of the day. Full technical specifications are given, plus paint colours and interior trim choices and finally there is guidance on buying and owning one of these acclaimed vehicles – the L322 Range Rover.