Amazon Germany offers the book for €30,99. Through amazon marketplace it's offered from €22.- (+3.-for shipping) up.
So I guess I gonna go for it.
Their site sais that the book was published at September 18th 2008.
The weird thing: the book doesn't show up on the Haynes website...?
BTW here is the ISBN-13: 978-1844255702. In case somebody wants to order it through a normal bookstore.
Thanks for the information, but it is interesting that there doesn't seem to be any knowledge of these drawings, or maybe appreciation of them. I am always looking for new Cutaways, as would everyone on this Board. I did three illustrations for them over here ... the office is in Newbury Park, almost walking distance from my home at the time. Seemed like a good fit, except that they had David Kimble signed, and had made a fairly big deal about him doing the covers.
Don't believe that he was necessarily touting them, but he had them done by one of his guys and they worked for what they were trying to do.
The last couple of times I was over there, one of the guys showed me their archives, and I worked out a deal to borrow the things so I could copy the covers. I literally filled my '70 GTO, to the point of bottoming the rear suspension a couple of times on the way home, and returned the first load for a second, which I had when the deal blew up because I had now spoken with David. His agent gave the head of the group crap for using someone else.
I became Personna non grata and ended up with a load of maybe 250 of the old manuals ... high alpha titles mainly.
I really didn't have much to do with them, so I finally ended up trading them to a book store for one of the CMC Mercedes Grand Prix diecast, I think. At least that traveled more compactly than boxes of those Haynes Manuals.
I still have more reference on Terry Davey Haynes covers than any other cutaway artists, maybe with the exception of Mike Badrocke and the aviation stuff that he has done.
I gather they decided that the detailed cutaways made people think it might be difficult to work on their cars, at least according to the research that they had done. I saw the same type of research ruin the modelkit business in the 80s when snap-togeter kits dominated the market and made modelbuilding an activity rather than a hobby. When the kids left to do video games, they had nothing satisfying to justify returning to the hobby.
I presume it is the same in England, and elsewhere, especially as well represented by the underutilization of some amazing talent here on this Board. We have so reduced the skill levels that talent isn't necessary and nobody needs to be able to do anything except open it on a computer.
Some amazing stuff going on there, and I like it, but it still isn't the same as seeing some of these amazing pieces that Tony has shown here. I can remember checking every issue of Racecar Engineering to see what new piece showed up every month, and will still check, in the hopes of seeing something interesting; but buy maybe an issue per year now, as opposed to hanging onto those early Matthews-infused copies.
Crap changes, I suppose.
Should have the Haynes book in a few days, and will duly report when it arrives, and in how many pieces ...