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#5051 helioseism

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 00:50

New book:

Road Racing Drivers of the 60's & 70's
Linda Weldon
This book is a compilation of pictures taken at a time when photographers were able to get very close to the action.

This book is dedicated to all the courageous and passionate drivers who were legends behind the wheel. These men tempted fate while daring for greatness and thrilled us all in the process. We will always remember their contribution and the importance that it has made to motor sports today.

Ninety-Eight Pages of Black & White Photographs from the 60's & 70's Race Circuit

Price: $49.95

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#5052 Tuboscocca

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 16:07

Thanks Jack, have been lurking here on and off for some time ans this is a much higher flying forum than most so very interesting.

Proviz: always good to hear of eager anticipation: like an espresso's worth of motivation!

Tuboscocca: I learned patience by buyings Maserati automobilia from the other side of the world on Ebay so I guess this waiting for the post every day has a therapeutic quality!

best regards,

Marc



Dear Marc,

did the ship with the Rebel-book already reach its harbour?? When do you think is the book available??

Regards Michael

#5053 MarcSonnery

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:44

Dear Marc,

did the ship with the Rebel-book already reach its harbour?? When do you think is the book available??

Regards Michael


Hello Michael:

I aim to find out today actually, still have just my one copy, will let you know when I get news.

best regards,

Marc

#5054 MarcSonnery

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 16:01

Well spoke to Motorbooks today and they said not yet but as far as I know it is imminent.

They showed a link to the Classic & Sports car review and I am quite pleased with it!

http://www.motorbook...sp?bookid=90922

best regards,

Marc

#5055 Tuboscocca

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 16:34

Well spoke to Motorbooks today and they said not yet but as far as I know it is imminent.

They showed a link to the Classic & Sports car review and I am quite pleased with it!

http://www.motorbook...sp?bookid=90922

best regards,

Marc



Thanks Marc, I will be watching the specialists book sites..Great review..never mind 'wooden'--some guys ARE wooden!!
Regards Michael

#5056 Tuboscocca

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 16:42

Le Mans 1960-69,

Just got this new Haynes tome (one of maybe 8??)
What do you think of it??
Very good pictures, some new.Lenghty captions, the stat part is a bit short.Fine is that some information is given on the Le Mans tests (only the first six).
The entries and results could have been more refined, seems to be compiled from Wimpffen and ACO books....NO chassisnumbers!!!
The whole character is to me a bit like the good seies '' xxx in camera''-style

But all in all a good effort. Hopefully they complete the set and don't stop after the next tome ,announced for early 2011 (70-79).

So please any comments??

Regards Michael

#5057 ensign14

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 20:41

Does it have photos of every car entered (or at least in the race)?

#5058 Tuboscocca

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 06:24

Does it have photos of every car entered (or at least in the race)?


Hi Ensign14,
NO!!! For this kind of book, you have to wait until July--the 3-volume book by Le Mans Racing..
Regards Michael

#5059 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:34

Michael , the book you mention from Haynes is titled Le Mans 24 hours 1960-69 not to be confused with Michel Bollee's Le Mans 1960-69 .

For that price and calling it the official history............. "some new(pictures)"....."stat a bit short"....."a bit on testdays"........"no chassisnumbers" all sound a bit incomplete for an official book that "records in definitive details"...... Now to my obligatoric question , any paddock or transporter shots , please ?

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#5060 proviz

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 14:25


"Sunset on Kyalami 1961-1971" has been praised here before, but having only received it yesterday I cannot help myself: it is sensationally good! In a very simple, mainly pictorial format this book seems to give so much more than European race reports ever managed in period. Having been craving for proper photos of LDS's & other South-African rarities for such a long time, here they are at long last. All for a special price of just 250 Rand from Seven Sea Traders C.C. at info@autobooks.co.za
(Oh, Björn, the only downside: plenty of paddock photos, but down there they mostly seemed to tow their cars on trailers...)


#5061 bradbury west

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 15:28

Well said, above. The quality and quantity of the colour shots are supetrb, many in full A4 size, plus it is not just the great and the good. The book deals comprehensively with many of the local marques and specials, as well as giving a summary of the entries and results for every race. Highly recommended........again
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#5062 Tuboscocca

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 16:39

Michael , the book you mention from Haynes is titled Le Mans 24 hours 1960-69 not to be confused with Michel Bollee's Le Mans 1960-69 .

For that price and calling it the official history............. "some new(pictures)"....."stat a bit short"....."a bit on testdays"........"no chassisnumbers" all sound a bit incomplete for an official book that "records in definitive details"...... Now to my obligatoric question , any paddock or transporter shots , please ?


Bjorn

you have made a good sum-up of the book!! And thanks for refining the title of the book (I meant the new Haynes book).
I'm sorry, not that I have seen any transporter photos...BUT: if you haven't already seen it: FORZA 102 (June 2010) (the Ferrari magazine) has a wonderful period colour picture of the John Edgar race transporter (with big Ferrari and Porsche badges) photographed in front of mountains. In front of the transporter are two of Edgar's Ferraris. On the roof of the trasporter is a kind of balcony with handrails and a red tent-like roof!!!

Regards Michael

#5063 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 20:19

Thanks to Proviz for the hint in the ZA book !
And thanks to you Tuboscocca , for your hints. I just think that if any book is complete or definitve it should be so. I have had some disappointments with such remarks and am therefore very critic. Also a sale description should provide all infos , and if they cannot tell how many pages and/or pictures , I'll pass..........

Think I should be awaiting the new LeMans 3 tome work , which should come this summer.


#5064 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 22:58

I've just finished (in about an hour) The Ferrari Phenomenon, published by David Bull. It's sort of an "interesting facts about Ferrari", which most tifosi will already know. There are a few errors (references to absent photos, etc.), but I didn't expect a whole lot, so no big disappointments. It would be a nice gift for someone who wants to learn something about Ferrari without making a project of it, or a good primer for the spouse of a Ferrari enthusiast. (Mrs. Jack-the-Lad will be reading it soon).

Jack.

#5065 MarcSonnery

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 12:21

Hello all:

After a slight delay Breadvan books are now at distributors!

best regards,



Marc




#5066 B Squared

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 20:26

A repeat from the Mark Donohue thread.

Michael Argetsinger and David Bull have chosen Mark Donohue: His Life In Photographs as the title for Michael's follow up to Technical Excellence At Speed.

Thanks to all who have expressed interest. Hopefully many will want to join us at the Mark Donohue Reunion at Road America in July for the launch of the book.

#5067 Mark Godfrey

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 20:39

At Jay's Book Club, host Jay Leno interviews authors & provides an overview of books such as the recently mentioned "The Ferrari Phenomenon." http://www.jaylenosg...earch=book club

#5068 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 21:23

Gerald Roush, owner/publisher of Ferrari Market Letter (founded 1976) and author/co-author of several books on Ferrari passed away today, age 68. My understanding is that Gerald suffered a stroke on his way home from the Amelia Island concours. Gerald was a noted expert on Ferrari history and was very helpful to countless owners seeking information about the history of their cars. He and wife Carol also maintained an inventory of current and out-of-print books on Ferrari subjects.

His son advises that FML will carry on.

Condolences to Carol, Chris and all of Gerald's family.

Edited by Jack-the-Lad, 21 May 2010 - 21:59.


#5069 pilota

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:36

Gerald Roush, owner/publisher of Ferrari Market Letter (founded 1976) and author/co-author of several books on Ferrari passed away today, age 68. My understanding is that Gerald suffered a stroke on his way home from the Amelia Island concours. Gerald was a noted expert on Ferrari history and was very helpful to countless owners seeking information about the history of their cars. He and wife Carol also maintained an inventory of current and out-of-print books on Ferrari subjects.

His son advises that FML will carry on.

Condolences to Carol, Chris and all of Gerald's family.


Very sad. Gerald was very knowledgable about all Ferrari matters and was generous in sharing that knowledge with others. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to Carol and the family.
Nathan

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 15:41

Have just received Motorbuch Verlag's Autumn trade catalogue and it features a book which may be of interest to some TNF members.

Mercedes-Benz Renn- und Sportwagen seit 1894 by Gunter Engelen. Due End October 2010. approx 270 pages, approx 600 ill. hardback 49.90 euros.

#5071 Alan Cox

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 17:17

Late notice that Veloce are running another 40%-off promotion until the 28th May. Just quote MAD10 on your internet order form.


#5072 proviz

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:06



Veloce actually have a new title, which might not immediately grab the attention of TNF'ers, but one I believe very much deserves it.
"Intermeccanica - The Story of the Prancing Bull" tells the story of sports car constructor Frank Reisner. Written by Andrew McCredie from the recollections of Reisner's widow Paula (and supported with decent research) it sheds new light on some little known motor racing projects, such as the IM Formula Junior and IMP sports car of the early 60's.
One of the most enjoyable reads I've come across for a long time. For anyone interested in the motoring scene in and around Turin in the 60's this is a must.

#5073 Tuboscocca

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:17

Gerald Roush, owner/publisher of Ferrari Market Letter (founded 1976) and author/co-author of several books on Ferrari passed away today, age 68. My understanding is that Gerald suffered a stroke on his way home from the Amelia Island concours. Gerald was a noted expert on Ferrari history and was very helpful to countless owners seeking information about the history of their cars. He and wife Carol also maintained an inventory of current and out-of-print books on Ferrari subjects.

His son advises that FML will carry on.

Condolences to Carol, Chris and all of Gerald's family.



There is an obituary on Gerald by David Seibert in todays Velocetoday.com

Regards Michael

#5074 mark f1

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 12:19

Autocourse 60 years of grand prix motor racing being released on July 1st. I assume it is an update to their 50 year history book.

http://www.autocours...x-motor-racing/

#5075 RA Historian

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 12:34

I have all their annuals since 1961 and the anniversary and history books that have been published now and then. However, before I plunk out the cash for this, I would like to know that it is significantly different from their past efforts along these lines. All new or just a rehash?

Tom

(Then again, having all that have gone before, how can I break the string?)

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#5076 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 15:02

It could be a good one for all of us who have not the yearbooks , and seeing the link mentioning many unseen Cahier pictures makes me a bit reluctant as the 50's and 60's not is their strong point as far as I know......but of course , I could be wrong ?

#5077 RA Historian

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 17:52

It could be a good one for all of us who have not the yearbooks , and seeing the link mentioning many unseen Cahier pictures makes me a bit reluctant as the 50's and 60's not is their strong point as far as I know......but of course , I could be wrong ?

But that time period is Bernard Cahier's strong point, Bjorn, and anything by the dear late Bernard is worthwhile viewing.
Tom

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#5078 Michael Oliver

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 09:11

Late notice that Veloce are running another 40%-off promotion until the 28th May. Just quote MAD10 on your internet order form.

I've just had an email from Veloce saying that they have extended this offer until midnight on May 31st, just quote MAD10 when ordering.

I should declare that I have a personal interest here, as a Veloce-published author! But if you were thinking of ordering Tales from the Toolbox to give (or even receive!) as a Father's Day gift, now is a good chance to do it and get it for a very reasonable price. The difference between ordering it from Veloce and buying it from Amazon is that a higher royalty will be paid to the Grand Prix Mechanics Trust, so by doing so you are really helping the Trust too...

Michael

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 15:50

For those in the UK, the shop The Works is currently stocking "The Great Race: The Amazing Around the World Auto Race of 1908" by Gary Blackwood for £2.99. Worth it for the pictures if nothing else (I haven't yet read the text, but a bibliography is a good sign).

Different branches of The Works appear to carry different stock. I found a copy in Rhyl of all places while looking for something else. I went to pay and the young lady said "it's now £1.99". :up:

So the moral of the story is to take a look in The Works wherever you are, just in case you find something.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 16:26

I was browsing on Amazon and stumbled on advance notice of a new book from Karl Ludvigsen called Porsche 956 & 962: Immortal Endurance Racers - listed as a 128 page paperback due out in the New Year.

http://www.amazon.co...d=3V9WEE91GYHHY

Does anyone know any more about it ?

#5081 helioseism

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 00:22

I was browsing on Amazon and stumbled on advance notice of a new book from Karl Ludvigsen called Porsche 956 & 962: Immortal Endurance Racers - listed as a 128 page paperback due out in the New Year.

http://www.amazon.co...d=3V9WEE91GYHHY

Does anyone know any more about it ?


It's one of the "Ludvigsen Library" series from Iconografix. They all contain about 125 very good photographs with informative captions. Definitely worth acquiring.

#5082 Eric Dunsdon

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 16:09

Just wondered if anyone has had any luck when ordering books on-line from WH Smiths?. I have tried ordering three of the GIORGIO NADA EDITORE books that are advertised on the WH Smiths web site at very reasonable prices only to be told that they are either cancelled or not published. One of these is the Marzotto Saga which has been avaiable here since 2008!.

#5083 Canon14

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 20:01

Just wondered if anyone has had any luck when ordering books on-line from WH Smiths?. I have tried ordering three of the GIORGIO NADA EDITORE books that are advertised on the WH Smiths web site at very reasonable prices only to be told that they are either cancelled or not published. One of these is the Marzotto Saga which has been avaiable here since 2008!.

I had the same problem when trying to order one of the Janos Wimpffen picture books. The site accepted the order but some weeks later they said they could not obtain it and cancelled the order. I can only think they put books on the site when they are published and forget to remove them when the book goes out of print or becomes unobtainable for some other reason.

#5084 Canon14

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 10:12

It's one of the "Ludvigsen Library" series from Iconografix. They all contain about 125 very good photographs with informative captions. Definitely worth acquiring.

Well that's my Christmas money gone and it's only June.

The trouble with reading this thread is that it works out expensive. So may good recommendations!

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 15:23

We've had a new Poundland store open in town , had a quick look around and they have the Huschke Von Hanstein biography for sale at the crazy sum of £1.00 !

Worth it for the pictures alone ! , lots of early Porsche content

#5086 D-Type

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 16:08

We've had a new Poundland store open in town , had a quick look around and they have the Huschke Von Hanstein biography for sale at the crazy sum of £1.00 !

Worth it for the pictures alone ! , lots of early Porsche content

Today I found Eddie Jordan's autobiography An Independent Man in my local Poundland (Sutton)



#5087 ensign14

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 19:37

It's almost a thread idea - what's the best bargain anyone's ever had? I bought Preston Lerner's Scarab book as a remainder in 1994 for £2.99. I now see it's going for £200 minimum on abebooks.

I also note the only two copies of "Time And Two Seats" available there START at £1,250...albeit that's the limited edition, but I seem to remember even that was £180 new.

#5088 RA Historian

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 19:47

It's almost a thread idea - what's the best bargain anyone's ever had? I bought Preston Lerner's Scarab book as a remainder in 1994 for £2.99. I now see it's going for £200 minimum on abebooks.

I also note the only two copies of "Time And Two Seats" available there START at £1,250...albeit that's the limited edition, but I seem to remember even that was £180 new.


Perhaps my best buy was a 1961 Autocourse for $10. I still have it, and I had it autographed by that year's World Champion, Phil Hill. I presume that it is worth more than ten bucks now.

I did an article for On Track about a dozen or fifteen years ago on the used book market, using T.E. Warth's guide to book values as my starting point. Amazing what one's library is worth when adding up the numbers. Of course, a book is only really worth what somebody is actually willing to pay for it :well:
Tom

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#5089 Vitesse2

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 20:17

Jenks' book on the W125 and Posthumus' "German GP" - 10p each in WH Smith High Holborn in about 1971. Lord Montagu's "Gordon Bennett Races" - 5p at the Friends of Broadmoor fete about the same time. Setright's "GP Car 1954-66" - 49p in Foyles.

#5090 ryan86

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 22:03

I can't really claim to have anything really rare that's now worth as much as a small car, but I have picked up the odd what appears to be a bargain in Poundland including the aforementioned Eddie Jordan book as well as F1 Season Review DVD, 2007 or 08, not sure. Not been in a while so maybe that should be on my list for my week.. Sometimes it's total guff, but like all bargain book shops, it's always worth a look. We also had a shop in our centre called Publishers Book Clearance where everything appeared to be at most £2, but there was only ever a few books in there about Motorsport, but whole sections given to WW2. Unfortunately they seem to have disappeared from Scotland.

Not much of a savng, as I was only paying £2.76 for it but I ordered off of Amazon the 2001 Formula One Annual, unbeknownst for me, from a books complany whose premises turned out to be a 5 minute walk from my house. About 30 minutes after I ordered it, I received an e-mail and they told me if I came with my order number, they'd give me the book for free, so I did.

#5091 helioseism

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 01:40

New book on Russell Snowberger, by his son John: Link

#5092 fbarrett

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 23:36

Friends:

I recently had the pleasure of proofreading a new Pete Lyons book coming from David Bull Publishing, Can-Am Cars in Detail, with photography of about two dozen cars by Peter Harholdt. As we all know, Pete is the Can-Am guru, and this book will amply demonstrate that fact. The text, photography, design, and printing are all top-notch. The book will be available for about $100 in August, first at the Monterey Hysterics. See separate thread on this forum.

Frank

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#5093 elansprint72

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 23:20

I have loaned a pre-production copy of Ludvigsen's "Bentley's Great Eight". This is a super read for engineers.

#5094 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:01

I have loaned a pre-production copy of Ludvigsen's "Bentley's Great Eight". This is a super read for engineers.



What is the expected publication date, Pete?

Jack.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 19:08

This is a super read for engineers.


Speaking of which, another classic read for engineers is Slide Rule, the autobiography of Nevil Shute Norway of airship, Airspeed, and "On The Beach" fame.

Frank

#5096 Tuboscocca

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 19:54

Famous OSCA book.

Libreria dell' Automobile has 'found' some copies of Orsini/Zagaris OSCA book. Extremely difficult to find. No reprint (as there are 'problems' with the rights of the used photos)

http://www.libreriad...b...55&PAgenv=3

I have no commercial interest-just a hint!!

NB Gilena.com has also one on offer.

Regards Michael

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 08:35

Famous OSCA book.

Libreria dell' Automobile has 'found' some copies of Orsini/Zagaris OSCA book. Extremely difficult to find. No reprint (as there are 'problems' with the rights of the used photos)



Regards Michael


I recently saw a copy of the book advertised at £400!. It was described as being the 'Holy Grail' of Italian car books. I paid £40 for my copy back in the 1990's which seemed like a small fortune at the time!.

#5098 Tuboscocca

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:08

I recently saw a copy of the book advertised at £400!. It was described as being the 'Holy Grail' of Italian car books. I paid £40 for my copy back in the 1990's which seemed like a small fortune at the time!.


Hi Eric, it is the best on Oscas. But 400 GBP is steep.I bought mine for 100.000 LIRE, long ago.
Now they take 180 Euros...

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#5099 Mark Godfrey

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 19:25

The event formerly known as the SoCal SAH Automotive Literature Faire & Exchange will not be held this year, but a similar event will be presented and hosted by the Automobile Driving Museum. Admission to the Expo is Free (a $5 donation is suggested to tour the museum) -- the museum currently includes exhibits on the work of designer Howard (Dutch) Darrin and the paintings of Art (Fitz) Fitzpatrick.

Automotive related items for sale at the Expo may include: Literature, Books, Magazines, Manuals, Brochures, Collectibles, and Artwork; Paintings, Drawings, Photography.

An event flyer can be found at http://www.automobil...story_expo.html
For more information contact Jodee at the museum (310) 909-1593, jodeeh AT theADM.org

AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY EXPO: Automotive Literature, Collectibles & Art
Sunday, 9am to 3pm, June 27, 2010
Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport St, El Segundo, California 90245
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This event (in its previous form) played an important role in the exchange of many out-of-print or hard to find in-print racing titles — hopefully the value to automotive historians will continue.

Mark Godfrey




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Posted 19 June 2010 - 01:35

I have recently purchased some automotive related books with the intention of getting a small percentage of wall space on the girlfriend's book case.

Some are race related, others summer reading/ coffee table stuff, but i'm happy with everything I've read so far & excited to add more in the future.

Some recent buys:

McQueen's Machines - Matt Stone
12 Hours of Sebring 1970 - Harry Hurst
Bugatti Queen: In search of a French Racing Legend - Miranda Seymour
Bug - Phil Patton
Porsche - Dennis Adler
The Driver - Alexander Roy
Go Like Hell - A.J. Baime, and
Airstream: History of the Land Yacht - Bryan Burkhart

Interested in Tom Cotter's The Hemi In the Barn & The Cobra in the Barn, also The Bahamas Speed Weeks by Terry O'Neill next.

A good beginning to a promising catalog?

Any essentials in the vain of these anyone thinks I shouldn't be able to do without?

I'd like a couple of great biographies in the mix, and a lot of my interests seem to lie on the 50's 60's & 70's

Formula One, Porsche, Americana (Rte 66, Muscle Cars etc.), Le Mans 24hr, Can Am, Nurburgring, Cafe Racer motorcycles, The Great drivers, great triumphs, & the great yarns will always grab me.


Can't spend a fortune, but if anyone knows what I should really be reading, I figure it's probably TNF'ers.

Thanks!

Oh, also, any good retailers or secondhand automotive bookstores in or around New York City?

I know there's Strand Bookstore, but I kinda already took everything worth glancing at. 18 miles of books maybe, but only 12 sq. ft. devoted to automotive. And it's NASCAR stuff.
For shame...

Edited by gm914, 19 June 2010 - 02:14.