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#6701 Tuboscocca

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 20:17


Has someone , please, a bibliography of all B.R.M. books??? (only books and reprints as Brooklands).Frank??

Many thanks in advance

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:21

As requested by Michael, here is what I know of books about BRM and certain people associated with the team. Please post any corrections, additions, etc. If there is a cover image listed, then I can post that image if requested. Values are most likely upper limits in US dollars and please do not take them as gospel!

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21 Years Of BRM, published by Motoring News, Soft cover, 1971, 30 pages, value: $45.

Behind The Scenes, by Stanley, Louis T., published by Queen Anne, Hard, 1985, 288 pages, value: $50, 6.5 in wide by 9.5 in tall, cover image: behindScenesStanley.jpg

Britain's Grand Prix Challenger - An Outline Of The BRM Design, by Mays, Raymond, published by BRM, Soft cover, 1952, 8 pages, value: $40.

BRM, by Mays, Raymond and Roberts, Peter, 1st edition, published by Cassell, Hard cover, 1962, 240 pages, value: $110, 5.75 in wide by 8.75 in tall, cover image: brm.jpg.
BRM, by Mays, Raymond and Roberts, Peter, 2nd edition, published by Cassell, Hard cover, 1963, 240 pages, value: $110, 5.75 in wide by 8.75 in tall.
BRM, by Mays, Raymond and Roberts, Peter, 3rd edition, published by Cassell, Hard cover, 1963, 240 pages, value: $110, 5.75 in wide by 8.75 in tall.
BRM, by Mays, Raymond and Roberts, Peter, 2nd edition, 2nd printing, published by Pan, Soft cover, 1964, 254 pages, value: $40, 4.5 in wide by 7 in tall, cover image: brmPB.jpg.

BRM - A Detailed Study, by Cooper, J. A., Soft cover, 1951, 8 pages, value: $30.

BRM - A Mechanic's Tale, by Salmon, Dick, published by Veloce, Hard cover, 2006, 224 pages, value: $75.

BRM - Ambassador For Britain, published by BRM, Soft cover, 1949, 12 pages, value: $40, 5.5 in wide by 8.5 in tall, Small format. Cover image: brmAmbassadorSmall.jpg

BRM - Ambassador For Britain - The Story Of Britain's Greatest Racing Car, by Cardew, published by Daily Express, Soft cover, 1950, 62 pages, value: $60, 10 in wide by 8 in tall, Large format, green cover. Cover image: brmAmbassadorLarge.jpg

BRM - The Saga Of British Racing Motors - Vol. 1 Front Engined Cars 1945-1960, by Nye, Doug and Rudd, Tony, published by Motor Racing Publications 1994, 432 pages, Leather binding, value: $1200, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall, Limited Diamond edition of 100 (numbered 1-100).
BRM - The Saga Of British Racing Motors - Vol. 1 Front Engined Cars 1945-1960, by Nye, Doug and Rudd, Tony, published by Motor Racing Publications 1994, 432 pages, Quarter-Leather binding, value: $800, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall, Limited Gold edition of 200 (numbered 101-300). Cover image: brmNyeV1Gold.jpg
BRM - The Saga Of British Racing Motors - Vol. 1 Front Engined Cars 1945-1960, by Nye, Doug and Rudd, Tony, published by Motor Racing Publications 1994, 432 pages, hard cover, value: $400, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall, Limited Silver/standard edition of 2200 (numbered 301-2500). Cover image: brmNyeV1.jpg

BRM - The Saga Of British Racing Motors - Vol. 2 Space Frame Cars 1960-1965, by Nye, Doug and Rudd, Tony, published by Motor Racing Publications 2003, 368 pages, Leather binding, value: $500, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall, Limited Diamond edition of 100 (numbered 1-100). Cover image: brmNyeV2Lthr.jpg
BRM - The Saga Of British Racing Motors - Vol. 2 Space Frame Cars 1960-1965, by Nye, Doug and Rudd, Tony, published by Motor Racing Publications 2003, 368 pages, Quarter-Leather binding, value: $300, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall, Limited Gold edition of 200 (numbered 101-300).
BRM - The Saga Of British Racing Motors - Vol. 2 Space Frame Cars 1960-1965, by Nye, Doug and Rudd, Tony, published by Motor Racing Publications 2003, 368 pages, hard cover, value: $125, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall, Limited Silver/standard edition of 2200 (numbered 301-2500). Cover image: brmNyeV2.jpg

BRM - The Saga Of British Racing Motors - Vol. 3 Monocoque Cars 1964-1968, by Nye, Doug and Rudd, Tony, published by Motor Racing Publications 2008, 368 pages, Leather binding, value: $400, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall, Limited Diamond edition of 100 (numbered 1-100).
BRM - The Saga Of British Racing Motors - Vol. 3 Monocoque Cars 1964-1968, by Nye, Doug and Rudd, Tony, published by Motor Racing Publications 2008, 368 pages, Quarter-Leather binding, value: $250, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall, Limited Gold edition of 200 (numbered 101-300).
BRM - The Saga Of British Racing Motors - Vol. 3 Monocoque Cars 1964-1968, by Nye, Doug and Rudd, Tony, published by Motor Racing Publications 2003, 368 pages, hard cover, value: $160, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall, Limited Silver/standard edition of 2200 (numbered 301-2500). Cover image: brmNyeV3.jpg

BRM Cars - Unique Portfolio, by Pitt, Colin, published by Unique Portfolio, Soft cover, 1998, 136 pages, value: $20, 8.13 in wide by 11.38 in tall, two cover varieties. Cover images: brmCarsUP1.jpg, brmCarsUP2.jpg

BRM Mobile Operating Theatre, published by BRM, Soft/Plastic clip binding, 18pages, value: $100, Brochure for a proposed articulated trailer for use as a mobile health unit. Cover image: brmMobileOperatingTheatre.jpg

BRM Photo Album, Hard cover, 1950s, value: $1000, Probably unique. Photo album of BRM nos. 1 and 2. 90 photos. Image: brmPhotoAlbum.jpg

BRM Project, by Rivers-Fletcher, A. F., published by Rubery Owen Organisation, Soft cover, 1963, 54 pages, value: $110, 5 in wide by 7 in tall. Achievements book. Cover image: brmProject.jpg

BRM Story (The), by Stanley, Louis T., published by Parrish, Hard cover, 1966, 136 pages, value: $140, 7.5 in wide by 10 in tall, Cover image: brmStory.jpg

BRM V16 - How Britain's Auto Makers Built A Grand Prix Car To Beat The World, by Ludvigsen, Karl, published by Veloce, Hard cover, 2006, 96 pages, value: $35, Reprinted in 2008.

BRM Vol. 1, to have been published by Transport Source Books, Hard cover, 2001, Announced but probably never released.

Christie's Auction Catalog, 1981-10-22 - The BRM Collection At Earl's Court (The), published by Christie's, Soft or hard cover, 1981, 66 pages, value: $80, 9.5 in wide by 7.25 in tall, Cover image: christies811022BRM.jpg

Conspiracy of Secrets, by Neate, Bobbie, published by John Blake, Hard cover, 2012, 356 pages, value: $30, 6.37 in wide by 9.25 in tall, cover image: conspiracyOfSecrets.jpg

Development Of The Owen Organisation's BRM H-16 Formula 1 Racing Engine, by Rudd, A. C., Soft cover, 1968, 12 pages, value: $125, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall, Technical paper reprint, delivered to Symposium on Transport Engines Of Exceptionally High Specific Output.

Development Of The Rover-BRM (The), by Spear, Peter, and Penny, Noel, published by SAE, Soft cover, 1964, 32 pages, value: $50, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall, Technical paper reprint.

Grand Prix Racing Guide By Yardley Team BRM, published by Yardley, Soft cover, 1970, value: $25, Cover image: grandPrixRcngGdYardley.jpg

High Performance Gear Design, by Stokes, Alec, published by Machinery Publishing Co., Hard cover, 1970, 190 pages, value: $90, 5.5 in wide by 8.5 in tall. Author designed BRM gearboxes.

It Was Fun! - My 50 Years Of High Performance, by Rudd, Tony, 1st printing, published by Patrick Stephens, Hard, 1993, 352 pages, value: $60, 6 in wide by 9.25 tall, cover image: itWasFun.jpg
It Was Fun! - My 50 Years Of High Performance, by Rudd, Tony, 2nd printing, published by Haynes, Soft, 2000, 352 pages, value: $40, 6 in wide by 9.25 tall.

Owen Organisation (The) - Tribute To BRM, 1963, 12 pages, value: $70, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall.

Owen Organisation BRM Grand Prix Racing Car (The), by Rivers-Fletcher, A. F., 1st edition, published by Rubery Owen Organisation, Soft cover, 1966, 40 pages, value: $60, 5 in wide by 7.5 in tall, cover image: owenOrgBRMGPRcngCar.jpg
Owen Organisation BRM Grand Prix Racing Car (The), by Rivers-Fletcher, A. F., 2nd edition, published by Rubery Owen Organisation, Soft cover, 1967, 44 pages, value: $60, 5 in wide by 7.5 in tall.
Owen Organisation BRM Grand Prix Racing Car (The), by Rivers-Fletcher, A. F., 3rd edition, published by Rubery Owen Organisation, Soft cover, 1968, 48 pages, value: $60, 5 in wide by 7.5 in tall.

Profile No. 96 - V-16 BRM, by Hodges, David and Mundy, M., published by Profile Publications, Soft cover, 1967, 12 pages, value: $45, 7 in wide by 9.25 tall. Cover image: profile96.jpg

Raymond Mays Of Bourne - The Driving Force Behind The ERA & BRM Racing Cars From Bourne, Lincolnshire, by McGregor, Michael, 1st printing, published by Don M. McGregor, Soft, 1994, 56 pages, value: $45, 8.5 in wide by 11 in tall, reprinted in 1996. cover image: raymondMays.jpg

Shell Motor Sport Profile - BRM, published by Shell, Soft cover, 1967, 4 pages, value: $20, 8 in wide by 11.5 in tall.

Some Aspects Of Motor Racing Research, by Spear, Peter and Rudd, A. C., published by Owen Organisationm, Soft cover, 1966, 52 pages, value: $60, 6 in wide by 9.5 in tall, cover image: someAspectsMotrRcngRes.jpg

Strictly Off The Record - A Controversial & Revealing Insight Into Motor Racing, by Stanley, Louis T., published by Salamander/MBI, Hard cover, 1999, 160 pages, value: $75, 10.5 in wide by 11.25 in tall, cover image: strictlyOffRecord.jpg

V-16 - The Story Of The BRM Engine, by Rivers-Fletcher, A. F., published by Motor Racing Publications Hard cover, 1954, 28 pages, value: $125, 10.25 in wide by 7.38 in tall, Contains color cutaway overlays, cover images: v16.jpg, v16DJ.jpg

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:00

Of course I should add that Doug Nye may well have something to say about the BRM bibliography! However, none of his three BRM volumes published so far contain a bibliography, or an index for that matter. I am guessing that these will be included in Vol. 4.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:21

Of course I should add that Doug Nye may well have something to say about the BRM bibliography! However, none of his three BRM volumes published so far contain a bibliography, or an index for that matter. I am guessing that these will be included in Vol. 4.

Frank --THANK YOU--what a list, and how much I didn't know ...

Can only provide one title:


Pistons to blades, small gas turbine developments by the Rover Company, Mark C S Barnard Rolls Royce Heritage Trust ,Historical Series No 34,2003

(Turbine and Rover, but also Rover-BRM...

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:35

Slightly off topic


Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari

http://www.electaweb...978883709103/it


Mainly a very good book on the architecture of the spectacular new Museum at Modena....

Architect Kaplicky (1937--2009) also built the Selfridges at Birmingham and Lord's cricket ground in London...

Best regards Michael

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:50

Architect Kaplicky (1937--2009) also built the Selfridges at Birmingham and Lord's cricket ground in London...

Best regards Michael

Well, the Lord's Media Centre (aka Cherie Blair's teeth) anyway. Most of it has been there rather longer ;)

There is some BRM content in Walter Hassan's "Climax in Coventry", although it's confined to the final chapter and is really just him emphasising the usual BRM problem of actually getting things done!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:53

Well, the Lord's Media Centre (aka Cherie Blair's teeth) anyway. Most of it has been there rather longer ;)

There is some BRM content in Walter Hassan's "Climax in Coventry", although it's confined to the final chapter and is really just him emphasising the usual BRM problem of actually getting things done!



Thanks Vitesse , my 'inaccuracy'!! New to me Cherie...teeth :clap:

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 16:19

Glad to be of help in the BRM bibliography. In addition to those books, of course there are several BRM driver biographies (i.e. Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart) that will also have information.

If anyone else has a request for a specialized bibliography, let me know. I have the odd hobby of working on a data base of motorized land vehicle (mainly auto, truck, motorcycle, bus, tractor) books and magazines. Currently the data base contains 52,455 book entries, 18,734 magazine-year entries, and 63,779 cover images. I am one sick puppy!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 16:31

Glad to be of help in the BRM bibliography. In addition to those books, of course there are several BRM driver biographies (i.e. Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart) that will also have information.

If anyone else has a request for a specialized bibliography, let me know. I have the odd hobby of working on a data base of motorized land vehicle (mainly auto, truck, motorcycle, bus, tractor) books and magazines. Currently the data base contains 52,455 book entries, 18,734 magazine-year entries, and 63,779 cover images. I am one sick puppy!



Frank thanks again--I know of your hobby. Amazing 50.000 +titles...Ever thought of Webpage?? Like

www.dacorsa.com (only Ferrari, but...)

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 23:46

Frank, if you have one on the Safari I'd be interested. As I doubt that anyone else on the forum is interested, I suggest e-mailing it to me on Duncan.Rollo[@]hotmail.co.uk

Edited by D-Type, 06 August 2012 - 23:48.


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 20:27

Glad to be of help in the BRM bibliography. In addition to those books, of course there are several BRM driver biographies (i.e. Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart) that will also have information.

If anyone else has a request for a specialized bibliography, let me know. I have the odd hobby of working on a data base of motorized land vehicle (mainly auto, truck, motorcycle, bus, tractor) books and magazines. Currently the data base contains 52,455 book entries, 18,734 magazine-year entries, and 63,779 cover images. I am one sick puppy!


Well, these numbers are just incredible! One question which comes to me is what tool do you use for your database? What is the oldest book in there?

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 21:38

Frank, if you have one on the Safari I'd be interested. As I doubt that anyone else on the forum is interested, I suggest e-mailing it to me on Duncan.Rollo[@]hotmail.co.uk



Duncan -- I won't be able to get to this until tomorrow, but stay tuned!



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Posted 07 August 2012 - 21:51

Well, these numbers are just incredible! One question which comes to me is what tool do you use for your database? What is the oldest book in there?


I use Microsoft Access for the database.

The oldest book is "New System Of Inland Conveyance For Goods And Passengers", published in 1827, by Meohurst, published by Bretell, 38 pages. The topic is the use of compressed air to power vehicles. Then there are a number of books from 1830 to around 1891 on the topic of steam road locomotion. The earliest "proper" car book in the database seems to be "Traité Théorique Et Pratique Des Moteurs A Gaz Et A Pétrole", 1st edition, 1886, by Witz, Aimé Marie Joseph.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 21:55

For those of us waiting for the Ian Walker Racing book from Coterie, I received the following message from the publisher today:

"I am sorry to have to inform you that we have incurred a few delays with the production of this title and as a result we will not be in a position to mail your order until September.
The books themselves are printed in China and whilst the printing process is now complete, we still have to allow shipping time across the ocean."

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 22:06

I use Microsoft Access for the database.

The oldest book is "New System Of Inland Conveyance For Goods And Passengers", published in 1827, by Meohurst, published by Bretell, 38 pages.

As put to (brief) practical use by Brunel: http://www.devonheri...phericCaper.htm

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 22:10

As put to (brief) practical use by Brunel: http://www.devonheri...phericCaper.htm


Ah, maybe it's more of a railway book then, which would make it ineligible for inclusion in my list.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:18

Slightly off topic


If anyone is in the Modena area next week a new exhibition on Maserati and Ferrari is opening in the Museum. It is easy to find as it is right behind the Maserati Factory



Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari

http://www.electaweb...978883709103/it


Mainly a very good book on the architecture of the spectacular new Museum at Modena....

Architect Kaplicky (1937--2009) also built the Selfridges at Birmingham and Lord's cricket ground in London...

Best regards Michael



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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:59

Dear Graham

''If anyone is in the Modena area next week a new exhibition on Maserati and Ferrari is opening in the Museum. It is easy to find as it is right behind the Maserati Factory ''


According to the webpage of Casa Enzo Ferrari, the 'Legends...'-exhibition is still running 'til end of October...

Where is your information from????

Thanks and best regards Michael

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 15:11

Millenove

Alfa Romeo 1900 from 1950-59


http://www.alfapoint.de/

I can really recommend this one, if you are interested in Alfa Romeos..The whole range of production cars and special bodyworks here..and a (small) chapter on the sporting activities.

30x25 cm hb, 320 pages 700+ photos (new and old)

And is has , beside German , English text too...78 Euros...

No connection to the author, only to the cars!!

Michael

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 16:21

Duncan -- I won't be able to get to this until tomorrow, but stay tuned!

Many thanks - there's absolutely no hurry

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 15:45

Here's the list of African Safari books. These are focused on the event, there is additional information in books covering the history of the car manufacturers and biographies of the drivers who took part.

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East African Safari - Rally Reports Up To 1972 - Transport Source Book #923, by Alder, Trevor, published by Transport Source Book, Soft cover, 1999, 118 pages, value: $20, cover image: eastAfricanSafariTSB.jpg

East African Safari Rally Comes Of Age, by Amin, Mohamed and Moll, Peter, published by Heinemann East Africa, Soft cover, 1973, 112 pages, value: $40, cover image: eastAfricanSafariRally.jpg

History Of The Safari Rally - 30th Anniversary Edition, by Mitchell, Vivien, published by Nairobi Space Publications Limited/Safari Organising Committee, Soft cover, 1982, 320 pages, value: $75, cover image: historySafariRally.jpg

Safari Fever, by Brittan, Nick, published by Motor Racing Publications, Hard cover, 1972, 160 pages, value: $65, cover image: safariFever.jpg

Safari Rally - Racing Wheels #08, by Dean, Anabel, published by Benefic, Hard cover, 1976, 80 pages, value: $10, children's book, cover image: safariRallyRcngWheels.jpg

Safari Rally - 50 years of the toughest rally in the world 1st edition, by Klein, Reinhard; Diemel, Helmut and Davenport, John, published by McKlein, Hard cover, 2003, 324 pages, value: $80, cover image: safariRallyKlein.jpg

Safari Rally - 50 years of the toughest rally in the world 2nd and Limited Edition, by Klein, Reinhard; Diemel, Helmut and Davenport, John, published by McKlein, 2006, 432 pages, value: $600, Special limited edition of 250 unique books: each unique cover handcrafted by Kenyan craftswomen and each purchaser could decide the actual photographic content of the first twelve pages of the book. Signed by D.P. Marwaha, B. Waldegard and C. McRae. Cover image: safariRallyKleinLtdEd.jpg

Safari Rally - The First 40 Years by Barnard, Roger, published by Westholme, Soft cover, 1992, 216 pages, value: $50, cover image: safariRallyFirst40Yrs.jpg

Shell History Of The East African Safari Rally (The), by Disney, Charles, published by East African Publishing House, Soft cover, 1966, 128 pages, value: $90, cover image: shellHistEAfrSafari.jpg

World Rally Collection No. 5 - 2004 Spring - Wild Wild Safari, published by Sankaido, Magazine, 2004, 64 pages, value: $25, in Japanese, cover image: worldRallyCollectionN5.jpg

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 21:37

Many thanks, Frank.
I have the Barnard and Disney books - is the latter really worth that much!
I'll have to look out for some of the others

Edited by D-Type, 10 August 2012 - 09:59.


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Posted 09 August 2012 - 23:39

I have the Barnard and Disney books - is the latter really worth that much!

Who knows? It's probably an upper limit. I estimate values by looking at established dealers in car books, like Warth, Pooks, Bowen, Horton, Green Mountain, Palmier, Motorsmania. As per the recent discussion about Horton, these are all high-end. Also, the values are in US dollars, not UK pounds. On the US version of the TV show Antiques Roadshow, there are three levels of appraisal values: auction (lowest), retail, and insurance (highest). I'd take the values I estimate as insurance values.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 23:49

Just noticed on the "Monterey 2013 (sic)" thread that a new edition of The Stainless Steel Carrot is about to be released. Link.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:16

Finally published:

Interserie 1970-75 (published by Palmier)

http://www.editions-...s,fr,4,p162.cfm


to my knowledge the first book on this series..??


Regards Michael


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:17

Due to be released August 25:

The 1912 Milwaukee Races: Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize By Joel E. Finn

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:08

Has this book been discussed previously?. If not does anyone have any comments about it?.

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

Thanks in advance,
Jeff.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:43

New books from Haynes:

World Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers: The Definitive Reference to the Lives, Achievements and Results of 2,500 Great Drivers Link

McLaren M23 Manual: An Insight Into Owning, Racing and Maintaining McLaren's Legendary Formula 1 Car Link

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:23

New book from Haynes:

World Encyclopaedia of Racing Drivers: The Definitive Reference to the Lives, Achievements and Results of 2,500 Great Drivers Link


Frank, after the 'new' Small (just published), next year the updated Highham!!

Regards Michael


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 13:06

New books from Haynes include Motorsport Explorer by a well-known (if pseudonymous) colleague of ours on this Forum.
More details about more motor sport venues of the British Isles than you would think possible, beautifully presented.

Amazon lists someone who is already offering it second-hand . . .

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 13:27

Sounds like a book I always thought should be done - followed by one of past and present Continental venues

I should add that I'm not the pseudonymous author referred to :)

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 13:47

I've just ordered it - £18.90 post-free . Sorry to use "El Diablo" but they're SO cheap.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 14:29

Due to be released August 25:

The 1912 Milwaukee Races: Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize By Joel E. Finn

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Already out. Racemaker had a booth at the Millers at the Mile the first weekend of July where the books were for sale. Quite a number were moved.

Finn will be at the Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours on August 26 as stated in link 1. He is scheduled to speak at noon that day during the "Tell us about your car" seminar about the events and the book.

Tom

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:40

An update:

Ferrari Brochures 1945 - 1964 was launched at Retromobile. The published title is "The Sales Drive from Maranello" and it covers the official Ferrari brochures from 1940 - 1964. I doubt it will have much appeal for Nostlalgia forum readers, as it is a very specialised subject. Although launched at Retromobile there were certain aspects that we weren't happy with, and we have gone to the great cost of reprinting some sections, so there is a delay in delivering copies, but they will be ready in about a month. The delay is a bit disappointing but we want the product and the content to be the best possible.
The postcard book is 95% ready. The published title will be "A Postcard from Maranello", and it is about the early official Ferrari b/w postcards. It features more than 200 postcards, many of which have not been published before. This will be a few months yet as continued research has brought new information to light, and this is being added.

Nathan

"The Sales Drive from Maranello" is now officially published, and on sale - at last :clap:
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 16:20

Versatile or what? If you bid for this, who knows what you'd end up with?

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...ME:B:SS:GB:1123

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:13

Has this book been discussed previously?. If not does anyone have any comments about it?.

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

Thanks in advance,
Jeff.


Well, I am currently reading it, but after having quite high hopes for it, the book is proving to be more of a struggle to read than I'd anticipated. I'm about a third through and so far some glaring mistakes keep making me want to give up. Such lines as "when Mike drove for Ferrari in 1956" and "Mike took a morning stroll around the swimming pool complex" in Monaco just tells me the author has done next to no research.

That and it reads a bit too much like a romance novel meets thriller for my liking. Don Shaw has clearly written the book in the hope that it would become a screenplay (with such lines as "as Enzo wiped a tear from behind his dark galsses looking at Luigi's photo now in the shrine beside Dino's") and it thus fails in my opinion to hit the mark.

Colin

#6737 PRD

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:28

Versatile or what? If you bid for this, who knows what you'd end up with?

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...ME:B:SS:GB:1123


quite a catch........... :stoned:

#6738 Mark Godfrey

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:10

We will be releasing "The 
Stainless 
Steel 
Carrot: An Auto Racing Odyssey—Revisited
" by Sylvia Wilkinson this weekend at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

Sylvia, John and I are very pleased with the 150 plus photos we were able to use. And I want to thank the TNF members who helped.

See our page at http://brownfoxbooks...teelCarrot.html for details on the book, and times for books signings with Peter Brock, Sylvia, John, and others at Laguna Seca.

Mark
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#6739 Alan Cox

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 21:04

To add to Frank's most comprehensive list of BRM titles (as Michael says, "How much I didn't know"), one which is in the offing: http://www.haynes.co.../...3&langId=-1
Currently listed on Amazon UK for £39

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#6740 nicanary

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 14:19

New books from Haynes include Motorsport Explorer by a well-known (if pseudonymous) colleague of ours on this Forum.
More details about more motor sport venues of the British Isles than you would think possible, beautifully presented.

Amazon lists someone who is already offering it second-hand . . .


Just received mine in the post. Thoroughly recommended. Would make a splendid basis for long weekends rummaging around the countryside looking for these places.

#6741 Allan Lupton

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 16:34

Just received mine in the post. Thoroughly recommended. Would make a splendid basis for long weekends rummaging around the countryside looking for these places.

I think that would be a neat inversion of Julian's process! That is to say he rummaged around looking for places and put the results together in this book! :D

#6742 Tuboscocca

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:31

Speaking of Haynes:


Lotus 72 Manual is available, at least found it on abebooks...

Best regards Michael

#6743 stankoprowski

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 13:44

Haynes shows it in stock.

Stan


Lotus 72 Manual is available, at least found it on abebooks...

Best regards Michael
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#6744 275 GTB-4

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:23

Stirling Moss's - Book of Motor Sport - 1955

Got a copy today...happy boy :)

#6745 Tim Murray

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 17:38

According to Veloce the Tony Robinson biography is now out in the UK and will be available in the USA in October:

http://www.veloce.co...d...Motorsport

#6746 D-Type

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 21:43

Quoted at £25 by Veloce or £17.50 on Amazon

Does anyone know if Veloce have any subscriber offers on at the moment?

#6747 helioseism

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:40

A new edition of Alleggerita by Tony Adriaensens is about to be published. Three volumes, priced at 349 Euros. This link will take you to the Autonetclassic home page, where you will see the listing.

A book that has announced back in 2005 is finally out: FAMOUS STOCK CAR ENGINES by John Carollo and Bill Holder. It can be found on the Coastal 181 webpage.

#6748 pinnacle racing

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:29

Could anyone recommend a good book about Group C cars? I read about these cars in the latest issue of Autosport and I would like to know more about them.
I already have Peter Morgan's "Porsche 956/962 - The Enduring Champions" and I know there are several books out there that focus on Jaguars and Sauber-Mercedes.
Are there any books that offer an in depth look at the Group C era as a whole?

#6749 Paul Parker

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:38

Could anyone recommend a good book about Group C cars? I read about these cars in the latest issue of Autosport and I would like to know more about them.
I already have Peter Morgan's "Porsche 956/962 - The Enduring Champions" and I know there are several books out there that focus on Jaguars and Sauber-Mercedes.
Are there any books that offer an in depth look at the Group C era as a whole?


If you can find a copy I would reccommend Ian Briggs' book ENDURANCE RACING 1982-1991 published by Osprey in 1992.

Sadly for reasons I am unaware of this really excellent tome never received the plaudits it so deserved, it has 400 pages including index, race results for each year and is packed with detail. The only downside is that there are no colour images, presumably due to the publisher's photo budget limitations.

Otherwise this is the book to have if you want to know what, why and where but I've no idea how much it will cost you, I bought mine years ago from Chris Knapmann who no longer trades.

#6750 VWV

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 13:23

If you can find a copy I would reccommend Ian Briggs' book ENDURANCE RACING 1982-1991 published by Osprey in 1992.

Sadly for reasons I am unaware of this really excellent tome never received the plaudits it so deserved, it has 400 pages including index, race results for each year and is packed with detail. The only downside is that there are no colour images, presumably due to the publisher's photo budget limitations.

Otherwise this is the book to have if you want to know what, why and where but I've no idea how much it will cost you, I bought mine years ago from Chris Knapmann who no longer trades.


I wholeheartedly agree with Paul on Ian Briggs book, its excellent. Another book you might like to consider although its pricey is Janos Wimpffen's Monocoques & Ground Effects. This is part of a 4 book series and book 4 covers the Group C era.

http://www.bullpubli....asp?itemid=108