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#7401 pilota

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:04

 

La Prima corsa di Enzo Ferrari

 

New Italian book on Enzo's first race...

 

http://www.amazon.it...f_se_p_t_2_VM8M

 

Regards Michael

 

Just to clarify - Enzo's first race, in this case, was the 815 that Enzo's company Auto Avio Costruzione built and raced in the 1940 Mille Miglia.

The book is a paperback, on paperback quality paper so the photos are not good quality. Lots of Italian text.

Nathan



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#7402 Tuboscocca

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:41

Just to clarify - Enzo's first race, in this case, was the 815 that Enzo's company Auto Avio Costruzione built and raced in the 1940 Mille Miglia.

The book is a paperback, on paperback quality paper so the photos are not good quality. Lots of Italian text.

Nathan

Nathan--thank you for clarifying..Enzo's first race as AAC-entrant...Sorry for any confusions..

 

http://www.dailymoti...rale-prima_auto

 

Lenghty video on book presentation (ITALIAN)...

 

 

Michael



#7403 pilota

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 14:44

Found this book in Italy - Gran Premio di Bari 1947-1956 by Michele Perla. (isbn 978-889834406-2 - publ 2013) It's a soft cover book, 223 pages with lots of photos, and other items of memorabilia. Also includes comprehensive listings of drivers, and results. Text is in Italian and English.

Very good value for only 19 euros.

Nathan



#7404 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 15:47

I would like that book.  



#7405 D-Type

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 16:10

Does anyone have any observations to make about this new title: '100 Years of the British Automobile Racing Club' by Gareth Rogers? If so, is it worth considering?
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Has anyone read this?  There's no review on here.

 

My reason for asking is that Postscript (www.psbooks.co.uk ) are offering it for £9.99 + p&p


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#7406 Tuboscocca

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 16:23

I would like that book.  

it's an ASI publication. Here one source:

 

http://www.libreriad...sp?IDBook=12612

 

Michael



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Posted 26 October 2013 - 16:45

Has anyone read this?  There's no review on here.

 

My reason for asking is that Postscript (www.psbooks.co.uk ) are offering it for £9.99 + p&p

Save your money, Duncan: http://forums.autosp...dpost&p=5518565



#7408 D-Type

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 20:39

Thanks, Richard, I missed your review as I was obviously using the wrong keyword when I searched :blush:



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:55

Found this book in Italy - Gran Premio di Bari 1947-1956 by Michele Perla. (isbn 978-889834406-2 - publ 2013) It's a soft cover book, 223 pages with lots of photos, and other items of memorabilia. Also includes comprehensive listings of drivers, and results. Text is in Italian and English.

Very good value for only 19 euros.

Nathan

Here's another in the UK - www.allautobooks.com



#7410 Alan Cox

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 16:40

Browsing through the late Anthony Pritchard's catalogue on Amazon, I came across this volume which is being offered in both 'new' and 'used' condition by the same dealer - excellent though it is, and  a useful compendium of sports car details, I think I must be missing something somewhere

http://www.amazon.co...qid=&seller==



#7411 Tuboscocca

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 17:34

Browsing through the late Anthony Pritchard's catalogue on Amazon, I came across this volume which is being offered in both 'new' and 'used' condition by the same dealer - excellent though it is, and  a useful compendium of sports car details, I think I must be missing something somewhere

http://www.amazon.co...qid=&seller==

Alan, what do you expect from a dealer with 'MEGA' in his name...In fairness a Nikolai Gogol is only 2.89 GBP from the same dealer ...so the pricing is mega-realistic, he seems to know the market?? :clap:

 

Michael


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 17:42

If you're looking for a copy, you can have mine for £2,950...

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 18:14

Do any of our Saffie members know anything about this? Available only on Kindle and apparently not much more than a pamphlet, the initial three paragraphs don't inspire much confidence:

 

http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B00EHMH9ZG



#7414 Tuboscocca

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 18:22

Do any of our Saffie members know anything about this? Available only on Kindle and apparently not much more than a pamphlet, the initial three paragraphs don't inspire much confidence:

 

http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B00EHMH9ZG

No, but Loubser is the same(?) who did the recent Kyalami book...

 

And this Kindle-edition has only 24 pages??....

 

 

Michael


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 22:37

No, but Loubser is the same(?) who did the recent Kyalami book...

 

And this Kindle-edition has only 24 pages??....

 

 

Michael

A pedant says that a publisher who hasn't found the é so thinks it correct to spell the author's name Andre' needs help but not customers!



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 22:48

A pedant says that a publisher who hasn't found the é so thinks it correct to spell the author's name Andre' needs help but not customers!

Grocers'  apostroph??? :cat: ...very good.I think there are not too many customers anyway..

 

Michael


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:41

As promised and released on time, I have just recieved an email saying the Grand Prix Zandvoort book by Mark Koense is available to buy from today.  I have just placed my order from http://www.zandvoortgrandprix.com/en and I am sure at 89 Euros + 10 Euros postage it will be an absolute steal.  For those of us in the UK that works out at just under £87 including the postage. I can't wait now to see it.



#7418 Tuboscocca

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 19:39

Automobilia Auktion Ladenburg  8/9 November 2013

 

http://www.autotechn...id=katalog.html

 

Amazing array of books with very low limits....

 

You need time, two catalogues. But worth looking at.

 

Best regards Michael



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 19:46

Alfa 155

 

http://alfapazzo.ch/...nlegende155.htm

 

The whole story, incl. racing. 300pp, 1200 photos 49 Euros.

 

Regards Michael

 





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#7420 Alan Cox

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 14:21

As promised and released on time, I have just recieved an email saying the Grand Prix Zandvoort book by Mark Koense is available to buy from today. I can't wait now to see it.

My copy arrived in today's post and my first impression is what an impressive volume it is. Superb picture choice (very few of which I have seen before) and marvellous layout and quality of reproduction. Comprehensive results section with, joy of joys, chassis numbers included.

Well done, Mark and the Tuvalu Media team, I'm sure you will be proud of the end result.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 14:56

My copy arrived in today's post and my first impression is what an impressive volume it is. Superb picture choice (very few of which I have seen before) and marvellous layout and quality of reproduction. Comprehensive results section with, joy of joys, chassis numbers included.

Well done, Mark and the Tuvalu Media team, I'm sure you will be proud of the end result.

Alan I couldn't agree more.  My copy also arrived in the post today and after spending some spare time this morning looking through the book and getting a feel for its layout and content I couldn't be more impressed with it.  As you note, the picture choice and volume is fantastic and as the book has been printed on good quality and glossy paper the colours are deep and vibrant.  I have also found the text accompanying the images to be well constructed and informative with the whole feel of the book oozing the considerable time and research that has been put into it.  I have bought many a good book this year on motor racing, but none to my mind have topped this one and I can only echo your congratulations to Mark and the team on a superb book and project.

 

I'll say it again, at 89 euros this book is a steal.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 17:49

Fully agreed on the Zandvoort Book!!!  THANK YOU MARK :clap:

 

Here one for Lancia Rally aficionados:

 

http://www.repartocorselancia.com/#/

 

Looks superb. Italian text. BUT the photographs...

 

regards Michael


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 19:23

FrogEye Sprite

 

http://www.crowood.c...-Complete-Story

 

a little bit misleading title...Short story on the production Sprite. But many Specials are dealt with: Speedwell GT, WSM, Sebring Sprite, Alexander GT Lenham...and others. Many period shots.

 

And John Baggott is the author.

 

Best regards Michael

 

 



 


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 21:04

The Grand Prix Zandvoot book is indeed a great addition to my collection.

 

I am enjoying the DVD as well.

 

Geoff



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:33

New book announcement:

1967: Chris Amon, Scuderia Ferrari and a Year of Living Dangerously 

Author: John Julian

Publisher: David Bull

To be published March 1, 2013.

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#7426 Alan Cox

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:15

I am enjoying the DVD as well.

I watched the DVD last night - What fabulous footage, right from the start of it all just before the last war through the early post-war development and the first Grands Prix. Well-constructed narrative delivered brilliantly by Jan Lammers, and some entertaining interviews with Moss, Ickx, Arnoux, van Lennep etc. Super job.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 17:06

New book announcement:

1967: Chris Amon, Scuderia Ferrari and a Year of Living Dangerously 

Author: John Julian

Publisher: David Bull

To be published March 1, 2013.

Link

Interesting.  The book doesn't come out until March 2014 (not 2013!).  But .... there is already a rave customer review giving it five stars.  Presumably written either by Amazon or by the publisher



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 20:37

For any Alpinistes out there, at last there is a book on the Alpine A110  in English. It's called 'Alpine Renault, the Fabulous Berlinettes', by Roy Smith, published by Veloce. 



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 21:51

For any Alpinistes out there, at last there is a book on the Alpine A110  in English. It's called 'Alpine Renault, the Fabulous Berlinettes', by Roy Smith, published by Veloce. 

Speaking of Veloce: if you are  a lucky owner of one of 272 Ferrari 288GTO, then you can buy the new book on this Ferrari...

 

regards Michael



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:10

Interesting.  The book doesn't come out until March 2014 (not 2013!).  But .... there is already a rave customer review giving it five stars.  Presumably written either by Amazon or by the publisher

Sorry about the typo. It turns out that March 2014 is the UK release date -- it's apparently already out here in the US.



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:16

Speaking of Veloce: if you are  a lucky owner of one of 272 Ferrari 288GTO, then you can buy the new book on this Ferrari...

 

regards Michael

Speaking to a journalist who has had a copy to review, you might want to look at the book first before buying it.  He told me it's a reprint of the owner's handbook plus some press photos.

 

I haven't seen it myself, but prospective purchasers might appreciate the info.



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:13

Speaking to a journalist who has had a copy to review, you might want to look at the book first before buying it.  He told me it's a reprint of the owner's handbook plus some press photos.

 

I haven't seen it myself, but prospective purchasers might appreciate the info.

Motorbookworm---you can 'Look inside' at amazon...And you are perfectly right. Problem is the author is more a Miura specialist, so the information provided is mainly 'recycled'. Still room for the ultimate 288 GTO book..

You can sell almost anything, when you put 'FERRARI' on the cover..

 

Michael.



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 22:58

Alan I couldn't agree more.  My copy also arrived in the post today and after spending some spare time this morning looking through the book and getting a feel for its layout and content I couldn't be more impressed with it.  As you note, the picture choice and volume is fantastic and as the book has been printed on good quality and glossy paper the colours are deep and vibrant.  I have also found the text accompanying the images to be well constructed and informative with the whole feel of the book oozing the considerable time and research that has been put into it.  I have bought many a good book this year on motor racing, but none to my mind have topped this one and I can only echo your congratulations to Mark and the team on a superb book and project.

 

I'll say it again, at 89 euros this book is a steal.

Indeed, it is an excellent pictorial book with some gems (dutch drivers or Skip Barber F1 efforts in colour, for instance) and precise, informative captions, with strong production values. The photos of mechanics (Ron Dennis, Alastair Caldwell) driving the cars in the streets of Zandvoort village are unusual and precious. And also some new information for chassis number buffs. Only very slight complain - the ingenious process to peg the DVD to the book does not work as intended as it keeps escaping its allotted space. But all in all a bargain for the price :clap:.  Now to watch the said DVD.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:53

Pre-WWI Targa Florios (Alain de Cadenet co-author)

 

Mark Hughes on 1970

 

These might be worth a shufti.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:32

Pre-WWI Targa Florios (Alain de Cadenet co-author)

 

This book is being produced in association with a forthcoming film:

http://vimeo.com/71696309



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:54

This book is being produced in association with a forthcoming film:

http://vimeo.com/71696309

Thanks Allan. BUT: no Mick Walsh leaning out of a Targa racer???? :clap:

 

Michael



#7437 Alan Cox

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 22:06

http://porterpress.c...-of-bob-gerard/

Caught sight of these at a function this weekend, and it looks as though Philip Porter has done an excellent job in collating the words of Graham Gauld and Peter Vale, assembling them with a fine collection of photographs and presenting them in his customary impressive style. Take a look at some of the sample pages



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:01

Have received Mark Koense' "Grand Prix Zandvoort" book and DVD, extremely well done and highly recommended. The footage on the DVD is excellent and lots of fabulous photos. My favorite is of the two school boys helping the Ferrari mechanics to push Surtees' car through the streets. What chance does a school boy have of getting that close to a F1  car today??. A super addition to any book collection!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Well done Mark.

Jeff.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:03

Good news: Mike Martin has got the funding sorted for his USRRC History, which has now gone to printers! More info to be found at http://grimeheel.blogspot.com/

This could be one of the truly outstanding new releases of 2014, especially considering the subject has not been covered before.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 14:03

Thank you all for the wonderful comments on the Zandvoort book/film, it has been quite a ride to make it so its great to see it has been worth it... Thanks!



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 20:24

I bought a copy of John Morton's new autobiography "Inside Shelby American" this weekend.  A very interesting read and very well done--have yet to find a typo in the first several chapters.  Lots of photos from the 60's that I have not seen before.  Well worth the relatively low price ($28).



#7442 Tuboscocca

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 22:04

Inspired to design, Nigel Bennett ,Veolce--seems to be available:

http://www.amazon.co...pired to design

 

Best regards Michael



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 23:23

Inspired to design, Nigel Bennett ,Veolce--seems to be available:

40% off all Veloce books until Christmas - Enter XMAS40 on the order form on their website

http://www.veloce.co...ucts/search.php



#7444 Tuboscocca

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:59

If you can't wait for A chequered Life

 

http://www.amazon.co...red life+veloce

 

Great value for 900 quid..you will get a whole LIFE!! :stoned:

 

Michael



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 15:10

If you can't wait for A chequered Life

http://www.amazon.co...red life+veloce

Great value for 900 quid..you will get a whole LIFE!! :stoned:

You're 'aving a larf, aren't you? See that most books on this vendor's site are priced at £899.99. Very strange

http://www.amazon.co...=A2XVAUF3WEJD6V



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 15:19

I suspect it's the vendor's way of saying "It's coming but I don't have a price yet"


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 17:06

Amazon seller "just launched", hence zero feedback (and at those prices he's unlikely to get any customers who might give it). Beware.

 

When buying on Amazon, always check the seller's feedback rating.

 

Frank



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 18:12

You're 'aving a larf, aren't you? See that most books on this vendor's site are priced at £899.99. Very strange

http://www.amazon.co...=A2XVAUF3WEJD6V

Allan , had to look up 'larf' (stupid German) (superlative of laugh)..

 

Just bought a Lancia book for 45 GBP..another was offered at 100 Euros, and my favourite: 1.985 Euros....

 

Regards Michael


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#7449 helioseism

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 21:56

New biography of Lloyd Ruby:

 

Hard Luck Lloyd - The Complete Story Of Slow-Talking, Fast-Driving Lloyd Ruby

by John Lingle

 

Link

 

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 13:00

New book on Italian marque O.M.

 

http://www.negri.it/...e-le-corse.html

 

All there , cars, racing , results. Italian+ english text...

 

regards Michael