Archive for Author 'Tom King', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Graham Hull
Due to their unique place high up on the foodchain, these marques have rather unusual design parameters. Their monied customers’ demand for a recognizably traditional look are difficult to reconcile with modern, even forward-looking design trends. A long overdue book.
by F.R.(Rod) Banks
If your motor requires high octane fuel it probably has high compression. Banks is the man who championed this technology—and a thousand other things—which is probably why he had no time to keep a diary. He was 80 when he wrote this book, and still working!
by Hugh Bergel
Ferry pilots deliver planes—military, civilian, private. It’s an interesting career or sideline, even today, and a great way to build flight time and get your hands on the controls of many different types.
by Frederic H. Martini
Being a POW is hard enough. Not being believed afterwards, and even being denied disability benefits is worse. Having someone who knew of your plight but didn’t help be hailed as a hero is . . . well . . . this book will make you question who the good guys are.
by Hilary Pedersen and others
More than a just another war story, this book explains what made a quiet, humble man a leader even his enemies could not ignore.
by Doug Ramsey
A serious, thoughtful biography of a jazz saxophonist by a jazz critic and musician who knew his subject personally. This spells real insight, and, in fact, this book ought to be a model to all biographers.
by Graham Robson
As so many other British makes, afflicted as they were of a singularly Britsh way of executing industrial policy, Riley had a complicated history. This book isn’t helping, not even in regards to the small sports car segment it focuses on.
by David Manton
No, this is not about Ferrari’s “war” on the race track with Ford but his much lesser-known actions during World War II vis-à-vis the Germans. If you ever wondered why Enzo had a soft spot for New Zealanders, this book has an answer—one that reads like fiction but aparently is not.
by Simon Best
New Zealand, that most remote of British colonies. From whalers to Rolls-Royces to two airmen of Maori descent lying buried together on a hilltop in England, this book covers four generations.
by Arnold Davey & Anthony W. May
Founded by a US opera singer of Scottish ancestry in 1906, this British luxury marque has had a difficult life. Owned by Aston Martin since 1947 you may soon see Lagonda-branded SUVs on the road so find out what makes Langonda special.
by Robin Cameron
Blink—and you missed it! Not because it’s so fast but because it was offered for only half a year and in all of 14 copies. Like many other makers’ “Vitesse” or “Speed” models Riley’s “MPH” was less about nominal speed than theidea of speed.
by Barrie Down
Some of the most beautiful cars ever built were made during the 1930s, in Europe and America, and Down’s eagerly awaited book showcases the cars that reflected the Art Deco school of design.