Archive for Items Categorized 'British', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Under the Spotlight

by Davide Bassoli

The mere mention of the words “Earls Court show car” in a For Sale ad is bound even today to raise a car’s profile because it would have been a tricked-out example of what all a coachbuilder or carmaker could do.

Lawrie Bond, Microcar Man

by Nick Wotherspoon

Bond was involved with so much more than the 3-wheelers everyone associates with him. This expanded version of an older book offers even more detail and sheds light of the art and science of a small company building small vehicles.

Building the Star of India

by David M. Cox

Would you be able to tell from the cover photo that this is a 22″-long model?? With thousands of parts, many fully functional? You do have to be a rocket scientist to build these things—or you have to know the fellow who wrote this book and can build yours.

British Armoured Car Operations In World War One

by Bryan Perrett

WW I was the first conflict to see widespread use of mechanization, a threshold hybrid stage where horse, camel, and mule fought alongside car, tank, and airplane. All except the latter are discussed here.

Rolls-Royce

by James Taylor

Fine things come in small packages—a cliché, but, written by a proper researcher and author, this small booklet is a fine introduction to an extraordinarily long-lived marque.

Brunei’s Bespoke Rolls-Royce and Bentleys

by Richard Vaughan

In the days of yore, it was the Indian potentates who counted among their playthings fabulously exotic, usually custom-made cars. In the 1990s the richest man in the world was said to be the Sultan of oil-rich Brunei and he too lives large. Little is known of his vast car collection so this book definitely opens new territory.

The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car

by David Fletcher

Many automotive marques were pressed into war serive, and many acquitted themselves well. The Rolls-Royces do take pride of place, for reasons this little book makes clear.

Gentleman Heroes

by Giles Chapman with Clare Hay

If there is such a thing as “the most recognizable Bentley,” this may be the one. It didn’t win a lot, it didn’t hold up very well, but it played a singular and important role. And its price today is in the stratosphere.

Motors Finest, Rolls-Royce and Bentley from the Seeger Collection

by Peter Müller

Soon this private collection will be open to the public but unless your travels take you to Liechtenstein, this book is the only way to see the cars all in one place.

Donald Healey’s 8C Triumph Dolomite

by Jonathan Wood

With just three chassis and parts for six engines built, chances are you’ve not seen a 1934/35 Dolomite. They were the most expensive British open two-seaters of their day. None were sold—but they survived, and here is the full story.

Squire: the Man, the Cars, the Heritage

by Jonathan Wood

Few were made, as expensive as Bugattis, but they held a reputation for exceptional top speed and braking.

The World’s Fastest E-Type Jaguar, The Quest for the Record

by Phil Shephard

That a 50-year-old E-Type set a record on the ice, twice, actually, is surprising enough. So is the story of its amateur crew coping with small budgets and many a deprivation.