Archive for Items Categorized 'British', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Davide Bassoli
So important is the Continental name to Bentley that the firm chose it for it’s the newest models launched after VW bought the company. This excellent book explains what made them so special.
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.
by Martin Bennett
This first Rolls-Royce to be launched right after WWII made a big impact and is today thought of as a, if not the, quintessential Rolls-Royce combing prewar levels of craftsmanship with postwar technical advances.
by Richard Vaughan
Based on a platform developed before Bentley was sold to VW these models are the last motorcars built at the original home of Rolls-Royce. If ever something represented the end of an era, they are it.
by Mark Whitelock
“U-Turn” implies reversal, in this case moving the engine from the front to the rear, which, coupled with other Chapman goodies, made the 18 the milestone car he had been shooting for all along.
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.
by Richard Vaughan
Coachbuilding is dead. Long live coachbuilding. Well, not quite, but high degrees of customization and the occasional ground-up, one off scratchbuilt are possible if your wallet is big enough.
by Michael Frostick
Published more than thirty years ago this book by and large represented the state of the art of what was then known and as such remains a staple in the marque enthusiast’s library.
by Bill Wolf
A 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith on the loose in New York City. This “book” was made by the author of a magazine article about this car and presented to people involved in that project.
by Julian Balme
From amateur rally driver to team owner who supplied rides in which world championships were won, Walker was a force to be reckoned with in the 1950s and ‘60s. This fine bio is the first, and the world would be just fine if it remained the only one.
by Malcolm Bobbitt
Cars that are expensive to buy are expensive to fix. This fantastically overengineered car can be positively ruinous, making this Buyer’s Guide absolutely essential insurance.
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.