Archive for Items Categorized 'British', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Geoff Carverhill
Rootes is about as British a carmaker/distributor as it gets but US connections abound, not least the Raymond Loewy one. This book is quite the deep dive and dispenses lots of detail in a very readable manner.
by Jeremy Walton
The Lotus Esprit may have held a record among British sports cars for continuous production—28 years and almost 11,000 copies sold—but pick up an automotive encyclopedia today and you’ll find that this Lotus hardly warrants a footnote.
by John Nikas
No hyperbole, this. The cars may be small but the story is big. Without selling large quantities of relatively affordable cars in export markets after WWII, Great Britain would have remained broken for much longer. How they did it, and how they lost it is the story here.
by René Staud, Paolo Tumminelli
If it’s specs and serious history you want, this is not the book. But if a car’s shape makes you lightheaded and its “image” excites you, this is the book.
by Philip Porter & Chas Parker
You can still see this 1955 car being raced today, with abandon, and successfully. In its day it was the ultimate sports racer. Few have survived in this original a form which is why this is the one to which an entire book is devoted.
by Malcolm Tucker
It’s a good time to be alive: Park Ward is a hundred years old this year but only now do we have here the first proper book about it, so thorough—over 1200 pages, and it only covers 20 years!—that it is also likely the last.
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 Bernard King
It was the most expensive production car in the world. It was the most British of cars—designed by the most Italian of coachbuilders. It went from clean sheet to 1:1 prototype in under three months. A mere 534 were built in 12 years. Never heard of it? Well, there’s a story.
by Davide Bassoli
Did the iconic Silver Cloud have iconic advertising? You bet, and not just the timeless Ogilvy & Mathers one about the noise of the clock. In fact, this book shows not only ads of the cars but about a host of other products, competitors, and OEM suppliers.
by Neil Fraser
He’s a tinkerer with some mechanical aptitude but no vintage-car background. He bought a wreck of a 1929 Rolls-Royce. He restored it. Then he wrote this book about it. Masochism, all.
by Anu Vikram Singh, Narayan Rupani, Gautam Sen
From scrap heap to the Pebble Beach Concours, a little Rolls-Royce goes on a big journey.
by Hay, Watson, Schudmak, Johns
Just what the title says, but more because the book also presents the early motoring history on a continent with uncommonly harsh conditions. Bentleys did and do supremely well here, and this book explains why, how, who.