Archive for Author 'Tom Clarke', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

When Rolls and Royce Made History on Dover’s White Cliffs

by Paul Tritton

This small book adds useful detail to a lesser-known chapter of the history of not only the two cofounders of Rolls-Royce but two other important men in the firm’s, and Britain’s history.

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.

Coachwork on Derby Bentleys

by James Taylor

Bentleys built at Derby after the firm had just been acquired by Rolls-Royce were and still are highly desirable cars of a mostly sporting flavor. All the coachbuilders of the day put bodies on them, and this book covers the majority of them.

The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car: Its Substance and Its Place in History

edited by Eliot Levin

Lawrence of Arabia famously called Rolls-Royce’s armored cars
“more precious than rubies” because they were so reliable This small book tells their grand story.

Coachcraft: 1930s Coachbuilding Style

by John Dyson

This London-based coachbuilding company (1934) got its first contract from Railton which explains why it is the VP of today’s Railton Owners Club who wrote this book, the first and possibly last on this subject.

Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

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.

Street Muses of London

by Davide Bassoli

If you like to see London change over three decades, this is a splendid book. If you like to see its streets teeming with Rolls-Royces and Bentleys old and new, this is the only book. Almost 1000 photos tell the story.

Rolls-Royce and Bentley In the Land Of the Silver Fern

by Roy Tilley and Ken White

A portrayal of the contribution that Rolls-Royce and Bentley have made to the development of New Zealand, both on land and in the air.

The Man Who Built the Best Car in the World

by Brian Sewell, illustrated by Stefan Marjoram

The slender book, splendidly illustrated, offers the briefest of glimpses of the man behind the car, Henry Royce, whose high standards for everything he encountered propelled him into greatness and also into sickness.

King Edward VII’s American Friend

by John Whetton

This tiny booklet is not nearly sufficient to portray this American department store tycoon’s multitude of interests, activities, and associations. He was an early backer of aviation, especially long-distance flights.

Rolls-Royce Motors: The Crewe Years

by Malcolm Bobbitt

Hard to imagine but a mere 64 pages manage to convey one of the best condensed versions of what was this fabled marque’s home for most of its now 110-year history.

50 Years with a Rolls-Royce Twenty

by David G. Davis

You own the same car for fifty years, you got something to say about how to keep it humming. It’s had two new chassis and four new bodies, and this little book gives a good idea of how a vintage car can be a daily driver.