Archive for Items Categorized 'British', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by David Culshaw
From kings to serial killers, people who chose an Alvis were a discerning lot. Every car ever made is recorded here, and only here.
by Jenkinson & Posthumus, with D. Nye
Ever noticed the MAHLE logo on a modern race car? British industrialist Tony Vandervell’s old company became part of that group in 2007. He got many things right, including his F1 team.
by Peter Griffiths
Wait, the sexy “crumpet-catcher” was a serious race car? Campaigned by regular people? To this day? Yes, yes, and yes. And finally there’s a book about all of them, not just the Lightweights!
Quiet elegance with an appeal to a classic era. This could be said of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley models of the 1950s and 1960s. It could also describe this brochure for the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II and the Phantoms, Bentleys, and Bentley Continentals—1959 to 1962.
by Lawrence Dalton
This first of the five Rolls-Royce books lifelong motoring enthusiast Lawrie Dalton would write covers the range of coachwork mounted on Rolls-Royce chassis from 1907–1939. To produce the best book possible, he started his own publishing house; that was half a century ago, and it still exists.
by Andrew M. Jepson
Around the world in 80 days?? Nah. Make that six years—and 46,528 miles, and 39 countries. They literally went were no one had been before. And you can follow them here.
by James Taylor
“Top Hat” and “Razor Edge” were just some of the clever ideas this coachbuilder had up their sleeve, they won gold medals nine years in a row, and were among the last five big remaining firms. But bespoke coachwork went the way of the dodo bird and it is little consolidation that F&W went out in a blaze of glory.
by James Taylor
If you see one you can’t fail to notice it—and admire it. Admit it. If you want to know the story behind it, this book will set you on the right path, and while the car may have been for the ultra rich the book is a paltry $40!
by James Taylor
Cars of this era did not come with standard bodies—you spec’d your own, from your preferred coachbuilder. Several thousand of these “small” Rolls-Royces were built so there’s lots to cover here.
by Gordon Jones
Go to a big-name vintage race and chances are you’ll see a T70 in action, one of the best-looking race cars of its time. Decades in the making, this book explains the success of the lithe British car with the brawny American motors.
by Giles Chapman
Strictly speaking it’s not Jaguar Cars that is a hundred years old but the 1922 predecessor company. The early brand philosophy is still evident today, but one important virtue is not: that you get more car than you pay for. With Jaguar poised to move way, way upmarket everything in this book will make you wish you bought one sooner.
by Clive Beecham
Every D-type is special—few were made and the one here is one of only six surviving long-noses. It was raced hard and successfully and 60-odd years later it’s not only still around but in largely original condition! A story worth reading, and in a rather spectacular book.