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The cult brand and the "Made in Germany" car has stood for strength and elegance alike for over eighty years. Rightly so, as around 70% of all Porsche cars ever...
The cult brand and the "Made in Germany" car has stood for strength and elegance alike for over eighty years. Rightly so, as around 70% of all Porsche cars ever built are still being driven today, and continue to turn heads all around the world. The small group continues to hold its top position through their quality, and a constant and passionate striving for perfection. They do not build sports cars to win races, but use the races to improve their sports cars. This magnificent, updated volume documents Porsche's unique success stories in the motor sports arena and the design history of the Zuffenhausen sports car dealership. The complete and updated edition is packed with hundreds of stunning photos, high-quality texts, and specs from the most influential models. This book is a must-have for those with an avid interest in cars of the highest quality.
Dimensions: 241 x 281 mm
Publication Date: 14-11-2017
The Porsche 911 Book (Flexicover Ed)
The introduction of the Porsche 901 at 1963's IAA marked a milestone in automotive history. Although the name later had to be changed because Peugeot had patent...
The introduction of the Porsche 901 at 1963's IAA marked a milestone in automotive history. Although the name later had to be changed because Peugeot had patented having a 0 in the middle of car model numbers, the 911 didn't let anything stand in the way of its becoming an iconic sports car. This success story spans all the way from the 901 and the Carrera RS 2.7, which with its characteristic rear spoiler - the so-called ducktail - was the fastest production car of its time, right up to the current generation of the 991. 100 colour photographs
Dimensions: 146 x 187 mm
Publication Date: 10-07-2017
"Walking London" is the essential companion for any urban explorer visitor or native committed to discovering the true heart of one of the world's greatest capi...
"Walking London" is the essential companion for any urban explorer visitor or native committed to discovering the true heart of one of the world's greatest capital cities. In 30 original walks, distinguished historian Andrew Duncan reveals miles of London's endlessly surprising landscape. From wild heathland to formal gardens, cobbled mews to elegant squares and arcades, bustling markets to tranquil villages Duncan reveals the pick of the famous sights, but also steers walkers off the tourist track and into the city's hidden corners. Handsomely illustrated with specially commissioned color photographs and complete route maps, the book provides full details of addresses, opening times and the best bars and restaurants to visit en route.
Dimensions: 147 x 211 mm
Publication Date: 01-08-2016
Great British Cars
Great British Cars celebrates the cars commonly seen on the nation’s roads during a golden age of motoring. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Britons drove such mo...
Great British Cars celebrates the cars commonly seen on the nation’s roads during a golden age of motoring. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Britons drove such models as the Ford Zephyr, Hillman Imp, Triumph Herald, Ford Capri, Vauxhall Viva and, of course, the Morris Minor 1000. While rarely seen now on our roads, the 40 models described here still have a special place in many drivers’ hearts. Join Stephen Barnett on a nostalgic road trip back in time, in this beautifully illustrated celebration of classic cars.
Dimensions: 246 x 186 mm
Publication Date: 12-10-2017
Driven By Design : Values Visions Skoda
The exciting history of a major brand: from the legendary ŠKODA 935 DYNAMIC to stars from ŠKODA’s current portfolio – Driven by Design “Everything needs...
The exciting history of a major brand: from the legendary ŠKODA 935 DYNAMIC to stars from ŠKODA’s current portfolio – Driven by Design “Everything needs a soul - at least everything that’s supposed to have meaning.” This is one of the guiding principles for the ŠKODA Design team and the jumping-off point for Driven by Design, which takes the reader on an exciting and emotional journey into the DNA of the Czech auto manufacturer. Since its founding over 120 years ago, the company has successfully captured the spirit of every era while simultaneously creating vehicles of timeless beauty throughout its long, rich history. Driven by Design provides thrilling insights into the vehicle design and development process. We’ll look over the designers’ shoulders during the crowning moments of their long journey from a vision to a finished product, from idea to ideal: inspiration, sketch, sculpture. The bar is set high – to create cars with character that appeal to all five senses. This aspiration has been perfectly realized in the new KODIAQ SUV, a vehicle that combines breathtaking design, functionality, and comfort while remaining decidedly and distinctively a ŠKODA. Thanks to Driven by Design, we know how such masterpieces are made. ŠKODA is one of the world’s oldest auto manufacturers. The company was established in 1895 by Václav Klement and Václav Laurin and initially used the founders’ last names as the company name. The headquarters, however, have always been in Mladá Boleslav, northeast of Prague. ŠKODA vehicles have always been known for their emotional and contemporary design: from the hand-built ŠKODA 860 (1929–1933) and the ŠKODA POPULAR MONTE CARLO (1935–1938) to the ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI (1961–1971). On April 16, 1991, “ŠKODA Automobil AG” became part of the Volkswagen Group. But one thing has never changed: ŠKODAs do more than move people; they move dreams as well.
Dimensions: 235 x 293 mm
Publication Date: 20-04-2017
An Odyssey in Steam
An Odyssey in Steam, David C Bell’s fifth book, is a product of two of his passions – paintings and steam engines. This work goes back many years with the a...
An Odyssey in Steam, David C Bell’s fifth book, is a product of two of his passions – paintings and steam engines. This work goes back many years with the author painting these engineering masterpieces. It is a unique look at the railway industry during the steam age – featuring the numerous engines from The National Railway Museum of York collection, the Flying Scotsman, NYMR, Carr Loco Doncaster and many more. This odyssey has been illustrated and annotated by the author to produce a book that will be coveted by any railway enthusiast. It is not only fascinating to read but a stunning marriage of words and pictures. *Beautifully illustrated and annotated by David C Bell, a railway and maritime artist of note *A unique history on the steam age from 'Rocket' to 'Mallard' *With an introduction from Ross Morell *Presents numerous engines from the resident collection at The National Railway Museum of York *Features the Flying Scotsman, NYMR, coronations, Carr Loco Doncaster and any more
Dimensions: 300 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 20-04-2017
Hurricane R4118 Revisited
Twelve years since the amazing account of Peter Vacher’s discovery in India was originally published, Grub Street is thrilled to bring readers the updated sto...
Twelve years since the amazing account of Peter Vacher’s discovery in India was originally published, Grub Street is thrilled to bring readers the updated story of Hurricane R4118. Since the restoration of this magnificent aircraft to flight in 2004, Peter Vacher continued to research its history, and more stories of R4118’s origins are told, including the extraordinary tale of how this aircraft shot down a friendly Whitley bomber before it was assigned to a RAF squadron. With brand new photography and sources, including wartime letters from Bunny Currant, this book is essential reading for all Hurricane enthusiasts.
Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 31-08-2017
Railway Houses of New Zealand
The previously untold story of New Zealand’s iconic railway houses, of which more than 3,700 are dotted around the New Zealand landscape. As New Zealand Railw...
The previously untold story of New Zealand’s iconic railway houses, of which more than 3,700 are dotted around the New Zealand landscape. As New Zealand Railways pushed the rail network about New Zealand, opening new country for development, a challenge presented itself to house railwaymen in country areas where infrastructure didn’t exist or was newly formed. Railways only alternative was to construct houses for their employees. Initially part of the Public Works Department responsibilities, eventually an Architectural Branch within New Zealand Railways was formed under George Troup. This development lead to new designs of railway houses, a design that was to become symbolic in the New Zealand landscape. To manufacture these houses, Railways set up a sawmill and special factory in Frankton, kit-setting houses, delivering them by rail as parts packs and ultimately erecting them about the country. As well as far-flung reaches of the railway system, Railways ended up developing “model” railway settlements at places as diverse as Otahuhu, Newmarket, Frankton, TeKuiti, Taumarunui, Ohakune, Taihape, Palmerston North, Napier, Eastown, Kaiwharawhara, Christchurch, Arthur’s Pass, Otira, Dunedin and other places around the country. These houses were supplemented in later years by newer designs. This book covers the housing scheme, sawmill and house factory, the railway settlements, the maintenance programme, the house numbering system, and as a railwayman and his family, what it was like living in a railway house, and how railway families interacted socially, often located in distant isolation from towns and cities. The book closes with Government’s exit from railway house ownership in the 1990s and a chapter on the railway house survivors that have been lovingly restored by current owners. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era and current day. Railway houses and the nearby railway environment where they were located are extensively featured.
Dimensions: 273 x 213 x 20 mm
Publication Date: 04-09-2017
Land Rover Experience Tour Extended and Revised Edition
An inspiration for all adventurous travelers An illustrated book showing Land Rover off-road models in all their impressive action Stunning landscape photograph...
An inspiration for all adventurous travelers An illustrated book showing Land Rover off-road models in all their impressive action Stunning landscape photography from Namibia, Scotland, Guatemala, Argentina, and beyond Crossing borders, expanding horizons, and discovering unchartered terrain: for 70 years, Land Rover has championed adventure. The legendary Land Rover Experience Tour is a paradigm of exploration and discovery, marking its 12th edition in 2018. This time, the off-road tour took its six winning participants, selected from thousands of applicants, through the stunning scenery of Peru. As a companion to the previous Land Rover Experience Tours, this spectacular Land Rover photo book takes the reader on an adventure through variegated wilderness, landscapes, and cultures. Revised and expanded, this volume offers unparalleled impressions from each trip otherwise reserved for the six lucky Tour Experience winners alone. Awe-inspiring photography and fascinating anecdotes from the Land Rover Experience Tours in Jordan, Malaysia, Bolivia, Iceland, Australia, and along the Silk Route bring an irresistible dose of wanderlust for car and 4x4 fanatics and adventurers alike. Alongside phenomenal landscapes, you’ll see the superb and dynamic cross-country SUVs like Land Rover Discovery or Evoque in full action. With exciting insider reports from Dag Rogge, Director of the Land Rover Experience Tour, this thrilling coffee table book takes readers on an off-road experience like no other.
Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm
Publication Date: 31-01-2018
Classic Cars Review
For decades, a passion for vintage motors was regarded as an eccentric hobby, particularly prevalent among the wealthy of an older generation. Today, classic ca...
For decades, a passion for vintage motors was regarded as an eccentric hobby, particularly prevalent among the wealthy of an older generation. Today, classic cars have an ever larger, younger fan base. Events such as the Mille Miglia in Italy, the Festival of Speed at Goodwood in England, and Pebble Beach in the U.S. enjoy increasing popularity and booming visitor numbers, year after year. In an opulent coffee table book, Classic Cars Review celebrates the classic car phenomenon by presenting the most beautiful, exciting, and exclusive vintage vehicles, until now only visible in museums or behind the locked doors of private collections. It’s a Concours d’Élégance in book form, showcasing such icons as the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, Aston Martin DB5, and Rolls-Royce Phantom III, as well as a multitude of extraordinary cars with remarkable histories—whether owned by well-known personalities or ushered in extraordinary successes on the racetrack. Many of these cars were produced in minimal runs or are one of few surviving models. In addition to the vehicles themselves, this must-have classic car book also shows the institutions and key players behind the exclusive vintage car scene. With large, never-before-seen collections and their collectors, Classic Cars Review provides exclusive insights into the world of the largest classic car auction houses, the most innovative classic car dealers, and all the key vintage car events.
Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm
Publication Date: 12-10-2018