For nearly a century now the Aston Martin name has been synonymous with performance, style and sophistication. Perhaps more than any other luxury car it possesses a mystique and charisma that have established it as a cultural icon And The pinnacle of aut
This work is a manifestation of spirit. It is also an outpouring of emotional intensity. I attempt herein to capture the motions of love. I compose to the physical and the spiritual, exploring existential principles. Moreover, this work comes from a space of mystic intoxication. That is, I attempt to capture the invisible, using words to provoke the spirit of the reader.
Author: M. Lawrence
Release Date: 2011-02
288 pages, 63 illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Until now, the man whose racing cars have won more victories than anyone else's, and whose design skills have brought fame to hundreds of drivers and made champions of a good many of them, has remained in the background.Ron Tauranac - British-born, but brought up in Australia - always preferred to let his cars sing his praises where it really mattered - on the race tracks of the world. They have never been known as Tauranacs, but the names Brabham and Ralt will be very familiar to anyone who has followed motor racing since the Sixties. And so, of course, is Honda, the company which supplied the engines for some of Tauranac's most successful Brabham and Ralt racing cars and with which he still retains close links as a design consultant, working behind the scenes on several of their motor racing activities.Sir Jack Brabham, in his foreword to this long overdue biography, pays generous tribute to his former business partner into whose hands he entrusted the design and construction of all his own racing cars from 1962 until his retirement from driving in 1970, plus all the production Brabhams which brought so much success to many other top drivers during their formative years. Many of Ron Tauranac's former colleagues and customers - amongst them the most powerful people in motor racing today - speak candidly about the man they have known and worked with, someone who has never courted popularity, but whose talents have been such that his contribution to the motor racing scene is possibly beyond measure. Anyone who is either involved in the sport or fascinated by it will be delighted that through this book The Ron Tauranac Story has finally been told.
Author: Lennart W. Haajanen
Release Date: 2017-05-24
Cars today fit a fairly small number of body types--sedan, coupe, station wagon, SUV, hatchback and a few others. The meanings of these familiar terms have changed over the decades as automotive design has evolved. Along the way, a greater number of earlier body types have fallen out of use and become historical curiosities. Who today can identify a charabanc, a dos-a-dos or even a phaeton? In this expanded second edition, the dictionary defines with clear line drawings all distinct body types from the early days of the automobile, many of which were derived from established models of horse-drawn vehicles. Entries describe popular types and variations from different countries and time periods. Subtypes and subtle distinctions are explained and common misuses of terms and designations are clarified.
Author: Jack Brabham
Release Date: 2004-02-26
Genre: Automobile racing drivers
This title covers the career of Jack Brabham, which saw him win three Formula 1 Driver's World Championship titles, multiple F2 Championships, become the world's first dominant manufacturer of single-seater racing cars and the first driver to win a World Title in a car bearing his own name.
A story rich in historical detail, human experience and social history, Men and Motors of "The Austin" covers the history of the Longbridge factory from inception by Herbert Austin in 1905 through to present-day ownership by BMW. Sharratt details the many famous car designs that have emerged from the Longbridge works, the factorys wartime production, and describes life in a major car production plant, from shop floor to design, development, and management. Based on interviews with those who designed, developed, and built the cars.
Author: Graham Robson
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2002
Find them all in one place! This fabulously illustrated volume is filled with hundreds of nostalgic color images and thousands of motoring facts today's enthusiasts demand. Complete with development histories, technical specifications, performance data, and racing highlights, this encyclopedic work speaks volumes about the Corvettes, Ferraris, Jaguars and MGs that are worshipped by today's information-seeking sports car enthusiasts. From Lamborghinis to Thunderbirds, this book's got 'em all!
A superbly illustrated book traces the history of MG sports cars from their origins in the 1930s right through the difficult days of the 1980s. Detailed close-up shots, historical pictures and technical information in the form of data tables and sidebars.
Author: Anders Ditlev Clausager
Publisher: Bay View Books Limited
Release Date: 1998
MG Saloon Cars Anders Ditlev ClausagerSubtitled: From the 192s to the 197s. British Motor Industry Heritage Trust archivist Anders Clausager takes you through the 14/28 and 18/8 models of the 192s, the Magnas and Magnettes, the jewel-likePA Airline Coupe of the early 193s, the gorgeous and very expensive VA/SA/WA saloons of the late 19 3s, the postwar Y-Types and the Z Magnettes of the 195s. Clausager also profiles models produced since then, from the Farina Magnette to the Montego Turbo. Filled with fascinating archival photographsplus over 1 color shots. Hdbd., 8 1/4x 11, 192 pgs., 15 b&w ill., 1 color.
Author: Perry McCarthy
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
Release Date: 2004-01-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Perry McCarthy decided at the age of 18 that he wanted to reach the top in the world's most expensive sport. This is his autobiography. Foreword by Damon Hill. "Perry McCarthy does for Formula One what Bill Bryson did for travel writing. But beneath the black humor and wisecracks - funny enough to make you laugh out loud in public - lies an inspiring and at times poignant tale of the rarest kind of racer: one who never gave up and was, literally, prepared to die trying" David Tremayne, The Independent on Sunday.