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  • Bedpans And Bobby Socks

    Five British Nurses on the American Road Trip of a Lifetime

    by Barbara Fox ...
    'In my dreams, I was always in some vast landscape on a long, straight road. Driving. Always driving.'Gwenda had always loved the open road, but her home town of Newcastle didn't really offer the sort of adventure she longed for. So, in 1957, with friend and fellow nurse Pat in tow, she left the dismal British winter behind, and embarked on an amazing American adventure.After a year nursing in ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Fifty Cars that Changed the World

    Design Museum Fifty

    series Design Museum Fifty
    Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Cars That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 cars that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the1908 Ford Model T to the 1998 smart car, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Hemi in the Barn: More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

    More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

    series In the Barn
    Reviews: "Tom Cotter's sequel to last year's best-selling The Cobra in the Barn relays one great tale after another, with players unearthing rare cars to die for. The treasures include an armored Mercedes-Benz Aktion P command car discovered in pieces in Russia, a desirable Dodge Daytona Hemi virtually abandoned behind bushes in a guy's yard, a bushel of Bugattis in a barn, the 'Divorcee Cobra,' ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Fast N' Loud

    Blood, Sweat and Beers

    The breakout star of Discovery’s hit automotive restoration show Fast N’ Loud takes readers on an entertaining ride through his wild life and behind the scenes of his hit show in this memoir and automotive handbook, revving with outrageous details and jaw-dropping stories, and injected with the quick-witted, foul-mouthed charm viewers love.“If we’re gonna have fun, it better have a motor!”In Fast ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer, 300S, with chassis number/data card explanation

    From the 300 Adenauer to the 300Sc Cabriolet

    Book 4 - The 1950s Mercedes
    A 210-page guide to the history of the Mercedes 300 Adenauer and 300S, Sc that you don’t want to miss, if you have an interest in these exquisite examples of 1950s German engineering. These are some of the topics covered:Development of the 300 models, all upgrades includedHow were the cars equippedFrom the 1951 300 to the 1957 300d Sedan and CabrioletDevelopment of the 300S, Sc modelsThe ... Read more

    $14.73 AUD

  • Aston Martin

    Made in Britain

    by Ben Collins ...
    From bestselling author, racer and stunt driver Ben Collins - the man who was The Stig - comes a story of spies, speed and hard-driving genius: a driver's love letter to one of the world's best-loved machines.Aston Martin's first, wickedly fast models were forged at a time when Ferrari's premises at Maranello was nothing but a ploughed field. This book celebrates a century of innovators who kept ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Chrysler's Turbine Car

    The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation

    Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the world of automotive research and development in the 1960s, this engaging narrative traces the birth of Chrysler’s alternative “jet” car and reveals the story behind its sudden and mysterious demise. Relying on extensive research and firsthand accounts from surviving members of the turbine car program—including the metallurgist who created the exotic ... Read more

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  • Not Quite Classic Cars. Saved From the Scrapyard With a Rusty Spanner. Car Repairs on a Shoestring.

    This lovingly written little book recounts a true car enthusiast's thrifty repairs on cars that were never considered classics and mostly destined for the scrap yard!Enough images and 'car stuff' for the mechanic in you; enough story even for those with only a passing interest in cars, this book is a fantastic window on an era when everybody tinkered with their cars to keep them on the road.Some ... Read more

    $3.69 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Porsche 911:The Practically Free Supercar

    Practically Free Porsche

    series Practically Free Porsche
    Have you ever dreamed of owning a Porsche? This book is for you! Learn how you can already affoed the car of your dreams and also how to get your money back come resale. Learn how to spot potential IMS RMS and bore scoroing on affected cars. All Porsche sportscars covered. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Top Gear: My Dad Had One of Those

    Good old Dad and his good old Dad's car. As solid and dependable as the man himself, if a little less balding, Dad's car was almost a member of the family, whisking you to exciting days out, or just to visit boring relatives in distant parts of the country to the chant of 'are we nearly there yet?' Like the man behind the wheel, Dad's car made you feel safe and secure, because it was as reassuring ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Citroën 2 CV

    The iconic deudeuche

    The Citroën 2CV is a true classic and deserves its place in the history of the automobile.Originally designed as a cheap and easy-to-use car in the French countryside.She has become an art of living !This book looks at the history of this unusual vehicle from its pre-war design to the last car … ... Read more

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  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL W198 with chassis number/data card explanation

    From the 300SL Gullwing to the Roadster

    Book 1 - The iconic SL
    The Mercedes 300SL W198 was, is and always will be the one Mercedes icon, all other SL models will be judged against. This 250-page guide deals with the car’s history, talks about a unique roadster and explains in detail chassis number and data card. It also comes with superb recent non-Daimler AG color photos; this includes pictures of the suspension. These are some of the topics covered ... Read more

    $14.73 AUD

  • Practical Auto & Truck Restoration HP1547

    How to Plan and Organize Your Project to Save Time and Money

    by John Gunnell ...
    Today's restorer has a wealth of resources available that didn't exist just a few years ago. It is no longer necessary or feasible to perform every step of a ground-up restoration yourself (unless you truly want to). Knowing how to properly plan, organize and execute a restoration can save both time and money, and help ensure that you'll end up with exactly the car or truck you envisioned. ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Camper Van Bible

    Live, Eat, Sleep (Repeat)

    The Camper Van Bible is THE definitive glovebox bible for anyone who owns or 'would die for' a camper van. In this book Martin Dorey, acknowledged camper van expert and presenter of BBC2's 'One Man and His Campervan', delves headfirst into the nitty gritty of camping and camper vans.The book covers all aspects of the camper van life, including:- Owning and living day to day with a camper van (LIVE ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • Restoring the 1964-1966 Mustang with Integrity

    by Ralph Bumpus ...
    Whether you plan to buy a 1964-66 Ford Mustang or restore one yourself, the smallest of details can make a tremendous difference. Install the wrong radio or grill, side mirror or gas cap and the integrity of your restoration project is broken.With the 50th anniversary of the Mustang’s introduction coming in 2014, there has been a tremendous amount of renewed attention given to the early model ... Read more

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  • Mercedes-Benz 220 W187 with chassis number/data card explanation

    From the 220 Sedan to the 220 Coupe

    Book 3 - The 1950s Mercedes
    You want to increase your knowledge on the Mercedes 220 W187? This 170-page book is a perfect way to help you! Updated in March 2016, it walks you through the car's development and history, shows its racing activity and explains in detail chassis number and data card. On top, it comes with superb recent non-Daimler AG color photos; this includes pictures of the suspension. These are some of the ... Read more

    $14.73 AUD

  • How to Rebuild and Modify Chrysler 426 Hemi EnginesHP1525

    New Technology For 1964 to 1971 Classic Hemis and Today's Modern Crate Engines

    by Larry Shepard ...
    Rebuild or race Chrysler's most popular engine.A step-by-step guide to rebuilding and modifying one of the most famous engines built in the U.S., including sections on racing heritage, cylinder block, ignition and lubrication systems, and racing parts. ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Rootes Group

    Humber, Hillman, Sunbeam, Singer, Commer, Karrier

    Book 860 - Shire Library
    The Rootes Group once dominated the British motor industry, and its legacy lives on in thousands of carefully maintained cars – most notably Hillmans, Humbers, Singers and Sunbeams. In this book, using beautiful images from the Rootes Archive Centre, Richard Loveys details the Group's history and leading car models, from its creation as a car dealership by William and Reginald Rootes, through its ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Mercedes-Benz 190SL W121 with buyer's guide and chassis number/data card explanation

    From the 190SL Roadster to the Coupe

    Book 2 - The iconic SL
    Here’s a quick way how you can improve your knowledge on the Mercedes 190SL, you just need to read this 180-page guide. Last updated in Dec. 2016, it walks you through the car’s interesting development and history. It also explains chassis number and data card, discusses tests with a new engine and comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide. All this is accompanied by superb recent non-Daimler AG ... Read more

    $14.73 AUD

  • Mercedes-Benz W108, W109 six-cylinder with buyer's guide and chassis number/data card explanation

    From the 250S to the 300SEL 2.8

    Book 5 - The 1960s Mercedes
    Top 5 reasons, why you should consider this 210-page guide about the Mercedes six-cylinder W108 and W109 models:You have an interest in Mercedes cars of the 1960s and want to know more about the development and history of the six-cylinder W108/109 modelsYou need a comprehensive buyer’s guide that can help you to find the model that suits you bestYou are happy to find a book that explains the car’s ... Read more

    $14.73 AUD

  • The Book of Sports Cars - (Great Britain)

    series History of the Automobile
    “… This is a book for which lovers of the automobile have waited a long time: the most comprehensive text-and-picture history of the dual-purpose car since it came to life more than sixty years ago.As the authors of The Book of Sports Cars point out, “in the beginning they were all sports cars.” The automobile began its active life, whatever the intentions of its creators, as a new instrument of ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Classic Chevy Truck Handbook HP 1534

    How to Rod, Rebuild, Restore, Repair and Upgrade Classic Chevy Trucks, 1955-1960

    This essential guide for owners of Chevy trucks built from 1955 through 1960 provides step-by-step instruction on frame and chassis cleaning, suspension rebuilding and upgrades, rebuilding steering, upgrading brakes to front discs, rebuilding the engine, cooling system upgrades, transmission choices, electrical rewiring, and much more. ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Mercedes-Benz 180, 190 Ponton with buyer's guide and chassis number/data card explanation

    From the 180 to the 190D

    Book 6 - The 1950s Mercedes
    If you had just one opportunity to learn more about the Mercedes four-cylinder Ponton Sedan, this 210-page book would be all you would need. Updated in May 2017, it walks you through the car's development and history, explains in detail chassis number and data card and comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide. Great recent non-Daimler AG color photos highlight many of the ponton’s features; this ... Read more

    $14.73 AUD

  • Bangers

    True tales from a 1960s teenage petrolhead

    by Chris Meade ...
    Book 7 - AUK New Authors
    A teenage lad’s fascination with old cars. An even greater fascination with teenage girls. A sad lack of sufficient funds to pursue either interest with much credibility. A conundrum which has challenged car-obsessed male youth the world over since the fateful day in 1885 when Gottleib Daimler’s spindly-wheeled creation puttered out of its shed for the first time. Bangers relates how one ... Read more

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