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  • Citroën 2 CV

    The iconic deudeuche

    by Arnaud Demaury

    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

    $3.27 AUD

  • The Death of Ayrton Senna

    by Richard Williams

    The most definitive and compelling book about the legendary racing driver, now a BAFTA award-winning documentary.'For the casual racing fan it's a mighty good read, for the Senna fan it's indispensable' Time OutMillions of people around the world watched in horror on that fateful day in Imola at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix when Ayrton Senna's car careered off the track at 190mph. The greatest ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Death of Holden

    The bestselling account of the decline of Australian manufacturing

    by Royce Kurmelovs

    Holden is one of the few brands that has an emotional grip on Australia (Qantas being another). The closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide is not just the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream.When Holden signalled that it would close its Adelaide factory, it struck at the very heart of Australian identity. Holden is our car made on our shores. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • 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

  • Walter Chrysler: Doctor Of Sick Automobile Companies

    by Daniel Alef

    Biographical profile of one of America's iconic automobile pioneers, Walter Chrysler, a man Time magazine described as a "doctor of sick automobile companies." The Chrysler Building in New York, topped by its world-famous art deco tower, an enduring symbol of America's industrial evolution, is also a standing tribute to its namesake. Walter Chrysler was a monumental pioneer in the automobile ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Enzo Ferrari

    A Life

    by Richard Williams

    For tens of millions of people around the world, a single name evokes the world of speed - Enzo Ferrari. Today's Formula One would be unthinkable without the presence of the Ferrari cars on the grid. Win or lose, Ferrari attract more fans than all the other teams combined. And the cars unique appeal - their mystique, their myth - has its origins in the story of one man with a dictator's will and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mercedes-Benz R171 SLK with buyer's guide and VIN/data card explanation

    From the SLK200 Kompressor to the SLK55 AMG

    by Bernd S. Koehling

    series The SLK story #2
    Discover the Mercedes R171 SLK. Updated in March 2017, this 220-page guide tells you everything about its history; it explains in detail VIN/FIN and data card and comes with a comprehensive buyer’s guide. These are some of the topics covered:Development of the R171Trouble shooting the vario roofM272 balance shaft issuesR171 buyer’s guideThe COMAND systemThe SLK55 AMG and SLK55 Black SeriesThe ... Read more

    $16.29 AUD

  • Henry Ford: An American Icon

    by Daniel Alef

    New Enhanced Digital EditionHenry Ford an American folk hero to many was a man with several faces. He was a genius who revolutionized the automobile industry irrevocably altered American culture and commerce developed mass production and helped the middle class emerge in America. He was also an anti-Semitic autocrat who hated Wall Street bankers and financiers with unmitigated passion. Ford paid ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Great Australian Outback Trucking Stories

    by Bill Marsh

    series Great Australian Stories
    'Marsh knows how to spin a yarn' - Gold Coast BulletinWhether they're carting produce, stock, fuel, or even (unbeknown to them) dead bodies, there's one thing that can be said about outback truckies - they're a colourful bunch.Meet the outback truckies who brave interminable distances, searing heat, raging floodwaters and foot-deep bulldust to transport goods all across this vast land, serving as ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Fifty Cars that Changed the World

    Design Museum Fifty

    by Design Museum Enterprise Limited

    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 Cutting Edge

    The Story of Kiwi Motorsport Legend Rod Millen

    by Rod Millen

    One of New Zealand’s greatest rally drivers and a hill-climbing superstar tells his inspiring story for the very first time. Rod Millen was a hero of New Zealand rallying in the 1970s. Having won several championships he quickly established himself as New Zealand's number one driver. But thereafter Millen went on to do what very few Kiwis have achieved, finding podium success in American ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Brabham

    The Untold Story of Formula One and Australia's greatest ever racing driver

    by Tony Davis and 1 more

    Companion book to the compelling new documentary film of a motor sports heroSir Jack Brabham was unique in the world of motor racing. He was the boy from Sydney who took on the elite of motor racing and won three F1 world championships, the last one in a car not only built by his own Brabham company, but with an Australian engine he'd helped develop.To those who saw him on the podium, Jack Brabham ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Cobra in the Barn: Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

    Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

    by Tom Cotter and 1 more

    series In the Barn
    Now in paperback for the first time, here is the classic version of a car lover's fairy tale: You look into an old abandoned barn or garage or warehouse--and there's the car you've searched for your whole life. Here are the true stories of people who found their dream cars in the most unlikely places: A man finds one of three King Cobras ever built in a junkyard in South Carolina; another ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Mercedes-Benz R172 SLK with buyer's guide and VIN/data card explanation

    from the SLK200 to the SLK55 AMG

    by Bernd S. Koehling

    series The SLK story #3
    If you want to learn more about the Mercedes R172 SLK, this is your book! 180 pages cover its history, explain VIN/FIN and data card and offer a comprehensive buyer's guide. These are some of the topics covered:Development of the R172Trouble shooting the vario roofThe enginesSuspension and interiorR172 buyer’s guideThe COMAND systemThe SLK55 AMGThe SLK250 CDIThe special editions</... ... Read more

    $16.29 AUD

  • Mercedes-Benz R170 SLK with buyer's guide and VIN/data card explanation

    From the SLK200 to the SLK32 AMG

    by Bernd S. Koehling

    series The SLK story #1
    Boost your knowledge on the Mercedes R170 SLK. Last updated in Feb. 2017, this 230-page guide does not only show you the car's history, it explains in detail VIN/FIN and data card and offers a comprehensive buyer's guide. These are some of the topics covered:Development of the R170Trouble shooting the vario roofThe four- and six-cylinder enginesThe 2000 faceliftThe SLK32 AMGThe special editionsThe ... Read more

    $16.29 AUD

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

    More Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

    by Tom Cotter and 1 more

    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

    $24.63 AUD

  • Mercedes-Benz R107, C107 SL, SLC with buyer's guide and chassis number/data card explanation

    From the 350SL, SLC to the 560SL

    by Bernd S. Koehling

    series The iconic SL #3
    Boost your knowledge on the Mercedes R/C107 SL/SLC. Last updated in March 2018, this 250-page guide does not only show you the cars' history, it explains in detail chassis number and data card and offers a comprehensive buyer's guide. Superb recent non-Daimler AG color photography highlights many of the cars' features, this includes pictures of the suspension. And these are some of the topics ... Read more

    $16.29 AUD

  • Race of the Century

    The Heroic True Story of the 1908 New York to Paris Auto Race

    by Julie M. Fenster

    On the morning of February 12, 1908, six cars from four different countries lined up in the swirling snow of Times Square, surrounded by a frenzied crowd of 250,000. The seventeen men who started the New York to Paris auto race were an international roster of personalities: a charismatic Norwegian outdoorsman, a witty French count, a pair of Italian sophisticates, an aristocratic German army ... Read more

    $13.96 AUD

  • Mercedes-Benz W113 Pagoda SL with buyer's guide and chassis number/data card explanation

    From the 230SL to the 280SL

    by Bernd S. Koehling

    series The iconic SL #2
    How did I improve my knowledge on the Mercedes Pagoda W113 SL? I wrote this book. For you, it will be easier, you just need to read it. Updated in April 2018, this 220-page guide walks you through the W113’s development and history of each model, explains chassis number and data card and comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide. Superb recent non-Daimler AG color photos highlight many features of ... Read more

    $16.29 AUD

  • BMW M3

    The Complete Story

    by James Taylor

    Few cars in recent years have inspired such devotion among enthusiasts as the BMW M3. Now entering its fifth generation, BMW's compact performance car is recognized worldwide as the benchmark of its type. BMW M3 - The Complete Story looks in detail at the first four generations of the M3, which arrived in the mid-1980s as an E30 'homologation special', intended to keep BMW ahead of rivals Mercedes ... Read more

    $31.78 AUD

  • Mercedes-Benz W111, W112 Coupe, Cabriolet with buyer's guide and chassis number/data card explanation

    From the 220SE Coupe to the 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

    by Bernd S. Koehling

    series The 1960s Mercedes #3
    If you want to learn more about the two-door Mercedes W111 and W112 models, then this is your book! Updated in March 2018, it walks you through the cars' history, explains their chassis number and data card and offers a comprehensive buyer's guide. All this comes with superb recent non-Daimler AG color photography, this includes pictures of the suspension. And these are some of the topics covered ... Read more

    $16.29 AUD

  • Mercedes-Benz R129 SL with buyer's guide and VIN/data card explanation

    From the 280SL to the SL73 AMG

    by Bernd S. Koehling

    series The iconic SL #4
    Discover the Mercedes SL R129. Updated in Feb. 2018, this 230-page guide tells you everything about the car’s history; it explains in detail chassis number and data card and offers a comprehensive buyer’s guide. All this is accompanied by great recent non-Daimler AG photos, this includes pictures of the suspension. These are some of the topics covered:Development of the R129The 500SL and 300SL ... Read more

    $16.29 AUD

  • Car wars

    How the car won our hearts and conquered our cities

    by Graeme Davison

    This is the story of how the car changed a society.Graeme Davison, Australia's leading urban historian, explores the Melbourne he knows so well to show us how the car entered our consciousness - as an object of desire, a symbol of status, a creator of freedoms, a shaper of sexual mores. His is a fascinating journey through landscapes changed and cities redesigned by the car, of mayhem on the road ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

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

    From the 300 Adenauer to the 300Sc Cabriolet

    by Bernd S. Koehling

    series The 1950s Mercedes #4
    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

    $16.29 AUD