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  • The Death of Ayrton Senna

    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

    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

    $2.99 AUD

  • Enzo Ferrari

    A Life

    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

    Book 2 - The SLK story
    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

    $14.73 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

    $14.99 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

    $4.99 AUD

  • Brabham

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

    by Tony Davis ...
    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

    $23.99 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

  • A Brief History of Motion

    From the Wheel to the Car to What Comes Next

    by Tom Standage ...
    'Speckled with anecdotes, insights and surprises. It is great fun - and utterly timely' Sunday Times'Standage writes with a masterly clarity' New York Times'The product of deep research, great intelligence and burnished prose . . . It is rare that I encounter a non-fiction author whose prose is so elegant that it is worth reading for itself. Standage is a writer of this class' Wall Street Journal< ... Read more

    $15.99 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

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

    Great Stories of Automotive Archaeology

    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

    $23.99 AUD

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

    from the SLK200 to the SLK55 AMG

    Book 3 - The SLK story
    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

    $14.73 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

  • Race of the Century

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

    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

    $13.99 AUD

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

    From the 350SL, SLC to the 560SL

    Book 3 - The iconic SL
    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

    $14.73 AUD

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

    From the SLK200 to the SLK32 AMG

    Book 1 - The SLK story
    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

    $14.73 AUD

  • Mickey Thompson: The Fast Life and Tragic Death of a Racing Legend

    The Fast Life and Tragic Death of a Racing Legend

    by Erik Arneson ...
    When Mickey Thompson and his wife Trudy were assassinated in their driveway in the pre-dawn hours of March 16, 1988, the salacious details of the crime and the years of legal wrangling that followed made for hundreds of splashy headlines and sexy television soundbytes. After all, the story had it all . . . unknown hooded gunmen riding into a gated Southern California community on bicycles, ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Inside Shelby American

    Wrenching and Racing with Carroll Shelby in the 1960s

    by John Morton ...
    In the late 1950s, a young John Morton was transfixed with sports car racing. His dreams of competition eventually led him to enroll, in 1962, in the Shelby School of High Performance Driving. In a bold moment after the last class, Morton asked Carroll Shelby if he might come to work for the newly formed Shelby American. The answer was “Yes, here's a broom.” Thus ended Morton's college career and ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • Car wars

    How the car won our hearts and conquered our cities

    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

    $20.99 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

    Book 3 - The 1960s Mercedes
    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

    $14.73 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

    $31.99 AUD

  • A Complete History of the Toyota Supra

    by Tom Blackman ...
    Written by award-winning automotive historian Aaron Severson, with a forward written by Tom Blackman, A Complete History of the Toyota Supra is the definitive history of the iconic Toyota Supra sports coupe. From it's humble beginnings as a North American version of the Toyota Celica XX, to it's supercar status in the late 1990's, every detail of the Supra's development is painstakingly documented ... Read more

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