British Sports Cars in America 1946-1981

Author: J. Stein

Publisher: Automobile Heritage Publishing & Co

ISBN: 9780911968989

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 6308

British Sports Cars In America 1946-1981 Jonathan A. Stein The intriguing tale of the meteoric rise and fall of British marques in America following WWII. Marques the likes of Triumph, MG, and Austin Healey, as well as the lesser known Ginetta, Elva and Berkeley are thoroughly explored. Filled with beautiful and rare color photographs.

British Sports Cars

Author: Gregor Grant

Publisher: N.A


Category: Automobile industry and trade

Page: 202

View: 9107


British Sports Cars of the 1950s and Â?60s

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747814988

Category: Transportation

Page: 56

View: 7657

E-type Jaguar; Triumph Spitfire; MGA; Austin-Healey Â? nobody built sports cars like British manufacturers in the 1950s and '60s. There was something very special about the combination of low-slung open two-seater bodywork and spartan interior, a slick sporting gearchange and a throaty exhaust note. This was wind-in-the-hair motoring, and it was affordable by the average young man Â? at least, until he got married and had a family. MG and Triumph stood out as the market leaders, but many other c companies thrived, from luxury manufacturers like Jaguar and even daimler to other more affordable marques. This colourfully illustrated history tells the exciting story of the British sports car in the 1950s and '60s.

British Sports Cars

Author: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch,Hartmut Lehbrink

Publisher: Hf Ullmann

ISBN: 9783833133466

Category: Transportation

Page: 439

View: 6388

The spirit of the British sports car tradition is reflected in the aesthetics of Schlegelmilch's photography and in Lehbrink's knowledgeable text.

A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945-1990

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9781870979818

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

View: 9920

Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles

Standard Guide to British Sports Cars

Author: John Gunnell

Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780873497572

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 6367

Put your customers in the driver?s seat of some of the most stylish, innovative, and dominating sports cars?nimble performers that glide down a winding road?attractive, sporty, and economical. A companion to the Standard Guide to American Muscle Cars, Standard Guide to British Sports Cars will appeal to owners, collectors, racers, rallyists, and restorers offering coverage of popular makes and models of British sports cars such as Triumph, Austin Healey, Jaguar, Morgan, MG?nearly 300 models total! Each entry will include technical and historical information about the specific model and be accompanied by a number of color photographs of original-condition or correctly restored cars. Providing readers with complete information?detailed model descriptions; information about performance and handling, standard and optional equipment, and technical specifications; available production data; and engine specifications?this is an essential comprehensive reference necessary for repair shops, museums, insurance companies, restorers, and more. Plus, not just an information packed reference, this guide includes collector values for selected models in 6 conditions!

Classic British Sports Cars

Author: Jon Pressnell

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781844258499

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 3584

Fifty-six open-top icon roadsters featured in this authoritative, highly pictorial celebration of classic British sports cars, now available in paperback. From the AC Ace to the Wolseley Hornet Special, individual histories place each car in perspective, describing its appeal, significance and driving characteristics. Also detailed for each one are models and variants, year-by-year evolution, specifications and performance figures.

How to Restore British Sports Cars

Author: Jay Lamm

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780879385675

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 5667

How to Restore British Sports Cars Jay LammGet your British marque looking factory fresh and running longer with these helpful tips and sure-fire methods. We all know about finicky Lucus electrical parts. These and other common problem areas receive the attention they deserve. Covers all areas from simple fix-ups to complete rejuvenations. Includes bodywork, carbs, engines, interiors, steering, brakes, and more. ...a good investment... Keith Marvin, Old Cars Weekly. Sftbd., 8 1/4x 1 3/4, 224 pgs., 3 ill.

Vintage Racing British Sports Cars

A Hands-on Guide to Buying, Tuning, and Racing Your Vintage Sports Car

Author: Terry Jackson,Stirling Moss

Publisher: Bentley Pub

ISBN: 9780837601533

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 205

View: 2883

The variety of cars, colors and the sense of history come to life makes vintage racing one of the most thrilling and popular forms of motorsport competition. As Stirling Moss observes, It has to be a very blase person who doesn't feel their adrenaline rising when the starter's flag fails.Author Terry Jackson has interviewed racers, tuners, and race organizers to create the most comprehensive, authoritative guide to vintage racing. His book takes you marque-by-marque through the exciting -- and still relatively affordable -- British sports cars. Jackson tells you how to select and buy a car that's best for your budget, with tips such as where you need to look for characteristic problems like rot on the Morgan's wooden frame or chassis damage on a Lotus 7. You will then learn how to expertly prepare your car for the track, even if you've never raced before.This is the only book that offers race-proven preparation tips and modifications for each model, modifications that improve power, handling and reliability. For example, how to build an Austin-Healey 3000 engine to factory rally specifications that produces over 200 horsepower, or the way to rework an AC Bristol's front leaf spring for more cornering grip.The book is richly illustrated with 225 photographs, including fascinating historical shots of designers like Jaguar's Sir William Lyons and Lotus' Colin Chapman, factory race teams, and cars in competition. This is the essential book for all vintage racers and British car enthusiasts, and for those who want to prepare a high performance street car.The author has done much research, picked the brains of hundreds of people, and gleaned an enormous amount of hard-earnedexpertise. I thought I had quite a few answers, but I must admit that it taught me quite a bit! This is a book you can learn from and enjoy. -- Stirling MossOne heck of an effort...a step-by-step guide for the enthusiast who wants to race an AC, Aston, Healey, Mini, Jag, Lotus, MG, Morgan, Sunbeam, or Triumph. -- Vintage Motorsport

Rule Britannia

When British Sports Cars Saved a Nation

Author: John Nikas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988273382

Category: Automobiles

Page: 304

View: 1587


Triumph Sports Cars

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1784421065

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 907

In the 1950s and 1960s, British sports car ruled the road, and their charge was led by Triumphs. From the TR2, its first modern sports car, Triumph went on to produce a host of classic sports designs such as the Spitfire, GT, and Stag, as well as more TR models, ending with the TR7 in the late 1970s. These represented the epitome of the contemporary classic British sports car. Fast, nimble, and gorgeous to behold, Triumphs offered the everyday motorist an exhilarating drive at a price that they could afford. Popular both in the UK and the US, the Triumph range helped define the entire genre, with sports cars today like the Mazda MX-5 having their roots in models like the Stag. Illustrated throughout and written by acclaimed motoring writer and historian Graham Robson, this book guides the reader through the history of this classic British marque from its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s through to its eventual demise in the 1980s.

Sports Cars

Author: Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Crestline

ISBN: 9780760319956

Category: Transportation

Page: 400

View: 6776

Motorbooks 500 Series, with the Crestline imprint. This exciting series of promotional books offers the same high quality you've come to expect from the world's largest publisher of transportation titles. All original titles, including contemporary design and aggressive promotional pricing. "Sports Cars highlights the best cars of the high-performance experience. They look great, drive superbly, and go faster than other cars on the road. This book is a photographic celebration of the greatest cars ever made. From the groundbreaking Porsche 911, to the classic creations of the Italian firms Ferrari and Lamborghini, this book features all of the best sports cars. A series of chapters deals with the breed chronologically, from the prewar World War II roots right up to the present day.

Classic British Car Electrical Systems

Your Guide to Understanding, Repairing and Improving the Electrical Components a

Author: Rick Astley

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842154

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 7373

This book covers British car electrical systems from 1950 to 1980. Particular emphasis is placed on the Lucas, Smith and SU components that were ubiquitous in British cars of the period. Each major system is given its own chapter, providing theory, component parts and full system operating explanations. Modifications are suggested for those wishing to bring performance and reliability up to more modern standards. Fault-finding charts, cross referenced to the appropriate pages in the book, are provided throughout.

The Sports Car

Its design and performance

Author: Colin Campbell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461333849

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 306

View: 1535

1 The Development of the Sports Car.- Motor sport.- The sports car.- The history of the sports car.- The first sports car.- The fabulous years.- Historic sports cars.- The future of the sports car.- 2 The Engine: Combustion.- Cylinder head history.- Combustion chamber research.- Volumetric efficiency.- Knock.- Limiting compression ratio.- Types of combustion chamber.- 3 The Engine: Induction and Exhaust.- The induction system.- The 4-cylinder in-line engine.- The 6-cylinder in-line engine.- The V-8 engine.- Ramming induction pipes.- Ramming pipe theory.- Forward-ram intakes.- Cold-air intakes.

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Twenty-Five Years

Author: Thomas Bryant

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760346437

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

View: 2203

A coffee-table book celebrates the quarter-century of the two-seater roadster that revolutionized the market and became the best-selling sports car of all time, with over a million sold since its debut in 1989.

A-Z British Sports & Thoroughbred Motor Cars


Author: Nick Walker

Publisher: Herridge & Sons Limited

ISBN: 9781906133016

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

View: 309

The period between the two World Wars saw advances in car design going forward in leaps and bounds. Four-wheel hydraulic brakes, overhead valves, independent front suspension, pressure lubrication, synchromesh gears, even wind-up windows, were some of the major developments brought to car manufacture during these twenty years.Throughout this time there was, as always, a demand for cars that were faster, more sporting or more powerful than the run of the mill, and it is these sports and thoroughbred cars that this book is concerned with. It provides encyclopaedic coverage of more than 300 models from some 100 makers, all of them either open sports or high-performance cars. There is a short history of each marque, then each model is given a full description and specification together with comments on its place in the motoring scene, and every model is illustrated.Great marques like Bentley and Aston-Martin are mentioned of course, with the companies’ histories recounted and each of their sports or thoroughbred cars described. Also mentioned are inspired but short-lived creations like the Alta, the Arab and the Atalanta.

Why build a Seven? Putting a sports car on the road, a personal record.

Author: Michael Eddenden


ISBN: 0557543983


Page: 148

View: 8090

Ever been forced to build your own car?THE SEVEN, the legendary Lotus sports car that first appeared in 1957 is still in production, as a kit. If you want one you must build it.The author sets out to build a Caterham Seven without first acquiring the needed skills. The fingertip ease of the digital age is replaced by unheated garages, fumes and typed instructions obscured by oily fingerprints. Between chapters a running history, illustrated with cartoons, tells the Seven's 50 year story using quotes from the many articles, test drives and books on the car. For anyone who has ever wanted to build something with their own hands - despite skill, aptitude and experience.Why build A Seven?Putting a sportscar on the road.

The Illustrated History of Triumph Sports and Racing Cars

Author: G. William Krause

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613253397

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 5871

The Triumph Motor Company is known around the world for its iconic sports cars. The hugely popular TR series, Spitfires, and GT-6s represent the quintessential British sports car; rugged good looks were combined with performance and economy at a price everyone could afford. These sports cars are always in demand and prized by British car collectors, racers, and open-air motoring enthusiasts. Triumph understood the connection between competition success and sales success and was able to parlay rally and road racing wins into the best-selling sports cars in the world, particularly in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. The Works competition cars notched victories at Le Mans, Sebring, the Monte Carlo rally, and many others and inspired privateers to take their cars to the track. Every model came from a bloodline of racing. Triumph historian G. William Krause reviews every model in the sports car lineup. He covers the history, design evolution, and performance specifications from the first sports cars in the 1930s through the final cars built in 1981. Throughout Triumph's history a number of pivotal moments could have significantly changed the company's fortunes. This book also looks at the "what if" cars that never made it into production, including photos. Although they have not been built for more than three decades, their mark on sports car history is undeniable. Whether you're a fan of the spartan brutes of the 1950s or the refined comfort and performance of the last TRs, you will find the backstory of your favorites here. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}