Great British Cars

A Field Guide to Classic Models from 1950 to 1970

Author: Stephen Barnett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849539289

Category: Automobiles

Page: 128

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Great British Cars celebrates the cars commonly seen on the nation's roads during a golden age of motoring. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Britons drove such models as the Ford Zephyr, Hillman Imp, Triumph Herald, Ford Capri, Vauxhall Viva and, of course, the Morris Minor 1000. While rarely seen now on the roads, the 40 models described here still have a special place in many drivers' hearts. Join Stephen Barnett on a nostalgic road trip back in time, in this beautifully illustrated celebration of classic cars.
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Rootes Cars of the 1950s, 1960s & 1970s – Hillman, Humber, Singer, Sunbeam & Talbot

A Pictorial History

Author: David Rowe

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845849930

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

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Rootes Cars of the 50s, 60s & 70s is the only full-colour comprehensive guide to all Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam, Singer & Talbot cars & vans, built from 1950 until the end of production in the 1970s. With model-by-model descriptions and detailed technical information, this is an invaluable Rootes resource.
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How to Modify Your Retro Or Classic Car for High Performance

Author: Daniel Stapleton

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842898

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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How to modify and upgrade a retro or classic saloon or sports car for modern road or motorsport use, instruments, engine, gearbox, overdrive, wheels, tyres, supercharging and turbocharging, suspension, oil cooling and systems, clutch, cooling, brakes, back axle and drivetrain, exhaust, dyno tuning, carburation, preparation for motorsport.
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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

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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.
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Ford Cleveland 335-Series V8 Engine 1970 to 1982

Author: Des Hammill

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843495

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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Years of meticulous research have resulted in this unique history, technical appraisal (including tuning and motorsports) and data book of the Ford V8 Cleveland 335 engines produced in the USA, Canada and Australia, including input from the engineers involved in the design, development and subsequent manufacture of this highly prized engine from its inception in 1968 until production ceased in 1982.
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British Luxury Cars of the 1950s and ’60s

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1784421863

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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In the 1950s and 1960s, luxury car buyers, from government ministers to captains of industry, almost invariably bought British. These were stately, dignified, and grand vehicles, with many featuring leather interiors and wood trim. Unfortunately, that market has now largely disappeared and, with it, so have the car-makers themselves. This new book covers cars in the over-3-litre class from the biggest names in British luxury motoring including Alvis, Daimler, and Lagonda, and high-end models from Austin, Rover, and Jaguar. It examines the features and characteristics of these classic cars, as well as explaining why they fell from prominence in the 1970s. Replete with beautiful photography throughout, this book is a loving portrait of the British luxury car, a dearly missed saloon defeated by foreign imports.
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Fast Ladies

Female Racing Drivers 1888 to 1970

Author: Jean François Bouzanquet

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842251

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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It took a great deal of determination on the part of women to sweep aside male resistance from the inner circles of the motoring world. A veritable saga with a wealth of illustrations spanning almost a century of motor racing. Over forty unique portraits of daring, brave women who took part in speed records events, rallies and Grand Prix races.
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Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

The Collector's Guide

Author: Andrew Ralston,Mike Forbes

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841255

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

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Recent auction results indicate a growing interest among collectors in plastic toy cars made during the 1950's and 1960's in Britain, mainland Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. This book is the first to take a systematic approach to a neglected area of toy collecting, providing valuable background information on the companies that made these toys and enabling collectors to identify many previously unknown items. Among the many famous toy companies examined are Tri-ang and Brimtoy (Great Britain); Norev and Minialuxe (France); Gama and Siku (Germany); Ingap and Politoys (Italy); Rico and Paya (Spain). In addition, light is shed for the first time on the history of many smaller and more obscure brands of plastic toy cars. More than 250 photographs of rare and unusual plastic toy cars are included, together with an indication of the prices these items are currently fetching on the antique toy market.
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Ford Escort RS1800

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841409

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Ford Escort MkII was a worthy successor to the original MkI. It became Ford's most successful rally car and the cars are still winning historic events today. It brought new standards to the sport, inspiring many others to copy it. Contains full details of every 'works' Escort MkII that went rallying, plus driver and personality profiles, and detailed car evolution.
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Forza Minardi!

The Inside Story of the Little Team Which Took on the Giants of F1

Author: Simon Vigar

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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After 20 years of glorious ‘failure’, the best-loved team in Formula One is consigned to the history books, and it deserves one of its own. Minardi had a successful time in Formula Two until the tiny Italian outfit was ready to hit the big time in 1985. It somehow survived in F1’s shark-infested waters as bigger teams (Lotus, Arrows, Tyrrell) were dragged under. They have a truly international fan-base and are the ‘second team’ of most F1 devotees. Minardi is held in such affection as everyone loves the plucky underdog – Minardi’s annual budget would have lasted one month at the other Italian team up the road. Yet, from its plant in Faenza near Bologna, Minardi has produced cars that qualify, sometimes score points and often lead the way in their technology. Gian Carlo Minardi also developed a reputation as a fabulous talent-spotter – Fisichella, Trulli, Webber and the youngest ever World Champion Alonso all started their F1 careers with Minardi. For the last five years, Minardi was owned by controversial Australian tycoon Paul Stoddart. Cast as David against the Goliath of F1’s governing body, Stoddart constantly hit the headlines as he tried to get a more equal share of the sport’s billions. Ultimately, he failed and Red Bull has now bought the team. Despite a petition of 15,000 names, the Minardi name has vanished from the F1 grid and true motorheads miss it. This is the one and only inside account, with exclusive, comprehensive interviews with bosses, drivers and engineers. 140 unique photos complete this revalationary tale.
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