Here is just a few new releases from Veloce. From bikes to cars, from biographies to buying guides, Veloce has them all.

 

TO BOLDLY GO – TWENTY SIX VEHICLE DESIGNS THAT DARED TO BE DIFFERENT


ABOUT THE BOOK

A fascinating journey through a century of 26 exceptional designs.

Author Graham Hull, former designer of Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars, delves into the world of innovative vehicle design, and considers what makes some stand out from the crowd. Regardless of production numbers, one litmus test is applied: was the vehicle an exceptional design solution?

The 1911 Morgan three-wheeler, still in production 100 years on, proves the potency of an original concept. Be it for austerity, off-road, competition or social status, this book follows vehicle rationales where the backdrop is the power of creativity – individuals and teams rattling the cage of convention, and claiming their places in automotive history. Whether Tyrrell’s four-wheel bogie, or Bond’s mechanical ‘pony,’ such devices bear witness to ingenuity, and the world would be a poorer place without the striving of their creators.

Graham Hull’s original artwork captures the vehicles aesthetically, often technically, and also in action. Each chapter gives a sense of the commercial and social background of the design, considers its function and form, and features personal testimonies and anecdotes.

Vehicles covered – Morgan 1911-52 & 2011 (UK); Austin 7 1922-1939 (UK); Raleigh 1933-1936 (UK); Jeep 1941-1945 (USA); 2CV & Dyane 1948-1990 (Fr); Bond 1949-1966 (UK); 2CV Pick-up 1953-1961 (Fr); Fiat 500 1957-1975 (Italy); KR 200 1955-1964 (GER); Tg500 1958-1961 (GER); Mini 1959-2000 (UK); Haflinger 1959-1975 (GER); Arial three-wheeler 1960 (UK); BMW Sidecars 1960-1974 (GER); 24CT 1963-1967 (Fr); 650TR 1964-1969 (AT); Greenwood Mini 1965-1967 (UK); Unipower GT 1966-1970 (UK); Zanda 1969 (UK); Bond Bug 1970-1974 (UK); Vauxhall SRV 1970 (UK/USA); Brubaker Box 1972-1979 (UK); Bravo 1974 (Italy); Tyrrell 1975-1977 (UK); Alfa SZ 1989-1991 (Italy); Deltawing 2012- (USA).
To Boldly Go – twenty six vehicle designs that dared to be different by Graham Hull

ISBN: 9781787110021
UPC: 636847010027

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£25 UK, $39.95 USA

BULLET POINTS

Compelling reading for students of design and automotive enthusiasts
26 designs that broke new ground and defied convention
All the vehicles are now highly collectable
An experienced car designer’s visual, technical and social analysis
Some vehicles were made in their millions, others as one-offs
Over 80 original pieces of artwork by the author
From minimum transport solutions to radical racing cars
Examples of the market place ‘high-jacking’ a vehicle in a way the original manufacturers never envisaged
Examples of competition success leading to outlaw status
Show that creativity acknowledges no national boundaries

 

A LIFE IN CAR DESIGN – JAGUAR, LOTUS, TVR – OLIVER WINTERBOTTOM


ABOUT THE BOOK

A Life in Car Design gives a unique insight into design and project work for a number of leading companies in the motor industry, including Jaguar, Lotus, TVR and General Motors.

The book recounts the author’s experiences from within the industry, tracing the changes in the design process over a period of nearly 50 years, and follows his career at home and around the world. It shows how the change from imperial to metric measurements and the growing use of computers revolutionised the quality and accuracy of modern vehicles. It also covers the issues and challenges of meeting project targets, and some of the issues that can deflect those efforts. It features previously untold stories, and is thoughtfully illustrated with historical engineering drawings and photographs.

As well as informing automobile enthusiasts it is also hoped that this book will inspire upcoming generations to consider a career in the creative field.

A Life in Car Design – Jaguar, Lotus, TVR by Oliver Winterbottom

ISBN: 9781787110359
UPC: 6-36847-01035-5

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£37.5 UK, $55 USA

BULLET POINTS

A personal and in-depth look at car design from inside the industry
Oliver Winterbottom’s experience working for talented industry leaders Sir William Lyons, Jaguar; Colin Chapman, Lotus, and Martin Lilley, TVR
The author’s work with Guigiaro at ItalDesign, Turin, observing the design processes
The design challenges of luxury seagoing boat design with radical new design ideas
A story of international travel including Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, USA, Brazil, Japan, Korea and China
An account of working with Chinese companies to develop a new cultural understanding
Producing new designs to severe time and cost restraints
How the author developed suitable project processes for low volume built cars at GM USA
An account of the privilege of working with Toyota Japan, and learning their approach to the motor industry
The author’s experience of extensive development projects for car safety and airbags

 

PORSCHE 911 – THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY 1997 TO 2005 (UPDATED AND ENLARGED EDITION)

ABOUT THE BOOK

The fifth volume in Brian Long’s series, chronicling in definitive depth the history of the evergreen Porsche 911, from the earliest design studies to the water-cooled cars of today. This newly updated and enlarged 2nd edition looks at each 911 model and its derivatives, taking in the various specials and competition cars along the way, and includes the 996 models up to 2005. Historical facts, full model specifications and racing history are covered in great detail. This book is beautifully illustrated throughout, with full colour photographs, official brochures and advertising.

A must-have part of the ultimate Porsche library, this book covers the models from 1997 to 2005, and the complete series covers 50 years of progress from the earliest design studies to the era of the water-cooled cars.

Porsche 911 by Brian Long

ISBN: 9781845848972
UPC: 6-36847-04897-6

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£35 UK, $60 USA

BULLET POINTS

The definitive story of the Type 996 911
The 996 ushered in a new era with a new chassis & water-cooled engine
The updated & enlarged edition now includes the last of the 996s and launch of the 997
Fully illistrated with colour photos, brochures and period advertising, this new edition also includes many new pictures
Full year-by year coverage of production models
Racing achievements of the era

 

ESSENTIAL BUYER’S GUIDE TO VELOCETTE 350 & 500 SINGLES 1946 TO 1970

ABOUT THE BOOK

This Essential Buyer’s Guide includes everything the potential Velocette buyer needs to know: how to assess the engine, transmission, frame, paintwork and chrome, tinwork, wheels and tyres, brakes, electrics, and provides an explanation of engine and frame numbers.

With a detailed run down of the various models, and an assessment of which offers the best investment potential, there’s also plenty of advice on buying at auctions, essential paperwork, problems caused by lack of use, and a list of of useful contacts.

Velocette 350 & 500 Singles 1946 to 1970 by Peter Henshaw

ISBN: 9781845849412
UPC: 6-36847-04941-6

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£12.99 UK, $25 USA

BULLET POINTS

The reality of living with a Velocette
Relative value of each model
Spares prices
Detailed, step by step guide – points to look for
Auction guide
Restore, or pay more to start with?
Problems that arise with lack of use
Useful contacts – clubs, parts suppliers, restorers
Facts & figures
A no-nonsense, straightforward guide to buying a Velocette single

 

COSWORTH – THE SEARCH FOR POWER (6TH EDITION)

ABOUT THE BOOK

Not only has Cosworth designed and supplied many race car engines, which won F1, CART, and many other Championship races, but it has also produced many celebrated high-performance road-car engines. In more recent times, its growing expertise in developing electronic data capture components, and in providing ultra-high-tech engine manufacturing facilities, has made it a world leader. The expansion continues, and in this book the Cosworth story has been brought up-to-the-minute to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the legendary DFV F1 engine.

COSWORTH – THE SEARCH FOR POWER (6th Edition) by Graham Robson

ISBN: 9781845848958
UPC: 6-36847-04895-2

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£55 UK, $90 US

 

ESSENTIAL BUYER’S GUIDE TO PORSCHE 987 BOXSTER & CAYMAN – 2ND GENERATION

ABOUT THE BOOK

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather’s years of Porsche Boxster and Cayman experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!

Packed with good advice – from running costs, through paperwork, vital statistics, valuation, and the Boxster and Cayman community, to whether the car will suit you and your lifestyle – this is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the Porsche of your dreams.

Porsche 987 Boxster & Cayman by Adrian Streather

ISBN: 9781787110663
UPC: 6-36847-01066-9

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£12.99, $25

BULLET POINTS

Like having a real marque expert at your side – benefit from years of real ownership experience
Full coverage of all 987.2 Boxster and Cayman models.
Where and how to buy a second generation 987.2 Boxster or Cayman
Advice on choosing the right model and condition.
Key checks – how to spot a bad car quickly.
Comprehensive inspection guide.
In-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses.
Discussion of desirable upgrades as well as modifications to avoid
Market and value data
Details of club back-up and support organisations

 

THE BOOK OF THE VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 3 – CONCEPT, DESIGN, INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION MODELS & DEVELOPMENT

ABOUT THE BOOK

This book tells the definitive international story of the Volkswagen Type 3. Simon Glen writes from first-hand experience, having owned seven Type 3s – five Variants, a 1500 Notchback and a 1500S Karmann·Ghia – which have been driven through Africa, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Covering the Type 3’s 20 year production span, and detailing Type 3 Notchbacks, Fastbacks, Variants and the Karmann Ghia, this book provides a fascinating insight into the history and production of these classic cars.

The book of the Volkswagen Type 3 by Simon Glen

ISBN: 9781845849528
UPC: 6-36847-04952-2

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£40, $55

BULLET POINTS

3,000,000 + Type 3s built around the world
Type 3s and models based upon them were built in Germany, South Africa, Australia and Brazil
20 year production span internationally
Includes the Karmann Ghia TC & SP models
Covers concept and prototypes
Covers international production and model developments
Includes the Type 3 in motorsport
The definitive work

 

ESSENTIAL BUYER’S GUIDE TO FORD MODEL T – ALL MODELS 1909 TO 1927

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Model T Ford is unique. In 1920, more than half the cars in the world were Model Ts, and when production ended in 1927, 15 million had been built. Thousands survive to this day, and there’s a worldwide community of enthusiasts who enjoy the Ford’s simple practicality, robustness, and affordability. What’s more, availability parts for cars and trucks is excellent.

This book has been written by two expert enthusiasts with more than 50 years’ and tens-of-thousands of miles combined experience of the Model T. It describes all the many variants and changes, and even explains how to drive a Model T – different, but not difficult. It helps you decide exactly what sort of Model T you want, and what to look for when you go to examine one.

More than 70 contemporary and modern photographs accompany and support the text and tables.

Ford Model T – All models 1909 to 1927 by Chris Barker

ISBN: 9781845849917

UPC: 6-36847-04991-1

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£12.99, $25

BULLET POINTS

The only buyer’s guide to the Model T
Covers all Model T cars and trucks, including those built in the USA, Canada, and UK
Answers the questions ‘What exactly is it?’ and ‘What do I want?’
Explores – and often explodes – the myths about the Model T
Photographs of all the types, and details you will need
Provides links and references to the Worldwide Model T community
Explores rumours and myths of the Model T
Illustrates historic and contemporary miniatures
Written by a professional engineer and experienced author
More than 50 years’ combined authors’ experience in one book

 

RX-7 MAZDA’S ROTARY ENGINE SPORTS CAR – THIRD EDITION

ABOUT THE BOOK

Mazda launched its first rotary-engined car – the Cosmo – in 1966, and was the only car manufacturer to solve the major problems associated with Wankel’s radical engine design so that the unit’s potential could be exploited and enjoyed. Launched in 1978, the RX-7 provided effortless and uncannily smooth performance, attributes that endeared the model to enthusiasts through three generations of production. With each reincarnation the RX-7 became more of a Grand Tourer and less of a sports car (a mantle handed on to the MX-5/Miata); global sales reduced as the car moved upmarket until, in the new millennium, the model was only sold in its native Japan.

Lavishly illustrated with good quality colour photographs, this book provides an in-depth insight into this amazing production automobile. “A must have for any RX7 enthusiast.”

RX-7 Mazda’s Rotary Engine Sports Car by Brian Long

ISBN: 9781787111332
UPC: 6-36847-01133-8

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£32.5 UK, $52.5 USA

 

ESSENTIAL BUYER’S GUIDE TO MERCEDES-BENZ SL R129-SERIES 1989 TO 2001

ABOUT THE BOOK

With prices for the older Mercedes-Benz models, such as the ‘Pagoda’ and W107 SLs heading ever higher, many enthusiasts are now starting to look at the R129 series SL. Produced from 1989-2001, it combined timeless elegance, luxury and effortless performance, with V12 engines available for the first time. The R129 was the last SL with a detachable hardtop and – for many Mercedes fans – the last to be built to the marque’s legendary standards of construction.

With that sophistication came new levels of equipment and unprecedented complexity. For would-be buyers today, there are more points than ever to watch out for. The cars’ weight also puts strain on components such as the brakes and suspension. Choosing a good R129 demands care.

This buyer’s guide will help you do just that. Learn about the differences between models, and what to look for when buying. What are the true running costs, and what issues – with the mechanicals, body or interior – should you be wary of? Find the answers to these questions and information about the clubs and specialists who can help look after your R129 today.

Mercedes-Benz SL R129-series 1989 to 2001 by Julian Parish

ISBN: 9781845848989

UPC: 6-36847-04898-3

AVAILABLE NOW!

£12.99, $25

BULLET POINTS

Covers all models from launch to final facelift
Includes six, eight and twelve-cylinder engines
Will help you decide if the R129 is right for you …
And if now is the right time to buy an R129
Real-world running costs, based on author’s own experience
Understand the complexity of the R129
Comprehensive inspection guide
After-market upgrades and modifications – to look for, and avoid!
Choosing the right version, options and colours
Details of independent specialists, clubs and online support

 

BMW BOXER TWINS – ALL AIR-COOLED R45, R50, R60, R65, R75, R80, R90, R100, RS, RT & LS (NOT GS) MODELS 1969 TO 1994

ABOUT THE BOOK

There are lots of books about the classic BMW Boxers; their history, performance, lineage, and the minutiae of its specification. But none of them concentrate entirely on telling you what to look for when buying one secondhand. That’s what this book is about – it is a straightforward, practical guide to buying a used Boxer twin. It doesn’t list all the correct colour combinations for each year or analyse the bike’s design philosophy – there are excellent books listed at the end of this one that do all of that – but it will help you avoid buying a dud. Point by point, it takes the reader through everything that needs looking at when buying a Boxer, plus spares prices, which is the best model to buy for your needs, and a look at auctions, restorations and paperwork.

The last of the ‘classic’ air-cooled Boxer twins, these bikes are now collector’s items, and many have been saved, restored and continue to be ridden – this book tells the reader how to be part of the Boxer’s ongoing story.

BMW Boxer Twins by Peter Henshaw

ISBN: 9781787110052
UPC: 636847010058

AVAILABLE NOW!

£12.99, $25

BULLET POINTS

Detailed, step by step guide – points to look for
The reality of living with a Norton Commando
Relative value of each model
Spares prices
Restore, or pay more to start with?
Useful contacts – clubs, parts suppliers, restorers
Problems that arise with lack of use
Auction guide
Facts & figures
No-nonsense, straightforward guide to buying a Commando

 

ESSENTIAL BUYER’S GUIDE FOR HILLMAN IMP

ABOUT THE BOOK

This Essential Buyer’s Guide leads you through the process of buying an Imp, or one of its variants, from whether this is the right car for you, what it’s like to live with and what it will cost you to run, to which model is best for you and what you should be paying for it.

Having helped you decide these factors, this guide then takes you through the buying process. It explains what equipment you’ll need when you go to view a car and shows you how to quickly determine whether to look at a particular car in more detail or to just simply walk away.

A comprehensive and thorough evaluation section, with a points scoring system, lets you fully assess a prospective purchase and detailed illustrations show exactly what to look for. With advice on paperwork, buying at auctions and thorough and clear advice on restoration, every aspect of sourcing your car is covered.

Having led you to your perfect car, the Guide goes yet further to give you all the contact information you’ll ever need to get involved with the Imp-owning community allowing you to make the most of your new pride and joy!

Hillman Imp by Tim Morgan

ISBN: 9781787110090
UPC: 6-36847-01009-6

AVAILABLE NOW!

£12.99, $25

BULLET POINTS

The only buyers guide book available for the Hillman Imp range
Find the best example available in your price range
Uncover the hidden horrors in your prospective purchase
Unique points scoring system to assess condition
Useful contacts – clubs, parts suppliers, restorers
Relative value of each model
Buying at auction advice
Buy the right car at the right price!