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FROM REDEX TO REPCO

By Tuckey, Bill, and Floyd, Thomas B.

Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia : Gregory's Publishing Company , 1979. 165pp., plus (iii). Illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plate frontispiece, like intext plates, line-drawn maps, facsimiles and result tables. Book clean. Spine minimally bumped and canted. Illustrated boards worn and damaged on foredge corners, else slightly shelfworn. Textblock trivially flecked on edges, else leaves unmarked. Including some background on Australia's earliest motoring history, 'From Redex to Repco' is a detailed report on each of the Australian reliability trials under various sponsorships, beginning with the 1953 trial through to the 1979 Repco Preview. Including route maps and official results, contents include: Prelims., 12 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 430g. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.70

BUGATTI BY BORGESON: The Dynamics of Mythology
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BUGATTI BY BORGESON: The Dynamics of Mythology

By Borgeson, Griffith

London: Osprey Publishing , 1981. 223pp., intext illustrations throughout: b/white photographic halftone plates (various sources), line-drawings and sections, plus facsimiles. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over slightly bumped spine. Plain red boards minimally bumped on head. Textblock nominally flecked on edges, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped and edgeworn, with small chips, plus a thumbnail size, wedge-shaped piece excised from head of front panel. This book tells the Bugatti story, including new information and anecdote from the eager lover of the Bugatti marque - Griffith Borgeson . . . Contents include: Prelims., Deus ex Machina, 19 chapters, Refs., Index. Book weight approx. 885g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$28.18

RACE CAR CHASSIS: Design and Construction
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RACE CAR CHASSIS: Design and Construction

By Aird, Forbes

Osceola, Wisconsin, U.S.A.: MBI Publishing , 1997. 128pp., intext, b/white halftone plates, line-drawn diagrams and graphs throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour, photographically-illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. From the rear panel: "From early ladder-type frames to modern composite sandwich structures used in Formula One cars, 'Race Car Chassis Design and Construction' explores the principles, design, and development of the race car chassis in intimate detail. Engineer and author Forbes Aird begins with a thorough explanation of the different types of chassis and the principles used in their design. He then chronicles the historical development of the chassis as a warm-up for a discussion of modern race car chassis, including Formula One and Indy open wheel cars, Winston Cup stock cars, World of Outlaws sprint cars, and Top Fuel dragsters. Materials and components are also discussed in detail, giving the racer with a welder and a dream a solid starting point for designing and building a race car chassis." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 8 chapters, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 430g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.14

THE UNSTOPPABLE BOOK: BMW MOTORRAD (English Text)

By Staff Writers

Munich, Germany : BMW MOTORRAD, 2011. 95pp. Illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates. Patterned, step and repeat printed endpapers. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head. Montage-style, photographically-illustrated gloss boards bumped on lower foredge corner, else undamaged. No dustjacket (as issued). Textblock pristine. A BMW Motorrad production featuring the best that BMW motorcycles have to offer . . .Contents include: Prelims., Riding, Styles, Brand, Technology, Models, People, Events. Book weight approx. 525g. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.09

THE BOOK OF THE 250 c.c. B.S.A. A Practical Handbook Covering All Models from 1954 to 1962

By Lupton, Arthur

London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons , 1963. vii, + 112pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout: sectional line drawings, exploded views, schematics (wiring diagrams), and tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped. Illustrated card wrapper mildly creased and edgeworn. Textblock prelims. flecked, an original seller's stamp on halftitle page, else minor bumps and marks. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, bumped and creased. A stand-alone title in "Pitman's Motor-Cyclists' Library" series, this handbook covers all models manufactured between 1954 and 1962. The machines concerned are the S.V. Model C10L, O.H.V. Model C11G, its successor the C12, and the completely re-designed 250 Star Model C15. The latter is also produced as a Sports Star Model C15SS, a Trials Star Model C15T, and a Scrambles Model C15S. Contents incluude: Prelims., Preface, 8 chapters, viz: Lubrication, General Maintenance, Clutch and Gearbox, Decarbonizing the Engine, Dismantle and Reassembly of the Engine, Steering and Suspension, Electrical Equipment, Carburettor, Index. Book weight approx. 115g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$18.32

THE SAAB-SCANIA STORY

By Olson, Bjorn, et al (English Translation by Tom Byrne)

Stockholm, Sweden: Strieffert & Co. Bokforlag HB., 1987. 167pp., plus (ii). Illustrated throughout: colour plates (including endpapers), both photographic and art, together with numerous b/white halftone plates and drawings. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped spine. Like silver emblem over mildly bumped black boards. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. This book chronicles the history of the Saab-Scania company and the vehicles and aircraft they have produced up until 1986 . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Prologue, Chronology of Events 1937-1986. The Future of Motoring. The Future of Aviation. Book weight approx. 815g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First English Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.68

BRITISH MOTORCYCLES OF THE 60's: A Detailed History of 50 Marques - From AJS to Wasp

By Bacon, Roy

U.K. and Australia : Promotional Reprint Co., For Bookmart Ltd. and Treasure Press, 1995. 237pp., b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout, including frontispiece (archival and other sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Pictorially-illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Identically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Listed alphabetically, this book is a fantastic reference to fifty British motorcycle brands (some long-forgotten) that graced British roads and race-tracks during the 1960's . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Pendulum Swings, (Alphabetically) AJS and Matchless . . . to Wasp. Model charts, Acks. Book weight approx. 950g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.73

AUSTRALIA ON WHEELS: Early Beginnings to the Present Day

By Birney, Shane

Silverwater, NSW, Australia: Bullion Books, 1989. 239pp., illustrated throughout: several colour plates, but mostly b/white halftone plates (archival and other sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped on head and heel. Buff coloured boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. First published as 'A Nation on Wheels', 1984. Reprinted in 1986 by Dreamweaver Books. This retitled edition published in 1989. " . . . is the story of Australia's great love affair with the motor car . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Beginnings, In the Club, The Car and the Law, Ford in Australia, Holden's and The General, Standards to Toyotas, Dealers and Fixers, British in Australia, Chrysler Valiant Effort, Driving Style since the War, Index. Book weight approx. 1.31 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.54

YAMAHA OWNER'S MANUAL: Mini Enduro 80 GT MX

By Staff Writers

Japan: Yamaha Motor Co., 1972. 54pp. (last 10 blank). B/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates (mostly detail), line-drawings and sketch illustrations. Saddle-stitched, staplebound booklet. Staples firm, slightly rusted. Printed card wrapper mildly edgeworn and soiled. Textblock clean. Contents include: Foreword, Service Notes, Tools, Features, Autolube, Control Functions, Basic Instructions, Inspection and Service. Booklet weight approx: 70g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Softcover (Staplebound). Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$21.14

YAMAHA MX 250/360. SC500 Owner's Manual

By Staff Writers

Hamamatsu, Japan : Yamaha Motor Co., 1973. 28pp., b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates (mostly details), line-drawings, and wiring diagrams. Saddle-stitched, staplebound booklet. Staples firm, slightly rusted. Printed card wrapper mildly soiled only. Textblock unmarked. Contents of this owner's manual include: Prelims., Introduction, Profile, Stop-Start, Break-in, Checking and Service Racing, Race Circuit, Settings, Tire Pressure/Rear Cushion Adjustment, Wiring Diagrams, more. Booklet weight approx. 50g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Softcover (Staplebound). Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$17.61

V8

By Frostick, Michael

London: Beaulieu Books (Dalton Watson, in Association with the National Motor Museum Trust) , 1979. 112pp., illustrated throughout: numerous b/white halftone plates (archival and private sources), and facsimile advertisements. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn only. This is not a technical book about the V8 engine, rather, "it is a nostalgic survey of those cars which have employed engines of that configuration, with, hopefully, enough information for us to see in retrospect where they fit into the scheme of things in the motoring world . . ." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Early Days, Workhorse Extraordinary, As a Matter of Course, Ford V8 - The Second Coming, Index. Book weight approx. 495g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.36

MONSTER-MOBILES

By Brazier, Barry

Sparkford, Somerset, England: Haynes Publishing Group, 1987. 159pp., pictorial laminated board, colour and b/white plates and illustrations. Cover and dustjacket have identical illustrations. One dog-eared leaf, else good. Minor edge-creasing, indentations and a tiny nick to loose-plastic protected dustjacket. A book for the fans of the Monster-Mobile Sport. Includes the story of "Big Foot", the first "Monster Truck". Weight approx. 770g.. Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong]. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.09

WORKSHOP MANUAL FOR VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER : All Models

By Russek, Peter R.D.

London, England: Intereurope Limited No date (1971). 124pp., b/white intext illustrations throughout: halftone plates, schematics, line-drawn figures, tables and wiring diagrams. Book clean and square. Gloss, illustrated card wrapper mildly splayed on foredges, else undamaged. Textblock lightly soiled on foredge, else leaves clean. This Intereurope workshop manual 138, VW Transporter, from 1954 covers: All VW Transporter Models from 1954 with 25 H.P., 30 H.P., 34 H.P., 42 H.P., 44 H.P. (DIN - Rating) - 1200, 1500 and 1600 cc Engines, Non Synchromesh, 3-Speed Synchromesh and Full Synchromesh Gearboxes. All Carburettor Types, E.E.C. for U.S.A. Contains description of Service, Repair and Overhaul Operations, clearly explained and shown in hundreds of illustrations. Plus Trouble Shooting Tables, Tune-up Data Tables, Wiring Diagrams, Exploded Parts Diagrams with Detailed parts Identification, and fold-out 1959 on auto service data chart. Book weight approx. 420g. . (Unstated). Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$35.23

HOLDEN VS FORD : The Cars, The Culture, The Competition

By Bedwell, Steve

Dulwich Hill, NSW, Australia: Rockpool Publishing, 2009. 222pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, small corner crease to last few pages. Illustrated, textured card wrapper has a small, soft edge crease. From the rear panel: "With over 200 colour photographs, 'Holden vs Ford' goes straight to the heart of what it means to be Australian . . . Loyalty, faith, competition, love - all expressed through two brands of motor car. Get into the driver's seat, settle back and take in: the comprehensive history of Ford and Holden research and development in Australia; extensive lists of all the Ford and Holden models released; direct comparison of key models; the panel van craze that rocked the nation during the 1970s; Phillip Island, Mt Panorama and the glory days of Ford versus Holden racing victories, a compendium of facts and trivia of all things Holden and Ford . . . " Book weight approx. 790g. . First Edition, Second Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.91

LAMBORGHINI

By Bonsall, Thomas E.

New York: Gallery Books, 1988. 61pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Green textured boards lightly edge-bumped only. Several small, faint foxing spots to title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a short. closed tear, minor tanning to reverse (inner) surface. Of the three greatest names in European sports/GT cars, Lamborghini has produced the fewest in number and created the most exciting. This book covers the entire history of Lamborghini from the very first production cars to the current (1980's) Portofino show car. Book weight approx. 570g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.27

WAR MEMORIAL

By Barber, Laurie

Auckland, New Zealand: Heinemann Reed, 1989. 304pp., plus 1 x 24 page b/white photographically-illustrated section, b/white maps intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Minimal foxing to textblock edges, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented. From the rear panel: "9.30pm, Sunday, 3 September, 1939: New Zealand declares war on Germany, within three minutes of receiving news of Britain's declaration. Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of this event, 'War Memorial' is a detailed chronology of New Zealand's involvement in World War II. Illustrated with numerous maps and contemporary photographs, it is the definitive reference work on New Zealand and World War II." Book weight approx. 490g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.09

ONE COMMON ENEMY. The Laconia Incident: A Survivor's Memoir

By McLoughlin, Jim (with Gibb, David)

Kent Town, SA, Australia: Wakefield Press, 2006. 200pp., plus 1 x 12 page b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "Jim McLoughlin recounts how the chaos and carnage of war at sea in the Norwegian and Mediterranean campaigns led him to a fateful rendezvous with a much-loved ship from his boyhood, the passenger liner 'Laconia'. Nostalgia turned to disaster when 'Laconia' was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the South Atlantic. Despite a remarkable rescue attempt by a courageous, compassionate foe, Jim was condemned to a drifting lifeboat and a harrowing voyage of death and madness . . . " Book weight approx. 315g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.27

CUSTOMIZING CARS

By Burnham, Colin

New York: Arco Publications, 1984. 93pp., b/white pictorial endpapers, Intext colour and b/white halftone plates, plus instructive line drawings and schematics. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock lightly flecked on head, else unmarked. Colour, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. Customizing a car is a personal reflection of your taste and mood. In this offering, the author/photographer has packed the volume with tips and ideas to get you going . . . Contents include: Prelims., In The Beginning, Theme, Making Good, Customizing Ideas, Paintwork, Interiors, Glossary, Appendix. more. Book weight approx. 560g. . Second Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.68

THE CROWN OF THE ROAD : The Story of the RACV

By Priestley, Susan

South Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Macmillan, 1983. 170pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket sunned on spine (title clearly legible), negligibly edge-creased. "People began motoring in Victoria at the dawn of the twentieth century when wind power, horse power, steam power and a little primitive gas and electric power turned the wheels of a sedate late Victorian age. In December, 1903, the Automobile Club of Victoria was begun with the aim of promoting members' use and enjoyment of the new vehicles . . . This history is a lively account of how the RACV has pursued its original aim." Book weight approx. 610g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$7.05

MOTOR ENGINEERS' POCKET BOOK

By Coker, A.J. and Hemmings, G. (Compilers)

London: George Newnes, 1951. 240pp. Book clean. Mildly canted spine firm, minor surface rubbing to backstrip, gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of plain blue boards. Printed dustjacket has two areas of surface loss, and soiling specks, to front panel, and a larger area of surface loss to rear panel, short, clear tape repair to reverse. A Melbourne, Australia, previous bookseller's stamp to ffep., several small spots, else leaves clean. "This book has been designed to meet the requirements of the motor engineer in his everyday work, and produced in pocket-book form to serve as a quick and easy means of reference. It comprises two sections, the first being entirely devoted to trouble tracing . . . The second section consists of a series of data sheets, covering the majority of private and commercial vehicles in present-day (1950s) use . . ." Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Second Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Fair. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$8.45

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