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Hyundai i10 petrol ('08-'13) 58 to 63 (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Hyundai i10 petrol ('08-'13) 58 to 63 (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R531 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Really? (Hardcover): Jeremy Clarkson Really? (Hardcover)
Jeremy Clarkson 1
R487 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R148 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
How Not to Be a Professional Racing Driver (Hardcover): Jason Plato How Not to Be a Professional Racing Driver (Hardcover)
Jason Plato 1
R466 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R148 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
High Performance: When Britain Ruled the Roads (Hardcover): Peter Grimsdale High Performance: When Britain Ruled the Roads (Hardcover)
Peter Grimsdale 1
R469 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R172 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`A band of stubborn pioneers rose from the embers of Britain's cities after World War Two and created the finest automobiles the world had ever seen ... High Performance tells the exhilarating tale of their journey down the fast lane.' Ben Collins, bestselling author of The Man In The White Suit and How To Drive `A wonderful glimpse "backstage" at the flamboyant mavericks and crazies who populated the British motor industry in the 60s.' Alexei Sayle In January 1964 a team of tiny red and white Mini Coopers stunned the world by winning the legendary Monte Carlo Rally. It was a stellar year for British cars that culminated in Goldfinger breaking box office records and making James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 the world's most famous sports car. By the sixties, on road, track and silver screen the Brits were the ones to beat, winning championships and capturing hearts. Stirling Moss, Jim Clark and Paddy Hopkirk were household names who drove the sexiest and most innovative cars. Designers like John Cooper, and Colin Chapman of Lotus, dismissed as mere `garagisti' by Enzo Ferrari, blew the doors off Formula One and grabbed all the prizes, while Alex Issigonis won a knighthood for his revolutionary Mini. The E Type Jaguar was feted as the world's sexiest car and Land Rover the most durable. But before the Second World War only one British car had triumphed in a Grand Prix; Britain's car builders were fiercely risk-averse. So what changed? To find out, Peter Grimsdale has gone in search of a generation of rebel creative spirits who emerged from railway arches and Nissen huts to tear up the rulebook with their revolutionary machines. Like the serial fugitives from the POW camps, they thrived on adversity, improvisation and sheer obstinate determination. Blazing the trail for them was William Lyons, whose heart-stoppingly glamorous and uncompromising Jaguars propelled a bruised and bankrupt nation out of the shadows of war, winning the fans in Hollywood and beating `those bloody red cars' at Le Mans. High Performance celebrates Britain's automotive golden age and the mavericks who sketched them on the back of envelopes and garage floors, who fettled, bolted and welded them together and hammered the competition in the showroom, on the road and on the track - fuelled by contempt for convention.

Top Gear Ultimate Supercars (Hardcover): Jason Barlow Top Gear Ultimate Supercars (Hardcover)
Jason Barlow 1
R628 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R125 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Enzo Ferrari - The Man and the Machine (Paperback): Brock Yates Enzo Ferrari - The Man and the Machine (Paperback)
Brock Yates 1
R239 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R42 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cops and Robbers - The Story of the British Police Car (Paperback): Ant Anstead Cops and Robbers - The Story of the British Police Car (Paperback)
Ant Anstead 1
R240 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R64 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

TV presenter and all-round car nut Ant Anstead takes the reader on a journey that mirrors the development of the motor car itself from a stuttering 20mph annoyance that scared everyone's horses to 150mph pursuits with aerial support and sophisticated electronic tracking. The British Police Force's relationship with the car started by chasing after pioneer speeding motorists on bicycles. As speed restrictions eased in the early twentieth century and car ownership increased, the police embraced the car. Criminals were stealing cars to sell on or to use as getaway vehicles and the police needed to stay ahead, or at least only one step behind. The arms race for speed, which culminated in the police acquiring high-speed pursuit vehicles such as Subaru Impreza Turbos, had begun. Since then the car has become essential to everyday life. Deep down everyone loves a police car. Countless enthusiasts collect models in different liveries and legendary police cars become part of the nation's shared consciousness. Ant Anstead spent the first six years of his working life as a cop. He was part of the armed response team, one of the force's most elite units. In this fascinating new history of the British police car, Ant looks at the classic cars, from the Met's Wolseleys to the Senator, the motorway patrol car officers loved most, via unusual and unexpected police vehicles such as the Arial Atom. It's a must-read for car enthusiasts, social historians and anyone who loves a good car chase, Cops and Robbers is a rip-roaring celebration of the police car and the men and women who drive them.

Rover 25 & MG Zr (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Rover 25 & MG Zr (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R532 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Car Miscellany (Hardcover): Simon Heptinstall The Car Miscellany (Hardcover)
Simon Heptinstall 1
R230 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R81 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A collection of entertaining trivia about our favourite mode of transport. Did you know that the Hennessey Venom F5 is the world's fastest road car, with an official top speed of 301mph? That the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car of all time? Or that you can instantly cool down a car that has been sitting in the sun by rolling down the window on one side and opening and closing the door on the other side five or six times? Car books often take themselves too seriously or are about hugely expensive models that most people can only aspire to. This new title includes all types of cars (modern, classic, road, race, real and imaginary), as well as engines and all things automotive. The lists, infographics and nuggets of information will appeal to those who love cars or who just enjoy brilliant pieces of trivia. And because the book's arranged in fun, bite-sized pieces, you can devour it in one sitting or dip in and out of it, as the mood takes you.

Autopia - The Future of Cars (Hardcover, Main): Jon Bentley Autopia - The Future of Cars (Hardcover, Main)
Jon Bentley 1
R408 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R126 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Honda Civic Petrol & Diesel (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Honda Civic Petrol & Diesel (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
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Drive - The Definitive History Of Motoring (Hardcover): Giles Chapman Drive - The Definitive History Of Motoring (Hardcover)
Giles Chapman; Edited by (consulting) Lawrence Ulrich; Foreword by Jodie Kidd; Edited by (consulting) Giles Chapman 1
R390 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R86 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A car book which takes you through motoring history, from classic cars to how we enjoy driving today, and beyond. As Jodie Kidd says in her introduction "Sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride".

From the public's amazement at the idea of a horseless carriage to today's excitement for driverless vehicles, find out everything you need to know about motoring from 1895 to the present day. Begin your journey through the history of motoring with Drive, and weave your way through the twists and turns of the early days, through to how the motorcar has shaped the modern world over the last century. It also reveals the exciting and impressive advances in technology and design that have made cars faster, safer, and better to drive, and transformed them from a means of transport into objects of status, excitement, and desire. Speed through personal accounts of motoring throughout the years, and discover exciting new facts about the world's most famous racing events.

From the first service stations to the latest fuel cell, this book tells the full motoring story.

Toyota Corolla Petrol (July 97 - Feb 02) P To 51 (Hardcover): Martynn Randall Toyota Corolla Petrol (July 97 - Feb 02) P To 51 (Hardcover)
Martynn Randall
R546 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Car Marques - The AA Guide to (Paperback): Simon Heptinstall Car Marques - The AA Guide to (Paperback)
Simon Heptinstall 1
R309 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R106 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A graphic guide to the brands and their logos. From childhood memories to car journeys spent spotting the badges, to the cars we drive and desire, the familiarity of these logos hold a unique power and appeal. The AA Guide to Car Marques tells the stories behind the emblems that have represented automobile manufacturers both large and small, current and defunct, over the last 120 years. With annotations of the designs, and detailed information about their origins and evolution, this compendium is an invaluable resource for graphic designers, logo enthusiasts and motoring aficionados. It provides an unparalleled depth of information on the marques and is a perfect gift for all car enthusiasts.

BMW 3-Series Service And Repair Manual (Paperback): Haynes Publishing BMW 3-Series Service And Repair Manual (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R530 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Sound of Supercars (Board book): C S Buckingham The Sound of Supercars (Board book)
C S Buckingham
R318 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R77 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car - Everything You Wanted to Know About Cars and Some Things You Probably Didn'T (Hardcover): The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car - Everything You Wanted to Know About Cars and Some Things You Probably Didn'T (Hardcover)
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R559 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R206 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Did you know there are over 47,000 facts in the world?* And the good news is, many of them are in this book. That's right, The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car is the only reference guide you need for cars, driving and all related matters, especially if you're not too fussed about those facts being accurate. In this lavishly tooled book you will find a rich and satisfying collection of motor-related informations from the origins of Porsche and the fate of Lada to the dark history of the Wankel engine and the correct name for those weird little hairs on new tyres. Throughout the book, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are on hand to share their knowledge and wisdom, and then we've made the pictures bigger to fill in the gaps around it. If you want to impress your friends, and then annoy your friends, and then cause your friends to think "Oh God, now they're telling us about the slightly ironic way in which the founder of MG died" before hurriedly leaving your house, possibly forever, The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car is the book for you. The Grand Tour A-Z of the Car - literally bursting with facts!** * Grand Tour estimate ** Not literally

Supercars 2020 - 16 Month Calendar Includes September 2019 Through December 2020 (Calendar): Editors of Motorbooks Supercars 2020 - 16 Month Calendar Includes September 2019 Through December 2020 (Calendar)
Editors of Motorbooks; Photographs by George F Williams
R234 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R38 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
1001 Cars To Dream of Driving Before You Die (Paperback): Simon Heptinsall 1001 Cars To Dream of Driving Before You Die (Paperback)
Simon Heptinsall 1
R547 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R92 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
A is for Allegro - An Alphabet of Curious Cars (Hardcover): Roy Mccarthy A is for Allegro - An Alphabet of Curious Cars (Hardcover)
Roy Mccarthy
R189 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R50 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A nostalgic A-Z of the most special and well-remembered 60s, 70s and 80s cars, with stylish illustrations accompanied by warm, humorous personal memories. Designer and illustrator Roy McCarthy explores the cars that made a big impression on him in his younger days, from the sludge-coloured, disappointing Austin Allegro his father brought home in 1975 to the Ford Zephyr he coveted from afar on the way to school. The evocative, colourful illustrations form a visual feast of late 20th-century driving, featuring all the cars drivers of a certain age will remember: the Hillman Imp, the Triumph Dolomite, the Opel Kadett, the Renault 5, and even the lowly Yugo 45 - a whole alphabet's worth, in fact! The perfect gift for anyone who's ever owned, been driven around in or hankered after one of these motoring icons. Word count: 15,000

The Classic Car Book - The Definitive Visual History (Hardcover): Dk The Classic Car Book - The Definitive Visual History (Hardcover)
Dk; Edited by (editors-in-chief) Giles Chapman 1
R742 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R287 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the Chevrolet Bel Air to the Ferrari Testarossa, this book takes you on a scenic drive through the history of classic cars, exploring their status as objects of luxury and desire. The Classic Car Book showcases the most important and iconic classic cars from every decade since the 1940s, with a foreword by award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history, and culture of cars and motoring, Giles Chapman. Fully illustrated and packed with stunning photography, The Classic Car Book uses specially commissioned photographic tours to put you in the driver's seat of the world's most famous and celebrated cars, including stylish roadsters and luxury limousines from manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Rover, Jaguar, and Bentley. Ideal for any car collectors and enthusiasts, The Classic Car Book is an essential addition to every bookshelf.

Datsun 510 521 (Paperback, Bantam Mass Market and E United States Constitution, and Ts. ed.): Haynes Publishing Datsun 510 521 (Paperback, Bantam Mass Market and E United States Constitution, and Ts. ed.)
Haynes Publishing
R539 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Datsun 510 (PL521 Pickup) 1968-73 Shop Manual Haynes.

Motoring West - Volume 1: Automobile Pioneers, 1900-1909 (Paperback): Peter J Blodgett Motoring West - Volume 1: Automobile Pioneers, 1900-1909 (Paperback)
Peter J Blodgett
R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Concept Cars: New Technologies for the 21st Century (Hardcover): Edsall, ,Larry Concept Cars: New Technologies for the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Edsall, ,Larry
R658 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R137 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Automotive Repair - 2014-16 (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Automotive Repair - 2014-16 (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R606 R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Save R124 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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