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Car - The History of the Automobile (Hardcover): Rod Green Car - The History of the Automobile (Hardcover)
Rod Green
R616 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R188 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Car: The History of the Automobile explores every aspect of the development of the automobile from the fragile engineering of the earliest models to the cutting edge technology of the vehicles of the future. Packed with anecdotes about the best-loved cars of all time and the men and women who created them, The Car also features a fascinating, unique collection of facsimile documents and memorabilia including everything from the most stylish advertising posters ever produced, to historic race event programmes, to road reports on important models and detailed technical drawings of groundbreaking mechanical innovations. The Car is an unmissable treat for every motoring enthusiast.

Ford Mondeo Diesel (93 - Sept 00) L To X (Hardcover): Haynes Publishing Ford Mondeo Diesel (93 - Sept 00) L To X (Hardcover)
Haynes Publishing
R548 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R68 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The aim of this manual is to help readers get the best from their vehicle. It provides information on routine maintenance and servicing and the tasks are described and photographed in a step-by-step sequence so that even a novice can do the work.

Aston Martin DB - 70 Years (Hardcover): Andrew Noakes Aston Martin DB - 70 Years (Hardcover)
Andrew Noakes; Foreword by Roger Carey
R1,106 R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Save R358 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From Le Mans champions to James Bond's favourite ride to today's supercars, Aston Martin DB celebrates 70 years of Britain's greatest sports cars with this superb collection of over 250 stunning, and often rarely seen images from the Aston Martin Heritage Trust archive. From the very first DB1 to the iconic DBs of the 1960s to the very latest DB11, this stylish, lavishly illustrated book is a fitting celebration of one of the world's most enduring sports cars. The fast, beautiful sports cars that Aston Martin built under David Brown's ownership won the Le Mans 24-hour race and the World Sports Car Championship, and provided James Bond with his most famous transport: the ejector-seat equipped DB5 that won acclaim in Goldfinger. Though the DB era ended when Brown sold the company in 1972, its influence continued to be felt - James Bond's most recent car was the specially-made DB10, and Aston Martin has just launched its most complete car ever, the DB11 - and the initials `DB' mean as much to Aston Martin now as ever. The perfect gift for fans of fast and beautiful cars! Chapters include: 1 Birth of a Legend 2 Crisis and Renewal 3 Designs on Victory 4 The Englishman's Ferrari 5 End of an Era 6 The DB Legacy

Audi 100 & 200 (82 - 90) (Hardcover): Audi 100 & 200 (82 - 90) (Hardcover)
R546 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Lands of Lost Borders - A Journey on the Silk Road (Paperback): Kate Harris Lands of Lost Borders - A Journey on the Silk Road (Paperback)
Kate Harris
R320 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R74 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Lands of Lost Borders is illuminating, heart-warming, and hopeful in its suggestion that we will explore not to conquer but to connect."-Booklist (starred review) "Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven't felt for years. It's a modern classic."-Pico Iyer A brilliant, fierce writer, and winner of the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize, makes her debut with this enthralling travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road-an illuminating and thought-provoking fusion of The Places in Between, Lab Girl, and Wild that dares us to challenge the limits we place on ourselves and the natural world. As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she craved-to be an explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and metaphysician-had gone extinct. From what she could tell of the world from small-town Ontario, the likes of Marco Polo and Magellan had mapped the whole earth; there was nothing left to be discovered. Looking beyond this planet, she decided to become a scientist and go to Mars. In between studying at Oxford and MIT, Harris set off by bicycle down the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend Mel. Pedaling mile upon mile in some of the remotest places on earth, she realized that an explorer, in any day and age, is the kind of person who refuses to live between the lines. Forget charting maps, naming peaks: what she yearned for was the feeling of soaring completely out of bounds. The farther she traveled, the closer she came to a world as wild as she felt within. Lands of Lost Borders, winner of the 2018 Banff Adventure Travel Award, is the chronicle of Harris's odyssey and an exploration of the importance of breaking the boundaries we set ourselves; an examination of the stories borders tell, and the restrictions they place on nature and humanity; and a meditation on the existential need to explore-the essential longing to discover what in the universe we are doing here. Like Rebecca Solnit and Pico Iyer, Kate Harris offers a travel account at once exuberant and reflective, wry and rapturous. Lands of Lost Borders explores the nature of limits and the wildness of the self that can never fully be mapped. Weaving adventure and philosophy with the history of science and exploration, Lands of Lost Borders celebrates our connection as humans to the natural world, and ultimately to each other-a belonging that transcends any fences or stories that may divide us.

Triumph 1050 Sprint, Speed Triple & Tiger Update ( (Paperback, New edition): Phil Mather Triumph 1050 Sprint, Speed Triple & Tiger Update ( (Paperback, New edition)
Phil Mather
R595 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R77 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With a Haynes manual, you can do-it-yourself...from simple maintenance to basic repairs. Haynes writes every book based on a complete teardown of the vehicle, where we learn the best ways to do a job and that makes it quicker, easier and cheaper for you. Haynes books have clear instructions and hundreds of photographs that show each step. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you can save big with a Haynes manual! This manual features complete coverage for your Triumph Sprint, Speed Triple and Tiger built between 2005 and 2015, covering: routine maintenance, tune-up procedures, engine repair, cooling and heating, air conditioning, fuel and exhaust, emissions control, ignition, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical systems, and wiring diagrams.

Triumph Spitfire Owner's Workshop Manual (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Triumph Spitfire Owner's Workshop Manual (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R544 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Rover 414, 416 & 420 Petrol & Diesel (May 95 - 99) M To V (Hardcover): Andy Legg Rover 414, 416 & 420 Petrol & Diesel (May 95 - 99) M To V (Hardcover)
Andy Legg
R549 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is one in a series of manuals for car or motorcycle owners. Each book provides information on routine maintenance and servicing, with tasks described and photographed in a step-by-step sequence so that even a novice can do the work.

Fiat Bravo & Brava Petrol (95 - 00) N To W (Hardcover): Haynes Publishing Fiat Bravo & Brava Petrol (95 - 00) N To W (Hardcover)
Haynes Publishing
R541 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Van Life (Hardcover): Nigel Donnelly Van Life (Hardcover)
Nigel Donnelly 1
R318 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R75 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The variety of people seduced by the idea of living, or at least holidaying, in a home on wheels is wide and all-encompassing; from retired couples to digital nomads, and from surfers living on an extreme budget to start-up professionals. Van Life celebrates every aspect of a home on wheels, with help and advice on successful holidays, exciting sabbaticals and even a complete transformation to van life, leaving the static comfort of a roof and four walls and heading off into the unknown. Chapters include help on choosing your vehicle, where to find advice on refurb and conversion, what to pack, what to leave behind, and how to achieve those day-to-day challenges on the open road - like making a cup of coffee, getting your laundry done and finding a safe place to sleep.

MG Magnette (Paperback): Paul Batho MG Magnette (Paperback)
Paul Batho
R340 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R59 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The MG ZA Magnette was launched in 1953 at the London Motor Show to a mixed reaction. It had obvious similarities to the Wolseley 4/44, on which it was based, but it also had a revolutionary monocoque body and subtle design and styling cues that set it apart as an MG. It was the first MG to be powered by the BMC B-series engine that would later power the MGA and MGB. In this revealing book, Paul Batho covers the development of the Magnette, going back to the original MG philosophy and examining the advantages, constraints and compromises under the new ownership of BMC, including badge engineering.The book details the model developments over the years and how it managed to encompass speed, comfort, handling, style and practicality for ordinary owners, foreshadowing the sporting family cars of the future. The author also covers owning and restoring a Magnette in the post-production era, bodywork and mechanical restoration as well as how to cope with typical faults and failings. He also includes modifications and upgrades to the engine, gearbox and other parts of the car, including the introduction of groundbreaking manumatic, semi-automatic transmission. Variants such as the Magnette Special, V8 version, convertible, coupe and racers are also described.

It's on the Meter - One Taxi, Three Mates and 43,000 Miles of Misadventures around the World (Paperback): Paul Archer,... It's on the Meter - One Taxi, Three Mates and 43,000 Miles of Misadventures around the World (Paperback)
Paul Archer, Johno Ellison 1
R269 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R107 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When three friends - Paul, Johno and Leigh - clicked `buy' on an iconic London cab, little did they know what they were letting themselves in for. Leaving the Big Smoke in their taxi bound for Sydney, the lads began a 43,000-mile trip that would take them off the beaten track to some of the most dangerous and deadly places on earth. By the time they arrived home, they would manage against all the odds to circumnavigate the globe and break two world records. From altercations with the Iranian secret police to narrowly escaping the Taliban, the trio's adventure is filled with hair-raising escapades. Feel the fear, revel in the fun and meet some of the hundred passengers the taxi picked up along the way, as the authors take you on their action-packed journey.

Toyota Corolla Service And Repair Manual - 87-92 (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Toyota Corolla Service And Repair Manual - 87-92 (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R545 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Milk Transport (Paperback): Nigel Scaife Milk Transport (Paperback)
Nigel Scaife
R340 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Distribution of milk started from cow houses in the city, or farms using horse and cart. Later, milk was collected in milk churns, which the farmer left on a milk stand at the farm gate that was collected by a lorry for delivery to the dairy. Milk also used to be moved on the railways, from railway sidings to dairies around the country. The Milk Marketing Board (MMB) was formed in 1933 and sold the milk to the dairies on behalf of the farmers. In the early years, the milk industry also saw some big names including COOP, Express, Unigate and United Dairies who all had their own transport. In 1993 the government ordered the abolishment of the MMB to allow free competition in the milk industry. This gave the dairies a chance to have their own transport to move bulk milk. At the same time the company Milk Marque was formed, which had the job of moving all the milk which wasn't supplied directly to the dairy companies. In 180 rare and previously unpublished images, Nigel Scaife tells the story of transport and milk.

Custom Motorcycle Bike EXIF Calendar 2019 (Calendar): Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycle Bike EXIF Calendar 2019 (Calendar)
Chris Hunter
R305 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R123 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Tractor Superstars - The Greatest Tractors of All Time (Paperback): Tharran E. Gaines Tractor Superstars - The Greatest Tractors of All Time (Paperback)
Tharran E. Gaines
R323 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R89 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Mga Owner's Workshop Manual (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Mga Owner's Workshop Manual (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R573 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R77 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
British-Built Buses Abroad in the 1980s (Paperback): Mike Rhodes British-Built Buses Abroad in the 1980s (Paperback)
Mike Rhodes
R340 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Like the railway industry in the nineteenth century, Britain was a major player in supplying the world with buses, particularly double-deckers. The principal contributors in the mid-twentieth century were AEC, Daimler, Guy and Leyland Motors. Buses were exported throughout the world either as complete vehicles or as a chassis with locally assembled bodywork completing the bus. Featured here are previously unpublished photographs of British buses in China, India, Macau, Malta, South Africa, Portugal and Hong Kong.

Vauxhall Cavalier Petrol (Oct 88 - 95) F To N (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): Haynes Publishing Vauxhall Cavalier Petrol (Oct 88 - 95) F To N (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Haynes Publishing
R541 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Yamaha Yb100 Singles (73 - 91) (Paperback, Revised edition): Haynes Publishing Yamaha Yb100 Singles (73 - 91) (Paperback, Revised edition)
Haynes Publishing
R464 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R52 (11%) In stock
Peugeot 406 Petrol & Diesel (96 - Mar 99) N To T (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Haynes Publishing Peugeot 406 Petrol & Diesel (96 - Mar 99) N To T (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Haynes Publishing
R539 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R69 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Clymer Harley-Davidson FLS/FXS 88 (Paperback, 2nd / Updated ed.): James Grooms Clymer Harley-Davidson FLS/FXS 88 (Paperback, 2nd / Updated ed.)
James Grooms
R870 R801 Discovery Miles 8 010 Save R69 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

FLSTC/FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic (2000-2005), FLSTF/FLSTFI Fat Boy (2000-2005), FLSTFI Fat Boy 15th Anniversary Edition (2005), FLSTFSE Screamin' Eagle Fat Boy (2005), FLSTS/FLSTSI Heritage Springer (2000-2004), FLSTN/FLSTNI Softail Deluxe (2005), FL

British Recovery Vehicles (Paperback): Bill Reid British Recovery Vehicles (Paperback)
Bill Reid
R340 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A recovery vehicle, or breakdown wagon, is the type of truck you hope you will never need. Unfortunately, they are an integral part of everyday life and are to be seen in various forms attending breakdowns and road traffic accidents. From the beginnings of mechanised transport there has always been the need for towing disabled motor vehicles, and the earliest recovery was carried out by real horse power. In time, most urban and rural garages would have an old car converted as a towing vehicle, parked in a corner awaiting the call for help. As motor vehicles became larger, so did the recovery vehicles, right up to heavy lorry and bus conversions that could handle the transport of the time. Specialist recovery companies were set up for towing and transport of disabled vehicles, while local garages maintained an ability to deal with customer breakdowns and accidents. Recovery trucks have evolved into large multi-wheeled vehicles with up to five axles, equipped with custom-built equipment, including cranes and heavy-duty winches. Some of these vehicles are the most spectacular sights in road transport. Showing a wide variety of vehicles, Bill Reid celebrates Britain's road recovery vehicles in a selection of rare and previously unpublished images.

Rock Stars' Cars (Hardcover): David Roberts Rock Stars' Cars (Hardcover)
David Roberts 1
R312 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R70 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Harley-Davidson Knucklehead - Eighty Years (Hardcover): Greg Field Harley-Davidson Knucklehead - Eighty Years (Hardcover)
Greg Field
R862 R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Save R274 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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