Four new editions from
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10th November 2017
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Four new editions from Veloce Publishing

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Alfa Romeo Giulia GT & GTA

Paperback Edition

ABOUT THE BOOK
Back in print!
Now in paperback! This book covers all the shapely and collectible Giulia coupés, including the fabulous lightweight GTA racer. Recognised the world over as THE book of the Alfa GT and GTA models, it tells the story of the Giulia from Giugiaro's drawing board to the showrooms, roads and racetracks of the world. Also included is practical advice from leading experts on buying, restoring and caring for Alfa's classic Coupé together with production figures, road test data, homologation papers, addresses of clubs and specialists, reproductions of contemporary ads and brochure pages and much, much, more. Reissued due to popular demand, this book is now available in paperback.

Alfa Romeo Giulia GT & GTA by Johnny Tipler

ISBN: 9781787112261
UPC: 6-36847-01226-7

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£30, $50 USA, $65.00 CAN

BULLET POINTS
  • New paperback edition of THE book of the Alfa Giulia GT & GTA
  • Covers all the shapely & collectible Giulia coupés, including the GTA racer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Tipler is a professional motoring journalist who has contributed to a number of leading magazines and has several automotive books in print. John has been Press Officer for John Player Motorsport and also worked in the Press Office at the famous British motor racing circuit, Brands Hatch. John lives with his family in Norwich, England.

His other books include Alfa Romeo Berlinas, Fiat & Abarth 124 Spider & Coupé, La Carrera Panamericana, and Mini Cooper - The Real Thing!

SPECIFICATION
V5226 • Paperback • 22.5x22.5cm • £30 • 224 pages • 320 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787112-26-1 • UPC: 6-36847-01226-7
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RAC Rally Action!

Classic Reprint

ABOUT THE BOOK
This book truly represents an enthusiast‘s view of the RAC Rally: allowing you to relive the events if you were there, or offering the next best thing if you weren‘t. Tony Gardiner always took a week of his annual leave to watch 'The RAC,' and reckons he covered more than 28,000 miles chasing rally stages around the country. Luckily for us, he always took his trusty Zenit camera and recorded hundreds of moments of RAC Rally action, each now frozen in time for posterity. Tony’s photographs, first published in this book, have an energy which brings the rally back to life and reminds us how far removed modern rallying is from the much simpler pre-WRC era.

For all who love the ‘Rally of the Forests' period of top level rallying, here is an incredibly involving evocation of three decades of great motorsport. All aspects of the event are covered including rare photos from manufacturers' archives, rally documents (regulations, programmes, road books, crew notes), and a full colour cutaway illustration of a famous winning car.

This publication has full approval of the Royal Automobile Club and the Motor Sports Association.

RAC Rally Action! by Tony Gardiner

ISBN: 9781787112292
UPC: 6-36847-01229-8

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£25, $40 USA, $52.00 CAN


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tony Gardiner is a highly experienced professional illustrator, who has maintained a lifelong interest in motorsport, including club events, rallies, sprints and hillclimbs, as a spectator, official and competitor.

Tony first became interested in motorsport in 1957 when the Ecurie Ecosse team of D Type Jaguars won at Le Mans.

Other forms of motorsport, including rallies like the Monte Carlo and Liége-Rome-Liége, with competitors driving over Europe’s mountain roads and snow-covered goat tracks at high speed, captured Tony‘s imagination. He quickly became aware of Britain s own RAC International Rally which covered some two thousand miles of British roads each November. As The RAC became more and more competitive with new forest stages, his interest grew.

In 1964 he was a spectator at the RAC Rally‘s start at the Chelsea Barracks in London, and decided there and then that, next year, he would follow the Rally round its entire route. This started some 14 further such ventures, covering thousands of miles in a Mini Cooper, Vauxhall Magnum and a Leyland 1800. Tony even persuaded the Press Office of the Royal Automobile Club to issue him with passes and rally plates, which helped him immensely getting in and out of stages quickly.

The result of Tony s passion for the RAC Rally is that he amassed, between 1964-1983, over a thousand photographs in black and white and colour, plus a large collection of RAC Rally memorabilia, much of which is reproduced in this book.

Tony is based in Worthing, West Sussex, and has published several other books with Veloce, including How to Draw & Paint Cars, Motor Racing at Goodwood in the Sixties, and The Brighton National Speed Trials.
Hometown: Worthing

SPECIFICATION
V5229 • Paperback • 22.5x22.5cm • £25 • 208 pages • 335 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787112-29-2 • UPC: 6-36847-01229-8
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The Daily Mirror 1970 World Cup Rally 40 – The World’s Toughest Rally in Retrospect

New paperback edition

ABOUT THE BOOK
After the first ever intercontinental rally – the London-Sydney in 1968 – there was widespread enthusiasm for an even more difficult test. With the Football World Cup being held in Mexico in 1970, it was the perfect opportunity to hold a parallel, much tougher challenge – the World Cup Rally.
Organisers John Sprinzel and John Brown secured sponsorship from the Daily Mirror and planned a unique high-speed event, lasting six weeks and covering 16,000 miles from London to Mexico City via some of the most varying, tortuous and difficult terrain on three continents.

Serious works teams such as Ford and British Leyland spent tremendous amounts choosing and developing new cars, completing months-long route surveys, and analysing every detail of diets, oxygen provision, and the number of crew members. Despite all this planning, out of an entry of more than 100, only 23 cars made it to the finish. It was then, and remains now, the toughest rally of all time.

This book, now reprinted in paperback, tells the complete story.

The Daily Mirror 1970 World Cup Rally 40 by Graham Robson

ISBN: 9781787112285
UPC: 6-36847-01228-1

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£25, $40 USA, $52.00 CAN

BULLET POINTS
  • 40th anniversary of the World Cup Rally April/May 2010
  • This was the world's toughest rally, contested by famous rally teams
  • From London to Mexico competitors fought their way across three continents
  • Graham Robson was deeply involved with the rally and writes with authority
  • Illustrations, maps, and charts show the scope of the rally
  • Now reprinted in a new paperback edition

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Graham Robson possesses a worldwide reputation as a motoring historian, and has been close to the sport of rallying for many years, as competitor, team manager, organiser, reporter, commentator and observer; in more than forty years he has never lost touch with the sport. Not only has Graham competed in many British and European events, he's also reported on marathons in South America, and acted as a travelling controller in the legendary London-Mexico World Cup Rally. As a recognised authority on many aspects of classic cars and motoring of that period, he is the most prolific of all authors, with more than 130 published books to his credit.

Place of birth: Skipton, Yorkshire • Hometown: Bridport • Nearest city: Bournemouth

SPECIFICATION
V5228 • Paperback • 22.5x22.5cm • £25 • 208 pages • 237 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787112-28-5 • UPC: 6-36847-01228-1
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BRM - A mechanic‘s tale

New paperback edition

ABOUT THE BOOK
The Mechanic’s Tale is the story as told by a man who was both a devoted fan and a loyal team member of British Racing Motors. He saw firsthand the repeated failures and humiliating times of the 1950s, from the gradual progress of winning minor races, to Jo Bonnier winning the first World Championship Grand Prix in Holland in 1959. The team gained the ultimate honour in 1962, when, in East London, South Africa, Graham Hill drove the BRM to victory to win both the Drivers’ World Championship and the Constructors’ Championship for the BRM team, thereby making a considerable contribution to British motor racing history. Probably for the first time, criticism is levelled at both Louis Stanley and the introduction of the H16 engine as contributory factors to the failure of British Racing Motors – Louis Stanley for his freeloading extravagance, and the rather foolish decision by the management to specify such a complicated and bulky power unit.
This book is a fascinating insight into the British motor racing industry of the ’50s and ’60s.

BRM - A mechanic‘s tale by Richard Salmon

ISBN: 9781787112278
UPC: 6-36847-01227-4

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£30, $50 USA, $65.00 CAN

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Richard Salmon was born in the small village of Irnham, in Lincolnshire, where his parents kept the Post Office and village store. After attending the village school and Grantham Boys Central School, he served an apprenticeship in a local garage. He was conscripted into the Royal Engineers in 1944, serving in South Iraq, and was demobilised in 1947. He later applied successfully for a vacancy at British Racing Motors, where he worked in the racing team for 17 years. After being made redundant in 1967, he took a job at Lotus cars for 3 years. Another redundancy was followed by a job at Perkins diesel engines, and then, due to his wife’s illness, he went to work at the local factory of Fiat-Allis. This factory was eventually closed down by Fiat, coinciding with closure of BRM, and Richard was then recruited to rebuild BRM cars for sale by Christies at Earls Court in 1981. He subsequently went into partnership restoring historic cars until his retirement.

SPECIFICATION
V5227 • Paperback • 22.5x22.5cm • £30 • 224 pages • 307 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787112-27-8 • UPC: 6-36847-01227-4

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