Seven new Veloce Classic reprints!

21st September 2017
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Five new Veloce Classic Reprints!

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Motor Racing - Reflections of a Lost Era
By Anthony Carter

Back in print!
This book is an evocative and nostalgic look at a defining era in motorsport, which is documented in words and intimate photographs, both black and white and colour. It takes the reader from the mid-1950s through the 1960s, when motor racing was still accessible to all, and into the 1970s when overt sponsorship and television changed the sport for ever.

ISBN: 978-1-787111-90-5
UPC: 6-36847-01190-1


£25, $40US, $53CAN

Anthony Carter trawled the paddocks of motor racing circuits at home and abroad during what many consider the golden age, the 1950s, ‘60s and the ‘70s. Many of his own photographs appear in ‘Motor Racing – Reflections of a Lost Era’, his first book published by Veloce. Both cars and personalities came under the close scrutiny of Anthony’s lens at long abandoned but fondly remembered venues. The old Nürburgring, Reims and Rouen vie with today’s circuits such as Le Mans, Silverstone and Brands Hatch.

V5190 • Softback • 22.5x22.5cm • 208 pages

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Coventry Climax Racing Engines - The definitive development history
By Des Hammill

Back in print!
The result of extensive research, this book chronicles the definitive development history of Coventry Climax racing engines: the first British engines to power Formula One World Championship-winning cars.

Des Hammill, a professional engineer, describes the innovative nature of these wonderful engines, and how racing engine technology advanced through an important era of motorsport. The comments and anecdotes of those who were there give a real insight to life at Coventry Climax before its takeover by Jaguar in 1963. The author was given free access to Walter Hassan’s papers; he also managed to track down and interview all of the surviving key players from the company’s motor racing heyday, when it claimed four World Championship wins.

ISBN: 978-1-787110-43-4
UPC: 6-36847-01043-0


£19.99, $35US, $46CAN

Des Hammill is a professional engineer with huge experience of building successful and reliable racing engines and solving the problems associated with all aspects of high performance applications. Des’s other books include several titles in the SpeedPro series published by Veloce.

V5043R1 • Softback • 15.2x22.5cm • 192 pages • 77 illustations
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Ford Escort RS Cosworth & World Rally Car (Rally Giants series)
By Graham Robson

Available again!
The Escort RS Cosworth, which started rallying in 1993, was one of the most ingenious designs of all time. What started as a shortened Sierra Cosworth 4x4 platform, topped off by a modified Escort cabin and outer skins, was soon developed into a versatile and sophisticated rally car, and eventually became Ford's most successful since the legendary Escorts of the 1970s.

Because it was smaller, lighter, and more nimble than any of the Sierras, the combination of Cosworth power, four-wheel-drive transmission, and an effective aerodynamic package made it a Rally Giant in all conditions. With five World victories in its first season, and success all round the world in later years, it was seen in every continent, in all conditions. Drivers like Carlos Sainz, Tommi Makinen and Francois Delecour added their own stardust to a glittering reputation. To meet a change in regulations, the Escort World Rally Car took over in 1997, and also enjoyed years of success.
Until the all-new Focus WRC was launched in 1999, this generation of Escorts was the most effective rally car that Ford had ever produced.

This book tells the whole story, and is part of the series “Rally Giants” many of which have recently been reprinted by Veloce, due to popular demand.

ISBN: 978-1-787111-71-4
UPC: 6-36847-01171-0


£15.99, $25US, $32.99CAN

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. Over the years Graham has owned, driven, described and competed in many of the cars featured in the Rally Giants Series, and his insight to their merits is unmatched.

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. His recent books include a newly updated sixth edition of Cosworth - the Search for Power, Ford Focus WRC, and Grand Prix Ford, and Veloce have recently reprinted several of his popular Rally Giants books.

V5171 • Softback • 21.0x19.5cm • 128 pages • 146 pictures
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American Trucks of the 1960s
By Norm Mort

Back in print!
This highly visual study covers the US and Canadian truck manufacturers that built trucks in North America in the 1960s. Canadian-built trucks were often unique, while others were built specifically for the American market. The North American truck manufacturers continued to thrive to meet the demands of the prosperity of the 1960s with fresh designs and features. These rugged, reliable trucks were capable of transcontinental commutes of goods on a regular basis, or performing delivery and construction tasks in and around cities.

This concise volume covers not only the histories of the major and lesser known truck manufacturers, but also the obscure, yet historically significant manufacturers such as Available, Biederman, Brown, Corbitt, Leyland Canada and others.

Comprehensive captions and supportive text combine with contemporary brochures, period literature, road test info of the day, factory photographs and over fifty colour photos of restored American trucks, to relate the importance of these historic vehicles. Detailed shots of the engines and features focus on what it was that set certain manufacturers apart in this highly competitive market.

This succinct, factual book on American trucking provides a nostalgic look at a significant era in North American history.

ISBN: 978-1-787111-72-1
UPC: 6-36847-01172-7


£15.99, $25US, $32.99CAN

  • Comprehensive guide of American truck makers and model ranges in the 1960s
  • Unique and rare models
  • Factory photos, advertisements and original brochure images
  • Models produced for Canadian and American markets
  • Engine and detail photos
  • Production data
  • 120 high quality photographs, including colour images of restored examples

Of British descent, Norm Mort was raised in Toronto where vehicles from every corner of the world were sold. Before Norm was ten, he was already taking pictures of old cars parked at the side of the road. At 12 years of age, Norm was the youngest member on the executive of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada, Toronto Chapter. In the 1960s he began collecting photos and information on motoring. Over the years his personal vehicle collection has included everything from a 1949 Allard to a 1922 Vauxhall. A writer for magazines and newspapers in the field of transport for nearly 25 years and a member of the Canadian Society of Automotive Historians, this is his fifth historic vehicles book.

V5172 • Softback • 20.5x19.0cm • 96 pages • 125 pictures
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Gulf-Mirage 1967 to 1982 (WSC Giants series)
By Ed McDonough

Back in print!
This book details the origin and history of the Mirage sports cars, designed by the British-based John Wyer Automotive firm to contest the various versions of the World Sports Car Championship between 1967 and 1975, funded by the Gulf Oil Corporation. The cars began as developments of the Ford GT40, but they soon assumed their own identity. After 1975, the Mirage was no longer in John Wyer hands, but the name lived on, and the marque remained a significant player in the World Championship for some years. This book includes the developmental and race history, with a full list of all events and individual chassis numbers.

ISBN: 978-1-787111-75-2
UPC: 6-36847-01175-8


£15.99, $25US. $32.99CAN

  • The first book dedicated to the Mirage Prototypes of 1967-1982
  • A complete history and development of the Mirage Prototype sports cars of this period
  • The full competition history of each individual chassiss
  • Rare and unseen photographs of the Mirage Prototypes
  • A season by season account of the Mirage in the World Championship
  • Full list of all races for each individual chassis number
  • Profiles of all Mirage drivers from 1967-82

Ed McDonough is a renowned and experienced motoring writer; this is his 11th book about the history of motorsport. He was European Editor of Vintage Racecar magazine, and one of the few journalists in the privileged position of being able to test and race the historic machinery he writes about. He has raced for over forty years, still competing in international and historic events (several of his books have featured reports from his own test drives). Ed also does the radio commentary at Goodwood, Monaco and American events, and is Track Tester for online historic motoring magazine Retro-Speed. Ed lives in Northampton, England.

V5175 • Softback • 21.0x19.5cm • 128 pages • 100 colour & mono pictures

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