When Nuvolari Raced…

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Author: Valerio Moretti

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787112381

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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This book was chosen by the Mantuan committee to be the official publication to celebrate Tazio Nuvolari’s centenary and carries a foreword by the Mayor of Mantua, Sergio Genovesi. Translation and editing are by noted vintage Alfa Romeo authority, Angela Cherrett. Trazio Nuvolari hardly needs an introduction; his exploits and racing prowess have become legend throughout the world. In his homeland of Italy, his name is a national icon: his fame reflected in everything from songs to the use of his name to symbolise every kind of daring and recklessness at the wheel. We’ve all heard the wonderful, exciting stories about the Flying Mantuan’s exploits at the wheel and now, over forty years since his death, no doubt many believe these tales to be fantasies – ordinary events embellished and exaggerated by the passage of time, constant retelling and hero worship. This book re-examines the legend and, in separating fact from fiction, reveals that Tazio’s best known feats are based on fact and have not been exaggerated at all! Indeed, this book will make the Italian racing red flame of the Nuvolari legend burn even brighter. Amazingly, author Valerio Moretti’s research has been so deep that he has been able to find and include in this book contemporary race reports of almost every race – no matter how small – in which Tazio took part from his first motorcycle race in June 1920 to his last race, driving a Cisitalia Abarth, in April 1950. The Tazio Nuvolari legend grew gradually through over three hundred races from almost grudging acknowledgement of a newcomer’s bravery, through awe of his apparent recklessness to the peak of his popularity when he was regarded as superhuman. Included in the book is a summary of every machine – two and four-wheeled – raced by Tazio. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial; min-height: 12.0px}

Alfa Romeo 155/156/147 Competition Touring Cars

The Development and Racing History

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Author: Peter Collins

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843428

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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After saving Alfa Romeo from oblivion in 1987, it took Fiat nearly five years to debut the first new Alfa produced under its control. This is the story of how the competition versions of the 155/156/147 family of cars were developed and subsequently raced to many championship titles and race wins. Alfa Romeo's 155 saloon was a comprehensively successful racing touring car that won the German and world-wide DTM Championship, and later ITC races. The model also took on the role of representing the company in national touring car championships throughout the world, most notably winning the British Touring Car Championship in 1994. The 156 was Alfa's successor to the 155 and was also raced with much success. This book follows the development and competition history of this model too, along with its sibling, the 147. Together, these models kept the Alfa Romeo name at the pinnacle of motor sport for many years, from 1992 to 2006, and will become future motorsport classics.

Tales of Triumph Motorcycles

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Author: Hughie Hancox

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845845560

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Having worked at Triumph from 1954 until its closure in 1974, Hughie tells the story of his life in the famous Meriden factory and of his many adventures with Triumph motorcycles and people.

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T-Series

The Essential Buyer's Guide

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Author: Malcolm Bobbitt

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841468

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author's years of real ownership experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising car like a true professional. Get the right car at the right price!

Citroen DS & ID All Models (except SM) 1966 to 1975

The Essential Buyer's Guide

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Author: Rudy A. Heilig,Paul Heilig

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841387

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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The Citroen D-series Buyers Guide aims to guide collectors, restorers, and enthusiasts through the various production changes and problem areas between model years to make sure their restoration or prospective purchase is correct, original, and legitimate. The guide will be an essential reference tool to be used when buying, selling, repairing or restoring the various D-models manufactured between 1966 and 1975. One hundred color photos, useful appendices and expert advice mean this book could save you 1000's.

BRM

A Mechanic's Tale

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Author: Dick Salmon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840828

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Probably for the first time, criticism is leveled 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.

Ford Escort RS1800

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Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841409

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Ford Escort MkII was a worthy successor to the original MkI. It became Ford's most successful rally car and the cars are still winning historic events today. It brought new standards to the sport, inspiring many others to copy it. Contains full details of every 'works' Escort MkII that went rallying, plus driver and personality profiles, and detailed car evolution.

BMW GS

The Essential Buyer's Guide

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Author: Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841352

Category: Reference

Page: 64

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BMW's GS series is one of the world's milestone motorcycles and has been in production for over 25 years. It pioneered the 'adventure sport' category and in many ways, it's the Range Rover of motorcycling.

Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

The Collector's Guide

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Author: Andrew Ralston,Mike Forbes

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841255

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

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Recent auction results indicate a growing interest among collectors in plastic toy cars made during the 1950's and 1960's in Britain, mainland Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. This book is the first to take a systematic approach to a neglected area of toy collecting, providing valuable background information on the companies that made these toys and enabling collectors to identify many previously unknown items. Among the many famous toy companies examined are Tri-ang and Brimtoy (Great Britain); Norev and Minialuxe (France); Gama and Siku (Germany); Ingap and Politoys (Italy); Rico and Paya (Spain). In addition, light is shed for the first time on the history of many smaller and more obscure brands of plastic toy cars. More than 250 photographs of rare and unusual plastic toy cars are included, together with an indication of the prices these items are currently fetching on the antique toy market.

Motor Sport

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Category: Automobiles

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