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B11 Spitfire Manual 1936 Onwards (Haynes)

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The legendary Supermarine Spitfire receives the famous Haynes manual treatment with the full co-operation and authorisation of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. A unique perspective on what it takes to own, restore and operate a Spitfire, as well as a wonderful insight into the engineering and construction of this remarkable aeroplane. This highly detailed and attractively designed book is based around the restoration of the Spitfire Mk XVI at RAF Coningsby.
Hardback, 270 x 210mm, 160 pages, 150 colour & 30 b&w illustrations.
Price: £17.99


B12 Gentleman Jack

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The official biography of Jack Sears
Price: £20.00


B13 From The Fells To Ferrari The Official Biography of Cliff Allison

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This is a long overdue book about a tough yet unassuming man whose burning ambition was to race in Formula 1. Starting like so many others in the 1950's in a 500cc F3 Cooper, he soon began winning and joined up with Colin Chapman in 1955. He successfully raced Lotus Nine and Eleven sportscars and in 1957 won the coveted Index of Performance at Le Mans in 1957 with Keith Hall.
This was also the year he first drove a Lotus single seater, the Mk 12 F2 car, which in 1958 took Lotus into F1 for the first time. The 12 was a difficult car but although Cliff struggled all season he scored Lotus first World Championship points and his performances led to Ferrari making him an offer for 1959.
He was just beginning to establish himself as a Grand Prix driver when a bad accident at Monaco in 1960 ended his season. Cliff retired the following year after another big crash at Spa in a Lotus 18/21.
It's a fascinating read with many wonderful photographs from Cliff's private collection.

Hardback, 144 pages, 105 b&w pictures.
Price: £22.50


B14 1965: Jim Clark and Team Lotus - The UK Races

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This title from Coterie Press takes you behind the scenes of Team Lotus during the 1965 season. With around 200 previously unseen photographs from the Peter Darley Archive and contributions from Jack Sears, Sally Swart (Stokes), Bob Dance and David Hobbs, William Taylor gives a unique and intimate glimpse into a colourful and evocative period of British motor racing. Very collectable.
Price: £25.00


B15 Tales From The Toolbox

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A unique and personal collection of behind the scenes stories in their own words from former Grand Prix mechanics about the less glamorous side of racing. Team Lotus features strongly with candid tales from Bob Dance and Dick Scammell amongst others and lots of hitherto unpublished period photos. A brilliant read, this is a book that you'll keep dipping into. 40% of all royalties go to the Grand Prix Mechanics Charitable Trust.
Veloce Publishing. Paperback, 176 pages, 50 pictures
Price: £12.99


B16 Caterham Seven Road Test Portfolio 1974 - 1999

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This book is a compilation of road & comparison tests, technical & performance data plus an invaluable buyers guide. Models covered: Super 7, Super Sprint, JPE, SPR, HPC, K Series, Supersport, VVC, Classic, Superlight, R, R500 & the Prisoner.

Articles and features from three continents trace the Sevens progress after Graham Nearn bought the manufacturing rights from Lotus in 1973. This book is a compilation of road & comparison tests, technical & performance data plus an invaluable buyers guide. Models covered: Super 7, Super Sprint, JPE, SPR, HPC, K Series, Supersport, VVC, Classic, Superlight, R, R500 & the Prisoner. A total of 160 fully illustrated pages.
Price: £19.95


B17 Caterham Seven Road Test Portfolio 2000 - 2010

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By R. M. Clarke
Caterham's success was due, initially, to Colin Chapman's inspired design and post '74 to Graham Nearn's brilliant development. In common with several other small UK car companies in recent times, Caterham has also gone through a number of ownership changes which has had an effect on the type of models produced and the Caterham Seven arguably reached its peak with the introduction of the 'R' Series. This book covers the story of an exciting new generation of Caterham Seven models over a decade which saw the cars achieve speeds and levels of sophistication that Colin Chapman could surely never have dreamed of.

Price: £19.95


B18 Lotus Elite and Eclat 1974-1982

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This new book follows Brooklands Books’ usual style in reprinting numerous contemporary road tests and articles from period motoring magazines. It’s now thirty seven years since the launch of the Elite and reading the first book reminds you just how revolutionary the car was in 1974 and the new standards it set for luxury GT motoring. The car took the motoring world by storm and despite some teething troubles amazed journalists with its combination of luxury 4 seat accommodation and Lotus handling and performance. The Eclat followed in the same style and with the same blend of some niggling minor faults being more than offset by the ride and handling of the superb chassis. A wealth of information, history and technical specifications on these superb and important Lotus cars.      
Softcover, 160 pages with over 300 B/W illustrations
Price: £19.95


B19 Lotus Excel (Type 89, SE & SA Automatic)

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This new book follows Brooklands Books’ usual style in reprinting numerous contemporary road tests and articles from period motoring magazines. The Excel was launched in 1984 which was a leap forward in terms of reliability and performance. Build quality was vastly improved and the Excel could now compete with the likes of Porsche in the luxury Sports/GT market. Over the following 8 years the Excel was further developed and refined into a class leading car before production ended in 1992. A wealth of information, history and technical specifications on these superb and important Lotus cars.      
Softcover, 160 pages with over 300 B/W illustrations
Price: £19.95


B20 Ayrton Senna - The Whole Story (paperback)

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By Christopher Hilton
To coincide with the release of the film, Haynes has re-issued what is undoubtedly the definitive book about the great man. First published in 2004, it brings together all of Hilton’s previous four books on Senna plus some new material reworked into a highly polished biography including his complete race record. Published in paperback with 464 pages (16 of colour photos) and over 100,000 words, it’s very good value
Price: £9.99


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