Thursday 22 December 2011


Motor Racing at Goodwood in the Sixties (Those Were The Days ... series) by Tony Gardiner
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British Police Cars (Those Were The Days ... series) by Nick Walker
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British Lorries of the 1960s (Those Were The Days ... series) by Malcolm Bobbitt
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Porsche 914 & 914-6 - The Definitive History of the Road & Competition Cars by Brian Long
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Art Deco & British Car Design - The Airline Cars of the 1930s by Barrie Down
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Taxi! - The Story of the London Cab by Malcolm Bobbitt
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Ferrari 312P & 312PB (WSC Giants) by Peter Collins and Ed McDonough
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Caring for your scooter - How to maintain & service your 49cc to 125cc twist & go scooter by Malcolm Bobbitt
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How your car works - Your guide to the components & systems of modern cars, including hybrid & electric vehicles by Arvid Linde
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Tuesday 20 December 2011


A full six months ahead of next summer’s Festival of Speed (28 June - 1 July 2012), Goodwood is excited to reveal that it will be honouring the pioneering Lotus marque with the main ‘Central Feature’ installation, displayed prominently outside Goodwood House.

Goodwood will celebrate this much-loved British brand at an exciting time in the marque’s history, as Lotus is currently two years into a dynamic five year brand reinvigoration plan with the goal of returning the marque to its original status alongside other prestigious sports car manufacturers. The plan includes an entire new range, the first of which will be the return of the iconic Esprit in 2013.

It’s not all about looking to the future for Lotus though, a big part of the brand is its heritage and Lotus will enjoy a vast array of significant anniversaries in 2012, including 60 years since the first Lotus company was founded by Colin Chapman in 1952, four years after the incomparable engineer had built his first vehicle – the Mark 1 trials car – in an old stable behind his parent’s Railway Hotel in Hornsey, North London.

Next year also sees the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking Lotus Elan sportscar, 40 years since the iconic Esprit supercar concept was first revealed by Giugiaro, 35 years since the innovative Lotus 78 ground effect Formula 1 car competed, and 20 years since cyclist Chris Boardman won a gold medal for Britain in the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics, riding the revolutionary Type 108 bicycle developed by Lotus.

The enviable global reputation that Lotus enjoys today grew out of Chapman’s unparalleled technical ingenuity to dominate all levels of motor sport, from club racing to Formula 1, to create a glorious and enduring legacy. To date Lotus has gone on to win 13 Formula 1 World Championships (six drivers, and seven constructers titles), and a spectacular collection of these victorious F1 cars will be at Goodwood in the summer, along with an impressive selection of Lotus Indycars, saloons, sports and road cars, all forming a key attraction at the 2012 Festival of Speed. A wealth of current and ex-works Lotus drivers are also expected to appear at Goodwood.

Full details of the Lotus vehicle and driver line-up, along with further news about the main Lotus Central Feature installation, will be revealed over the coming months.

Source: Goodwood

Lotus 49 - The Story of a Legend
By Michael Oliver

The Lotus 49 was one of the most evocative & successful Formula One cars of its era, & the first to use the Cosworth DFV V8 engine. Here is the definitive story from inception to the fate of the cars today. Includes a racing record & individual chassis histories. A high quality artpaper production. A highly acclaimed book.

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Jaguar E-type – The Essential Buyer's Guide (3.8 & 4.2 litre) . Your marque expert: Peter Crespin.

A long-awaited guide for deciding which, if any, E-type to purchase. This app steers buyers past the dazzling exterior to examine systematically, section by section, cars they are considering. Picture-packed to help orientate even newcomers and ensure they buy the best car for their budget.

The 6-cylinder E-type is generally regarded as the world's most beautiful sports car. Such is the allure of this sixties icon, that many have let their heart rule their heads and ended up with a car that remained unfinished or wasn't right for them in some way. Forty years later, the risks have multiplied hugely, since many E-types appear superficially good but hide a multitude of, usually very expensive, sins. This dedicated buyer's guide, written by someone who had to build his own car the hard way, is packed with the dos and don'ts of selecting, viewing and thoroughly assessing any potential purchase, to make sure you enjoy your E-type ownership and avoid ending up with a dispiriting and financially ruinous money-pit.

Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Friday 16 December 2011


This will make every car lover's heart beat a little faster. The proper way to roll a car. What an awesome ad for the Mercedes SLS!

If any of you were ever to roll a car this is the proper way to do it. The stretch of highway that this ad was filmed on is in the Fraser Canyon , British Columbia , Canada. The tunnel they did this in is the China Bar Tunnel on Highway 1 just North of Spuzzum.

Make sure that your sound is on .... enjoy.

Thursday 15 December 2011


Arriving in all UK Porsche Centres officially this weekend (December 17), the new Porsche 911 Carrera is a completely new generation of the iconic sports coupe and to celebrate its launch, Porsche is inviting fans to visit the car configurator on and build their dream 911. One lucky participant’s 911 will be turned from virtual dream into reality.

Log on to

The new Porsche 911 configurator uses the latest 3D computer modelling to generate images with a remarkable level of realism, enabling viewers to consider the appearance of colour combinations and explore in detail the range of optional dynamic and cosmetic features available. Further functions include the option to calculate personalised finance examples once your car specification is configured, and also play the engine sound of the car.

Simply specify your ideal new 911 using the on-line Porsche car configurator on, and enter your details before midnight on January 31 2012.

One entry will be selected at random and that exact new 911 will be built. The winner will be invited to the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone to drive their ‘perfect 911’ on a half-day programme next summer.

The new Porsche 911 Carrera

True to the 911 tradition, the new sports car combines a powerful rear-mounted flat-six engine with the iconic silhouette, and adds more power and efficiency, less weight and a host of new technologies to further enhance the sports car driving experience.

The 911 Carrera costs from £71,449 and the Carrera S from £81,242. Standard equipment on all models is leather interior, sports seats, automatic climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights, 4.6-inch colour touch-screen Porsche Communication Management with satellite navigation, a universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and a three year warranty.

The Carrera S adds 20-inch alloy wheels, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with rear limited slip differential, in addition to the power advantage of the larger 3.8-litre engine.

Fitted to every 911 is a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a sophisticated vehicle security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard, and customers can also explore the potential of their new car by participating in a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.

Source: Porsche

Monday 12 December 2011


Take a look at Motorway Walks & Breaks app running in the iPhone simulator, with voiceover introduction from author Lezli Rees.

AVAILABLE NOW for iPod Touch/iPhone and iPad on the App Store.
Price: £2.99 UK / $4.99 US. Click here for more info about the app!

Wednesday 7 December 2011


The finest collection of significant and authentic racing AC Cobras ever assembled in the UK will gather at next year’s Goodwood Revival (14-16 September 2012) for an exceptional one-model race.

To mark the 50th anniversary since Carroll Shelby’s introduction of the initial versions of this cult Anglo-American sports car, the 2012 Revival will feature a grid exclusively made up of 30 Cobras and their derivatives. This special all-Cobra race will be a 45-minute two-driver competition, with driver changes in the pits between 15 and 30 minutes.

It is expected that this one-off race will feature an extraordinary mix of historically-significant competition Cobras, including some of the special-bodied aerodynamic Cobra-based coupés. Goodwood also hope that Carroll Shelby will be able to attend the 2012 Revival in person as well, although this is yet to be confirmed.

The race promises to make for an intriguing spectacle and a fitting tribute to one of the world’s most revered, and copied, sports car which has a long association with Goodwood. An exceptional line-up of top drivers is expected to campaign the Cobras. More detailed information about this exclusive race will follow early next year.

Tickets and further information for the 2012 Goodwood Revival, plus Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show, can be ordered by on the Goodwood website

STOP! Don’t buy a Cobra Replica without first buying this book!

New! Cobra Replicas - The Essential Buyer's Guide
Your marque expert: Iain Ayre

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 one like a true professional. Get the right car at the right price!

More info.

Friday 2 December 2011


Anyone who drives on the motorways of England, Scotland and Wales will benefit from this guide to walks within 5 miles of motorway exits. All of the UK is covered, from Exeter to Perth and Swansea to Canterbury.

Use this app to get more fun for your fuel, see more of the countryside, take a healthy break, or enjoy a relaxing pub lunch.

Each page features a 30 to 45 minute walk, with a selected pub or café along the way. Activities for children are included, from bouncy castles to nature trails.

All of the walks are suitable for dogs, and those with assistance dogs will find details of accessible paths and disabled facilities – for example, RADAR, a key that is made available to registered disabled people, which enables them to access locked disabled WCs and facilities.

The listed pubs all welcome well-behaved canines.

Most of the pubs are traditional inns, serving high quality food at realistic prices. Landlords, chefs and opening times can change quickly, and phone numbers are given for you to check in advance to avoid disappointment.

In the text, ‘half-left/right’ is a walk direction convention that is used to describe a 45 degree turn in either of these directions.

Many more motorway walks, dog-friendly pubs, beaches and country walks are on our website: We hope you visit the site and share your comments and suggestions. More info.

Thursday 1 December 2011


Alain De Cadenet, racing driver, TV presenter, father of Amanda De Cadenet and former co-driver of Desiré WIlson talks in this video about when he first met Des, how he rates her as a driver, and what he thinks of the new book Driven by Desire - The Desiré Wilson story. When asked if he would recommend the book, he replied "Bloody right, this is my pick of the year in Classic & Sports Car!"

New! Driven by Desire - The Desiré Wilson story
By Alan Wilson
Forewords by Lord March & Derek Bell MBE
The story of the driver rated by many as the best woman ever to race cars, and the most capable ever to have driven in Formula One. Her 50-year career began at the age of five in South Africa, moving to Holland and England and then the USA, before gaining renewed life at the famous Goodwood Revival historic race events. This fascinating story shows that a woman can, and did, fight her way to the top of motorsport.

Click here for more info about the book!

Wednesday 30 November 2011


Anatomy of the works Mini by Brian Moylan
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Porsche 924 by Brian Long
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Porsche 944 by Brian Long
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Modifying Suzuki 4x4 for Serious Offroad Action (SpeedPro) by John Richardson
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Funky Modeds! by Richard Skelton
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How to illustrate and design Concept Cars by Adrian Newey

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Tuesday 29 November 2011


Your discount code: XMAS40
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Here's a look back at some of the video highlights from Veloce's YouTube Channel over the last year! Highlights include, Sir Stirling Moss OBE talking about Harnessing Horsepower – The Pat Moss Carlsson story published March. Adrian Newey talking about Race & Trackday Driving Techniques at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 in June. Driven by Desire - The Desiré Wilson story interview, published August, & the interview with Veloce co-founders Rod & Jude, to celebrate the companies 20th anniversary in September.

*offer closes midnight 15th January 2012. Offer excludes leather and limited editions, Veloce gift vouchers, Veloce apps, ebooks, other coinciding special offers and non-Veloce products. P+P extra.

Friday 25 November 2011


His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales paid a visit to his model estate Poundbury today, situated on the outskirts of Dorchester.

Pictured here at Parkway Farm Business Park, outside Veloce House.

Thursday 24 November 2011


Congratulations to Nicky West & Rob Stacey for finishing in the top 5 at Classic Car of the Year 2011 at the NEC. In May 2011, Nicky and Rob set off on their incredible journey to Asia Minor in the 50 year old Mini Minor. Thanks to everyone that voted and helped the car reach the final 5!

Forthcoming! Mini Minor to Asia Minor - There & Back
By Nicola Susanne West

This is the story of an independent trek in a 50-year-old Mini – all the way to the Great Pyramid and back – with no assistance or support crew, to provide much needed funds and publicity for the Willow Foundation.
Inspirational to others, the book includes practical advice on the car preparation and documentation required for such marathon drives, along with photographs of the Mini’s preparation and the amazing journey itself. More info.

Wednesday 23 November 2011


Mini - The Essential Buyer's Guide. Your marque expert: Mark Paxton.
This app offers a step-by-step guide to help any prospective buyer avoid expensive mistakes and end up with the best Mini possible for their money. Using over 100 clear colour photographs and easy to follow, jargon-free text, the car's notorious rot spots, common bodges and mechanical defects are examined in detail, along with auction advice, relative values and the realities of living with this 20th century icon.

- Unique, no other buyer's guide on the market
- Full colour illustrations of the major weak points
- Easy to follow, jargon-free text
- Filled with essential tips to avoid buying a dud
- Includes a quick check guide as well as a full inspection plan
- Examines the reality of living with a Mini
- Handy size to take with you when looking at a car
- Examines whether restoration is a realistic option
- Includes useful contacts for Mini clubs and parts suppliers
- Author has repaired these cars for more than 20 years

Click here for more info about the app on the iTunes app store.


Thanks again to Chris at Trailerfitters Toolbox for another of his interesting video book reviews!

Land Rover Series I, II & IIA – The Essential Buyer’s Guide
Maurice Thurman

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

More info.

Tuesday 22 November 2011


1: Caring for your car (RAC) (Fry)
2: Which Oil? (Michell)
3: Dieting with my dog (Frezon)
4: Driven by Desire (Wilson)
5: Motor Racing - 1930-1962 (Carter)
6: Fun and games for cats! (Seidl)
7: Audi R8 (WSC Giants) (Wagstaff)
8: How Your Car Works (RAC) (Linde)
9: My dog is deaf (Willms)
10: Alfa Romeo V6 Engine (SpeedPro) (Kartalamakis)

Monday 21 November 2011


Triumph TR6 – The Essential Buyer's Guide iPhone/iPad App (Your marque expert: Roger Williams)

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

The classic British sports car gets its own Essential Buyer’s Guide App.
With a six-cylinder engine sporting up to 150bhp, and a Karmann-influenced body, the TR6 was, and still is, a true classic sports car, and one of Triumph's best selling cars of the 1970s.
In this App, marque expert Roger Williams takes you step-by-step through the process of finding the perfect Triumph for your budget and ambitions. With detailed sections on cost considerations, relative values, and the day-to-day issues of living with a TR6, it's an invaluable guide for anyone considering purchasing one of these iconic cars.
Desirable upgrades, common pitfalls, and everything you need to be aware of, from paperwork to buying at auction, are all covered. Featuring audio slideshows, colour photos, details of clubs, restorers, and suppliers – if you want a TR6, you'll want this App!

Click here for more info about the app on the iTunes app store.

Wednesday 16 November 2011


Thanks to Jon for supplying these pics, taken last weekend at the The Footman James Classic Motor Show at The NEC Birmingham.

Mike Brewer & Edd China, from the smash hit TV show Wheeler Dealers, were live on stage.

Friday 11 November 2011


On Saturday 3rd December, Donald Stevens, Design Team Member and Project Co-Ordinator for the land speed record breaker, Bluebird CN7, will be the guest speaker at an evening hosted by the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

Donald Stevens was the first employee of Norris Brothers Ltd. and worked on many of their innovative engineering solutions. After National Service in the RAF as a trainee pilot, he rejoined the company to work with the two chief designers on the concept of the Campbell-Norris 7 (Bluebird CN7), eventually becoming project co-ordinator for the construction.

He has given lectures on the design of Bluebird CN7 to engineering institutions countrywide. His talk at the National Motor Museum will include how the basic design was developed, the wind tunnel testing, method of construction, the runs and crash at Bonneville, and the real potential of CN7.

The evening, starting at 8.00pm, will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the National Motor Museum Collections Centre. A pay bar is available for the purchase of beers, wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Before, the Museum will open from 6.30pm for a private view.

Tickets are £10 (with all profits going to the National Motor Museum Trust)

Source: Beaulieu

Bluebird CN7 - The inside story of Donald Campbell’s last Land Speed Record car
By Donald Stevens

Records the development, construction and operation of the last wheel-driven land speed record breaking car that the UK produced, and tells how the tragic demise of Donald Campbell prevented it from reaching its full potential. A unique account of a legendary feat of engineering.

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