SM: Citroen's Maserati-Engined Supercar

Author: Brian Long,Philippe Claverol

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788602

Category: Transportation

Page: 221

View: 8773

The book follows the progress of the Citroen SM from its launch at the 1970 Geneva Show through to July 1975, when the last car was built.

How to Modify BMW E30 3 Series

For High-performance and Competition

Author: Ralph Hosier

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845844386

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 8854

A world of fun, excitement, exploration and satisfaction awaits the owner of an iconic BMW E30 3 Series cars - and this book is your ticket to that wonderful world. Some of the most popular forms of motorsport are examined, along with explanations of how to take part and what equipment you need.

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Bentley T-Series

The Essential Buyer's Guide

Author: Malcolm Bobbitt

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841468

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 1445

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!

Alfa Romeo 155/156/147 Competition Touring Cars

The Development and Racing History

Author: Peter Collins

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843428

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 8449

Immediately after saving Alfa Romeo, Fiat decided to enter motorsport wholeheartedly as a means of marketing the brand. This book charts its early attempts at this, and comprehensively describes the development and racing history of the first 'Fiat' Alfa Romeo - the 155 - and the subsequent 156 and 147 models.

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

The Essential Buyer's Guide

Author: Rudy A. Heilig,Paul Heilig

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841387

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 7842

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.

Maserati - the Citroen Years 1968 - 1975

Author: Marc Sonnery

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 9780957397804

Category: Automobile industry and trade

Page: 510

View: 4657

The least documented era of Maserati s history, the Citroën period of ownership, is also the most misunderstood. Thanks to unprecedented access to Maserati in Modena and Citroën in Paris, this book contains a wealth of new and previously unpublished material. The era started with immense promise as the venerable Modenese firm, previously in dire financial straits, was modernized and reorganized, the clearest evidence being the replacement of obsolete models using old fashioned technology, firstly with the cutting-edge Bora, the most advanced and accomplished of all the first generation mid-engined cars, then with the Khamsin, the most sophisticated and competent front-engined car of the seventies, and lastly with the Merak, which afforded excellent handling and a beautiful shape to a whole new group of Maserati buyers. All these models are described here in detail, in addition to the Citroën SM, which prompted the French manufacturer to buy Maserati when seeking an engine for its flagship Grand Tourisme. Also covered are the stillborn Quattroporte II, the Bora Gp 4 racers, the Khamsin Spyder and the little known yet fascinating Ligier Maserati JS2 road and racing cars. Further insight into this period of Maserati history describes the engines themselves, including the special V8 which had been intended for the Quattroporte II after the initial V6, and the Citroën SM which was eventually fitted with this prototype engine. This is the definitive book on Maserati's years under Citroën ownership, an era dominated by the energy crisis, the introduction of speed limits, the quadrupling of fuel prices and political and social unrest, all of which formed a virtual tsunami which Maserati could not repel, leading to its closing and sale to de Tomaso with Italian government help.

A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945-1990

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9781870979818

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

View: 1555

Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles

BMW GS

The Essential Buyer's Guide

Author: Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841352

Category: Reference

Page: 64

View: 5636

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

Author: Andrew Ralston,Mike Forbes

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841255

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 128

View: 1673

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.

Forza Minardi!

The Inside Story of the Little Team Which Took on the Giants of F1

Author: Simon Vigar

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 6840

After 20 years of glorious ‘failure’, the best-loved team in Formula One is consigned to the history books, and it deserves one of its own. Minardi had a successful time in Formula Two until the tiny Italian outfit was ready to hit the big time in 1985. It somehow survived in F1’s shark-infested waters as bigger teams (Lotus, Arrows, Tyrrell) were dragged under. They have a truly international fan-base and are the ‘second team’ of most F1 devotees. Minardi is held in such affection as everyone loves the plucky underdog – Minardi’s annual budget would have lasted one month at the other Italian team up the road. Yet, from its plant in Faenza near Bologna, Minardi has produced cars that qualify, sometimes score points and often lead the way in their technology. Gian Carlo Minardi also developed a reputation as a fabulous talent-spotter – Fisichella, Trulli, Webber and the youngest ever World Champion Alonso all started their F1 careers with Minardi. For the last five years, Minardi was owned by controversial Australian tycoon Paul Stoddart. Cast as David against the Goliath of F1’s governing body, Stoddart constantly hit the headlines as he tried to get a more equal share of the sport’s billions. Ultimately, he failed and Red Bull has now bought the team. Despite a petition of 15,000 names, the Minardi name has vanished from the F1 grid and true motorheads miss it. This is the one and only inside account, with exclusive, comprehensive interviews with bosses, drivers and engineers. 140 unique photos complete this revalationary tale.

Ford Escort RS1800

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841409

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 4060

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.

Collectors' Cars

Author: Julian Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890098899

Category: Automobiles

Page: 152

View: 5304

Fast Ladies

Female Racing Drivers 1888 to 1970

Author: Jean Fran?ois Bouzanquet

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842251

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 7895

It took a great deal of determination on the part of women to sweep aside male resistance from the inner circles of the motoring world. A veritable saga with a wealth of illustrations spanning almost a century of motor racing. Over forty unique portraits of daring, brave women who took part in speed records events, rallies and Grand Prix races.

The Motor

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

View: 1615

The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars

Author: David Lillywhite

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: 544

View: 9487

Presents photo-illustrated profiles of more than a thousand car models produced by over two hundred manufacturers between the late nineteenth and early twenty-first century, providing manufacture dates, specifications, and details on the cars' features and makers.

Road Test

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

View: 4669

Haus & Auto

Internationale Projekte

Author: Andreas K. Vetter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783766720399

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 176

View: 1287

Fahrwerkhandbuch

Grundlagen, Fahrdynamik, Komponenten, Systeme, Mechatronik, Perspektiven

Author: Bernhard Heißing,Metin Ersoy,Stefan Gies

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834881686

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 714

View: 7681

Trotz aller Unterstützung durch elektronische Steuerungs- und Regelsysteme kommen Pkw-Fahrwerke der neuesten Generation nicht ohne die konventionellen Fahrwerkelemente aus. Mit Blick auf die Fahrdynamik werden in diesem Band die konventionellen Elemente und deren Zusammenwirken mit mechatronischen Systemen dargestellt. Dabei werden zunächst Grundlagen und Auslegung, danach in besonders praxisnaher Darstellung die Fahrdynamik beschrieben. Es folgen ausführliche Beschreibung und Erläuterung der modernen Komponenten. Ein eigener Abschnitt widmet sich den Achsen und Prozessen für die Achsenentwicklung.