Forza Minardi!

Forza Minardi!

Author: Simon Vigar

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845841607

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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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.

Alpine & Renault

Alpine & Renault

Author: Roy Smith

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845841775

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This is a study of how the first Turbo Grand Prix car came to be a reality, from the first ideas to the final ultimate success of a Grand Prix victory. Includes the history of each company involved, the reasons for the creation of the first Turbo-charged Grand Prix car. The book covers the development of an experimental car by Alpine in the 1960's. Of the men who worked with Gordini the engine tuning genius and who went on to create a power unit that changed the worlds thinking on engine design. Then Renault designed and built its Grand Prix car to the specific Formula 1 regulations. It goes on to cover the full story of the period of the Renault Turbo Grand Prix cars.

Endurance Racing at Silverstone in the 1970s & 1980s

Endurance Racing at Silverstone in the 1970s & 1980s

Author: Chas Parker

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845842772

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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Changes to regulations for sports car racing in the late 1970s paved the way for a golden era of endurance racing in the 80s, with the likes of Porsche, Lancia, Jaguar and Mercedes all vying for the World Sportscar Championship. The Silverstone 6-Hour and 1000km races became a cornerstone of this championship and the event was often used by the teams as a warm-up to the all important Le Mans 24-Hour race, which followed it on the calendar. This book charts the progress of the races, year-by-year from 1976, through the era of the Group C cars, up to the end of the eighties, with previously unpublished accounts and photographs of each event

The MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite High Performance Manual

The MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite High Performance Manual

Author: Daniel Stapleton

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845841423

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Covers all aspects of modifying the MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite for high performance. Includes engine/driveline, suspension, brakes, and much more. with 400 mainly colour photos and exclusive tuning advice, this is a MUST for any Sprite or Midget owner.

How to Build Tiger Avon Or GTA Sports Cars for Road Or Track

How to Build Tiger Avon Or GTA Sports Cars for Road Or Track

Author: Jim Dudley

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845844332

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

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Step-by-step guide to building a dream sports car on a budget. Based on available Ford mechanical components: use a straight 4 or V8 engine, including Pinto, Zetec or Rover K-Series or motorcycle engine. All parts available from Tiger Sportscars.

Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Coupe

Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Coupe

Author: Keith Booker

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781904788690

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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A small investment in this book could save you a fortune. With the aid of this book's step-by-step expert guidance, you'll discover all the information you need to know about the Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Coupe you want to buy. Unique point system will help you to place the car's value in relation to condition. This is an important investment-don't buy a car without this book's help.

Morris Minor

Morris Minor

Author: Ray Newell

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845841577

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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General Adult. The post war Morris Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis was one of the most popular British Cars. 2008 will mark 60 years since the first production models rolled off the production lines at Cowley in Oxfordshire. This work looks at the development of its range of models produced during a production run which spanned twenty two years in the UK.

The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible

The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible

Author: Mike Estall

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845844823

Category: Transportation

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Incredibly comprehensive, this book is the ultimate reference source to every aspect of these machines, including 22 very detailed model profiles and delivery details of 113,000 individual machines to 153 countries, color schemes and much, much more. It contains full international history of the popular Triumph Tiger Cub & Triumph Terrier motorcycles, technical and design specifications of engine and transmission components, lubrication, fuel and electrical systems.

Russian Motor Vehicles

Russian Motor Vehicles

Author: Maurice A. Kelly

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845843007

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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A book concerning Russian Limousines, and the Chinese models that were initially derived from them, has never been attempted before. This book investigates the whole story of why the Soviet Communist Party required such a bourgeois product, and how production was subsequently achieved. Following the orders of Stalin, work on the Limousines commenced during the first Five Year Plan (1927-1933) at the Putilov Works, late the Kirov Zavod, where the Leningrad L-1 was made in a limited number. From these beginnings, the Moscow and Gorky models emerged, and later the Chinese-derived types made with Russian aid during the late 1950s. Covering all of these models, up to the last one produced in 2003, and featuring full specifications translated from the relevant primary sources in Russian and Chinese literature, this is a meticulous and unique account of a previously neglected subject.

Fiat 131 Abarth

Fiat 131 Abarth

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845841829

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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When Fiat entered rallying in 1970, its ultimate aim was to become World Rally Champion and the 131 Abarth of 1976-1980 provided the machinery to make that possible. It started winning World rallies within months of being launched, and in 1977, 1978 and 1980 the 'works' team also won the World Championship for Makes, and set every standard by which Rally Giants were to be judged. Was there ever any doubt that successors like the Lancia Rally 037 and the Delta Integrale would eventually come from the same stable?

Off-Road Giants!

Off-Road Giants!

Author: Andy Westlake

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845841904

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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A fascinating and nostalgic compilation of rider profiles written over a three year period, which originally appeared in Classic Motorcycle magazine, and is now accompanied by a new set of over 100 photographs. All of the riders featured became top achievers in their field, although, for some, it was their first interview. During the 1950s and 60s, scrambling especially drew huge crowds to meetings all across the country, and, thanks to TV coverage such as BBC Grandstand Trophy, and ITV's World of Sport, many of the competitors featured in this book became household names. Each chapter includes the competition years of the riders, and also gives an overview of their careers, and conveys their enthusiasm for the sport.

Motorcycle Apprentice

Motorcycle Apprentice

Author: Bill Cakebread

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845841799

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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A young Londoner had only one ambition in life – to work with motorcycles. That simple wish led to an apprenticeship that was to change Bill Cakebread's life forever as the training that Associated Motorcycles Limited provided enabled achievements that he never dreamed possible. This book gives a unique insight to the atmosphere and excitement of working in a motorcycle factory. It is an inspiring story, supported by a host of period photographs and rare documents, which provides a fascinating record of work within the British motorcycle industry in the final years of its decline into oblivion.