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Laser Tools Folding Work Mat Review

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Laser Tools Folding Work Mat Review

Suitable for both the busy workshop and to keep in the boot for emergency use, this Laser Tools Racing branded folding work mat (part number 6046) is both versatile and robust, and will keep you comfortable on the cold, dirty concrete workshop floor.

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The Last Real Austins 1946-1959 – Book Review by Grant Ford

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The Last Real Austins 1946-1959 – Book Review by Grant Ford

Publisher Veloce produces a series of ‘Those where the days’ books on a variety of transport themes; I recently enjoyed another in the range titled Austerity Motoring by Malcolm Bobbit so I was delighted to follow on that theme with Colin Peck’s The Last Real Austins. This style of publication is easy and incredibly informative reading and the era covered in terrific detail is one of the most interesting in UK transport history.

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Say ‘Bonjour’ to Classic Car Events

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Say ‘Bonjour’ to Classic Car Events

‘France: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts’ written by Julian Parish has 200 events, shows, museums and circuits for you to ponder, all helpfully split into regions of the country, so planning your trip couldn’t be easier. The author was born in Southport but has lived in France for 20 years and appreciates all things classic and has managed to collate not just the well-known events such as Le Mans and Angouleme.

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Book Voucher for Xmas?

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Book Voucher for Xmas?

If you have yet to use those Yule Tide credits I can only suggest a great book by Steven Parissien; The Life of the Automobile, a new history of the motor car. A very long title yes, but worthy certainly, a fascinating trip through time from the very dawn of motoring.

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Brooklands Launches Speed Legacy

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Brooklands Launches Speed Legacy

The Unobtainable-a story of blue was officially launched in the Napier room at Brooklands Museum on the 17 July 2014. A most suitable venue just across the courtyard from the original Malcolm Campbell Shed; built in 1926 proudly displaying the dealership sign of Bugatti with signwriting that proclaims this dealer could also supply the new ‘Auburn Straight 8 Itala’.

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Motor Racing Heroes – The Stories of 100 Greats by Robert J Newman

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Motor Racing Heroes – The Stories of 100 Greats by Robert J Newman

100 great heroes covering 100 years in 384 pages without a single photograph or diagram, sounds like a long read doesn’t it?

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Self adjusting spanner set with ratcheting action

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Self adjusting spanner set with ratcheting action

The use of an adjustable spanner or wrench is sometimes frowned upon as not being “professional” and because of the adjusting mechanism they can become worn and may not fit the fastener very well.

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Versatile funnel kit with built-in filter

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Versatile funnel kit with built-in filter

How do you design a better funnel? Well, make it easy to hold safely and securely by featuring an ergonomically designed side handle and include a choice of screw-on spout or flexible hose to reach awkward areas.

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Touch Wood – The Autobiography of Duncan Hamilton Book Review

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Touch Wood – The Autobiography of Duncan Hamilton Book Review

I must admit I was a little sceptical of this books proud boast that Chris Evans proclaimed this ‘maybe the best book ever’. Quite a statement; I found this story had one major disappointment the fact it had a final page.

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The Bugatti Queen-Book Review by Grant Ford

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The Bugatti Queen-Book Review by Grant Ford

Although not new to the book shelves, Miranda Seymour’s comprehensive insight into Grand Prix racing and the life of an incredible driver was new to me. Released a decade ago I found a copy quite by accident, a Pocket Books biography that follows the life of Helene Delangle.

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