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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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New edition of The book of the Beetle Cabriolet!

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New edition of The book of the Beetle Cabriolet!

Karmann Ghia built the majority of VW Beetle Cabriolets between 1948 and 1980. Today, these convertible Beetles are much sought after as practical, durable and very attractive classics.

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Austin-Healey Big Healeys Book Review

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Austin-Healey Big Healeys Book Review

Having this book in your pocket is 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 professional. Get the right car at the right price!

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Tales from the Toolbox – Behind-the-scenes tales from GP mechanics

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Tales from the Toolbox – Behind-the-scenes tales from GP mechanics

A unique collection of behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes as told, in their own words, by former Grand Prix mechanics who have worked at the top level of the sport during the past 50 years.

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Austerity Motoring ‘from Armistice to the Mid Fifties’ Malcom Bobbit (author)

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Austerity Motoring ‘from Armistice to the Mid Fifties’ Malcom Bobbit (author)

This book may not be new to the shelves having been first published a decade ago but it is soon to be released on the ‘e book’ platform, which will also be a first for me.

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