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Rover V8 - the story of the engine

Rover V8 - the story of the engine

  • Author: James Taylor
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781787110267
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 144
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Rover V8 – the Story of the Engine tells the fascinating story of the engine that created a legend in its own lifetime. Starting life as a General Motors design in 1961, but withdrawn three years later in favour of cheaper technology, it reached Rover by chance in the mid-1960s. Few other British companies then had V8 engines in production, and Rover immediately gained a special status when the V8 entered UK production during 1967. This was an extraordinarily compact design and also extraordinarily light, thanks to its all-aluminium alloy construction. It was not a temperamental high-performance engine, but had a well-proven and simple architecture that made it both reliable and easy to work on. Small wonder, then, that the Rover V8 was bought by sports car makers who needed a light, compact and powerful engine. Small wonder that Rover kept it in production for so long, developing multiple different sizes and versions. Small wonder that the engine is still revered by Rover and Land Rover enthusiasts today, or that its popularity as an aftermarket conversion has ensured that it remains in small-volume production, half a century after entering production in the UK.

The Rover V8 Engine

The Rover V8 Engine

  • Author: David Hardcastle
  • Publisher: Haynes Publications
  • ISBN: 9780854299614
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 208
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A thorough technical assessment of the Rover V8 engine and all methods of tuning for increased power output. Filled with the V8s transatlantic origins and production, its competition career in rallies and in saloon car road racing, plus details of all Rover V8 speed equipment suppliers and professional engine builders. This volume brings the Rover V8 story up-to-date with developments ranging from the factory 3.9 litre, to the Range Rover of 1994.

Don Hayter's MGB Story

Don Hayter's MGB Story

The Birth of the MGB in MG's Abingdon Design & Development Office

  • Author: Don Hayter
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1845844602
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 96
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Majoring on the MGB's concept, design and development, here is the story of many MG Design & Development Department projects told by MG's Chief Design & Develpment Engineer, Don Hayter. Covers models and prototypes from 1956 up to the close of MG in 1980.

Land Rover Discovery, 1989-1998

Land Rover Discovery, 1989-1998

  • Author: James Taylor
  • Publisher: Motor Racing Publications
  • ISBN: 9781899870400
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 128
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Discovery, the multi-purpose vehicle whose versatility has made it equally at home on urban streets as it is in off-road conditions. Liberally illustrated, this volume discusses and explains design and development; model features; accessories and equipment; production and sales history; off-road driving techniques; technical specs and more. Tailored to those looking to know precisely what is offered amongst today's many Discovery variants.

Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

The Collector's Guide

  • Author: Andrew Ralston
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1845841255
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 128
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The history of Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys and other makers of diecast metal cars has been covered in great detail in many books and magazine articles; by contrast, information on plastic toy cars is much harder to come by. Yet collectors are taking an increasing interest in plastic cars, particularly as the rise in the value of early diecast and tinplate models has put many of these out of reach of the average enthusiast. For the first time, this book aims to provide a systematic introduction to the vast number of plastic cars made during the 1950s and 1960s. Years of research have enabled the author to uncover many fascinating facts about the companies who made these toys. Some were major players in the toy industry, like Tri-ang and Brimtoy in the UK, Norev and Minialuxe in France, Gama and Siku in Germany and Ingap in Italy. Many others, though, were more obscure, and some only modeled one car before disappearing without trace. More than 250 photographs of these toys are included, with the emphasis being on the most colorful and realistic examples, all of them based on real vehicles of the period. In many cases, the toy is pictured alongside its original box, the presence of which can often double the value of the item to a collector. Readers will also find a handy glossary listing the names of many of the companies who were active in this field in the 1950s and 1960s, together with some evocative period advertisements and catalogue illustrations. If you thought that a model car had to be made of diecast metal to be worth collecting, this book might change your mind . . . With 250 color photos, extensive appendices and identification aids this is a must have for any collector or dealer.

The Land Rover Story

The Land Rover Story

  • Author: Dave Phillips
  • Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 9781910505359
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 312
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The Land Rover Story is a roller coaster ride through the life and times of Land Rover. Fast-paced and entertaining, it brings alive all aspects of Land Rover from its humble beginnings in 1948 to today’s world-wide renown, with the vehicles — successes and failures — and people at the centre of the story. The 1940s. How the Land Rover came about; the Wilks brothers; the Centre Steer enigma; development and production; launch and reaction. The 1950s. Rapid development and evolution of the original; successes and dead ends; worldwide reach; early expeditions; weird and wonderful modifications; the Series II. The 1960s. Consolidation and further developments; Series IIA; military models; initial development of the Range Rover; search for a V8 engine. The 1970s. The Series III; Range Rover’s popularity but lack of investment; Land Rover abandons US market; the British Leyland story; escape from BL and Michael Edwardes, saviour of Land Rover. The 1980s. British Aerospace ownership; Land Rover grows as most of Britain’s car industry self-destructs; emergence of the coil-sprung models; make or break time with launch of Discovery (Europe’s best-selling 4x4). The 1990s. Tdi engines; Defender and its development. BMW ownership; second-generation Range Rover P38; Freelander; second-generation Discovery; Td5 engine. The 2000s. Ford takeover, alliance with Jaguar, shift towards luxury; third-generation Range Rover L322; the G4 Challenge; Discovery 3, Range Rover Sport, TDCi Defender, Freelander 2, Discovery 4. The 2010s. Tata takeover, upsurge in sales and profits; Range Rover Evoque and Victoria Beckham; Range Rover 4; Range Rover Sport 2; Discovery Sport; Discovery 5; Range Rover Velar; DC100 concept; end of Defender production; rise of Defender as a fashion icon; and much more.

Motor Racing at Oulton Park in the 1960s

Motor Racing at Oulton Park in the 1960s

  • Author: Peter McFadyen
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1845840380
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 96
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Oulton Park in the late 1960s was one of the last circuits to play host to non-championship Formula 1 races. Set in beautiful Cheshire parkland, it has always been a favorite with drivers who relish its challenging curves and with spectators who could watch their heroes compete on a true road circuit. Drivers such as Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill, Surtees, Rindt and Brabham came to Oulton for the Gold Cup and spectators could see and even meet them in the open paddock atmosphere of the time. Major sports & GT races such as the RAC TT were also on the Oulton Park calendar with Lola T70s, GT40s, Ferraris, Lotii and, of course, Chevrons in the hands of Hulme, Redman, Bonnier and other top drivers. Club race meetings provided variety and plenty of action with the VSCC’s Seaman Trophies meeting for vintage and historic racers being the highlight of the season for many racegoers.

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson

The Biography of a Race Mechanic

  • Author: Ian Wagstaff
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1845842308
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 160
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A biography of motor racing mechanic Tony Robinson, who worked with some of the great names of the sport in the 1950s and '60s.

A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945-1990

A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945-1990

  • Author: Mike Lawrence
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International
  • ISBN: 9781870979818
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 336
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Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles

Fast Ladies

Fast Ladies

Female Racing Drivers 1888 to 1970

  • Author: Jean François Bouzanquet
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1845842251
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 176
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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.