In this book Steven Parissien examines the impact, development and significance of the automobile over its turbulent and colourful 130-year history. He tells the story of the auto, and of its creators, from its earliest appearance in the 1880s - as little more than a powered quadricycle - via the early pioneer carmakers, the ... read more
A wide of standard production cars is available, but their pre-packaged looks and specifications don't meet the needs and tastes of many car enthusiasts who chose to build their own cars.
This book is an effective chronology of the cars that have been built by members of the Constructors Car Club in New Zealand. ... read more
The veteran car movement is alive and well in New Zealand. VETERAN CARS: AMAZING NEW ZEALAND COLLECTIONS takes a look at just a small cross section of enthusiasts dedicated to the restoration and preservation of our early motoring history and their cars, many having been saved from near oblivion. With just a few spare parts a... read more
New Zealand has some of the most impressive and desirable V8-powered muscle cars and street machines in the world. To celebrate the passion for these vehicles, NZV8 magazine's editor Todd Wylie has selected what he fells are his top 100 from the first 100 issues of the magazine. The outcome is NZV8 Magazine - Top 100 Cars, th... read more
Join Steve Holmes, author of the popular KIWI HOT RODDER'S GUIDE TO LIFE, ashe profiles over 50 Kiwis and their utes. What is it about the ute that has caughtthe attention of so many car enthusiasts down under?
This title covers the history of muscle cars from the forerunners of the early 20th century to today's iconic models. Close-up colour pictures look at the engine, interiors, badges and special features of the cars included. This title provides a fascinating insight into a popular motoring phenomenon. It also covers legendary ... read more
The 1970s was a critical decade for the British motor industry. A downward spiral in industrial relations led to crippling strikes, two major oil crises made thirsty older designs virtually unsaleable, and foreign manufacturers moved in with products that were affordable, reliable and available on demand. Britain's roads beca... read more
This is an extensive guide to the history of car manufacturing, including over 500 different makes and models listed alphabetically for reference. It is illustrated with over 600 photographs ranging from the earliest coupe to the latest Mercedes-Benz. It includes a comprehensive introduction to the history and development of ... read more
With an average of over 200,000 sold each year during the car's incredible two-decade life, the Ford Cortina remains one of the most individually popular cars Britain has ever seen. This book celebrates the Cortina's place as a major part of everyday life for so many families from 1962, when the first Consul Cortina took its ... read more
Sleeping Beauties USA honors rusted and forgotten automotive treasures that have been found parked alongside the highways of America, waiting to be discovered again. Rather than showcasing typically brilliant, highly rebuilt show queens, the book instead explores the transience and inherent beauty of a car's life, captured th... read more
Lose yourself in the world of Kiwi hot rodders. Have a poke around in their garages, visualize their rebuild projects, admire their impressive array of rods, study their automobilia collections, and read about the hot rodders themselves; their love for the hobby, and their stories. The Kiwi Hot Rodder’s Guide to Life i... read more
Bedford is a name from British automotive history that became synonymous with quality commercial vehicles. Between 1930 and the late 1980s few companies, large or small, did have at least a couple of Bedfords within their fleet. These were dependable vehicles used by fleet operators all over the UK and beyond.
An illustrated encyclopedia of classic hot rods and street rods, with over 550 stunning photographs. A comprehensive volume perfect for all automobile enthusiasts.
The Mini, now an emblem of the Swinging Sixties, was in fact the product of an age of austerity and shortage, a simple design intended to make motoring more accessible and affordable for the average family. Ironically, it would become something very different: a modern, classless style icon that appealed across the boundaries... read more
In 2008 Sebastian Vettel became the youngest ever winner of a Formula 1 race when he won the Italian Grand Prix while driving for Toro Rosso. He is now the youngest ever Formula One champion (and has won two consecutive World Championships).
This illustrated biography follows Sebastian Vettel's life and ca... read more
The official New Zealand road code is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand’s traffic law and safe driving practices. You will be tested on this information in your theory and practical driving tests. This guide is intended for drivers of cars and other light vehicles. The changes to the code are based on the usual revie... read more