The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing covers all the major historical writers from classical times to the present day. As well as essays on influential historians, it also incorporates topics such as political and military history.
Retells the stories, revisits the settings and reveals the characters involved in what have been some of the most thrilling and iconic motor races between 1935 and 2011. Featuring such greats as Tazio Nuvolari, Stirling Moss, Juan Fangio, and James Hunt, to name just a few, the book also includes fan photos and memorabilia collected during the era, and personal experiences of many of these great events.
Recent auction results indicate a growing interest among collectors in plastic toy cars made during the 1950's and 1960's in Britain, mainland Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. This book is the first to take a systematic approach to a neglected area of toy collecting, providing valuable background information on the companies that made these toys and enabling collectors to identify many previously unknown items. Among the many famous toy companies examined are Tri-ang and Brimtoy (Great Britain); Norev and Minialuxe (France); Gama and Siku (Germany); Ingap and Politoys (Italy); Rico and Paya (Spain). In addition, light is shed for the first time on the history of many smaller and more obscure brands of plastic toy cars. More than 250 photographs of rare and unusual plastic toy cars are included, together with an indication of the prices these items are currently fetching on the antique toy market.
The Development & Rally History of a World Champion
Author: Peter Collins
Pubpsher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The world of rallying was changed forever on January 1st 1982 with the introduction of the new Group B rules. These gave manufacturers virtually carte blanche to design the fastest car they could for world rally special stages, so long as they built at least 200 identical examples. This is the story of Lancia's mid-engined and supercharged Rally. The reader is taken from initial thinking about the car and conception, through development, to the full history of its rallying lifetime, with the help of the car designer and chief engineer, Ing. Sergio Limone. Featuring many of Limone's own photographs taken during development, and interviews with team members. Illustrated with 250 stunning and rare rally action photos.
"Art and the Automobile Combined in Over 240 Fabulously Evocative Poster Images"
Author: Paul Veysey
Pubpsher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
From the late 19th century the progress of the movies has paralleled that of the motorcar. Now, for the first time, these developments are chronicled through the medium of the Movie Poster. The book celebrates the progression from the simple and crude, through the functional, the ambitious, the barking mad, right up to today’s high-tech, computer generated, often soulless examples of both cinema and automobile. By charting the poster art of the movies chronologically, the book takes you on a journey through the 20th Century in black and white, sepia, hand coloring, stone-litho, and glorious Technicolor. The book shows the obsessively accurate, the artist’s impression, the photographic and the wildly imaginative depictions of the automobile. The development of product placement in marketing is well-illustrated. Why did the Mustang appear in so little publicity for Bullitt? Where was the Mini in most of the world’s publicity for The Italian Job? Why wasn’t the Alfa Romeo Dueto prominent in the advertising of The Graduate? The book doesn’t provide intricate plot lines or vast cast lists; there are many reference works, both in books and on-line that supply this detail. Instead it shows how different countries promoted the same movie and give a brief guide to buying posters of movies safely. Primarily this is a book to wallow in, beautifully photographed artwork is guaranteed to bring memories favorite cars in movies and gives a fascinating insight into the evolution of cinema, marketing and the automobile. With 250 color photos, this book is a fascinating feast in all respects. With 250 pictures of rare and original posters and a star rating system for rarity, this is a beautiful book to browse and a valuable investment guide.