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More often than not, dads end up being the family's resident petrolhead, boy racer and also the gear head! So why not fulfil his need for speed with one of our great motor books this Father's Day?

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The Petrolhead Dad

More often than not, dads end up being the family's resident petrolhead, boy racer and also the gear head! So why not fulfil his need for speed with one of our great motor books this Father's Day?

  • Lost Railway Walks

    Julian Holland

    Product Code: LRAI
    Paperback
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    In this extended second edition of Lost Railway Walks (complete with eight new routes including Canterbury to Whitstable and Jarrow to Tanfield), Julian Holland details over 100 of Britain's lost railways and reveals how you can explore them by foot or bicycle.

    Presented in a vintage style, this book covers railways from all over the country and includes maps of every single one. Each route is accompanied by a brief history of the railway that used to be there and points of interest you can spot while walking along the route.

    With historical and modern-day photography featured throughout, this is a great book for ramblers and people who love trains. In his previous books, Julian has kept track of The History of Britain's Railways and provided us with a first-class commentary of the Great Railway Journeys of the World - this book is just as compelling, you could say it's just the ticket!
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Haynes Hawker Hurricane Owner's Workshop Manual

    Paul Blackah, MBE

    Product Code: HWKH
    Hardback
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    This Haynes Manual lifts the lid on the secrets of the Hawker Hurricane fighter.

    It looks at the construction of the vehicle and offers insights into what it takes to own and fly such a classic fighter. It also reveals how engineers keep it airworthy and gives an overview of its historical background.
    • £3.79
    • RRP £19.99
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  • Trials and Error

    Dougie Lampkin

    Product Code: TEDL
    Hardback
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    Dougie Lampkin, the world's greatest off-road rider, talks about his life in motorcycling in this incredible and unique autobiography.

    He reveals the inspirations behind his stunts and how he always believed he was set for a life on two wheels - his dad placed a motorcycle next to his cot before he arrived home for the first time, after all!

    Dougie comes from a family of sportsmen and had won seven consecutive outdoor world titles and five indoor world titles, earning him the MBE by the age of 25 and this book he brings the excitement of his sport vividly to life - sharing behind-the-scenes drama of his Red Bull challenges including riding over a multi-million-pound F1 car without leaving a scratch.

    For fans of: Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop, Carl Fogarty
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.00
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  • The Knowledge

    Robert Lordan

    Product Code: TKNW
    Hardback
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    Train your brain like a London cabbie with The Knowledge!

    Fully illustrated and written by a licensed cabbie, this book lifts the lid on London's best-kept secrets. It highlights the streets, alleys, turnings and landmarks every London taxi driver must know to pass the famous exam and showcases 50 real Knowledge routes with notes on hidden histories.

    There are also sections that give readers the chance to test their memory of these routes alongside guides to memory-training techniques that are used by cabbies and memory champions around the world.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • The Times Britain's Hidden Railways

    Julian Holland

    Product Code: TBHR
    Hardback
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    Discover 50 derelict and long-closed railways hidden amidst the countryside of Britain in this beautiful book from The Times.

    Each route is highlighted on historical Bartholomew's mapping that shows the parts of the route that can still be followed by foot today. The profiles also have carefully researched text and historical photographs from when they were in use.

    This book also contains specially commissioned present-day images of famous routes including the Jersey railway, the Crab & Winkle line and Dava Way.
    • £12.99
    • RRP £30.00
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  • Cops and Robbers

    Ant Anstead

    Product Code: COPS
    Hardback
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    In Cops and Robbers, TV presenter, former police officer and dedicated petrolhead Ant Anstead talks through the history of the British police car - revealing how it evolved from being a 20mph annoyance that scared horses to a vehicle capable of 150mph pursuits.

    Ant has always loved cars and this was partly the inspiration for his decision to join the police force. However, he was a serious copper and succeeded so much he joined on of the force's most elite units.

    From the Met's Wolseleys to the Senators that patrolled the motorways, Ant's love of cars shines through. This is a fascinating read for anyone who loves cars, races or modern history.
    • £6.99
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  • Drive: The Definitive History of Motoring

    DK

    Product Code: DRVE
    Hardback
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    Rev up for a truly exciting read... DK's Drive offers a definitive history of motoring that spans from 1985 all the way through to the present day.

    Written by petrolhead Giles Chapman and packed with facts, diagrams, illustrations and photographs, it covers everything from the public's initial reactions to the idea of a horseless carriage to the ways that cars might look and operate in the future.

    With emphasis on personal accounts and biographies of famous motor figures, this book covers how cars have become an essential part of modern life and how they are now faster, safer and easier to drive than ever before. It also looks at their evolution from being a means of transport into objects of desire and status...
    • £12.99
    • RRP £25.00
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