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  • Bikers' Britain

    Simon Weir

    Product Code: BIKR
    Paperback
    Hand-picked favourites
    Ride the country in style!

    From soaring mountains to windswept coastlines, the second edition of AA Bikers' Britain will inspire you to rev up your engine and explore 82 motorcycling routes (32 of which are new for this book) throughout our country.

    Designed in a wiro-bound format so that it can easily fit into a motorcycle tank bag and featuring a foreword from Charley Boorman, Simon Weir's book describes, reviews and rates a number of roads for motorbiking and offers clear and detailed maps of the routes, too.

    Covering the whole country, the book also provides information on biker-friendly places to stay as well as practical advice on preparing for a trip including information on clothing, safety and bike maintenance.
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  • The Grand Tour: Guide to the World

    Product Code: GRDT
    Hardback
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    Part-travel companion, part factually dubious encyclopedia and part scrapbook of a travelling circus, this The Grand Tour book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show.

    Inspired by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's travels filming the show, it's full of not-entirely serious guides to the countries they visited and also has them offering hints and tips on packing, passing through airports and breaking the language barrier.

    As well as the three presenters' unique takes on all the places they have visited, there are plenty of facts about cars for petrolheads to pore over.
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  • Porsche 911 (996)

    Adrian Streather

    Product Code: CBXBD
    Paperback
    STOP! Don't buy a Porsche 996 without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather's years of Porsche ownership. 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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  • Vintage Buses in Glorious Devon

    Roger Malone

    Product Code: CBYWL
    Hardback
    There is a head-turning charm about heritage transport. And where better to showcase such preserved delights than glorious Devon? This book is an affectionate endeavour to celebrate a bygone era. One kept vividly alive, and on the road, by the dedication of owner enthusiasts. Here buses visit the county's spectacular coastlines, climb towards rugged Dartmoor tors, and pass through picturesque towns and rolling countryside. In more than 200 images the author, Roger Malone, has set out to portray the vehicles in surroundings that are sympathetic to the subject, and which often seem timeless. As well as depicting a fascinating array of heritage public transport, his photographs convey much of the county's superlative scenery - a delight enjoyed by both Devonians and visitors alike. And so we roam from a magical, rain-shiny running night at Exeter to high summer on Plymouth Hoe; from a climb over the high moors to Princetown, to the genteel Regency resort of Sidmouth. Throughout the book old companies will revive old memories. Royal Blue, Grey Cars, Devon General, Western National - all seen across diverse locations from North Devon to the south coast as we journey on this colourful trip into the past.
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  • MGA 1955-1962

    Roy Crosier

    Product Code: CBXBB
    Paperback
    Judged by many to be the most attractive MG ever produced, the MGA is not only good-looking, but also fun to drive, coping very well with modern traffic demands. In this book you will find advice on choosing the right model, and discussion about potential ownership costs. Practicality and comfort are considered, allowing you to assess suitability for touring, and issues of legality, originality and roadworthiness are also raised. With information for a quick and easy condition evaluation, leading - if required - to a more serious one with a unique marking system, plus 100 colour photographs, this is a must-buy for anyone thinking of purchasing an MGA.
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  • Autopia

    Jon Bentley

    Product Code: CBRFR
    Hardback
    Cars are one of the most significant human creations. They changed our cities. They changed our lives. They changed everything. But in the next thirty years, this technology will itself change enormously. If Google get their way, are we all going to be ferried around in tiny electric bubble-cars? Or will we watch robots race a bionic Lewis Hamilton? And what about the future of classic cars? In Autopia, TV presenter and journalist Jon Bentley celebrates motoring's rich heritage and meets the engineers (and coders) who are transforming cars forever. From mobile hotel rooms to electric battery technology; from hydrogen-powered cars to jetpacks, Autopia is the essential guide to the future of our greatest invention. Fully designed with illustrations and photographs, this will be the perfect Christmas gift for car and technology enthusiasts everywhere.
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  • KTM X-BOW

    Thillainathan "Path" Pathmanat

    Product Code: BZHCL
    Hardback
    A dazzling tribute to the KTM X-Bow car - the world's first production sports car with a full carbon composite monocoque. To fully understand and enjoy this car, it can, and should be appreciated on many different levels: a racing car for the road, and a road car that can excel on the track; its unique composition and aerodynamic qualities; its design and aesthetics. This is a car that was brought to life by the virtually unlimited monetary resources of an industrial giant, steeped in motorsport, who demanded that it be technologically cutting-edge. The car was honed to perfection by arguably the finest racing car engineers in the world, for whom `best in class' was a minimum requirement. It is an objet d'art that can race in anger, or can transport in style. It startles, it fascinates, it wins. As Mr Toad (of Wind in the Willows fame) would undoubtedly have said, it is ''A Most Unusual Car!'' - we are lucky that this most unusual car, the KTM X-BOW, exists in our lifetime. This book details the design and development, the build process, racing history, and what it's like to live with and maintain an X-Bow, written by joint owners and enthusiasts, with the full cooperation of the designers and developers.
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  • Driving Like Crazy

    PJ O'Rourke

    Product Code: BFWOO
    Paperback
    Jump in and buckle-up. P. J. O'Rourke delivers his rapid-fire wit from the driver's seat of Buicks, Land Rovers, Harley-Davidsons and at least one Soviet army surplus truck. Driving Like Crazy is a hilarious collection of fender-bending pieces that career along at O'Rourke's full-throttle, breakneck Gonzo best...
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