Shopping Basket Status
0 items = £0.00
AUTOMOTIVE & MOTOR RACINGAVIATIONCOLLECTABLESMARITIMEMILITARYMOTORCYCLESRAILWAYWORKSHOP MANUALS
 home | contact advanced search | help | preferences 
Post and Packing : UK £4.00 (or £2.00 for a single DVD), over £100.00 post free. NON-UK 20.00%, over £150.00 15.00% (Minimum £8.00)
SEARCH FOR A TITLE

AUTOMOTIVE & MOTOR RACING DEPARTMENT

Welcome to the AUTOMOTIVE & MOTOR RACING department. We currently have 3,430 titles by subject. Just select one of the subjects listed below and click 'go' to see the listing of titles.

CARS BY MARQUE
GENERAL INTEREST
HEAVY VEHICLES
MODELS
MOTOR RACING
MOTORING DVDs
TECHNICAL & RESTORATION
TRAMS AND BUSES
 

Bookmark and Share


Follow us on Twitter!


Follow us on Facebook!


Keep up to date with the latest releases
via our BLOG

 
JOIN OUR MAIL LIST
Get all the latest release info, hot off the press by joining our e-mail list. Just enter your email address in the box below and click the 'join' button.
 
 
ALL TITLES BY CATEGORY


AUTOMOTIVE & MOTOR RACING
3,430 titles in 186 subjects
AVIATION
2,501 titles in 108 subjects
COLLECTABLES
87 titles in 44 subjects
MARITIME
904 titles in 40 subjects
MILITARY
4,048 titles in 183 subjects
MOTORCYCLES
798 titles in 34 subjects
RAILWAY
1,813 titles in 128 subjects
WORKSHOP MANUALS
904 titles in 66 subjects
 
 

TERMS & CONDITIONS
Post and Packing : UK £4.00 (or £2.00 for a single DVD), over £100.00 post free. NON-UK 20.00%, over £150.00 15.00% (Minimum £8.00)

LATEST MOTOR BOOKS NEWSLETTER.



Prices other than UK Pounds are for guidance only. Actual charge will be in the local currency of your credit card, converted from UK Pounds at the time of despatch

Overseas orders are usually despatched by surface mail which can take 2-12 weeks depending on the destination. If you require a faster delivery service, please ask for an air mail quote on the checkout form. NOTE, some countries may make additional charges for duty or tax on shipments, please check before ordering. This does not apply to EU countries or North America.

Please note that on some occasions a book may be out of stock. We will always endeavour to obtain more copies to satisfy orders, although this may prove difficult with out of print titles.

In some cases, out of stock items may have a price change when re-ordered. In these cases we will advise of any differences before your order is despatched.
 
 

AUTOMOTIVE & MOTOR RACING > MOTOR RACING > RACING CARS
Jaguar C-type - The Autobiography of XKC 051 (Great Cars 9)


Philip Porter, Chas Parker
9781907085468
£55.00 save £5.00 (normal price £60.00)
Hardback * 320 pages

   

This glorious book tells the story of the celebrated lightweight Jaguar C-type, chassis number XKC 051, that Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt drove to victory in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours. The car went on to have a busy post-works racing career, first with Ecurie Ecosse, then with privateer drivers Bill Smith and Geoffrey Allison. Among its small number of collector custodians in later years, the names of Briggs Cunningham and Adrian Hamilton (son of Duncan) stand out. All this is covered in fascinating detail, supported by a fine collection of period photographs. Any Jaguar enthusiast will enjoy this addition to the ‘Great Cars’ series.

• Development of the C-type, focusing on the three lightweights of 1953 with thinner-gauge aluminium bodies, pioneering disc brakes and aircraft-style fuel tanks.

• The story of the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours told in full, with extensive illustration and behind-the-scenes insights drawn from period interviews with many participants.

• Action with Ecurie Ecosse in 1954 and early 1955, taking in 13 race meetings with drivers such as Ninian Sanderson, Peter Walker, James Scott-Douglas and Desmond Titterington.

• The privateer racing period: Bill Smith in 1955, the car repainted red, until his death while racing another of his cars; Geoffrey Allison in 1956, the car repainted white.

• Later life, first in America, where notable racer and collector Briggs Cunningham was the owner for 18 years, followed by a return to the UK in the hands of Adrian Hamilton (Duncan’s son) for over 20 years.

• Nearly 300 period images, many previously unpublished, supported by a portfolio of studio photography.

reviewed by

Related Titles :

 Porsche 917 : The Autobiography of 917-023 (Great Cars 2)
Author: Ian Wagstaff
ISBN: 9781907085215
more info..
£55.00 save £5.00 (normal price £60.00)
 Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase : The Autobiography of 2119 GT (Great Cars 4)
Author: Doug Nye
ISBN: 9781907085239
more info..
£55.00 save £5.00 (normal price £60.00)
 ERA : The Autobiography of R4D (Great Cars 6)
Author: J Mac Hulbert
ISBN: 9781907085406
more info..
£55.00 save £5.00 (normal price £60.00)
 Maserati 250F : The Autobiography of 2528 (Great Cars 5)
Author: Ian Wagstaff
ISBN: 9781907085383
more info..
£55.00 save £5.00 (normal price £60.00)
 Ferrari 250 GTO : The Autobiography of 4153 GT (Great Cars 7)
Author: Keith Bluemel
ISBN: 9781907085277
more info..
£55.00 save £5.00 (normal price £60.00)
 Jaguar Lightweight E-Type : The Autobiography of 49 FXN (Great Cars 8)
Author: Philip Porter, James Page
ISBN: 9781907085208
more info..
£55.00 save £5.00 (normal price £60.00)
 Lotus 18 : The Autobiography of Stirling Moss's '912' (Great Cars 10)
Author: Ian Wagstaff
ISBN: 9781907085031
more info..
£55.00 save £5.00 (normal price £60.00)