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9781921874994

The Passion for Muscle Cars

The Australian Pursuit of Power: 1950-1980 Author: Wakely, Joel Code: 59897 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date: 01/12/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Now in Paperback. Following the success of his bestselling book, the Passion for Holden, Joel Wakely takes a personal look at the golden age of Australian car manufacturing and particularly the passion for the muscle cars that arose in the 1950s and reached its height in the 1970s.

9781925695953

Street Machine Legends: Volume 1

Author: Telford, Simon Code: 56914 Price: AU $29.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: BAUER MEDIA BOOKS Published date: 06/08/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

SINCE 1981, Street Machine has been the bible of Australias modified car scene, celebrating the best builds of the sport and the fanatics that create them. For this, Street Machines first book, weve chosen 60 of the best-loved feature cars to appear in the magazine during its first 20 years. We look at the significance of each build to the ......

9781925868098

The Passion for Utes

An Australian Obsession Author: Wakely, Joel Code: 56861 Price: AU $29.99 (was AU $49.99) Format: Hardback / 204 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date: 05/08/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Gathers dozens of stories about many of the ute models imported and produced since the 1920s. Includes the history of utes: Fords first true ute in the 1930s, the first all-Australian (Holden) ute in the early 1950s, and more recent highlights. With stories and photographs from dozens of Holden enthusiasts, this is a Holden book from the heart.

9781760790615

Collector Cars of Australia

Author: Stepnell, Ken Code: 52393 Price: AU $45.00 Format: Hardback / 368 pages Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS Published date: 01/12/2018 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

For the first time ever, one of the most sought-after collections of Australian collector car photographs has been published. With many colour photographs, some never before seen this rare collection shows the variety of cars in Australia across all makes - from Dodge to Rolls-Royce, Rover to Chevrolet, Toyota to Ford and of course General ......

9781925403886

The Passion for Muscle Cars

The Australian Pursuit of Power 1950-1980 Author: Wakely, Joel Code: 51500 Price: AU $29.99 (was AU $49.99) Format: Hardback / 204 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date: 20/08/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Following the success of his bestselling book, the Passion for Holden, Joel Wakely takes a personal look at the golden age of Australian car manufacturing and particularly the passion for the muscle cars that arose in the 1950s and reached its height in the 1970s.

9780987105738

The Mad Scientist of Australian Hot Rodding: Rod Hadfield

Author: Hadfield, Allison Code: 51455 Price: AU $23.97 (was AU $39.95) Format: Paperback / 184 pages Publisher: RENNIKS Published date: 05/07/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A man with humble beginnings on the family farm, minimal formal education and no qualifications, but an enormous drive and vision. Along with a very smart, loyal and patient wife! He founded one of the most successful automotive small businesses in Australia, was the initiator of trends, creator some of the most radical, yet immaculately ......
9780975721292

A Maroubra Speedway Scrapbook

Recalling Sydney's local short-lived high-speed motor racing circuit Author: Boldison, Bill Code: 48982 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Paperback / 300 pages Published date: 23/06/2018 Availability: Sold Out

Long before Formula One, before the Supercars the hell men (and one or two women) of Maroubra, the speedway demons, risked life and limb for glory on a track surrounded by scrub and sand hills over the course of a few short years.

 

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Early Australian Automotive Design

The First Fifty Years Author: Darwin, Norm Code: 50863 Price: AU $44.96 (was AU $59.95) Format: Hardback / 350 pages Publisher: HAND PUBLISHING Published date: 15/01/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Early Australian Automobile Design is packed full of hundreds of photos, many have never-before been published. Includes details of designers, bodybuilding companies, Australian automobiles, drawings, sketches patents and illustrations. From renown author - Norm Darwin.

Covers:  Early ......

9780733638824

The Death of Holden, Updated Edition

The End of an Australian Dream Author: Kurmelovs, Royce Code: 49553 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 29/08/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
An extraordinary account of the impending closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide. More than the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream.
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Early Motoring in NSW from 1835-1905

Introducing Australia's Pioneer Motorists and Vehicles Author: Manson, David Code: 48966 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 213 pages Published date: 05/06/2017 Availability: Sold Out

This amazing book will tell you all about the steam driven stage coach which travelled our Sydney streets in 1835.

From then a procession of steam, petrol and electric vehicles were imprted by us, or even better, built by us until 1905 when of all people, "Banjo" Patterson aided by artist Lionel Lindsay, reported on our ......

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Red Dust Racers

The Centenary History of Lake Perkolilly and the Emergence of Motorsportin Western Australia Author: Graeme Cocks Code: 38325 Price: AU $249.99 Format: Hardback / 488 pages Publisher: ASTUTO Published date: 15/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

A local book about our own motor racing history. This new publication brings to life the forgotten history of the Stats oldest and greatest race track. From 1914, the dusty red claypan hosted speed record attempts as well as all manner of car, motorbike, bicycle and aircraft raced. This is the centenary history of Lake Perkolilli, the ......

9781921767203

Tasmania's Bygone Years of Road Transport 1950 - 1965

Author: L J Morley Code: 38331 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 284 pages Publisher: WELLINGTON BRIDGE PRESS Published date: 09/05/2016 Availability: Sold Out
Final book in the series. Tasmania's Bygone Years of Road Transport, Les Morley's latest collection of rare photographic material documenting the heritage of transport in Tasmania. Covering 1950-1965.
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Dead Ends and Duffers: Australia's Motoring Dead Ends and Duffers from

the Postwar Era Author: Gavin Farmer Code: 38368 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Paperback / 158 pages Publisher: ILLINGA BOOKS Published date: 15/03/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

 In the post-war years in Australia there were a number of cars that seemed to be good but for a variety of reasons they did not sell in the numbers expected of them. I have gathered 50 of these cars and described them in brief detail and tried to explain why they did not sell or were unsuccessful in our market. I am not deriding them as others ......

9781925236507

Deals on Wheels

Author: Chester Henchen Code: 38085 Price: AU $20.99 (was AU $29.99) Format: Paperback / 210 pages Publisher: BOOLARONG PRESS Published date: 01/11/2015 Availability: Sold Out
Following my first book “It’s Not Just About Cars” I continue to weave my family and friends through this story. Hopefully this book will be regarded as a time capsule, which is why I document prices and profits. This is not an ego trip, but a genuine effort to paint a picture of a businessman in a bygone era operating in a country town. I hope ......
9781925236071

Queensland's Motoring Dawn

Author: Richard McDonough Code: 38378 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Paperback / 414 pages Publisher: BOOLARONG PRESS Published date: 01/03/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Ever given a second thought to fuelling up at almost any street corner or buying your spare parts from a myriad of local suppliers? Perhaps you’ve been known to curse the state of our roads and the ever rising costs of running a car. Even questioning what the authorities are doing about it? Well spare a thought for those who started this ......

9781921767111

Tasmania's Bygone Years of Road Transport 1940 - 1950

Author: L J Morley Code: 33073 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback Publisher: WELLINGTON BRIDGE PRESS Published date: 01/07/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Third book in the series Tasmanias Bygone Years of Road Transport, Les Morleys latest collection of rare photographic material documenting the heritage of transport in Tasmania. Covering 1940-1950.

9781921767081

Tasmania's Bygone Years of Road Transport 1900-1929

Author: L J Morley Code: 33071 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 258 pages Publisher: WELLINGTON BRIDGE PRESS Published date: 01/07/2014 Availability: Sold Out

Tasmanias Bygone Years of Road Transport 1900 - 1929 is a brief history of early motoring in Tasmania. It wasnt until about 1910 that the motor car became accepted by the Tasmanian public and before this time it was considered to be a millionaires play thing.

9781921767104

Tasmania's Bygone Years of Road Transport 1930-1939

Author: L J Morley Code: 33072 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 258 pages Publisher: WELLINGTON BRIDGE PRESS Published date: 01/07/2014 Availability: Sold Out

Following on from Tasmanias Bygone Years of Road Transport 1900-1929, Les Morleys latest collection of rare photographic material documenting the heritage of transport in Tasmania.

9781743051153

Holden Days - From the Original 48-215 FX to the 1966 HR

Author: Don Loffler Code: 25894 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: 'Don Loffler has now written five outstanding books on Australia's Own Holden. Unlike many motoring enthusiasts, Loffler's interest in the cars comprises a deeper interest in Australian social and cultural history. For the first time, he looks at models made between 1956 and 1967 and explains why photos of the early cars ......
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The Gelignite Bugatti

Author: Damian Kringas Code: 25275 Price: AU $21.95 Format: Paperback / 158 pages Publisher: INDEPENDENCE JONES Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Sold Out
Publisher's notes: In 1925 two Type 39 Bugatti racing cars made their way to Australia. Like all grand prix Bugattis the Aussie T39’s became sought after by collectors and enthusiasts – but while one was preserved, the other would have a Ford flathead V8 fitted, campaigned by enthusiast and engineer, Jack Day, then sold to larrikin racer ......
978098061649

Aussie Godzilla - The R32 GT-R Arrives Downunder

Author: Damian Kringas Code: 24532 Price: AU $21.95 Format: Paperback Publisher: INDEPENDENCE JONES Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Sold Out
Publisher's Notes: In the three years Australia officially experienced the Nissan R32 GT-R in the early 90s, we as an auto-loving nation would never be the same. Australia would be the only country outside Japan to have the honour and for Nissan Australia it was a period of corporate turmoil and they, as a brand, would also never be the ......
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Classic Australian Touring Car Races Vol 10 DVD

Author: Chevron Code: 24896 Price: AU $34.95 Format: DVD / 120 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Producer's notes: The final years of Australia’s unique Group C touring car formula in the mid-1980s were dogged by controversy, back-stabbing, boycotts and bitter political brawls between competitors and the sport’s controlling body, CAMS. However, on the race track, this colourful period also produced some of the best tin-top racing ever ......
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Australian Touring Car Championship 50 Years

Author: Chevron Publishing Code: 24450 Price: AU $99.00 Format: Hardback Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Sold Out
The incredible story of the Australian Touring Car Championship and the V8 Supercar Championship Series. This huge 500-plus page book is the definitive history of Australian touring car racing, tracking the development of the championship from its humble beginnings as a single race on the Gnoo Blas circuit near Orange in rural NSW in 1960 to ......
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20 Years of VN Commodore DVD

Author: Chevron Code: 24897 Price: AU $34.95 Format: DVD / 120 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Producer's notes: The VN Commodore SS is a highly significant model in the history of high performance Holdens. Sadly, it never received the kudos it deserved over its short competition life, now 20 years ago. The second place the VN scored at Bathurst in 1991 is hardly remembered today, but it was against much tougher opposition than that ......
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Classic Australian Touring Car Races Vol 9 DVD

Author: Chevron Code: 22994 Price: AU $34.95 Format: DVD / 120 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/12/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Producer's notes: Classic Australian Touring Car Races Vol .9 revisits the 1981 Australian Endurance Championship races at Adelaide International Raceway (27/7/81) and Surfers Paradise International Raceway (1/11/81). This was the time when the legendary Peter Brock faced renewed competition from old rival Allan Moffat in his Mazda RX7, new ......
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Frank Gardner DVD

Author: Marc Schagen Code: 24409 Price: AU $21.95 Format: DVD / 95 mins Publisher: M & L SCHAGEN TRANSPORT Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Producer's notes: On the weekend of the 18th -19th September 1999, the HSRCA conducted a tribute race meeting to the multi-talented racing career of Frank Gardner OAM. Prior to that, at a special Club Dinner, Frank delivered one of his classic "discourses" before receiving a presentation from the Club. The occasion was captured on video ......
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The Racing History of the Australian Ford Box Set DVD

Author: Chevron Code: 23646 Price: AU $69.95 Format: DVD Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The box set contains the following 4 DVDS: The Racing History of Ford Falcon XD/XE, The Racing History of Ford Falcon Hard Top, The Racing History of Ford Falcon GT-HO, The Racing History of Ford Mustang.

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The Mark Skaife Story DVD

Author: Chevron Code: 22036 Price: AU $34.95 Format: DVD / 72 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/12/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Producer's notes: In Australian motor sport, no one can boast a record that is comparable with Mark Skaife. With more wins in the Australian Touring Car championship than anyone else, a record equalling five Championship Titles, five Bathurst victories and more pole positions than any other driver except the great Peter Brock, Skaife is ......
9781921295171

Holden vs Ford

The Cars, the Culture, the Competition Author: Bedwell, Steve Code: 21875 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: ROCKPOOL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/08/2009 Availability: Sold Out
Holden versus Ford, Ford versus Holden, Red versus Blue, Blue versus Red, even the order in which you say these two precious words marks you for life as to which side of the white line you drive on. Going straight to the heart of what it means to be Australian, this book is a must- have addition to any Ford or Holden lover's bookshelf.
9780947076911

Three Diamonds Downunder - History of Mitsubishi Motors in Australia

Author: John Crawford Code: 25147 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 199 pages Publisher: MARQUE PUBLISHING COMPANY Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Sold Out
Originally produced as a promotional publication for Mitsubishi Australia, this new edition has been released on the open market. It is an excellent history of Mitsubishi in Australia, exploding many myths and explaining how the company developed over the decades since 1980, when Mitsubishi took over Chrysler Australia. It also covers the history ......
9781862548541

Golden Miles - Sex, Speed & The Australian Muscle Car (2nd Ed)

Author: Clinton Walker Code: 21982 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: Golden Miles is a book about cars, people and Australia in the late 60s and early 70s. With the energy and irreverent humour of a fanzine, the acuity of investigative journalism, and the eye of an art book, this new, expanded edition of Golden Miles explores the archetypal product of Australian suburbia - the muscle car.
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Buick - The Australian Story

Author: Eric North Code: 21269 Price: AU $79.95 Format: Paperback / 455 pages Publisher: ERIC NORTH Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Sold Out
This substantial book is a collection of facts, photos and anecdotes about Buick in Australia. It describes Buicks brought into Australia from the earliest imports in 1905 to the private imports of more recent years. Surviving cars from each period are shown with the number of imports for each year where known. The quality of photographs is ......
9781741751727

Special - The Untold Story of Australia's Holden

Author: John M Wright Code: 20656 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: BROOKLANDS Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Sold Out
Publisher's Notes: A book for all motoring tragics, this is a fascinating history of an iconic car - the FJ Holden - and the story of the extraordinary success of General Motors Holden. The FJ Holden. It's an unmistakable, much loved and unique symbol of Australia - right up there with the pavlova, Don Bradman's baggy green, or Christmas on ......
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The Racing History of the Australian Ford Falcon Hardtop DVD

Author: Chevron. Code: 20598 Price: AU $34.95 Format: DVD / 72 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The 1970s will always be remembered by Australian motor sport fans as the golden days for Ford. In 1972, the company radically changed its design mould, introducing a new fastback two-door body shape that became known as the Falcon Hardtop. What followed over the next seven seasons has become Australian motor sport legend. At its peak in 1977, the ......
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The Racing History of the Australian Falcon GT-HO DVD

Author: Chevron Code: 19378 Price: AU $34.95 Format: DVD / 75 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2007 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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The Racing History of the Australian Ford Mustang DVD

Author: Chevron Code: 18369 Price: AU $36.95 Format: DVD / 90 mins Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/07/2006 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The 1970s will always be remembered by Australian motor sport fans as the golden days for Ford. In 1972, the company radically changed its design mould, introducing a new fastback two-door body shape that became known as the Falcon Hardtop. What followed over the next seven seasons has become Australian motor sport legend. At its peak in 1977, ......
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