Motor Media specialise in Motoring and Motor Racing books and are based near Silverstone, England – the home of the British F1 Grand Prix.
On our website you will find a selection of the best motoring books, motor racing DVD’s, car brochures and scale models. You can also find us on Amazon and E-Bay, always with a competitive price and quick delivery.
You will also be welcome at our ‘real’ bookshop to while away an hour or two browsing the latest motoring books, rare out-of-print titles or watching the Le Mans 24 Hour highlights or some period footage of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows racing at Avus.
Ferrari produced some of the most beautiful, exciting, and successful prototype sports cars that competed for the World Championships during the epic period from 1962 through 1973.
Now out of print and hard to find. In super condition.
The third, and latest in this series of books on the Morgan Motor Company history. This one covers the Lawrence Tune Years 1961-1964, covering racing in the 60’s when the Plus 4 was at it’s height of success.
New large format edition of the definitive history of Jaguar’s E-Type replacement, the XJ-S. More a grand tourer than a sportscar, the controversially styled XJ-S offered a combination of supercar performance and grand tourer luxury. Includes rare photos of the prototypes that didn’t make production. The definitive international history of Jaguar’s classic grand tourer, the XJ-S, from inception until the end of production. Not only essential reading, but a great reference source for all owners and would-be owners. Includes really useful advice on buying, running and restoration. Includes 270 photos and illustrations. Period covered: 1976 to 1996. All Jaguar XJ-S models covered. Features: * The definitive history of the Jaguar XJ-S * The story from conception to the end of production * A high quality artpaper production, now in large format and completely redesigned * Covers all models, including those for international markets * Year-by-year, model-by-model evolution * Includes competition history * A must-have for all Jaguar enthusiasts * Includes 270 images, including rare shots of prototypes
Launched in 1958, as the successor to the ubiquitous Ferguson TE20, the Massey-Ferguson 35 was a product of the merger of Massey-Harris and Ferguson. It incorporated numerous improvements and new features and became massively popular worldwide. Its companion, the 65 model, was introduced shortly afterwards and was a larger tractor, offered with the revolutionary Multi Power system that gave 12 forward and four reverse gears. Durable and versatile, these tractors are still a practical proposition today, and even unrestored examples command high prices. Michael Thorne, author of Ferguson TE20 in Detail (2006; ISBN 978 0954998 13 4), continues the story as he describes the development of these models, the production versions and their capabilities, options and extras, conversions, implements and their use today.
The four-cylinder Austin-Healey 100 sports car had already made a big name for itself by the time the 2.6-litre six-cylinder 100/6 arrived in 1956. This came as a 2+2 seater, joined in 1958 by a two-seat version, and both were replaced by the more powerful 3000 model in 1959, again offered as a two-seater or 2+2, and available with disc brakes. The Mk II 3000, launched in 1961, could be had either as the limited-production 132bhp two-seater with triple carburettors and side screens, or as the less spartan 2+2 convertible with wind-up windows, and the final version was the 2+2-only1964 Mk III, now with 150bhp, a wooden dash and better appointments. All these “Big Healeys” are as much admired today as when they were new, and here marque expert Bill Piggott gives full details of correct specification and equipment for all these cars, backed up by in-depth colour photography of outstanding examples of all models and variants. Body panels, external trim and badging, paint colours, interior trim, dashboard, instruments and controls, under-bonnet components, engine and transmission, lamps, and other features right down to the tool kit, are all covered.
Between 1953 and 1980 the Triumph competitions department produced more than 150 ‘works’ competition cars for race and rally. These included TR2, TR3 and TR3A, the TR3S, TRS and Conrero race cars, Herald and Vitesse, TR4, 2000, Spitfire and GT6R, 2.5 PI, Dolomite and Sprint, TR7 and TR7 V8. In addition they prepared Standard Eight, Ten, Pennant, and Phase III Vanguard for competition. Viewed overall, what stands out as the remarkable feature of the work of the department was that they achieved such a degree of success with relatively ordinary production cars, from 803cc saloons upwards. Author Graham Robson was manager of the Standard-Triumph competitions department in the early 1960s and himself supervised the development and management of the works TR4s, Spitfires and 2000s. Here he provides information on each and every one of the works cars of the whole 1953-80 period, with details of their specifications, entries, drivers and careers, accompanied in nearly all cases by archive photographs. In addition there is specially commissioned colour photography of important surviving examples.
The Classic Car Auction 2013-2014 Yearbook covers the most important auctions from 1st September 2013 to 31st August 2014: 4.763 cars of 303 different Makes, illustrated by 903 color and b/w photos. Each car is listed with year, model, bodybuilder, chassis number, estimate, hammer price in GB£, US$ and €, sale date and place, lot number and auction house, and a short description; furthermore it reports the results in US$ achieved by the same car if offered at auction in the last 21 years. Considered by many “the Bible” in the field, the Yearbook contains the market analysis by the representatives of the most important auction houses, graphs and statistics of the last 21 auction seasons, the most coveted Makes, countries and periods, total auction sales turnover, percentage of cars sold, average price achieved by some iconic models and, at the end, the Top 5 cars and the overall Top 20 of the last 21 seasons.
Written from an insider’s point of view, Allan Scott, one of Tom Walkinshaw Racing’s senior managers, reveals for the first time the intrigue and secrecy of the intense battles on and off the motor racing tracks of Europe during the 1980’s. This Group A era was fought between Rover, BMW, Jaguar and Volvo in an all out effort to be the winning manufacturer.
Wooden-Bodied Vehicles – Buying, Building, Restoring and Maintaining provides practical advice for anybody who is contemplating the purchase, restoration or even the building of a wooden-framed vehicle. It will guide the reader around some of the common problems and pitfalls associated with such vehicles, while at the same time highlighting some of the techniques required to end up with a beautiful wooden vehicle of which they can be justifiably proud.
Combining a wide range of advice from highly skilled professional and home restorers, and the author’s own experience, the book gives tips, advice and techniques concerning the ownership and restoration of a diverse range of wooden-bodied vehicles, from small cars to buses. It covers the following:
- How to buy – choosing the right vehicle
- Dismantling a vehicle and cataloguing parts
- Stripping off old varnish and sanding
- Selecting the right wood
- Making templates
- Repairs and dealing with bugs
- Bleaching and preserving
- New builds and re-builds
- Colouring and varnishing
- Wood graining
After featuring the legendary eras of Group B and Group 4 rallying, McKlein Publishing has now dedicated a book to the early years of the sport. “Group 2 – The genesis of world rallying” is a comprehensive review of the 1950s and 1960s. Then rallying was a big adventure, capable of capturing the imagination and enthusiasm of a Europe that was rediscovering its romance with the motorcar.
This work is the first complete review of the sport in the period 1946 to 1972. Over 256 pages, author John Davenport tells the story of the evolution of a sport from being largely something for amateurs to one that was fully professional. It was a time of growth, excitement and adventure and is covered here by comprehensive annual reviews, interesting features – such as a report on the great long distance rallies of that era – and results from all rounds of the European Championship and the International Championship for Makes. All this is accompanied by the greatest McKlein images from that era.
With the rise of Amazon, EBay and Abe, the avid motoring enthusiast suddenly found a way to have a huge selection of books delivered cheaply to their door.
Over the past ten years the traditional bookshop has died. Readers have flocked on-line for lower pricing and quick delivery.
However, it turns out that buying books was an experience that many of us enjoyed. Quietly browsing the shelves? The knowledgeable assistant that can suggest the best material for that classic car that you have just bought? Or that interest in the Maserati 250F that was sparked by a visit to Goodwood Revival? Perhaps a book that you didn’t know existed?
Maybe delivery from a cost conscious warehouse is really not so important when your new book arrives in a re-cycled Jiffy bag with the corners bumped? Or that ‘fast delivery’ really means ‘in a fortnight once we have ordered a copy from the publisher’?
So, is there a way for a traditional bookshop to survive in the internet age?
Here at Motormedia we think that we have an answer.