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Phoenix - The amazing emergence of this Riley Special from a sea of burned out wreckage (Paperback): Roger Fountain Phoenix - The amazing emergence of this Riley Special from a sea of burned out wreckage (Paperback)
Roger Fountain
R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For many years, Roger has had an ambition to build a Riley-based Special. He located the burned out remains of a 1934 Riley, destroyed in a barn fire, and decided there was just enough left of the car to use as a basis for his project. Now, after five years hard work and several major crises, he has turned a few rusty remnants of an 85 year old car into a beautiful piece of automotive art. This book tells that story.

Phoenix - The amazing emergence of this Riley Special from a sea of burned out wreckage (Hardcover): Roger Fountain Phoenix - The amazing emergence of this Riley Special from a sea of burned out wreckage (Hardcover)
Roger Fountain
R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For many years, Roger has had an ambition to build a Riley-based Special. He located the burned out remains of a 1934 Riley, destroyed in a barn fire, and decided there was just enough left of the car to use as a basis for his project. Now, after five years hard work and several major crises, he has turned a few rusty remnants of an 85 year old car into a beautiful piece of automotive art. This book tells that story.

National Express Coaches (Paperback): Keith A. Jenkinson National Express Coaches (Paperback)
Keith A. Jenkinson
R419 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R61 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although several coaching pools for express services were established in the late 1920s, it was not until 1972, three years after the formation of the National Bus Company, that a nationwide, fully coordinated express coach network came into being under the National banner. With coaches provided by the various NBC subsidiaries, National Express dominated the scene and continues to do so today despite opposition from other major operators. Over its forty-five years of existence it has introduced numerous innovative features and developed a motorway network of routes, some of which have been operated by double-deck vehicles, and has become a familiar sight across the whole of the UK. In this book, the history of National Express is covered comprehensively by author Keith Jenkinson in both text and photographs.

The Titanic - Disaster of a Century (Paperback): Wyn Craig Wade The Titanic - Disaster of a Century (Paperback)
Wyn Craig Wade; Foreword by John Chatterton; Introduction by Barbara Wade
R410 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R25 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this centennial edition of the definitive book on the "Titanic," new findings, photos, and interviews shed light on the world's most famous marine disaster for the 100th anniversary of the "Titanic"'s sinking.

On that fatal night in 1912 the world's largest moving object disappeared beneath the waters of the North Atlantic in less than three hours. Why was the ship sailing through waters well known to be a "mass of floating ice"? Why were there too few lifeboats? Why were a third of the survivors crew members? Based on the sensational evidence of the U.S. Senate hearings, eyewitness accounts, and the results of the 1985 Woods Hole expedition that photographed the ship, this electrifying account vividly recreates the vessel's last desperate hours afloat and fully addresses the questions that have continued to haunt the tragedy of the "Titanic."

Southern Coaches Survey - Pre-Grouping and BR Mk 1 Stock (Hardcover): Mike King Southern Coaches Survey - Pre-Grouping and BR Mk 1 Stock (Hardcover)
Mike King
R745 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R147 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Following on from the author's previous successful books on Southern coaches, this volume looks at an additional selection of classes of coaches that operated on the Southern Railway and the Southern Region of BR that have not so far been covered. The book concentrates on pre-Grouping and BR Mark 1 types, and each is examined in detail in separate chapters. The detailed text is supplemented with scale drawings, photographs, set/coach numbering and some details of the services they worked upon and areas in which they could be found. This volume is aimed primarily at modellers and the drawings reproduced at 4mm scale.

Practical Aviation & Aerospace Law Workbook (Paperback, 7th ed.): J.Scott Hamilton, Sarah Nilsson Practical Aviation & Aerospace Law Workbook (Paperback, 7th ed.)
J.Scott Hamilton, Sarah Nilsson
R577 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rail Railway Memories No.30 CHESTERFIELD, STAVELEY & the Hope Valley (Paperback): Stephen Chapman Rail Railway Memories No.30 CHESTERFIELD, STAVELEY & the Hope Valley (Paperback)
Stephen Chapman
R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Coventry Buses 1914 - 1946 (Paperback): David Harvey Coventry Buses 1914 - 1946 (Paperback)
David Harvey
R456 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R65 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although Coventry Corporation had been running a tram service since the 1880s, the Corporation's first bus services did not come into operation until 1914. The outbreak of the First World War that September, however, meant that the bus chassis built for Coventry by Maudslay were requisitioned by the War Office for Army use. When the war came to an end, new buses were ordered from Maudslay, and later from Daimler, and the service resumed in 1919. Bus services expanded during the interwar years, while from the 1930s tram services contracted. The death knell for the city's trams came with the infamous air raid of the night of 14/15 November 1940, which destroyed the infrastructure they required. Austerity buses and vehicles from other corporation departments were brought into the city to make good the losses from that night, and from more heavy air raids that hit the city in April 1941 and August 1942. In this book, David Harvey examines the Coventry bus fleet from when it first began in 1914 to 1946, when the final delivery of Austerity buses arrived in the city.

The Art of the Vintage Motorcycle (Hardcover): Serge Bueno The Art of the Vintage Motorcycle (Hardcover)
Serge Bueno
R1,036 R795 Discovery Miles 7 950 Save R241 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the most beautiful book of its kind: celebrating the art and design of the luxury motorcycle by presenting forty of the best-designed and most enduringly iconic motorcycles ever made, spanning half a century. The book showcases forty rare and exceptional motorcycles, from 1905 to 1956, presented in chronological order, illustrated with stunning studio photographs that present the machines as works of art and wonders of design in themselves. An international roster is featured: a 1905 Peugeot Factory Racer, a 1916 Indian Power Plus, a 1929 Majestic, a 1936 Excelsior Manxman, a 1951 Harley Davidson 750CC WR, a 1951 Vincent 1000CC Black Shadow, and a 1955 Triumph Tiger Cub, among others. Written by a motorcycle collector and expert, the book presents the history of the motorcycle through the most significant makes of all time. Each is accompanied by detailed images and texts covering the bike s background, legends behind the machines, feats of design and engineering, and tales of classic races, rallies, and motorcycle shows. The book is enhanced with reproductions of period ads and historic photos, evoking a sense of time and place.

Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom (Hardcover): Robert H. Gudmestad Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom (Hardcover)
Robert H. Gudmestad
R1,086 Discovery Miles 10 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The arrival of the first steamboat, The New Orleans, in early 1812 touched off an economic revolution in the South. In states west of the Appalachian Mountains, the operation of steamboats quickly grew into a booming business that would lead to new cultural practices and a stronger sectional identity.

In Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom, Robert Gudmestad examines the wide-ranging influence of steamboats on the southern economy. From carrying cash crops to market to contributing to slave productivity, increasing the flexibility of labor, and connecting southerners to overlapping orbits of regional, national, and international markets, steamboats not only benefited slaveholders and northern industries but also affected cotton production.

This technology literally put people into motion, and travelers developed an array of unique cultural practices, from gambling to boat races. Gudmestad also asserts that the intersection of these riverboats and the environment reveals much about sectional identity in antebellum America. As federal funds backed railroad construction instead of efforts to clear waterways for steamboats, southerners looked to coordinate their own economic development, free of national interests.

Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom offers new insights into the remarkable and significant history of transportation and commerce in the prewar South.

British Piers The Postcard Collection (Paperback): Nigel Sadler British Piers The Postcard Collection (Paperback)
Nigel Sadler
R418 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Few countries went through the level of interest and development of pleasure piers like the United Kingdom. Built during the Victorian age and early twentieth century, they hark back to a romanticised British coastal holiday - donkey rides on the beach, paddling in the sea and strolling along the pier partaking in the penny amusement arcades and the end of the pier show. Coastal towns often developed promenades along the sea front so that people could take in the sea air and would have easy access to the beach to gain the health benefits of salt water swimming. Some promenades were extended into the sea as pleasure piers. The National Pier Society record that ninety-nine such pleasure piers were built, but many dock sides and harbour walls also provided areas for tourists to promenade and adopted the title of 'pier'. This book takes the reader through the evolution of the pleasure piers, from their heyday to the often sad decline and demolition, using early twentieth-century postcards capturing the piers in their prime and, in some cases, capturing their mishaps.

Impermanent Ways 15 - Across The Shires (Paperback): Jeffery Grayer Impermanent Ways 15 - Across The Shires (Paperback)
Jeffery Grayer
R360 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R68 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Cars on Film - A Celebration of Cars at the Movies (Paperback): Giles Chapman Cars on Film - A Celebration of Cars at the Movies (Paperback)
Giles Chapman
R418 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R111 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cars on Film celebrates the car at the movies through a unique and eclectic collection of rare 'stills'. Cars have been an integral aspect of on-screen storytelling ever since the earliest cameras first rolled, highlighting suspense or humour as they transport characters from scene to scene. Car chases and car crashes have been staples in films from Hollywood to Pinewood, while several cars - the DeLorean DMC-12 in Back to the Future, the Dodge Challenger in Vanishing Point, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang itself - have achieved global fame after silver screen exposure. Award-winning car culture writer Giles Chapman has collected and conserved these rare images over many decades. Packed with pictorial gems, and many forgotten, bizarre or astonishing cinematic moments, this is the book film and car fanatics everywhere have been waiting for.

Hull to Bridlington Railway Through Time (Paperback): Mike Hitches Hull to Bridlington Railway Through Time (Paperback)
Mike Hitches
R419 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The stretch of railway line between Hull and Bridlington forms part of northern England's historic Yorkshire Coast Line (or the Hull to Scarborough line), which runs from Hull Paragon to Bridlington and Scarborough and is around 55 miles long. Since it was opened by the York & North Midland Railway in the mid-1800s, the line and its many stations have maintained many of their original features and much of their charm. Today, the line is operated by Northern Rail and there is much to see along the way - from the busy city of Hull to the Victorian seaside resort of Bridlington, including picturesque villages and pleasant market towns, as well as wonderful sea and countryside views. In Hull to Bridlington Railway Through Time, author Mike Hitches takes a journey along this historic route, showing the changes that have taken place over time and features that have remained the same.

Concept Cars: New Technologies for the 21st Century (Hardcover): Larry Edsall Concept Cars: New Technologies for the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Larry Edsall
R816 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R167 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Are we there yet?" A question very familiar to parents traveling with children in the car. But it also is a question anxiously being asked by drivers and their passengers during what we keep hearing is this transitional time of personalized, automotive transportation. Once we get there, we're told, our cars will be driving themselves. All we'll need to do is to tell the vehicle where we desire to be and then ride along as we are whisked along in a vehicle that emits no pollution, nor will it crash because it will be in constant communication with all the vehicles around it whether it is hurrying down the highway or simply carrying us to work or play, or school or the store. We aren't there yet, but those who produce our vehicles assure us that we are getting closer. One of the ways they make such assurances is to give us glimpses of that future in the form of concept or "dream" cars, 3-dimensional previews of where they see "there" to be. But more than shapes designed to draw our attention, these dream cars are just as much, perhaps even more so, about technological advancements. Such blending of design and engineering has accelerated in the 21st Century as automakers - those in business for decades and those quite new to the enterprise - seek to inspire customers with styling that can range from purely practical, small but roomy vehicles, to those that are sleek and sexy, but all of them showcasing technology designed to make driving safer, cleaner, and even more fun. The mission is to lower emissions, reduce congestion, even eliminate collisions while assuring the individual mobility that has made the automobile such a powerful and influential part of a modern life and lifestyle that is reaching into every geographic part of the planet Are we there yet? Not quite, but is book's aim is to offer a glimpse of what might be once we arrive.

Piers of the Hebrides & Western Isles (Paperback): Alistair Deayton Piers of the Hebrides & Western Isles (Paperback)
Alistair Deayton
R419 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R61 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Gigha in the south to Lewis in the north and St Kilda in the west, Alistair Deayton covers the piers of the Hebrides and other outlying islands in the companion volume to his West Highland Piers. Since the 1810s, steamers have provided a valuable service to the communities of the Western Isles. Sometimes operated by independent operators, and by the ships of McCallum, Orme, as well as David MacBrayne's vessels, each island was served by a regular service of steamers and motorships, as well as by the ubiquitous puffers, carrying cargo. Alistair Deayton has managed to accumulate a fascination collection of images of many of the piers, some in islands inaccessible and remote, showing how travel to and from the Hebrides was undertaken, even up to recent times. For some islands, small ferries served the steamers, which anchored off the calling places, until very recent years. Most of the piers of the Hebrides are shown here, with informative captions.

Polar Voyages (Paperback): Gordon Gray Polar Voyages (Paperback)
Gordon Gray
R525 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R79 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On a blustery, West Highland summer's day in the early 1950s, a black-hulled mail steamer ploughed its way northwards from Mallaig up through the Sound of Sleat between the mainland of Scotland and the Isle of Skye. The spray from its bow wave flew high up her sides and dark smoke was tugged from her bright red funnel by the wind. A small boy, aged about two or three, wearing a green knitted top and blue dungarees, sat on the warm deck peering through the rails, his face smiling widely with excitement. The gentle roll of the wooden deck, the smoke blowing from the funnel, the sea splashing past in the wake, the seagulls wheeling overhead squawking furiously and the mixture of strange smells all filled him with excitement and enthralled him. In one small boy a love of ships and the sea had been born. This love grew to embrace the Polar regions when, as a young schoolboy, he first saw the gracefully tough deep-sea trawlers that sailed to the far-off Arctic seas. He knew instantly that one day he wanted to go there himself.

London Routemasters in the Late 1970s and Early 1980s (Paperback): Mike Rhodes London Routemasters in the Late 1970s and Early 1980s (Paperback)
Mike Rhodes
R419 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R78 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Routemaster is the iconic London bus, recognised around the world. This pictorial account features previously unseen pictures of the ubiquitous RM far and wide throughout the network during the period 1976-83, which included the year of the Queen's Silver Jubilee, when twenty-five of the type were specially painted in an all-over silver colour scheme. By the end of this period buses formerly allocated to the country garages had mainly gravitated back to the central area, some of which saw further passenger service while others were converted to driver training buses. It was also around this time that London Transport began to dispose of its RMs in significant numbers.

London's Emergency Service Vehicles (Paperback): Dave Boulter London's Emergency Service Vehicles (Paperback)
Dave Boulter
R417 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R61 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whether your interest is police, fire, ambulance, or associated emergency and rescue services, this fully illustrated book of nearly 200 images captures central London's many 999 services going about their daily business. Photographed live from the streets of central London, many of the images vividly capture the drama of fast-moving response vehicles as emergency crews battle through London's congested streets. Complementing vehicles from the Metropolitan Police Service, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service (including the latter's cycle response unit and rapid response vehicles), are those of the British Transport Police, City of London Police, and Ministry of Defence Police. London's Air Ambulance high-speed road vehicles, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, British Red Cross Society, St John Ambulance and private ambulance firms are also highlighted. Mounted and marine unit sections of the Metropolitan Police are not overlooked, nor are their red-coloured Diplomatic Protection Group units and Special Escort Group motorcycles escorting very important people - including royalty. Dave Boulter offers a real flavour of the modern central London emergency scene, making this lavishly illustrated volume a must for anyone with an interest in emergency vehicles.

American Muscle Cars 2021 - 16-Month Calendar - September 2020 through December 2021 (Calendar): Editors of Motorbooks American Muscle Cars 2021 - 16-Month Calendar - September 2020 through December 2021 (Calendar)
Editors of Motorbooks; Photographs by David Newhardt
R310 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Swindon Works 1930-1960 (Paperback): Peter Timms Swindon Works 1930-1960 (Paperback)
Peter Timms
R512 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R78 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Swindon Works 1930-1960 is a fully revised and enlarged edition of Working at Swindon Works 1930-1960, first published in 2007. It describes various aspects of the famous railway works of the Great Western Railway, later British Railways Western Region. Despite the disruption caused by economic depression, the Second World War, nationalisation and the transition from steam to diesel manufacture, the 1930s through to the 1950s was, in many ways, the greatest period in the Works' long history. This book puts the company's range of output into perspective and records the means by which it was achieved, particularly from the viewpoint of the workers but also from that of the company as a business. As with most historical research, this account is made up of fragments from many varied sources, not least from first-hand recollections of those who worked 'inside'. This book, together with the companion In and Around Swindon Works, sets out, for the first time, a comprehensive account of this vast subject over a thirty year period. The author also confronts many widely held views and dispels some of the myths, one being that 'everything that can be written about the GWR has already been written'.

50 Aircraft That Changed the World (Paperback): Ron Dick, Dan Patterson 50 Aircraft That Changed the World (Paperback)
Ron Dick, Dan Patterson
R483 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The flying machines that pushed the boundaries of aerospace development. "A close-up survey of 50 of arguably the most remarkable and influential aircraft in aviation history.... Beautifully presented... this book will grace the coffee table of any aviation aficionado." -Airforce Magazine. In December of 2019, Vancouver-based airline Harbour Air took to the sky in a 1956 De Havilland Beaver retrofitted to fly on battery power. Eschewing aviation fuel and easily able to fly commuter distances, this old new plane took the first steps of 21st-century flight. 50 Aircraft That Changed the World is about exactly this type of flight revolution. Written by the authors of the widely acclaimed Aviation Century series, it profiles 50 of history's most influential aircraft and their pilots and designers. Now an aviation classic, the book has been reformatted to a smaller size but otherwise remains the same. It begins with the 1905 Wright Flyer III, and moves on to the birth of aerial warfare in World War I, the trailblazers of the interwar years, classic World War II aircraft, the jets of the Korean and Vietnam wars, modern commercial carriers, private jets, experimental designs and new combat fighters featuring stealth technology. Featured aircraft in 50 Aircraft That Changed the World include: Fokker E.111, Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP, Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega, Messerschmitt Bf 109, Supermarine Spitfire, Boeing B-17, Avro Lancaster, De Havilland Mosquito, Howard Hughes's Lockheed Constellation, Concorde, Learjet, Boeing B-52, Rutan Voyager. Hundreds of colour and archival photographs enhance the informative and entertaining text making this an ideal choice for aviation buffs.

Let the Zeppelins Come (Paperback): David Marks Let the Zeppelins Come (Paperback)
David Marks
R417 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Drawing on a unique collection of postcards and other period memorabilia, David Marks tells the story of the Zeppelin raids during the First World War. While the German Kaiser and his military advisers hoped that the Zeppelins would strike terror into the hearts of the British people, the book reveals that, despite their initial anger, frustration and demands for retaliation, the British proved to be immune to the Zeppelin as a terror weapon and even began to create comic postcards to mark their visits. Once the aircraft of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service had been deployed with ammunition that could bring down the Zeppelins, crowds of people would visit the crash sites to collect souvenirs from the wreckage - meanwhile, the Zeppelin-slaying pilots became overnight heroes. Drawing on the largest postcard collection of its kind as well as the author's expertise as a contributor to leading aviation historical societies, this book is a unique contribution to our understanding of the Zeppelin raids and their effects on Britain. Contextualising these often-comic postcards within the wider story of the First Blitz, David Marks demonstrates the power of their good-natured and simple humour in rallying morale, and reveals the stoicism and defiance that the British public displayed in the face of Zeppelin attack.

Mcqueen'S Machines - The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon (Paperback, New): Matt Stone Mcqueen'S Machines - The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon (Paperback, New)
Matt Stone; Foreword by Chad McQueen
R534 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R202 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

No other Hollywood star has been so closely linked with cars and bikes, from the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback he drove in Bullitt (in the greatest car chase of all time) to the Triumph motorcycle of The Great Escape. McQueen's Machines gives readers a close up look at the cars and motorcycles McQueen drove in movies, those he owned, and others he raced. With a foreword by Steve's son, Chad McQueen, and a wealth of details about of the star's racing career, stunt work, and car and motorcycle collecting, McQueen's Machines draws a fascinating picture of one outsized man's driving passion. Revised and updated from its original hardcover edition.

Drone Logbook (Paperback): Asa Drone Logbook (Paperback)
Asa
R86 R73 Discovery Miles 730 Save R13 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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