Interesting mainly for their colour plates, mostly of modern racing cars and motorcycles, are two Orbis Books volumes, “Racing Cars” and ‘Motor Cycles”, published by The Bodley Head, 9, Bow Street. London, WC2. Each costs £1.25.
“Car Numbers” by Noel Woodall (Garnstone Press, 59, Brompton Road, London, SW3, 90p) gives details of 3,000 unusual registration numbers and their owners, with a great many illustrations, from the controversial A 1 to ZZ 131. It will appeal to those vain enough to see some link between driver and number-plate.
Some outstanding colour pictures of traction engines and steam waggons will be found in “Steam Traction Engines, Wagons and Rollers”, by Brian Johnson, together with potted biographies of them. It runs to 180 pp. and is published by Blandford Press Ltd., 167, High Holborn, London, WC1, at £1.50.
A paperback, “Cortina Repairs”, by B. C. Macdonald, is available for 20p from Elliott Right Way Books, Kingswood, Surrey.
Motoring pages of 1898-1912, from the pages of the Illustrated London News have been bound into a one-issue magazine by NEL, Barnard’s Inn, Holborn, London, EC1, price 25p.
Ford cars and service
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Keeping track of it all
Sir, In only being motorsport aware' from the days of Mario and Ronnie in the Lotus 79,1 have much enjoyed your Track Test series looking at the older tracks which…