The Dunlop Company Limited has produced a new Dunlop Racing and Rally Tyre Booklet which contains up-to-date information on the Company’s full range of racing and rally tyres, together with data on dimensions and fitting. The descriptions cover currently available tyres, notes on compounds, inflation figures, a section devoted to Dunlop’s International Racing Service with pictures of the personnel, lists of Dunlop depots and Overseas representatives, useful conversion tables, addresses of International Airlines, and so on. The booklet is illustrated and is available free of charge, on mentioning Motor Sport, from the Racing Division, The Dunlop Company Limited, Fort Dunlop, Erdington, Birmingham, 24. It is something which every Competition Manager and amateur racing driver using Dunlop tyres should have around.
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Motel living is on the increase and a useful guide to such accommodation is “Goffs Guide to Motels in Great Britain and Europe—1969”. It is published by the United Trade Press Ltd., 9, Gough Square, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4, and costs 5s. as a 218-page, softcover publication listing motels in all European countries including Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, and sea and air ferries to the Continent.
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Authors of the calibre of Sedgwick and Posthumus have contributed to a new weekly encyclopaedia, “The History of the Motor Car”, publication of which was supervised by Lord Montagu. It is publicised as Britain’s first modern part-work to be completed in less than six months, No. 1 being due next month and No. 23, the last, in February 1970. Each part costs 45s. 6d. and consists of a popular approach to the history of road transport, illustrated with fine colour pictures printed in Italy. The project has been researched for more than three years at a cost of £150,000. Those associated with printing may be interested to know that although web-offset facilities were available it was decided to print on four-colour sheet-fed Rollands. Litho was done by Tecnilito of Turin, the wood-free cartridge paper was supplied by Cartiera del Sole of Milan, and the body type is 10-point Garamond on 11-point setting. By using saddle-stitch binding the cover plates are removable for framing. It remains to be seen whether the work is too popular in style for serious students of the subject—the history of Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, for instance, is regarded by the authors as a “light-hearted topic”—but the pictures will be worth seeing, with the proviso that many of the colour plates have been used before and depict present-day, not contemporary treatment, having been photographed largely in the museums at Beaulieu, Turin and Rochetaillee. There is no advertising but schemes for reduced-price admission to the Montagu Motor Museum, etc., are open to subscribers. A print order of 250,000 announced, with an expected further run of between 50,000 and 100,000, and distribution is in the hands of the New English Library; at least the paper trade will be delighted.