Articles tagged Douglas Armstrong

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"Automobile Year-1976-77"

edited by Douglas Armstrong. 236 pp. 12 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in. (Patrick Stephens Ltd., Bar Hill,Cambridge, CB3 8EL. £16.50.) Among an increasing number of annuals that give detailed coverage of the previous season's motoring sport, the well-established Edita of Lausanne's "Automobile Year" stands out for its lavish production and beautiful pictures. 84 in colour and 421 in black and white in the...

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Book reviews

"Automobile Year 1978/79" Edited by Douglas Armstrong. 249 pp. 12½" x 9½" (Patrick Stephens Ltd., Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB3 8EL. £17.50). This famous annual, now in its 26th year, is produced by that high-class publisher, Edita of Lusanne, and the English version is available, as above. A truly de luxe approach to recording in word and picture the competition and other motoring events of last year...

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Books for the New Year

 The World's Racing Cars and Sports Cars  by Douglas Armstrong. 208 pp. 5 in. by 7-5/8 in. (Macdonald & Co. (Publishers), Ltd., 16, Maddox Street, London, W.1.  15s.) This landscape book of reference covers recent F.1, F.2 and F.3 racing cars, a solitary example of a U.S.A.C. Formula car, sports/racing cars, sports cars and high-performance cars. It devotes a page write-up to each, opposite...

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Book reviews

"Grand Prix Racing — 1906-1914" by T.A.S.O. Mathieson. 300pp, 11¼" x 10" (F.F. Publishing Ltd., 64, West Smithfield, London, EC1 9EE. £25.00)  Here is some extremely good news for serious motoring historians and book collectors. That great pictorial study of the French Grand Prix, the most important race of the day from 1906 to 1908 and after a break when voiturette contests took over, from 1912...

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"The Motor Car and Politics 1896-1970"

By William Plowden. 469 pp. 8 3/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (The Bodley Head, 9, Bow Street, London, WC2. £6.) These excellent books have appeared recently on what could have been dull subjects—Lord Montagu's and Anthony Bird's discourse on the history of the steam car reviewed last month, and Leonard Setright's coverage of the evolution of the piston aero-engine, and now this book about an aspect of the...

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Book reviews

"Motormania", by W. A. McKenzie. 248 pp. 8 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. Cassell & Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, WC2 45J. £3.00.) The reminiscences of those who have been associated with motoring, especially competition motoring, over a long span of years are usually irresistible. W. A. McKenzie was known to be writing his memoirs, of the times during which he was a newspaper motoring...

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The December Profiles

The pattern of the car "Profiles" edited by Anthony Harding has now clarified; they bombard us at the rate of six per month, each one costing 2s. and containing between 4,000 and 6,000 words by an acknowledged expert on a famous car or cars out of history. Colour drawings and a good selection of photographs are the primary appeal of these publications and each one contains a specification table...

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Automobile Year No.12.

"Automobile Year No. 12"Edited by Ami Guichard. 224 pp. 12-3/4 in. x 9-3/4 in. (English agent: G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., 1-5, Portpool Lane, London, E.C.1. 55s.) The lavishly-produced "Automobile Year" is still the best of these annuals, in spite of many imitators. It is beautifully printed and the advertisements, many of them in colour, are a complement to the editorial text and pictures. The...

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Book Reviews

"Automobile Year, No. 15" Edited by Douglas Armstrong. 268 pp. 12½ in. x 9½ in. (Patrick Stephens Ltd., Brooks House, Upper Thames Street, London, E.C.4,. 75s.) This luxury annual appears again in its accepted form, full of fine action pictures, colour plates, 33 of these, four as two-page spreads, the results of 1967's important races and rallies, John Davenport, covering the latter. These...

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Book Reviews

British Aviation—The Pioneer Years by Harald Penrose. 607 pp. 8-4/5 in. x 5-2/5 in. (Putnam & Co. Ltd., 9, Bow Street, London, WC2. 84s.) Yet another of Putnam's beautifully produced and illustrated books, this big volume is especially interesting because it concerns itself with the dawn of heavier-than-air flight in this country from the viewpoint of an author who was there and saw most of...

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