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Re: Book request...
« Reply #100 on: March 27, 2013, 05:23:19 AM »
Thanks a lot, Woodinsight !

It looks absolutely fantastic. Does it covers only the "new" cars of the day, or does it goes back to the very beginning, Benz Patent Motorwagen and all ?
Well I have to say that the majority of the coverage is of cars that were new at the time although there is mention/photos of older cars in some cases.
However there are a few pages devoted to the history of the motor car and there is a technical illustration of an 1897 Benz (see below).

There was also a weekly publication in 164 parts (with binders) that covered the history of the motor car named "On Four Wheels".
This was published in the 1970s by Orbis and also included photos and diagrams of many older cars and technical features.
You can try to find a bound set of those in 11 volumes although I don't know current prices.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #101 on: October 07, 2013, 11:35:00 AM »
Does anyone knows if this 'Mille Miglia Le classi Minori - The minor classes' book by Carlo Dolcini is any good?


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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #102 on: October 11, 2015, 03:42:03 PM »
It will be great a new book about Vignale.... ::)

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #103 on: October 12, 2015, 01:05:23 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #104 on: October 12, 2015, 04:16:14 PM »
Is it possible to have a signed copy?
I'd like to keep this tradition...

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #105 on: October 12, 2015, 11:57:43 PM »
This time I'm not the author. I can do that, but you should wait the next time I meet Mr. Zanellato.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #106 on: October 13, 2015, 04:04:24 AM »
I can wait.
But only if it's not much trouble for you.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #107 on: October 14, 2015, 11:47:57 PM »
Wonderful addition! Who/where do I give my money to??  8)

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #108 on: October 15, 2015, 02:11:12 AM »

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #109 on: October 31, 2015, 07:12:39 AM »
Me, as usual, on ilcammello.it

http://www.ilcammello.it/Libri/aesthetica/Vignale/vignale_e.html

After having planted the initial seed at the Societa Editrice Il cammello for his one, it’s really great to see it came to fruition! :thumbsup:

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #110 on: October 31, 2015, 07:50:30 AM »
Indeed! This book exists also thanks to our 75america that created the first good contact between Mr. Zanellato and me.

Thanks Alexander! And a copy for you is already on its way.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #111 on: November 22, 2016, 03:32:44 PM »
I'm not sure where to put it, but I try here:
I was wondering if anyone here knew about a book/old articles covering old BMW prototypes (i.e. from the late '70s and prior)?

And have anything ever been written about post-war coachbuilders in the UK (like Peel coachworks and Williams & Pritchard)?

 :)

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #112 on: November 22, 2016, 03:38:19 PM »
I have this one. It covers specials, prototypes and race cars from 1919 to 1991.
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #113 on: November 22, 2016, 03:40:38 PM »
Thanks. How complete is it? Does it covers things like this 520 coupe by Bertone?

http://www.autopuzzles.com/forum/2014-43/solved-neh-3662-bertone-bmw-520-coupe-proposal-by-gandini-1970/

(Which is one of the cars I'm interested in finding better pictures and more information about.)

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #114 on: November 22, 2016, 03:45:54 PM »
This Bertone proposal is not in the book, but there's another Bertone stketch from the fifties that I haven't seen anywhere else.

The book is 214 pages long, with mostly black and white pictures (usually one picture per car). It's not 100% complete but there's a great variety of vehicles in it.

It's not expensive (you can find it for 15-30 €) so it's worth the price.

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #115 on: November 22, 2016, 10:35:51 PM »
Thanks. I think I will take a look at it although I also have other books I've planning to buy (the one Alfa Romeo prototype book being one).

Still I would like to find some information about that Bertone coupé as well as information about Peel coachworks and Williams & Pritchard. Surely there must be some out there?

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #116 on: November 23, 2016, 04:02:48 AM »
I'm not sure where to put it, but I try here:
I was wondering if anyone here knew about a book/old articles covering old BMW prototypes (i.e. from the late '70s and prior)?

And have anything ever been written about post-war coachbuilders in the UK (like Peel coachworks and Williams & Pritchard)?

 :)

I suppose you know about this one?:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Z-British-Coachbuilders-1919-1960/dp/0954998162

It's due to be updated next year; I'll send you a picture and a link.  It might go past 1960, although not many of the Coachbuilders did...!
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #117 on: November 23, 2016, 04:27:20 AM »
I suppose you know about this one?:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Z-British-Coachbuilders-1919-1960/dp/0954998162

It's due to be updated next year; I'll send you a picture and a link.  It might go past 1960, although not many of the Coachbuilders did...!
The late Nick Walker covered so many coachbuilders in a couple of hundred pages that none gets a particularly comprehensive treatment, however I find it an interesting £20 worth. There is a mention of Williams & Prichard but only that it was one of the firms that former Corsica employees opened.

Who is doing the updated version?
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #118 on: November 23, 2016, 04:43:00 AM »
I've got the information at home Allan.
I'll post it tomorrow.
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #119 on: November 23, 2016, 12:04:47 PM »
I've got the information at home Allan.
I'll post it tomorrow.

It looks like it's the same edition to me.
Although it states "This enlarged and revised edition contains new entries and photographs" I can't see any difference between it and the 2007 edition, unless all the changes are inside, but it would be odd not to change the cover at least a bit...
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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #120 on: November 21, 2020, 07:30:07 PM »
What's the best book that specializes in brass era vehicles or, even better, a freely available pdf scan or a link of an universal database (not specialized in a certain country) of most vehicles belonging to this epoch?

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Re: Suggestions
« Reply #121 on: November 24, 2020, 12:09:36 PM »
What's the best book that specializes in brass era vehicles or, even better, a freely available pdf scan or a link of an universal database (not specialized in a certain country) of most vehicles belonging to this epoch?
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« Reply #122 on: November 26, 2020, 11:57:13 PM »
Thank you. I'm aware of this website and while it's filled with obscure and valuable brands it is incomplete.

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« Reply #123 on: November 27, 2020, 01:04:25 AM »
Thank you. I'm aware of this website and while it's filled with obscure and valuable brands it is incomplete.
It's impossible to make a 100% complete website :) There will always be something missing.
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« Reply #124 on: November 27, 2020, 01:09:32 AM »
Allcarindex, in my opinion, is the most extensive car reference