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            The Driver: True Life Adventures of an Underground Road Racer
              

            The Driver: True Life Adventures of an Underground Road Racer (Paperback)

            By Roy, Alexander

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            Offers an account of a fast and dangerous society that has long been off-limits to most of us. This memoir takes you on a 120 mph lap of Manhattan and tackles the Gumball 3000 and the Bullrun - the two most infamous road rallies in the world. It is filled with driving and the aut...hor's quest to win both for his late father and himself.
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            ISBN 9780091924904
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2009
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Driven
               

            Driven (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Paddon, Hayden

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            The explosive autobiography from New Zealand's most successful rally driver, Hayden Paddon.

            ISBN 9780369324443
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Driven: My Story
             

            Driven: My Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Paddon, Hayden

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            "In Driven, Paddon details the many highs and lows along the road to the top. He opens up about his struggles with bullying, depression and loss as a young man, and goes on public record for the first time about the 2017 accident in which a spectator was killed and his controvers...ial dismissing from the Hyundai Motorsport team in 2018. Its the real account from Paddon himself, in his own words, as he sets the record straight about his dramatic life on and off the road"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143774037
            Published NZ 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Sociology of the World Rally Championship: History, Identity, Memories and Place
              

            A Sociology of the World Rally Championship: History, Identity, Memories and Place (Hardback)

            By Naess, H.

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            Drawing upon interviews with key people in the World Rally Championship as well as trans-local ethnographic research, this book explores questions of commerciality and sporting identity, tackling the sport's controversial handling of the shift into 'the commercial age'. It is ess...ential reading on combining sporting heritage and commercial progress.
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            ISBN 9781137405432
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2014
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Caged Heat: The Wild World of Sprint Car Racing
             

            Caged Heat: The Wild World of Sprint Car Racing (Hardback)

            By Loxley, Tony

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            The most powerful, thrilling, and popular cars and drivers ever to race on dirt track ovals spring from these pages! Sprint car racing competition in and between the US, Australia and New Zealand has never been better than it is today. Sprint car fans are among the most loyal in ...motorsports, they are truly dedicated to the tracks, the drivers and the sport of racing in general. Sprint car racing has to be one the coolest aspects of motorsport, it is just the driver relying on his sixth sense and the car. Where else can you watch two or three drivers at a time get into a battle where lap after lap, corner after corner, they're just pulling slide job after slide job. There's nothing that can get the crowd more excited than watching that unfold and the art behind it. To watch sprint car drivers who know how to do that and to do it well is simply poetry in motion. 'Caged Heat' is a lavishly illustrated monograph that brings to life the adrenalin, the passion and the power of this thrilling and popular motor sport.
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            ISBN 9780980858976
            Published NZ 5 Sep 2016
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Peter Brock: Celebrating the Life of a Legend Through His Own Possessions, and the Photos, Stories and Insights of His Family, Friends and Those Who Knew Him Best

            Peter Brock: Celebrating the Life of a Legend Through His Own Possessions, and the Photos, Stories and Insights of His Family, Friends and Those Who Knew Him Best (Hardback)

            By Brock, Beverley

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            CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF A LEGEND THROUGH PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOS, MEMORABILIA AND INSIGHTS FROM THOSE WHO KNEW HIM BEST. Features private memories from family, friends and associates as well as memorabilia from Brock's personal estate u his first log book, a lanyard from a momen...tous race, a telegram from Malcolm Fraser, a Bathurst medal and more
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            ISBN 9780987308511
            Published NZ 15 Oct 2012
            Publisher Affirm Press
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            Audi Quattro: The Rally History

            Audi Quattro: The Rally History (Hardback)

            By Davenport, John; Klein, Reinhard; Foreword by Rohrl, Walter

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            "I was a fan of the Quattro even before I drove it for the first time.\" After more than twenty-five years, double World Rally Champion, Walter Rohrl, is still fascinated by the Audi Quattro. No other car has shaped and changed rallying more than the silver bullet with turbocharg...ing and four-wheel-drive coming from Ingolstadt. Already on its World Rally Championship debut at Monte Carlo in 1981, the Quattro turned the world of rallying upside down. After only ten snow-covered kilometres of the first special stage, Hannu Mikkola in the Quattro had caught and passed the helpless Lancia Stratos of Bernard Darniche, the winning combination in 1979. Superb traction and seemingly limitless power were the keys to its success that made the Quattro legendary and helped Audi to capture the hearts of thousands of fans. Author John Davenport, a former rally co-driver and team manager, experienced that era at first hand and narrates - rally by rally - the complete history of the Audi Quattro. How four-wheel-drive revolutionized the rally world, how Michele Mouton put the fear of God into manhood, and how Walter Rohrl made himself immortal in the Sport Quattro E2. The world-famous rally photographer Reinhard Klein followed the Quattro revolution around the globe and captured the mood of those days in an unforgettable way. In this high-quality book, he shows his most beautiful - some of them previously unpublished - pictures. A presentation of all the rally cars that Audi has launched - from the Audi 80 to the Quattros and the Coupe S2 - as well as a comprehensive statistics section - make \"Audi Quattro - the Rally History\" a book that everyone will want on their shelf.
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            ISBN 9783927458420
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2009
            Publisher McKlein Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Group 2: The Genesis of World Rallying

            Group 2: The Genesis of World Rallying (Hardback)

            By Davenport, John; Klein, Reinhard

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            After featuring the legendary eras of Group B and Group 4 rallying, McKlein Publishing has now dedicated a book to the early years of the sport. "Group 2 - The genesis of world rallying" is a comprehensive review of the 1950s and 1960s. Then rallying was a big adventure, capable ...of capturing the imagination and enthusiasm of a Europe that was rediscovering its romance with the motorcar. Rallies like the Monte Carlo, the Liege-Rome-Liege, the Acropolis, the RAC and the Rallye des Alpes were the jewels in the diadem of the sport. And new challenges arose like the East African Safari, the 1000 Lakes and the Tour de Corse. All these events tested the crews that entered them to the very limits of speed and endurance. If the cars were less sophisticated than those we are familiar with in the 21st century, the skills to drive them quickly were perhaps of a higher order. Certainly the stars of rallying from the period of this book are still well-known names sixty years later - for example, Erik Carlsson, Timo Makinen, Paddy Hopkirk, Eugen Bohringer, Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Pat Moss. The same applies to the legendary cars that changed the sport such as the Mercedes 220SEb, Mini Cooper, Porsche 911, Lancia Fulvia and Alpine-Renault A110. "Group 2 - The genesis of world rallying" is the first complete review of the sport in the period 1946 to 1972. Over 256 pages, author John Davenport, who was part of that era as a co-driver and journalist, tells the story of the evolution of a sport from being largely something for amateurs to one that was fully professional. It was a time of growth, excitement and adventure and is covered here by comprehensive annual reviews, interesting features - such as a report on the great long distance rallies of that era - and results from all rounds of the European Championship and the International Championship for Makes. All this is accompanied by the greatest McKlein images from that era.
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            ISBN 9783927458734
            Released NZ 31 May 2014
            Publisher McKlein Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Toivonen - Pauli, Henri & Harri: Finland's Fastest Family

            Toivonen - Pauli, Henri & Harri: Finland's Fastest Family (Hardback)

            By Illoinen, Esa

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            When rally fans hear the name Toivonen, they immediately think of breathtaking performances and glorious victories. But it is also hard to forget the accident on the 1986 Tour de Corse that took the lives of Henri Toivonen and his co-driver Sergio Cresto and which eventually brou...ght Group B rallying to an end. Henri was one of the most exceptional rally drivers in history. His inspiring performances in the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus, Opel Ascona 400, Porsche 911 SCRS and Lancia Rally 037 are all well-remembered. But it was the Lancia Delta S4 that really showcased Henri's ability with victories in the RAC and Monte Carlo rallies, the latter twenty years after his father's own triumph in the Principality. This book tells the fascinating story of the Toivonen family in rallying and racing. It starts with father Pauli's heroic drives in the 1950s and 1960s, including winning the European Rally title of 1968 at the wheel of a Porsche 911. It moves on to include the first exploits of the next generation on frozen lakes right up to the contrasting careers and fortunes of Henri and brother Harri in motor sport. Author Esa Illoinen immersed himself deeply in the Toivonen family history and spoke to innumerable friends and witnesses of those days. Amongst them were with Pauli's widow, Ulla, Henri's widow, Erja, and even Henri's 95-year old English teacher. The result is an intimate and touching portrait of Finland's fastest family, wonderfully illustrated by the best images from the inexhaustible McKlein archive.
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            ISBN 9783927458611
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2012
            Publisher McKlein Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Works MGs: Second Edition

            The Works MGs: Second Edition (Hardback, 2nd edition)

            By Allison, Michael; Browning, Peter

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            A Classic Reprint. The 2nd edition of this famous book is the authoritative story of all the MGs prepared and entered by the MG Car Company and its successors in international competition from the 1920s to the late 1960s. Covers both prewar racing and record-breaking attempts, an...d the postwar achievements of the BMC Competitions Department.
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            ISBN 9781787113657
            Released NZ 24 Oct 2018
            Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Classic Reprint
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