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26th June 2019
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Classic Reprints from Veloce
Tales of Triumph Motorcycles & the Meriden Factory,  Inside the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Styling Department 1971 to 2001 and The Half-ton Military Land Rover

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Tales of Triumph Motorcycles & the Meriden Factory
Tales of Triumph Motorcycles & the Meriden Factory  cover
ABOUT THE BOOK
A Veloce Classic Reprint.
A delightful and often humorous account of life with the Triumph motorcycle company in its heyday. Hughie Hancox started work with the Triumph Engineering Company (manufacturer of Triumph motorcycles) in 1954 and, apart from a short break for national service, stayed with the company until its closed in 1974. In his time with Triumph, Hughie worked in the Experimental, Service, Product Road Test, Toolroom, Final Production Assembly and Service Repair Shop departments before joining the staff in the Service Office. He also served as a Technical Writer/Advisor/Customer Relations "Trouble Shooter." Even his National Service was spent with the "White Helmets" motorcycle display team! Here, Hughie tells the story of his life in the famous Meriden factory and of his many adventures with Triumph motorcycles and Triumph people and, by doing so, records the fascinating inside story of one of Britain's greatest motorcycle marques.

Tales of Triumph Motorcycles & the Meriden Factory by Hughie Hancox

ISBN: 9781787115491
UPC: 6-36847-01549-7

AVAILABLE NOW!

£19.99 (UK), $32.00 (US), $42.50 (CAN)

BULLET POINTS
• Stories from the factory shop floor in Triumph’s heyday
• A great read
• Many humorous antics recorded
• Hughie was also a member of The Royal Signals’ Motorcycle Display Team
• If you love classic Triumph motorcycles, you’ll love this book

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hughie Hancox spent most of his working life with the Triumph company and with Triumph motorcycles. Hughie was the world's best known restorer of Triumph motorcycles, Vice Chairman of the Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club of Great Britain and an International Concours judge. Hughie's restoration business was based in the city of Coventry and he lived in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England.
Sadly, Hughie Hancox passed away in August 2011.
Place of birth: • Hometown: Exhall • Nearest city: Coventry

SPECIFICATION
V5549 • Paperback • 25x20.7cm • 144 pages • 90 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787115-49-1 • UPC: 6-36847-01549-7

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Inside the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Styling Department 1971 to 2001
Inside the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Styling Department 1971 to 2001  Cover
ABOUT THE BOOK
A Veloce Classic Reprint.
From a small design team working on the Silver Spirit/Mulsanne, to becoming Chief Stylist, Graham Hull peels back the curtain on an idiosyncratic institution during his time at Crewe. Throwing light on a factory motivated as much by pride as the bottom-line, all of the projects – whether production, special commission, or aborted designs – are covered, and the often unique styling process is explored. This process was a key element in the resurgence of the dormant Bentley marque, that, with its fortunes on the rise, became the star of the Geneva Motor Show, attracting commissions from wealthy enthusiasts for totally bespoke vehicles. Founding fathers Royce and Rolls melded engineering with marketing, but as marketing took over, this union fractured. The drama of how this British institution was divided between BMW and VW, and how aesthetic design, never cherished by British management, was increasingly recognised, is fundamental to the story. The bewildering number of projects during the 1990s is a genuine eye-opener and a phenomena that demanded unique people, skills, and facilities. 

Inside the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Styling Department 1971 to 2001 by Graham Hull

ISBN: 9781787115477
UPC: 6-36847-01547-3

AVAILABLE NOW!

£25.00 (UK), $40.00 (US), $53.00 (CAN)

BULLET POINTS
• Unique insider’s story of styling Rolls-Royce & Bentley cars
• How special commissions saved the company in the 1990s
• Previously unseen renderings of special commission and concept vehicles
• Bentley’s extraordinary re-birth, from barely 3% of production to the entire factory
• Fly-on-the wall view of the VW take over

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Graham Hull, an early graduate from the world-famous Royal College of Art Automotive Design course, joined Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motors, Crewe, in 1971. He became Chief Stylist, responsible for both marques in the mid ‘80s, and was deeply involved in the spectacular re-birth of Bentley. He remained at Crewe after BMW bought Rolls-Royce, and VW bought Bentley, leaving in 2001.
Place of birth: Southgate, North London • Hometown: Nantwich • Nearest city: Manchester

SPECIFICATION
V5547 • Paperback • 25x20.7cm • 176 pages • 100 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787115-47-7 • UPC: 6-36847-01547-3

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The Half-ton Military Land Rover 
The Half-ton Military Land Rover   cover
ABOUT THE BOOK
A Veloce Classic Reprint.
The full story of the Half-Ton Land Rover 'Lightweight', packed with many previously unpublished facts and photographs. Covers all variants used in the UK and abroad. Invaluable to all would-be buyers, owners, restorers and modellers. Mark Cook was amongst the first to join the Ex-Military Land Rover Association and served in various positions, including Chairman and newsletter editor. Mark restored the only surviving Northern Ireland Armoured Lightweight, which is displayed at shows all around the UK.

The Half-ton Military Land Rover by Mark  Cook

ISBN: 9781787115453
UPC: 6-36847-01545-9

AVAILABLE NOW!

£25.00 (UK), $40.00 (US), $53.00 (CAN)

BULLET POINTS
• The first book dedicated to these fascinating and popular Land Rovers
• Abundance of previously unpublished facts and figures
• Excellent photographic study, most pictures never previously published
• Coverage includes prototype and pre-production vehicles, Series 11A and 3 models, and foreign Services use/variants
• British contract listing with military vehicle numbers cross-reference

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Cook was amongst the first to join the Ex-Military Land Rover Association and served in various positions, including Chairman and newsletter editor. Mark restored the only surviving Northern Ireland Armoured Lightweight, which is displayed at shows all around the UK.
Place of birth:  • Hometown: Milton Keynes • Nearest city: 

SPECIFICATION
V5545 • Paperback • 25x20.7cm • 192 pages • 192 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787115-45-3 • UPC: 6-36847-01545-9

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