Alpine Renault – the fabulous berlinettes

25th October 2013
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Alpine Renault – the fabulous berlinettes

A limited edition of 1500 copies

The berlinettes were fragile, beautifully designed, lightweight road rockets. For the first time, Alpine Renault enthusiasts around the world can read the complete history of these cars in English.
This important new book is not just for owners of Alpine Renaults, but for all those interested in rallying and its spectacular period of rapid development in the late 1960s and early '70s. Hear from the men who built the cars, some of the great drivers who became famous driving them, the team manager, the Rédélé family – creators of the car – and the mechanics who kept the cars going. The story covers the concept, the first cars, the early road cars, and their entry into competition on the European rallying circuit, with full charted documentary details.

The Alpine A110 berlinette was a car born to compete, born to win. This is its story.

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We have a limited supply of copies personally signed by author Roy Smith. Until our stocks are exhausted, signed copies can only be bought from Veloce’s website – – by requesting a signed copy during the purchase process. First come, first served!
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Alpine Renault – the fabulous berlinettes
by Roy Smith

ISBN: 9781845844042
UPC: 6-36847-04404-6


£75.00, $125

• Limited to 1500 copies
• The first comprehensive history of the ‘berlinette’ in English
• Dozens of previously unseen archive images of the cars in competition
• Reproductions of detailed homologation competition documents
• Unique look behind the scenes of the factory rally team
• Interviews and descriptions of the period from drivers and mechanics
• Charted record of all main competition results
• Data to help current owners locate components for their own cars
• Forewords by important players
• Period photographs in colour and mono

Roy Smith is a retired company director who has a life long passion for motorsport, and, since 1968, Alpine Renault in particular. He began writing in the 1960s for club magazines, mainly interviews with the notables of the time.

A 40-year business career in sales and marketing developed an attention for detail that proved essential for the preparation of works such as this and his previous books: an account of the first turbo Formula 1 car, and a two-volume history of the Alpine Renault Sports Prototypes.

Now a professional historic motor sport writer, Roy is once again writing another ‘first in English,’ with his usual desire to provide a good read to newcomers and hardened enthusiasts alike. He has written many specialist articles for magazines in France, and internationally as a UK historic correspondent.

Place of birth: Chichester, Sussex
Hometown: Aspley Guise
Nearest city: Milton Keynes

V4404 • Hardback • 25x25cm • £75.00 • 240 pages • 380 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845844-04-2 • UPC: 6-36847-04404-6

V4404 • Hardback • 25x25cm • £75.00 • 240 pages • 380 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845844-04-2 • UPC: 6-36847-04404-6

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