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    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

    not a car book. not even really a motorcycle book. not even about vehicle maintenance. but it is a great philosophical book that connects with the mind of a car/motorcycle guy.
    Honor. Courage. Commitment. Etcetera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcpokey View Post
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

    not a car book. not even really a motorcycle book. not even about vehicle maintenance. but it is a great philosophical book that connects with the mind of a car/motorcycle guy.
    I have often seen that but never got myself to buy a copy....
    "I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting, but it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." Douglas Adams

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    it wasnt what i expected when i read it, but i ended up making my wife read it, and trying to convince my father to read it... im not sure if he did ever read it though.
    Honor. Courage. Commitment. Etcetera.

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    Castrol Racing Drivers Manual isn't a bad read

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    To cover a wide range of subjects, I've found the Automobile Year series unbeatable. I have a 1957 edition, and the pictures and information available is incredible. You can pick up more recent books for very little, the first ones can be very expensive.
    For books focusing on single cars, there's really nothing that stands out as the best...
    Driving Ambition
    Talbot Lago
    Bucciali

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    Motor racing - the golden age

    Some truly stunning photography from when men were men and cars were Automobiles
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    About 15 years ago, I bought a book by Jackie Stewart about driving / racing techniques. God I loved that book, taught me a lot. I lost it a few years ago, I don't remember the exact name of the book. Anyone know what it's called? I want to get it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz_rocks_miami View Post
    About 15 years ago, I bought a book by Jackie Stewart about driving / racing techniques. God I loved that book, taught me a lot. I lost it a few years ago, I don't remember the exact name of the book. Anyone know what it's called? I want to get it again.
    Principles of Performance Driving.

    If you can't find one then I could scan mine for a dram per page
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    Principles of Performance Driving.

    If you can't find one then I could scan mine for a dram per page
    Why am I not surprised you know the book I'm talking about but also have it Peter? Knowing the title I'll look for it again, if I can't find it I'll let you know. How much is a dram?

    Who is the publisher BTW? Never mind: Hazleton Publishing.
    Last edited by taz_rocks_miami; 06-25-2007 at 04:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz_rocks_miami View Post
    if I can't find it I'll let you know. How much is a dram?
    It's a variable amount -- but always of Scotch Whisky "a glass of whisky"

    1/2 gill is the norm for us real men ( about 90ml )
    Last edited by Matra et Alpine; 06-25-2007 at 04:20 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    It's a variable amount -- but always of Scotch Whisky "a glass of whisky"

    1/4 gill is the norm for us real men
    Just a 1/4 gill? I'll have to teach you Scotts how to really drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz_rocks_miami View Post
    Just a 1/4 gill? I'll have to teach you Scotts how to really drink.
    Bwahaha, he edits to 1/2. Tsk tsk Matra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz_rocks_miami View Post
    Just a 1/4 gill? I'll have to teach you Scotts how to really drink.
    In two weeks time there is a party here. Come over and some of the farmers will really learn you drink. 25 beers is not extraordinary for them, they take it with ease

    By the way, i just got a very old book from the 80's called Achter de hekken van de autosport. The text is kinda lame, but the pictures are great Lots of 80's F1 cars and other classes ! Lovely stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz_rocks_miami View Post
    Just a 1/4 gill? I'll have to teach you Scotts how to really drink.
    damn you got in just as I realised and changed it to a "double"
    only ONE "T" in Scots
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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    Tourenwagen History, I am a racing cars fan.
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