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The direct link for all books listed by Amazon for JW, which include the out of print titles and where to buy secondhand, can be viewed on the direct link. Or just go to books on Amazon, US or UK, and put in Jeremy Walton within the search field.
A selective and heavily biased list of websites for those who have published Jeremy's motoring books follows:
JW has completed three books for USA-UK based Coterie, who are best known for their Lotus and McLaren formula car books: affordable, beautifully presented, but sometimes prone to sub-editing omissions.
Most recent was Ultimate Drives, a selection of pre and postwar BMW icons driven including 328, 2002s and CS/CSL coupes, finishing with M1 in 1980. There was to be a volume 2 of more modern Bimmers and the text was 75% written for that before the publisher decided not to go ahead with the second volume.
Jeremy completed three Lotus titles for Coterie press (two editions of Elise and one of Esprit). Founder and outstanding photographer William Taylor has steered Coterie to cover a lot more than Lotus from their US and UK bases now.
"My work for Coterie was the summit of a near 40-year passion for Lotus products. The books reflect some amazing engineering feats on diminutive development budgets, told by the engineers from the Chapman era into the 21st century. Today Lotus are a lot more sophisticated, but the birth of Elise was as dramatic as any of their immortal Grand Prix champs."
Jeremy's BMW books, at least those in print and easily available, were published by Bentley Publishers of 1734 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA02138-1804, USA.
BMW 3 and 6 Series titles remain readily available, but their 1998 prize-winning edition of Unbeatable BMW is now firmly out of print. You can still buy from specialists, but it was expensive by 2010. Sadly, there is no work in progress on an update/replacement, although this has been discussed for more than ten years.
Tip: don't leave purchase of an obsolete book you really want more a year, as the original Unbeatable and the quattro titles commanded stinging prices as out of print items. We know, we had to buy back those titles for digitalization, plus a copy of Only Here For the Beer. Prices went from £50 upward and most originally retailed at £15 or less!
Mini Cooper & S,covering 998 Cooper:970,1071 & 1275S types is a born survivor that has covered at least four editions since it's original Osprey appearance in 1982.
Jeremy is particularly pleased that it continues to live a healthy publishing life in 2007. Now sold out of Motorbooks International, 792 Prospect Avenue,PO Box 1, Osceola, WI 54020-0001 USA.
AUTOSPORT FORUMS ONLINE – A former Autosport subscriber (1968- 2006) I found their site clumsy to access even with supposed privileges. That led me onto CRASHNET which I reckon is much more comprehensive. Excellent for motorcycle racing and saloon cars, but is now defaced with heavy advertising and promotions. So I’ve turned old fart and use the BBC BBC MOTORSPORT ONLINE
Been a member for more than two years, known it since founded by ex-Lotus factory manager, now with Alan Morgan familiar to me from our employment at Cars & Car Conversions magazine. Strong on events and good newsletter. Magazine useful, candid and a good blend between ancient and modern. Valuations service at £15 in October 2017.
Tel: 01362 691144/694459
The club for Westfield (Seven type) sportscar owners. Club magazine Westfield World is edited by Peter Osborne – also see stories about Westfield Build and Electric Westfield dragging in Barbados on our website.
AUTOWEEK, WINDING ROAD, and CAR ENTHUSIAST are my regular stops with Edmunds for detailed knowledge. AUTOCAR online is rather better than the current hard copy magazine (yes, I was a sad subscriber). On the old car online scene, I contribute regularly to Classic Motoring (was Classic Cars for Sale) and use it regularly with hard copies of Classic Car Weekly, Classic Cars, Classic Motoring and whatever catches my browsing eye in the shops, from evo, Classic & Sportscar or Octane. Motorcycles (Motorcycle News) and aviation or country titles alleviate any overload from the working need for all kinds of car mags.
Premier division complete BMW alternative models from Germany and performance/luxury equipment, plus excellent wines. Not a lot more you could want...
The American equivalent of Alpina for US Bimmer folk. I have not dealt with them, but those I respect swear they are premier league good guys...
AUDI DRIVER magazine.
Features comprehensive road tests of the latest models, detailed technical features, model histories, motorsport reports, news and products.
Specialists at looking after and selling to the current and classic Audi quattro owner, road or rally. Based in Somerset, West of England.
A good gateway to factory thinking this week.
The only place to visit to stay in touch with the Esprit today. Useful resources included cars and parts for sale and individual model histories.
Design, communication and imaging. For everything graphic design oriented, from brochures to websites (including this one)
Peter Osborne’s photographic albums
Best damn PR ship in Henley-On-Thames.
Stunning aviation photography including incredible low-level action shots from the Mach Loop in Wales.
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