Reference works for complete beginners in motorsport have become all the more necessary as the number of clubs, organising bodies, categories and regulations has expanded, no one-time saloon racer and journalist Terry Grimwood's declared intention is "to cut through some of the confusion that exists and provide a usable guide to competing with everyday road cars".
This he achieves with some success, listing the various disciplines and the various series open to those who cannot afford to own separate vehicles for commuting and racing, explaining the class structures and statutory safety requirements of each in turn, and listing useful addresses.
Nowhere else is the novice's budget range of options so clearly catalogued. The final quarter of the book gives tips on refitting a road car and setting up its suspension for competition purposes, as well as on racing techniques. There is also an introduction to the work of racing schools. Illustrated throughout in black-and-white and assuming very little knowledge on the part of the reader, this laminated paperback fills what appears to be a gap on the library shelves at reasonable cost. Unfortunately, by accurately presenting all the facts about administrative bureaucracy and required modifications it risks deterring some of the would-be competitors it seeks to attract to grass roots motorsport.
"1951 Studebaker Shop Manual Covering 10G and H Models" This original factory shop manual for 1951 Studebaker cars is the ultimate authority on bumper-to-bumper maintenance and repair. The text has all the specs and instructions you will need to get professional results on every job from body, brakes, tranny, cooling, electrical, powertrain, steering, suspension, to fuel systems. Diagnose every pop, screech, and shimmy with advice from the factory experts. Detailed cutaways and photographs give you know-how to get that perfect "cherry" look and feel right down to the last nut, bolt, and screw. If you own a Stude, you can't afford not to buy the only manual prepared by the General Service Department of Studebaker Corporation. The book is 1/2" thick, with countless detailed illustrations and complete electrical wiring diagrams. Covers all 1951 Studebaker cars, including Champion, Custom, Deluxe, Commander, Regal, State, and Land Cruiser. If you have a 1952 Studebaker car, you'll need this book plus the 1952 supplement. Buy now to own the best manual for your Studebaker
Modifications that work for road cars Introduces and explains the 4 aspects of performance Guides readers through alternatives, to enable good decisions. Applicable to all makes and models of car. Helps prioritise spending on modifications. Ensures your project car is one of the best. Ensures money isn't wasted on ideas that don't work.