- Building on over forty years of Dalton Watson automotive and related publishing, we are now producing many new and attractive books including recent ones covering topics such as Bentley, Maserati and Sports Car Racing in the South. Within the Icon series, there are popular books on Steve McQueen, The Beatles and more to come.
- Some earlier books, which have become collector’s items, are being revised and reprinted because of their continued popularity.
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- In some instances a UK Pounds price is also shown. This is the UK retail price for purchase from traditional store retailers.
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November 2012: Further copies of both the cloth-bound and leather-bound Talbot-Lago Grand Sport have now arrived in both the UK and USA are available for world-wide sales.
November 2012: Willem Oosthoek is awarded the Cugnot prize by the Society of Automotive Historians for his first book in a three volume series, Sports Car Racing in the South.
December 15, 2012: David Cross, author of Inside the Paddock, is the recipient of the International Historic Motoring Award for Publication of the Year, recently awarded in London.
December 15, 2012: Willem Oosthoek's next book, Sports Car Racing in the South 1959-1960 is now ready for printing within a few weeks.
February 1, 2013: The Maserati A6G 2000 by Zagato book is now printed and the first release will be at Retromobile, Paris from February 6, 2013. About 100 copies of the book are now (Friday February 1) being shipped in a special van from Budapest to Paris. Copies can be purchased directly at Hortons or Motors Mania. Walter Baumer will be signing at both locations. At Motors Mania, the hours of the signing are Wednesday 14.00 to 15.00 and Thursday 15.00 to 16.00.
Some of this Maserati A6G 2000 by Zagato delivery will be brought in our checked luggage to the USA in the middle of February. (If life as a publisher were more financially rewarding, we would have called Fedex).
Also for Retromobile, four advance copies of Sports Car Racing in the South 1959-1960 are being flown to Paris from Asia for examination and pre-delivery ordering.
Retromobile 2013 will also be the first time that the cloth-bound and leather-bound Talbot-Lago Grand Sport will be presented at the French Show and Peter Larsen and Ben Erickson will be actively present and signing copies.
During Retromoble, Peter Larsen will be attending the Society of Automotive Historians’ Dinner on February 5. February 6-9, Peter Larsen and Ben Erickson will be signing Talbot-Lago books at the stand of bookseller Motors Mania, stand C-47, from 14.00 to 15.00. From 17.30 on the 6th of February, Peter Larsen and Ben Erickson will also be signing books at the Sports Car Market gathering at the Jambon a la Broche Restaurant in the Retromobile hall.
February 3, 2013: Richard Harman is now concluding his work on every aspect of Briggs Cunningham and the cars he owned, raced and produced. This is for publication in September, 2013. David Styles and David Cross are also both in the final stages of their respective books on The Tuskegee Airmen and Beyond, and Around the Circuit.
February 4, 2013: Sports Car Racing in the South 1959-1960 book will leave China, per current schedule on February 25 with ETA US and UK port of approximately April 1st, ETA warehouse is approximately April 8th, 2013.
February 15, 2013 The regular edition Steve McQueen - A Tribute to the King of Cool book by Marshall Terrill is no longer available. Copies of the special edition are now available at US$75.
February 20, 2013 Maserati A6G 2000 by Zagato will be with the UK distributor by February 24 (some already available with Hortons). The USA shipment will arrive late March to mid-April in the USA. At present, only a few leather bound books are in the USA and no regular editions.
Author Walter Bäumer
This is the first book devoted exclusively to the Maserati A6G 2000 model with coachwork by Zagato, one of the most beautiful GT cars ever built. The cars were strong and successful contenders in the 2-liter class and were actively raced in the Italian GT Championship in the second half of the 1950s, winning their class in 1956 and 1959. The cars also participated in legendary races like the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Giro d`Sicilia.
Leather Bound edition:
In addition to the regular edition, there is a leather bound edition at US$450. Twenty-five copies are being made of which twenty-one are dedicated to the twenty-one cars. Current owners will be given the first option to purchase.
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Successor volume to the Cugnot Prize award winning Sports Car Racing in the South, 1957-1958
Available in early April 2013. Now arrived in the USA.
60% bigger than the earlier volume!